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What $1,500 rents in D.C. right now

See your options in neighborhoods like Carver/Langston and Takoma

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: $1,500 a month.

A living room with hardwood floors, a ceiling fan, and entrance door, and white walls. Nest DC LLC
A room with a hardwood floors, white walls, and a ceiling fan.
A room with hardwood floors, a ceiling fan, and a window air conditioning unit, and white walls.
A kitchen with white appliances and cabinets and a washer/dryer unit.

In Northeast’s Carver/Langston neighborhood, this one-bedroom apartment is renting for $1,450 a month. There are hardwood floors throughout, a galley kitchen with a dishwasher and washer/dryer, and radiators. The apartment comes with access to the shared backyard. The property is in walking distance of the H Street NE corridor and the National Arboretum.

The living room, with hardwood floors, windows, and beige walls. WC Smith
The kitchen, which has stainless steel appliances and wood cabinets.
A bedroom with hardwood floors and a window.

A two-bedroom apartment in Southeast’s Randle Heights neighborhood is available to rent for $1,365 a month. The apartment has roughly 900 square feet of space while the kitchen includes stainless steel appliances. There are also hardwood floors as well as wide windows. One of the bedroom closets comes with custom storage shelves. Anacostia Park is nearby.

The living room, which has hardwood floors, a radiator, and a window air conditioning unit. Revell Matt
The bedroom, with a closet and hardwood floors.
A breakfast nook with cabinets.
The backyard with grass and lawn chairs.

This 700-square-foot one-bedroom in Glover Park is rentable for $1,425 a month. There are hardwood floors throughout, plus a screened-in porch and a shared backyard. The kitchen contains a dishwasher and is connected to a breakfast area with cabinets. The property is within walking distance of restaurants and businesses situated on Wisconsin Avenue NW.

The kitchen has wood cabinets. The Normandie
The building gym has treadmills and exercise balls.
The building lobby, with marble floors.

In Takoma, a roughly 450-square-foot studio on Georgia Avenue NW is renting for $1,450 a month. The apartment has hardwood floors and large windows, while the Art Deco building features a gym and laundry. It is located across from the Walter Reed development project.

Living room with hardwood floors and an air condition unit. Zillow
The open kitchen with white appliances and cabinets.
The bedroom and hallways with hardwood floors and white walls.
The bathroom, which has white tile.

This one-bedroom English basement apartment in 16th Street Heights is available to rent for $1,350 a month. The apartment is located in a rowhouse near Metro bus routes along 16th Street NW and restaurants on 14th Street NW. The kitchen includes granite counters and white cabinets, while there are hardwood floors throughout. The unit has a washer/dryer.


Which D.C. home would you rent for around $1,500 a month?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Carver/Langston one-bedroom apartment
    (31 votes)
  • 6%
    Randle Heights two-bedroom apartment
    (10 votes)
  • 38%
    Glover Park one-bedroom apartment
    (56 votes)
  • 8%
    Takoma studio apartment
    (13 votes)
  • 25%
    16th Street Heights one-bedroom English basement apartment
    (37 votes)
147 votes total Vote Now