709 Listings in Washington, DC

Apartment Rent Prices and Reviews.

Overview

Known for its politics, museums, and monuments, Washington, D.C., has a lot more to offer than just history lessons and late-night comedy material. Although politics are central to the D.C. area, the robust city is comprised of over 30 unique neighborhoods spanning across four quadrants, with each individual area containing its own unique culture and style.

Are you ready to start your evening at a bar before catching a sports game? How about living up the nightlife after an evening of fine dining and history lessons at one of the 20+ museums? Perhaps you prefer to go on a hike in the woods or spend the day soaking up the sun on the waterfront? Regardless of what you fancy, Washington, D.C., has an experience for everyone.

Cost of Living

59% Rent

vs

41% Own

Renter's Cost vs. Income

Last Updated June 2017

Average Monthly Rent

Last Updated June 2017

Studio + 1 Bathroom
$2,071

$237 this year

1 Bedroom + 1 Bathroom
$2,711

$237 this year

1 Bedroom + 1.5 Bathrooms
$3,878

$237 this year

Local Insight

Northeast

The northeastern quadrant encompasses the area located north of East Capitol Street and east of North Capitol Street. Here, <b>H Street</b> has become an art mecca for locals and visitors alike. Nicknamed after its treasured historical venue, the Atlas District houses theaters, dance studios, jazz clubs, performance spaces, art collectives and co-ops, as well as unique restaurants. Boasting a lower rent rate than other quadrants, NE is seeing an influx of new residences and businesses that are actively contributing to the revival of the neighborhoods that surround this art and music center.

Nightlife

No matter where you go in the sprawling metropolis of D.C., you will find a lively night scene ready to embrace you and suit your particular interests. The 14th & U-Street/Shaw neighborhood is known for the annual Pride Parade and the U St. Corridor, an 11-block sprawl of bars that draw in folks from all over the DC Metro area. Also in NW, Chinatown offers many bars and various nightlife spots, partly due to the Verizon Center, which hosts major professional sporting and music events. With the large crowds that frequently show up for concerts, comedy shows, and sporting events, there are a plenty of bars and restaurants that have popped up as well.

Satisfy Your Tastebuds

Food in D.C. is deeply rooted in its history. There is an emphasis on tradition and sourcing the freshest ingredients possible for each dish. Seafood, Southern Comfort, and Collision with Culture are core principles in the food culture here. With the rich Virginia and Maryland farmland surrounding the D.C. area, restaurants are able to source their ingredients with a local-first, farm-fresh approach. Even rooftop and in-house gardening have made their way into the city.

Being so close to the Chesapeake Bay, D.C. food culture continues to uphold its classic seafood specialties. Chefs adore being able to combine the fresh seafood with the locally-grown ingredients. The city has also embraced food trucks, which offer a variety of options, such as fancy grilled cheese and crab cakes in addition to Ethiopian, Thai, and Persian cuisines.

To impress a date or out-of-town visitors, there's no shortage of amazing restaurants. Many fine dining experiences are just waiting to be discovered in the Georgetown and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. Washington, D.C., was named one of the healthiest cities in the country, primarily due to the city's vigilance in maintaining a culture of health and wellness. The area boasts a growing list of organic, vegan, and raw food restaurants. This robust layout of healthy eating options makes it possible for residents to grab a healthy meal or fresh-pressed juice throughout the day.

Weather

Weather in Washington provides an array of experiences for all four seasons. In the winter months, temperatures can vary from 25-50 degrees. The occasional SnowZilla storm can and does occur, shutting down the entire city and keeping kids out of school for days. Spring weather typically follows the "April showers bring May flowers" saying, which then, in turn, releases an apocalypse of pollen. As a result, many people in the region suffer from allergies for 2-3 weeks following the epic flower bloom. Fall is typically the most stable season, with cooler temperatures and crisp air. These conditions are perfect for camping in the mountain region in Virginia, which is just west of Washington. During the summer, temperatures can range from 75-100 degrees. Humidity is also a major factor here, and it usually makes the outdoors feel even hotter. Fortunately, the temperature cools down to a mild 65-75 degrees in the evenings if the humidity isn’t too bad.

Travel and Transport

Due to the high volume of residents, workers, and tourists traveling throughout Washington, D.C. every day, there are numerous ways to commute. As public transportation is a central means of travel for many people, the D.C. Metro offers commuters an above and below-ground rail system. This mode of transportation connects D.C. to the Virginia and Maryland suburbs. Thanks to the D.C. Metro, many residents of D.C. can work in neighboring states or vice versa. The flow of people for work, tourism, and general travel is somewhat hectic. When routine commuting is combined with the intense infrastructure construction projects that are currently in progress, traffic can end up delayed for 2-4 hours. We like to say that one D.C. mile could mean an hour of travel time, depending on where you are or what events are taking place. More often than not, purchasing a Metro Smart-Trip card will get you where you want to go much faster than driving.

To live in D.C. means spending much of your commute sitting in traffic trying to get in, out, and around the city on I-495. Here, this Interstate is referred to as "the Beltway," as it wraps around the entire city to reach other major interstate connectors. Most importantly, rush hour here can last from 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. If one of the major bridges is shut down, forget it. Stop for an appetizer and a drink somewhere to wait it out. Always listed as a top contender for worst traffic cities, the dreaded D.C. rush hour can make your trip take two or three times as long as usual, depending on your destination and route.

The combination of car and commuter culture also means parking can be painful. Not every apartment or condo offers a space for residents, so this is a critical factor to consider when choosing a place to live. Street parking in D.C. often requires you to decode signs. You may find yourself analyzing a list of hours in an attempt to determine if permits are needed or how much to pay a meter in order to park in any given spot. Many meters don't work and parking enforcement officers are like predators in this city, waiting to leave tickets on vulnerable windshields for even 1-minute offenders.

Commuting to Work

Last Updated June 2017

Public Transportation You Should Know
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

WMATA is the main system that sprawls the entire DC Metro area that consists of both the bus and rail lines in Washington, DC. There are over 300 bus routes serving the area and 6 subway lines with over 90 stops. With two more lines for the metro more being constructed to reach further into the Virginia and Maryland suburbs, the transportation system is relied upon immensely by residents, professionals, and visitors.

How Safe Is It?

Violent Crime Rates per 100,000 Residents

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FAQs

What is the average rating of a community in Washington?

The average rating is 2/5 stars.

What is the average price for a Studio + 1 Bathroom in Washington?

The average price is $2,071.28.

What is the average price for a 1 Bedroom + 1 Bathroom in Washington?

The average price is $2,711.46.

What is the average price for a 2 Bedrooms + 1 Bathroom in Washington?

The average price is $2,817.59.

What is the average price for a 2 Bedrooms + 2 Bathrooms in Washington?

The average price is $4,226.10.

What is the average monthly rent for Washington?

Based on 2017 city data, the average monthly rent is $1,512.00.

What is the average commute time?

Based on 2017 city data, the average commute is 29.8 mins.