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871 Apartments for rent in Bethesda, MD

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Check out 871 verified apartments for rent in Bethesda, MD with rents starting as low as $1150. Some apartments for rent in Bethesda might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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13 Units Available
Flats at Bethesda Avenue
7170 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$2,383
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,694
1074 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,083
1357 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 02:38 AM
Located just off Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda's most desirable location. Food, nightlife and shopping nearby. 24-hour gym, yoga and cool clubhouse for all tenants. Convenient key fob access for easy and safe entry.
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33 Units Available
The Elm
4710 Elm Street
Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$2,575
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,835
1254 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 02:38 AM
The Elm connects those craving a new approach to modern living with a residential destination that marries sophistication and comfort.
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18 Units Available
The Metropolitan
7620 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,672
489 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,635
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,153
1015 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 02:38 AM
Prime Arlington North location just a block from the Metro with easy access to I-495. Great shopping and restaurants nearby. Community features business center, pool and sauna. Some apartments come beautifully furnished.
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22 Units Available
The Whitney
7707 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,708
601 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,111
830 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,462
1258 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 02:38 AM
Perfect spot to live in the heart of Bethesda next to the Bethesda Theater. Stylish apartments with elegant amenities like granite counters and hardwood floors. 24-hour gym and relaxing courtyard.
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39 Units Available
Flats 8300
8300 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,829
517 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,971
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,505
1244 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 02:38 AM
Perfect Battery Lane location next door to NIH and Walter Reed Medical Center. Open, spacious layouts and in-unit laundry along with fireplaces and classy kitchens. Community features coffee bar, courtyard and sparkling pool.
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4 Units Available
Upstairs at Bethesda Row
7131 Arlington Rd
Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$2,159
791 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,674
1176 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 01:30 AM
Luxurious living in the heart of downtown Bethesda. Amazing kitchens with upscale details, giant closets and in-unit washer and dryer. Private parking in garage and gorgeous rooftop garden terrace for residents.
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19 Units Available
Bethesda Place
7701 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$2,030
882 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,980
1272 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 01:40 AM
Gorgeous luxury apartment complex in walking distance of dining, shopping and entertainment. Apartments feature kitchens with granite counters, in-unit laundry and private patio/balcony with views of the city.
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7 Units Available
The Brody
4901 Montgomery Lane
Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$2,760
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,565
1075 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,615
1444 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 01:40 AM
Live in the heart of downtown, tucked away yet steps from it all — grocery essentials at the Bethesda Farmer’s Market, Giant, Trader Joe’s, independent films at Bethesda Row Cinema, spin sessions at SoulCycle, and happy hour at Mon Ami Gabi.
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25 Units Available
7770 Norfolk
7770 Norfolk Ave
Bethesda, MD
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,075
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,330
1439 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 01:41 AM
At the corner of Norfolk and Fairmont Avenues, 7770 Norfolk is centrally located in Bethesda’s sought after Woodmont Triangle.
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10 Units Available
Solaire Bethesda on Woodmont
7077 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,928
742 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,866
1114 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 01:41 AM
Luxury community with access to art galleries, nearly 200 restaurants, parks, retail and cultural centers. Modern amenities include stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. Spa-like bathrooms and pet spa.
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17 Units Available
Edgemont at Bethesda Metro
4903 Edgemoor Ln
Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,477
499 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,661
799 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,144
1110 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 01:38 AM
Can't beat this location close to Capital Crescent Trail, Bethesda Metro Station and easy access to downtown D.C. Bright, roomy apartments with hardwood floors and huge closets.
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10 Units Available
7001 Arlington at Bethesda
7001 Arlington Rd
Bethesda, MD
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,735
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,810
1146 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 01:41 AM
Conveniently located near Bethesda Metro stop and just blocks from retail and restaurants. Walk score of 96. Oversized terraces, hardwood flooring and modern kitchens with quartz countertops.
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4 Units Available
Cambridge Square
4909 Battery Ln
Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,535
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,765
938 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 01:40 AM
Enjoy the city life without having to live in DC at Cambridge Square, a charming apartment community in the heart of Downtown Bethesda.
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8 Units Available
Element 28
100 Commerce Ln
Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,936
645 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,082
841 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,310
1467 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 01:40 AM
Modern layouts featuring designer lighting, wood plank flooring and stone-tiled spa showers. State-of-the-art kitchens with white quartz and granite countertops, paneled appliances and glass backsplashes.
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35 Units Available
The Residences at Capital Crescent Trail
5325 Westbard Ave
Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,375
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,751
820 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
1193 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 01:40 AM
Beautiful apartments feature plush carpet, appliances, wheelchair accessibility. Amenities include 24-hour fitness studio, concierge services, fireside lounge and on-site Starbucks. Located near Friendship Village, Woodacres Park and Westmoreland Park.
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4 Units Available
Triangle Towers
4853 Cordell Ave
Bethesda, MD
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,711
819 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 01:40 AM
Spacious layouts with rooftop pool, balconies, hardwood floors and spacious closets. Walking distance to Metrorail station. Fitness center, covered parking and lounge with free Wi-Fi.
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26 Units Available
The Palisades of Bethesda
4835 Cordell Ave
Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,508
448 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,829
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,249
1225 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 01:40 AM
A short drive from Highway 187 and close to I-495. Apartments have a designer kitchen with appliances, granite vanities, spacious closets and Dornbracht plumbing fixtures. Community offers a concierge service and private parking.
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11 Units Available
Battery Lane
4887 Battery Ln
Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,545
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,872
821 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:05 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Battery Lane in Bethesda. View photos, descriptions and more!
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4 Units Available
The Strathmore
7025 Strathmore Street
Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,725
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 12:04 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Strathmore in Bethesda. View photos, descriptions and more!
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33 Units Available
Gallery Bethesda II
4850 Rugby Avenue
Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,788
518 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,739
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,901
1288 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 01:30 AM
Whether you're looking for a chic studio or an elegant two bedroom penthouse, Gallery Bethesda II is designed to suit your needs. Experience the elegance of gourmet kitchens, spa-inspired bathrooms and expansive views of downtown Bethesda.
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25 Units Available
Gallery Bethesda I
4800 Auburn Ave
Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,870
505 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,717
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,941
1128 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 01:30 AM
Beautiful residential building in downtown Bethesda with a rooftop pool and clubhouse. Apartments can be furnished and feature amenities like granite counters and stainless steel appliances.
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11 Units Available
Pooks Hill Tower & Court
3 Pooks Hill Rd
Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,250
399 sqft
1 Bedroom
$986
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,097
830 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:27 AM
Spacious layouts with newly renovated bathrooms and modern kitchens. Large bedrooms, picture windows and plush carpeting. Easy access to food, nightlife, outdoor recreation and retail.
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19 Units Available
Bainbridge Bethesda
4918 Saint Elmo Ave
Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,810
564 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,190
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,900
1091 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 01:30 AM
Conveniently located within a retail and restaurant town center. Community amenities include rooftop deck with pool and scenic views, club room with bar and rooftop terrace with fire pit.
1 Unit Available
5628 LAMAR RD
5628 Lamar Road
Bethesda, MD
4 Bedrooms
$4,395
Last updated November 25 at 02:01 AM
UNBELIEVABLE LOCATION, GREAT SCHOOLS DISTRICT, DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOOD -- FEW MNS TO WOOD ACRES ES & WOOD ACRES PARK -- THIS 4B4/3BA 4 FLOOR SPLIT BOASTS A BEAUTIFUL RENOVATED KITCHEN WITH A BREAKFAST NOOK WITH STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES --

