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What $2,000 rents in D.C. right now

See your options in neighborhoods like Hill East and Foggy Bottom

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various D.C. neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $2,000 a month.

Karen Szala, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

In Hill East, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is available for $1,950 a month. The unit, which is pet-friendly, comes with hardwood floors and an updated kitchen. It is located about halfway between the Stadium-Armory and Potomac Avenue Metro stops and near the Congressional Cemetery. The building has a sizable garden with grills and seating.

RPM Metro DC

Just off H Street NE, a one-bedroom, one-bathroom basement unit is renting for $1,800 a month. The kitchen has been remodeled and there is recessed lighting as well as tile floors throughout. The listing touts a washer/dryer unit and advertises the “new Free Trolly” on H Street—also known as the D.C. Streetcar. Water and electricity are not included in the rent.

Oyingtare Youdeowei, Long and Foster Real Estate

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in Foggy Bottom is now rentable for $1,975 a month. It has hardwood floors and a spacious living room and bedroom with ample closet space. The building is just a couple of blocks from the neighborhood’s Metro station and it features a 24-hour concierge, a fitness center, and a rooftop deck that has Watergate views.

Omar Gonzalez, Smart Realty, LLC

Located on Georgia Avenue NW in Park View, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment becomes available on Nov. 1 for $1,850 a month. The design is modern, with large windows in the living room and dark cabinets in the kitchen. The building is near a growing number of coffee shops and bars, and both the Columbia Heights and Petworth Metro stations are within walking distance. The listing says the rent includes all utilities except for electricity.

Nomadic Leasing

In Woodley Park, a one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo unit is renting for $1,925 a month. It is filled with light and has hardwood floors. The bedroom is spacious and the kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances. The building is equipped with a laundry room. Animal-lovers will appreciate that the National Zoo is just a block away. Meanwhile, the neighborhood’s Metro station—located on Connecticut Avenue NW—is a little over a 10-minute walk away.


Which D.C. home would you rent for about $2,000 a month?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Hill East one-bedroom
    (31 votes)
  • 51%
    H Street NE one-bedroom
    (176 votes)
  • 6%
    Foggy Bottom one-bedroom
    (24 votes)
  • 18%
    Park View one-bedroom
    (65 votes)
  • 14%
    Woodley Park one-bedroom
    (49 votes)
345 votes total Vote Now