Trinidad: $900

1BR: 1245 Raum St. NE, Apt. 4

The building is no-frills, but this 750-square-foot space is freshly renovated and roomy with hardwood floors. A narrow kitchen offers new appliances and cherry cabinets. The bedroom is a bit dark, with a small walk-in closet. There’s a private entrance. NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro is about 1.5 miles away. There have been a spate of robberies in the neighborhood, according to the District’s Crime Map.  Contact: Patrick Reardon, 202-709-7006


Takoma Park: $1,095

1BR: 907 Wabash Ave., Apt. 4, Takoma Park, Md.

This spacious apartment is bright, with windows on almost every wall. The roomy living room is freshly painted beige, with cute built-in cabinets and light wood floors. The kitchen is narrow but functional, with a tile back splash and a stainless steel sink. The bedroom offers a walk-in closet. It’s one block to Long Branch Creek, a park with trails and playgrounds; about 1.5 miles to the Takoma Metro; and a five-minute drive to the Beltway. Contact: Deric Tomenko,