Median Rent in Bethesda

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Bethesda is $1,716, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,102.
Studio
$1,544
1 Bed
$1,716
2 Beds
$2,102
3+ Beds
$2,890
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How much is rent in Bethesda?
In Bethesda, the median rent is $1,544 for a studio, $1,716 for a 1-bedroom, $2,102 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,890 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Bethesda, check out our monthly Bethesda Rent Report.
How much is rent in Bethesda?
In Bethesda, the median rent is $1,544 for a studio, $1,716 for a 1-bedroom, $2,102 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,890 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Bethesda, check out our monthly Bethesda Rent Report.
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You can filter cheap apartments in Bethesda by price: under $2,000, under $1,800, under $1,600, under $1,400, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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While some Bethesda properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Bethesda properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Bethesda. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Maryland-University College, University of Maryland-College Park, and Montgomery College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Bethesda?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Bethesda. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Maryland-University College, University of Maryland-College Park, and Montgomery College.

Median Rent in Bethesda

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Bethesda is $1,716, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,102.
Studio
$1,544
1 Bed
$1,716
2 Beds
$2,102
3+ Beds
$2,890

City Guide

Bethesda
Bethesda, MD: Home of the Congressional Country Club -- one of the world's most prestigious country clubs in the world!
Bethesda, MD: Home of the Congressional Country Club -- one of the world's most prestigious country clubs in the world!

Largely known as one of "America's Most Livable Cities," Bethesda, MD sure does live up to the title. Located northwest of the city boundary of Washington D.C, this town is home to biomedical research centers, big companies headquarters, art galleries, restaurants that offer cuisines from different parts of the globe, dance studios, and boutiques. With all these facilities in abundance, its no wonder artists and scientists are drawn to this town in much the same manner ants are drawn to sweets. Geniuses just couldn't resist the lure this town offers.Boasting of a 62,000-strong population, Bethesda is the 11th largest community in the state of Maryland. With its close proximity to DC, amenities that are comparable to major metropolis, a highly educated population, and top-notch schools, this town has one of the most desired and sought-after zip codes in all of Maryland. Wanna bask in the glory of this town? Its time to pack your things and get an apartment for rent in Bethesda.

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It Doesn't Take a Genius to Snag Digs in this Town...

