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Today’s Rental is “is converting to a smoke-free living environment”

by Prince Of Petworth June 7, 2017 at 2:15 pm 14 Comments

This rental is located at 16th and Park Road, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1595 / 430ft2 – Spacious studio avail early AUGUST! Amazing view! (Mount Pleasant/Columbia Heights)

Available early August, 430 sf studio renting for $1595/mo plus the electric. Features a walk-in closet, separate eat-in kitchen, and nice big windows offer an excellent view!

We are open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Walk-ins welcome!

3300 16th St. NW, 2 blocks to the Columbia Heights Metro, close to shopping, restaurants, shopping and much more!

Our community features 24 hour emergency maintenance service, on-site management and maintenance, a new fitness center, community courtyard, bike storage and more.

For more information, please call Annie at show contact info or email reply to this ad.

Please visit www.keenermanagement.com for information on this and other Keener Management Properties in the Washington DC area.

No pets please. This property is converting to a smoke-free living environment.”

  • SW 20011

    That’s a nice building (though not Class A), but $1595 for a studio is insane. I’m paying $1158 for mine and I’m less than a mile away.

    • textdoc

      A mile in which direction — north?
      .
      There’s a big difference between being 2 blocks to the Columbia Heights Metro and being a mile plus two blocks to the Columbia Heights Metro.

      • Anon Spock

        Yea, the proximity to metro premium is huge.

  • Rosette

    I toured this building too and thought it was nice for it’s age, felt large for a studio, and had off street parking but didn’t end up signing here. Studios were priced around $1460-1495 last August. The upper floors had nice views as well. You can find more affordable studios (~$100-200less) in same neighborhood at Park Regent (Park @ 17th) 1 block away, Newton Towers (Netwon @14th) and Twin Oaks 14th @Randolph to name a few.

    • mtp

      Yes, this. I paid $1375 now for a corner studio at Park Regent, up from $1336 3.5 years ago when I moved in. My studio is smaller and further from the metro but the extra $200 is the difference between affordable and not.

      • Rosette

        That sounds about right. $200 savings makes all the difference. Park Regent is also rent controlled but I think most of the newer units are up to market by now. I forget what the legal max % increase per year is.

  • Formerly ParkViewRes

    Lord, I do not miss renting in DC. Has it gotten this expensive? I feel like you should be able to get a one bedroom for this? It makes me thankful for the more affordable rental market in Toronto.

  • anon

    They should start converting to carpet-free as well if they want this amount of rent.

    • textdoc

      The rent would be even more if it weren’t carpeted.

      • Rich

        Probably hiding a very worn parquet floor.

  • HaileUnlikely

    The rent at this place appears to have gone up a lot in the past couple of years. My old roommate moved to a studio on the top floor of this building when he moved out of my place in March of 2015 and his rent was something like $1325 or $1375.

    • former resident

      Yeah, I paid $150 more per month for a 1-bedroom on the top floor when I lived here (11/2014-11/2015). Was recently renovated too (no carpet). I think studios were $1350-1400/month.

      Well managed building. Also under rent control. I had no complaints. Only moved out because I bought my own place.

      • FridayGirl

        This is good to know for future reference (even if the rent is Too Damn High). Thanks!

  • AB

    We live here, in one of the few 1 bedrooms. It’s a great building, very well managed. Highly recommend.

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