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913 Apartments for rent in Germantown, MD

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Check out 913 verified apartments for rent in Germantown, MD with rents starting as low as $1150. Some apartments for rent in Germantown might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Millstone at Kingsview
13611 Ale House Cir
Germantown, MD
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,960
1221 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:33 AM
When it comes to upscale apartment living, we've made your decision easy. Millstone at Kingsview is the premier apartment community in Germantown, MD, featuring high-end style and elegant touches you won’t find anywhere else.
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13 Units Available
Assembly Germantown
2 Observation Ct
Germantown, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,584
787 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,485
1010 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:30 AM
Conveniently located just minutes from Germantown MARC Station and I-270. Contemporary 1-2 bedroom apartments with stainless steel kitchen appliances and an in-unit laundry. Communal amenities include a courtyard, clubhouse, swimming pool and dog park.
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6 Units Available
The Elms at Century
12835 Fairchild Drive
Germantown, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,630
1041 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,940
1335 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 05:30 AM
Welcome to The Elms at Century. Our community offers comfortable apartment homes along with a full suite of desirable amenities. Located less than 30 miles northwest of Washington D.C.
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34 Units Available
The Point at Germantown Station
19228 Circle Gate Drive
Germantown, MD
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,503
979 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:30 AM
Pet-friendly community of spacious 2-3 bedroom apartment homes situated just off I-270. Close to Lake Forest Mall and the Washingtonian Center. Olympic-size swimming pool and 24-hour fitness center located on the premises.
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23 Units Available
The Elms at Germantown
20426 Apple Harvest Cir
Germantown, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,490
905 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,678
1230 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 05:29 AM
Pet-friendly units include large patio or balcony with extra storage and optional sunroom, vaulted ceilings and fireplace. Located close to I-270 with dining, shopping and entertainment just minutes away.
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27 Units Available
Park at Kingsview Village
13414 Daventry Way
Germantown, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,444
830 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,616
1090 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 04:46 AM
Luxurious complex is across the street from Kingsview Village Center, Starbucks and Anytime Fitness. Community amenities feature pool, lounge chairs and business center. Units feature patio or balcony, vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace.
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19 Units Available
Liberty Mill
19520 Waters Rd
Germantown, MD
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,590
751 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,958
1081 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Vibrant community of 1-3 bedroom apartments within walking distance of Germantown MARC Station. Each apartment features upscale interior finishes and modern stainless steel appliances. Leisure amenities include a swimming pool and volleyball court.
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17 Units Available
Pinnacle Town Center
19860 Century Blvd
Germantown, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,438
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,635
1075 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,915
1233 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Walking distance to shopping, dining, and Germantown Library. Near Town Center Park and Black Hill Regional Park. High-end units with granite counters and fireplace. Elevator, parking garage, clubhouse. Close to I-270.
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9 Units Available
Oak Mill
20010 Frederick Rd
Germantown, MD
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,434
887 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Beautiful 1-2 bedroom apartments with granite counters, breakfast bar, and in-unit W/D. Business center, package receiving, 24-hr maintenance and clubhouse. Close to Great Seneca Stream Valley Park and access to I-270.
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14 Units Available
Cherry Knoll Apartments
18832 Bent Willow Cir
Germantown, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,394
771 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,517
1040 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Within walking distance of Germantown Square Shopping Center. Also near Gunners Branch Local Park. Delightful community of stylish apartments on 27 acres of landscaped grounds. Amenities include a clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis court.
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17 Units Available
Avana Northlake
12622 Grey Eagle Ct
Germantown, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,356
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,286
945 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:29 AM
Close to I-270 and Gunners Branch Local Park. Pet-friendly, 1-2 bedroom apartments with in-unit laundry and raised entryway. Smoke-free community with yoga room, clubhouse and 24-hr gym. Near schools and shopping centers.
