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  • 2416 K Street NW Studio-2 Beds Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 2 2416 K Street NW Studio-2 Beds Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 3
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    2416 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
    6 Units available
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    Circle Arms Apartments is conveniently located in the heart of Foggy Bottom.  We offer fully furnished studio and one bedroom apartment homes, bright shared laundry facilities, on-site parking, and a roof deck which overlooks Georgetown.  As a resident of Circle Arms everything you need and want is only steps away.  From countless bars, trendy restaurants and shops, the Foggy Bottom Metro, George Washington University, and GW University Hospital Medical Center, you will never have to go far to pursue your passions. At Daro, we are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status or responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, victim of an intra family offense, place of residence or business. We will not refuse to rent a rentla unit to a person because the person will provide the rental payment, in whole or in part, through a voucher for rental housing assistance provided by the District or federal government.

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    2929 Connecticut Ave, NW Studio-2 Beds Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 2 2929 Connecticut Ave, NW Studio-2 Beds Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 3
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    2929 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008
    8 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • $1,755+
    • $2,648
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    5/5 Anna C. on Oct 19, 2020

    I was looking for an apartment with more space and some nice tree views. I found an incredible one-bedroom in Parkwest overlooking the zoo and since day-one the staff have been helpful, responsive, and kind. Highly recommend!

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    3220 Connecticut Ave, NW Studio-1 Bed Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 2 3220 Connecticut Ave, NW Studio-1 Bed Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 3
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    3220 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008
    13 Units available
    • Studio
    • 1 BED
    • $1,429+
    • $2,250
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    5/5 Shannon E. on Jul 17, 2020

    Tangela and Ms. Evelyn are the best

    5/5 Anonymous on Jun 3, 2020

    the Parkway is a lovely, peaceful and quiet building in the heart of Cleveland Park. Enough cannot be said for the Regional Manager and the Maintenance Director. The building is very well-maintained and has all of the desired amenities, including the most beautiful courtyard that overlooks the Gran Tregaron Trail in Rock Creek Park. Entrance to the trail is only 2 blocks west on Macomb. I have lived at The Parkway for one year and am very happy in my apartment home.

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    1421 Massachusetts Ave Studio-1 Bed Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 2 1421 Massachusetts Ave Studio-1 Bed Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 3
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    1421 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC 20005
    4 Units available
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    • $1,789
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    With an excellent location and an abundance of conveniences, The Phoenix allows you to embark on a different kind of living...easy living!  Renovated kitchens, refinished hardwood floors and bright, open living spaces provide you with all the comforts of home.  Conveniently located in Downtown Washington DC, on Thomas Circle, The Phoenix is just a few blocks to Metro, shopping and fine dining.  All utilities are included.  Welcome to DARO...welcome home. At Daro, we are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status or responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, victim of an intra family offense, place of residence or business. We will not refuse to rent a rentla unit to a person because the person will provide the rental payment, in whole or in part, through a voucher for rental housing assistance provided by the District or federal government.

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    3146 16Th Street NW Studio-3 Beds Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 2 3146 16Th Street NW Studio-3 Beds Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 3
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    3146 16Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    • $1,895
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    5/5 Aaron V. on Oct 5, 2019

    I love living in this building! The residents are just as wonderful as the building itself. A great place to live and entertain family and friends. Highly recommend living here!

    4.5/5 Judy F. on Feb 23, 2022

    It's a nice [lace tp live. I love the amenities and how quiet the building is. It's a nice location close to the metro. Chinenye is a nice person and helpful to me so are the other staff. They are respectful. I like how quickly my maintenance issues are dealt with.

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    6918 Willow Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20012
    6 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,738+
    • $2,268
    • $3,503
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    You know what kind of life you’re looking for in Takoma, DC. Now, with the apartments of Willow & Maple, you know the best place to live it. Set back in the neighborhood, this brand new residence is designed to capture the character of Takoma, DC, while allowing your personality to shine. Your space should fit your needs. And at Willow & Maple, that’s easy to achieve. We offer two distinct buildings with an enticing variety of floor plans, from studios to two bedrooms, all of which are designed to bring together an engaging style with true functionality. Whether you’re a little more sleek or a little more casual, you’ll find a space that works with who you are. Pursuant to the District of Columbia Inclusionary Zoning program, income restricted units are available at this development. Please contact the Department of Housing and Community Development at www.dhcd.dc.gov regarding the availability of such units and requirements for registration in the Inclusionary Zoning program.

