Wed. Afternoon Rental Option – Woodley Park

This rental is located at 2929 Connecticut Ave, NW:

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The listing says:

“Offering an array of unique floor plans and distinctive features, Parkwest affords its residents the luxury and comfort that one would expect. Dramatic 9′ ceilings, elegant archways and newly remodeled gourmet kitchens provide many modern conveniences to a charming historical building. Ideally located, Parkwest is only minutes to Cleveland Park Metro, fashion boutiques, fine dining, popular nightspots and steps from the National Zoo. Desired luxury living is right here…at Parkwest. Welcome to the DARO difference…welcome home.

The current availability :

Parkwest Apartments (2929 Connecticut Ave) (All Utilities Included) – Has a GORGEOUS ROOFTOP DECK!
One Bedroom – $1858 — available June 12, 2012.
One Bedroom – $1766 — available immediately!
One Bedroom – $1716 — available immediately!
One Bedroom plus Half Balcony – $1805 — available June 1, 2012.
One Bedroom plus Balcony – $1845 — available immediately!”

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  • Overpriced. Seems like one could do better than an ancient apartment in need of updating, with crappy appliances and laminet counter tops, for almost $2K.

    • Hah, I was about to say this is a pretty decent deal for the area. 1BRs have been going for around $2000 in any building. This one even includes all utilities.

      • talula

        I agree, this seems like an OK deal for the neighborhood, especially considering all utilities are included. I haven’t heard the greatest things about Daro management however. Also wouldn’t consider these apartments “desired luxury living”

      • I wouldn’t consider spending $2K to live in that place, but different strokes I guess….

    • Maybe in a different neighborhood you could do better for this price. I’ve looked at many of the big buildings up & down this section of Connecticut and these prices are in line with what I’ve seen.

  • not a good deal … i’m in a 1BR practically next door for 1650, and it’s got all the same amenities.

    • Ok, that’s great, but how long have you lived there? If a year or less, then you have a point. Otherwise you can thank rent control.

  • The thing about most of these buildings is that they’re rent controlled, so it’s a better deal the longer you stay. Your neighbors who have been living there for ten years just might be paying $500/month less than you.

  • First I dreamed of having my own place, with no housemates, and I achieved that dream.
    I dreamed of an apartment without popcorn ceilings, and I achieved that dream.
    Now, dare I dream ask of an apartment without that same, ubiquitous square parquet flooring?

  • I am constantly amazed how people scoff at nice, well run and large apartments in buildings with amenities in (wait for it) neighborhoods like Woodley park for $1,700 a month where there is nary a discarded chicken bone to be found on the ground, but will jump through every hoop in the book to rent someones 1 br dungeon basement apartment for $1,500 a month (and scream that it was an awesome deal) in Columbia Heights so they can be 1 block from Wonderland….then spend the following weeks, months and years complaining that they live in a basement, in a crime filled neighborhood where you have to search to see concrete between all the trash, and dogpoop.

    Yep…constantly amazed…

    • +1,000. It’s a short walk from everything, without having to deal with all the typical DC crap that frankly is never going to go away in places like Columbia Heights.

      • cute.

        all in all it really doesn’t matter if you don’t understand what people like about other neighborhoods and their “typical dc crap.” much like it doesn’t really matter that i don’t understand why people feel the need to insult other neighborhoods.

  • 1-bedroom for $1716 in this neighborhood that includes utilities is probably a good deal. That could make a *lot* of sense for a young couple who want to be near the metro (assuming the bathroom, that we can’t see, is decent).

  • I think that this is a great deal, especially with utilities included. The only thing that it doesn’t mention is the laundry situation, which was a deal-breaker for me when I was looking in the area around this time last year.

  • I think they are reasonably priced for Woodley Park, especially since the building does have some amenities and the utils are included. One bedrooms in my building further up on Connecticut, which is nice, but doesn’t have amenities and is 1 mile from any metro station are going for about 1700.00 right now and they’re raising rents as much as they can every time someone moves out (it’s rent controlled).

    And the great things about these pre-war apartment buildings? Plaster walls. Everything gets muted.

  • I lived there a couple of years ago. It is well run, nicely located, and the staff is very friendly. Roof deck is really nice. It’s not a newly renovated place with ss appliances (and all the rest of the HGTV cliches) but I think it’s price is a good value.

  • thebear

    I say it’s a good deal. The 1BRs in my building run $2200-$2500, and it hasn’t been refreshed since 1992. (But, since I have been here since then, my rent is almost $1K less than the going rate.)

  • Used to live here, laundry’s in the basement. Great neighborhood. My apartment faced the courtyard and was pretty dark, but other than that it was decent.

  • That’s easily a great deal. I just put down a deposit on a Petworth apartment of a similar price. It has better and more amenities in unit and its distance from the Metro is literally (as in literally) measured in steps, not blocks or minutes. But with this having much more space and in a more agreeable neighborhood, the price checks out from what I’ve seen of one bedrooms with balcony options.

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