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Average Rent in Washington, DC

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Washington Studio - $2,084+2%
Washington 1 Bed - $2,435-2%
Washington 2 Beds - $3,496-2%

Local Guide

See what Washington, DC has to offer.

Local Reviews

Close to public transportation. Close to local businesses. It is pretty clean and has greenery even for being in a city.

The unique people that live in my complex. The closesness of restaurants that I like. The park that down the street from my house.

I love the diversity of people! We can walk to everything we need, including a small grocery store, bank, cleaners, schools, post office and metro. Love our farmers market and the few local restaurants.

It's metro-accessible. That's all. I can't really say there's anything in particular that I like about this neighborhood aside from that.

I would say we have lots of restaurants neary it's always something to do. My favorite restaurant is the one by my house it's a cool sensory.

The neighborhood is old, and the buildings have character. There's a black owned bookstore that always has the most amazing books, I take everyone who visits there.

Demographics

Education

High School

28%

Associate's

17%

Bachelor's

27%

Master's

23%

Doctorate

5%

Family Size

2 people

49%

3 people

24%

4 people

17%

5 people

7%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

33%

50-100k

23%

100-150k

16%

150-200k

10%

200k+

18%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

10%

20-45

46%

45-65

21%

65+

12%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Washington, DC

In Washington, DC, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,084 to $3,496. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Washington, DC is $2,084. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,435. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $3,496.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+2%

Changed from $2,043 to $2,084
1 Bed

-2%

Changed from $2,485 to $2,435
2 Beds

-2%

Changed from $3,567 to $3,496

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
1%
7%
20%
71%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Fredericksburg$2,670+143%
Manassas$2,637+10%
Fairfax$2,162+12%
Columbia$2,129+18%
Annapolis$2,127+26%
Bethesda$2,099+9%
Alexandria$2,052+14%
Frederick$1,996-5%
Arlington$1,976-4%
Germantown$1,949+25%
Owings Mills$1,785+17%
Towson$1,659-3%
Woodbridge$1,560+2%
Falls Church$1,555+25%
Glen Burnie$1,526-7%
Laurel$1,396-17%
Baltimore$1,382-13%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Bethesda$2,702+1%
Arlington$2,535+1%
Annapolis$2,441+2%
Reston$2,262+4%
Fairfax$2,230+2%
Manassas$2,227+22%
Alexandria$2,031-4%
Frederick$1,968+11%
Columbia$1,962+15%
Falls Church$1,922+6%
Laurel$1,907+8%
Towson$1,899+3%
Woodbridge$1,888+7%
Germantown$1,733-2%
Owings Mills$1,727+1%
Fredericksburg$1,653+6%
Greenbelt$1,6320%
Glen Burnie$1,597+10%
Baltimore$1,470+7%
Bowie$1,370-2%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Bethesda$3,894+13%
Arlington$3,434-2%
Annapolis$3,156+8%
Fairfax$2,791+5%
Ashburn$2,674+8%
Alexandria$2,642+8%
Towson$2,387+8%
Falls Church$2,349+7%
Laurel$2,294+7%
Woodbridge$2,242+7%
Columbia$2,227+14%
Manassas$2,216+8%
Frederick$2,205+10%
Owings Mills$2,101+2%
Germantown$2,018-3%
Greenbelt$1,959+11%
Glen Burnie$1,789-3%
Bowie$1,767+7%
Baltimore$1,618+3%
Fredericksburg$1,574-13%

Compare Neighborhoods

Washington Highlands

$1,199

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Fort Dupont

$1,211

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Randle Heights

$1,235

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Washington, DC?

For renters in Washington seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Washington Highlands, Fort Dupont, and Randle Heights, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,199, $1,211, and $1,235 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Southeast Washington and Bellevue, where the rents are $1,303 and $1,320, a favorable comparison to Washington's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,435.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Washington, DC?

