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Top Seven Apartments for Car-Free Living in D.C.

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Best D.C. Apartments for Car-Free Living

Having a car in DC can be a gigantic pain!! Rush hour is a 24-hour occurrence, parking is maddening {and expensive}, Motorcades can make even the most punctual person late and let’s not even discuss going to the DMV.  Luckily, DC is also a very easy city to live a car-free lifestyle!  Even more so now that Uber has added electric assist bikes to your rental options.  For $2 you can hop on an electric power-assisted bike for 30 minutes!

Even with all the car-free travel options, you still need to pick the right apartment.  And once again, Apartminty did the work for you.  Check out our list of the 7 best apartments for living a car-free lifestyle.

Hampton Court

2013 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

Hampton Courts, constructed in 1926, is an elegant apartment building located in DC’s U Street Corridor. The building’s prime location in the U Street Corridor allows residents to easily enjoy the incredible restaurants and bars of U Street and Logan’s Circle including Tico, Busboys & Poets, and Masa 14. U Street also has a Trader Joes and Metro stop for the Yellow and Green Lines. The studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments at Hampton Courts have spacious floor plans equipped with updated appliances, hardwood floors, and an abundance of natural lighting. Living here is worry-free with all utilities included in your rent, on-site maintenance and management staff available, on-site laundry facilities, and more.


800 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

With forty plus restaurants already in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood and new establishments arriving every day, it’s no wonder this neighborhood was named one of the “12 Coolest Neighborhoods in the World” by Forbes magazine. Capitol Riverfront is home to the Nationals Baseball Team and DC United professional soccer team.  It has acres of parks, splash zones, ice skating and free fitness classes *every* day of the week.  Living at Agora puts you two blocks from the Navy  Yard Green line and six blocks to Capitol South {Blue, Orange, and Silver lines}. A HUGE additional bonus, Whole Foods is opening on the ground floor of Agora this fall!

2401 Penn

2401 Pennsylvania NW
Washington, DC 20037

2401 Penn is situated in a highly desired area, right off Washington Circle. Enjoy the ultimate convenience of being only three blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station, George Washington University, Georgetown, and numerous gourmet restaurants and world-class shopping. Explore the area and go on adventures to nearby locations such as the White House and the Potomac River. Not to mention it’s only 3 blocks to Whole Foods. You can also experience world-renowned entertainment at the Kennedy Center and the bustling nightlife of Dupont Circle.

Flats 130

130 M Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Flats 130 sits right on top of the NoMa-Gallaudet red line metro stop AND a Harris Teeter grocery store.  It is also only five blocks to Union Market–one of our favorite Instagram spots in all of DC…and access to some of the best-tasting food in DC including Dolcezza Gelato, Takorean, Rappahanock Oyster Co., and Masseria. NoMa is also home to Union Station-both a metro and Amtrack hub, putting New York, Philly, and Baltimore, just a train ride away.


2755  Macomb St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Right on the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Macomb Avenue, you will find The Klingle, a Cleveland Park apartment building with one-bedroom apartments for rent. The Klingle is just one block away from the Cleveland Park Metro stop. You also have 19 restaurants within five minutes of your front door including DC institutions like St. Arnold’s Mussel Bar and Indique.  The spacious layouts, beautiful hardwood floors, energy efficient appliances, and a bright and open atmosphere of the apartments aren’t all that you will love. The Klingle community has on-site maintenance teams available to assist its residents and on-site laundry facilities.

2701 Connecticut

1717 20th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Having a red line Metro station directly across the street is just the beginning of the conveniences available.  Living in the heart of Woodley Park puts you walking distance to 20+ restaurants including Open City {hurray for all-day breakfast} and Apartminty favorite, Duke’s Counter….not to mention the Smithsonian Zoo!! 2701 Connecticut combines the convenience of the Connecticut Avenue corridor with classic charm and period details. Inside, these roomy apartments have high ceilings and large windows, which create an open and bright atmosphere. Outside, the best shops and restaurants in Woodley Park as well as the Metro station, lie within one block.

Dupont Apartments

1717 20th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Living at the Dupont Apartments will give you the lifestyle you want, and the location you need. The building is located in one of the most desired locations in all of DC. DuPont Circle provides easy access to public transportation {Dupont Circle Red Line Metro stop}, a variety of restaurant and entertainment options, and a quick commute to many of DC’s finest attractions. The apartments feature hardwood floors, high ceilings, and spacious floorplans in a controlled access building. You will love the floorplans at Dupont Apartments. They have the best micro-units in DC, and several one-bedroom floor plans to choose from.

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About The Author


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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