Even though geniuses have conquered this town for their own, it doesn't take an IQ as high as Einstein's to find an apartment in Bethesda. You do, however, need mountain-loads of cash. Here's a quick primer to nudge you in the right direction:

How Much Will It Cost?

Sorry to break it to you, but for an area thats technically not even a city, rental cost in Bethesda can go way over the roof compared to other parts of Maryland. However, the town is oozing with wealth that you can chalk up the high rental cost to top-notch amenities like libraries, parks, excellent schools, and public transportation. For a three-bedroom apartment, prepare to pay almost twice the national average for rent.

What Are the Housing Options?

Half of the housing options available in this town are single family homes. A close second are hi rise apartment complexes. Medium-sized houses with three or four bedrooms are largely dominate this area -- although, if you're leaning towards other sizes, there are lots of those in the mix as well.

How to Get Around?

For people who are used to driving BMWs and Lexus, riding a public transit can be a refreshing change. Good thing, Bethesda is well served by a public bus and rail system. Washington Metros red line services the downtown area and the Medical Center Washington Metro stations. Public buses have several routes throughout the town as well.

How Soon Should You Start Looking?

Bethesda's vacancy rate of 6.5% is kinda worrisome if you're picky or you're in a hurry to get an apartment. Unless you don't mind spending some nights in a hotel, better start looking for a home in this town at least four to six weeks before you're scheduled to move out of your current accommodation. Getting the services of a professional realtor can speed things up as well.

It Doesn't Take a Genius to Snag Digs in this Town...
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Even though geniuses have conquered this town for their own, it doesn't take an IQ as high as Einstein's to find an apartment in Bethesda. You do, however, need mountain-loads of cash. Here's a quick primer to nudge you in the right direction:

How Much Will It Cost?

Sorry to break it to you, but for an area thats technically not even a city, rental cost in Bethesda can go way over the roof compared to other parts of Maryland. However, the town is oozing with wealth that you can chalk up the high rental cost to top-notch amenities like libraries, parks, excellent schools, and public transportation. For a three-bedroom apartment, prepare to pay almost twice the national average for rent.

What Are the Housing Options?

Half of the housing options available in this town are single family homes. A close second are hi rise apartment complexes. Medium-sized houses with three or four bedrooms are largely dominate this area -- although, if you're leaning towards other sizes, there are lots of those in the mix as well.

How to Get Around?

For people who are used to driving BMWs and Lexus, riding a public transit can be a refreshing change. Good thing, Bethesda is well served by a public bus and rail system. Washington Metros red line services the downtown area and the Medical Center Washington Metro stations. Public buses have several routes throughout the town as well.

How Soon Should You Start Looking?

Bethesda's vacancy rate of 6.5% is kinda worrisome if you're picky or you're in a hurry to get an apartment. Unless you don't mind spending some nights in a hotel, better start looking for a home in this town at least four to six weeks before you're scheduled to move out of your current accommodation. Getting the services of a professional realtor can speed things up as well.

Bethesda, MD Neighborhoods

The saying "tell me where you live and Ill tell you who you are" might be a bad take on the clich, but theres some truth to it. Thus, to help you choose a neighborhood that best reflects your lifestyle and values, heres an overview.

Battery Park/Bradley Hills

If you want to live in a community whose idea of fun is luxurious shopping, a European summer getaway, or a night out in a theatrical play. Classy and refined are what easily comes to mind. And the residents certainly have the means to live the good life. $$$$$

Westmoreland Hills/Glen Mar Park

This neighborhood is known for its tree-lined streets, vintage brick homes, and atmosphere oozing with understated luxury. One of the historic areas in Bethesda, the main upside in living here is its proximity to the metro as well as the bragging rights of living in the same neighborhood as some notable people, namely: CIA director, George Tenet and Nobel Prize Award-winning columnist, George Will.$$$$$

Kenwood Park/Landon Village

Tree-lined streets, a contrast of colonial homes and contemporary mansions, and amenities that families would surely love everything about this neighborhood speaks of wealth. Furthermore, you'd have to look closely to find the "for sale" or "apartments for rent" signs with the areas miniscule vacancy rate.$$$$$

Bradley Woods/Cohasset

Whats particularly interesting with this neighborhood is that a good percentage of its population is on Uncle Sam's payroll. You'd most likely see large and stately classic colonial homes built in the 1940s. If you like the charm of that particular era, this is the place to roost.$$$$$

Bannockburn

A good mix of seniors, young professionals, and families with school-aged children live in this neighborhood. Churches like St. Mark Orthodox Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church are within this area. With a mere 1.9% vacancy rate, conscientiousness, luck, or both is the only way to get an apartment rental in this part of Bethesda.$$$$$

Glen Echo

Traditional-style homes on a Potomac golf course, soccer and baseball fields on parks, equestrian center, tennis and swim club you couldn't get any more country club-y than this neighborhood. Add to this the fact that a good percentage of the locals here works at home, it'd be like living in paradise every single moment of their life. Sounds good? Join the club; but pay the price.$$$$$

