Fri. Afternoon Rental Option – Mt. Vernon Square (reader request)

This rental is located at 4th and Ridge St, NW:

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The Craigslist ad says:

“On quiet, tree-lined Ridge Street NW (one block north of M Street), btwn 4th & 5th Streets NW
Short walk to City Vista, Metro and Downtown

New Construction
1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bath
Large Office
Large Living Room w/ 10-foot ceilings
Large Kitchen with high-end appliances (including Dishwasher & Garbage Disposal)
Private Outdoor Patio with locked gate
Off-Street Parking Space
Plenty of Closet Space

$2600 sound right for this 1 bed/1 office/1.5 bath?

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  • I think this is a little high but it’s hard to tell because I couldn’t get a sense of how big the place is.

    But if it’s available Dec 1 or earlier, that’s kindof a timecrunch for the landlord considering the holiday. Might give a potential tenant an opportunity to negotiate.

  • Seems high for that street for what you’re getting.

  • Place looks really nice, but $2600/mnth for a 1 bedroom in Truxton Circle just seems really ambitious.

  • I think it’s about right. A friend used to live in a similar apartment there (it’s a row of townhouse-y things) and his place was kind of huge. Over 1000 sq ft I think. The outdoor space was big too, another 200 sq ft maybe. That neighborhood is getting nicer – Ridge is super close to the grocery store at City Vista, etc.

  • no one in their right mind would pay that much, even if it included cable, wifi, all utilities.

  • Wow, you guys are harsh! I looked at an apartment a couple months ago on M St at 7th NW (so two blocks away) that was asking $2650 for a one bedroom (no office), no outdoor space, and no parking. Don’t know where you all live, or how crappy your apartments are, but this is market.

    • LOL. That’s really all I can say. I’ve never had a “crappy apartment” and I think this place is overpriced. I sure wouldn’t be paying that to live in a one bedroom at 7th and M.

    • hahahahaha! It’s not market at all, you’re just apparently okay with getting hopelessly screwed. This isn’t a terrible place by any means, but you could get a nicer apartment in a nicer section of the city for MUCH cheaper.

  • I know it’s a PoP cliche, but every time I see a featured Rental Option like this – nearby and similar size, but more expensive, fewer amenities, less convenient to transportation – and every time I consider looking for a new place in the hopes of lowering my rent, I realize how apparently underpriced my rented condo is, and am grateful for my luck in finding it! That being said, I’d be stunned if this is actually reasonable.

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