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Washington

Make your own history in the Nation's Capital

  • Walkable
  • Bicycle-Friendly
  • Landmarks
  • Monuments
  • Parks
  • History
  • Exciting
  • Sports
  • Restaurants

Beneath a canopy of cherry blossoms and woven between historic monuments and government buildings, Washington DC is a city full of surprises. Yes, there are plenty of politicians and lobbyists in suits -- not to mention tourists in tennis shoes -- but there's so much more to DC. For example, did you know that DC is a Michelin-rated city? It's a foodie paradise, with top restaurants and celebrity chefs. After splurging on a meal at Pineapple and Pearls or at the two-Michelin-star Minibar, you'll understand why the dining scene in DC is ranked one of the best in the world.

DC's amazing landmarks aren't just for tourists. After choosing a DC apartment, you'll want to visit them often -- most are free, and they present a stunning backyard that includes the Smithsonian, the National Museum of History, the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the National Zoo, and the National Mall. American history dominates the DC landscape, providing fantastic public spaces to have lunch or just enjoy the weather. Be sure to attend the National Cherry Blossom Festival, when cheerful pink blooms against a blue sky are cause for celebration.

Sports fans love living in DC, where they can cheer on the NHL's Washington Nationals, the NBA's Washington Wizards, the MLB's Washington Nationals, and the NFL's Washington Redskins. Those who enjoy hiking can explore more than 48 miles of hiking trails at Rock Creek Park, and bargain hunters will appreciate the year-round flea market in Historic Georgetown. Washington, DC is the fittest city in America; it is also one of the most walkable and bicycle-friendly, with roughly 70 miles of bike lanes and several paved biking trails. Those wishing to commute often hop on the Metro for easy access to the entire DC area.

As home to all three branches of government, the US capital has a strong, diverse economy. You'll find a wide variety of employment options, ranging from lobbying firms to law firms to foreign embassies. Healthcare workers will also find plenty of options -- DC is home to the Washington Hospital Center, the Children's National Medical Center, and the National Institutes of Health.

Explore the City

An aerial view of the National Mall

Fountain and trees in front of the White House

Historic row houses dominate DC neighborhoods

Construction began on the Lincoln Memorial in 1914

The Washington Monument at sunset

Rent Trends

As of June 2018, the average apartment rent in Washington, DC is $1,640 for a studio, $1,963 for one bedroom, $2,495 for two bedrooms, and $2,625 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Washington has increased by 1.2% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 483 $1,640
1 BR 705 $1,963
2 BR 979 $2,495
3 BR 1,149 $2,625

Ratings

85 Walk Score® Very Walkable
75 Transit Score® Excellent Transit
79 Bike Score® Very Bikeable

Top 10 Apartments in Washington

  1. Central, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,699 - 3,195
  2. The Apartments at CityCenter, Studio - 3 Bed, $2,109 - 9,507
  3. Union on Queen, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,895 - 3,555
  4. 100K, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,950 - 3,745
  5. One Hill South, 1-3 Bed, $2,780 - 6,130
  6. Avery Row, 1-2 Bed, $1,995 - 5,130
  7. Capitol View on 14th, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,999 - 10,436
  8. 1301 Thomas Circle, 1-3 Bed, $2,434 - 9,397
  9. 1200 East West, 1-2 Bed, $1,702 - 5,351
  10. Eleven55 Ripley, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,599 - 9,658

Living in Washington

  • Restaurants

    If you're a foodie, you'll love DC. The restaurants here are developing a worldwide reputation, with several earning Michelin stars. Some places on the must-try list include Kinship, Tail Up Goat, Komi, the Inn at Little Washington, Fiola Mare, Le Diplomate, and Marcel's. After moving to DC, be sure to take one of the food tours, such as the Mangia DC Food Tour, the DC Metro Food Tour, or a DC Brew Tour.

  • Cost

    As home to all three branches of government, the US capital has a strong, diverse economy. You'll find a wide variety of employment options, ranging from lobbying firms to law firms to foreign embassies. Healthcare workers will also find plenty of options -- DC is home to the Washington Hospital Center, the Children's National Medical Center, and the National Institutes of Health. Those in the hospitality industry will appreciate the fact that tourism is the second-largest industry in DC.

