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What $2,600 rents in D.C. right now

See your options in neighborhoods like Cathedral Heights and Eckington

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: $2,600 a month.

Scott Patterson

Just a few blocks east of the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress, this one-bedroom apartment in Capitol Hill is renting for $2,500 a month. The apartment comes with a private roof deck and a private entrance from the alley. It is split across two floors and includes oak floors throughout. There is an in-unit washer/dryer and utilities are also included. Both the Capitol South and the Eastern Market Metro stations are about 10 to 15-minute walks away.

Equity Residential

A roughly 950-square-foot Cathedral Heights one-bedroom apartment at the Alban Towers property is available to rent for $2,488 a month. The home has hardwood floors, a number of closets, and an office area. The building, which is near restaurants on Wisconsin Avenue NW, comes with a gym, an indoor lap pool, and a common roof deck. Gas and water are included.

Park Triangle

At the Park Triangle building in Columbia Heights, a one-bedroom-plus-den apartment is up for rent for $2,550 a month. The apartment has modern features and receives lots of natural light. The building is a block from the neighborhood’s Metro station and directly across the street from a Giant grocery store as well as the DC USA shopping center, which includes a Target. It’s also near numerous restaurants and businesses. Cats and small dogs are allowed.

Melanie Casanova

This two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in Eckington is rentable for $2,450 a month. It comes with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and a dishwasher. The kitchen and the hall feature skylights, and the master bathroom has a double sink. Also there is a balcony in the back. The NoMa–Gallaudet and Rhode Island Avenue–Brentwood Metro stations are both within walking distance. The rent includes water but not electricity.


In Foggy Bottom, this nearly 775-square-foot one-bedroom condo unit is renting for $2,600 a month. The unit has parquet floors and large bay windows facing K Street NW. The kitchen has been updated and there is an in-unit washer/dryer. The Foggy Bottom–GWU Metro stop is a little over a five-minute walk away, and the building is near Georgetown and downtown. It features a courtyard and a rooftop deck with city views. Utilities are included in the rent.


Which D.C. home would you rent for around $2,600 a month?

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    One-bedroom Capitol Hill apartment
    (55 votes)
  • 19%
    One-bedroom Cathedral Heights apartment
    (25 votes)
  • 5%
    One-bedroom-plus-den Columbia Heights apartment
    (7 votes)
  • 22%
    Two-bedroom Eckington apartment
    (28 votes)
  • 9%
    One-bedroom Foggy Bottom condo
    (12 votes)
127 votes total Vote Now