Ashleigh/Bells Mill

With people of all different age groups as neighbors, you can expect a lot of diverse activities and amenities geared toward all ages. And if you're highly intellectual yourself, it helps to know that your next door neighbor most likely is in the same IQ level as you.$$$$$

High Point/Springfield

Many retirees consider this neighborhood their own haven. The area is so peaceful and quiet that if you're used to the frenetic lifestyle, the silence could get a little discomforting. If you find comfort in tranquility, however, this area is the perfect fit.$$$

Glen Cove/Crestview

If you want a neighborhood that reflects a big city lifestyle, this is the place to be. Residents of this area have sophisticated tastes in the arts and entertainment. Weekends may call for a night out in the theater or a fine-dining restaurant. You'll find a lot of common grounds with your neighbor if you have such refined tastes as well.$$$$$

Columbia Forest/Glenbrook

With the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Naval Support Activity Bethesda within the neighborhood, expect to see a lot of military personnel in this area. North Chevy Chase Local Park and Columbia Country Club are within the vicinity as well. If only the rental cost of this neighborhood wasn't sky-high, this residential area would be perfect.$$$$$

Bethesda, MD Neighborhoods
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The saying "tell me where you live and Ill tell you who you are" might be a bad take on the clich, but theres some truth to it. Thus, to help you choose a neighborhood that best reflects your lifestyle and values, heres an overview.

Battery Park/Bradley Hills

If you want to live in a community whose idea of fun is luxurious shopping, a European summer getaway, or a night out in a theatrical play. Classy and refined are what easily comes to mind. And the residents certainly have the means to live the good life. $$$$$

Westmoreland Hills/Glen Mar Park

This neighborhood is known for its tree-lined streets, vintage brick homes, and atmosphere oozing with understated luxury. One of the historic areas in Bethesda, the main upside in living here is its proximity to the metro as well as the bragging rights of living in the same neighborhood as some notable people, namely: CIA director, George Tenet and Nobel Prize Award-winning columnist, George Will.$$$$$

Kenwood Park/Landon Village

Tree-lined streets, a contrast of colonial homes and contemporary mansions, and amenities that families would surely love everything about this neighborhood speaks of wealth. Furthermore, you'd have to look closely to find the "for sale" or "apartments for rent" signs with the areas miniscule vacancy rate.$$$$$

Bradley Woods/Cohasset

Whats particularly interesting with this neighborhood is that a good percentage of its population is on Uncle Sam's payroll. You'd most likely see large and stately classic colonial homes built in the 1940s. If you like the charm of that particular era, this is the place to roost.$$$$$

Bannockburn

A good mix of seniors, young professionals, and families with school-aged children live in this neighborhood. Churches like St. Mark Orthodox Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church are within this area. With a mere 1.9% vacancy rate, conscientiousness, luck, or both is the only way to get an apartment rental in this part of Bethesda.$$$$$

Glen Echo

Traditional-style homes on a Potomac golf course, soccer and baseball fields on parks, equestrian center, tennis and swim club you couldn't get any more country club-y than this neighborhood. Add to this the fact that a good percentage of the locals here works at home, it'd be like living in paradise every single moment of their life. Sounds good? Join the club; but pay the price.$$$$$

Ashleigh/Bells Mill

With people of all different age groups as neighbors, you can expect a lot of diverse activities and amenities geared toward all ages. And if you're highly intellectual yourself, it helps to know that your next door neighbor most likely is in the same IQ level as you.$$$$$

High Point/Springfield

Many retirees consider this neighborhood their own haven. The area is so peaceful and quiet that if you're used to the frenetic lifestyle, the silence could get a little discomforting. If you find comfort in tranquility, however, this area is the perfect fit.$$$

Glen Cove/Crestview

If you want a neighborhood that reflects a big city lifestyle, this is the place to be. Residents of this area have sophisticated tastes in the arts and entertainment. Weekends may call for a night out in the theater or a fine-dining restaurant. You'll find a lot of common grounds with your neighbor if you have such refined tastes as well.$$$$$

Columbia Forest/Glenbrook

With the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Naval Support Activity Bethesda within the neighborhood, expect to see a lot of military personnel in this area. North Chevy Chase Local Park and Columbia Country Club are within the vicinity as well. If only the rental cost of this neighborhood wasn't sky-high, this residential area would be perfect.$$$$$

Living in Bethesda to the Hilt

Residents of this town give work and play a new meaning. You'll find no people more immersed in their work than the people of Bethesda. Highly educated, driven, and successful in their field, people here exude with wealth that can only come from being spanking good at what they do. Of course, all that money has to be spent somewhere. And Bethesda also has the retail selections and big ticket entertainment and hobbies to keep the locals occupied during their spare time. There are plenty of selections of country clubs for residents to enjoy a game of golf. AT&T National and U.S Open, anyone?