  • History

    President George Washington chose the location for the nation's capital in 1790, and the federal district was named "Columbia." Pierre Charles L'Enfant was chosen by Washington to lay out the new city, and L'Enfant created a design that would reflect some of the prettiest cities in Europe: Milan, Amsterdam, and Paris. The first session held by Congress in the new capital took place in November of 1800, but much of the new district was burned during the War of 1812 in the Burning of Washington.

    The Old Stone House is the oldest building in DC; it was constructed in 1765 and is listed as a National Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. The Old Stone House operates as a museum complete with a picnic area and a gift shop.

  • Transportation

    For those living within the immediate D.C. metro area, the city has a reliable metro system that stretches into neighboring areas, such as Silver Spring, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. The city also offers a thorough bus system, which claims to be one of the busiest in the country. For those traveling outside of the DC area, commuter trains are also available.

  • Shopping

    From the Flea Market at Eastern Market to the Potomac Mills Mall, you'll have plenty of shopping opportunities living in DC. The Downtown Holiday Market is ranked as one of the best holiday markets in the country. This market is held in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery. It features more than 150 artisans from the area and offers paintings, pottery, jewelry, textiles, and more. Historic Georgetown is a shopping paradise, featuring shops like Cusp, Club Monaco, and Billy Reid.

  • Parks

    The Capitol Riverfront, located along the Anacostia River, is a terrific place for outdoor activities like kayaking and splashing around at the Yards Park. This park has a variety of water features and is the location of several festivals. Also along the riverfront, the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail extends 20 miles along both sides of the river and is ideal for bicycling, jogging, and skating. The National Mall is a park like no other -- this National Park is nicknamed "America's Front Yard." Here, you'll find monuments and memorials along a tree-lined and pedestrian-friendly boulevard.

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  • Central
    8455 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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    $1,699 - 3,195 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    844-709-9676
  • The Apartments at CityCenter
    825-875 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
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    $2,109 - 9,507 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    844-502-4793
  • Union on Queen
    1515 N Queen St, Arlington, VA 22209
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    $1,895 - 3,555 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    844-868-4071
  • 100K
    100 K St NE, Washington, DC 20002
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    58 min
    $1,950 - 3,745 Studio - 2 Bed Available 09/14/18
    844-521-8082
  • One Hill South
    28 K St SE, Washington, DC 20003
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    $2,780 - 6,130 1-3 Bed Available Now
    202-770-0336
  • Avery Row
    1200 N Rolfe St, Arlington, VA 22209
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    $1,995 - 5,130 1-2 Bed Available Now
    877-733-1231
  • Capitol View on 14th
    2400 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    $1,999 - 10,436 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    888-365-9632
  • 1301 Thomas Circle
    1301 M St NW, Washington, DC 20005
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    $2,434 - 9,397 1-3 Bed Available Now
    866-258-5025
  • 1200 East West
    1200 E -West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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    $1,702 - 5,351 1-2 Bed Available 07/03/18
    844-612-5882
  • Eleven55 Ripley
    1155 Ripley St, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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    $1,599 - 9,658 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    240-292-6379
  • The Veridian
    1133 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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    $1,441 - 2,528 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    240-821-5618
  • 425 Mass
    425 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
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    $2,003 - 4,747 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    888-652-0162
  • Portico at Silver Spring Metro
    1203 Fidler Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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    $1,473 - 4,744 Studio - 2 Bed Available 07/12/18
    844-562-5968
  • Waterside Towers
    907 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024
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    $1,925 - 3,132 Studio - 4 Bed Available 06/30/18
    844-778-0748
  • View 14
    2303 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    $1,997 - 7,071 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    844-779-0758
  • Core
    8621 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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    $1,580 - 2,419 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    855-571-2449
  • 301M
    301 M St SW, Washington, DC 20001
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    $1,870 - 3,420 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    855-519-3667
  • Legacy West End
    1255 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037
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    $2,170 - 7,500 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    202-866-6096
  • The Berkshire
    4201 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    $1,399 - 3,350 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    844-892-1229
  • Station House
    701 2nd St NE, Washington, DC 20002
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    $2,085 - 4,535 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    202-315-0831
  • Potomac Towers
    2001 N Adams St, Arlington, VA 22201
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    $1,465 - 2,960 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    571-366-8919
  • Highland House West
    4450 S Park Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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    $1,889 - 2,989 1-3 Bed Available Now
    888-685-7525
  • Silver Spring Towers
    816-816 Easley St, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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    $1,290 - 2,085 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    844-284-5034
  • Claridge House
    2445 Lyttonsville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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    $1,395 - 2,305 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    844-207-1666

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