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510 Cheap Apartments for rent in Bethesda, MD

Last updated October 15 at 11:20am UTC
7553 SPRING LAKE DR #D-2
Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Updated October 15 at 11:20am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
7500 WOODMONT AVE #S804
Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Updated October 15 at 11:20am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,700
7111 WOODMONT AVENUE
Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Updated October 15 at 7:16am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,800
4801 FAIRMONT AVENUE
Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Updated October 15 at 7:16am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,750
5225 POOKS HILL ROAD
Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Updated October 15 at 7:14am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,695
7501 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Updated October 15 at 1:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,925
6306 Valley Rd
Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Updated October 13 at 11:09am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,550
4970 BATTERY LANE
Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Updated October 12 at 7:16am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,500
10500 MONTROSE AVENUE
Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Updated October 9 at 11:10pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,525
4977 BATTERY LN #1-819
Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Updated October 7 at 3:02pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,700
4808 MOORLAND LN #502
Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Updated October 6 at 3:01pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,950
5812 GREENLAWN DRIVE
Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Updated October 4 at 11:12pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,500
7401 WESTLAKE TERRACE
Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Updated October 4 at 11:12pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,550
10427 MONTROSE AVENUE
Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Updated October 4 at 7:26pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,475
4977 BATTERY LN #1-210
Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Updated October 3 at 2:57pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,975
7347 WISCONSIN AVENUE
Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Updated October 15 at 7:14am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,675

October 2018 Bethesda Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 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.

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October 2018 Bethesda Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 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 declined significantly over the past month

Bethesda rents have declined 0.5% over the past month, but are up moderately by 2.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Bethesda stand at $2,120 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,450 for a two-bedroom. Bethesda's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.7%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Rents rising across the DC Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Bethesda, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the DC metro, all of them have seen prices rise. 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 $1,540; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.6%.
  • Over the past month, Waldorf has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.7%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,980, while one-bedrooms go for $1,710.
  • Bethesda has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,450; rents decreased 0.5% over the past month but were up 2.1% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Bethesda

As rents have increased moderately in Bethesda, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Bethesda is less affordable for renters.

  • While Maryland as a whole logged rent growth of 0.7% over the past year, other cities across the state have seen rents decline significantly. For example, rents have fallen by 2.3% in Baltimore.
  • Bethesda's median two-bedroom rent of $2,450 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 2.1% rise in Bethesda.
  • While Bethesda's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-1.6%) and Chicago (-0.9%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Bethesda than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,170, where Bethesda is more than twice 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. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Washington, DC $1,350 $1,560 -0.1% 0.3%
Arlington $1,810 $2,090 -0.4% 2.0%
Alexandria $1,580 $1,830 -0.2% 1.2%
Germantown $1,680 $1,940 -0.3% 1.4%
Silver Spring $1,530 $1,770 0.1% 0.9%
Centreville $1,640 $1,900 -0.1% 1.4%
Waldorf $1,710 $1,980 -0.7% 1.8%
Frederick $1,330 $1,540 -0.4% 3.6%
Rockville $1,740 $2,020 0.5% 1.5%
Bethesda $2,120 $2,450 -0.5% 2.1%
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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 here.

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 here.

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.