Price Point: $2,000 to $2,500

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, […]

Search Beyond Craigslist

When Tanya Gupta, 42, began hunting for an apartment in Washington, D.C., she didn’t limit herself to Craigslist. Gupta, a Virginia resident, is in the market for a two-bedroom spot in Adams Morgan or Penn Quarter. And she’s got a very well-defined strategy for finding her dream place. In addition to obsessively checking the online […]

Price Point: $1,500 to $2,000

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 […]

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  Southwest: $2,100 1BR: 1101 3rd St. SW, Apt. 616 Don’t let the 1960s-style exterior fool you; the one-bedroom unit has recently been renovated with new fixtures and appliances, including a dishwasher. Floor-to-ceiling windows along an entire wall look onto a pretty courtyard and a less pretty construction site. Opening the bedroom’s sliding door adds […]

Off the Beaten Path

The bright lights and chic restaurants of Chinatown, Dupont Circle and Eastern Market aren’t right for every renter. Instead of heading for the trendiest ’hood in the area, take some time to think about what you’re really looking for in an apartment and seek a spot that meets those needs. Here are a few renters […]

Price Point: $2,000 to $2,500

Penn Quarter:$2,314 1BR: 400 8th St. NW, Apt. 211 Perched above Teaism cafe, this 678-square-foot one-bedroom is bright with a big bay window in the living room (high-quality glass blocks out most noise). The bedroom is carpeted and has a walk-in closet. Light wood cabinets and tile floors give the kitchen a clean, if slightly […]

Price Point: $1,500 to $2,000

North Bethesda: $1,635 1BR: 5901 Montrose Road, North Bethesda, Md. Even the exterior is striking: This glossy high-rise boasts bold glass and brick stripes. Inside, this 820-square-foot one-bedroom is airy, with a gigantic wrap-around counter in the kitchen and a sunroom (perfect for a reading nook). The floors are wood, and the bedroom closet stretches […]

Beyond the Big Chair

Washington’s newest arts enclave isn’t tucked away in Georgetown, or even on burgeoning H Street. It’s east of the river, in Anacostia. The area — once known as Nacotchtank, after the first Native American settlers of the region — has a long history of creative expression. Go-go music was born here; graffiti by street artists […]

Price Point: $2,750 to $3,250

Capitol Hill: $2,800 2BR: 201 I St. NE This two-bedroom is all modern elegance. There are high ceilings, natural oak floors and floor-to-ceiling windows. An airy living room leads to a master bedroom (176 square feet) and second bedroom (120 square feet) with two spacious closets each. The kitchen comes with granite countertops and new […]

Living Without

Ben Hifman grew up planting herbs and vegetables in his Minnesota backyard. “It’s something I’ve always done,” he says. When he moved to Washington, he hoped to continue his horticultural hobby. But how? “There aren’t many one-bedroom apartments with space for this,” says Hifman, 28, who’s a lawyer for the Environmental Protection Agency. So he […]