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The most affordable apartments for rent in Downtown, Washington

400 Eighth St. | Photo: Apartment Guide
By Hoodline - Published on May 27, 2020.

According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a one bedroom in Downtown are hovering around $2,377, compared to a $2,000 one-bedroom median for Washington as a whole.

So how does the low-end pricing on a Downtown rental look these days — and what might you get for the price?

We took a look at local listings from Zumper and Apartment Guide to find out what price-conscious apartment seekers can expect to find in the neighborhood, which, according to Walk Score ratings, has excellent walkability, is easy to get around on a bicycle and boasts excellent transit options.

Read on for the cheapest listings available right now. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.)

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565 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Photo: Apartment Guide
Photo: Apartment Guide

This studio apartment, situated at 565 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, is listed for $1,806/month for its 490 square feet.

The unit comes with a dishwasher and a mix of hardwood floors and carpeting. Amenities offered in the building include secured entry and garage parking. For those with furry friends in tow, this rental is pet-friendly.

(See the complete listing here.)

631 D St. NW

Photo: Zumper

Here's a studio condo at 631 D St. NW, which, at 540 square feet, is going for $1,950/month.

The building includes a swimming pool. The listing also promises a balcony, a dishwasher and in-unit laundry in the furnished unit. The listing is cat-friendly. There isn't a leasing fee associated with this rental.

(See the full listing here.)

801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Then there's this 584-square-foot apartment with one bedroom and one bathroom at 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, listed at $2,100/month.

Expect to find hardwood flooring and in-unit laundry in the apartment. Cats and dogs are not permitted. When it comes to building amenities, expect a swimming pool, additional storage space and a gym. There's no leasing fee required for this rental.

(See the listing here.)

400 Eighth St., NW

Photo: Apartment Guide
Photo: Apartment Guide

Check out this 562-square-foot studio apartment at 400 Eighth St., NW, listed at $2,170/month.

The building features garage parking and secured entry. The listing also promises carpeted floors and a walk-in closet in the unit. For those with furry friends in tow, this rental is pet-friendly.

(Here's the listing.)

770 Fifth St. NW

Photo: Apartment Guide
Photo: Apartment Guide

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, situated at 770 Fifth St. NW, is also listed for $2,170/month for its 728 square feet.

You'll see granite countertops in the unit. Pet owners, take heed: This property is both dog-friendly and cat-friendly. The building offers garage parking, secured entry and a gym.

(See the listing here.)


This story was created automatically using local real estate data from Zumper and Apartment Guide, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Additionally, if you’re an agent or a broker, read on for real estate marketing ideas to promote your local listing.

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