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What $1,600 rents in D.C. right now

See your options in neighborhoods like Chevy Chase and Southwest

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: $1,600 a month.

The living room has hardwood floors and two windows. There is a pair of French doors leading to the kitchen and dining area. Zillow
The galley kitchen includes a washer/dryer and a dishwasher as well as white cabinets.
The bathroom is tiled and has a shower-tub.
The entrance to the building boasts classical features and moldings.

A more than 400-square-foot studio apartment in Chevy Chase, D.C., is renting for $1,595 a month. The studio comes with hardwood floors throughout and both a washer/dryer and a dishwasher in the kitchen. There is also a big walk-in closet and a dining area. The building, which is located in walking distance of restaurants and businesses on Connecticut Avenue NW, features a fitness center, garage parking, bike storage, and additional laundry facilities.

The living room has hardwood floors and a stairwell leading upstairs. Nicole Edwards
The stairwell has a banister.
The kitchen includes dark wood cabinets, a microwave, and a stove.
The dining room has a chandelier.

This two-bedroom, one-bathroom townhouse in Southeast’s Fairfax Village neighborhood is available to rent for $1,500 a month. The townhouse contains more than 800 square feet of space as well as refinished hardwood floors and central air conditioning. The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, plus a washer/dryer. There is a small backyard behind the house.

The living room has hardwood floors and an archway that leads to the dining area. Frank Emmet Real Estate
The kitchen has tiled floors and a small gas stove.
The screened-in porch receives natural light and walks out to the backyard.

In Foxhall Crescent, this one-bedroom apartment is rentable for $1,600 a month. There are hardwood floors, a dining area, ceiling fans, a washer/dryer, and a screen-in porch. The unit, which is pet-friendly, is near Metro bus routes and businesses on MacArthur Boulevard NW.

The living room has parquet floors and wall-to-wall windows. Zillow
The living space gets good natural light and is painted with olive green walls.
The living space walks into the tiled bathroom.

This Southwest studio apartment is renting for $1,550 a month. It has wall-to-wall windows in the living space and parquet floors throughout. The kitchen is separate and the building features a fitness room, outdoor pool, and laundry facilities. It is located in walking distance of the Wharf and the Waterfront Metro station. Parking is available for an additional charge.

The living area has tiled floors and receives lots of natural light. Sergio Garcia
There is a washer/dryer and a closet in the living space.
The bedroom area has a closet and walks out to the backyard.
The kitchen has a gas stove, a refrigerator, and wood cabinets.

Renting for $1,600 a month along the H Street NE corridor, this one-bedroom English basement apartment comes with about 700 square feet and ceramic tile flooring. The bedroom has a walk-in closet and walks out to the backyard. There is a washer/dryer in the living space and pets are allowed. Restaurants and businesses are close by on H Street NE.


Which D.C. home would you rent for around $1,600 a month?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Chevy Chase studio apartment
    (35 votes)
  • 17%
    Fairfax Village two-bedroom townhouse
    (21 votes)
  • 9%
    Foxhall Crescent one-bedroom apartment
    (12 votes)
  • 22%
    Southwest studio apartment
    (27 votes)
  • 21%
    H Street NE corridor one-bedroom English basement apartment
    (26 votes)
121 votes total Vote Now