Finding a Home
Finding a home in the District of Columbia can be an exciting, yet stressful process. The resources contained here will help you make a decision on which neighborhood to call home.
- Begin Your Search
GW's Off-Campus Housing website is an excellent first step to finding housing options. You can find listings for both undergraduate and graduate students, and there are message boards and other resources to assist your search.
Apartments in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia- A non-exhaustive list of apartment complexes near the Foggy Bottom campus and nearby suburbs in Maryland and Virginia
Some other resources that may be useful in your search:
- Apartment Guide
- Cassa Housing (furnished rooms and apartments)
- My First Apartment (blog with helpful advice on roommates, budgeting, moving, and decorating)
- In My Area (Utility resource)
- Diggz (roommate and housing resource)
Local Rental Agencies
Resources for International Students
- International Student House (Dupont Circle)
- HelloGWU (Maintained by the GW Chinese Students and Scholars Association)
Local publications featuring rental information:
Temporary/Short-Term Housing Options
- DC Hostel Search Engine
- TripAdvisor (Hotels Near GW)
- OWW Off-Campus Furnished Rooms and Apartments
- June Homes
Please note that this list is provided for convenience. The university does not endorse or recommend third party sites.
- Apartment Checklist
For first time apartment hunters, checking out potential places can be a daunting task. Below is a checklist of things to remember about each place you visit to help you make a smart comparison and an informed choice.
- Frequently Asked Questions
These resources are designed to help domestic and international graduate students navigate the housing search and leasing process in Washington, DC.
- Living in Washington, DC- Includes neighborhood descriptions, apartment price estimates, and information about starting your housing search
- Frequently Asked Questions for Graduate Students
- Frequently Asked Questions for International Students