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Today’s Rental has “Amazing nightlife/restaurants just out the door”

by Prince Of Petworth December 29, 2015 at 2:50 pm 14 Comments

1921 9 1_2 Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1921 9 1/2 Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“2 br, 1 bh TH on charming street ~ block to U St METRO. Freshly painted, refinished hardwoods throughout, brand new bathroom & updated kitchen w/granite, breakfast bar, pot rack & pantry! Sep living & dining rooms, plus a private back patio. Amazing nightlife/restaurants just out the door, but enjoy a quiet block when the day is done. Central A/C. Const next door finished Feb 2016-artists lofts.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $3,100/Mo.

  • S

    if that’s one of those combo washer/dryers in the kitchen then this is a terrible deal….those things are the worst I had one at my old apartment and all my clothes would come out super wrinkle even cotton t-shirts

  • lovessoldier

    I never understood folks buying a house in the alley. The developer messed up in my neighborhood and built 3 houses in the alley, literally in the alley. Everyone else’s house on the block face a different direction. They bought a house in an alley. Rude at best.

  • Shawnnnnnn

    Buy here and you too can be the reason why Nellies had to build a horrible unattractive roof deck that basically ruined it forever.

    • ?

      What’s the story there?

      • Anon

        Noise complaints.

    • Shaw

      Nellies decided to build the roof deck enclosure rather than turn down the music on the roof. Both were totally reasonable options that bars in these types of areas have to choose from. You seem to be forgetting the pile of luxury condos that just came in across 9th Street too. That area was residential before Nellies came in, and it’s only becoming *more* residential as time goes on. Nellies made a business decision to locate in C2A zoning that’s adjacent to a bunch of R4 zones. Enclosing the roof deck was a smart choice, and it will help them be successful for years to come. Why the grumpy “ruined forever” outlook?

  • Anonymous

    I guarantee zero artists will be moving into the new loft condos next door (starting at $800K).

    • Anon

      I’ll take that bet. The odds of the eventual buyer having taken those wine/art classes are pretty high.

  • Shaw

    “Quiet block”!?!? Wow, that’s rich!
    The school and building directly across the street (less than 25 feet away) are going to construction any minute on a construction timeline of about 24 months. So the whole time that’s going on, you can count on jackhammering, pile driving, hammering, reversing trucks beeping, and all the other joys of living at a construction site, usually starting around 6:30am. Every. Day.
    And that construction goes until…. well, just about time for happy hour! From Nellies and their roofdeck! Which is right *behind* this house! Going from happy hour until 3:00am! Plus, of course, another half hour / 45 minutes of drunk people stumbling around, peeing on your door and trying to phone a friend to find out where they went.
    So it’s a “quiet block”, yes. Between 3:30 and 6:30am. That’s totally worth $37,200 a year!!

  • Lisa

    Does anybody remember this block back in the day (early 90’s)? Absolutely gritty. A friend was a bike messenger and they had their office here. This is now absolutely charming.

    • textdoc

      I still can’t believe the night-and-day difference between Blagden Alley circa 1999/2000 and Blagden Alley now. Mind-blowing!

      • Lisa

        Yes indeed textdoc. (are you teasing me? :0) BA in the early 90’s was a funky artist (Furioso’s warehouse) long-time small business, friendly place. Not very dangerous but lots of prostitution. It descended from there. Yes it was rough from the late 90’s almost up until 2010, even after Rogue 24 moved in. It’s always puzzled us why ‘lower Shaw’ was/is such a late bloomer. But bloom BA has.

    • JohnH

      I looked at a 1 bedroom apartment about 8 years ago on this block – was renting for $1350. Now a 2 bed/1 bath is $3100? Ehhh. The block is interesting, but definitely would never live on it. It’s just a strange block.

  • hooville

    Good luck ever getting your address right in life with 9 1/2 street. It’s all most people outside the area can handle to add a direction on the end of my DC street address. Still routinely messed up and doesn’t even come close to the oddity that is a half street.


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