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2022’s Best Rent Control Apartments in DC

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Our Top Picks for Rent Control Apartments in DC

Can I get a rent-controlled apartment in DC?

Rent control apartments can be rented by anyone, and the rent increases are usually low and predictable. This is because the annual adjustment is based on the Consumer Price Index {CPI} plus somewhere between 2%-10% of your rent. The combination of CPI + the % increase can never exceed 10% total. The law also sets that the landlord may only increase your rent once in any 12-month period. So, if in 2022 your rent was $1500 upon your anniversary/lease renewal, your rent could have a maximum increase of $93. Because the CPI was 4.2% and the city allowed an additional 2% increase, your rent would be $1593 upon renewal.

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Or if you want, just check out the rent control buildings below and score yourself some new digs!

One of the worst things about renting is the inevitable rent increases that you get every year. But don’t worry, there are ways to combat the impact of those rent increases – like finding a rent controlled apartment!

Rent control apartments have a cap on how much your rent can be increased each year, so it’s a great way to avoid sticker shock when your lease comes up for renewal. How rent increases are calculated can be a little tricky, but we’ve got all the details right here. So if you’re looking for some peace of mind when it comes to your monthly housing costs, take a look at our list of Washington, DC rent control apartments below.


1673 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Simple elegance. The best things in life don’t have to be bragged about. They can be simply appreciated each time you arrive home. The Calverton Apartments are in in the heart of the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. An array of restaurants and grocery options are within minutes of your apartment. Inside, you’ll find updated kitchens with energy efficient appliances, grand living rooms and large windows for natural light to pour in. Whether you choose to rent a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment, you will be treated to beautiful hardwood floors and ample closet space. This is thoughtful living.

Hilltop House

1475 Euclid St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Hilltop House is a hidden jewel of the Adams Morgan neighborhood. This community offers studio and one-bedroom apartments for rent. Each apartment has large windows and breakfast bars; creating a cheerful, open, and bright atmosphere. To keep apartment living and budgeting easy, all utilities are included with your rent. Hilltop House faces Meridian Hill Park, where residents may take in a variety of social and cultural events. Every Sunday the park is activate with kickball leagues, yoga classes, Frisbee sessions, and drum circles. Just a couple of blocks from the Hilltop House apartment community is the Columbia Heights Metro station with access to both the green and yellow like. Hilltop House Apartments have the perfect location to take in all that Washington, DC has to offer.

Meridian Park Apartments

2445 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Enhance your interaction with your home and its surroundings. Meridian Park offers spacious and affordable studios, one and two bedrooms apartment homes for rent. Featuring updated kitchens with stainless steel appliances, new cabinets, and countertops. The neighborhood is comprised of iconic Meridian Hill Park on its western boundary, booming 14th Street Corridor in the neighborhood’s core, legendary U Street corridor to the south, and row house lined streets lined in-between. Meridian Park is just a quick walk from the Columbia Heights Metro station. Your key to the city is here.

Clarence House Apartments

4530 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Looking for a studio, one or two-bedroom apartment? Want to be walking distance to the metro, the Giant, Whole Foods, pharmacies, dry cleaners, restaurants, shopping, and great schools? Start your apartment search at Clarence House apartments! Living here means having access to all of our neighborhood’s hidden gems. Stroll to a concert at the Austrian Embassy, enroll in a music class at the Levine School; become a regular at the iconic bookstore Politics and Prose or visit the Hillwood Museum.


4550 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

The Frontenac is nestled in the heart of elegant upper-Northwest. The Frontenac boasts spacious apartments with updated kitchens and bathrooms. Its classic architectural style, evident in our grand lobby’s high ceiling and in our apartment units’, arched doorways and traditional wainscoting, attracts tours of local art history students.You can meet your neighbors or take advantage of WiFi on the Frontenac’s peaceful roof deck or in its spacious laundry room. Take a stroll to the Van Ness metro station, Giant, Whole Foods, pharmacies, dry cleaners, restaurants, shopping, and great schools for students of all ages. Our neighborhood is full of hidden gems..

