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Houses for Rent in Washington, DC - 7 Rentals available


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Do you want a house with a backyard, a grill area, that offers you privacy and enough space for your family? RENTCafé offers you the possibility to look for a house for rent near you, to find the one that best suits your family. Browsing through our listings, you can filter by size, price, pet policy, check out the location, to find the best house in your area. Whether you are looking to move to a particular neighborhood, or a specific ZIP code, may it be for its safety, beautiful buildings, or quiet atmosphere, you can find the rental house that your whole family will enjoy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average size of a rental house in Washington, DC?

The average Washington, DC rental house size is 886 sq. ft.

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

Renting a house in Washington, DC comes with more space, both indoor and outdoor.

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

Houses for rent in Washington, DC are usually located in non-central areas. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Washington, DC.

Renting a Cheap Apartment in Washington

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.

Washington, DC Demographics

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

Average Rent in Washington, DC

  • Washington, DC Average Rental Price, May 2021 $2,078 /mo

Washington, DC Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $701-$1,0001%
  • $1,001-$1,50022%
  • $1,501-$2,00033%
  • > $2,00044%

Washington, DC Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 May / 2021
Washington, DC $2,077 $2,137 $2,146 $2,141 $2,224 $2,235 $2,236 $2,192 $2,083 $2,058 $2,078
National $1,314 $1,345 $1,354 $1,358 $1,390 $1,397 $1,400 $1,392 $1,396 $1,407 $1,428
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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

Washington, DC Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School24%
  • Some College14%
  • Associate Degree3%
  • Bachelor Degree25%
  • Graduate Degree30%

Renting a house in Washington, DC

Some people just don’t buy into the American dream of owning your own house and sacrificing flexibility. Also, a 30-year mortgage is not the most pleasant thought to wake up with every morning. We understand. But what if you need some extra storage space? What if you like a backyard where you could throw BBQ parties and the kids could play in a safe environment? Luckily, you can forget the dreaded mortgage. Renting a house is the answer. There are 5 homes for rent in Washington, DC. And it won’t necessarily cost an arm and a leg to rent the perfect home for your family. You can look into duplexes for rent too. Prices in Washington, DC for rental homes start at $1,600.

A rental house offers flexibility

Your family situation will change throughout your life. Renting makes it possible to match the size of your home to your lifestyle and financial situation. Maybe it’s just you and your significant other at the moment sharing a charming downtown apartment. But there’s a chance that at some point in time, a third family member will show-up and suddenly that 1 bedroom apartment you were so happy with will become too small. You will realize that you’d much rather prefer the comfort of your own backyard, than all the excitement your current neighborhood provides, that you no longer have time to enjoy anyway. If you want to continue living comfortably, you may want to rent a 2 bedroom house. Or maybe your oldest son turned into a young man who’s going off to college soon. You’ll find yourself in a 4 bedroom house that is suddenly too big. You could downsize and rent a 3 bedroom home with a pool, in a much nicer area. The flexibility of renting makes it possible.

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