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What $2,800 rents in D.C. right now

See your options in neighborhoods like downtown and Benning

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: $2,800 a month.

The open living room has hardwood floors and modern light fixtures. It is staged with a table, a desk, a couch, and shelves with a TV on top. Zillow
The living room viewed from the opposite angle. In the middle, there is a wood coffee table on a rug.
The kitchen has granite counters and modern appliances.
The bedroom includes a den that can be used as a sitting area or office space.

On Massachusetts Avenue NW downtown, this one-bedroom condo unit is available to rent for $2,750 a month. The unit has hardwood floors throughout and large windows that let in lots of natural light. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and granite counters. In the bedroom, there’s a sizable sitting or office area. The building, which comes with a gym, a rooftop pool, and common areas, is just a couple of blocks from the Chinatown Metro stop.

The living room is staged with a high-back chair, a couch, and a coffee table. It is open to the kitchen, Zillow
The living room viewed from another angle. Along the window are three walls.
The bedroom is staged with a bed, a fan, and a bike.
The bathroom has tiled floors.

In Adams Morgan, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is renting for $2,800 a month. The open living space includes a kitchen with copious cabinets. There are hardwood floors throughout. The building is located within walking distance of the 18th Street NW commercial corridor as well as the Woodley Park–National Zoo Metro station (Red Line).

The living room has new wood floors and is staged with a couch and a rug. Charlene Fadirepo
The kitchen has white cabinets and a small dishwasher. It is staged with a small dining table and two chairs.
The master bedroom features two windows and is staged with a bed and wall photos.
The second bedroom is empty. It has wood floors.

This roughly 1,100-square-foot two-bedroom rowhouse in Shaw is renting for $2,650 a month. The home is a block from the neighborhood’s Metro station and has renovated hardwood floors. It is equipped with a washer/dryer and built-in shelves. Restaurants in Shaw and on the U Street NW corridor are within walking distance as is a public library.

The kitchen has modern stainless steel appliances and white cabinets. Cassandra Alston Cook
The living space has parquet floors and recessed lighting.
The bedroom features a large window that lets in lots of natural light.
The exterior of the house is made of brick and has a front porch.

This renovated four-bedroom, two-bathroom house in Northeast’s Benning neighborhood is available to rent for $2,800 a month. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, white cabinets, and a breakfast bar. There are parquet floors throughout, and large windows allow in abundant sunlight. A Safeway grocery and the Dorothy I. Height public library are nearby.

The open living space has hardwood floors and modern appliances in the kitchen. It is staged with a couch and multiple chairs. Park Road Courts
The kitchen has a granite island and stainless steel appliances.
The building lobby is modern and decorated with modern art.
The building courtyard is landscaped with plants.

A two-bedroom apartment in Columbia Heights is renting for $2,799 a month. The apartment comes with modern appliances, hardwood floors, and good natural light. The building is located within walking distance of the neighborhood’s Metro station as well as restaurants and businesses both on 14th Street NW and 11th Street NW. The unit has a balcony.


Which D.C. home would you rent for around $2,800 a month?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Downtown one-bedroom condo unit
    (19 votes)
  • 15%
    Adams Morgan two-bedroom apartment
    (18 votes)
  • 30%
    Shaw two-bedroom rowhouse
    (34 votes)
  • 9%
    Benning four-bedroom house
    (11 votes)
  • 27%
    Columbia Heights two-bedroom apartment
    (31 votes)
113 votes total Vote Now