Real Estate

A Look Inside the Best New Apartments In and Outside of DC

Interior image of the Apollo. Photo by Jeffrey Sauers.

This comes from our annual Best of Washington list. To see more from the list, including the best things to do, places to eat, and places to shop, click here.

In DC: The Apollo

It’s rare that a rental building is as meticulously designed as this, so it’s hard to know where to look first. Maybe at the glimmering, emerald-green-tiled elevator bank? The Deco-inspired mosaic floor? Or the golden, lightsaber-esque chandelier? The 431 apartments in the heart of the H Street corridor aren’t cheap—they range from $2,000 studios to $6,000 three-bedrooms—but you might never have to leave. On the roof, you’ll find a two-level, resort-like pool deck. The District’s newest Whole Foods and a Wydown coffee shop are on the ground floor. 600 H St., NE; 844-354-1095.

Photo by Jeffrey Sauers

Outside DC: Central Place

Photos by Jason Flakes.

This modern, 31-story glass tower next to the Rosslyn Metro is one of Washington’s tallest residential buildings. Its amenities are also noteworthy—a pool, a fitness center, a 24-hour concierge, even poker tables and a video-gaming room. Most impressive is the view—a roof-deck panorama of the Potomac River and the Mall. Some of the 377 apartments have river views, too—one reason rents reach $15,000 a month. 1800 N. Lynn St., Arlington; 703-454-8034.

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Senior Editor

Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She was previously a reporter for Legal Times and the National Law Journal. She has recently written about the decades-old slaying of a young mother in rural Virginia, and the brazen con of a local real-estate scion. Kashino lives in Northeast DC with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.