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Renting in Washington: What's the cheapest apartment available right now?

4919 A St. | Photo: Zumper
By Hoodline - Published on June 19, 2020.

According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a one bedroom in Washington are hovering around $2,000. But how does the low-end pricing on a Washington rental look these days — and what might you get for your money?

We took a look at local listings for studios and one-bedroom apartments from Zumper and Apartment Guide to find out what price-conscious apartment seekers can expect to find.

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

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4919 A St. SE

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Listed at $800/month, this 600-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, located at 4919 A St. SE in Anacostia, is 60.0 percent less than the median rent for a one bedroom in Washington, which is currently estimated at around $2,000/month.

You'll find hardwood flooring and stainless steel appliances in the apartment. Pet owners, inquire elsewhere: This spot doesn't allow cats or dogs. The listing specifies a $35 application fee.

Walk Score indicates that the surrounding area is somewhat walkable, is somewhat bikeable and offers many nearby public transportation options.

(See the complete listing here.)

5014 Just St. NE

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, situated at 5014 Just St. NE in Deanwood, is listed for $1,095/month for its 1,366 square feet.

The apartment features air conditioning. Pets are not permitted. Future tenants needn't worry about a leasing fee.

Walk Score indicates that this location is moderately walkable, has minimal bike infrastructure and has good transit options.

(See the complete listing here.)

3113 Naylor Road SE

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Then there's this 654-square-foot apartment with one bedroom and one bathroom at 3113 Naylor Road SE in Anacostia, listed at $1,150/month.

The unit has carpeted floors, a walk-in closet and in-unit laundry. Cats and dogs are not allowed. Future tenants needn't worry about a leasing fee.

According to Walk Score's assessment, this location is moderately walkable, has minimal bike infrastructure and offers many nearby public transportation options.

(See the listing here.)

1020 11th St. NE

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

And here's a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 1020 11th St. NE in Capitol Hill, which is going for $1,250/month.

The building boasts on-site laundry. The apartment also includes hardwood flooring. Cats and dogs are not permitted.

According to Walk Score, the surrounding area has excellent walkability, is easy to get around on a bicycle and has excellent transit.

(Check out the listing here.)

6939 Georgia Ave. NW

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Finally, ver at 6939 Georgia Ave. NW in Takoma Park, there's this 438-square-foot studio apartment, going for $1,290/month.

Attention, dog owners: Fido is welcome here. There's no leasing fee required for this rental.

According to Walk Score, the surrounding area is friendly for those on foot, is fairly bikeable and has excellent transit.

(View 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, read on for five marketing tips for real estate agents to showcase local market expertise.

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