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    1600 16Th Street, NW Studio-1 Bed Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 2 1600 16Th Street, NW Studio-1 Bed Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 3
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    1600 16Th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
    6 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • $1,867+
    • $2,500
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    In the heart of Dupont Circle, you will find Sixteen Hundred apartments, a historic treasure with character and unique accents throughout. The community offers newly renovated efficiencies and one-bedroom apartments providing an abundance of natural light, and large closets. All utilities are included!  Community amenities include a beautiful, renovated lobby, 24-hour concierge and package service, smart laundry, private dog park, and a controlled access entry with video features allowing residents to view guests before welcoming them to the community. At Daro, we are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status or responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, victim of an intra family offense, place of residence or business. We will not refuse to rent a rentla unit to a person because the person will provide the rental payment, in whole or in part, through a voucher for rental housing assistance provided by the District or federal government.

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    3701 Massachusetts Ave NW Studio-2 Beds Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 2 3701 Massachusetts Ave NW Studio-2 Beds Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 3
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    3701 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    • $2,261
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    5/5 John T. on Feb 3, 2021

    love this building

    5/5 Mary R. on Jan 31, 2021

    The Archer apartment that I rented for my college son, and the entire experience from moving in to moving out, was outstanding—100 percent due to Tangela’s oversight, responsiveness, caring and amazing attention to detail. She is such a great resource, and made everything easy. One felt they were in good hands from the start

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    3726 Connecticut Ave, NW Studio-3 Beds Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 2 3726 Connecticut Ave, NW Studio-3 Beds Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 3
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    3726 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008
    3 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • $2,520
    • $1,975
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    5/5 Kevin C. on May 23, 2020

    Great Work most of the Time.

    5/5 Anonymous on Jan 31, 2020

    Great Place

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    1900 Lamont Street, NW Studio-2 Beds Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 2 1900 Lamont Street, NW Studio-2 Beds Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 3
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    1900 Lamont Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
    1 Unit available
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    • $1,870
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    5/5 Chad G. on Nov 11, 2019

    I wanted to send a quick note of thanks to DJ For taking care of a few things happening in my apartment in a short amount of time! He is always quick to respond and make sure his projects get carried out all the way through. He is good about keeping me informed about how long something will take, when he will get to it, etc. I truly appreciate his communication and follow-through!

    4.5/5 Ayala P. on Dec 1, 2019

    Great location and great staff!

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    2323 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
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    3.5/5 Anonymous on Feb 1, 2022

    Nothing at this time

    3/5 Anonymous on Jan 13, 2022

    Here 3+ yrs. Things are breaking down from Parking garage door to the fan in my apartment for heat. It's failed twice. It's not working now. I am taking the survey because I am putting in a repair for heat fan.

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    1717 R. Street NW Studio-2 Beds Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 2 1717 R. Street NW Studio-2 Beds Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 3
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    1717 R. Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
    2 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • $2,648
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    4.5/5 Anonymous on Jan 3, 2022

    These guys do a really good job of making this a nice place to live. And they do what they say they will do.

    4/5 Anonymous on Jan 4, 2022

    Been here for awhile, and really like the neighborhood. It's not the fanciest building, but I'm so excited that our mailing room now has a package locker so our stuff doesn't randomly go missing. So far, new management company has been responsive.

