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Average Rent in Washington, DC

Average Rent in Washington, DC

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Studio - $1,946-3%
1 Bed - $2,309-6%
2 Beds - $3,289+1%
Last updated 2/20/2024

Average Apartment Cost in Washington, DC

The average rent for apartments in Washington, DC, is between $1,946 and $3,289 in 2024. For a studio apartment in Washington, DC, the average rent is $1,946. When it comes to 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent in Washington, DC, is $2,309. For a 2-bedroom apartment, the average rent is $3,289.

Apartment Rent Ranges in Washington, DC

Apartment PricesProportion
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8%
21%
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Neighborhood Apartment Rent Trends in Washington, DC

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
West End$2,4610%
McNair$2,399+43%
Mount Vernon Triangle$2,277-1%
Navy Yard$2,270-1%
Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End$2,203-9%
Foggy Bottom$2,191+11%
Connecticut Avenue - K Street$2,146-2%
Dupont Circle$2,125-9%
Logan Circle - Shaw$2,107+1%
Park View$2,100--
Pleasant Plains$2,100--
West Village$2,095--
U-Street$2,034-10%
NoMa$1,9710%
H Street-NoMa$1,9710%
Mount Vernon Square$1,949-15%
Northeast Washington$1,933+2%
Adams Morgan$1,932-11%
Northwest Washington$1,909-5%
Capitol Hill$1,909+3%
Stanton Park$1,8500%
Southeast Washington$1,841-4%
Columbia Heights$1,835-4%
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown$1,805-5%
Southwest - Waterfront$1,800-8%
Southwest Washington$1,800-8%
Glover Park$1,795+47%
Trinidad$1,750-7%
Fair Oaks$1,749-6%
Baileys Crossroads$1,700+3%
Woodley Park$1,699-6%
Cathedral Heights$1,605-8%
Petworth$1,580+12%
Marumsco$1,484+2%
Georgetown$1,452-3%
Edgewood$1,386-13%
Brookland$1,386-13%
16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park$1,313--
Brightwood Park$1,313--
Chevy Chase-DC$1,250-2%
Anacostia$1,023--
Historic Anacostia$1,023--
Bellevue$959+7%
Congress Heights$959+7%
Fort Dupont$8990%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
West End$3,478+4%
U-Street$3,257+11%
Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End$3,043-3%
West Village$2,985-19%
Dupont Circle$2,925-12%
Georgetown$2,900-17%
Cathedral Heights$2,834+25%
Logan Circle - Shaw$2,807-4%
Connecticut Avenue - K Street$2,745+2%
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown$2,629+4%
Foggy Bottom$2,470+1%
Kingman Park$2,467-7%
NoMa$2,424+1%
H Street-NoMa$2,424+1%
Mount Vernon Triangle$2,412-15%
Navy Yard$2,399-19%
Northwest Washington$2,350-6%
Capitol Hill$2,350-2%
Stanton Park$2,3000%
Mount Vernon Square$2,285-17%
Woodley Park$2,282+6%
Northeast Washington$2,255-4%
Columbia Heights$2,237-8%
Adams Morgan$2,223-19%
Southwest - Waterfront$2,184-1%
Southwest Washington$2,184-2%
Fair Oaks$2,179+8%
Park View$2,150+9%
Pleasant Plains$2,100-7%
Marumsco$2,052+2%
McNair$1,992+10%
Petworth$1,930+1%
Glover Park$1,914-9%
Trinidad$1,894+11%
Edgewood$1,795-8%
Brookland$1,793-5%
16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park$1,750-20%
Brightwood Park$1,750-20%
Cherry Hill$1,7500%
Chevy Chase-DC$1,590-6%
Southeast Washington$1,532-32%
Fort Dupont$1,525+33%
Fairlawn$1,523--
Anacostia$1,434-1%
Bellevue$1,430+24%
Congress Heights$1,430+24%
Historic Anacostia$1,238-15%
Randle Heights$1,061--
Washington Highlands$1,025+8%
Baileys Crossroads$950-41%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Cathedral Heights$4,326+20%
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown$4,154+14%
Mount Vernon Triangle$4,0160%
Georgetown$4,000-11%
West Village$4,000-11%
Dupont Circle$3,995-4%
Connecticut Avenue - K Street$3,868-4%
Logan Circle - Shaw$3,847+5%
U-Street$3,800-10%
Navy Yard$3,650-6%
Northwest Washington$3,603+4%
Mount Vernon Square$3,600-9%
Capitol Hill$3,500+13%
Stanton Park$3,5000%
Columbia Heights$3,350-4%
Woodley Park$3,258+9%
Park View$3,250+30%
Adams Morgan$3,225+8%
NoMa$3,222-2%
H Street-NoMa$3,222-2%
Southwest Washington$3,199-8%
Southwest - Waterfront$3,194+4%
Pleasant Plains$3,000+20%
Northeast Washington$2,844-8%
Glover Park$2,776+32%
Foggy Bottom$2,700+38%
16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park$2,700+23%
Brightwood Park$2,700+23%
Edgewood$2,595-21%
Brookland$2,595-20%
Fair Oaks$2,569+3%
Petworth$2,5650%
McNair$2,292+28%
Trinidad$2,288+8%
Chevy Chase-DC$2,2470%
Kingman Park$2,199--
Marumsco$2,168+2%
Baileys Crossroads$2,025-8%
Cherry Hill$1,910+9%
Anacostia$1,6500%
Fairlawn$1,650-17%
Bellevue$1,635+17%
Southeast Washington$1,635+3%
Congress Heights$1,635+17%
Randle Heights$1,599-18%
Historic Anacostia$1,453-25%
Fort Dupont$1,395+16%
Washington Highlands$1,350+22%

