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$1550 / 407ft2 – You’ve never seen anything like these deals! Call now! (Meridian Park)
What’s great: It’s rare to find an affordable place at a building that is professionally managed. Honestly, I’m pretty surprised that this unit is so “affordable” and updated. Great location between Meridian Hill and Adams Morgan. You’d be close to a big grocery store and all that U Street has to offer.
Why you should think twice: 407 feet is SMALL — you’re going to have to get creative. These pictures are two different kitchens? Go check the place out to know what you’re getting into. Metro would be a little bit of a walk.

$1595 / 1br – 700ft2 – $1595 / 1br – Landmark Adams Morgan Building (Adams Morgan) (map) (18th St NW above Belmont)
What’s great: So much space! Exposed brick! A real bedroom! Counter space! A dishwasher! So many windows! Do I need to chill? Probably.
Why you should think twice: This carpet is slightly terrifying, like a dorm room or something weird. I would move here ASAP if it weren’t for that. Something to consider very seriously is that this is at 2431 18th St NW. That’s pretty much at the end of all of the restaurants and bars in Adam’s Morgan but surrounded on both sides aand next to Amsterdam Falafelshop. Things could get loud… or just constantly be loud.

$1700 / 1br – 600ft2 – 1 BEDROOM – Mt. Vernon Square 514 M Street NW (514 M St. NW)
What’s great: Living on the 3rd floor of a townhouse in this location could be pretty cool. If you could walk to work, even better. You may have to be thoughtful about living/dining furniture, but the place is a great size. Hardwood floors, an updated kitchen, closet space, and a washer/dryer are all great features you’re definitely not going to find at many other places in this area at this price range.
Why you should think twice: The front door looks like it opens directly into the kitchen so unless you’re tidy, it could be an eyesore (or constant reminder you have to clean). Make sure you like the area, you’re basically on a block+ of townhouses surrounded by downtown buildings.

$1750 / 1br – 530ft2 – 1.5 miles from Capitol Hill, 1 BD, $1750/month (1160 1st Street NE)
What’s great: Okay so this is a sublease until March 2018 with the option to renew. I’m not sure how rent increases work for this kind of situation but I’m listing this apartment because it is a really nice building that is currently going for a couple hundred dollars more a month. The post lists out more pros than I could do justice here, worth the read. I don’t love huge buildings in general but this could be a really great opportunity.
Why you should think twice: Much like my previously noted opinions on Columbia Heights, you have to like NoMa to live there. Figuring out what happens with renewing the lease in March is essential.

$1795 / 1br – 500ft2 – Light and Bright Apt. on Beautiful Residential Street (Kalorama Triangle)
What’s great: Kalorama Triangle is a great location — tree-lined streets and a (usually) quiet neighborhood in the middle of everything. This apartment is truly filled with light and has a balcony big enough for a few pieces of furniture. The hardwood floors look to be in great shape too.
Why you should think twice: I’d like a better idea of the layout. Those windows look fairly old and could be drafty. A fresh coat of paint would help too. One of these pictures are pulled from airbnb which leads me to believe this either used to be an airbnb or one of the other units in the building is listed as one. If there’s frequent turnaround in another unit, make sure noise isn’t an issue.

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