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

See your options in neighborhoods like Adams Morgan 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.

The open living space has modern appliances and finishes. There are large windows in the background. 1221 Van
The living space is furnished with a circular coffee table with a marble surface as well as a white L-shaped couch and an arched lamp.
The bedroom is staged with a tall bed with blue pillows. The room has a closet with sliding doors.
The bathroom features sleep white counters.

In Navy Yard, a one-bedroom apartment at the 1221 Van Ness building is available to rent for $2,445 a month. The unit features modern finishes and an open floorplan. The ceilings and windows are tall. The building, which is located near Nationals Park, the Yards Park, and the Navy Yard–Ballpark Metro station, has a fitness center as well as a rooftop infinity pool that overlooks the stadium. The Southwest Waterfront is approximately a 20-minute walk away.

The sunny living room has new wood floors and a ceiling light. William Restrepo
The kitchen has been updated with stainless steel appliances and white cabinets.
A room at the back of the house looks out to the backyard.
One of the bathrooms is carpeted.

This three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home in Anacostia is renting for $2,500 a month. It has been renovated throughout and is equipped with new stainless steel appliances, flooring, and air conditioner. With more than 2,000 square feet of living space, the home also includes a finished lower level. There is a fenced backyard and driveway. The neighborhood’s Metro station is under a 20-minute walk away and the Anacostia Community Museum is nearby.

The living space has hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows. There is a small balcony through a door. Dorchester West
The kitchen is included in the living space. It features track lighting and wood cabinets.
The unit comes with a balcony that looks over adjacent buildings.

This more than 650-square-foot one-bedroom apartment in Adams Morgan is renting for $2,400 per month. There are hardwood floors in the open living space, which includes a kitchen with a breakfast bar, wood cabinets, and track lighting. A small balcony is next to the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living space. The building is in walking distance of Meridian Hill Park, restaurants on 18th Street NW, and various Metrobus routes on 16th Street NW.

A single-family home with a screened-in porch in the front, at the top of a set of stairs. Shelly Parker
One of the rooms has a wall of windows and bamboo floors.
A bedroom includes a pitched ceiling and bamboo floors.
Another shot of the same bedroom as above.

In Langdon, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is rentable for $2,400 a month. The house features around 1,600 square feet of living space, including bamboo floors, stainless steel appliances, and a washer/dryer. It is equipped with solar panels as well as a screened-in porch. The bathrooms have been updated. The home is located near various businesses on Rhode Island Avenue NE in addition to Langdon Park, and the Woodridge Public Library.

This roughly 700-square-foot one-bedroom apartment in Woodley Park is renting for $2,395 a month. The apartment is a corner unit and has been updated, coming with a washer/dryer, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. The building is a block from the neighborhood’s Metro stop and in walking distance from the National Zoo and Rock Creek Park. It boasts a rooftop terrace as well as a gym. Parking and storage are available.


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

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    Navy Yard one-bedroom apartment
    (48 votes)
  • 6%
    Anacostia three-bedroom home
    (9 votes)
  • 19%
    Adams Morgan one-bedroom apartment
    (27 votes)
  • 10%
    Langdon three-bedroom home
    (14 votes)
  • 28%
    Woodley Park one-bedroom apartment
    (39 votes)
137 votes total Vote Now