Sherry Hall Apartments

2702 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

Located on one of DC ‘s primary arteries, Sherry Hall is nestled in Glover Park between Georgetown and Cleveland Park. Many of Wisconsin Avenue’s most popular restaurants are within walking distance. Inside your apartment home, beautiful hardwood floors, brand new kitchens, and large windows enhance and brighten your living space. New kitchens are equipped with stainless steel appliances including a gas range, granite counter tops, and light wood shaker cabinets. All utilities are included so you know exactly what your monthly expenses will be: no surprises, no math!

2800 Woodley

2800 Woodley Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

At 2800 Woodley, you’ll find large and varied floor plans, all of which include abundant closet space, central air and beautiful hardwood floors. Unique features, such as huge windows and a secretarial desk, lend a sense of charm to your new home. The building is situated on a quiet side-street, yet it lies only steps from the heart of Woodley Park. Some of D.C.’s most popular restaurants and trendy shops are within easy walking distance. Or, if you can’t find what you’re in the mood for at home, hop on the Metro and explore the city. The Woodley Park Metro station is only two blocks away. 2800 Woodley is city living made easy.

Naylor Overlook

2633 Naylor Road, SE 
Washington, DC 20020

Completely renovated one, two, & three bedroom apartments and duplexes for rent. These spacious floor plans feature stainless steel appliances, microwave, dishwasher, lots of cabinet space, ample closet space, brand new bathrooms, and hardwood flooring. Located in the Randle Heights area of Southeast you have the city in the palm of your hand. Take advantage of having  grocery stores, restaurants, clothing stores, pharmacies, nail and hair salons in close proximity. You ‘ll never have to leave your neighborhood!

Wakefield Hall

2101 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

Wakefield Hall’s decorative facade gives way to just as beautiful apartments. Hardwood floors, updated kitchens, and walk-in closets create a charming and comfortable living space. Wakefield Hall is located near U St./Cardozo Metro Station, giving you access to all DC has to offer via the yellow and green lines. You can step out your front door and experience the cultural vibes within your neighborhood.

The Shawmut

2200 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Classic style and modern amenities are the perfect combinations to make you feel right at home. This pet-friendly building in the heart of Adams Morgan, just across the street from Kalorama Park, creates a comfortable living space for all. The Shawmut’s elegant, New York-style exterior gives way to beautiful one and two-bedroom apartments featuring hardwood floors, 9′ ceilings, and updated kitchens.Step outside and you are in the heart of a vibrant, thriving community. From the bustling 18th St Corridor down to Dupont Circle, you are never far from the energy of Downtown DC. Want to get away? The L2, 42, 43, and H1 bus lines are right outside your front door with direct connections to the Green, Red, and Yellow metro lines.

1380 Fort Stevens Apartments

1380 Fort Stevens Drive, NW
Washington, DC 20011

Located in the Brightwood neighborhood, 1380 Ft. Stevens boast comfort and affordability. Spacious one and two bedrooms apartment homes with updated kitchens and baths. Less than a five minute walk from your front door you can find over 15 casual dining options including Julia’s Empanadas, Serengeti Restaurant, and Sabor Restaurant. When it’s time to head to the grocery, Safeway is only .4 of a mile down the road. Commuting is a breeze with bus routes 52, 53, 54, E2, E3, E4, S1, S2, and S4 stopping right outside the property.

1400 Van Buren Apartments

1400 Van Buren NW
Washington, DC 20014

Located in the Brightwood neighborhood of Washington, DC, you’ll find this charming brick building offering spacious one and two-bedroom apartments. Less than a ten-minute walk from 1400 Van Buren’s front door you can find over 15 casual dining options including Julia’s Empanadas, Serengeti Restaurant, and Haydee’s Restaurant. When it’s time to head to the grocery, Safeway is only .4 of a mile down the road. Commuting is a breeze with bus routes 52, 53, 54, S2, and S4 stopping right outside the property. The Takoma Metro station is just under a mile away.