In Washington, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are West Village, Dupont Circle, and West End. A 1-bedroom apartment in West Village averages at $6,000, in Dupont Circle it averages $3,919, and in West End, the average is $3,814. For additional high-end living options, Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End offers 1-bedroom apartments at $3,505, and Connecticut Avenue - K Street at $3,009. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,435 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Washington, DC?

In Washington, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, Mount Vernon Square, and NoMa. In Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,589. Mount Vernon Square sees average rents of $2,285 for a 1-bedroom unit. NoMa offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $2,359. For those seeking other popular areas, H Street-NoMa presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,359, and Logan Circle - Shaw at $2,745. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,435 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
West End$2,929+12%
McNair$2,548+13%
Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End$2,422-1%
Foggy Bottom$2,409-5%
Mount Vernon Square$2,406-9%
Connecticut Avenue - K Street$2,300-4%
Adams Morgan$2,300-15%
U-Street$2,288+12%
Dupont Circle$2,259-3%
Logan Circle - Shaw$2,236+10%
Carver - Langston$2,210+10%
Northwest Washington$2,154+3%
Navy Yard$2,150-5%
West Village$2,095--
Fair Oaks$2,089+9%
NoMa$2,062+1%
H Street-NoMa$2,062+1%
Park View$2,000--
Pleasant Plains$2,000--
Northeast Washington$1,997-1%
Southwest - Waterfront$1,939+1%
Southwest Washington$1,939+1%
Near Northeast$1,935+8%
Southeast Washington$1,930-10%
Columbia Heights$1,895+1%
Capitol Hill$1,8690%
Stanton Park$1,8500%
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown$1,797-11%
Eckington$1,758--
Edgewood$1,745+11%
Brookland$1,745+49%
Woodley Park$1,6990%
Cathedral Heights$1,698-8%
Mount Pleasant$1,615+9%
Glover Park$1,600+31%
Petworth$1,5800%
Marumsco$1,533-2%
Trinidad$1,513--
Georgetown$1,488+12%
16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park$1,313--
Brightwood Park$1,313--
Anacostia$1,250--
Fairlawn$1,250--
Fort Dupont$1,099--
Bellevue$9600%
Congress Heights$9600%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End$3,505+2%
Connecticut Avenue - K Street$3,009-2%
U-Street$2,992-5%
Adams Morgan$2,848-12%
Logan Circle - Shaw$2,745+3%
Foggy Bottom$2,700+2%
Columbia Heights$2,688+10%
Cathedral Heights$2,637+10%
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown$2,589-1%
Northwest Washington$2,563-1%
Carver - Langston$2,531+4%
Woodley Park$2,390+9%
NoMa$2,359-4%
H Street-NoMa$2,359-4%
Capitol Hill$2,3500%
Navy Yard$2,345-23%
Fair Oaks$2,318+5%
Southwest - Waterfront$2,304-1%
Southwest Washington$2,304-1%
Stanton Park$2,3000%
Northeast Washington$2,299-5%
Mount Vernon Square$2,285-23%
Eckington$2,189-12%
Edgewood$2,150+8%
Brookland$2,150+9%
McNair$2,139+5%
Mount Pleasant$2,122+12%
Georgetown$2,001-43%
Park View$2,0000%
16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park$1,995+17%
Brightwood Park$1,995+17%
Near Northeast$1,942-11%
Petworth$1,9250%
Cherry Hill$1,875+7%
Marumsco$1,873-13%
Neabsco$1,870+9%
Glover Park$1,859-15%
Pleasant Plains$1,599-29%
Fairlawn$1,523-8%
Anacostia$1,485+4%
Trinidad$1,400-12%
Congress Heights$1,325+13%
Bellevue$1,320+15%
Southeast Washington$1,303-53%
Randle Heights$1,235-23%
Fort Dupont$1,211+1%
Washington Highlands$1,199+26%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Georgetown$4,500+18%
Connecticut Avenue - K Street$4,422+7%
Logan Circle - Shaw$4,299+4%
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown$4,151+2%
Cathedral Heights$4,103+12%
Carver - Langston$4,034+11%
Columbia Heights$3,974+20%
U-Street$3,926+5%
Northwest Washington$3,871+3%
Foggy Bottom$3,600+22%
Stanton Park$3,500+3%
West Village$3,500-22%
NoMa$3,304-2%
H Street-NoMa$3,304-2%
Northeast Washington$3,2850%
Southwest - Waterfront$3,2500%
Southwest Washington$3,250-1%
Capitol Hill$3,2000%
Park View$3,150+7%
Adams Morgan$3,135-2%
Eckington$3,110+13%
Navy Yard$3,100-22%
Mount Vernon Square$2,995-31%
Fair Oaks$2,948+12%
Edgewood$2,875+6%
Near Northeast$2,860+3%
Pleasant Plains$2,800-15%
Brookland$2,740+11%
McNair$2,719+14%
16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park$2,700+8%
Brightwood Park$2,700+8%
Woodley Park$2,699-10%
Glover Park$2,670-9%
Petworth$2,557+5%
Neabsco$2,443+14%
Marumsco$2,256+3%
Mount Pleasant$2,2290%
Cherry Hill$1,950+10%
Trinidad$1,900-24%
Fairlawn$1,750-12%
Anacostia$1,644+2%
Congress Heights$1,527+9%
Randle Heights$1,441-13%
Southeast Washington$1,431-16%
Fort Dupont$1,413-9%
Bellevue$1,383-1%
Washington Highlands$1,329+18%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

