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Today’s Rental is “A very short walk to well known cuisines & stores”

by Prince Of Petworth August 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm 19 Comments

2111 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 2111 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“** Bright & Sunny Jr. bedroom facing South West views, All new Wood Floors, New kitchen, New Bathroom, 24hrs Security desk, Washer & Dryer in the unit ** A very short walk to well known cuisines & stores ** Under ground parking Conveys ** Out-Door Swimming Pool & exercise Room & Party Room & Roof Deck ** Georgetown University shuttle bus service **”


You can see more photos here.

This 439 Sq Ft studio is going for $1,990/Mo.

  • P. Lecheval

    Seems really expensive for such a tiny space in a building that isn’t close to Metro at all. You could do much better along Connecticut Avenue between Van Ness and Woodley Park.

  • I Dont Get It

    I used to live next door to an unknown cuisine and it was awful!

  • Anon

    This is way over-priced. Use to live on the 2700 block of Wisconsin a couple of years ago and I had a 1000ft apt., with all utilities included for $1,825 a month.

  • FridayGirl

    Why does this cost as much as a studio near U Street? I lived in a one-bedroom just a block away from this until last year and it was almost $400 cheaper (although there was no in-unit laundry, but $400/month extra for that and a pool that is only usable for a couple months in the summer seems ridiculous).

    • wdc

      I don’t know the market for studio rentals AT ALL, but I can say that this is a lovely building. I have a couple friends who live or have lived here, and I’m a little envious of the amenities and the overall vibe. If I were paying for my kid’s grad school apartment or something, I’d absolutely put her up here.

      • anon

        Yes, but your kid would probably want to be closer to the action. I’m older and would prefer this apartment itself, but I probably wouldn’t choose it because I, like the younger folk, like to be near more good restaurants and other places.
        Though I must say, the word “bedroom” does not belong in the description of studio anywhere, double-speaking real estate agents!!

      • CS

        Wow, I thought I was privileged having been fortunate enough to have had my parents pay for my undergraduate education. I can’t even fathom the idea of paying $2000/month for a 20-something adult’s living expenses, either as the recipient or provider. I feel like I know very few people personally who could even consider this. Am I the only one?

        • wdc

          Yep, that was me too. My parents covered my tuition, but not my living expenses. And you know what? They never let me forget that THEY had to work for their college education! No freebies from THEIR parents!
          Times change.
          (And note, I don’t actually intend to pay for my kids’ grad school apartments. They can live at home if the economy doesn’t let them study/intern and live in a safe place. But I know plenty of parents who DO pay their kids’ expenses well into adulthood.)

          • FridayGirl

            “(And note, I don’t actually intend to pay for my kids’ grad school apartments. They can live at home if the economy doesn’t let them study/intern and live in a safe place. But I know plenty of parents who DO pay their kids’ expenses well into adulthood.)”
            I got you, wdc. I was a little surprised when you said that because you never came across to me like someone who would, to be honest!

          • textdoc

            I wonder if this is a recent development (parents continuing to support their kids financially after they graduate from college). Or maybe it’s more common than I realized and I just wasn’t aware of it when I was in grad school. (Or between undergrad and grad school.)

          • anon

            I grew up around some very privileged people, and, unfortunately, I know many of them to still take subsidy from their parents while pursuing (mostly dumb) startup dreams well into their 30s.

          • wdc

            FridayGirl, I like Warren Buffet’s philosophy on financial support to your kids: Give them enough to do anything, but not enough to do nothing.
            Work is good, and lean living builds character. $100k in debt doesn’t build anything but more debt. We’ll give them the best bootstraps our own finances can buy. What they do with the bootstraps is up to them.

        • dcd

          Are you the only one who can’t imagine helping your kids pay for grad school? I imagine you’re not, but there are plenty of people who do make such plans. I have almost enough saved for my kid’s undergrad degree, but I’m going to continue on in the hopes that, if she wants to continue on, I’ll be able to help out. I graduated with over $100,000 in loans 20 years ago, and it stunk.
          And can we stop hyperventilating about “privilege” every 4 seconds? In some contexts, it’s appropriate; here, it comes off as whiny.

          • west_egg

            I think the idea of privilege is absolutely relevant in this context. Kids whose parents foot the bill for their undergraduate/graduate programs start off adult life on much better footing, particularly when it comes to saving for retirement and a down payment on a home. It’s a huge leg up.

          • HaileUnlikely

            I agree with dcd that it is not really relevant and comes across as kind of whiny for the following reason: this is a discussion about a specific apartment rental, not one about financing higher education or about parenting or about any other such thing. Somebody opined that they could see a parent who is funding their adult child being happy to have their adult child live here. I agree. As a guy who qualified for Pell grants in college and is much more likely to have to help my parents meet their living expenses than be offered help for mine, I agree that the concept of privilege is relevant *generally.* But it has absolutely nothing to do with the topic at hand here.

          • JoDa

            It really depends on the person whether help from parents leads to entitlement or just gives them a leg up on success. I know some people whose parents still subsidize them in their 30’s, and they’re definitely not buying homes anytime soon or retiring early, since every penny they make and get goes to living a lifestyle well beyond their means. I know others who were subsidized (even to excess, like luxury cars and excessively nice apartments) in college, but also taught that they only had those things because the parents worked hard to provide them (and were often required to work at least a few hours a week for pocket money), and are very successful adults now. I even know a pair of sisters in the latter category in which the older one was successful almost immediately out of college and the younger is floundering (for lack of effort…she has a marketable degree and all that) as she approaches 30.
            Some of the commentary is rooted at least a little in jealousy. I’m not above it. I wish I didn’t have so much college debt, or could have lived slightly less lean because I had some help when I first graduated. But I’ve decided to turn those hard knocks around and live in such a way that I can give my nieces and nephews help and experiences I didn’t have, while simultaneously giving them lessons about how I got to the place that I can afford to help them do those things. And then I just cross my fingers and hope they turn out responsible. I’ve already told my niece (the oldest one) that if she gets enough scholarships that she doesn’t spend her entire 529 plan that I fund, she can keep the remainder (withdrawing because of a scholarship creates an exception to the penalties for withdrawing for something other than education expenses). I mean, she’s 5, but start early, right?

        • FridayGirl

          I’m not going to get into whatever argument going on below that I didn’t read yet, but no. You’re not the only one. I had to work full-time to pay my rent in DC the three year’s I worked on my Master’s. And that 1-bedroom apartment I mentioned above was split dorm-style by myself and a roommate, otherwise I couldn’t have done it. But I have met and heard of many many many many students in DC whose parents pay for their luxury apartments in high-demand neighborhoods, so I’m no longer surprised.

          • FridayGirl

            *years. Typo!

  • textdoc

    I wonder if they tried unsuccessfully to sell this place before renting it out — the listing says that the parking “conveys,” which sounds weird for a rental listing.


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