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

See your options in neighborhoods like Truxton Circle and Mount Pleasant

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.

Luca Piccolo

In Forest Hills, this roughly 700-square-foot one-bedroom apartment is renting for $2,500 a month. It comes with a balcony off the living room and the kitchen has granite counters and stainless steel appliances. There is an in-unit washer/dryer as well. The rent includes an off-street parking space while the building is equipped with a gym and a roof deck with a pool. The Cleveland Park and the Van Ness–UDC Metro stops are under 10 minutes away on foot.

Taelor Salmon

A furnished one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in Penn Quarter that includes parking and utilities is rentable for $2,600 a month. The unit has a balcony and hardwood floors in the living space. It also has a washer/dryer, plus stainless steel appliances. The building is within a few blocks of four Metro stations and features a rooftop with views of downtown.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Reston Town Center

In Truxton Circle, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo unit is available to rent for $2,475 a month. It is on the top floor of the building and boasts an open floor plan and a renovated kitchen. There are hardwood floors throughout, an in-unit washer/dryer, and—in one of the bedrooms—a decorative fireplace. The building has a shared courtyard and is walkable to restaurants in Bloomingdale and Shaw. The latter’s Metro station is a 15-minute walk away.


This two-bedroom, one-bathroom English basement apartment in Mount Pleasant is renting for $2,450 a month. The apartment includes more than 1,000 square feet and is lined by windows. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, an eat-in bar, and marble floors. There is an in-unit washer/dryer. One of the bedrooms boasts an original exposed brick archway, and the apartment has front and rear entrances. The house in which it is located features a shared patio and is approximately a 10-minute walk from the Columbia Heights Metro stop.

Attache Corporate Housing

Renting for $2,580 a month, this furnished Dupont Circle studio apartment comes with bay windows, hardwood floors, and a king-sized bed. There is a washer/dryer as well as central air conditioning. The neighborhood’s Metro stop is just over five minute away by foot, and there are numerous restaurants and businesses within walking distance, including on 17th and 14th streets NW and Connecticut Avenue. Parking may be available for $270 a month.


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

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Forest Hills one-bedroom apartment
    (14 votes)
  • 28%
    Penn Quarter one-bedroom apartment
    (24 votes)
  • 25%
    Truxton Circle two-bedroom condo unit
    (22 votes)
  • 8%
    Mount Pleasant two-bedroom English basement apartment
    (7 votes)
  • 21%
    Dupont Circle studio apartment
    (18 votes)
85 votes total Vote Now