Aside from the seemingly opulent atmosphere of this town, Bethesda also offers a great avenue for arts and sciences. The Writers Center, Strathmore Music Center, National Institute of Health, and Imagination Stage are just some facilities where artists and scientists are bred and developed. If you can overlook the ridiculously high cost of living in this town and you have the boatloads of money to sustain an affluent lifestyle, time to get your own address at a hi rise apartment or luxury condo rental in Bethesda.

In their reviews of Edgemont at Bethesda Metro Apartments, residents go bananas over the Capital bikeshare program and quiet, well-maintained community pool.

Living in Bethesda to the Hilt
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Residents of this town give work and play a new meaning. You'll find no people more immersed in their work than the people of Bethesda. Highly educated, driven, and successful in their field, people here exude with wealth that can only come from being spanking good at what they do. Of course, all that money has to be spent somewhere. And Bethesda also has the retail selections and big ticket entertainment and hobbies to keep the locals occupied during their spare time. There are plenty of selections of country clubs for residents to enjoy a game of golf. AT&T National and U.S Open, anyone?

Aside from the seemingly opulent atmosphere of this town, Bethesda also offers a great avenue for arts and sciences. The Writers Center, Strathmore Music Center, National Institute of Health, and Imagination Stage are just some facilities where artists and scientists are bred and developed. If you can overlook the ridiculously high cost of living in this town and you have the boatloads of money to sustain an affluent lifestyle, time to get your own address at a hi rise apartment or luxury condo rental in Bethesda.

In their reviews of Edgemont at Bethesda Metro Apartments, residents go bananas over the Capital bikeshare program and quiet, well-maintained community pool.

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Bethesda
Bethesda, MD: Home of the Congressional Country Club -- one of the world's most prestigious country clubs in the world!
Bethesda, MD: Home of the Congressional Country Club -- one of the world's most prestigious country clubs in the world!

Largely known as one of "America's Most Livable Cities," Bethesda, MD sure does live up to the title. Located northwest of the city boundary of Washington D.C, this town is home to biomedical research centers, big companies headquarters, art galleries, restaurants that offer cuisines from different parts of the globe, dance studios, and boutiques. With all these facilities in abundance, its no wonder artists and scientists are drawn to this town in much the same manner ants are drawn to sweets. Geniuses just couldn't resist the lure this town offers.Boasting of a 62,000-strong population, Bethesda is the 11th largest community in the state of Maryland. With its close proximity to DC, amenities that are comparable to major metropolis, a highly educated population, and top-notch schools, this town has one of the most desired and sought-after zip codes in all of Maryland. Wanna bask in the glory of this town? Its time to pack your things and get an apartment for rent in Bethesda.

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It Doesn't Take a Genius to Snag Digs in this Town...

Even though geniuses have conquered this town for their own, it doesn't take an IQ as high as Einstein's to find an apartment in Bethesda. You do, however, need mountain-loads of cash. Here's a quick primer to nudge you in the right direction:

How Much Will It Cost?

Sorry to break it to you, but for an area thats technically not even a city, rental cost in Bethesda can go way over the roof compared to other parts of Maryland. However, the town is oozing with wealth that you can chalk up the high rental cost to top-notch amenities like libraries, parks, excellent schools, and public transportation. For a three-bedroom apartment, prepare to pay almost twice the national average for rent.

What Are the Housing Options?

Half of the housing options available in this town are single family homes. A close second are hi rise apartment complexes. Medium-sized houses with three or four bedrooms are largely dominate this area -- although, if you're leaning towards other sizes, there are lots of those in the mix as well.

How to Get Around?

For people who are used to driving BMWs and Lexus, riding a public transit can be a refreshing change. Good thing, Bethesda is well served by a public bus and rail system. Washington Metros red line services the downtown area and the Medical Center Washington Metro stations. Public buses have several routes throughout the town as well.

How Soon Should You Start Looking?

Bethesda's vacancy rate of 6.5% is kinda worrisome if you're picky or you're in a hurry to get an apartment. Unless you don't mind spending some nights in a hotel, better start looking for a home in this town at least four to six weeks before you're scheduled to move out of your current accommodation. Getting the services of a professional realtor can speed things up as well.

It Doesn't Take a Genius to Snag Digs in this Town...
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Even though geniuses have conquered this town for their own, it doesn't take an IQ as high as Einstein's to find an apartment in Bethesda. You do, however, need mountain-loads of cash. Here's a quick primer to nudge you in the right direction:

How Much Will It Cost?

Sorry to break it to you, but for an area thats technically not even a city, rental cost in Bethesda can go way over the roof compared to other parts of Maryland. However, the town is oozing with wealth that you can chalk up the high rental cost to top-notch amenities like libraries, parks, excellent schools, and public transportation. For a three-bedroom apartment, prepare to pay almost twice the national average for rent.

What Are the Housing Options?

Half of the housing options available in this town are single family homes. A close second are hi rise apartment complexes. Medium-sized houses with three or four bedrooms are largely dominate this area -- although, if you're leaning towards other sizes, there are lots of those in the mix as well.

