Those ready to make the move off campus need not look far. The Hatchet has highlighted just a few nearby options. Studio apartments starting $1,600 per month can be found on and near campus.
1101 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Rent: $1,715/month and up (studio apartment)
Amenities: 24-hour front desk, 24-hour fitness center, laundry facilities, dry cleaning valet service, garage parking, 24-hour emergency maintenance
Just north of Washington Circle, this apartment is a quick walk from Dupont Circle. A rooftop pool and clubhouse with free Wi-Fi is perfect for summer temperatures, and rooms also have large balconies. Utilities are included, and rooms include Comcast Xfinity Internet.
2400 M St. NW
Rent: $2,220/month and up (studio apartment)
Features: Spacious walk-in closets, individual climate control, cable and high-speed Internet, laundry facilities, microwaves, wall-to-wall carpeting, granite kitchen countertops
Amenities: 24-hour resident concierge, 24-hour fitness center, laundry facilities, dry cleaning valet service, business center, package services
2400 M is one of the swankier apartment buildings nearby that offers units which are still affordable for students. The amenities also include a roof-top deck, pool and outdoor barbecue, a private courtyard and even building-sponsored cocktail parties. Rooms, which range from studios to three-bedroom apartments, are all equipped with private balconies and 9-foot ceilings. It’s located just three blocks from Georgetown, Trader Joe’s is just one block away and it has a Starbucks downstairs.
The Winston House
2140 L St. NW
Rent: $2200/month and up (one-bedroom apartment)
Features: plush wall-to-wall carpeting, high-speed Internet access, washer and dryer in unit, spacious closets, kitchen with premium appliances, underground garage
Amenities: resident library, landscaped roof-top sundeck, fitness center, entertaining suite, resident storage areas, 24-hour maintenance
The Winston House is one of the more mature apartment buildings available to students — if its on-site gourmet café, dry cleaner, copy center, saunas and hair salon don’t spell luxury, then what does? Large balconies overlook Foggy Bottom, and tenants can also study in the resident library. Quieter than its campus counterparts, it is also beloved among young professionals.
950 25th St. NW
Rent: $1,600/month and up (studio apartment)
Features: laundry facilities, cable TV and high-speed Internet (not included)
Amenities: business center, fitness center, community room, roof-top pool with a view of Rosslyn and the District
The Claridge House Cooperative provides a simple and comfortable living experience within two blocks of the Foggy Bottom Metro station, Trader Joe’s and GW's Foggy Bottom campus. The roof-top pool offers a calm place for residents to de-stress, read a book or just enjoy the sunshine. The Claridge House has 352 studio and one-bedroom units.
2020 F St. NW
Rent: $1,686/month and up (studio apartment)
Features: walk-in closets, utilities included
Amenities: 24-hour resident concierge, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour doorman, laundry facilities, dry cleaning valet service, garage parking
Popular for GW students looking to make their first foray into apartment living, The Statesman is located on F Street, across from freshman haunts like Carvings and Potomac Hall. With spacious studio and one-bedroom units, it's perfect for those who want to live amid bustling residence halls. Included utilities make for a stress-free off-campus experience, and the furnished rooftop boasts views of Rock Creek Park.
2221 I St. NW
Rent: $2,389/month and up (studio apartment)
Amenities: courtyard, fitness center with yoga studio and massage rooms, lounge, pet-friendly, coffee and tea service, bike-share program and storage area, valet dry cleaning, quiet hours 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
This two-year-old luxury complex boasts the plushest and most convenient location for students, across the street from the Foggy Bottom Metro and above Whole Foods Market and Roti, Sweetgreen and Circa. The desirable address feels like a resort; its East Tower features a grill and seating area, and the West Tower offers a pool with panoramic monument views. The Community Room comes with a billiards table, a kitchen and flat screen TVs. Appliances are energy-saving, but utilities are not included.
This article was updated Feb. 22, 2013 to reflect the following:
A previous version of this article incorrectly listed the address for The Avenue. It has been corrected.