$2,500: U Street

Studio: 1390 V St. NW, No. 406

A quick walk from the U Street Metro, this modern, 639-square-foot studio has a sectioned-off, raised sleeping area with enough space to accommodate an average bedroom set, plus a walk-in closet. The unit has wood floors, granite countertops and a wall of windows that overlooks the Capitol. Rent includes water and gas, and off-street parking is an extra $250 a month. Contact: Patrick Reardon, EJF Real Estate, 202-674-8002, Patrick@ejfrealestate.com


$2,800: Eckington

2BR: 1845 N. Capitol St. NE, No. 2

The designers who revamped this two-bedroom in rowhouse had the good sense to leave some exposed brick, while adding oak floors, stainless appliances and soundproofing — rubber padding and double drywall — to block out noise and enhance energy efficiency. It’s nearly a mile from the NoMa Metro. Off-street parking is available. Contact: Holger Floerkemeier, owner, 202-631-7954, hfloerkemeier@hotmail.com