Looking for a new place to rent, but don't know where to look? Curbed has you covered with the below map. To make this map, Curbed only looked at apartment buildings that are "hot" on the market, meaning that their units have leased at a very fast pace, gotten a lot of buzz in the news, and come with a variety of luxury amenities that outpace other residential developments. Feel free to make your own suggestion on what apartment building should be added to the Rental Heatmap by leaving a comment.Read More
Where to Rent in Washington, D.C. Right Now
1. City Market at O Street
This Shaw apartment building is known for having all of the best amenities, including an on-site grocery store, gym, spa, and "outdoor dog run." This "dog run" is otherwise known as a rooftop dog park with multiple fenced off areas catered to dogs of different sizes. Talk about swanky and unique at the same time. The apartments are sleek and modern with distressed wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and full-size washers and dryers. Even the design of the building is noteworthy as it won a 2015 Global Award for Excellence from Urban Land Institute. Rents start around $1,970.
2. 425 Mass Apartments
Washington, D.C. 20001
This Mt. Vernon Triangle apartment building was originally constructed for condos and comes with luxury amenities and a clear view of the Washington, D.C. skyline. Along with a rooftop swimming pool and grilling area, other highlights to this development include that it's pet-friendly and close to all the sites and sounds of Downtown D.C. Tesla owners will also be pleased to know that this development offers not one, but two electric car charging stations. Rents start around $1,830.
3. The Swift
Washington, DC 20011
This Petworth apartment building is fairly new, very inviting, and comes with a bounty of amenities. Tenants are able to take advantage of the development's on-site grocery store, fitness center, and rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the city. Other highlights include that the units are pet-friendly and LEED-certified Silver. Rents start around $1,680.
Washington, DC 20001
As Dorothy put it, "There's not place like home," and these Logan Circle luxury apartments emphasize that. At Holm, each unit features wide plank hardwood floors, Nest thermostats, in-wall USB outlets, and stainless steel appliances. As a bonus, the development offers a common roof terrace, community garden, and access-controlled, below-grade parking garage. Rents start around $2,250.
5. The Shay
Washington, D.C. 20001
This apartment building opened this past year with 245 luxury rentals, making it the seventh largest apartment opening in the city in 2015. Each unit is sleek and stylish with stunning views of the city. On select studios and one-bedrooms, tenants are also able to get the first one-and-a-half months free. Rents start around $2,270.
6. Avalon First + M
This high-rise apartment building in NoMa comes with three levels of below-grade parking and 1,500 square feet of retail. This building was named one of the most amenity-packed buildings by Curbed this past year for its fitness center, rooftop pool, outdoor cinema theater, and pet salon. On the units, they offer washers and dryers, a full-sized pantry in every kitchen, stainless steel appliances, and built-in bookcases in select apartments. Rents start around $1,900.
7. Cathedral Commons
These new Cathedral Heights apartments offer open concept floor plans, stainless steel appliances, designer lighting, and retail just around the corner. Extra bonuses include amenities like rooftop terraces, a 24-hour concierge, fitness center, and garage. The development is built to LEED Silver standards and comes with on-site Zip Car stations. Rents start around $2,600.
8. Rhode Island Row
What's better than living right next to the Metro? Having a variety of amenities like an outdoor pool and grilling area, 24-hour fitness center, and electric car-charging stations. Rents start around $1,830.
9. The Hecht Warehouse
The Washington Post called Ivy City "the next cool D.C. neighborhood you have never heard of." If interested in jumping on this neighborhood that's planned to become bigger in the next few years, check out the apartments at The Hecht Warehouse. These modern, renovated apartments come with over 250,000 square feet of brand new retail and amenities like a pool, yoga room, cyber cafe, and 24-hour concierge. Rents start around $1,820.