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What $1,700 rents in D.C. right now

See your options in neighborhoods like Brightwood Park and Chevy Chase

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: $1,700 a month.

The living space is open and has exposed brick. A dog is seen laying on a bed on the floor. The room is staged with modern furniture and features track lighting. Zillow
The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. Plants are seen in the corner window.
The bedroom is staged with a bed and has a closet with mirror doors.

Renting for $1,550 a month, this 600-square-foot one-bedroom apartment in Brightwood Park comes with hardwood floors throughout, an open living space, and exposed brick. It receives abundant natural light and includes granite counters in the kitchen area. There’s a washer/dryer in the unit as well. The apartment is near businesses on Georgia Avenue NW.

The open living space is carpeted and includes a kitchen with a kitchen island. Real Property Management DC Metro
There is a washer/dryer in the unit.
One of the bedrooms is carpeted and has tall windows.
A roof deck looking out to a church under blue skies.

A 700-square-foot one-bedroom condo unit in Capitol Hill is renting for $1,595 a month. The unit is carpeted and includes a washer/dryer. It receives good sunlight through tall windows and has an updated bathroom. The building, which boasts a shared roof patio, is a quick walk from H Street NE, Union Station, Stanton Park, and D.C.’s Northeast Neighborhood Library.

The living space has hardwood floors and track lighting. Kelly Southall
There is a cut-out in the wall to the kitchen.
The kitchen features a dishwasher and an electric stove.
The bedroom has a walk-in closet.

In Adams Morgan, this one-bedroom condo unit is available to rent for $1,675 a month. It has in-unit laundry, a dishwasher, and hardwood floors across about 500 square feet. The 18th Street NW corridor is just down the block, and the Dupont Circle Metro station is less than a 15-minute walk away. Meridian Hill Park and U Street NW are in walking distance.

The living room has parquet floors, a fireplace, and walks out to a small balcony. Athena Samuel
The kitchen has white cabinets and white appliances.
The bedroom also has parquet floors and two windows.

In Chevy Chase, D.C., this roughly 550-square-foot one-bedroom apartment is rentable for $1,625 a month. There are high ceilings and parquet floors throughout. The living room has a fireplace and walks out to a small balcony. The building is situated just east of Connecticut Avenue NW, which features various restaurants and businesses, and is near Fort Reno Park.

The living room has hardwood floors and a large window. Choice Property Management Services LLC
The kitchen includes wood cabinets and a door to the backyard.
One of the bedrooms has hardwood floors and two windows.
The front of the house has a grassy yard and a brick patio.

In River Terrace, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom rowhouse is renting for $1,695 a month. At nearly 1,250 square feet, it includes hardwood floors and gets lots of sunlight. There are numerous cabinets in the kitchen, a lower level offering a laundry room with a washer/dryer, and a deep backyard. The proeprty is close to the Anacostia Freeway and Benning Road NE.


Which D.C. home would you rent for around $1,700 a month?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Brightwood Park one-bedroom apartment
    (39 votes)
  • 32%
    Capitol Hill one-bedroom condo unit
    (47 votes)
  • 14%
    Adams Morgan one-bedroom condo unit
    (21 votes)
  • 16%
    Chevy Chase one-bedroom apartment
    (24 votes)
  • 10%
    River Terrace two-bedroom home
    (15 votes)
146 votes total Vote Now