Tues. Afternoon Rental Option – SW Waterfront

1101 3rd Street Southwest

This rental is located at 1101 3rd Street, Southwest. The listing says:

“Beautiful cozy condo in SW DC! Newly renovated, laminate floors, freshly painted with updated appliances. Common areas include exercise room, bicycle storage and laundry area. Steps away to the new Safeway and Metro half block away. Parking available for $95.00 a month. Only minutes to Nationals Stadium, Waterfront and Navy Yard.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,750/Mo.

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  • I honestly thought that photo was from the 1960’s until I looked at the cars in the parking lot.

  • A lot for a small ground floor unit in that area.

    • Looks like it might be second level. But yeah it seems like a bit much for an average unit.

      Cute, kind of boring, little pricey for what it is. Add a balcony or a den and it would be worth it.

      • also that bedroom looks tiiiiny.

        • Also, it looks like the bedroom doesn’t actually have a door. I see the doorway, but there doesn’t seem to be hardware or anything to indicate that there’s a door in there.

  • I love that building. I wonder when it’s twin will get the renovation treatment. I think it’s a steal at that price, and is probably already gone.

  • We looked at a unit in this building last fall. The apartment was nice, rent wasn’t so bad…but this area was utterly, utterly boring. Literally everything the agent was telling us was nearby – Starbucks, CVS, etc. – was actually just part of the Safeway.

    There was a big Safeway. There was nothing else. We passed.

    • The CVS is not part of Safeway. It’s a large, separate store that happens to be next door. The Starbucks is inside the Safeway, so I guess if you need to drink your coffee without groceries nearby, you should look somewhere else. On that same block is a Z-Burger, Subway, and two sit-down restaurants (none of which are part of Safeway). SW could definitely use more businesses and I’m super excited for what is happening at the new Waterfront, but the current situation is not nearly as bad as you describe.

      • Sounds pretty grim compared to every other neighborhood in the city. Even the Palisades has more amenities.

        • it’s a little further from the Palisades to a Nats game or most Smithsonians, though. Depends what you like to do for fun.

        • To be clear, I was just listing what exists on that single (and very short) block in response to the earlier post saying there was just a Safeway there and nothing else. As others have said, there are lots of other great places in SW and nearby Navy Yard, and being able to walk to the ballpark or up to the Mall in just a few minutes is fantastic.

  • This building, and the neighborhood in general, is less than a 15 minute walk to a major league baseball stadium, many bars and restaurants in SW and near SE, the National Mall (with a ton of free museums), several parks (featuring boat rentals, and free concert and fitness classes), the Anacostia Riverwalk trail, a public library, and Arena Stage. I’m not sure what the previous poster needs to make a neighborhood not “utterly, utterly, boring” but I think most people can tough it out in SW. And if not, all the metro lines but red are within half a mile.

    With that said, I don’t love the building (I live nearby but have friends who live there)–the common spaces are decorated weirdly and it just doesn’t seem super well-kept for the price. I just looked at Craigslist and there’s a 1br at Tiber Island advertised on Craigslist for the same price and square footage, but there’s a big balcony and a dishwasher, and the complex has a pool.

    There’s also a 1br at 800 4th Street that looks nicer (they have a pool and a 24 hour front desk) for $1800, or $1600 without parking.

    Or for $125 a month more after utilities (but parking is $55 less) you can get https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/apa/4590136155.html which has about 50% more space and its own washer and dryer.

    If you don’t need a bunch of fancy amenities, Capitol Park and Channel Square are much cheaper.

    • It’s probably deemed boring because it doesn’t have a half dozen annoyingly twee small plates restaurants or overwrought bars serving ridiculously-priced “artisan” cocktails within a three block radius.

    • I lived in this area when I first moved to DC, and THAT was boring. It was right when they had just torn down the building that used to house the CVS, before they opened up 4th Street. The nearest Starbucks was by Federal Center and it was closed on Sundays. The nearest restaurant was Phillips, and our apartment building told residents to get groceries delivered because several people had been assaulted in the 3 blocks from Safeway to the building. I don’t know if I would necessarily want to live there now, but there is such a huge difference. Even though there is a ton of stuff technically nearby, I don’t feel completely safe making that walk. In fact, I don’t feel particularly safe making the walk to L’Enfant at night. That said, with all the development at the waterfront and the community atmosphere, I think it’d be a good place to buy for the long haul.

      • Probably a better investment for a buyer than a place for a renter. I considered buying in the area when I returned to DC, but it would have been a bit early and the wrong place for me.

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