Washington, DC, is the nation's capital and has many furnished apartments for rent. Those apartments appeal to students and working professionals. Along with attractions like the National Mall, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial, DC boasts an active nightlife scene with plenty of bars and nightclubs. When you rent a furnished unit, you can move right in and reduce the time and money you spend decorating. With Rent.com's search function, finding and renting furnished apartments that let you save on decorating is an easy experience.
Washington, DC, as the U.S. capital, draws people from around the country and world. The federal government is the region's main employer, but you'll also find jobs working for local government agencies, hospitals, manufacturing companies and schools.
Complexes and landlords base rental prices on a number of factors, including proximity to local attractions, features and distance to major employers. Living near work might cost more but will save you on parking fees and gas. You may find units within walking distance of the National Mall and other historic sites, or you might look for units near shopping centers and restaurants. The most expensive furnished apartments are usually those in units that cater to international businesspeople and politicians who spend only a portion of their time living in Washington, DC. The further you move away from the city center, the more you can save.
At some point on your apartment hunt, you'll need to take a tour of a property. Many apartment hunters focus on certain details without inspecting or asking about important amenities and facts about the apartment. To help you get the best value, this Rent.com blog post provides you with a simple checklist of what to look for when touring apartments for rent.