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Average Rent in Washington, DC

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Washington Studio - $2,025-1%
Washington 1 Bed - $2,455-1%
Washington 2 Beds - $3,332-4%
Last updated 6/17/2024

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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

Last updated 6/17/2024

*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 $2,025 to $3,332. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Washington, DC is $2,025. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,455. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $3,332.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-1%

Changed from $2,045 to $2,025
1 Bed

-1%

Changed from $2,480 to $2,455
2 Beds

-4%

Changed from $3,471 to $3,332
Last updated 6/17/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
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7%
22%
70%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Fredericksburg$2,643+1%
Manassas$2,637+9%
Arlington$2,117+4%
Bethesda$2,079+18%
Fairfax$2,044+3%
Washington$2,025-1%
Frederick$1,951-8%
Rockville$1,9450%
Columbia$1,7990%
Alexandria$1,778-7%
Annapolis$1,750-3%
Silver Spring$1,732+8%
Germantown$1,7090%
Towson$1,680+8%
Gaithersburg$1,679-13%
Owings Mills$1,605+4%
Woodbridge$1,5450%
Glen Burnie$1,526-6%
Baltimore$1,461-7%
Laurel$1,411-17%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Ashburn$3,316+51%
Bethesda$2,546-3%
Annapolis$2,523+5%
Arlington$2,512+4%
Washington$2,455-1%
Reston$2,260+5%
Rockville$2,205+3%
Fairfax$2,1570%
Manassas$2,061+12%
Gaithersburg$2,057-6%
Alexandria$2,0470%
Silver Spring$2,000+3%
Frederick$1,948+11%
Columbia$1,922+13%
Laurel$1,876+11%
Towson$1,853+4%
Woodbridge$1,826+1%
Owings Mills$1,749+2%
Germantown$1,644-12%
Fredericksburg$1,587+7%
Glen Burnie$1,474+1%
Baltimore$1,451+5%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Bethesda$3,5420%
Arlington$3,490+4%
Washington$3,332-4%
Reston$2,951+15%
Annapolis$2,756-5%
Fairfax$2,737+5%
Rockville$2,723-1%
Ashburn$2,689+5%
Alexandria$2,598+6%
Gaithersburg$2,389-11%
Laurel$2,377+14%
Manassas$2,333+16%
Towson$2,327+3%
Silver Spring$2,309+2%
Frederick$2,217+9%
Woodbridge$2,189+5%
Columbia$2,113+12%
Owings Mills$2,095-1%
Germantown$2,0010%
Glen Burnie$1,767+1%
Baltimore$1,670+2%
Fredericksburg$1,599-12%

Compare Neighborhoods

Washington Highlands

$1,199

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Fort Dupont

$1,211

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Congress Heights

$1,304

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 Congress Heights, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,199, $1,211, and $1,304 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Bellevue and Southeast Washington, where the rents are $1,320 and $1,480, a favorable comparison to Washington's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,455.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Washington, DC?