12%

15-30 Mins

34%

30-40 Mins

25%

40-60 Mins

20%

60+ Mins

9%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8383

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 76 of 139 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 88 of 139 renters

Percentage: 7474

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 72 of 139 renters

Percentage: 6969

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 97 of 139 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 73 of 139 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 6% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 18% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Washington's coffee shop scene.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 28% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Washington looks good for nightlife.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 9% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Washington is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 76% more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Washington has a lot of style.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 26% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 36% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Washington is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 51% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 23% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 29% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 123 of 139 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 111 of 139 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 110 of 139 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 107 of 139 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 92 of 139 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 91 of 139 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 91 of 139 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 88 of 139 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 85 of 139 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 82 of 139 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 78 of 139 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 73 of 139 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 73 of 139 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 74 of 139 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 79 of 139 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 82 of 139 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 88 of 139 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 89 of 139 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 97 of 139 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 104 of 139 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Washington

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About

Washington, DC

Overview of Washington

As we always say; if it's good enough for the President of the United States, it's got to be good enough for us! Old George Washington himself selected this lovely location along the Potomac River, and modern day residents enjoy taking strolling between the monuments, museums, and motorcades. Washington D.C. is split into four quadrants, with the U.S. Capitol building at the center. When searching for apartments, check out the hot cuisine in Penn Quarter, go dancing in Adams Morgan, or check out the rowhouses in Georgetown to get a good idea of what Washington DC has to offer.

Washington D.C. Apartments

Because so many movers and shakers want to live near the nexus of power, rent in Washington D.C. comes in on the high side. If you're looking for apartments in Washington D.C., studios and one-bedroom places generally start out around $1,500 a month. If you're in the market to rent more space, three-bedroom Washington DC apartments can cost anywhere from $3,500 to $7,000. But then again, with that high power government job you're probably not worried about rent, are you?

Balancing Work and Life in Washington D.C.

Politics, naturally, is the main business of Washington D.C with the federal government accounting for at least 1/3 of jobs in Washington DC. That being said, there are still plenty of jobs in other industries. Education, finance, public policy, and scientific research are all important sectors of the local economy.

When you're not working there are plenty of opportunities to explore all the national landmarks that are just a short trip from your apartment. Check out the White House and many famous memorials. Visit the National Archives, the Smithsonian museums and galleries, or the National Gallery of Art. Or you can watch the Washington Wizards, the Capitals, the Nationals, and the Redskins all play.

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