How to Get Around?

For people who are used to driving BMWs and Lexus, riding a public transit can be a refreshing change. Good thing, Bethesda is well served by a public bus and rail system. Washington Metros red line services the downtown area and the Medical Center Washington Metro stations. Public buses have several routes throughout the town as well.

How Soon Should You Start Looking?

Bethesda's vacancy rate of 6.5% is kinda worrisome if you're picky or you're in a hurry to get an apartment. Unless you don't mind spending some nights in a hotel, better start looking for a home in this town at least four to six weeks before you're scheduled to move out of your current accommodation. Getting the services of a professional realtor can speed things up as well.

Bethesda, MD Neighborhoods

The saying "tell me where you live and Ill tell you who you are" might be a bad take on the clich, but theres some truth to it. Thus, to help you choose a neighborhood that best reflects your lifestyle and values, heres an overview.

Battery Park/Bradley Hills

If you want to live in a community whose idea of fun is luxurious shopping, a European summer getaway, or a night out in a theatrical play. Classy and refined are what easily comes to mind. And the residents certainly have the means to live the good life. $$$$$

Westmoreland Hills/Glen Mar Park

This neighborhood is known for its tree-lined streets, vintage brick homes, and atmosphere oozing with understated luxury. One of the historic areas in Bethesda, the main upside in living here is its proximity to the metro as well as the bragging rights of living in the same neighborhood as some notable people, namely: CIA director, George Tenet and Nobel Prize Award-winning columnist, George Will.$$$$$

Kenwood Park/Landon Village

Tree-lined streets, a contrast of colonial homes and contemporary mansions, and amenities that families would surely love everything about this neighborhood speaks of wealth. Furthermore, you'd have to look closely to find the "for sale" or "apartments for rent" signs with the areas miniscule vacancy rate.$$$$$

Bradley Woods/Cohasset

Whats particularly interesting with this neighborhood is that a good percentage of its population is on Uncle Sam's payroll. You'd most likely see large and stately classic colonial homes built in the 1940s. If you like the charm of that particular era, this is the place to roost.$$$$$

Bannockburn

A good mix of seniors, young professionals, and families with school-aged children live in this neighborhood. Churches like St. Mark Orthodox Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church are within this area. With a mere 1.9% vacancy rate, conscientiousness, luck, or both is the only way to get an apartment rental in this part of Bethesda.$$$$$

Glen Echo

Traditional-style homes on a Potomac golf course, soccer and baseball fields on parks, equestrian center, tennis and swim club you couldn't get any more country club-y than this neighborhood. Add to this the fact that a good percentage of the locals here works at home, it'd be like living in paradise every single moment of their life. Sounds good? Join the club; but pay the price.$$$$$

Ashleigh/Bells Mill

With people of all different age groups as neighbors, you can expect a lot of diverse activities and amenities geared toward all ages. And if you're highly intellectual yourself, it helps to know that your next door neighbor most likely is in the same IQ level as you.$$$$$

High Point/Springfield

Many retirees consider this neighborhood their own haven. The area is so peaceful and quiet that if you're used to the frenetic lifestyle, the silence could get a little discomforting. If you find comfort in tranquility, however, this area is the perfect fit.$$$

Glen Cove/Crestview

If you want a neighborhood that reflects a big city lifestyle, this is the place to be. Residents of this area have sophisticated tastes in the arts and entertainment. Weekends may call for a night out in the theater or a fine-dining restaurant. You'll find a lot of common grounds with your neighbor if you have such refined tastes as well.$$$$$

Columbia Forest/Glenbrook

With the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Naval Support Activity Bethesda within the neighborhood, expect to see a lot of military personnel in this area. North Chevy Chase Local Park and Columbia Country Club are within the vicinity as well. If only the rental cost of this neighborhood wasn't sky-high, this residential area would be perfect.$$$$$

Bethesda, MD Neighborhoods
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The saying "tell me where you live and Ill tell you who you are" might be a bad take on the clich, but theres some truth to it. Thus, to help you choose a neighborhood that best reflects your lifestyle and values, heres an overview.

Battery Park/Bradley Hills

If you want to live in a community whose idea of fun is luxurious shopping, a European summer getaway, or a night out in a theatrical play. Classy and refined are what easily comes to mind. And the residents certainly have the means to live the good life. $$$$$

Westmoreland Hills/Glen Mar Park

This neighborhood is known for its tree-lined streets, vintage brick homes, and atmosphere oozing with understated luxury. One of the historic areas in Bethesda, the main upside in living here is its proximity to the metro as well as the bragging rights of living in the same neighborhood as some notable people, namely: CIA director, George Tenet and Nobel Prize Award-winning columnist, George Will.$$$$$

Kenwood Park/Landon Village

Tree-lined streets, a contrast of colonial homes and contemporary mansions, and amenities that families would surely love everything about this neighborhood speaks of wealth. Furthermore, you'd have to look closely to find the "for sale" or "apartments for rent" signs with the areas miniscule vacancy rate.$$$$$

