Friday Afternoon Rental Option – Adams Morgan

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This rental is located at 2517 Mozart Pl, NW. Sadly no photos were provided but I’m intrigued by the price. The Craigslist ad says:

“2517 Mozart Pl, NW. One Bedroom Apt. – approx 620 sq. ft. with lots of light and many windows. Large full size kitchen (no dishwasher). Large Living Room. One bath. Washer/Dryer on first floor . Located a half block from 16th St and Meridian Park. Several blocks from the Columbia Heights metro and shopping. Several blocks from the new Adams Morgan Harris Teeter. Apt. located on the third floor. Tenant pays electric. Heat is radiator and included in rent.”

Think $1159 sounds reasonable for this 1 bedroom?

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  • I’ve seen this ad on CL several times, which raises a huge red flag. A one-bedroom at that price in Adams Morgan would have been gone in seconds if there wasn’t something terribly wrong with it.

  • I went with a friend to look at a couple of studios in this building a month or so back. The building is extremely basic and a bit run-down. The units themselves seem to have been really randomly updated–one of the studios had a really, really old stove, and nasty laminate on the floors in the kitchen and bathroom, while the other unit had a new-ish stove and decent looking tile.
    I suppose it’s livable if you really, really want to live in Adams Morgan, but I don’t think I’d choose to live there (and my friend passed on the place)

  • Totally not worth it. Yes, it’s in Adams Morgan, but a third-floor walkup with no dishwasher and bedbugs in the building? Not when you can get something much nicer in CoHi for that price.

    • I totally agree with you on the apartment not being worth it, but I would love to know where you can “something much nicer in CoHi” for that price?

      • I recently moved from an apartment in Mt. Pleasant that was decent for $1150. And there are plenty of decent english basements around for that and less.

        • ah I see – I’m anti-basement dwelling (especially given all the roaches/rats etc in Adams Morgan, MtP, and Columbia Heights), so I wasn’t considering those as equivalent options. But to each his own!

      • 1421 Columbia road – one small but true one bedroom apt. for $1,100.00 -modest, no granite, no dishwasher, but functional clean recent appliances. Laundry in the basement- wood floors, third floor walk-up. There are reasonable priced apts. around but you have to look hard for them and unfortunately, be prepared to compete.

  • The fact that nearly 1300 dollars a month seems cheap to us reminds me how unaffordable most areas of DC are.

    • who said $1300 was cheap?

    • Adams Morgan is in the top three most expensive areas of the city, the rest of the city is hardly that expensive. You can get a whole house for that rent in various areas, though crime risk of course goes up, though doofus drunk college shitheads decrease I guess.

      • Top 3? Maybe, #1 Dupont, #2 Georgetown, #3 Chinatown, #4 Logan/U Street. Adams Morgan is relatively affordable b/c of distance from metro.

  • I saw a one bedroom in this building. It was beautiful. Hardwood floors, huge bedroom, good bathroom and awesome living room. Lots of windows! The kitchen was small and had not been redone but did have a window. At the open house, there were a ton of people and though I submitted an application, was not chosen. It must be rent-controlled and to get around it, the landlord was charging a $750 non-refundable “move-in” fee. The other downside at least for the apt. on the 3rd floor, no elevator and tons of stairs (at least 6 long flights).

  • I lived in this building for 3 years (moved out in spring of 2009) – it’s a great deal for Adams Morgan. The units are huge, with high ceilings. All utilities (except electric) are included in rent & it’s rent-controlled. The building is older and superbasic, but it has hardwood floors, they allow you to paint, I never had a problem with the landlord, I never had unresolved issues with maintenance, and I never had bedbugs. I did see a mouse once in 3 years and killed a few roaches.
    Overall, I really liked my apartment (and scooped it up in seconds back in 2006).

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