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    4500 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
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    Connecticut House Apartments in located in the desirable Van Ness/Forest Hills Neighborhood and is less than a five minute walk from the Van Ness Metro Station, giving residents quick and conveinent access to anywhere they need to go in the greter DC area.  Connecticut House is located in one of teh Capital's most walkable areas with plenty of walkways and crosswalks to make getting around a breeze on foot or bike.  Whether you work downtown or in Dupont Circle, you'll enjoy seamless daily commuting. For profesionals who need access to the city, but don't want to give up having a quiet and neighborly place to call home, Connecticut House couldn't be more perfect.  With nearby Soapstone Valley Park, residents enjoy unparalleled access to the outdoors.  Exemptional retail establishments are located accross teh street including Chef Fabio Trabocchi's acclaimed new restaurant Sfoglina and a Soapstone Market are right across the street along with a variety of other shopping and dining establishments.  There's something especially charming about the homes at Connecticut House Apartments.  This pet friendly community offers a variety of large apartment homes to chose from.  Each apartment home offers soaring 9' ceilings, expansive closets, individually controlled HVAC, gas cooking, and an abundance of closet space.  Select apartment homes offer beautiful bay windows and unique features like built in bookshelves.  This controlled access community offers a 24-hour desk, package acceptance, bright shared laundry facilities, and onsite parking.  The private roof top deck is perfect for soaking up the sun, or enjoying an afternoon with friends. If you are looking for a new apartment home, look no farther.  At Daro, we are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status or responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, victim of an intra family offense, place of residence or business. We will not refuse to rent a rentla unit to a person because the person will provide the rental payment, in whole or in part, through a voucher for rental housing assistance provided by the District or federal government.

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    3002 Rodman Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
    6 Units available
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    • 1 BED
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    • $1,850
    • $2,300
    • $3,200
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    3624 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
    5 Units available
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    • $1,986+
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    35 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
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    • 1 BED
    • $1,570
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    1220 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    3 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,879
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    314 East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20003
    9 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • $1,669+
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    1709 19Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
    2 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • $2,095
    • $2,599
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    300 L Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
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    • $1,956
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    3221 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC 20008
    4 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,513
    • $1,770+
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    2315 & 2321 Lincoln Rd. NE, Washington, DC 20002
    8 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,138+
    • $1,375+
    • $1,916
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    524 13Th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
    4 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • $1,500
    • $1,655+
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    405 10Th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
    2 Units available
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    • $1,575
    • $1,695
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    1620 C Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
    3 Units available
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    • $1,600
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    1615/1625 Franklin St NE, Washington, DC 20018
    7 Units available
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    • $1,075+
    • $1,285+
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    228 10Th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
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    • $1,950
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    220 2Nd Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
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    • $3,400+
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    1511 Franklin St NE, Washington, DC 20018
    4 Units available
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    • $1,095
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    2400 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
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    • $1,553+
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    3132 16Th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    1375 Fairmont Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    • $1,908+
    • $2,712+
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    925 25Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
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    • $1,597+
    • $1,997+
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    1924 8Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
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    • $1,999+
    • $2,154+
    • $3,394+
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    1460 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    3039 Q Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
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    • $2,291
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    3200 16Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    • $1,557+
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    2500 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC 20007
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    • $1,550+
    • $2,090+
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    3930 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20011
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    • $2,500+
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    1301 15Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
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    • $1,699+
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    1400 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    • $1,595
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    • $3,165
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    1445 Ogden Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    1610 16Th Street, NW Suite 103, Washington, DC 20009
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    4925 N. Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20011
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    3709 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    1350 Jasper St SE, Washington, DC 20020
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    1841 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009
    10 Units available
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    • $1,650+
    • $1,880+
    • $2,876+
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    880 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
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    • $1,845+
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    3022 K St SE, Washington, DC 20019
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    2416 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
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    • $1,800
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Frequently Asked Questions

When were prices and availability in Washington, DC last updated?

Prices and availability in Washington, DC were last updated on 20 May 2022.

What are the best apartments in Washington, DC?

The best apartments in Washington, DC are: Circle Arms, The Parkwest, Parkway Apartments, The Phoenix and The Vintage on 16th.

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The average rent in Washington, DC is $2,261. Start your search for apartments in Washington, DC now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Washington, DC?

The price range for a studio apartment in Washington, DC is between $970 and $9,184. View all studio apartments in Washington, DC.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington, DC?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington, DC is between $149 and $11,359. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Washington, DC now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Washington, DC?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Washington, DC is between $800 and $13,004. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Washington, DC.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Washington, DC?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Washington, DC is between $950 and $8,721. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Washington, DC.