In Washington, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are West Village, Georgetown, and West End. A 1-bedroom apartment in West Village averages at $6,000, in Georgetown it averages $5,000, and in West End, the average is $4,065. For additional high-end living options, U-Street offers 1-bedroom apartments at $3,000, and Dupont Circle at $2,995. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,455 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 $2,628. Mount Vernon Square sees average rents of $2,187 for a 1-bedroom unit. NoMa offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $2,454. For those seeking other popular areas, H Street-NoMa presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,454, and Eckington at $2,137. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,455 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
McNair$2,459+40%
Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End$2,438+15%
Foggy Bottom$2,390+22%
Connecticut Avenue - K Street$2,354-2%
Dupont Circle$2,271-2%
Adams Morgan$2,250+4%
Logan Circle - Shaw$2,225+9%
Mount Vernon Square$2,141-19%
Navy Yard$2,100-10%
West Village$2,095--
U-Street$2,074-3%
Northwest Washington$2,0500%
NoMa$2,012-1%
H Street-NoMa$2,012-1%
Park View$2,000--
Pleasant Plains$2,000--
Carver - Langston$2,000-1%
Fair Oaks$1,969-1%
Northeast Washington$1,954-3%
Columbia Heights$1,895+4%
Southeast Washington$1,875-11%
Capitol Hill$1,862+1%
Stanton Park$1,8500%
Southwest - Waterfront$1,825-8%
Southwest Washington$1,825-8%
Woodley Park$1,800+6%
Near Northeast$1,785-8%
Cathedral Heights$1,745-5%
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown$1,740-12%
Eckington$1,730--
Edgewood$1,691+7%
Brookland$1,691+7%
Mount Pleasant$1,615+9%
Glover Park$1,600+31%
Petworth$1,5800%
Trinidad$1,513--
Georgetown$1,393+1%
16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park$1,313--
Brightwood Park$1,313--
Ivy City$1,263--
Anacostia$1,250--
Fairlawn$1,250--
Fort Dupont$1,099--
Bellevue$9600%
Congress Heights$9600%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
U-Street$3,000+12%
Dupont Circle$2,995-14%
Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End$2,864-14%
Connecticut Avenue - K Street$2,820-1%
Cathedral Heights$2,802+24%
Navy Yard$2,800-8%
Columbia Heights$2,774+9%
Adams Morgan$2,766+3%
Logan Circle - Shaw$2,755+7%
Ivy City$2,717-9%
Carver - Langston$2,700+11%
Foggy Bottom$2,683+2%
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown$2,628-1%
Northwest Washington$2,605+2%
NoMa$2,4540%
H Street-NoMa$2,4540%
Kingman Park$2,400-4%
Capitol Hill$2,395+2%
Woodley Park$2,391+14%
Northeast Washington$2,312-5%
Stanton Park$2,3000%
Park View$2,300+15%
Edgewood$2,294+16%
Southwest - Waterfront$2,250-1%
Southwest Washington$2,250-1%
Mount Vernon Square$2,187-26%
Fair Oaks$2,165+1%
Eckington$2,137-22%
McNair$2,113+9%
Brookland$2,087+10%
Mount Pleasant$2,080+10%
Near Northeast$2,039-12%
Glover Park$2,006+10%
Hill East$2,000-24%
16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park$1,950+15%
Brightwood Park$1,950+15%
Petworth$1,9300%
Cherry Hill$1,875+7%
Trinidad$1,675+5%
Pleasant Plains$1,599-29%
Fairlawn$1,523-8%
Anacostia$1,511+5%
Southeast Washington$1,480-45%
Bellevue$1,320+15%
Congress Heights$1,304+13%
Fort Dupont$1,211+4%
Washington Highlands$1,199+26%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Dupont Circle$5,531+7%
Foggy Bottom$4,500+131%
Connecticut Avenue - K Street$4,262+2%
Cathedral Heights$4,190+9%
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown$4,002-5%
Woodley Park$3,950+27%
Logan Circle - Shaw$3,831-7%
Georgetown$3,750-1%
Ivy City$3,743-5%
Northwest Washington$3,716+1%
U-Street$3,700-6%
Mount Vernon Square$3,600-17%
Stanton Park$3,5000%
West Village$3,500-22%
Adams Morgan$3,450+15%
Columbia Heights$3,400+10%
NoMa$3,3520%
H Street-NoMa$3,3520%
Park View$3,250+10%
Northeast Washington$3,212-2%
Capitol Hill$3,175+2%
Southwest - Waterfront$3,175-2%
Southwest Washington$3,175-10%
Navy Yard$3,100-22%
Hill East$3,100+9%
Eckington$3,091--
Pleasant Plains$2,800-15%
Near Northeast$2,790-1%
Fair Oaks$2,764+6%
McNair$2,690+50%
16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park$2,625+5%
Brightwood Park$2,625+5%
Glover Park$2,619-10%
Petworth$2,565+5%
Carver - Langston$2,500-31%
Mount Pleasant$2,2290%
Kingman Park$2,199--
Edgewood$2,100-14%
Brookland$2,100-14%
Cherry Hill$1,910+9%
Trinidad$1,900-24%
Anacostia$1,850+13%
Fairlawn$1,750-12%
Southeast Washington$1,617-5%
Congress Heights$1,527+9%
Fort Dupont$1,428+2%
Bellevue$1,383-1%
Washington Highlands$1,350+20%