Bradley Woods/Cohasset

Whats particularly interesting with this neighborhood is that a good percentage of its population is on Uncle Sam's payroll. You'd most likely see large and stately classic colonial homes built in the 1940s. If you like the charm of that particular era, this is the place to roost.$$$$$

Bannockburn

A good mix of seniors, young professionals, and families with school-aged children live in this neighborhood. Churches like St. Mark Orthodox Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church are within this area. With a mere 1.9% vacancy rate, conscientiousness, luck, or both is the only way to get an apartment rental in this part of Bethesda.$$$$$

Glen Echo

Traditional-style homes on a Potomac golf course, soccer and baseball fields on parks, equestrian center, tennis and swim club you couldn't get any more country club-y than this neighborhood. Add to this the fact that a good percentage of the locals here works at home, it'd be like living in paradise every single moment of their life. Sounds good? Join the club; but pay the price.$$$$$

Ashleigh/Bells Mill

With people of all different age groups as neighbors, you can expect a lot of diverse activities and amenities geared toward all ages. And if you're highly intellectual yourself, it helps to know that your next door neighbor most likely is in the same IQ level as you.$$$$$

High Point/Springfield

Many retirees consider this neighborhood their own haven. The area is so peaceful and quiet that if you're used to the frenetic lifestyle, the silence could get a little discomforting. If you find comfort in tranquility, however, this area is the perfect fit.$$$

Glen Cove/Crestview

If you want a neighborhood that reflects a big city lifestyle, this is the place to be. Residents of this area have sophisticated tastes in the arts and entertainment. Weekends may call for a night out in the theater or a fine-dining restaurant. You'll find a lot of common grounds with your neighbor if you have such refined tastes as well.$$$$$

Columbia Forest/Glenbrook

With the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Naval Support Activity Bethesda within the neighborhood, expect to see a lot of military personnel in this area. North Chevy Chase Local Park and Columbia Country Club are within the vicinity as well. If only the rental cost of this neighborhood wasn't sky-high, this residential area would be perfect.$$$$$

Living in Bethesda to the Hilt

Residents of this town give work and play a new meaning. You'll find no people more immersed in their work than the people of Bethesda. Highly educated, driven, and successful in their field, people here exude with wealth that can only come from being spanking good at what they do. Of course, all that money has to be spent somewhere. And Bethesda also has the retail selections and big ticket entertainment and hobbies to keep the locals occupied during their spare time. There are plenty of selections of country clubs for residents to enjoy a game of golf. AT&T National and U.S Open, anyone?

Aside from the seemingly opulent atmosphere of this town, Bethesda also offers a great avenue for arts and sciences. The Writers Center, Strathmore Music Center, National Institute of Health, and Imagination Stage are just some facilities where artists and scientists are bred and developed. If you can overlook the ridiculously high cost of living in this town and you have the boatloads of money to sustain an affluent lifestyle, time to get your own address at a hi rise apartment or luxury condo rental in Bethesda.

In their reviews of Edgemont at Bethesda Metro Apartments, residents go bananas over the Capital bikeshare program and quiet, well-maintained community pool.

Living in Bethesda to the Hilt
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Residents of this town give work and play a new meaning. You'll find no people more immersed in their work than the people of Bethesda. Highly educated, driven, and successful in their field, people here exude with wealth that can only come from being spanking good at what they do. Of course, all that money has to be spent somewhere. And Bethesda also has the retail selections and big ticket entertainment and hobbies to keep the locals occupied during their spare time. There are plenty of selections of country clubs for residents to enjoy a game of golf. AT&T National and U.S Open, anyone?

Aside from the seemingly opulent atmosphere of this town, Bethesda also offers a great avenue for arts and sciences. The Writers Center, Strathmore Music Center, National Institute of Health, and Imagination Stage are just some facilities where artists and scientists are bred and developed. If you can overlook the ridiculously high cost of living in this town and you have the boatloads of money to sustain an affluent lifestyle, time to get your own address at a hi rise apartment or luxury condo rental in Bethesda.

In their reviews of Edgemont at Bethesda Metro Apartments, residents go bananas over the Capital bikeshare program and quiet, well-maintained community pool.

Rent Report
Bethesda

November 2020 Bethesda Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2020 Bethesda Rent Report. Bethesda rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bethesda rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Bethesda rents decline sharply over the past month

Bethesda rents have declined 1.5% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 5.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Bethesda stand at $1,717 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,103 for a two-bedroom. Bethesda's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents falling across the DC Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Bethesda over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the DC metro for which we have data, 8 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Frederick has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,607; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.7%.
    • Over the past year, DC proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 11.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,656, while one-bedrooms go for $1,637.
    • Arlington has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,154; rents went down 2.6% over the past month and 10.6% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Bethesda

    As rents have fallen sharply in Bethesda, a few large cities nationwide have also seen prices fall, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Bethesda is less affordable for renters.

