20 DC Apartments for $1800 or Less

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 This week we found 20 apartments for under $1800 available to rent now in Washington, DC! Apartment hunting on a budget in Washington, DC can be challenging. It’s all about what trades you are willing to make.  A less trendy neighborhood will likely result in a larger apartment or a lower rent. Is a state of the art gym a must-have amenity for you? That’s okay, just know that you’re going to be squeezing into a smaller apartment.  The good news is, there are plenty of options!  This week we bring you 20 apartments for under $1800 available to rent now!

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1400 Van Buren

One Bedroom $1395

1400 Van Buren NW
Washington, DC 20012

1400 Van Buren is an apartment community with one and two-bedroom apartments for rent in the Brightwood neighborhood. You will feel comfortable and at home in these apartments with their beautiful hardwood flooring, ceiling fans, central A/C, and spacious floor plans. The apartments are located in a charming brick building with controlled access, on-site maintenance, on-site management, on-site laundry facilities, and more. 1400 Van Buren’s convenient location gives residents access to everything they need on a daily basis.

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Park Chelsea at the Collective

Studio  $1800

880 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003

Park Chelsea at the Collective is the first phase of three buildings that make up The Collective.  The concept is that no matter at which of the three buildings you live, you have access to amenities at all three buildings.  Amenities include indoor pools, rooftop heated pools, clubrooms, fitness centers, Peloton bikes, golf simulator, hydro massage beds, and even a Whole Foods on site.  This time of year, you can get great deals on apartments and this studio for $1800 is an exceptional value for everything you get with your rent!

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Alexander Gardens

1 Bedroom  $982

1617 17th Street SE 
Washington, DC 20020

Park Pleasant located off 16th Street in the District of Columbia. Beautifully landscaped, this comfortable, sought-after community is convenient to Adams Morgan, is within walking distance of the Columbia Heights Metro Station, and is four blocks the new Target and Staples! Park Pleasant offers affordable, spacious studios, one bedroom and one bedroom/den apartments. So don’t delay, call or visit Park Pleasant today!

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Park Pleasant

1 Bedroom  $1700

3339 Mt. Pleasant Street NW
Washington, DC 20010

Welcome to Park Pleasant located off 16th Street in the District of Columbia. Beautifully landscaped, this comfortable, sought-after community is convenient to Adams Morgan, is within walking distance of the Columbia Heights Metro Station, and is four blocks the new Target and Staples! Park Pleasant offers affordable, spacious studios, one bedroom and one bedroom/den apartments. So don’t delay, call or visit Park Pleasant today!

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Baystate Apartments

Studio  $1595

1701 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

Looking for features that look and feel like they came from a book and tell a story? The Baystate offers beautiful studio apartments for rent in a variety of floor plans. All utilities are included! No need to worry about extra bills. With the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC only two blocks from your front door, be fascinated with local culture and flavor. Having the Red Line Metro within walking distance means all of Washington, DC is yours to explore. Find touches of extraordinary in the every day.

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The Kenmore

1 Bedroom  $1749

5415 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015

Experience a lifestyle that is as rich in history as it is in local activities. The Kenmore’s Connecticut Avenue location is distinct and convenient. This residence offers a 24-hour concierge beautifully renovated, classic style interiors. Spacious studios, one and two bedroom apartments are equipped with expansive windows that offer exceptional views.

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Studio  $1560

4550 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

The Frontenac is nestled in the heart of elegant upper-Northwest. The Frontenac boasts spacious apartments with updated kitchens and bathrooms. Its classic architectural style, evident in our grand lobby’s high ceiling and in our apartment units’, arched doorways and traditional wainscoting, attracts tours of local art history students.You can meet your neighbors or take advantage of WiFi on the Frontenac’s peaceful roof deck or in its spacious laundry room. Take a stroll to the Van Ness metro station, Giant, Whole Foods, pharmacies, dry cleaners, restaurants, shopping, and great schools for students of all ages. Our neighborhood is full of hidden gems..

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The Channel Apartments

Studio  $1778

950 Maine Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20024

The Channel is the beating heart at the center of The Wharf. With an industrial design aesthetic and jaw-dropping amenity spaces, including a one-acre rooftop green space, this is an urban lifestyle that’s here to be explored, taken in, and experienced like never before. These stylish apartment residences, situated in the heart of a bold and vibrant waterfront neighborhood, are designed to deliver both modern beauty and faultless functionality. Join the ranks of those who live life amplified and move to The Channel today.

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The Swift at Petworth Metro

Studio  $1800

3828 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20011

The Swift is one of our favorite communities in the Petworth neighborhood. The Swift’s beautiful apartments, luxurious amenities, and fantastic location allow residents to fully immerse and enjoy themselves in city life. The building offers studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments. The apartments are pet-friendly, spacious, and comfortable, while still maintaining a luxurious and stylish feel. Residents have access to a clubroom, fitness center, a rooftop with lounging areas, grills, and a fire pit. Whether you are simply coming and going from your apartment or lounging on the rooftop, any and all dogs and other pets are more than welcome. 

