Today’s Rental is “2 levels. 2 bedrooms”

by Prince Of Petworth September 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm 16 Comments


This rental is located at 511 Florida Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“About 2 blocks to New York Metro. 2 levels. 2 bedrooms~ ,2 Full bath 1/2 bath Upgraded gourmet granite kit. New paint & refinished hardwood floors throughout.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $2,200/Mo.

  • also anon

    Am I missing something? That seems very cheap for a full house- especially if you get two couples in there which wouldn’t be unreasonable with 2.5 bathrooms.

    • MK

      Also wondering if I’m missing something! That’s a mega deal for two roommates, let alone two couples. Heck, it’s a deal even for one person who wants a lot of space considering the price of one-beds in NW.

      • K

        Maybe they are targeting gallaudet university students. Get a a couple of couples in this house and it would be pretty affordable for students. The neighborhood can’t be that affordable to students anymore so this would be a good deal for them.

      • Anonymous

        There is nothing about this location that would put it on par with a house in NW. I imagine that paying $1100 to have more space in a less-than-desirable neighborhood would attract people soon enough.

        • anonymous

          Less than desirable neighborhood…You’re funny.

          • Anonymous

            Sorry, but the neighborhood is crap. Become a woman and walk around after dark. It’s sketchball city. Plus, this is the equivalent of living on a major highway.
            Just because people have cheap credit and are bidding up properties doesn’t make it a “good” neighborhood.

          • HaileUnlikely

            Without comment on the neighborhood as a whole, I invite you to punch the address into Google Maps, open it up in StreetView, and do a quick 360 right in front of this house. Is this what you call desirable? (In all fairness the view from my house isn’t much better, but I’m not trying to defend the position that my street is desirable.)

        • K

          Houses on this block go for $700,000 to 800,000$. It can’t be to “sketchball city”. It’s in boundary to a good school (JO Wilson) and a block away from one of the most sought after charter schools (2 Rivers) in DC. Across the street from Union Market and all the new development that is coming with it. This is definitely the least desirable block of the neighborhood but its far far from being “sketch ball.” I say this as a woman who has walked this block daily since 2006.

          • textdoc

            I’m not familiar with this particular area/block, but in my experience, high housing prices don’t necessarily bar a block from being “sketchy.”

          • James W.

            Is it the worst neighborhood in DC? Nope. But do houses here go fo “$700,000 to $800,000?” Nope. There is a fully renovated 4br/3.5ba a few blocks further east on Florida listed for $685K and it’s been on the market for 6 weeks. This is another case of people dumbing down their standards for the DC market. If there aren’t open crack sales and drive-by shootings on a daily basis, then it’s the next big thing. Georgetown this ain’t.

  • K

    I feel like this house has been posted as a rental on Popville in the past. Like maybe even 2 or 3 other times. with rents always right around this price point.

  • Anonymous

    My guess is that the location of the house is what’s driving down the price. The view from your front door would be a gas station and a six lane road, rather than a quiet side street.

    • anon

      Exactly. I live on 6th and I and routinely stop at that Hess to fill up my car. I would definitely not want to live where that house is. Plus it’s RIGHT on the street with almost no buffer.

  • Trinidaddy

    The HESS across the street conveys. But, union market!

  • HaileUnlikely

    Only $400/month more than yesterday’s basement not far from this house; definitely a better deal than that.

  • wera

    Is there there still the day care in the basement? That would explain low rent


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