As if it weren’t already apparent enough to D.C. residents, Apartments.com listed Foggy Bottom/GWU/West End as the 12th-most expensive neighborhood in the country, behind Queens, N.Y. and San Diego, Calif.
The list, which MarketWatch published Monday, weeded out America’s 14 costliest neighborhoods by locating the 20 urban areas with the highest cost of living and comparing the least affordable neighborhoods of each.
Foggy Bottom’s culprit? MarketWatch cites “historic homes” and “midrise apartment buildings,” with the average one-bedroom apartment renting for a whopping $2,662.
It also mentions GW’s campus along with the Kennedy Center and the U.S. Department of State headquarters as notable sites in the area. Apartments.com partly blames high costs on the “desirable locations” and “bustling urban areas” of the places that made the cut.
So there’s that, at least.