Southwest: $1,825

1BR: 300 M St. SW, Apt. 115

Surrounded by a leafy green courtyard, this 930-square-foot one-bedroom has space to spare. A walk-though kitchen has a dishwasher, but the appliances are a bit old. A dining nook opens onto a massive living room, with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. They open onto a roomy balcony. Since the first floor of this building is one level up (above a glass-walled lobby), you can sit on the balcony to look over the green spaces, or watch the sun set over nearby Arena Stage. Contact: Owner,


U Street: $1,795

1BR: 2325 15th St. NW, Apt. 10

From outside, this massive brick building is a bit imposing. But the living room of this 690-square-foot one-bedroom is cozy, with a back-facing bay window and hardwood floors. A separate kitchen area (accessible through an elegant archway) has limited counter space but room for a table. The bedroom is a bit dark but boasts a walk-in closet and bathroom with pretty black and white checkered tile. There’s also a gym and roof deck with views of Meridian Hill Park and the Washington Monument. Contact: Patrick Reardon,