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What $3,400 rents in D.C. right now

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See your options in neighborhoods like Hillcrest and Adams Morgan

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: $3,400 a month.

A living room with a fireplace, a TV on the mantle, and wood floors. There is a ceiling fan overhead. Nomadic Leasing
A kitchen with hardwood floors, a ceiling fan, a stove, an oven, and a dishwasher.
A bedroom with hardwood floors and a ceiling fan.
A finished lower level with tile floors and a fridge.

This four-bedroom, two-bathroom single-family home in Hillcrest is renting for $3,295 a month. Across roughly 1,600 square feet, it has hardwood floors, a fireplace, an attic, and a finished lower level. The kitchen includes a dishwasher and lots of cabinet space. The home has a large fenced backyard, a deck, and a one-car garage. A Safeway is a quick walk away.

A living room with a green couch, a cabinet, and an illustration of Don Quixote. Zillow
A living room with an L-shaped beige couch, a coffee table, and built-in shelves.
An office area with an Apple desktop and several bookshelves.
A bedroom with a bed and hooks on the closet doors.

This two-bedroom condo unit on Swann Street NW in Dupont Circle is rentable for $3,400 a month. The unit receives abundant natural light and features two outdoor decks. There are built-in shelves throughout. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and the building is a 10-minute walk from the neighborhood’s Metro station. Restaurants are nearby.

The living area has a fireplace and wood floors. It also has built-in shelves. Zillow
The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and white cabinets.
One of the bedrooms walks out to a deck.
The deck overlooks a fenced backyard.

In Adams Morgan, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is available to rent for $3,300 a month. The apartment has a private entrance, plus a private balcony overlooking the fenced backyard. There is a fireplace in the living space and wood floors throughout. The home has a washer/dryer, while the kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances. 18th Street NW is close by.

The living room has a fireplace, built-in shelves, and a wood table with five wood chairs. Nest DC LLC
The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, wood cabinets, and black-and-white tile floors.
Another living space in the back also has a fireplace. It walks out to the backyard.
One of the bedrooms is large and staged with a small bed and a desk.

This two-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom Capitol Hill rowhouse is renting for $3,400 a month. It has hardwood floors and built-in shelves throughout as well as two fireplaces. The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances and multiple cabinets. The home comes with a fenced backyard, a deck, and a one-car garage. Eastern Market and Barracks Row are within walking distance.

A living room is staged with a couch, a chair, and a Christmas tree. It has large windows and a rug. Zillow
One of the bedrooms is staged with a big bed.
Another room has a standing desk and computer.
The hallway features wood floors and a small cabinet.

Downtown, this two-bedroom apartment is available to rent for $3,300. There are hardwood floors throughout and a fireplace in the living room. The apartment gets lots of sunlight and has an open kitchen. An indoor parking space is available for an additional $200 per month. The 14th Street NW stretch is in walking distance, as are Shaw, Logan Circle, and Chinatown.


Which D.C. home would you rent for around $3,400 a month?

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  • 11%
    Hillcrest four-bedroom single-family home
    (8 votes)
  • 31%
    Dupont Circle two-bedroom condo unit
    (22 votes)
  • 34%
    Adams Morgan two-bedroom apartment
    (24 votes)
  • 15%
    Capitol Hill two-bedroom rowhouse
    (11 votes)
  • 7%
    Downtown two-bedroom apartment
    (5 votes)
70 votes total Vote Now