Renter's guide to Washington, DC

Washington, DC, the capital city of the United States, is known for its deep connection to the nation’s history as well as its status as the epicenter of federal politics.

At only 68.34 square miles in size, Washington, DC, is a small (smaller than almost any major capital city you can think of) but vibrant metropolis. In terms of population, however, the Washington metropolitan area has officially surpassed the Philadelphia area to become the sixth-most populous metro in the US, according to the Census Bureau.

Several other major U.S. cities are also close by: Washington is within 4 hours of New York City and 3 hours of Philadelphia, and only an hour from Baltimore.

Weather in Washington, DC, is typical of the mid-Atlantic climate. The city experiences four seasons: summer from June through August, autumn from September through November, winter from December through February, and spring from March through May. July is Washington’s hottest month, with an average temperature of 80 degrees, and January the coldest, averaging 38 degrees. Summers in Washington, DC, are humid with frequent thunderstorms, and the city averages 15 inches of snow in the winter months.

Washington, DC Demographics

  • Total Population692,683
  • Female 328,644
    Male 364,039
  • Median Age34

Washington, DC has a population of 692,683 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 364,039 of Washington’s residents are women and 328,644 are men. The median age of those who live in Washington, DC is 34.

Cost of Living in Washington, DC

Public transit in Washington, DC, consists primarily of buses and the Metrorail subway system. Both buses and Metrorail trains service downtown Washington and extend into Maryland and northern Virginia. Standard bus fare in Washington, DC, is $1.75 for adults, while the charge for metro rides varies by the number of stops taken and time of day. During peak times - effectively weekdays during morning and evening rush hour and weekends after midnight - fares start at $2.15 and cannot exceed $5.90; off-peak, fares start at $1.75 with a maximum charge of $3.60.

The average commute time for the Washington, DC, metro area is 34.5 minutes, which is higher than the national average of 25.4 minutes (however, over 70 percent of DC workers commute from across the Maryland or Virginia state lines).

A meal for 2 people in a mid-range Washington, DC, restaurant may cost anywhere between $50 and $90, and a regular cappuccino goes for about $4.

For a 915-square-foot apartment, Washington, DC, residents pay on average $140 on utilities (such as electricity, heating, water, or garbage removal), which is close to the national average of $147 in monthly utility expenses.

Average Rent in Washington, DC

  • Washington, DC Average Rental Price, February 2022 $2,261 /mo

The average monthly rent of apartments in Washington, DC is $2,261.

Washington, DC Apartment Rent Ranges

About 28% of apartment rents in Washington, DC range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 56% of apartments. Around 14% of Washington’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 1% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

Washington, DC Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Nov / 2021 Feb / 2022
Washington, DC $2,146 $2,141 $2,224 $2,235 $2,236 $2,192 $2,083 $2,058 $2,153 $2,238 $2,261
National $1,362 $1,367 $1,399 $1,407 $1,409 $1,399 $1,403 $1,412 $1,495 $1,591 $1,628

Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Washington, DC is $2,261.

Living in Washington, DC

Washington, DC, is a lively city with a wide array of free things to do and an abundance of historical sites. It is also home to a young, diverse population and an evolving cultural scene.

Yet the high cost of living in Washington, DC, is often a hurdle for prospective residents. While some sectors - including government, business consulting, and tourism - are robust and consistently hiring, others - such as the entertainment and creative services industries — are currently less developed in the region.

Things to do in Washington, DC

There is no shortage of activities and attractions to take advantage of in the nation’s capital! The National Mall, which runs from the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial and includes the Washington Monument, is a point of interest for tourists and residents alike. Families with kids will find many free things to do in Washington, DC, including the Smithsonian Institution’s 19 museums (the majority of which are free) and the National Zoo. Professional sports are also a draw: attending a Washington Nationals baseball game, Washington Redskins football game, or Washington Capitals hockey match makes for a fun activity in DC for couples or families.

