Wed. Afternoon Rental Option – Georgetown

This rental is located at 2516 Q St NW:

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The Craigslist ad says:

“The Absolute Best Two Bedroom 1.5 BA Location in DC – Georgetown & Dupont Combined in a Converted Historic Garage

Bedrooms: Two
Bathrooms: One and a Half Baths
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Kitchen: ALL BOSCH – Dishwasher, Gas Range/Oven, Above Stove Microwave Disposal, Refrigerator, Ice Maker and Freezer.
Laundry: W/D in Unit
Sq Ft: 1150
Application Fee: $40/Applicant
Deposit: Equal to One Month’s Rent
Move Fee: $250
Fireplace: None
Floors: Hardwood
A/C & Heat: Central A/C and Heat
Furnishings: Fully Furnished – Ethan Allan Contemporary Collection: L Shaped Couch, End Chair, Dining Room Set Table & Matching Chairs
Electronics: 42″Samsung 1080p, Dual Polk Surround Sound Speakers, Denon Receiver Amplifier, Panasonic Blu-Ray/DVD Player,
Closets/Storage: Walk In Closet w built ins, One Room closet & Desk built into closet in master.
Amenities: Secure Entry, Available Parking, Concierge M-F 9-5, Security System throughout building & in apartment,”

I’ve always been curious about these apartments. Glad to finally get a peek inside. This 2 bed is going for $4200.

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  • I’m curious about the buildings that surround it, that look like old hospital wards or dormitories. Who lives in them? Because people who pay $4,200/month for a 2BR apartment don’t put up with annoying college kids.

    • To answer your question:

      I used to live in one of those buildings at 2532 Q St from 2007-2010. I’m a 30 something professional. My place was a 700 sq ft 2 BR/1 BA. I lived there by myself and used the second BR as a den. The kitchen was postage stamp size. The building was really old and had never been updated, with coin laundry in the basement and some occasional mice sightings. That said, the building was very clean. There was a super who lived in the basement and would mop the common areas and tend the lawn on a daily basis.

      My neighbors in the building were very eclectic. Had two ~70 year old retirees (old liberal activist types) as well as some young professionals. There were actually no students in the building that I was aware of. We had a listerv in the building and would trade DVDs and such. It was a great community.

      I paid $1575 for this 2 BR and was very happy there. I think it was (and continues to be) the best deal I have come across in the city, in terms of the price/size/location tradeoff. I bought a rowhouse last year, but remain nostalgic for my Q St rental!

    • That block has several apartment and condo buildings and a few small row houses. Very few (if any) college students, but no clearly dominant demographic except that that are very few children.

      Apparently this block is the best kept secret in DC rentals. The buildings may be nondescript on the outside, but rents are several hundred dollars less per month than smaller, dingier apartments that PoP has listed just a block or two away toward Dupont (excepting this listing, which seems high), with limitless street parking, good Metrobus connections, easy access to RCP.

    • The building on one side of the property is a retirement community (at least that’s what the awning for the buildings’ Q St entrance says), I’m unsure about the building on the other side of it.

  • That’s a whole little place for 4200$ a month.

    Fully furnished.. there is nothing in the 2nd bedroom?!?

    Location location…
    nah, rent too high

  • For people who don’t know they can easily buy a pretty nice house in petworth, and still pay utilities with 4,200$ a month…

  • i don’t know anyone that could afford this.

  • i am pretty sure that looks like a fireplace under the tv….

  • totally good deal. Should be atleast 5K a month 🙂

  • for my money I’d rather be paying through the nose for a new luxury building on 14th or something like that, but I’m sure this will be attractive to some

  • The building itself looks interesting, but — unless it’s just the photos — one bedroom shown looked VERY dark, and the other looked like it might not get much natural light either. (It was hard to tell.)

  • 4200/mo gets you a $900k mortgage

    somehow i dont think this place would sell for that

    • a piece of property would almost always rent for more money than what a mortgage on it would cost.

      unless the market was way out of whack.

      • My partner and I have been discussing that. Our mortgage is around $3500 for a small 3-bed/1-bath 1 block from Eastern Market. She thinks we made a bad investment because there’s no way we could ever rent it out for that much. My view is that the house has a lot of features renters wouldn’t care that much about (new roof/furnace, original details, high quality finishes). I also think that in five years or so that monthly payment would start looking pretty reasonable in terms of rent. Curious to know what others think.

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