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Cathedral Heights, 4201 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest | Washington, D.C.
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  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors  
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot  

User Rating

6.3
Average
25 Reviews

About this Location

Berkshire Food & Drug
3 min walk
Bus Stops on Mass Ave
Glover-Archbold Park
3 min walk

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,468+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,911+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,333+
Schedule Appointment At
(202) 362-4200
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Game Room
    •  Resident Lounge
  • Included

    •  Electricity Included
    •  Gas Included
    •  Heat Included
    •  Sewage Included
    •  Trash/Recycling Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Landscape

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Minimum Lease Term  
    •  Move-in Fee
    •  Online Rent Payment
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Ceiling Fans (some units)
    •  Hardwood Floors (some units)
    •  High Ceilings
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets (some units)
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Electric Car Charging Stations
    •  Parking Garage
    •  Surface Parking Lot  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pet Weight  
    •  Max Pets Limit  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  24-Hour Front Desk
    •  Controlled Access
    •  Gated Community
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
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Overall rating 6.3/10, based on 25 renter reviews Write a review

8.8
Location
6.5
Amenities
5.2
Management
6.8
Value
5.2
Social
8.0
Safety
Excellent
1
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6
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The Berkshire reviews and highlights

  • parking is really good
  • location is quite safe
  • the apartment is filled with elderly people and college students
  • maintenance staff are quite good and helpful
  • barely hear any street noise
  • they have made improvements such as a newly renovated gym and nice convenience store
  • far from downtown DC
  • there's a free school shuttle bus that takes you to Tenleytown metro and local shops
  • close to the metro and has a bus stop right outside
  • utilities included
  • elevators are fast
  • the staff are really helpful
  • I see bugs appearing once in a while
  • location was great for school
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Convenient and Cozy

It’s a 10 minute walk (if that) to campus each day and in a pretty safe neighborhood (especially since it’s neighbors with Homeland Security). The staff are quick to respond to any questions or needs, and the other residents are friendly (many of whom are other AU students!). Highly recommend!

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Stay away

Apartment complex is infested with roaches. Management is aware and has no solution. The apartment complex is unresponsive to tenants and has lost mail multiple times. The fire department and police are consistently at the building. This complex takes advantage of AU students knowing they have very little options in the area.

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Good not great

The Berkshire is the perfect location for AU students and the price is competitive given the included amenities.
But, it’s an older building and the management is unpredictable.

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The Berkshire Review

Great Housing Close to Campus

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The apartment is nice. It is modernized in some areas. It is definitely in need of maintenance in other areas. The building management turned on the heat back in October when it still regularly got up to the 70s and 80s so that was not appreciated.

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Worth the money.

So far so good. The gym and laundry facilities are convenient. There is also a small grocery and deli shop.

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Good

My living quality is not bad.

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It pays the bills

Well, it turned out to be one of the cheaper options (!) in the area and it’s proximity to campus is unparalleled. The occasional bug in the kitchen is off putting but manageable. The leasing staff were extremely helpful!

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Mixed

On one hand, the location is great. On the other, we have a recurrent rodent problem and neighbors can be noisy. Management is not effective.

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Perfectly average

The Berkshire is close to AU and is one of the most affordable options in the area. The location is very convenient, being walkable from campus, metro, a supermarket, and having a bus route right by the complex (even if it only runs every half hour).

The amenities aren't anything special, but access to a small gym and a (though overpriced) convenience store that's good for emergencies is nice.

As the complex is mostly populated by AU undergrad students, it can get loud on Friday and Saturday nights especially, though management tries to respond to complaints.

The pest problem is impossible to get rid of due to the building's garbage system, but I have found that keeping a clean kitchen and managing personal garbage well keeps roaches a fairly rare sight.

Overall the Berkshire is not an incredibly stunning living space in any way, but the location and manageable price for the area make it a satisfying option for anyone who cares more about price and efficiency than luxury.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 31 Recs

2 Amys Neapolitan Pizzeria
Al Dente
Chef Geoff’s
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grocery 1 Rec

Whole Foods Market
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convenience 2 Recs

Rite Aid
Berkshire Food & Drug
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fitness 11 Recs

Glover Archbold Trail
Solidcore
Zengo Cycle
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parks 4 Recs

Turtle Park
Newark Street Dog Park
Battery Kemble Park
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coffee 9 Recs

Starbucks
Davenport Coffee Lounge
Starbucks
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About Cathedral Heights

Cathedral Heights is a historical neighborhood with an easy commute, convenient accessibility and great restaurants and bars. With the theme of history, this neighborhood has learned to embrace a more contemporary lifestyle with hang out spots like Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar or fitness oppo...
Safe
Walkable
Developing
Suburban Feel
Convenient Commute
Easy Accessibility
Proximity To Amenities
Median rents in Cathedral Heights
Studio
$
1,495
1 Bedroom
$
1,770
2 Bedroom
$
2,650

Getting around Cathedral Heights


Parking at The Berkshire

Surface Parking Lot

Free surface parking lot adjacent to building

Parking Garage

Parking Near The Berkshire

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Cathedral Heights Reviews

43 reviews
Relatively peaceful, quiet, and green neighborhood that’s not too far away from the bustling and louder college residences or town markets. Very walkable, close to the wooden trail, and easy access to transit.
I went into this a bit on my apartment review. I love living in an actual neighborhood. There's always kids and dogs running around so it feel super safe. I like the front yards, trees, and gardens - definitely doesn't give off the "concrete jungle" vibe. There's not a lot of traffic noise and everything is pretty well maintained. There's some gorgeous Embassies near by which are stunning to look at. Great area for jogging (if you're into that) and right by American without feeling like you live in a dorm.
It seems like if you live or work at AU, this is a great neighborhood for you. Also if you work on the N2/N4/N6 route and want to be sort of tucked-back into the semi-suburbs but won't be bothered by college kids, it's also a great neighborhood for that. Mass Ave South of campus is basically all apartments for a few blocks so that really is the neighborhood. Not that it's not a great neighborhood if you're not involved with AU, but since I went there, most of the people I know around here are affiliated with the school.
Cathedral Heights is a great neighborhood. It is close to a variety of bars, restaurants, grocery stores, and other useful resources. It is serviced by a variety of bus lines, but not any metro stops.
Because I've only been here during the pandemic I can't talk on the neighborhood too much, but everything is very walkable and has great restaurants and such.
It's very quiet. If you're looking for more of a night life and action this probably isn't the neighborhood for you
Very safe and lots of new restaurants popping up! Also very dog friendly. Walking distance to Giant.
An easy walk to school, and an amazing view of the national cathedral. Grocery shopping and restaurants are just a couple blocks away. The 33 bus line is very accessible and consistent. The only problem is that it is a 20+ minute walk to the closest metro stops (Cleveland park and Tenleytown metro stops).

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