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What $3,000 rents in D.C. right now

See your options in neighborhoods like Takoma and Carver/Langston

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: $3,000 a month.


Two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments at the Flats at Atlas development in Northeast’s Carver/Langston neighborhood, near the H Street NE corridor, are rentable for $2,866 per month. The aesthetic is contemporary and the building includes a slew of amenities, from an outdoor swimming pool to an indoor basketball court. Numerous restaurants and bars as well as the X2 bus route and the D.C. Streetcar are within a quick walk of the development.

Lindsay Clark

This light-filled three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom semi-detached home in Takoma is renting for $3,000 a month. There are hardwood floors throughout as well as a finished basement. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and granite counters, while the back deck provides space for relaxing or entertaining. The neighborhood’s Metro stop is a 15-minute walk away.

880 P

At 880 P, part of the City Market at O development in Shaw, 672-square-foot one-bedroom units are renting for $2,965 a month. The finishes are modern and the units get abundant natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows. The kitchens have stainless steel appliances and there are wood floors throughout. The building features numerous amenities, including an expansive roof deck with panoramic views of D.C., several lounge areas, and music rooms.

Atlas Lane

In Capitol Hill, this two-bedroom townhouse close to Lincoln Park is available to rent for $2,900 a month. It features hardwood floors throughout, built-in shelves, laundry machines, and an outdoor patio. The kitchen, which has stainless steel appliances, and the bathroom have both been updated. The property is less than a 15-minute walk from Eastern Market.


Featuring exposed brick in some parts, this three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom rowhouse in Park View is renting for $2,950 a month. The kitchen has been renovated and includes stainless steel appliances in addition to granite countertops. There are porches in the front and back. The Columbia Heights and Petworth–Georgia Ave Metro stops are within walking distance.


Which D.C. home would you rent for around $3,000 a month?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Carver/Langston two-bedroom apartment
    (12 votes)
  • 8%
    Takoma three-bedroom house
    (12 votes)
  • 10%
    Shaw one-bedroom apartment
    (16 votes)
  • 56%
    Capitol Hill two-bedroom townhouse
    (84 votes)
  • 16%
    Park View three-bedroom rowhouse
    (24 votes)
148 votes total Vote Now