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Cheap Apartments for Rent in Washington, DC
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Apartments Under $800

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    4264 Benning Road Northeast, Washington, DC 20019
    Studio $1,200
    1 BED $1,199
    2 BEDS $716

Apartments Under $1,000

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    3800 South Capitol St, Washington, DC 20032
    1 BED $1,100
    2 BEDS $950+
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    114 Wayne Place SE, Washington, DC 20032
    1 BED $990
    2 BEDS $1,042+

Apartments Under $1,100

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    3738 D Street, SE, Washington, DC 20019
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    118 Galveston St., SW, Washington, DC 20032
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Apartments Under $1,200

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    400 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
    Studio $1,200+
    1 BED $1,100+
    2 BEDS $1,495+
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    2632 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020
    1 BED $1,102
    2 BEDS $1,285
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    116 Irvington St. Suite B SW, Washington, DC 20032
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    2+ BEDS $1,135+
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    2100 Maryland Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
    Income Restricted
    1 BED $1,151+
    2 BEDS $1,350
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    Garden Village Renovated Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and oak cabinetry in congress heights washington dc bedroom with bed, night stand, hardwood floor and modern lighting at garden village apartments in congress heights washington dc
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    1720 Trenton Pl SE, Washington, DC 20020
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    1 BED $1,175
    2 BEDS $1,520
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    5/5 RW on Sep 2, 2023

    This is a great location close to public transportation, grocery and quick need shopping. Great places for the kids to play or walk the dog.

    5/5 Trenita W. on Jul 13, 2023

    The rental office staff is the best. The property manager Trena knows her job and is ready to solve any problem. Jessica is very helpful and has great customer service skills.

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    bedroom with bed, nightstand, windows and lighting at manor village apartments in washington dc a view of a pool from a water slide at a water park
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    1717 Alabama Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
    Income Restricted
    1 BED $1,175
    2 BEDS $1,520
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    5/5 GLORIA S. on Jun 1, 2020

    I have only been here 2 months, so far everything is good.

    5/5 Mark G. on Apr 7, 2020

    I enjoy being a tenant here at Manor Village apartments the staff is very helpful and I am always assisted when needed with no problem. Thank you all for your professionalism.

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    4256 Benning Road Northeast, Washington, DC 20019
    1 BED $1,199
    2 BEDS $1,250+

Apartments Under $1,300

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    324 Anacostia Road, SE, Washington, DC 20019
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    3539 A Street SE, Washington, DC 20019
    1 BED $1,223
    2 BEDS $1,413
    3 BEDS $1,729
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    3828 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011
    Studio $1,235
    1 BED $1,390
    2 BEDS $1,790
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    3101 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20020
    Studio $1,235
    1 BED $1,311
    2 BEDS $1,585
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    2801 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20020
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    1 BED $1,297
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    4660 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20032
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Apartments Under $1,400

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    2834 Q Street, SE, Washington, DC 20020
    1 BED $1,328
    2 BEDS $1,589
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    1445 Ogden Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    Studio $1,345+
    1 BED $1,913+
    2 BEDS $2,170
    Property reviews
    4/5 Anonymous on Sep 17, 2022

    Veronica and Brenda are amazing

    3.5/5 Anonymous on May 4, 2023

    Thank you for having us in your property

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    57 Galveston Street, NW, Washington, DC 20032
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    400 Chesapeake Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20032
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    2 BEDS $1,360
    3 BEDS $1,893
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    100-120 Fort Dr NE, Washington, DC 20011
    3 Units available
    1 BED $1,365+
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    4.5/5 Anonymous on Oct 12, 2022

    I have lived here for 6 years. I really appreciate how responsive WC Smith has been with maintenance requests. This is a dignified place to live for a very good price in an amazing location. I feel safe here. Thanks for giving me such a great home.

    3.5/5 AJ on Nov 9, 2023

    I should be surprised that about a dozen of DC’s top landlord companies are suspected of colluding with a software company in order to inorganically force their residents into an 8% rent increase despite it supposedly being a rent controlled region. But I have developed a tougher, calloused-over heart in recent years and for that, I have DC to thank.

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    1631 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
    Studio $1,375
    1 BED $2,125
    2 BEDS $3,398
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    a kitchen with wooden cabinets and black appliances newly renovated primary bedroom with queen bed and nightstand at Ridgecrest Village in Washington DC
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    2000 Ridgecrest Ct SE, Washington, DC 20020
    2 Units available
    1 BED $1,381
    2 BEDS $1,662+
    3 BEDS $1,923
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    5/5 Anonymous on May 2, 2023

    This is a great community for my kids and myself. They provide numerous resources and activities for residents of the community as well as a warm welcome to the community. I love my neighbors and street.

