Perfect, affordable place for a young professional, student, someone who travels for work but wants just a room while in town, or someone who wants a relaxing place to call home. 1 room for rent in a historic 3 bed 1.5 bath home in historic Anacostia. The room is large enough for a queen bed, dresser, and small desk. It has a closet, two windows, and is on the second floor. The main floor has a living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry, and half bath. The house boasts its original oak floor in great condition (so we require rugs), a porch, a timeless fireplace, and historic charm. On-site parking is currently available as well as a massive yard. The house is 1800 square feet, and the property is 6700 square feet. Current roommates are graduate students at American and George Washington Universities. A couple from Texas lives in the master bedroom and a grad student from California is in the other. Current roommates also have two small dogs and a cat - so looking for an animal lover! The current roommates are laid back, friendly, and looking for someone who is not uptight. Good credit score, no criminal background, steady job or educational status is all required - the standard stuff. Rent is $675/month plus 1/3 of the utilities (minus water, which is paid by landlord). Negotiable for someone willing to sign a long lease. Chores are shared by the roommates (cleaning, mowing the lawn). 1 year lease minimum. Room is available July 1. The Area/Neighborhood: Anacostia is a quickly gentrifying neighborhood. Construction is occurring all around, and new shops and restaurants are expected to open in the coming year. Its the next "hot spot" in DC. Within a few minutes walk of this house are several restaurants (Union Bar and Grill, Cajun Chicken place, Mamas Pizza, Anacostia Arts Center Cafe), and the famous Busboys and Poets is due to open later this year. Its a happening area but still in the midst of transition. Diverse, thats a great word for Anacostia. The house is about a 10 min walk from the Anacostia metro stop. Anacostia metro is on the green line, 1 stop away from Navy Yard, 3 stops from l'Enfant Plaza and 5 stops from Chinatown. A trip to the center of DC takes less than 15 min. Driving is also very convenient from this location. I295 will take you to the the Beltway in 15 min, to Alexandria in 20 min or to New York Ave in 10 min using I395. Navy Yard is one metro stop or a 5 min drive away. Enjoy a Baseball game at the Nationals Park or stroll around the modern Yards Park. Many new dining and drinking options: Osteria Morini , Agua 301, Kruba Thai and Sushi, Potbelly's, Bluejacket brewery...all just a few stops away. The Anacostia river features a large waterfront park area with an outdoor swimming pool, a roller rink and a new outdoor 'Fitness Zone' Gym area in the park. For a jog or a bike ride, the Riverwalk Trail loops 12 miles around the Anacostia river.