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: $1,800 a month.
Located just a couple of blocks from the U.S. Capitol and even closer to other congressional office buildings, this 450-square-foot Capitol Hill studio is renting for $1,711 a month. There are hardwood floors throughout and the kitchen boasts multiple cabinets. Laundry machines are available in the building, and water is included in the rent. Union Station is roughly a 10-minute walk away, while Eastern Market is about 15 minutes away. Pets allowed case by case.
Rentable for $1,750 a month, a two-bedroom, one-bathroom English basement apartment in Bloomingdale features an updated kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, and copious closet space. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and granite counters, while the unit includes recessed lights and a washer/dryer unit. There is central air and a TV mounted on a wall. The home is a block from the neighborhood’s Crispus Attucks Park as well as multiple bus routes.
In Brookland, this two-bedroom apartment with front and back balconies is available to rent for $1,775 a month. The apartment includes a washer/dryer and a dishwasher, in addition to hardwood floors. (The bedrooms are carpeted.) The building is located on the 12th Street NE commercial corridor and also close to stores on Rhode Island Avenue NE. The Rhode Island Avenue–Brentwood Metro stop, served by the Red Line, is less than a 15-minute walk away.
This one-bedroom, one-bathroom lower-level unit in Georgetown is now renting for $1,800 per month. The unit is fully carpeted and includes a Murphy bed as well as a fireplace in the living area. There is an in-unit washer/dryer and a deep rear yard. The townhouse where the unit is located is just up the block from the M Street NW commercial area and close to Rose Park. The waterfront area, Dupont Circle, and Foggy Bottom are all within walking distance.
Downtown, near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, this one-bedroom condo unit is rentable for $1,775 a month. Situated on the seventh floor of its building, it gets great light. The kitchen features a dishwasher, microwave, and washer/dryer unit. (There is a common laundry area in the basement, too.) The bedroom is separated from the living area by French doors; the rent includes utilities. Shaw, Logan Circle, and Mount Vernon Triangle are nearby.
Which D.C. home would you rent for around $1,800 a month?
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Capitol Hill studio apartment
Bloomingdale one-bedroom English basement apartment
Brookland two-bedroom apartment
Georgetown one-bedroom lower-level unit
Downtown one-bedroom condo unit