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7 Studio Apartments Under $1500 You Should Rent Today

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7 Studio Apartments in DC for under $1500

Finding an apartment in DC within your budget can be a challenge. While splitting the rent with a roommate is one way to save some cash ….at some point you need a bit more privacy and a place to call your own.  Studios are the perfect answer, a smaller footprint means a lower rent payment. We searched the current inventory and found these 7 studio apartments for less than $1500.  What you sacrifice in square footage, these apartments make up for in charm, location and value!

1380 Fort Stevens Apartments

1380 Fort Stevens Drive, NW
Washington, DC 20011

Apt #B — $1125

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.

Chatham Courts Apartments

1707 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Aparment #411 — $1445

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

Apartment #207 — $1130

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.

Hampton Courts

2013 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

Apartment #405 — $1331

Constructed in 1926, Hampton Courts has the elegant appeal of the early 20th-century architecture. The building is equipped with two elevators, a controlled intercom entrance, and a laundry room with a card payment system. The studio, one, and two bedroom apartments at Hampton Courts has updated appliances and spacious floor plans. All utilities are included in your rent, so no need to worry yourself about additional bills. The U Street Metro Station is three blocks away and provides access to the yellow and green lines. Zipcar and car2go vehicles, as well as Capital Bikeshare bicycles, are just a block from the building giving you endless means of transportation. The Saturday Farmer’s Market, Yes Organic Market, Trader Joes, Vida Fitness and several yoga studios are all a few blocks away from your front door. Come and explore the city living in Hampton Courts.

Hilltop House

1475 Euclid St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Apartment #503 — $1425

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

Apartment #112 — $1399

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.

The Foreland

23 2nd  Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Apartment #11 — $1215

Everyday living is made comfortable and effortless at The Foreland. You can look forward to a convenient location, shopping, and a multitude of dining options. The units are equipped with hardwood floors and ample closet space. Multiple windows in each apartment provide ample amounts of natural lighting. The community is located directly across the street from the Supreme Court building and within walking distance of Capitol South Metro, the National Mall, Capitol Hill, and Union Station. Convenience and comfort are guaranteed at The Foreland.WC Smith embraces the belief that great customer service is our best amenity. Living at the Foreland means experiencing a higher level of service. Our service team is available 24 hours a day and you can access your resident account online any time; day or night. Discover classic charms and modern conveniences of the Foreland, located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC.

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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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