Where you can live for $2,000 a month

Address: 1916 Rosedale St. NE

Price: $535,000

Square feet: 1,156

Price per square foot: $463

The owners of this two-story, Colonial-style townhouse located about 2 miles east of the U.S. Capitol just cut their asking price. Even with the reduction, this 1927 home in Washington's Kingman Park neighborhood is the third-most expensive per square foot on our list. But that's what you pay to live close to the nightlife on H Street. This four-bedroom, three full-bathroom and one half-bath abode boasts an open kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. There are hardwood floors throughout the home, and the bathrooms have ceramic tile. The rear of the home features a secure, fenced garden. As a big selling point, it comes with an au pair suite that can be used as a rental.

Anne Butler: Anne Butler Realty Group, Advisors; 202-546-0562