Considering the wealth of rental options available in Washington, DC it can be difficult to determine exactly which option is right for you. One of the first decisions to make is whether you prefer a duplex, apartment or house rental. An increasing number of DC residents are finding that a duplex rental is actually more advantageous than any other option because it is more affordable than renting a house and yet at the same time offers more privacy and space than an apartment rental.
When you have made the decision to rent a duplex in DC, your next decision is where to live in DC. There are actually numerous diverse neighborhoods to choose from and each offers its own distinctive dining, shopping and entertainment choice. In each of these neighborhoods you will find duplexes for rent that range in terms of amenities and price offered.
Capitol Hill is one of the most well-known neighborhoods in DC because it is home to the United States Capitol as well as the Supreme Court Building and numerous historical landmarks. This is the oldest residential neighborhood in the city and there are many rental options, including duplexes, townhouses and row houses. Due to the fact that this is also one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the city, the apartments and other rental options here tend to be more expensive than other areas. Duplexes for rent in Capitol Hill position tenants within close proximity to schools, trains and highways.
Dupont Circle is another great neighborhood to consider. This area is situated near many excellent museums and foreign embassies. If you are employed in any of these areas, renting a duplex in Dupont Circle could be quite convenient. You will also find that most rental options here are within walking distance of bus stops and the Metrorail.
Congress Heights is situated to the east of Anacostia River and is in southeast DC. One of the great benefits of this neighborhood is that you can often see the Capitol from over the river. Compared to other neighborhoods in DC, the duplexes in Congress Heights are often more affordable than other options.
Situated in Northwest DC is Cleveland Park. There are numerous rental options available here as well. In fact, you may even be able to find some duplex rentals that are located near Rock Creek Park or are within walking distance to the Metro.