North Bethesda: $1,635
1BR: 5901 Montrose Road, North Bethesda, Md.
Even the exterior is striking: This glossy high-rise boasts bold glass and brick stripes. Inside, this 820-square-foot one-bedroom is airy, with a gigantic wrap-around counter in the kitchen and a sunroom (perfect for a reading nook). The floors are wood, and the bedroom closet stretches across an entire wall. The building has a resort-style pool (complete with fire pit), a putting green, a gym and a juice bar. (Listed by Bozzuto)
Mt. Vernon: $1,595
1BR: 1126 11th St. NW, Apt. 2
This basic, 760-square-foot one-bedroom is in the heart of downtown. Inside are hardwood floors and windows that let in plenty of light. The kitchen is small, as are the closets. The building, a basic brick low-rise, is no-frills. There’s a laundry room inside, and all utilities are included in the rent. The location is top-notch, just two blocks from the Convention Center Metro and a quick walk to McPherson Square Station. (Listed by Fred A. Smith Management)