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Hampton Courts

Studio  $1095

2013 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

***Special Note about this unit.  It does have a full kitchen.  But with that location and the service at this building, this unit is a steal!!!****

Constructed in 1926, Hampton Courts has the elegant appeal of the early 20th-century architecture. The building is equipped with two elevators, a controlled intercom entrance, and a laundry room with a card payment system. The studio, one, and two bedroom apartments at Hampton Courts has updated appliances and spacious floor plans. All utilities are included in your rent, so no need to worry yourself about additional bills. The U Street Metro Station is three blocks away and provides access to the yellow and green lines. Zipcar and car2go vehicles, as well as Capital Bikeshare bicycles, are just a block from the building giving you endless means of transportation. The Saturday Farmer’s Market, Yes Organic Market, Trader Joes, Vida Fitness and several yoga studios are all a few blocks away from your front door. Come and explore the city living in Hampton Courts.

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Studio  $1350

3802 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20011

Twin Oaks is a Columbia Heights apartment community that consists of two unique buildings with a variety of studio, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments for rent. Situated at the intersection of 14th Street and Quincy Street NW, Twin Oaks Apartments conveniently connects its residents to a unique group of local shopping and dining hot spots. The apartments and amenities will make you feel right at home. Enjoy spacious floorplans, hardwood floors, and central AC in the units while having access to the building’s on-site maintenance and management, laundry facilities, and package receiving services.

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Dupont Apartments

Studio  $1535

1717 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Living at the Dupont Apartments will give you the lifestyle you want, and the location you need. 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 floorplans to choose from. The building is located in one of the most desired locations in all of DC. DuPont Circle provides easy access to public transportation, a variety of restaurant and entertainment options, and a quick commute to many of DC’s finest attractions.

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6100 14th Street

1 Bedroom  $1389

6100 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20011

Located in the Brightwood neighborhood of Washington, DC. There are no limitations set when living at 6100 14th street; tons of shopping and dining options nearby, a Metro bus stop right at your doorstep and only a mile to the nearest metro station. Offering spacious and affordable one and two bedroom apartment homes.

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Cambridge Square Apartments

1 Bedroom  $1595

4909 Battery Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814

Downtown Bethesda is growing by leaps and bounds, and you’ll find Cambridge Square at the heart of it all. This jewel of a property is so convenient, yet quietly backs up to a park setting. Experience a wide variety of new and exciting shopping and dining options. Cambridge Square offers an easy commute to Washington, D.C. via Bethesda Metro Station. Featuring spacious and affordable one, two, three and four bedroom apartment homes to rent. Cambridge Square floorplans offer large walk in closets and hardwood flooring.

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Klingle Apartments

1 Bedroom  $1730

2755 Macomb St. NW
Washington, DC 20008

Right on the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Macomb Avenue, you will find the Klingle. This beautifully landscaped and maintained property couldn’t be more convenient. Located at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Macomb Street, The Klingle is in easy walking distance to Cleveland Park’s most popular shops and restaurants, not to mention the Cleveland Park Metro Station, National Zoo, and locally-famous Uptown Theater.

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Parkside Apartments

1 Bedroom  $1695

1702 Summit Place NW
Washington, DC 20009

Well designed apartments for rent that use every inch of space thoughtfully. Hardwood floors that shine when natural light pours through the windows and bounce off of them. Arched doorway details add architectural interest and the kitchens have gas stoves for cooking gourmet meals. Best of all, these affordable apartments are just blocks from both Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights; our Walk Score of 91 proves it. This is the life.

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1 Bedroom – $1775

1673 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Simple elegance. The best things in life don’t have to be bragged about. They can be simply appreciated each time you arrive home. The Calverton Apartments are in in the heart of the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. An array of restaurants and grocery options are within minutes of your apartment. Inside, you’ll find updated kitchens with energy efficient appliances, grand living rooms and large windows for natural light to pour in. Whether you choose to rent a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment, you will be treated to beautiful hardwood floors and ample closet space. This is thoughtful living.

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Penn View Apartments

1 Bedroom  $1165

2515 R Street, SE 
Washington, DC 20020

Design cannot be defined by one component but rather the artful intersection of style and function. Located just minutes away from Capitol Hill, Penn View apartments offer affordable efficiencies, one, and two-bedroom apartment homes for rent. Penn View’s luxurious kitchens and functional floor plans are just a few of the features you’ll find at this community. Quality is always on trend.

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Wakefield Hall

1 Bedroom  $1795

2101 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

Wakefield Hall’s decorative facade gives way to just as beautiful apartments. Hardwood floors, updated kitchens, and walk-in closets create a charming and comfortable living space. Wakefield Hall is located near U St./Cardozo Metro Station, giving you access to all DC has to offer via the yellow and green lines. You can step out your front door and experience the cultural vibes within your neighborhood.

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3801 Connecticut Avenue

Studio  $1750

3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

3801 Connecticut Avenue offers incredibly spacious studio and one bedroom apartments on one of D.C.’s liveliest boulevards. Residents enjoy the convenience of restaurants, unique shops, and a plethora of activities and site seeing opportunities just walking distance from their homes. You’ll fall in love with the new in-unit renovations at this community, whether it is with the designer plank floors, detailed back-splashes or stainless steel appliances. With a metro stop a few blocks away, the options are limitless in these beautiful apartments!

