The Best Apartments in Washington D.C. Near Schools

Washington D.C. families have lots of choices to enroll their children in a school within their own neighborhood or choose among 120 public charter schools within the city boundary. A number of private schools are also available, so there are a lot of choices.

Here are 10 of the best apartments in Washington D.C. near schools.

10. City Market at O Street

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City Market at O Street is an upscale and luxury apartment building located in D.C.’s walkable Shaw neighborhood.

This property is only a few blocks away from City Center PCS – Shaw and Seaton Elementary School. Plus, Howard University is just a short drive up 7th street.

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9. Eliot on 4th

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Eliot on 4th is a new luxury apartment building in Southwest D.C., located around the corner from Amidon-Bowen Elementary School and within a short walk to Jefferson Middle School Academy.

Two-level townhomes are also for rent featuring private walk-up entrances and lots of space for families.

8. 3Tree Flats

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3Tree Flats offers affordable and spacious urban living in the Petworth neighborhood right across the street from Briya Public Charter School, which focuses on two-generation education. Many other elementary schools are within a short walk, and Theodore Roosevelt High School is just a few blocks away.

Apartment amenities include sweeping views of the city and rooftop amenities include a landscaped green roof, deck and a community room with a fitness center.

7. 3825 Georgia

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3825 Georgia offers luxury studio and one-bedroom apartments in the trendy Petworth neighborhood.

This complex has several educational options within walking distance. EL Haynes Public Charter School is about two blocks away. Powell Elementary School, Dorothy I. Height Elementary School, Bruce-Monroe Elementary School @ Park View, MacFarland Middle School and Theodore Roosevelt High School are all less than a mile.

6. Frequency

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Frequency, conveniently located just minutes from American University and the AU Washington Law School, and one block from the Tenleytown Metro, the apartments are surrounded by some of the city’s best K-12 schools.

Wilson High School and Alice Deal Middle School are just across the street. Georgetown Day School, St Anns School, Auguste Montessori School and Murch Elementary School are also a short walk away.

5. Park Triangle

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Park Triangle, located in Columbia Heights, is directly across the street from Tubman Elementary School and close to Columbia Heights Educational Campus, a combined middle and high school. Many other schools are within a short distance.

The floor plans include lofts and flats with upscale amenities. The neighborhood offers plenty of shopping and dining options. The National Zoo is just one mile to the west.

4. Griffin Apartments at Petworth Metro

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Griffin Apartments at Petworth Metro are boutique-style apartments convenient to a wide range of K-12 schools including Raymond Education Campus, Briya Public Charter School, High Road Primary School of Washington, Theodore Roosevelt High School, Center City Public Charter School and Jewish Primary Day School. It’s also close to Howard University, Catholic University and Trinity Washington University.

Floor plans include one-bedroom, one-bedroom with dens, two-bedroom and two-bedroom lofts with private rooftop terraces and stunning views of Washington D.C.

3. The Apollo

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The Apollo, built on the site of the historic Apollo Theatre in the rapidly developing H Street corridor, has upscale studio to three-bedroom apartments that are stylish and spacious.

They have great access to a wide range of schools, including Center City Public Charter, Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School, Stuart-Hobson Middle School, J.O. Wilson Elementary School and Two Rivers Public Charter School.

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2. Anthology

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Anthology features new luxury apartments with a sleek industrial design and modern amenities in the H Street corridor of D.C. near a wide range of schools including Center City Public Charter, Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School and Stuart-Hobson Middle School.

The H Street Streetcar makes it easy to get around the neighborhood and downtown D.C.

1. Majestic

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Majestic, a luxurious community in the heart of Mount Pleasant, is just two blocks away from Columbia Heights and sits between YouthBuild Public Charter School and Mt. Pleasant Library. It’s near Lincoln Middle School, Columbia Heights Education Campus, Next Step Public Charter School, Little Flower Montessori School and many other schools.

With the Powell Recreation Center right next door, the historic building with contemporary interiors is great for families.


We looked at all apartments in Washington D.C. and rated them on the number of schools within a half-mile radius. We used an exponentially decreasing scale based on distance from the apartment. For instance, schools located across the street from a specific property would carry more weight than those a quarter-mile away. Our counts come from commercially available business listings.

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