Fri. Afternoon Rental Option – Navy Yard (Reader Request)

This rental is located at New Jersey Ave at K Street SE:

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The Craigslist ad says:

“Premier corner unit available on a high floor of the Capitol Hill Tower, conveniently located just steps from the Navy Yard Metro, Department of Transportation, Capitol office buildings, Nationals Stadium, shops and restaurants on 8th street, and with easy access to 395 and 295. Available partially furnished (bed, wall mounted 46″ LCD HDTV and bose speakers, etc) if desired. Condo is perfectly designed for roommates with two large bedrooms located at opposite ends of the unit. Minimum one year lease. Small pets ok with deposit.

Building is only 4 years old and this luxury unit includes:

– 1100+ square feet
– gourmet kitchen with gas stove, granite countertops and breakfast bar
– gorgeous blonde hardwood floors in main living areas, carpeted bedrooms
– huge master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows showcasing dramatic Capitol views, tons of natural light, walk-in closet
– open floorplan
– large second master w/ walk-in closet and Capitol view
– balcony with fantastic Capitol views and included grill
– in-unit full-sized washer/dryer
– built-in desk/office area
– custom paint and upgraded bathroom fixtures
– garage parking available for $175/mo

Building and area amenities include:
– heated indoor pool and hot-tub
– party room with pool table, bar, couches big screen TV
– in-building gym with TVs and new fitness equipment
– conceirge
– one block walk to Navy Yard metro
– three blocks to freeway onramp
– walk to work at the Washington Navy Yard, Capitol Hill, Department of Transportation, etc.
– just blocks to Nationals Stadium
– adjacent to Canal, Yards and Diamond Teague Parks”

$2650 sound reasonable for this 2 bed/2bath with balcony?

7 Comment

  • So, I know that people are going to say bad deal for the combination not being in the best area, not having a lot going on in the area in terms of restaurants, groceries, and the like, and granted, I haven’t been out there in a while, but I’m going to say fair deal. Not great, not bad, fair. Yes you can probably find something cheaper in some of the NW neighborhoods (Shaw, Mt. Pleasant, Petworth, maybe CH or U Street as well as on the Hill), but, judging from the pictures, the interior looks nice, it’s allegedly 1100+ sq. ft which is a ton of space, and having been in one of those luxury buildings in Navy Yard, they’re pretty nice. I think the same apartment in U Street/Logan Circle is going to cost you 1500+ per person, so the price sounds fairly reasonable. Again, not a steal, but fair.

  • I used to live and work in this area, and while there’s not much in the immediate vicinity you can easily walk to Barracks Row and the new Yards Park. And you’re not terribly far from Eastern Market, Union Station, SW Waterfront, H Street, Penn Quarter/Chinatown, and the Mall (I used to bike there sometimes). There are plenty of grocery options and it’s very close to the new arena stage. U Street and CoHi are a short metro ride away, 395 is right there, and 295 is just down the street. I WOULD recommend having a car in this area as you don’t want to be walking alone around at night.

    That said, I think these luxury apartments tend to be small and overpriced. You can rent a whole rowhouse for this price, although safety would be a tradeoff.

  • I don’t know why anyone would want to live in that area. I was walking around there a couple weeks ago and it was dead– it really felt like a different city entirely.

    But to each their own. For the amount of space, maybe a couple hundred dollars overpriced.

    • you really can’t imagine reasons why any person would want to live there?
      how about:
      it’s near the water.
      they think there is potential
      it’s near family.
      they can walk to work
      they like the relative isolation of a low populated quiet urban area.
      they got a good deal
      there is available housing
      they don’t look for the same things you look for
      feeling like a different city entirely might be attractive to them.

      i find your lack of imagination disturbing.

  • I would love to buy in Near SE, but wouldn’t necessarily want to rent. Renting means you’re paying now for the neighborhood it’s going to become – buying gives you a bit of a stake in it’s improvement. I go to a lot of Nats games down there and the area is safe enough to walk – probably more so on summer though. Development is picking back up again, there will be a lot to do down there in a couple years. Canal Park and Yards Park are both going to be amazing. And most people have no idea how convenient it is – you can work on the Hill, Virginia, NW and get home quickly.

    • Totally agree. It’s a great area, but even a 2br down there is overpriced at $2,600. $2,000 is much more realistic.

  • it’s near the water.
    they think there is potential
    it’s near family.
    they can walk to work
    they like the relative isolation of a low populated quiet urban area.
    they got a good deal
    there is available housing

    WOW! You should sell real estate!…Wait a minute…????

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