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13 DC Apartments under $1500 Available to Rent Today

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 You may have read recently that apartments in DC aren’t affordable.  If you’re new to DC, understanding the affordable housing options in the district can be a challenge, so we made you this handy guide. We also went on the hunt for you and found 13 apartments for under $1500 available to rent now in Washington, DC!

Apartment hunting on a budget in Washington, DC is all about what trades you are willing to make.  A less trendy neighborhood will likely result in a larger apartment or a lower rent. Is a state of the art gym a must-have amenity for you? That’s okay, just know that you’re going to be squeezing into a smaller apartment.  The good news is, there are plenty of options!  This week we bring you 13 studio or one-bedroom and even a two-bedroom apartment for under $1500 available to rent now!

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The Foreland

Studio $1295 | Available Now
23 2nd  Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Everyday living is made comfortable and effortless at The Foreland. You can look forward to a convenient location, shopping, and a multitude of dining options. The units are equipped with hardwood floors and ample closet space. Multiple windows in each apartment provide ample amounts of natural lighting. The community is located directly across the street from the Supreme Court building and within walking distance of Capitol South Metro, the National Mall, Capitol Hill, and Union Station. Convenience and comfort are guaranteed at The Foreland.WC Smith embraces the belief that great customer service is our best amenity. Living at the Foreland means experiencing a higher level of service. Our service team is available 24 hours a day and you can access your resident account online any time; day or night. Discover classic charms and modern conveniences of the Foreland, located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC.

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The Kenmore

1 Bedroom  $1495 | Available Now

5415 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015

Experience a lifestyle that is as rich in history as it is in local activities. The Kenmore’s Connecticut Avenue location is distinct and convenient. This residence offers a 24-hour concierge beautifully renovated, classic style interiors. Spacious studios, one and two bedroom apartments are equipped with expansive windows that offer exceptional views.

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Hilltop House

Studio $1450 | Available 11/29

1475 Euclid St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Hilltop House is a hidden jewel of the Adams Morgan neighborhood. This community offers studio and one-bedroom apartments for rent. Each apartment has large windows and breakfast bars; creating a cheerful, open, and bright atmosphere. To keep apartment living and budgeting easy, all utilities are included with your rent. Hilltop House faces Meridian Hill Park, where residents may take in a variety of social and cultural events. Every Sunday the park is activate with kickball leagues, yoga classes, Frisbee sessions, and drum circles. Just a couple of blocks from the Hilltop House apartment community is the Columbia Heights Metro station with access to both the green and yellow like. Hilltop House Apartments have the perfect location to take in all that Washington, DC has to offer.

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1400 Van Buren

One Bedroom $1395  | Available 11/14

1400 Van Buren NW
Washington, DC 20012

1400 Van Buren is an apartment community with one and two-bedroom apartments for rent in the Brightwood neighborhood. You will feel comfortable and at home in these apartments with their beautiful hardwood flooring, ceiling fans, central A/C, and spacious floor plans. The apartments are located in a charming brick building with controlled access, on-site maintenance, on-site management, on-site laundry facilities, and more. 1400 Van Buren’s convenient location gives residents access to everything they need on a daily basis.

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Baystate Apartments

Studio  $1495  | Available 12/4

1701 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

Looking for features that look and feel like they came from a book and tell a story? The Baystate offers beautiful studio apartments for rent in a variety of floor plans. All utilities are included! No need to worry about extra bills. With the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC only two blocks from your front door, be fascinated with local culture and flavor. Having the Red Line Metro within walking distance means all of Washington, DC is yours to explore. Find touches of extraordinary in the every day.

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The Shawmut

Studio $1500 | Available 11/14

2200 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Classic style and modern amenities are the perfect combinations to make you feel right at home. This pet-friendly building in the heart of Adams Morgan, just across the street from Kalorama Park, creates a comfortable living space for all. The Shawmut’s elegant, New York-style exterior gives way to beautiful one and two-bedroom apartments featuring hardwood floors, 9′ ceilings, and updated kitchens.Step outside and you are in the heart of a vibrant, thriving community. From the bustling 18th St Corridor down to Dupont Circle, you are never far from the energy of Downtown DC. Want to get away? The L2, 42, 43, and H1 bus lines are right outside your front door with direct connections to the Green, Red, and Yellow metro lines.

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Studio  $1450 | Available Now

4550 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

The Frontenac is nestled in the heart of elegant upper-Northwest. The Frontenac boasts spacious apartments with updated kitchens and bathrooms. Its classic architectural style, evident in our grand lobby’s high ceiling and in our apartment units’, arched doorways and traditional wainscoting, attracts tours of local art history students.You can meet your neighbors or take advantage of WiFi on the Frontenac’s peaceful roof deck or in its spacious laundry room. Take a stroll to the Van Ness metro station, Giant, Whole Foods, pharmacies, dry cleaners, restaurants, shopping, and great schools for students of all ages. Our neighborhood is full of hidden gems..

