Tenleytown: $3,500

1BR + Den: 3101 New Mexico Ave. NW, Apt. 1001

Fully furnished (down to the linens and silverware), all this penthouse lacks is a tenant. Framed paintings adorn the walls throughout the 1,960-square-foot one-bedroom plus den. Mirrors line a wall in the dining room. Step onto the balcony for a breath of fresh air. A strip of restaurants and stores is a few minutes’ walk away. The Tenleytown Metro is more than a mile away, but underground parking is included. Contact: German Paraud, Cathie Gill Inc. Realtors, 301-651-1791


Georgetown: $3,600

2BR: 1080 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Apt. 2012

While the 1,200-square-foot apartment’s two bedrooms are on the smaller side, it’s the location that adds the charm to this rental. Georgetown shops and restaurants are right outside. The balcony, which extends from the master bedroom to the living room, overlooks the Georgetown Canal (with a glimpse of the Washington Monument). The Foggy Bottom Metro is a 20-minute walk away. Contact: Nikki Dubois, owner, duboisnikki@yahoo.com