Last week's look at Shaw's least expensive properties revealed that Shaw isn't a terribly inexpensive spot these days. That said, there are still some good deals to be found in the nightlife neighborhood of Adams Morgan. Eight of the ten cheapest properties on the market are under $300K. The tradeoff is that a lot of them are in the area's many co-ops. Take a look at the map to see where you can live inexpensively within stumbling distance of 18th Street and which of those studios and one bedrooms come with the co-op caveat.Read More
The Ten Least Expensive Properties On Sale in Adams Morgan
Studio at The Saxony
Asking price: $149,900
Size: 0-bed, 1-bath co-op, 450 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $333
The skinny: There are actually two studios and a one bedroom available, but keep in mind that The Saxony is a co-op and therefore, not for everybody. That said, how many small studios have a walk-in closet?
Studio At The Altamont
Asking price: $199,900
Size: 0-bed, 1-bath apartment, 378 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $529
The skinny: This is one of a few apartments on this map that are borderline Kalorama but get a pass for being so inexpensive. There's a walk-in closet here too and small pets are allowed. To be fair, who would want a large animal in a studio under 400 square feet?
1BR at 1820 Clydesdale
Asking price: $239,900
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath co-op, 630 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $381
The skinny: Much like its neighboring inexpensive studio, this is also a co-op, although at $425/month, the fees aren't terribly high. Also, check out the built in shelving.
Junior 1BR at Valley Vista Condos
Asking price: $249,900
Size: 0-bed, 1-bath apartment, 450 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $555
The skinny: This is more of a studio than a junior one bedroom, but without getting too caught up in semantics, it's also been completely remodeled. Plus, it's cat-friendly.
Asking price: $287,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath apartment, 600 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $478
The skinny: 600 square feet still isn't huge, but at least the building has a bike rack and additional storage to offer. Keep in mind that you'll be sharing washers and dryers.
1BR At The Mendota
Asking price: $289,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath co-op
Dollars Per Square Foot: N/A
The skinny: A condo is available with shelving and a fireplace for under $300K. Believe it. The trade-off for the detailed mantle piece and large bedroom is the itty-bitty kitchen and the fact that this, too, is a co-op.
Asking price: $299,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath condo, 580 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $516
The skinny: This also has a fireplace and a small-ish kitchen, but for a change of pace, it's not a co-op. Also, you won't have to share your washer-dryer with the neighbors.
Asking price: $299,900
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath condo, 535 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $561
The skinny: Environmentally conscious buyers will appreciate the new energy efficient windows, and social butterflies will appreciate that the common area is under renovation (so...it's getting there). And yes that is a built in organizer.
1BR at The Clydesdale
Asking price: $305,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath co-op, 900 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $339
The skinny: This condo just went on the market and while it's the first to ask over $300K, it's also significantly larger. Surprise, surprise, this is also a co-op.
Asking price: $319,999
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath co-op, 750 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $427
The skinny: This map might as well be called "The co-ops of Adams Morgan." This one is a little fancier with a roof deck and a gym, although the owner will still have to share laundry.