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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%

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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

*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%
Owings Mills$1,785+17%
Woodbridge$1,560+2%
Glen Burnie$1,526-7%
Laurel$1,396-17%
Baltimore$1,382-13%
Dundalk$1,155-1%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Ashburn$3,547+3%
Bethesda$2,702+1%
Arlington$2,535+1%
Annapolis$2,441+2%
Fairfax$2,230+2%
Manassas$2,227+22%
Alexandria$2,031-4%
Frederick$1,968+11%
Columbia$1,962+15%
Laurel$1,907+8%
Woodbridge$1,888+7%
Owings Mills$1,727+1%
Fredericksburg$1,653+6%
Glen Burnie$1,597+10%
Baltimore$1,470+7%
Bowie$1,370-2%
Dundalk$1,200+10%
King George$1,100--
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%
Laurel$2,294+7%
Woodbridge$2,242+7%
Columbia$2,227+14%
Manassas$2,216+8%
Frederick$2,205+10%
Warrenton$2,150+28%
Owings Mills$2,101+2%
Glen Burnie$1,789-3%
Bowie$1,767+7%
Baltimore$1,618+3%
Fredericksburg$1,574-13%
Dundalk$1,384+3%
King George$1,000--

Compare Neighborhoods

Fort Dupont

$1,211

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Southeast Washington

$1,303

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Bellevue

$1,320

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 Fort Dupont, Southeast Washington, and Bellevue, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,211, $1,303, and $1,320 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Congress Heights and Trinidad, where the rents are $1,325 and $1,400, 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 Logan Circle - Shaw. 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. Logan Circle - Shaw offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $2,745. For those seeking other popular areas, Logan Circle Historic District presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,700, and Dupont Circle at $3,919. 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%
Adams Morgan$2,300-15%
Connecticut Avenue - K Street$2,300-4%
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%
Southeast Washington$1,930-10%
West Falls Church$1,923--
Columbia Heights$1,895+1%
Capitol Hill$1,8690%
Stanton Park$1,8500%
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown$1,797-11%
Eckington$1,758--
Brookland$1,745+49%
Edgewood$1,745+11%
Woodley Park$1,6990%
Cathedral Heights$1,698-8%
Mount Pleasant$1,615+9%
Glover Park$1,600+31%
Petworth$1,5800%
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--
Chevy Chase-DC$1,2500%
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%
Logan Circle Historic District$2,700+8%
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%
Brookland$2,150+9%
Edgewood$2,150+8%
McNair$2,139+5%
Mount Pleasant$2,122+12%
Georgetown$2,001-43%
Park View$2,0000%
Hill East$2,000-24%
16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park$1,995+17%
Brightwood Park$1,995+17%
Petworth$1,9250%
West Falls Church$1,900+6%
Cherry Hill$1,875+7%
Glover Park$1,859-15%
Pleasant Plains$1,599-29%
Chevy Chase-DC$1,590-6%
Fairlawn$1,523-8%
Bloomingdale$1,500-43%
Anacostia$1,485+4%
Trinidad$1,400-12%
Congress Heights$1,325+13%
Bellevue$1,320+15%
Southeast Washington$1,303-53%
Fort Dupont$1,211+1%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Dupont Circle$5,976+17%
Georgetown$4,500+18%
Connecticut Avenue - K Street$4,422+7%
Logan Circle - Shaw$4,299+4%
Logan Circle Historic District$4,195-16%
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%
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%
West Falls Church$2,365+10%
Hill East$2,300--
Chevy Chase-DC$2,2470%
Mount Pleasant$2,2290%
Bloomingdale$2,200--
Cherry Hill$1,950+10%
Trinidad$1,900-24%
Fairlawn$1,750-12%
Anacostia$1,644+2%
Congress Heights$1,527+9%
Southeast Washington$1,431-16%
Fort Dupont$1,413-9%
Bellevue$1,383-1%

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.

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About

Washington, DC

Overview of Washington

Washington D.C. isn't just America's capital, it's also one of the nation's most beautiful cities. With its neoclassical and Georgian architecture, D.C. has become one of the more iconic cityscapes in the entire world. Who wouldn't want a chance to live here?

But buying real estate in D.C. has a notorious reputation - which makes raising a family there tough. Luckily, there are numerous, affordable houses for rent in the area. Georgetown is one of the most popular neighborhoods for families.

Whether you just want the space to stretch out and relax or are looking for a new neighborhood in which to bring up your kids, Georgetown has plenty of housing options for you.

Explore the heart of academia in Washington D.C.

Georgetown is located in D.C.'s Northwest side, bordered by the Potomac River to the south and Rock Creek to the East. At the neighborhood's northern tip is the United States Naval Observatory, and just across the Potomac you'll find Arlington Cemetery.

Your new neighborhood won't be far from D.C.'s central business district or the museums that line the northern side of the National Mall. If education and an academic environment are important to your family, having the Smithsonian and National Museum of Natural History, National Portrait Gallery and other public institutions so close is indispensable. Of course, when it comes to invigorating academics, nothing beats being right between two of the city's best schools.

The Georgetown University campus is right next door, which means you get to enjoy its iconic gothic spires and rich architectural character. Plus, you'll reap all the educational benefits of living in a college town - not to mention the center of American politics. Just southeast of your neighborhood is George Washington University, another respected school.

But Georgetown isn't just known for its gorgeous houses for rent or invigorating academic environment - it's also D.C.'s most green and lush neighborhood, spotted with parks and wide open spaces.

Although there are plenty of roomy houses available for rent in D.C., few of them have much yard space to speak of. For that reason, parks are an essential part of a D.C.- native's day-to-day life. While you might not be able to lounge on your own swath of grass, there are plenty of other Georgetown-local and city parks to hang out at. And considering this is the nation's capital, it won't surprise you to find out that they are among the most well-tended and beautiful parks in the world.

The rich collection of parks, trails and outdoor activities in Georgetown

Dumbarton Oaks Park and the Whitehaven Community Garden are just two of the largest. If you're looking for a bit of exercise, you can jog or walk along the historic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, with its pedestrian trails.

D.C. itself boasts 230,000 acres of parks and outside space in the metro region, according to Washington.org. Just check out national highlights like Hillwood Gardens - which is home to more than 3,500 kinds of flowers - or the Franciscan Monastery Gardens, Potomac Park, the beloved National Arboretum or Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, which happens to be the only National Park site devoted strictly to water plants.

As D.C. is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the U.S. - not to mention the world - many of these parks have historical or informational tours that you can take advantage of.

Does D.C. sound like it might be the right fit for you - or maybe you and your family? Whether you're looking for a spacious home of your own, have some roommates in mind or want to raise your kids in a historic and history-making city, D.C. is an ideal spot for you - and it's hard to beat Georgetown's charm and character.

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