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What $2,500 rents in D.C. right now

See your options in neighborhoods like Brookland and Anacostia

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: $2,500 a month.


↑ In Northeast, these two-bedroom, two-bathroom units at the Brookland Press community start at $2,447 a month. The units are split across two buildings called The Foundry and The Forge that take cues from the neighborhood’s industrial past and offer modern amenities, including stainless steel appliances. The project is up the block from the Metro’s Red Line.

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↑ Near Nationals Park, in Capitol Riverfront, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments at the Parc Riverside building are going for $2,363 a month. The building has high-quality finishes and what the landlord calls “resort-style amenities,” like a gym, a community rooftop, and a sleek lounge room. It’s under a five-minute walk from the Navy Yard–Ballpark Metro station.

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↑ For $2,500 a month, you can rent this updated three-bedroom, 2.5-bedroom house in Historic Anacostia. It has high ceilings, exposed brick, copious natural light, a backyard with a shed, and an unfinished basement for storage. The house is near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE and Good Hope Road SE, and the neighborhood’s library.

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↑ At about 680 square feet, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in Kalorama boasts a private 90-square foot terrace. The unit gets great light from southern exposure and has a renovated kitchen with granite counters. There’s central air, and the rent of $2,400 a month includes utilities. Restaurants in Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle are within walking range.


↑ A three-bedroom, one-bedroom house in Brightwood is renting for $2,500 a month. The house has front and back gardens, oak hardwood floors throughout, and a spacious master bedroom. It’s near Rock Creek Park, Georgia Avenue, and the Fort Stevens Recreation Center. An off-street parking spot is included.


Which D.C. home would you rent for about $2,500 a month?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Brookland two-bedroom apartment
    (31 votes)
  • 13%
    Capitol Riverfront one-bedroom apartment
    (18 votes)
  • 9%
    Historic Anacostia three-bedroom house
    (12 votes)
  • 36%
    Kalorama one-bedroom apartment
    (47 votes)
  • 16%
    Brightwood three-bedroom house
    (22 votes)
130 votes total Vote Now