Southwest: $2,100

1BR: 1101 3rd St. SW, Apt. 616

Don’t let the 1960s-style exterior fool you; the one-bedroom unit has recently been renovated with new fixtures and appliances, including a dishwasher. Floor-to-ceiling windows along an entire wall look onto a pretty courtyard and a less pretty construction site. Opening the bedroom’s sliding door adds to the loft-like vibe. The rent includes a parking spot outside. Not that you’ll need it: Waterfront Metro and Safeway and other shops are on the same block. Contact: Owner,


Park View: $1,355

1BR: 3801 Georgia Ave. NW, Apt. 601


Impress your friends with this one-bedroom loft, complete with a balcony and terrace. Full-length windows soak the living room in light; an island and chic hanging lights make the kitchen ideal for hanging out. The upstairs space is cozy, ideal for an office. You can’t get any closer to public transportation – this apartment building sits right on top of the Georgia Metro. Also within walking distance – a bevy of convenience stores. Contact: Bozzutto,



Brightwood: $952

1BR: 812 Jefferson St. NW


Sitting atop a hill, this small apartment building has a front courtyard and an art deco lobby. The 700-square-foot apartment inside has a similarly easy elegance with wood floors, black and white tiles in the bathroom, and pretty archways. The kitchen is small but functional with a gas stove. The neighborhood is fairly residential, but Emery Recreation Center and Fort Stevens Brightwood Park are within walking distance. The Petworth Metro is about a mile and a half away. Contact: JCR Companies,


Edgewood: $995

Studio: 421 Bryant St. NE

This cheerful yellow row house sports a pair of cement lions guarding the front door. The 750-square-foot basement studio is a steal, with wood floors and brand-new kitchen and bathroom appliances. The apartment is barbell shaped, really two rooms connected by a narrow hallway. Low ceilings and a lack of windows (it’s a basement rental) make it feel cave-like. There’s a washer/dryer in the house. Rhode Island Ave. Metro is about a mile away. Contact: Owner,