Want to try out a new neighborhood for a month to see whether you want to move there permanently? Or are you looking for a place to live for a few months during a major renovation? A medium-term rental could be the solution.
While medium-to-long-term rental apartments have been around for decades in the Washington area to accommodate contractors who have business in the city for a month or even a year or two at a time, a new company has entered the market, promising a “tech-powered” living experience. Blueground, a New York-based real estate tech company, has a network of more than 1,800 apartments in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Istanbul and Athens. Now it plans to lease an additional 150 apartments in the city.
Blueground leases apartments and furnishes them with the help of professional interior designers with sofas, dining tables, mattresses, linens, rugs, smart TVs, speakers and home assistant devices. Tenants can reserve an apartment online for a month to a year or longer and then have access to services such as maintenance, cleaning and relocation help through the Blueground app.
The company works with property management companies and landlords to lease unoccupied units and, in some cases, leases multiple units before they are available to the public. Blueground leases apartments in the West End, Dupont Circle, Navy Yard, Shaw and Foggy Bottom neighborhoods and plans to expand to additional locations.
Monthly rents for available furnished apartments range from $2,190 for a Dupont Circle studio to $4,390 for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in Penn Quarter. For more information, visit Theblueground.com.