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

The definition of "young" is constantly changing - whether college is 10 months or 10 years behind you, you're still the kind of guy or gal looking to make a home in a big city. But New York and Boston aren't for everyone - so consider a different kind of East Coast city: Washington, D.C.

Without a doubt, D.C. is the place you want to be if you're thinking of a career in politics. But our nation's capital has a lot more to offer than political clout and tons of embassies and history. First, there's the museums, the sports, the award-winning restaurants, the bar scene and finally, the surprisingly affordable housing. In need of cheap apartments for rent in Washington, D.C.? Look no further than Barry Farm.

An exciting neighborhood, just over the river

Barry Farms is located just to the south east of downtown D.C., right across the Anacostia River. It's a cozy neighborhood, bisected by the Suitland Parkway for easy driving access and only a short bike ride or metro trip from all the action downtown. In fact, right around the corner from your new home is Anacostia Metro, across from Savoy Playground, just one of the many parks in the neighborhood.

While you'll undoubtedly want to be enjoying your time downtown at some of the city's best bars or in Georgetown or around G.W. University, where college life is thriving, Barry Farm itself is a great neighborhood to hang out in. The Washington Post reported that the median age is around 23, with the majority of residents being single. But for young parents in search of affordable housing, Barry Farm is an attractive D.C. locale as well. There are lots of young families around, and the nearby neighborhoods are packed with more public parks and great schools.

That said, the real clincher for Barry Farm residents tends to be sports.

Cheer your new hometown on to victory

Cheap apartments for rent are great, but a person needs entertainment. Enter: D.C.'s biggest sports teams.

NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL - you name it - if you're a sports fan, Barry Farm is the neighborhood for you. You're only a 20 minute ride on the Washington Metrorail green line from the Verizon Center, where you can catch the Washington Wizards play basketball or the Washington Capitals tear up the ice in hockey season. Eager for baseball season? When the time comes, just hop on the green line out of Barry Farm to the Navy Yard Metro across the river and enjoy a Washington Nationals game at Nationals Park. You can even walk if you've got a free half hour!

Are you a soccer fan? Hop on D.C.'s Metrobus and head to RFK Stadium, where you can catch the DC United tending goal. Or watch the Washington Redskins take on all comers at FedEx Field just over the border in Maryland.

Fans will especially love the Barry Farm neighborhood thanks to the Goodman League, which hosts charity games and events featuring some of the best college and NBA players in the U.S. And it's right in your backyard in Barry Farm.

Cheap apartments for rent can be found in Washington, D.C., but not always with a killer neighborhood to match them. Barry Farm has it all: sports, affordable housing and a lively, youthful atmosphere. Best of all, the Washington Post recently reported that Barry Farm was selected for community redevelopment, so you can expect this corner of D.C. to be a major up-and-comer in the next few years.

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City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Washington, DC$2,455$3,332
Arlington, VA 2.6 miles$2,512$3,490
Rosslyn, VA 2 miles------
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Alexandria, VA 6.1 miles$2,047$2,598
Pentagon, DC 1.5 miles------
Bethesda, MD 7 miles$2,546$3,542
Silver Spring, MD 6.8 miles$2,000$2,309
Falls Church, VA 7.3 miles$1,900$2,365
Hyattsville, MD 6.6 miles$1,941$2,237