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15 Units Available
Milestone
12526 Great Park Cir
Germantown, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,238
741 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,819
1105 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,889
1274 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:01 AM
Relaxed apartment community on 25 acres of green space near Ridge Road Recreational Park. Also close to shopping hotspots such as Milestone Center. Floor plans feature kitchens with granite countertops and bedrooms with oversized closets.
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7 Units Available
Stonecreek Club Apartment Homes
12840 Locbury Cir
Germantown, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,341
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,519
912 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,809
1130 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 02:54 PM
Large property with beautiful grounds and playground. Smoke-free apartments with patio/balcony, in-unit W/D and accent walls. Community has car wash station, carports and 24-hr gym. Shops and I-270 nearby.
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62 Units Available
Hamptons at Town Center
19757 Crystal Rock Dr
Germantown, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,040
604 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,520
794 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:40 AM
Garden-style apartment community on 37 acres of land near the intersection of Route 118 and I-270. Apartments feature modern kitchens, spacious closets and air conditioning. Residents' amenities include a swimming pool, clubhouse and fitness center.
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21 Units Available
Seneca Club Apartments
18065 Cottage Garden Dr
Germantown, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,278
690 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,428
910 sqft
Last updated November 23 at 09:35 PM
Carefully manicured setting with pet-friendly policies. Short distance from MARC Germantown station and I-270. Residents enjoy access to high-speed internet, personal balconies, swimming pool, playground, spa, sauna and fitness center.
1 Unit Available
20527 GOLF COURSE DR
20527 Golf Course Drive
Germantown, MD
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
1900 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 09:36 AM
3 Level Townhouse with garage, deck, walkout basement, less than a mile from I-270 and shopping center. Children's Park and Bus stop just a few steps away from the house. Lawn care and snow removal included. FIOS/Cable/Satellite services.
1 Unit Available
20252 WATERS ROW TER
20252 Waters Row Terrace
Germantown, MD
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
Last updated November 25 at 08:46 AM
Gorgeous 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths End Unit townhome in Germantown. A spacious main bedroom with a walking closet. Large eat-in kitchen with Granite countertops. Family room, all hardwood floor, and Indoor Garage.
1 Unit Available
13514 CHAMPIONS WAY
13514 Champions Way
Germantown, MD
5 Bedrooms
$2,800
Last updated November 25 at 08:46 AM
BIGGER AND BRIGHTER THEN A SINGLE FAMILY HOME ! Welcome to this Unique 4 LEVEL, Beautiful 5 BEDROOM, 3.5 BATH, End Unit home Totally remodeled. Cleaner then a New Construction Home. Disclosed Owner Is an Agent.
1 Unit Available
18913 QUIET OAK LANE
18913 Quiet Oak Lane
Germantown, MD
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
1324 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 08:46 AM
Light filled gorgeous brick front END unit 1 car garTH, Upgrade kitchen w island, granite counter top, stainless appliances. New whole set of washer & dryer, refrigerator, blinds, light switch covers.
1 Unit Available
11415 HEREFORDSHIRE WAY
11415 Herefordshire Way
Germantown, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
1148 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 08:46 AM
Lovely end unit townhouse - laminate wood floors main level; brand new carpeting upstairs; new laundry in kitchen; new window treatments; private backyard; must use online application, provided - applicants must have minimum credit score 680, no
1 Unit Available
19417 DOVER CLIFFS CIRCLE
19417 Dover Cliffs Circle
Germantown, MD
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
2418 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 08:46 AM
Gorgeous 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths End Unit townhome in Germantown. Main bedroom leads to a balcony. Large eat-in kitchen leading to a balcony, with Granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Family room with gas fireplace.
1 Unit Available
20606 DUCK POND PLACE
20606 Duck Pond Court
Germantown, MD
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
1920 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 08:46 AM
NEVER RENTED BEFORE. THIS LOVELY ATTTACHED GARAGE TOWNHOME IS AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY. IT FEATURES, THREE BEDROOMS, TWO FULL BATHS AND ONE HALF BATH.
1 Unit Available
12000 AMBER RIDGE CIRCLE
12000 Amber Ridge Circle
Germantown, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
1181 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 08:46 AM
Excellent condition unit for rent with 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom. Owner pay condo fee including water and master plan insurance. Laundry room included. Newer washer and dryer.
1 Unit Available
13203 ASTORIA HILL COURT
13203 Astoria Hill Court
Germantown, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
1040 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 08:46 AM
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Median Rent in Germantown

