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Downtown, 2020 F St NW | Washington, D.C.
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat Friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Private Decks
  •  Short Term Rentals
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances

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7.6
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44 Reviews

About this Location

FoBoGro
3 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
West Potomac Park
13 min walk
In a quiet
neighborhood
Blue/Orange (metro) - 12 min
31/32/80 (bus) - 1 min

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Studio, 1 Bath
$2,164+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,354+
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(844) 740-0699
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Dry Cleaning Valet Service
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
  • Lease Terms

    •  Minimum Lease Term  
  • Living Room

    •  Central A/C
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat Friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

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

    •  Fitness Center
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
    •  Private Decks
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Overall rating 7.6/10, based on 44 renter reviews

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Value
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Social
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The Statesman reviews and highlights

  • clean and safe building
  • on the pricier side
  • maintenance is very helpful and responds to issues right away
  • can't beat the location
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Large Apartment - Reasonable Price

The apartment is very nice and spacious. There is a small, cozy rooftop as well as a small gym. Staff is nice and maintenance requests are generally completed within 24 hours. Location is also very convenient for attending GW in foggy bottom. It is approximately an 8 minute walk from the foggy bottom metro and whole foods which is a bit far.

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Statesman

Decent living. The walls can be a bit thin, so if your neighbors play loud music, generally you will here them (a good number of undergrads live here if you're living here as a grad student), but the building has a quiet policy from 10pm-8am, and I've found neighbors are generally willing to quiet down if they find out they're being too loud. I've found putting carpets on the wood floor and hanging paintings/wall coverings has helped insulate the room from too much noise.

The thing this place has going for it is the amount of space you'll be getting for the rent price. This is the best ratio of space-cost near George Washington University that's not a condo. The downside is you'll be living in an older building, but utilities are included, and you have a 24-hour doorman, so the building is secure, plus an Amazon locker by the loading dock.

It will cost more if you get a street-facing apartment, but I live in a studio facing the inner courtyard and even on a lower floor, I still get decent sunlight, plus I'm insulated from the street noise. There is a garage underneath, but it costs $9 per day if you get a monthly pass. There's also 2 Capital Bikeshare racks within 2 blocks of the building.

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A Solid Place to Live; Worth the Expense when Covid is not an Issue

Pros: The staff are extremely friendly, repairs are always made quickly after I submit a work order, and I’ve had very few issues with pests. It was nice to have someone at the desk 24/7 because it made me feel safer. It is quite expensive, but it was worth the price pre-covid because I could walk out of my apartment 5 minutes before the start of class and get to class on time. As a law student, the convenience of my apartment being nearby was priceless because of the time I spent at the school. When it’s warm, the AC is a lifesaver. My apartment was a veritable oasis in the DC summer heat. It was always pretty easy to get laundry done because of the number of machines in the laundry facility. Additionally, if you are a law student, this is a pretty good location even in the summer. It is very close to the Foggy Bottom metro, and about a 15 minute brisk walk to the Farragut North Metro. It makes commuting for summer jobs pretty easy. It’s also nice to be so close to the National Mall.

Cons: While remote class/work is still ongoing, it’s not worth the price, especially because Foggy Bottom is a pretty boring area- not many restaurants, and the Mall is fantastic, but you can only walk it so many times. Again, it’s fine to live in Foggy as a student with in-person classes, but once that’s gone you’re trapped in a neighborhood occupied mostly by students. Also, if you’re a graduate student, keep in mind that a lot of undergrads live here, and they make a lot of noise. I get that college is fun, but it was really frustrating to hear music blasting and people screaming and running up and down the halls at 3 AM on a weekday when I had to get up for early class or an exam the next day.

There was a lot of construction noise in all three years I was here. They always give you notice, but even when they claimed the noise should not be noticeable in my area of the building, I noticed it. Hopefully they’re done with construction for a while.

P.S. If you’re looking at these apartments, pay attention to the size of the kitchen. My kitchen had barely enough room to make basic meals without resorting to using bookshelves and tables to make up for the lack of counter space. I was in one of the 625 sq ft units. My friend was in a 500 sq ft unit, and her kitchen was much more reasonably sized. I would have gladly given up the size of my dining area for a slightly bigger kitchen.

