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What $1,700 rents in D.C. right now

See your options in neighborhoods like Capitol Hill and Glover Park

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: $1,700 a month.

The living room with white walls and a wall A/C unit. EASE Property Services
The kitchen with wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
The bedroom with carpeted floors, a wall A/C unit, and white walls.
The bathroom with floor and shower tiles, a toilet, and a sink.

A one-bedroom English basement apartment in Bloomingdale is available to rent for $1,700 a month. The living area is open plan and the kitchen features stainless steel appliances and abundant cabinet space. The bedroom is carpeted and there is an in-unit washer/dryer. Off-street, private parking is included with the rent. Metro buses are accessible on Rhode Island Avenue NW as well as North Capitol Street, and two small parks are within walking distance.

A bedroom with wooden floors, a sliding closet, white walls, a radiator, and a window with an A/C unit. Atlas Lane
A living room with wooden floors, white walls, a white fan, two windows, and a radiator.
A kitchen with parquet floors, a small white oven with burners, white cabinets, a radiator, and two windows.
A white sink, a mirror, lighting, towel holders, and a window in the bathroom.

In Capitol Hill, this approximately 450-square-foot one-bedroom apartment is rentable for $1,500 a month. The apartment gets lots of natural light through large windows and boasts hardwood floors throughout. The bedroom includes a sliding closet and the living room has an overhead fan. The building is a block from Stanton Park and within walking distance of several D.C. landmarks, including the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, and Union Station.

A furnished studio apartment with parquet floors, a rug decorated with a flower design, a bed with a striped beige comforter, two sitting chairs, a wooden table with skinny legs, and a bookshelf and a desk, both cream-colored. Zillow
Another view of the studio, with the kitchen and a large window in the background.
Another view of the studio, featuring the bed, a TV, and two white dressers.
The wooden roof deck of the building, with several green chairs and a green table, and large green trees in the background.

Available to rent for $1,500 a month, a roughly 450-square-foot, furnished studio apartment in Glover Park has parquet floors and storage space. The building abuts Glover-Archbold Park and boasts a shared roof patio. It is located on a quiet street about a 15-minute walk from restaurants and businesses on Wisconsin Avenue NW. The park offers hiking trails.

A living room with an olive midcentury modern chair with brown arms, a gray L-shaped couch, and a wooden table in front of them. Zillow
A double bed with two pillows and beige sheets, below a wall of wooden cabinets.
A paved parking space in the backyard. It is separated from an alley by pulldown siding.

This furnished, 500-square-foot one-bedroom apartment in Columbia Heights is renting for $1,700 a month. It is on the first level of a house and has its own private entrance. The living room features brick walls, track lights, and bookshelves. The bedroom, which is quite small, includes a double bed beneath wooden cabinets. The apartment walks out to a parking space in the fenced backyard that can also be used as an outdoor patio area instead. Metro buses on 14th and 16th streets NW are in walking distance, as are restaurants and bars on 14th Street.

A living room with white walls, various framed photos, a navy blue couch with pillows on it, a glass table with books on it, and a brown leather chair. Hibist Astatke
Another view of the living room, showing the front door, which has a glass pane, a window, and a desk with a chair.
The house’s fenced backyard. It includes a hard-surface patio, a grill, a table, chairs, and a grassy area. The side of the house is brick.

In Northeast’s Kingman Park neighborhood, this 600-square-foot one-bedroom apartment is renting for $1,650 a month. It was recently renovated and receives copious sunlight in the front and back. There are hardwood floors throughout and the home comes with private parking as well as a washer/dryer. The fenced backyard also features a patio, a grill, and a grassy area. H Street NE and the Stadium–Armory Metro stop are both in walking distance.


Which D.C. home would you rent for around $1,700 a month?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Bloomingdale one-bedroom English basement apartment
    (16 votes)
  • 47%
    Capitol Hill one-bedroom apartment
    (76 votes)
  • 6%
    Glover Park furnished studio apartment
    (10 votes)
  • 8%
    Columbia Heights furnished one-bedroom apartment
    (13 votes)
  • 27%
    Kingman Park one-bedroom apartment
    (44 votes)
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