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Hampton Courts

Studio  $1460  | Available 12/1

2013 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

Constructed in 1926, Hampton Courts has the elegant appeal of the early 20th-century architecture. The building is equipped with two elevators, a controlled intercom entrance, and a laundry room with a card payment system. The studio, one, and two bedroom apartments at Hampton Courts has updated appliances and spacious floor plans. All utilities are included in your rent, so no need to worry yourself about additional bills. The U Street Metro Station is three blocks away and provides access to the yellow and green lines. Zipcar and car2go vehicles, as well as Capital Bikeshare bicycles, are just a block from the building giving you endless means of transportation. The Saturday Farmer’s Market, Yes Organic Market, Trader Joes, Vida Fitness and several yoga studios are all a few blocks away from your front door. Come and explore the city living in Hampton Courts.

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6100 14th Street

1 Bedroom  $1395  | Available Now

6100 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20011

Located in the Brightwood neighborhood of Washington, DC. There are no limitations set when living at 6100 14th street; tons of shopping and dining options nearby, a Metro bus stop right at your doorstep and only a mile to the nearest metro station. Offering spacious and affordable one and two bedroom apartment homes.

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Penn View Apartments

2 Bedroom  $1315  | Available Now

2515 R Street, SE 
Washington, DC 20020

Design cannot be defined by one component but rather the artful intersection of style and function. Located just minutes away from Capitol Hill, Penn View apartments offer affordable efficiencies, one, and two-bedroom apartment homes for rent. Penn View’s luxurious kitchens and functional floor plans are just a few of the features you’ll find at this community. Quality is always on trend.

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1401 Sheridan

Studio $1250 | Available Now

1401 Sheridan Street NW
Washington, DC 20011

1401 Sheridan boasts spacious floorplans which include separate dining rooms in each apartment. Beautiful hardwood floors, expertly landscaped grounds, and abundant closet space add to the charm and convenience of these studio and one-bedroom apartments. 1401 Sheridan is located between 14th and 16th Streets near Georgia Avenue providing easy access to Rock Creek Park, Carter Barron, and much more.

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Jetu Apartments

2 Bedroom $ 1125 | Available Now

2100 Maryland Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

Discover our beautifully landscaped community located in the heart of Northeast, near Langston Golf Course and National Arboretum. Jetu Apartments offers affordable one and two bedroom apartment homes for rent. Featuring gas range stoves, upgraded kitchens, frost-free refrigerators, mini-blinds, and wall to wall carpet. Each apartment offers a separate dining area with chandelier lighting. The grounds include two new playgrounds, a community room, and a community garden.

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Skyland Apartments

One-Bedroom $1029 | Available 11/16

2333 Skyland Place SE 
Washington, DC 20020

Moving to the Skyland means you have a choice of a townhouse or apartment home. Our beautifully landscaped community is impeccably maintained. Enjoy the features of your new updated kitchen including; gas ranges, frost-free refrigerators, and garbage disposals. Dishwashers are available in 3 bedroom apartments. There is also an on-site dry cleaner and a tot lot. Skyland Apartments is located near Anacostia Metro and the new Safeway. Uncovered parking is available.

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The Cheapest Places to Live in Tennessee

It’s so appropriate that the Volunteer State has droves of people knocking down its door to move in.

Known for being super fun and friendly to people of all ages, Tennessee is also very affordable. In fact, there’s no state income tax, leaving all kinds of extra funds for rent. Where do we sign up?

Average rent prices in Tennessee

Even with some higher-end and trendy neighborhoods sprinkled throughout, Tennessee’s rent price still averages significantly lower than many other states, where it’s not unusual at all to drop two or three thousand bucks a month on a one-bedroom (*cough* California and Massachusetts *cough*).

Although Tennessee on the whole has seen a monthly rent increase of 5.12 percent in the last year, the average one-bedroom still runs $1,307.

The cheapest cities in Tennessee for renters

Fortunately for budget-conscious renters, the cities on this list fall well below the state average. Take a look at the 10 cheapest places to live in Tennessee, based on one-bedroom rent prices.

10. Clarksville

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  • Average 1-BR rent price: $918
  • Average rent change in the past year: 5.84%

Just less than an hour northeast of Nashville lies Clarksville, a sprawling community that has seen tremendous growth in recent years. Golf enthusiasts flock to the area to enjoy two public courses, Swan Lake Golf Course and Mason Rudolph Golf Course (named for the former PGA golfer who grew up in Clarksville).

Since middle Tennessee is one of the most picturesque areas of the country, locals also enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of the region via sites like Clarksville Greenway and Dunbar Cave State Park. It’s not all communing with nature, however — stop by Old Glory Distilling Co. and sample the tasting menu, if that sort of thing is your jam.

9. Sevierville

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  • Average 1-BR rent price: $908
  • Average rent change in the past year: -5.88%

Sevierville is a shining example of a best-of-both-worlds scenario. Located in East Tennessee, just outside Knoxville, the city is also barely north of majestic Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

No matter what industry you’re in, it’s an easy commute from Sevierville, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that rent prices declined last year by nearly 6 percent. It also has some pretty cool attractions, including the Tennessee Museum of Aviation and NASCAR SpeedPark, among others.

8. Kingsport

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  • Average 1-BR rent price: $896
  • Average rent change in the past year: -0.27%

Next on our list of the cheapest places to live in Tennessee is one that’s barely in the state. Seriously, if a strong wind picks you up, you might just blow into Virginia, that’s how close Kingsport is to the line! It’s also barely a stone’s throw from Kentucky, to boot.