Washington, DC, is a vibrant city for culture, with growing theater and live music scenes and stately, historic performance venues. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, known for the Kennedy Center Honors and home to the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington National Opera, presents over 2,000 performances each year. Other notable arts and culture attractions in Washington, DC, include The Library of Congress, DAR Constitution Hall, and the Shakespeare Theater Company’s Harman Hall, which is adjacent to the Verizon Center, one of DC’s largest and most successful sports and entertainment venues.

Washington, DC, has abundant green space and public parks for walking, jogging, recreational activities, and playtime with pets or children. Of course, the National Mall is one of the most prominent, but other notable DC parks include the Constitution Gardens, East Potomac Park, Meridian Hill Park, and Rock Creek Park.

Individual storefronts outnumber larger retail complexes in Washington proper, with the majority of shopping malls clustered in nearby Maryland and northern Virginia. The DC USA shopping mall in the Columbia Heights neighborhood is DC’s largest retail development, and is anchored by shopping giants like Target, Best Buy, and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Washington, DC employment & economy

The city’s economy is closely tied to government and politics; Washington, DC, is a hub for careers in the federal government as well as related fields like the law, lobbying, international business, public relations, and news media. The city’s universities and hospitals are consistently its largest employers, highlighting the steady education and healthcare career opportunities in Washington, DC.

Additionally, Washington now receives over 20 million visitors each year, making it one of the most visited cities in America and a hotspot for jobs in the tourism and hospitality industries.

Beyond federal government agencies and Congressional offices, The Advisory Board Company, Fannie Mae, and Marriott Hotels & Resorts are headquartered in Washington, and many major international companies have satellite branches in the DC-Maryland-Virginia metropolitan area.

Washington, DC Households

  • Total Number of Households284,386
  • Family 123,683
    Non-family 160,703
  • Children 59,173
    No Children 225,213
  • Average People Per Household2.3
  • Median Household Income$86,420
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,707

According to U.S. Census data, there are 284,386 households in Washington, DC. 123,683 are family households and 160,703 are non-family households. There are 59,173 households with children in Washington and 225,213 households without children. On average, about 2.3 people live in a household in Washington, DC. The median income of a Washington household living in Washington is $86,420 per year. The median housing costs per month are $1,707.

Education in Washington, DC

Though small in size, Washington, DC, is home to several major undergraduate and graduate institutions, including: American University, The Catholic University of America, The George Washington University, Georgetown University, and Howard University. Gallaudet University, the only U.S. university whose facilities and programs are designed to accommodate deaf or hard of hearing students, has its campus in Washington, DC. There are also three medical schools and six law schools within the city’s borders.

At the primary and secondary level, the DC public school system supports nearly 50,000 students. An additional 40,000 students attend the 114 tuition-free public charter schools in Washington, DC, which are operated by nonprofit organizations. Both the public and public charter schools may incorporate language immersion programs, arts education, and STEM curricula; and families in the DC area have many educational environments and opportunities to choose from.

Washington, DC Education Statistics

The level of education of the population of Washington, DC is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 24% completed some high school, 14% partially completed college, 3% have an Associate Degree, 25% have a Bachelor Degree, and 30% have a Graduate Degree.

Tips for renting in Washington, DC

The Washington Mayor’s office operates a tenant advocate office that is a useful resource for new renters in DC. If you are looking to rent in Washington, DC, be vigilant about your rights. For starters, you should be aware that DC landlords may legally only charge a maximum of one month’s rent for your security deposit.

Landlords may also implement automatic annual rent increases at a percentage determined by the Consumer Price Index, but may only do so once in a 12-month period and must provide written notice at least 30 days in advance of the increase. Your landlord is required by law to give you proper notice to vacate your property if an issue arises due to a violation of the lease, illegal activity, sale or conversion of the property, or renovations or demolition that would be unsafe to residents. Any clause in your lease that indicates you can be evicted without notice (unless it is for nonpayment of rent and you explicitly waived your right to receive notice in your lease) is otherwise invalid according to DC law.

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