In the past we have compared what you can buy in the D.C. metro area at certain prices. Now, we are going to look at a few examples of what you can rent. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list but rather a sample of what’s available out there to give prospective renters an idea of what they’ll find within their budgets in and around the District.

This month, with the help of Zillow, a real estate information Web site, we look at three rentals in D.C., Maryland and Virginia for $2,250. Click the links underneath the addresses to be taken to the Zillow listings for more information about each rental.

(Photo by Stan Watters) 4514 Connecticut Ave. NW

(Photo by Stan Watters) living room and sun room

This spacious, renovated unit at Ponce de Leon is steps from the Van Ness Metro, a grocery store, drug store and restaurants. The roomy living room is perfect for entertaining. There’s a sun room off the living room, a separate dining room and an updated kitchen with a breakfast nook. The laundry room is just outside the front door of the unit. Pets are accepted on a case-by-case basis. For more information about this apartment, contact Stan Watters of Long and Foster at 202-363-9700.

(Photo by Gayle Bailey) 3786 Inverness Rd., Fairfax

Located in the Penderbrook community near I-66 and Route 50, this brick-front townhome has a one-car garage, hardwood floors on the top two levels, vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light. In addition to the spacious bedrooms, the master suite has a walk-in closet, soaking tub, separate shower and a double vanity. The main level has a powder room, eat-in kitchen with a breakfast bar, dining room and family room. There’s a fireplace on the lower level. Golfers can enjoy discounted rates at the nearby 18-hole golf course. The community also has a pool, fitness center, tennis and basketball courts and tot lots. For more information about this home, go to the Web site or contact Gayle Bailey of Keller Williams Realty at 703-350-2955 or

(Photo by C.P. Subramanian) 5700 Brewer House Circle, Apt. 102, Rockville

(Photo by C.P. Subramanian) 5700 Brewer House Circle, Apt. 102, Rockville

This bright, sunny apartment has floor-to-ceiling windows and an open floor plan that’s ideal for entertaining. There’s a fireplace, recessed lighting and built-in shelving. The large kitchen has granite counters. A washer and dryer are in the unit. Pets are allowed on a case-by-case basis, but no dogs. For more information about this apartment, contact C.P. Subramanian of Weichert Realtors at 301-718-4100.

Looking for another price point? Check out our past stories:

 What you can rent for $2,000

What you can rent for $1,750

What you can rent for $1,500

What you can rent for $1,350


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