Kingsport is an outdoorsman’s dream, with close proximity to five state parks, six lakes and as the starting point for the historic 200-mile Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail. Locals also love their festivals, particularly the nine-day summertime Fun Fest.

7. Jackson

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  • Average 1-BR rent price: $870
  • Average rent change in the past year: 1.83%

Almost smack in between the respective musical meccas of Memphis and Nashville lies Jackson, TN. In this heart of the Americana Music Triangle is where many famous musicians got their performance starts, including none other than Elvis Presley.

Not surprisingly, downtown Jackson has a bumping nightlife with everything from legit performers to DJs and brewpubs. Whatever your musical speed, Jackson has it in droves. Live near it all for a pretty reasonable rate in this super city, one of the cheapest places to live in Tennessee!

6. Cleveland

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  • Average 1-BR rent price: $831
  • Average rent change in the past year: -12.61%

The next city on our list is Cleveland, which experienced the biggest dip in rent prices over the last year at nearly 13 percent. Roughly 30 minutes east of Chattanooga, the only problem with living in Cleveland is that you’ll probably never do all the things you want to.

The city prides itself on adventuring, especially rafting, ziplining and horseback riding, to name a few. There’s also plenty of shopping and historic sites to take in, so plan your rental days here carefully and with tons of fun in mind. Cleveland is also the home of Lee University.

5. Bristol

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  • Average 1-BR rent price: $691
  • Average rent change in the past year: 5.95%

The city of Bristol spans two states, with the northern half on the Virginia side of the border. Fortunately, the Tennessee portion has plenty to brag about and is probably best known as the site of Bristol Motor Speedway.

Not surprisingly, there are campgrounds galore for people who make the sojourn to regular races, as well as others who want to take in the area. There’s plenty of non-motorsports entertainment to take in, so don’t be discouraged by the presence of this sometimes dominating genre

4. Church Hill

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  • Average 1-BR rent price: $672
  • Average rent change in the past year: -4.05%

Situated in northeast Tennessee, just shy of the Virginia border, Church Hill is a short jaunt from the larger city of Kingsport, making it a very commutable option, indeed. With less than 7,000 residents, Church Hill offers city living with a small-town feel, a decidedly hard balance to strike.

It also boasts a low crime rate and low cost of living, but recent growth indicates that the price point will reverse course and start to rise pretty soon. For the moment though, it’s still near the top of our list of cheapest places to live in Tennessee.

3. Johnson City

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  • Average 1-BR rent price: $660
  • Average rent change in the past year: -9.31%

It’s a great time to rent in Johnson City since rates are down more than 9 percent compared with this time last year. Found in east Tennessee, Johnson City is bursting with parks dedicated to boating, mountain biking, hiking and climbing.

The presence of East Tennessee State University helps bring rental rates down quite a bit, but make sure you’re OK with living in a potentially student-filled complex before signing on the dotted line.

2. Dayton

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  • Average 1-BR rent price: $510
  • Average rent change in the past year: 0.00%

You definitely won’t break the bank in Dayton, which lies just north of Chattanooga. It’s known particularly for the giant bass in Chickamauga Lake, making it a fisherman’s paradise and the site of many tournaments.

The city also prides itself on a whimsical downtown area, filled with charming eateries, shopping and brewpubs.

1. Bolivar

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  • Average 1-BR rent price: $470
  • Average rent change in the past year: 0.00%

Not too far east of Memphis is the city of Bolivar, so named for a famous South American revolutionary. With an average rate of less than $500 per month for a one-bedroom rental, Bolivar is certainly the cheapest city in Tennessee by a significant margin.

A quiet hamlet by day, Bolivar nonetheless knows how to have a good time, regularly putting on events on the city’s beloved square. Area residents also enjoy locally-owned restaurants and shopping that rival anything found in the “big” city.

The 25 cheapest places to live in Tennessee

If the city you’re eyeing didn’t make the top 10, don’t fret! There are plenty more cheap places to live in Tennessee. Check out the rest of the top 25 here.

Methodology

Rent prices are based on a rolling weighted average from Apartment Guide and Rent.com’s multifamily rental property inventory of one-bedroom apartments. We pulled our data in December 2020, and it goes back for one year. Our team uses a weighted average formula that more accurately represents price availability for each individual unit type and reduces the influence of seasonality on rent prices in specific markets.

We excluded cities with insufficient inventory from this report.

The rent information included in this article is used for illustrative purposes only. The data contained herein do not constitute financial advice or a pricing guarantee for any apartment.

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How to Find an Apartment in Houston

Man in backpack going down an escalatorThere are over 2.3 million people in Houston, reports the U.S. Census Bureau. On top of that, the HTX metro area spans more than 599 miles! So, if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed about your move to H-Town — we don’t blame you! But, before you say “screw it” and move into whichever decent place you can find, read our insider’s guide on how to find an apartment in Houston.

Finding Apartments in Houston, TX

Consider your commute.

Despite its advanced infrastructure, Houston has some of the worst traffic in the U.S., reports KHOU. Even using HOV lanes and toll roads, the average Houstonian commutes 50.56 minutes, says Robert Half.

