Best Apartment Communities in DC | Spring 2018
The Best Apartment Communities in DC
Washington, DC has over 3,500 apartment communities to choose from when deciding where to live….To say apartment hunting in DC is overwhelming would be a slight understatement. We culled the options by checking out review sites like Google, Yelp, and Apartment Ratings. Below is our list of our favorites and what the reviews say are the best apartment communities in DC.
This isn’t the first time Park Chelsea is making the list of Best Apartment Communities in DC. In 2017, they made Washington City Paper’s Best of lists. The warm classic finishes paired with an endless list of amenities make Park Chelsea a must see. Residents at Park Chelsea get access to free weekly yoga and spin classes, monthly social events like mixology and pizza making demonstrations, and a list of amenities that include an indoor pool and steam room and rooftop pool with monument views. While Park Chelsea is just about 100% occupied, phase 2 of the community, The Agora just opened. Residents of the two buildings get reciprocal access to each other’s amenities. And when the Whole Foods opens on the ground floor of the Agora, you’ll be saying Yes to this address.
Brunswick House is not only rated one of the best apartments in DC, but its ratings on multiple reviews sites also rank it as one of the best apartments in the country. Interestingly, Brunswick House is not a new luxury apartment community. Instead, it is an older, albeit well-maintained building with a stellar location and a phenomenal staff. Reviews describe it as, “a place with a warm sense of community, wonderful neighbors, and an amazing management team.” Brunswick House is a rent control building, meaning that rent is only increased a marginal amount each year. This makes it the best deal in the city for anyone planning to stay in one apartment for an extended period. Located just off of the Dupont Metro station, you can live a car-free and carefree life at this community.
The Swift at Petworth
When ranking apartments as the best in DC, one of the factors must be location. The Swift at Petworth is one block from the metro and has a Safeway grocery built on the first floor pushing this apartment community to the top of our list. The Swift at Petworth apartment finishes are stunning and include all the right extras; washers and dryers in the apartments and kitchens to die for. If you are new to DC, you’l appreciate the programmed resident events. One review stated, “The events they hold and the community atmosphere they create truly sets this building apart.”
City Market at O
City Market at O isn’t the newest building in DC, but they continue to rank high in Google and Apartment Rating reviews. The amenities at this building show how the developer really thought about the residents and their needs. The indoor/outdoor fireplace is one of our favorite features. They also thought about your furry family members’ needs with a rooftop pet park. One review summed it up with, “In my experience, City Market at O is the best apartment community in the city. The staff are friendly, the residents are sociable, and the amenities are top-notch.”
Located in the Cathedral heights neighborhood of DC, 3333 Wisconsin is one of DC’s best apartment communities for those looking for a bit more residential feel. The apartment community backs up to a neighborhood full of gorgeous houses and parks and is just a stone’s throw away from the National Cathedral. Runners and walkers love the wide sidewalks lining the streets and mature trees that provide fantastic shade. But this neighborhood isn’t all houses! DC institutions like 2Amy’s Pizza and Cactus Cantina are right outside 3333 Wisconsin’s front door. You also have a Giant grocery store, CVS, Barcelona Restuarant, Solidcore, Pure Barre and countless other conveniences. The apartment community has a theater room, fitness center and a rooftop deck to take in the city views. One reviewer wrote, “Convenient location, excellent amenities and amazing staff. The concierge service in this building was impeccable.”
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