    • With cities across the state seeing rent prices falling significantly, Maryland rent trend as a whole has logged 0.1% year-over-year decline. For example, rents have fallen by 2.2% in Baltimore.
    • Bethesda's median two-bedroom rent of $2,103 is above the national average of $1,101. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 5.4% decline in Bethesda.
    • While rents in Bethesda fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-23.4%), New York (-17.0%), and Boston (-15.9%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Bethesda than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,162, where Bethesda is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Washington, DC
    $1,640
    $1,660
    -2.9%
    -11.6%
    Arlington
    $1,780
    $2,150
    -2.6%
    -10.6%
    Alexandria
    $1,580
    $1,940
    -1%
    -4.7%
    Germantown
    $1,490
    $1,840
    0
    3.1%
    Silver Spring
    $1,460
    $1,690
    -1.3%
    -8%
    Frederick
    $1,330
    $1,610
    0.8%
    4.7%
    Rockville
    $1,630
    $2,030
    -1.1%
    -5.1%
    Bethesda
    $1,720
    $2,100
    -1.5%
    -5.4%
    Gaithersburg
    $1,440
    $1,830
    0
    -2.3%
    Reston
    $1,590
    $1,770
    -0.9%
    -7.1%
    Ashburn
    $1,580
    $1,820
    -1.2%
    0.3%
    Leesburg
    $1,350
    $1,490
    1.3%
    3.9%
    Laurel
    $1,400
    $1,670
    0.6%
    4.4%
    Fredericksburg
    $1,120
    $1,340
    -0.2%
    4.8%
    Herndon
    $1,460
    $1,830
    -2.2%
    -4.5%
    Fairfax
    $1,500
    $1,780
    -1.4%
    -7.6%
    Hyattsville
    $1,190
    $1,500
    -0.4%
    1.8%
    Falls Church
    $1,690
    $2,260
    -0.9%
    -7.4%
    Chevy Chase
    $1,610
    $1,850
    -3.2%
    -14.1%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    November 2020 Bethesda Rent Report

    Welcome to the November 2020 Bethesda Rent Report. Bethesda rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bethesda rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    November 2020 Bethesda Rent Report

    Welcome to the November 2020 Bethesda Rent Report. Bethesda rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bethesda rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Bethesda rents decline sharply over the past month

    Bethesda rents have declined 1.5% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 5.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Bethesda stand at $1,717 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,103 for a two-bedroom. Bethesda's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents falling across the DC Metro

      Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Bethesda over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the DC metro for which we have data, 8 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Frederick has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,607; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.7%.
      • Over the past year, DC proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 11.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,656, while one-bedrooms go for $1,637.
      • Arlington has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,154; rents went down 2.6% over the past month and 10.6% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Bethesda

      As rents have fallen sharply in Bethesda, a few large cities nationwide have also seen prices fall, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Bethesda is less affordable for renters.

      • With cities across the state seeing rent prices falling significantly, Maryland rent trend as a whole has logged 0.1% year-over-year decline. For example, rents have fallen by 2.2% in Baltimore.
      • Bethesda's median two-bedroom rent of $2,103 is above the national average of $1,101. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 5.4% decline in Bethesda.
      • While rents in Bethesda fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-23.4%), New York (-17.0%), and Boston (-15.9%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Bethesda than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,162, where Bethesda is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Washington, DC
      $1,640
      $1,660
      -2.9%
      -11.6%
      Arlington
      $1,780
      $2,150
      -2.6%
      -10.6%
      Alexandria
      $1,580
      $1,940
      -1%
      -4.7%
      Germantown
      $1,490
      $1,840
      0
      3.1%
      Silver Spring
      $1,460
      $1,690
      -1.3%
      -8%
      Frederick
      $1,330
      $1,610
      0.8%
      4.7%
      Rockville
      $1,630
      $2,030
      -1.1%
      -5.1%
      Bethesda
      $1,720
      $2,100
      -1.5%
      -5.4%
      Gaithersburg
      $1,440
      $1,830
      0
      -2.3%
      Reston
      $1,590
      $1,770
      -0.9%
      -7.1%
      Ashburn
      $1,580
      $1,820
      -1.2%
      0.3%
      Leesburg
      $1,350
      $1,490
      1.3%
      3.9%
      Laurel
      $1,400
      $1,670
      0.6%
      4.4%
      Fredericksburg
      $1,120
      $1,340
      -0.2%
      4.8%
      Herndon
      $1,460
      $1,830
      -2.2%
      -4.5%
      Fairfax
      $1,500
      $1,780
      -1.4%
      -7.6%
      Hyattsville
      $1,190
      $1,500
      -0.4%
      1.8%
      Falls Church
      $1,690
      $2,260
      -0.9%
      -7.4%
      Chevy Chase
      $1,610
      $1,850
      -3.2%
      -14.1%
      See More

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.