Penn View Apartments

2515 R Street, SE 
Washington, DC 20020

Design cannot be defined by one component but rather the artful intersection of style and function. Located just minutes away from Capitol Hill, Penn View apartments offer affordable efficiencies, one, and two-bedroom apartment homes for rent. Penn View’s luxurious kitchens and functional floor plans are just a few of the features you’ll find at this community. Quality is always on trend.

Eddystone Apartments

1301 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Logan Circle and the 14th Street corridor are becoming the homes of some of DC’s most exciting new restaurants. Live one block away from the excitement at the Eddystone apartments in Logan Circle. The impeccably maintained community has a reputation for top quality service. Combine that with gorgeous efficiencies boasting sunrooms, stellar views and huge walk-in closets and you have your ideal new home. Close to the action…far from ordinary.

Hillside Terrace Apartments

1812 23rd Street, SE
Washington, DC 20020

Looking for an apartment to rent, but want to live in a quiet neighborhood? Fall in love with Hillside Terrace. Our apartment community is nestled in the tranquil neighborhood of Randle Highlands. Randle Highlands is best known as a small residential neighborhood in Southeast Washington, DC. Hillside Terrace’s garden-style apartment buildings are charmingly situated on professionally landscaped grounds. The studio, one, and two bedroom apartments feature updated kitchens and baths, as well as ample closet space and some of the utilities are included with the rent. The Hillside Terrace community is just a short car trip from all of downtown Washington, DC’s entertainment and shopping.

1818 Riggs Place

1818 Riggs Place, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Built-in 1920 1818 Riggs Place is nestled off the beaten path but yet it’s in the heart of Dupont and all it has to offer. 1818 Riggs boasts hardwood flooring, open floor plans, and walk-in closets. 1818 Riggs truly is a walker’s paradise with countless dining options, everything from Five Guys to Thaiphoon and Lauriol Plaza right at your doorstep. The Dupont Circle Metro station only steps away as are the following bus routes 42, 43, H1, L1, and L2. 1818 Riggs, Dupont Circle’s hidden gem is your gateway to all of Washington, D.C.

Chatham Courts Apartments

1707 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Feel the pulse of the city in the center of Adams Morgan, outside the hustle and bustle of the thriving city awaits. Inside Chatham Courts find a quiet serenity from the moment you come in the front door, you will know you’ve found somewhere special. At Chatham Court, you will find apartments with spacious closets, remodeled kitchens, high ceilings, over sized floor plans, and hardwood floors that make a dramatic impression. The building is conveniently located within easy walking distance to the heart of Adams Morgan.

Cortland Apartments

1760 Euclid St, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Come to the Cortland Apartments in Adams Morgan; you’ll find your choice of affordable studio, one-bedroom, and two bedroom apartments for rent in Washington, DC. These large apartments in one of Washington, DC’s most popular neighborhoods, offer multiple closets, foyers, beautiful hardwood floors, and large windows to welcome in natural light. The building is conveniently located one block from a Safeway grocery store, Starbucks, and countless dining options. In addition to Adams Morgan’s active social scene, The Cortland’s location is enhanced by its convenience. Living here means you are within walking distance of Dupont Circle, Woodley Park, and U Street metro.

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Not one to settle for status quo, Holli has spent her 20 year career shaking up the multifamily industry. From creating unheard of building amenities to designing lounge-like leasing centers, to major Pinterest fails in the kitchen, she is ever experimenting. It’s no surprise that she created a new way to match apartment renters with their perfect home. Holli is a featured speaker and session facilitator at regional and national industry conferences. When she’s not brainstorming the next marketing campaign, you can find Holli testing the limits of bottomless brunch or climbing the Peloton Leaderboard!

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