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D.C. rent comparison: What $2,000/month rents you near the Green Line

See your options near Metro stops like Navy Yard and Columbia Heights

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Washington, D.C. neighborhoods. This week is Curbed’s first-ever Transportation Week, which is a week-long focus on how we get around in our favorite cities. For this week’s Curbed Comparisons, Curbed DC will look at what rental options are available near the Metro’s Green Line. The price Curbed DC will focus on this week is $2,000/month.

↑ Only a block away from the Navy Yard Metro station, this 560-square-foot studio is on the market for $1,995 per month. This apartment is one of the smallest rentals on this list, but it does have some pluses. The building that this rental is in is F1RST Residences, which offers a very wide selection of community and rooftop amenities.

These amenities include an open-air, stadium-seating viewing area with an 80-inch television, a rooftop swimming pool, dog park, fitness center, and garage parking. From the rooftop, residents are also able to peek into Nationals Park. Inside the unit, itself, there are stainless steel appliances and USB charging stations.

Unfortunately, there are no photos of the studio, only photos of a one-bedroom unit, seen above.

↑ For $1,900 per month, renters can live in this lower-level apartment in U Street Corridor, near the many restaurants and bars that come with the area as well as a Trader Joe’s only a block away. With only 550 square feet of space, this is the smallest unit on this list.

According to the listing, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom rental comes with a washer and dryer and stainless steel appliances. The rent covers all utilities, and pets are allowed.

This apartment’s location is about a half-mile away from the U Street Metro station.

↑ In Park View, approximately a half-mile away from the Columbia Heights Metro station, this apartment is up for grabs with one bedroom and one bathroom.

The listing is pretty confusing about what the price is for this rental. While listed at $1,950 per month, the listing writes, “$1200 off first month?s rent! $1950/mo is the effective discounted rate average across 12 months; After the discounted first month, rate returns to $2050/mo.” Wait, what do they mean that it switches to $2,050 per month? Is it not $1,950 per month, as stated twice in the listing?

Curbed DC reached out to Nomadic Real Estate to find out that the monthly rate is $2,050 per month, save for the first month, which will cost $850. Water and trash are included in the rent.

The unit is located in a six-unit building with a patio, rooftop deck, and off-street parking. It’s described as “newer,” having been built in 2012. A washer and dryer is located in the apartment.

Sorry, cat and dog owners, but no pets are allowed in this unit.

↑ Yes, it’s another studio, this time asking $1,890 per month. The rent includes water, gas, and trash, according to the listing.

This unit spans 595 square feet with a washer and dryer and central heat and air conditioning. Furniture is included with the unit, including a king-size bed, futon, “dining set,” and an “entertainment center,” which is not fully elaborated on in the listing.

Some of the amenities in the property are a 24-hour front desk, rooftop terrace, and a fitness center. No pets are allowed in the building.

The Chinatown Metro station is a one-minute walk away from this unit, according to Google Maps.


Which listing would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 47%
    Navy Yard studio
    (67 votes)
  • 24%
    U Street Corridor one-bedroom
    (35 votes)
  • 19%
    Park View one-bedroom
    (28 votes)
  • 7%
    Chinatown studio
    (11 votes)
141 votes total Vote Now