    5/5 Jerry H. on Oct 3, 2019

    It been a relaxing and comfortable place to live the last several months. I also like the convenience as well

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    6939 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20012
    Studio $1,395+
    1 BED $1,695
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    444 16Th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
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    1 BED $1,421
    2 BEDS $1,780
    3 BEDS $2,275
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    1401 Sheridan St NW, Washington, DC 20011
    Studio $1,465
    1 BED $1,650
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    35 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
    9 Units available
    Studio $1,475
    1 BED $2,025+
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    4/5 Anonymous on May 3, 2023

    Everything is great for the price except the elevator.

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    2633 16Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
    Studio $1,492
    1 BED $1,579
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    3801 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
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    Studio $1,518+
    1 BED $2,102+
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    5/5 Annonymous on Dec 20, 2023

    I've lived at 3801 for 4 years and have loved it. Great masonry building - very quiet, with large rooms and plenty of closet space. The property is located between the Cleveland Park and Van Ness Metro stations with everything one could need within walking distance. There is a parking garage under the building and there are always spaces available for rent. Front desk and front office staff are terrific and provide great service in collecting, accounting for and urging pick-up of a HUGE number of packages. Maintenance is virtually immediate and generally effective on the first visit. I have met folks in the building who have lived here 30, 40 and even 50 years. That says a lot about this building.

    4.5/5 Rob J. on Jan 13, 2024

    Lived here for years, Love Rennel! She has been so supportive and helpful over the years. Also all of the maintenance staff is the best!

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    bedroom with bed, tv, dresser, ceiling fan, and sitting area at hilltop house apartments in columbia heights washington dc front entrance of hilltop house apartments in washington dc
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    1475 Euclid St NW, Washington, DC 20009
    2 Units available
    Studio $1,525
    1 BED $1,795
    3 BEDS $2,845
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    5/5 Anonymous on Aug 2, 2023

    II rated highly everything about Hilltop House.

    5/5 Anonymous on Feb 1, 2023

    I am a new tenant

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    2800 Quebec St NW, Washington, DC 20008
    Available
    Studio $1,530+
    1 BED $2,164
    2 BEDS $3,305
    Overview

    Two Fabulous Buildings.  One Ultimate Location.  In D.C.'s Cleveland Park Neighborhood.  Searching for a pet-friendly apartment in Northwest Washington D.C.'s Cleveland Park with superb amenities and features?  Welcome to Quebec House Apartments-your very own Cleveland Park community. Please browse our photo gallery and then schedule your appointment or drop by and visit us today for your personal tour and see why we say you'll want to make us your new home! Feel free to contact us here, or call or text us at (202) 798-8219

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    • Dishwasher
    • Hardwood Floors
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    5415 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015
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    Studio $1,551
    1 BED $1,794+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Dec 4, 2023

    The staff members are really nice and are very helpful in getting me moved in

    5/5 Ms. B. on May 2, 2023

    Close to my work and my kids` school. Good service. Everything covered in one bill, and clean.

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    2929 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008
    5 Units available
    Studio $1,559
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    5/5 Anonymous on Jun 30, 2023

    I was 2 years in the shelter system. When I walked into Parkwest and met Angela, she greeted me with a smile. She never made me feel like I was less than. I really appreciate her patience and understanding. Thank You Ms. Angela for everything, You helped me a lot.

    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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    21 Atlantic Street, SW, Washington, DC 20032
    1 BED $1,559
    2 BEDS $1,848
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    4201 Mass Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016
    Studio $1,559
    1 BED $2,140
    2 BEDS $3,113
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    1611 Eckington Place NE, Washington, DC 20002
    Studio $1,560
    1 BED $1,830+
    2+ BEDS $2,385+
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    2500 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC 20007
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    Studio $1,563+
    1 BED $2,294+
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    5/5 Shivani b. on Nov 3, 2023

    I have been living in this building for 5 years. The place is nice to have everything around, park, bus, also with respect to safety it is great.

    5/5 Anonymous on Nov 2, 2023

    Love living in DC; perfect location; everything i need is in walking distance

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    1507 Benning Road, NE, Washington, DC 20002
    1 BED $1,581
    2 BEDS $1,780
    3 BEDS $2,275
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    1921 Kalorama Road NW, Washington, DC 20009
    Studio $1,599
    1 BED $1,988
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    1673 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
    Studio $1,600
    1 BED $1,925
    2 BEDS $2,695
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    3737 Legation Street, NW, Washington, DC 20015
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    Studio $1,607+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Oct 1, 2023

    Comfortable and well maintained apartments in a great location.

