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The Ten Cheapest Places On The Market In Columbia Heights

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Although the average rental in Columbia Heights has transitioned in the past seven years from "decently affordable" to "too damn high," owning in the popular nabe isn't nearly as outrageous. Yes, there are two $1 million+ properties on the market and a $35,000 parking space, but most of the less expensive properties are relatively spacious and under $400K. Yes, there are a few basement apartments and itty-bitty units, but check the map after the jump for details since some of these places have open houses coming up this weekend.

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1. 1BR Basement Apartment

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1441 Euclid Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

Asking price: $254,900
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 439 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $581
The skinny: Actually, as far as basement apartments go, this one gets a fair amount of light. If you want the parking space half a block away, that will be an extra $26,000.

2. Basement Apartment

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1439 Euclid Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

Asking price: $265,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 622 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $426
The skinny: This basement apartment is right next door to the other one. While not as aesthetically pleasing, it is also well-lit for a basement and far less cramped.

3. 1BR Apartment

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1513 Meridian Place Northwest
Washington, DC 20010

Asking price: $289,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 620 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $466
The skinny: For only $20/square foot more, you could move out of the basement and onto the top floor. The downside is the sloping roof that comes with living on the top floor. Still, this building is pet-friendly, has high ceilings and a pretty reasonable $150/month condo fee. Check out everything from the fireplace to the bedroom in this weekend's open house.

4. 1BR Apartment

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1108 Columbia Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

Asking price: $297,650
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 444 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $670
The skinny: This renovated space is also on the tight side, but with large windows, it makes the most of what it has. Also, the finishes and bathroom look expensive.

5. 1 BR Apartment

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1308 Clifton Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

Asking price: $309,900
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 512 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $605
The skinny: The price has actually dropped on this apartment with a private balcony. Also, this building has more in the way of amenities with a fitness room.

6. 2BR Basement Apartment

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1421 Columbia Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

Asking price: $324,900
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath apartment, 867 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $375
The skinny: This is a much larger space and although there's a walk-in closet and very nice finishes, this two bedroom is lit like a basement apartment.

7. 1BR Apartment

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1427 Chapin Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

Asking price: $345,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 572 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $603
The skinny: The listing photos are all blurry and terrible, but this place is in a pet-friendly place with a roof deck and extra storage.

8. 1BR Apartment

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1417 Newton Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20010

Asking price: $349,500
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 620 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $564
The skinny: Perhaps the coolest thing about this 1BR in Newton Hall is the rooftop terrace. However, the fact that this building is pet-friendly and that there's a community room for bicycles is also pretty cool.

9. 2BR Apartment

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2600 Sherman Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

Asking price: $359,500
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath apartment, 696 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $517
The skinny: There's an open house this weekend for this pet-friendly two bedroom. Also, the flatscreen TV is already installed, so leave yours in storage.

10. 2BR Apartment

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1419 Clifton Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

Asking price: $449,000
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath apartment, 822 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $546
The skinny: While there are a few cheaper rooms in some of the buildings that have already been mentioned, this is where the Columbia Heights properties start to take a turn upward. In fact, there's garage parking and an installed surround system.

1. 1BR Basement Apartment

1441 Euclid Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

Asking price: $254,900
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 439 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $581
The skinny: Actually, as far as basement apartments go, this one gets a fair amount of light. If you want the parking space half a block away, that will be an extra $26,000.

1441 Euclid Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

2. Basement Apartment

1439 Euclid Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

Asking price: $265,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 622 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $426
The skinny: This basement apartment is right next door to the other one. While not as aesthetically pleasing, it is also well-lit for a basement and far less cramped.

1439 Euclid Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

3. 1BR Apartment

1513 Meridian Place Northwest, Washington, DC 20010

Asking price: $289,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 620 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $466
The skinny: For only $20/square foot more, you could move out of the basement and onto the top floor. The downside is the sloping roof that comes with living on the top floor. Still, this building is pet-friendly, has high ceilings and a pretty reasonable $150/month condo fee. Check out everything from the fireplace to the bedroom in this weekend's open house.

1513 Meridian Place Northwest
Washington, DC 20010

4. 1BR Apartment

1108 Columbia Road Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

Asking price: $297,650
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 444 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $670
The skinny: This renovated space is also on the tight side, but with large windows, it makes the most of what it has. Also, the finishes and bathroom look expensive.

1108 Columbia Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

5. 1 BR Apartment

1308 Clifton Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

Asking price: $309,900
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 512 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $605
The skinny: The price has actually dropped on this apartment with a private balcony. Also, this building has more in the way of amenities with a fitness room.

1308 Clifton Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

6. 2BR Basement Apartment

1421 Columbia Road Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

Asking price: $324,900
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath apartment, 867 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $375
The skinny: This is a much larger space and although there's a walk-in closet and very nice finishes, this two bedroom is lit like a basement apartment.

1421 Columbia Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

7. 1BR Apartment

1427 Chapin Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

Asking price: $345,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 572 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $603
The skinny: The listing photos are all blurry and terrible, but this place is in a pet-friendly place with a roof deck and extra storage.

1427 Chapin Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

8. 1BR Apartment

1417 Newton Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20010

Asking price: $349,500
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 620 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $564
The skinny: Perhaps the coolest thing about this 1BR in Newton Hall is the rooftop terrace. However, the fact that this building is pet-friendly and that there's a community room for bicycles is also pretty cool.

1417 Newton Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20010

9. 2BR Apartment

2600 Sherman Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

Asking price: $359,500
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath apartment, 696 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $517
The skinny: There's an open house this weekend for this pet-friendly two bedroom. Also, the flatscreen TV is already installed, so leave yours in storage.

2600 Sherman Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

10. 2BR Apartment

1419 Clifton Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

Asking price: $449,000
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath apartment, 822 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $546
The skinny: While there are a few cheaper rooms in some of the buildings that have already been mentioned, this is where the Columbia Heights properties start to take a turn upward. In fact, there's garage parking and an installed surround system.

1419 Clifton Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009