Kalorama: $2,400

1BR: 2000 Connecticut Ave., NW, Apt. 510

This hilltop art-deco apartment complex is blocks from Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan. Inside, a 650-square-foot one-bedroom boasts 9-foot ceilings and oak floors. The corner unit has a big main room with a large window looking onto a quiet block. The kitchen is small but functional, with an island, and there’s a washer/dryer. The building has a roof deck and fitness center. Contact: Keener Management; 202-249-8000, 2000@keenermanagement.com


Silver Spring: $2,400

3BR: 804 Buckingham Drive, Silver Spring

Craving outdoor space? This 1,300-square-foot home has a spacious backyard, plus a roomy deck and a balcony. The kitchen (with island and new appliances) opens onto a living room with hardwood floors. The finished basement offers an extra 400 square feet and has its own bathroom and entrance. The Beltway and downtown Silver Spring are minutes away by car. Contact: Owner, 917-547-4173, ctine@ctine.com