    5/5 Anonymous on Mar 30, 2023

    Beautiful and quiet neighborhood. Building is well kept and responsive management.

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    2445 15Th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
    Studio $1,615
    1 BED $1,850
    2 BEDS $2,695
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    3040 Idaho Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    Studio $1,626+
    1 BED $2,002+
    2 BEDS $3,156
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    5/5 Anonymous on Mar 1, 2023

    I moved in over the summer and I'm from out of the area. This apartment building has friendly staff and responsive maintenance. My only complaint is that for how expensive the apartments are, the equipment is outdated (Gas stove, older fridges, etc). But an overall great place if you're looking for an apartment in a more residential area.

    4.5/5 Anonymous on Sep 1, 2023

    I have enjoyed my time at Idaho Terrace. My main complaints are that the apartment amenities are outdated, the walls are constantly peeling and there is no real ventilation in the bathrooms which is condusive to mold. The staff and area is great and always super helpful! Is it worth the price increase in rent- not really, but Ive enjoyed my time nonetheless.

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    3945 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
    Studio $1,647+
    1 BED $2,150+
    2 BEDS $2,849
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    101 Franklin Street, NE, Washington, DC 20008
    3 BEDS $1,664
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    3501 13Th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
    1 BED $1,695+
    2 BEDS $2,189+
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    3200 16Th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
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    Studio $1,695+
    1 BED $2,399
    2 BEDS $2,263
    Overview

    Apartments in Mount Pleasant, D.C. Majestic Apartments invites you to live in a stunning setting surrounded by scenic views of Washington, DC. Starting with the comfort-centered amenities and continuing with the chic interiors of our studio, one-, and two-bedroom residences, everything was made with your satisfaction in mind. The location of our apartments in Mount Pleasant, DC, is no less of a gem – downtown, Capitol Hill, and Georgetown are a short drive away, while Columbia Heights metro stations are within walking distance. Make Majestic your new home. Come by for a tour today!     Professionally managed by:

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    • Hardwood Floors
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    1600 16Th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
    11 Units available
    Studio $1,699
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    5/5 John S. on May 27, 2022

    Grace and DJ are the best! They are very responsive, and always pleasant. I really appreciate them and the entire DARO Staff.

    4.5/5 Anonymous on Sep 1, 2023

    I have lived in 1600 16th street for 18 months, and enjoyed my stay so far. I worked until 7 pm daily so the overall noise is only about the traffic on 16th street. The neighborhood is lively and energic.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the price of a cheap apartment in Washington, DC?

The price range of a cheap apartment is between $990 and $16,211. Find cheap apartments in Washington, DC.

How many cheap rentals are available in Washington, DC on RentCafe?

There are 683 cheap rentals available on RentCafe. Prices and availability in Washington, DC were last updated on 21 Apr 2024.

What is the average size of a cheap apartment in Washington, DC?

The average Washington, DC cheap apartment size is 647 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a cheap apartment in Washington, DC?

Cheap apartments in Washington, DC are usually less expensive, smaller, and easier to maintain. They also come with lower utility costs.

What are the downsides of renting a cheap apartment in Washington, DC?

A cheap apartment in Washington, DC offers little storage space and fewer amenities compared to other apartments. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RentCafe apartments for rent in Washington, DC.

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Our nation’s capital is an amazing place to work and live. Washington D.C. has a varied offering of neighborhoods, restaurants and art and culture opportunities, not to mention the excitement of being in the heart of America’s political process. The local economy is obviously driven by the federal government. Tourism is another major income generator for the area. Though a very urban city, D.C. residents enjoy getting out for recreation in the many city urban parks. Visiting the historic landmarks, memorials and museums here is a must for any newcomer.

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The perfect apartment for you is out there, either near you or anywhere in the U.S. that you are looking to move to. So, let's find the one that satisfies your wants and needs, but that also comes at an affordable price.

Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in Washington, DC? With RentCafe, finding an affordable apartment in Washington, DC has never been easier. We feature 754 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the Washington, DC average. What is a cheap rent in Washington, DC? The average apartment rent in Washington is $2,390 per month so any rental south of $1,912 would be considered cheap here. On RentCafe, Washington, DC rents go as low as $716/mo.

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