If you can’t stand the stress of long commutes and traffic, finding an apartment in an area near your work can save your sanity (and your gas money). Luckily, there are plenty of pleasant suburbs, happening neighborhoods, and even hotspots for singles in Houston for you to pick from. Here’s a quick list of neighborhoods to consider if you work in certain areas of town:

  • Do you work in downtown Houston? Check out apartments in Montrose, River Oaks, The Heights, and The Museum District.
  • Is your office in North Houston? Start your apartment search in Houston suburbs like Spring Branch, The Woodlands, and Humble. These communities are generally family-oriented, so you may be able to find lower rent prices by seeking out studios, one-bedroom apartments, or even duplexes!
  • Headed due south for your daily drive? If you work in south Houston (or just south of downtown) look for places in the vicinity of the medical center and Astrodome area, or check out apartments in Central Southwest and Crestmont Park for a more suburban feel.
  • Are you commuting to East Houston? Before you sign a lease on the other side of town, look for apartments in the Greater Eastwood neighborhood and the Manchester/Harrisburg area. If your budget is on the higher side, you can also check out apartments in EaDo — the up and coming east downtown region.

Pick a Houston neighborhood.

When picking a neighborhood, don’t just focus on being close to work. Also, consider what you like and need to do before and after the daily grind. If you’re really trying to avoid traffic, live in an area that contains all the “necessities,” like grocery stores, pharmacies, and excellent schools (if that’s a priority for you).

Remember, we all need some fun, too! So, find a neighborhood that’s close to your needs and wants — whether that means pubs and eateries or churches, gyms, and art galleries. Soon enough, you’ll find a community in Houston that fits your lifestyle and your work or school schedule.

Browse apartments in your desired area.

Once you’ve zeroed in on the perfect Houston neighborhood for you, it’s time to find the ideal pad, too. Find apartments in your desired neighborhood by entering your fave HTX ‘hood or zip code in the search bar on ApartmentSearch.com. That search will pull up rental housing options in that neighborhood, showing rent prices, apartment reviews, and even open availabilities in each property.

Find budget-friendly Houston apartments.

A general rule of thumb is that you shouldn’t spend more than a third of your gross income on rent. However, the lower your expenses, the better — regardless of how much you make!

Crunch some numbers and figure out how much rent you can afford. Then, use the settings on our apartment finding website to filter your search results by rent prices. You’ll get a list of available apartments that fit your budget and are in your desired Houston neighborhood!

Pick your favorite!

Last, but certainly not least — it’s time to pick your ideal apartment in Houston! If you’ve followed the steps above, you now have a list of properties to choose from. Narrow that list down further by deciding which “extras” (a.k.a., amenities) you’d like your rental community to include.

Make a list of amenities you’d enjoy, ranking them from most to least important. Consider renter favorites like gated access, resort-style pools, fitness centers, and free WiFi. Once your list is ready, find properties in your ApartmentSearch that offer what you need and use the “Contact Property” button to request more info.

Once you’ve found the one, give the lease a careful read before signing. Don’t forget to tell them ApartmentSearch referred you — it’ll help you qualify for our exclusive $200 reward!

Make Houston Your Home

Whether you want a pool-front studio in The Woodlands, or you’re looking for an apartment with access to a fitness center in River Oaks, ApartmentSearch can help you find a place to call home in Houston!

Source: blog.apartmentsearch.com

What’s a Mixed-Use Building & Should You Live in One

Empty table in a downtown cafeAs more Americans move into urban areas, city planners have to get inventive to accommodate them. One solution that’s becoming increasingly popular is mixed-use developments. But just because this is a favorable option for city planners doesn’t mean it will be a good fit for you. Learn what mixed-use buildings are and read up on the pros and cons of living above a cafe or other type of retail space!

Mixed-Use Development Definition

As the name implies, a mixed-use development serves multiple purposes. Often, such buildings offer both commercial and residential spaces for rent or sale.

Typically, the street-level spaces in mixed-use buildings are reserved for businesses such as restaurants, cafes, drugstores, and boutiques. Higher floors may feature office space, apartments, condos, and lofts.

We can expect more mixed-use developments to come about as more renters move into urban areas.

Is a Mixed-Use Building Right for Me?

Having apartments above retail stores and businesses sounds like a cool idea. Imagine living above a cafe—opening your window to the smell of fresh-baked pastries and steamy espresso! But before you get too excited (or hungry), consider whether living in a mixed-use building is right for you.

Here are several pros and cons to consider before signing a lease for an apartment in a mixed-use development.

Pro: Convenience

Living in a mixed-use building can offer remarkable convenience. Living above a cafe, for example, might help ease the stress of cooking all the time.

Con: Cost

Easy and quick access to cafes, coffee shops, boutiques, and more can offer incredible convenience. It can also serve up a temptation to overspend on non-essential items and dining options.

Pro: Walkability

Mixed-use apartment buildings are usually in densely-populated urban areas. Typically, such neighborhoods are better-suited for pedestrians and cyclists since food, entertainment, and recreational destinations are close to each other.

Con: Self-Containment

Having too many conveniences within the building may decrease your desire or need to get out and about. But being confined most of the time indoors isn’t good for your health—no matter how convenient it seems! Time Magazine reports that staying indoors for too long messes with your circadian rhythm, which can increase your risk for obesity, substance abuse, depression, and more.