How Other Cities Compare to Washington, DC

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Reston$2,841-10%
Manassas$2,297+65%
Fredericksburg$2,268--
Bethesda$2,079+2%
Arlington$2,071+4%
Gaithersburg$2,039+9%
Annapolis$1,985+11%
Rockville$1,874+1%
Fairfax$1,818-6%
Columbia$1,800-7%
Alexandria$1,720-10%
Silver Spring$1,669+10%
Owings Mills$1,660+6%
Falls Church$1,627+11%
Towson$1,5470%
Woodbridge$1,507-2%
Baltimore$1,425-7%
Laurel$1,360-17%
Germantown$1,350-17%
Frederick$1,350-29%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Bethesda$2,627+2%
Annapolis$2,400+2%
Arlington$2,386+1%
Gaithersburg$2,177+6%
Fairfax$2,157+9%
Rockville$2,124+4%
Reston$2,057-3%
Silver Spring$1,945+9%
Alexandria$1,937-5%
Woodbridge$1,926+10%
Frederick$1,910+10%
Falls Church$1,837+5%
Manassas$1,836-1%
Laurel$1,793+10%
Germantown$1,733+3%
Towson$1,722+5%
Greenbelt$1,692+6%
Owings Mills$1,644-8%
Columbia$1,587-1%
Baltimore$1,475+2%
Fredericksburg$1,462-9%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Bethesda$3,384+5%
Arlington$3,206+6%
Gaithersburg$2,687+11%
Annapolis$2,672+3%
Rockville$2,590+2%
Fairfax$2,539+2%
Reston$2,513-2%
Alexandria$2,4130%
Silver Spring$2,263+6%
Laurel$2,253+12%
Manassas$2,230+4%
Falls Church$2,225+7%
Towson$2,155+5%
Frederick$2,125+10%
Woodbridge$2,0760%
Owings Mills$1,974-7%
Columbia$1,963+5%
Greenbelt$1,955+8%
Germantown$1,940-1%
Baltimore$1,579-8%
Fredericksburg$1,445-18%

Washington, DC Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds
Feb 2023Mar 2023Apr 2023May 2023Jun 2023Jul 2023Aug 2023Sep 2023Oct 2023Nov 2023Dec 2023Jan 2024Feb 2024
$2000$2005$2046$2039$2045$2113$2075$2054$2000$1979$1971$1949$1942
$2450$2459$2486$2475$2480$2492$2504$2515$2450$2436$2368$2368$2368
$3325$3395$3397$3483$3573$3559$3529$3427$3415$3406$3329$3277$3193
$3474$3395$3590$4000$4012$3950$2850$2850$3700$3965$3794$3600$2600

Neighborhood Information for Washington, DC

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Washington, DC?

The most affordable neighborhoods in Washington are Baileys Crossroads, where the average 1-bedroom apartment rent goes for $950, Washington Highlands, where renters pay $1,025 on average for a 1-bedroom apartment, and Randle Heights, where the average 1-bedroom apartment rent goes for $1,061. If you're looking for other great deals, check out the listings in Historic Anacostia ($1,238 for a 1-bedroom apartment) or Bellevue ($1,430 for a 1-bedroom apartment), compared to the $2,309 average for a Washington 1-bedroom apartment.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Washington, DC?

The most affordable neighborhoods in Washington are West End, where the average 1-bedroom apartment rent goes for $3,478, U-Street, where renters pay $3,257 on average for a 1-bedroom apartment, and Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End, where the average 1-bedroom apartment rent goes for $3,043. If you're looking for other great deals, check out the listings in West Village ($2,985 for a 1-bedroom apartment) or Dupont Circle ($2,925 for a 1-bedroom apartment), compared to the $2,309 average for a Washington 1-bedroom apartment.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Washington, DC?

The most popular neighborhoods in Washington are Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, where the average 1-bedroom apartment rent goes for $2,629, Mount Vernon Square, where renters pay $2,285 on average for a 1-bedroom apartment, and Mount Vernon Triangle, where the average 1-bedroom apartment rent goes for $2,412. If you're looking for other popular neighborhoods, check out the listings in Connecticut Avenue - K Street ($2,745 for a 1-bedroom apartment) or NoMa ($2,424 for a 1-bedroom apartment), compared to the $2,309 average for a Washington 1-bedroom apartment.

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