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    550 Morse St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
    27 Units available
    • 1 BED
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    • $1,970+
    • $2,695+
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    2701 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
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    • $2,507+
    • $3,453+
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    5661 3Rd Street NE, Washington, DC 20011
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    • $1,540+
    • $1,715+
    • $2,315+
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    1221 Van Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
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    • $1,815+
    • $2,095+
    • $2,915+
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    1724 T Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    • $1,795
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    2651 16Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
    2 Units available
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    • $2,300+
    • $2,600+
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    400 Taylor Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017
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    • $1,995+
    • $1,910+
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    1460 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    1207 10Th ST NW #B, Washington, DC 20001
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $3,950
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    3210 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    • $2,295+
    • $3,375
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    1620 Fuller St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
    8 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,759
    • $2,099
    • $2,611+
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    3701 16Th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    1920 14Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
    19 Units available
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    • $2,264+
    • $2,525+
    • $2,185+
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    2702 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
    3 Units available
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    • $1,535+
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    1812 23Rd St SE, Washington, DC 20020
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    1535 Morris Road, SE, Washington, DC 20020
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    400 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
    70 Units available
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    • $1,300+
    • $1,201+
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    1925 14Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    • $2,700
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    #1 3Rd Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
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    230 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
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    • $1,715+
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    116 Irvington St. Suite B SW, Washington, DC 20032
    6 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2+ BEDS
    • $895
    • $1,033
    • $1,112
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    1346 Park Road NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    400 8Th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
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    • $2,134+
    • $3,209+
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    40 N Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
    16 Units available
    • 1 BED
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    • $2,322+
    • $3,227+
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    150 I St.,SE Washington, Washington, DC 20003
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    • $1,795+
    • $2,205+
    • $3,705+
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    3133 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008
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    • 1 BED
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    • $2,242
    • $3,089
    • $4,380
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    2601 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
    32 Units available
    • Studio
    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,408+
    • $3,253+
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    2629 Douglass Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020
    11 Units available
    • 2 BEDS
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    • $1,345
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    1940 Biltmore Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009
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    1270 4Th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
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    • $1,870+
    • $2,193+
    • $2,937+
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    300 M St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
    55 Units available
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    • $1,810+
    • $2,036+
    • $2,755+
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    1350 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    • $2,685
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    2900 Adams Mill Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    2 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
    5 Units available
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    • 4 BEDS
    • $1,890
    • $2,335
    • $5,695
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    1631 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
    5 Units available
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    • $1,650+
    • $2,450+
    • $2,779
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    2200 19Th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    • $1,575
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    1101 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20037
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    • $2,085
    • $2,300+
    • $4,695
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    1255 22Nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
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    • 4 BEDS
    • $3,193+
    • $5,241+
    • $9,787+
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    460 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
    11 Units available
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    • $2,090+
    • $2,010+
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    465 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
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    • $1,940+
    • $1,909+
    • $2,932+
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    2401 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
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    • $1,816+
    • $2,146
    • $3,191+
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    2633-2645 Naylor Rd.SE, Washington, DC 20020
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    2523 13Th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    • $1,723+
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    2633 16Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    • $1,479
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    325 P Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
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    • $1,810
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    300 3Rd Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
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    2428 19Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    3101 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20020
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    3800 South Capitol St, Washington, DC 20032
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,100
    • $950+
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    2607 Naylor Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020
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Average rent in Washington, DC

$2,335/mo Washington, DC average rental price, July 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Washington, DC is $2,335.

Washington, DC apartment rent ranges

About 27% of apartment rents in Washington, DC range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 59% of apartments. Around 13% 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

Getting around in Washington, DC

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Walker's Paradise
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Excellent Transit
87 /100
Very Bikeable
Walk Score®: 91, Transit Score®: 75, Bike Score®: 87

Frequently asked questions

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

Prices and availability in Washington, DC were last updated on 6 Dec 2022.

What are the best apartments in Washington, DC?

The best apartments in Washington, DC are: Rocksboro Apartments, The Rodney Apartments, The Parkwest, Sixteen Hundred and Parkway Apartments.

What is the average rent in Washington, DC?

The average rent in Washington, DC is $2,335. 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 $800 and $12,218. 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 $12,218. 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 $588 and $13,492. 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 $655 and $13,079. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Washington, DC.

What type of rental buildings are in Washington, DC?

In Washington 57% of the housing is rented out compared to 43% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 42% of Washington’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 55% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 3% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Washington, DC?

The average age of rental buildings in Washington is 41 years old, with 43% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 7 stories, of which 25% are garden-style apartment communities, 59% are mid-sized buildings, and 10% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Washington, DC?

Studio apartments in Washington are around 18% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 48% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 29% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

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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.

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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Washington, DC demographics

Washington, DC has a population of 701,974 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 368,837 of Washington’s residents are women and 333,137 are men. The median age of those who live in Washington, DC is 34.1.

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.

Washington, DC households

  • 123,496 Family
    164,811 Non-family
  • 58,493 Children
    229,814 No Children
  • 288,307Total Number of Households
  • 2.3Average People Per Household
  • $90,842Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 288,307 households in Washington, DC. 123,496 are family households and 164,811 are non-family households. There are 58,493 households with children in Washington and 229,814 households without children. On average, about 2.3 people live in a household in Washington, DC.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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, 26% have a Bachelor Degree, and 31% have a Graduate Degree.

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