Pro: Nightlife

Mixed-use buildings are usually in cities’ most-happening neighborhoods. And when the city’s top bars and clubs are within walking distance of your place, you can take part in every party! Plus, you can save yourself the stress (and cash) of designating a driver or hailing a ride. After all, when happy hour is at the bar downstairs, home is just an elevator ride away!

Con: Noise

Living above a cafe sounds great until you hear the sound of their open mic night on a Tuesday at 1 a.m. Before signing on the dotted line, make sure your mixed-use apartment building has strict rules in place concerning allowable noise levels coming from street-level tenants. Ask the property manager or leasing agent about vacancies in the higher-level apartments if you’re concerned about the noise. And if you find yourself waking up to the sound of the dive bar on the ground level, check out these ways to soundproof your apartment!

Mixed-Use Can Mean Great Fun

Mixed-use buildings offer tremendous potential for a fun and engaging lifestyle. However, they have their cons, too! But if the idea of living above a coffee shop or a retail store floats your boat, then ApartmentSearch can help you find the best apartment for your way of life.

Source: blog.apartmentsearch.com

Zillow predicts a stronger housing market in 2021

Zillow has said that it expects the for-sale housing market to gain even more strength in 2021 following an incredible run that came in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Zillow said in its 2021 housing predictions that demand is continuing to grow as we enter the new year, and that this will likely surge ahead even faster in urban areas as economies start to reopen. Indeed, Zillow says that annual home sales growth will hit its highest level in almost 40 years as more financial certainty brings more sellers onto the market to cash in on the growing demand and technology makes it easier to connect with buyers.

On the downside, Zillow forecasts home price, mortgage rate and rent increases that will pose more challenges around affordability to those with less financial resources.

Demand for city living will surge in 2021

Demand for urban housing largely kept pace with the suburbs in 2020. But rent prices in urban areas softened compared to their suburban counterparts in the spring and summer as a shift in housing needs and the spike in service-sector unemployment left their mark. While it’s not quite right to call it a comeback, Zillow expects demand for city living to surge in 2021.

Some of the nearly 3 million adults who moved in with parents or grandparents in the spring have already started to move back out while taking advantage of an increase in rent concessions. With COVID-19 vaccine distribution underway, Zillow expects many of those who may have left cities temporarily during the pandemic are likely to return as local economies begin to open up, and a new class of young adults will be drawn to cities as they finish school and enter the job market. Urban rental demand is likely to be boosted by the relatively soft price growth this year, easing affordability challenges, at least temporarily.

The next home shopping season will be the hottest in recent memory

Zillow expects a perfect storm of market conditions to create the hottest spring shopping season in recent memory, with sales happening quickly and often above list price. It’s likely COVID-19 vaccine distribution will be well underway in the U.S. by the spring, and local economies and schools should be in the process of opening back up. Many will also have more certainty about whether their jobs will be performed remotely in the long term, adding buyers to the market who had been waiting for that to be settled. Add in expectations for mortgage rates to rise later in the year, and we could see a buyer frenzy as they look to lock in rates as low as possible.

It could also be the last of its kind

Springtime has historically been the best time to list a home for sale, but homes have continued to sell quickly through the fall and into the winter this year in what could be the end of the typical seasonal trend. The increased adoption of real estate technology has given home buyers more tools to shop from the comfort of their home, which can be done just as easily during the warmer spring and summer months as it can in the dead of winter. That’s likely to lessen the traditional seasonality of home shopping as it reduces the impact inclement weather can have on things like in-person showings and open houses.

Home sales growth will be biggest since the ’80s

2020 has been a remarkably strong year for the housing market, with sales on pace to grow 6% from 2019 despite essentially pressing ‘pause’ for a few weeks in the heart of the spring shopping season. Zillow expects that mark will be shattered next year, forecasting 21.9% annual growth for a total of 6.9 million homes sold. That would be the biggest annual sales growth since 1983i.

The optimistic outlook is due largely to the enduring strength of the market today, even through what is typically a slower season for home sales, and demographic factors that indicate demand will remain strong for years to come. Plus, about a third of homeowners considering selling in the next three years cited life and financial uncertainty as reasons they weren’t selling this fall. The COVID-19 vaccine rollout and expected subsequent economic recovery should pull many off the sidelines, adding more inventory to meet the heavy demand for homes and thus creating more transactions.

Moving will be a digital-first experience

Zillow predicts increased adoption of new and existing technologies during the pandemic will make a digital-first experience the new standard for real estate in 2021 and beyond, helping to increase the pace of transactions. These innovations can connect sellers with interested buyers more quickly, keeping inventory from stockpiling to the same degree it has in the past.

Take the home shopping experience: Innovations like 3D Home tours paired with interactive floor plans and virtual tours are allowing shoppers to winnow down their options without leaving their couch — requests for virtual tours tripled when stay-at-home orders began this spring. When it comes time to tour a home in person, self-tour technology allows shoppers to tour a vacant Zillow-owned home on their own schedule — no more waiting for the weekend to visit open houses. And nearly two-thirds of Zillow Offers home purchases are closed digitally with a remote notary, one more convenience over the traditional home buying process.

