Fri. Afternoon Rental Option – Edgewood

by Prince Of Petworth January 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm 20 Comments

This rental is located at 330 Rhode Island Avenue, NE:

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The listing says:

“BUILDER’S MODELwhen this was new. Penthouse level, sunny two separate MBR with private baths.Washer/dryer in unit,bike storage.Pets welcome.Gas/water included in rent. Walk to NY Ave. METRO, shops, restaurants. Avail.Feb.1 EASY to show.”

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $1,895/Mo.

  • anon

    Why the hell would you walk to NY Ave METRO when Rhode Island is 2 blocks away?! It’s as if some listing agents don’t have any idea what they are talking about, or are too lazy to learn about their listings, but get paid to write useless blurbs and collect a cut.

    Oh, right.

    • Anonymous

      I remember when I was renting, the landlord listed the house’s closest metro as U St station, even though it was 4 blocks from it and 1 block from the Shaw/Howard station. This was back in 2006 before that area had been built up, so I’m sure it was a tactic to attract people to go see the place…

  • Brentwood is east of the tracks. West of the tracks, north of RIA is definitely Edgewood. You have it in the tags there, but the title should change.

  • You couldn’t pay me to live on that stretch of RI Ave.

    • why?

      • Noise and traffic. The ‘hood is certainly getting nicer, but nothing will fix the fact that people drive highway speeds down that road and large trucks use it as a route in/out of the city. It’s loud, smelly, and congested.

        • i can see that. does your assessment hold true for all of rhode island ave, east of say logan circle. or just these few blocks of edgewood/eckington?

          • anon

            Actually, from a traffic standpoint, those few blocks between RI/2nd and roughly the Metro entrance are worse than other stretches. That crappy light at the Home Depot entrance is mostly to blame, and the intersection in front of this building. Traffic gets REALLY bad for an hour or so every rush hour and there are very few relief valves due to the track crossing. And don’t even try when the church lets out.

          • Rhode Island is certainly quieter and more residential between Logan and, say, 7th Street. Once it crosses with Florida Ave, it gets a lot more crazy with the traffic. This apartment being located next to the big box development certainly doesn’t help the traffic and noise issues; everyone from around the city is basically driving past your front door to go shopping. Mix in the delivery trucks coming in/out of It’s chaos.

            If the apartment was one or two blocks north of Rhode Island deeper into the residential part of Eckington, my opinion would be much more positive.

          • Anonymous

            When was the last time you travelled along Rhode Island? I ask because RI from Logan to 7th is far less residential than RI from Florida to N. Cap. I know because I walk along this stretch everyday.

          • I ride my motorcycle home everyday on RIA. From FL Ave to N Cap, the lights are timed in a manner that you don’t get caught until the N Cap light. From the N Cap light to the 4th St NE light, again the lights are timed so that you don’t get stopped in between. From 4th St to the light at Home Depot, they’re timed as well. People (mostly MD commuters) race from light to light along that stretch. The lights at FL Ave, N Cap, 4th St NE, and Home Depot are major bottlenecks where people get held up for several minutes.

            I can see why one would not want to live right on that stretch of RIA. It must be noisy practically 24/7.

    • anon

      In 5 years. Maybe. But as long as the church controls a lot of property on both sides of the street there is little hope for more development.

      manimal has a point – That stretch is not great during low-traffic hours. I wish the walk to the Metro was a little more pleasant, but it just isn’t. Some of that should change with pressure from development to the south (and that new “luxury” condo building across the street from this place).

  • Anon

    Wow, a picture that’s 9 years old…I’m sure this will end up looking exactly like the pic when someone visits in-person. Oh, and if it’s dated 1/1/04 simply because the person hasn’t updated the date on the camera, run. If they can’t figure out how to do that good luck getting stuff done from them as a landlord.

  • Anon 2

    There is also a LOT of crime on that stretch on RI Ave. Mostly robberies.

    • is there? what stats are you looking at?

      • Anonymous

        unfortunately the dc crime map has been “down” for about 6 months, but when I was looking at houses in Edgewood that stretch from about 2nd to the Metro did look a little ripe for robberies

        • Anonymous

          I have friends that make that walk and I haven’t heard of many robberies there. I think it looks far worse than it actually is.

  • Anonymous Brown

    I looked at a condo in this building some years ago. It was on a lower flooor. I didn’t buy it.

    But, two bedrooms on the top floor? Why not? If you don’t have a car, and don’t mind the traffic….

  • Drew

    I am confused by this market. There is a carriage house at 619 Florida renting for $2400 on Florida. I hope that the units being built in the area are going to drive rent down. These prices are crazy ! http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/apa/3565916364.html


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