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Apartments for Rent in Washington, DC
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    2651 16Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
    Studio $2,365+
    1 BED $2,615+
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    3420 11Th Pl SE, Washington, DC 20032
    1 BED $1,285
    2 BEDS $1,395
    3 BEDS $1,525
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    215 C Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
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    949 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
    Studio $1,918+
    1 BED $2,422+
    2+ BEDS $3,538+
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    1676 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
    Studio $1,538+
    1 BED $1,827+
    2 BEDS $2,190+
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    4040 East Capital Street, NE, Washington, DC 20019
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    2428 19Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    1445 P Street N.W., Washington, DC 20005
    Studio $2,215+
    1 BED $3,205+
    2 BEDS $3,520+
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    100 Capital Yards, Washington, DC 20003
    Studio $1,787+
    1 BED $1,830+
    2 BEDS $2,672+
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    2201 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
    Studio $1,961+
    1 BED $2,605+
    2 BEDS $5,494+
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    4201 Mass Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016
    Studio $1,462
    1 BED $1,911+
    2 BEDS $3,333
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    1632 19Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
    Studio $1,595+
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    2629 39Th St NW, Washington, DC 20007
    1 BED $1,795
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    1331 Riggs Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
    6 BEDS $6,390
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    1717 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
    Studio $1,705+
    1 BED $1,860+
    2 BEDS $2,860+
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    301 G Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
    Studio $1,550
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    15 Dupont Cir NW, Washington, DC 20036
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    4550 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
    Studio $1,485
    1 BED $1,825
    2 BEDS $2,612
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    1401 Tuckerman Street NW, Washington, DC 20011
    Studio $1,125
    1 BED $1,520
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    315 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
    Studio $1,836+
    1 BED $1,857+
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    400 Taylor Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017
    2 BEDS $2,155+
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    6939 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20012
    Studio $1,237+
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    901 W Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
    1 BED $2,240+
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    1263 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
    Studio $2,055+
    1 BED $2,155+
    2 BEDS $2,860+
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    2000 Ridgecrest Court SE, Washington, DC 20020
    1 BED $1,187
    2 BEDS $1,270
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Average rent in Washington, DC

$2,422/mo Washington, DC average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Washington, DC is $2,422.

Washington, DC apartment rent ranges

About 23% of apartment rents in Washington, DC range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 66% of apartments. Around 10% 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

91 /100
Walker's Paradise
75 /100
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 24 Feb 2024.

What are the best apartments in Washington, DC?

The best apartments in Washington, DC are: Archer Apartments, Circle Arms Apartments, 1900 Lamont, Sixteen Hundred Apartments and Sedgwick Gardens Apartments.

What is the average rent in Washington, DC?

The average rent in Washington, DC is $2,422. 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 $841 and $27,529. 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 $193 and $27,529. 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 $881 and $27,529. 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 $841 and $13,122. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Washington, DC.

What type of rental buildings are in Washington, DC?

In Washington, 58% of the residents are renting compared to 42% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 43% of Washington’s rentals, 54% are small-scale complexes with under 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 40 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 34% are garden-style apartment communities, 46% are mid-sized buildings, and 32% 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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Living in Washington, DC

Living in location

Located on the upper side of the Potomac River, Washington, D.C. is bordered by Maryland to the north, east and west, as well as Virginia to the south. The large city attracts highly educated young professionals, government employees, entrepreneurs and student renters. Washington, D.C. thrives on the key industries of information technology; biotech and pharma; education; and health care. The apartments for rent in Washington, D.C. are also near attractions like the Washington Monument, Smithsonian Museum, U.S. National Arboretum and The Atlas Performing Arts Center. Additionally, sports fans renting in Washington, D.C. can cheer for the Capitals, Wizards, Nationals and Mystics. Or, renters who are culinary enthusiasts can indulge Salvadoran, Cambodian, Ethiopian, Peruvian and fresh seafood sourced from nearby Maryland. When renting in Washington, D.C., educational services are provided by the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Beyond the bustling cityscape, Washington, D.C.'s residential areas offer a diverse range of rental options, from high-rise apartments with panoramic city views to tranquil townhomes nestled in leafy suburbs. The city's commitment to sustainability is evident in its green spaces and community gardens, which foster a strong sense of environmental stewardship among its citizens. With a blend of historical allure and modern convenience, Washington, D.C., remains a top choice for renters seeking a dynamic and fulfilling urban lifestyle.

Renting in Washington, DC

In Washington, D.C., renters can discover the charm of neighborhoods through their unique architecture and character. For instance, around 18th Street, historic row houses coexist with independent stores to create a quaint social atmosphere. Meanwhile, in Brookland, tree-lined streets are adorned with retro storefronts and single-family houses for rent in wood-frame styles ranging from Queen Anne to Craftsman. Or, Capitol Hill features 19th-century row houses for rent with prominent turrets, stained glass and ironwork details. Similarly, Columbia Heights boasts a mix of impressive historic buildings, including late 19th-century row houses for rent along 16th Street NW. Otherwise, Logan Square showcases turn-of-the-century townhouses for rent that surround a circular park complete with a Civil War statue, while Georgetown renters have their choice of creamy white Colonial-style row houses with cobblestone streets. Lastly, the neighborhood of Adams Morgan has 19th- and 20th-century rowhouses and apartments for rent with an Art Deco style.

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Shopping in Washington, DC

Renters in Northwest D.C. near the Maryland border are closest to Mazza Gallerie - a three-story shopping mall featuring jewelers; desserts; popular department stores (like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, Michaels and Marshalls); and a movie theater. Another popular shopping mall when renting in Chinatown is Gallery Place, which has department stores like Ann Taylor; Urban Outfitters; and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Likewise, CityCenterDC - a 10-acre open mall - and National Harbor's Tanger Outlets on M Street in Georgetown are worth exploring, as well. Notably, Georgetown is a neighborhood known for its high-end boutiques, whereas the intersection of U Street and 14th Street (which renters call the "14th Street Corridor") boasts independent antique and boutique stores. Or, for a Sunday outing, renters head to the DuPont Circle Farmers' Market near the Metro station entrance on Q and 20th streets. Renters also peruse the H Street Farmers' Market for fresh produce and local goods.

Transportation in Washington, DC

Public transportation is provided to renters by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Specifically, most renters take the Metrorail Red, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow or Green lines. The Red Line takes renters to Montgomery County, MD; the Orange Line takes renters from Vienna, VA, to New Carrollton, MD; the Silver Line takes renters from Ashburn, VA, to downtown Largo, MD; the Blue Line takes renters from Franconia-Springfield, VA, to downtown Largo, MD; the Yellow Line takes renters from Huntington, VA, to Mount Vernon Square in Washington, D.C.; and the Green Line takes renters from Branch Avenue to Greenbelt. Alternatively, there are more than 300 bus routes in Washington, D.C. In addition, Amtrak has 10 routes that take renters to Baltimore; Richmond, VA; Atlanta; Chicago; New York City; Boston; and beyond. Finally, the two major airports when renting in Washington, D.C. are Ronald Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport.

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