Renters are also expected to use pandemic-accelerated technology to search, find, apply for, and lease a home all digitally in a safer, easier, end-to-end online transaction. Nearly half (46%) of renters agree that they wish more listings offered virtual tours — since March, multifamily rental listings with a Zillow 3D Home tour have attracted 18% more visitors than those without on Zillow — and 46% of renters surveyed would prefer to sign a lease online.

Fixing housing vulnerability will become high priority as rent prices rise

The expected surge in demand for rentals, which are more common near city centers, is expected to bring big price increases and fewer concessions from landlords. That will put many renters in a tenuous financial position after they were hit hard by pandemic-related income loss.

The rental market softened in 2020, with rents about flat nationally. In large metropolitan areas like New York, Boston and San Francisco, rents dropped for the first time in recent memory. Still, given the impact of shutdowns and layoffs on renter households, government assistance proved vital in keeping many afloat financially. Moody’s Analytics estimates nearly 12 million renters will owe an average of $5,850 in back rent by January 2021, shining a spotlight on the need for eviction protections or increased cash flow for renter households, whether in the form of employment income or federal stimulus payments to avoid a painful wave of evictions.

Homes will become increasingly unaffordable for low income families

Mortgage payments have become more affordable for homeowners over the past two years thanks to ultra-low mortgage rates. Zillow expects rapid price growth and slightly higher mortgage rates to reverse that trend in 2021, so buyers contemplating a move may consider doing so sooner rather than later.

Given the expected volume of sales, hopes for an economic recovery as the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, and the expectations for demand to continue to outpace supply, Zillow forecasts annual home value growth to reach 10.3% in November 2021 — the highest since 2006. Mortgage rates, which hit record lows in 2020, are expected to rise. Rates are likely to remain low by historical standards and not rise enough to meaningfully limit demand, but even a small increase would affect buyers’ monthly payments.

Combined, that will make homes harder to afford, especially for first-time buyers who don’t have access to funds from the sale of their current home.

Source: realtybiznews.com

Cities With the Best Public Transportation in the U.S.

Woman standing in front of a moving trainNo car? No problem. Plenty of U.S. cities with good public transportation make it possible to live comfortably without owning a vehicle. Living without a car has some serious perks, like fewer responsibilities (goodbye, routine oil changes) and serious cash savings (hello, luxury apartment!).

Plus, when you live in a city with good public transit, the time you spend commuting can be productive or even enjoyable. When you don’t have to focus on driving to and from work or daily errands, you can read, reply to emails, or take a few minutes to breathe after a long day.

If you’re ready to ditch your car in favor of a new city lifestyle, check out these U.S. cities with the best mass transit systems.

U.S. Cities with the Best Public Transportation

Chicago, IL

The “L” is Chicago’s legendary urban rail system, but surprisingly, it’s not the only easy and safe way to get around! In addition to having some of the best mass transit systems in the U.S., Chicago also has one of the highest bike scores in the country. If you’re looking to relocate and find adventure, check out one of Chicago’s several up-and-coming neighborhoods to find the perfect change of scenery for your life. A car is not required!

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia is an integral city in United States history, and its rich background gives it a unique charm that you won’t find anywhere else. With one of the best mass transit networks, Philadelphia makes it easy to get to and from anywhere in the metro area, or to another city entirely.

The internal city train system is perfect for making your commute a smooth one. Plus, the Acela Express lines can get you directly to Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore (all of which have fantastic public transportation, too). Nothing beats having easy access to five cities, without having to pay for parking in any of them!

New York, NY

In New York City, living without a car is the only way to live! With space to park at a premium, most New Yorkers don’t own a car at all. Instead, they rely on New York’s robust, far-reaching public transportation system. The subway is the fastest way to navigate to NYC boroughs (especially for commuters), but an MTA bus route is excellent for shorter trips.

Living in a densely populated city means you don’t have to go far to find the nearest grocery store or coffee shop. That convenience explains why New York is one of the most walkable cities in the U.S., according to Walk Score. On the downside, it’s also one of the most expensive cities to live in, but moving without a car can save you considerable cash, whether you’re going to Brooklyn or the SoHo.

Washington, D.C.

Transportation options can be one of the most significant factors when deciding between urban vs. suburban living. If you’re considering a move to the Washington, D.C. area, you may not have to choose! With D.C.’s Metrorail system, you can call a major suburb home and easily commute to the heart of the city for work or entertainment.

Living in the ‘burbs can slash your rent expenses, and most of D.C.’s major suburbs still have all the city amenities you’ll need! Bonus: many people claim that D.C.’s subway system is cleaner than others around the country!

San Francisco, CA

We get it—sometimes, you need to head west. Fortunately, San Francisco is amongst the U.S. cities with the best public transportation. Walk Score says it’s second only to New York City. San Francisco’s best public transportation options aren’t limited to just land, either. Trains, buses, and even ferries make it easy to get around the Bay Area. So if you work in Silicon Valley, but want to live in San Francisco, you can get by without a car!

Living without a Car: Find Convenient City Apartments

See? Maybe trading in your car lease for an apartment lease in one of these cities isn’t so bad! Life without a car is a breeze when you choose a city with excellent public transportation. When you’re ready to get rid of your car and go for an upgraded apartment instead, check out affordable apartments on ApartmentSearch.com.

Source: blog.apartmentsearch.com