Rent to Own Homes in Washington, DC

While Washington, D.C., is the main seat of the nations government, its not just the home of the White House and the US Capitol Building. Its also home to approximately 632,323 residents who live and work in the city each day. In addition, Washington plays host to more than 18 million tourists annually from around the world. For many reasons, its a desirable and beautiful city to live and work in, whether youre single, raising a family or retired. If you're looking for a house to buy, an apartment to rent, or a rent to own home, Washington, D.C., will certainly have something for you.

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Washington, DC 20011

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Washington, DC 20008

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School: Washington International School
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Washington, DC 20052

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School: Community Academy - Butler Bilingual
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2 Beds, 2 Baths

Washington, DC 20037

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School: Francis-Stevens Education Campus
Grocery: West End Market
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Washington, DC 20019

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School: Burrville Elementary School
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Washington, DC 20032

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School: Patterson Elementary School
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2 Beds, 1 Bath

Washington, DC 20019

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School: Smothers Elementary School
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Washington, DC 20019

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Washington, DC 20019

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Housing Statistics

These statistics include rental homes, as well as condominiums and homes for sale. All statistics are current through August, 2013:

  • The median sale price for a home in Washington, DC is $515,800, which represents an increase of 12.3% from a year ago.
  • Home sales by property type: 28.2% of the homes in Washington, D.C., are single family homes, while 61.9% are condominiums and 9.8% are other home types.
  • The average listing price of a Washington, D.C., home is $470,000.
  • Percentage of homes that are owned/rented: 40.8% are owned, and 59.2% are rented
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 14.68%
  • Vacancy Rates of Apartments: 4.3%

Local Sports

The sports scene is alive and well in Washington, D.C., thanks to generations of enthusiastic fans and a legacy of athletic excellence in its professional teams. The city boasts a number of major sporting arenas, including the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, FedEx Field, Nationals Park and Verizon Center. Two sports-oriented TV networks, Mid-Atlantic Sports Network and Comcast SportsNet, also make the Washington area their home.

The Washington Redskins football team ranks as the second most-valuable pro sports team in the country, so its not surprising that FedExField regularly sells out when the Redskins are in town. The team has played in five Super Bowls, winning three.

Washington has a rich baseball history, and hosted its first professional team back in 1871. After a three-decade break from baseball, the city acquired the Montreal Expos, transforming them into the Washington Nationals. Today, the team plays its home games at RFK stadium. The citys pro soccer team, D.C. United, also plays at RFK stadium, and has won four Major League Soccer championships.

Washington also has a popular professional basketball team, the Washington Wizards, formerly the Washington Bullets. In 2005, the team won its first series of playoff games in 23 years.

In addition to these professional teams, Washington also has several rugby union teams and a lacrosse team. The city also hosts a major tennis competition, the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, and has two annual marathon runs, the Marine Corps Marathon in the fall and the Rock n Roll USA Marathon in the spring.

The School System

The public school system in Washington, D.C., is known as District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). It contains 139 of the areas 238 public schools (elementary and secondary), and offers classes from prekindergarten through 12th grade. School typically starts between August 18 and September 4th, with six-hour school days (except for prekindergarten and kindergarten).

According to the results from last years D.C. Comprehensive Assessment System tests, area students tested in the low to high forty percentile range in both elementary and secondary reading and math last year. In addition, average total SAT scores ran from 1,196 to 1,218.

In 2013, enrollment in the District of Columbia Public Schools was 80,230 students, representing a five percent increase over the previous year. The fastest growth is currently coming from the areas public charter schools, which had an enrollment of 34,673 in fall of 2012. A total of 43 percent of the local DCPS students are enrolled in charter schools, which are public schools that are still part of the DCPS system, but that nevertheless operate independently of its management.

Washington, DC Neighborhoods

Georgetown:Located alongside the Potomac River, the residential neighborhood of Georgetown is an area rich in history. Founded in 1751, it is home to the famed Georgetown University, and also has some of the oldest (and most beautiful) stately homes in the area. In addition to Georgetown Park, a popular enclosed shopping mall, Georgetown has a large selection of upscale retailers and restaurants, as well as a popular waterside entertainment district, Washington Harbour.

Dupont Circle:Over in the northwestern section of the city, Dupont Circle is known for its beautiful turn-of-the-century mansions. This largely residential neighborhood has a number of restaurants, coffeehouses, bars and up-market retailers, as well as a popular weekly farmers market. You're not going to find too many rental houses here, but there will be places to purchase or rent.

Mount Pleasant:Another area rich in Colonial American history is Mount Pleasant. Founded in 1727, this neighborhood still retains a number of its historic houses, and today it caters primarily to affluent professionals. Like Dupont Circle, Mount Pleasant also has a weekly farmers market thats popular with locals and tourists alike.

Adams Morgan:Located in northwest Washington, the neighborhood of Adams Morgan is a vibrant, culturally diverse area that has grown in popularity in recent years, thanks to its urban vibe in a small-town atmosphere. It boasts plenty of shopping centers, as well as a local farmers market every weekend. Adams Morgan is especially known for its thriving entertainment area that features number of attractive nightclubs, bars and popular restaurants.

Shaw:Also located in northwest Washington, D.C., is Shaw, a historic neighborhood thats also home to Howard University. With its small-town vibe, this lovely neighborhood features rows of 19th century Victorian houses. It also features landmark buildings such as the Dunbar Theatre, the Lincoln Theatre and Shiloh Baptist Church.