Today’s Rental is a 1 bed/1 bath for $1700 in SW Waterfront

1101 3rd Street Southwest

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

“Plz call due to dog. Great location near employment sites, shopping & other enjoyments that comes with city life. Metro, Starbucks, Safeway, CVS only half block away Short distance to SW waterfront, & National Baseball stadium. Rarely available studio in the Chic, modern, and eco-friendly Waterfront Towers. I.M. Pei-designed bldg, fully renovated. Rent incl gas & heat; tenant pays only elec.”


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This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.

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  • sorry.. but if im paying that much i dont want to wash my laundry in coin operated machines in the basement

  • Could you do a once a week post on affordable apartments in the city? ($1200 or less?)

    • There’s a complex at the corner of GA Ave and Aspen NW that has studios going for $950.

    • That’d be great.

      But there aren’t any.

      • Obviously not true, and the post would really help with that perception. No you’re not living in the heart of u st cor $1200, but affordable places are out there.

      • What 3800 14th NW is referring to is a Craigslist ad for a studio condo being rented for $950 at 6645 Georgia Ave NW, which can be found via Padmapper. Also at that intersection, the Normandie (managed by Borger) on its website shows studios for $1,150, though it is unclear whether any are available right now.

        In general, Padmapper shows about 40 studios for $1,200 or less being offered in DC right now, of which half are West of the River. Some of those almost certainly are not valid offers, but there are others that are not on Padmapper. For example, closer to the downtown action there is 1666 Park Rd NW, Apt. 2 (in Mt. Pleasant), which is a studio for $1,099/mo. (from Barac Mgmt Co.’s website).

        • There are lots of deals around town. Alpha House at 3520 Center St NW in Col Heights has studios for $975, though I wonder about the condition of the building because that is cheap for the neighborhood. 4520 Georgia Ave NW has 1BR for $975. What I like to do is write down all the well known property management companies in the area and start with those sites, then check craigslist. I will have to check out Padmapper as well.

          I find the best values to be around Takoma about now, though you have to put up with the Red Line and increased commuting cost if you head downtown every day.

    • burritosinstereo

      I just moved out of a VERY spacious 1 bedroom in Petworth (near Grant Circle) that was $1,100/month. Drawbacks: no central air (you have to install your own window units), no dishwasher/garbage disposal, sorta run down building but the apartment itself was in good shape. Card operated laundry in basement and 2 blocks from the 64 bus, pet friendly. There are affordable places out there!

  • IMO, overpriced for that area. If it were a 1BR, then ok… but a studio, with no W/D in unit?

    And I don’t think the fact is an I.M. Pei-designed building is a selling point either.

    • I didn’t catch that it was a studio, even worse! $1700 for a 2nd FL studio, I don’t care how nice it is, is a lot to live across the street from one of the most notorious housing projects in DC.

      What a waste.

      • Yeah, it says 1bd/1ba but then in the comments says its a studio. I guessed it was a really a studio based on the square feet. And you’re totally right about the location… not the best in DC.

      • To be fair, you could pay a lot more to live across the street from notorious housing projects in some of the “hot” neighborhoods in DC.

    • I already don’t trust the folks renting this place out.

  • So is it a studio or a 1 bedroom? It looks like a studio, with a big storage/closet space. The rent includes utilities (but not electric), but even with that and the unit being above ground, it seems a bit high for the area. Not clear if the heat/air is gas or electric–if it’s electric this would definitely be a poor deal.

    The laundry room is a plus if you like doing your laundry in bulk (several loads at once) rather than having to hang around for more than one cycle. It also facilitates interaction which in a building this size probably needs some facilitation.

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