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No big issues but nothing spectacular about the building

The building is a bit old but there’s nothing wrong with the units, no bugs or any other issues like that. Laundry facilities have some issues and the gym is small, but for price and location, it’s worth it.

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Major maintenance and pest control issues

Just to name a few problems I've encountered so far: in August 2020 my apartment had a major pest outbreak; in January 2020 a rat was seen in my apartment; the entire back wall behind my dishwasher was missing; the walls are always creaking; at one point the building maintenance took away my fire alarm and failed to replace it for more than a month. The building management tends to ignore the maintenance requests when asked to--I literally have to threaten to take legal actions to get someone over to take care of the missing back wall/ rat a week ago.

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Spacious Apartment Close to GW Campus

The studio apartments are quite large for a reasonable price. It also had a large amount of closet space for a studio apartment. The people and doormen are very kind. It is a 5 minute walk from GW campus. The rooftop is nice, but small. The gym is probably slightly below average for an apartment gym. It has dumbbells up to 50lbs (although one of the 50lb weights isn't there), one adjustable bench, and a few treadmills.

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it's close to school
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Great location

I debated between the Statesman and Columbia Plaza because both seemed to be very close to the law school. I am extremely glad that I went with the Statesman because the relatively small difference in distance actually makes a big difference. I am a big homebody and focus much better on schoolwork when I am at home so it helps that I can walk 5 minutes back home in between classes (I have a 1.5 hour break in between some of my classes and usually come back home to work or eat lunch). I also saved a lot more money by being able to run back home and cook something simple.

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all the facilities are old and maintenance service are bad

Last winter, it takes me three weeks and a lot of effort to let them fix a loud noise in my bedroom caused by the heating system. The fixing process was actually quite simple, it did not even cause them any money, but they just did not want to do it. Other facilities also frequently cause unexpected problems.

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The Neighborhood

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dining 31 Recs

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CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 19 Recs

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parks 7 Recs

West Potomac Park
Lafayette Park
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About Downtown

Downtown DC offers tourists and locals plenty to do between the various restaurants, historical attractions, and boutique shopping. This walkable neighborhood welcomes its visitors to walk between the Smithsonian Museums for daytime activities and Penn's Quarter at night to meet up with friends.
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Lively
Walkable
Easy Commute
Historic Vibe
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Median rents in Downtown
Studio
$
1,900
1 Bedroom
$
2,450
2 Bedroom
$
3,400

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Foggy Bottom/West End are great for 1Ls -- you will get to know the area around school and you will be conveniently within a few blocks of GW. There are a lot of food options, but night life is lacking (though you're a short walk to DuPont and Georgetown). There are plenty of busses and metros around.
Great neighborhood for students. Close by wholefoods and the GWU campus. 2 blocks from the law school. Easy walk down to the Georgetown Waterfront or over to the White House or the national mall.
Fantastic - super close to the White House and Lincoln Memorial; close to metro; can easily walk to work for internships
The neighborhood is pretty nice. It's almost across the street from the library and there are a number of green spaces close by. Lots of restaurants and bars nearby. There are a number of homeless that hang out somewhat close to the building, but I feel pretty safe as the streets and sidewalks are all well lit.
Up and coming with plenty of restaurants and other social needs
Safe, but not that convenient to find an affordable restaurant
There are always places to eat and things to do. Also the apartment is only about 1 mi from the Mall so it's great if you are a runner. In terms of getting to work it typically takes me 50min-1 hour on the metro one way and the metro stop is a couple of blocks from the building. I typically drive to work which (by commuting slightly before peak morning traffic and slightly after peak evening traffic) is around 35-40 min one way. The building is right off of 395, which means you don't have to do too much city driving ever.
In terms of proximity to school, the location is perfect. There aren't a lot of bars and restaurants close by (though there are some), but a 24-hour CVS, grocery store, liquor store, coffee shops, fast-casual places all within about a 5 minute walk so it doesn't feel inconvenient, it's just quiet on the weekends and by no means a center of nightlife.

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