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Germantown is $1,494, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,842.
Studio
$1,622
1 Bed
$1,494
2 Beds
$1,842
3+ Beds
$2,171
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How much is rent in Germantown?
In Germantown, the median rent is $1,622 for a studio, $1,494 for a 1-bedroom, $1,842 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,171 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Germantown, check out our monthly Germantown Rent Report.
How much is rent in Germantown?
In Germantown, the median rent is $1,622 for a studio, $1,494 for a 1-bedroom, $1,842 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,171 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Germantown, check out our monthly Germantown Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Germantown?
You can filter cheap apartments in Germantown by price: under $1,700, under $1500, under $1,400, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Germantown?
You can filter cheap apartments in Germantown by price: under $1,700, under $1500, under $1,400, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Germantown?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Germantown apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Germantown apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Germantown 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 Germantown 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 much should I pay for rent in Germantown?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Germantown.
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How can I find off-campus housing in Germantown?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Germantown. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Hood College, University of Maryland-University College, University of Maryland-College Park, and Montgomery College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Germantown?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Germantown. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Hood College, University of Maryland-University College, University of Maryland-College Park, and Montgomery College.

Median Rent in Germantown

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Germantown is $1,494, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,842.
Studio
$1,622
1 Bed
$1,494
2 Beds
$1,842
3+ Beds
$2,171

City Guide

Germantown
Two band members from Hootie and the Blowfish attended Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, Maryland.
Two band members from Hootie and the Blowfish attended Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, Maryland.

With a flock of flea markets, shopping centers, parks and history packed into about 11 square miles, Germantown is a hopping town. The population alone proves that, with the 2010 Census putting more than 86,000 residents into this suburban community of Montgomery County, making it a crunchy 8,019 folks per square mile. Crunchiness can lead to liveliness, however, if you opt to take advantage of the charming events and features, such as the wooded Black Rock Road area where members of the band O.A.R. used to write songs in their high school days. If not, you can still benefit as a hermit if you happen to work in D.C., as the place is a sweet 30 miles or so from our nations capital.

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Finding an Apartment in Germantown

All that fun and all those activities, plus the proximity to Washington, D.C., puts Germantown in the prime real estate category. In other words, moving to this suburban enclave is not going to be cheap. With a variety of different rental property sizes, shapes and neighborhood locations, however, nabbing an appropriate place to call home is certainly possible. While vacancy rates in some areas are less than 2 percent, others do stretch up to about 10. But you better act quickly, as CNN Money ranked Germantown at No. 24 on a list of 100 best places to live.

How much will it cost?

Please note the top ranking came from the CNN Money list, which should give you a clue that youre going to need at a pretty decent amount for any type of accommodations in the Germantown borders.

How should you to prepare?

Since rents are pretty high and vacancy rates often tight, you want to make a first impression that doesnt scream, "forget this one." Before you even contact a landlord or Realtor, gather up written references from colleagues, employers and previous landlords as well as a copy of your latest credit report.

What are the possible complications?

Well, yeah, if you look at winter weather in Maryland, youll see it may not be the best season to haul it on over to Germantown. While the state website notes the average snowfall is about 20 inches annually, some areas have seen more than 260 inches in a year. Germantown averages about 7 inches per month in the winter, and those storms can certainly do some nasty things to your moving materials.

What else?

Bad credit or being unprepared can also foul up your plans to move, especially since Germantown consist of many well-established homes. Landlords here are unlikely to overlook the lack of a job, steady income or a solid credit history. Can you say co-signer?

Finding an Apartment in Germantown
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All that fun and all those activities, plus the proximity to Washington, D.C., puts Germantown in the prime real estate category. In other words, moving to this suburban enclave is not going to be cheap. With a variety of different rental property sizes, shapes and neighborhood locations, however, nabbing an appropriate place to call home is certainly possible. While vacancy rates in some areas are less than 2 percent, others do stretch up to about 10. But you better act quickly, as CNN Money ranked Germantown at No. 24 on a list of 100 best places to live.

How much will it cost?

Please note the top ranking came from the CNN Money list, which should give you a clue that youre going to need at a pretty decent amount for any type of accommodations in the Germantown borders.

How should you to prepare?

Since rents are pretty high and vacancy rates often tight, you want to make a first impression that doesnt scream, "forget this one." Before you even contact a landlord or Realtor, gather up written references from colleagues, employers and previous landlords as well as a copy of your latest credit report.

What are the possible complications?

Well, yeah, if you look at winter weather in Maryland, youll see it may not be the best season to haul it on over to Germantown. While the state website notes the average snowfall is about 20 inches annually, some areas have seen more than 260 inches in a year. Germantown averages about 7 inches per month in the winter, and those storms can certainly do some nasty things to your moving materials.

What else?

Bad credit or being unprepared can also foul up your plans to move, especially since Germantown consist of many well-established homes. Landlords here are unlikely to overlook the lack of a job, steady income or a solid credit history. Can you say co-signer?

Germantown Neighborhoods

The outer communities of Germantown are the safest. This doesn't mean other areas are packed with thugs ready to jump you for your beer stein, however. It just means the edges of Germantown seem calmer in terms of crime.

Brownstown/Old Germantown: The Brownstown/Old Germantown neighborhood is one of those outer areas, covering the chunk of land on the southwest corner of town. If you're into big homes and educated executive types, then youll love your neighbors in this zone. Vacancy rates are low, typically around 2 percent or less, proving loads of folks are into big homes and educated executive types. $$$$$

Neelsville/Brink: The low-crime northeastern corner of Germantown is made up, in part, of the Neelsville/Brink neighborhood. It shares the same executive-type residents as the other edge of town, although property rental rates are a shade lower. $$$

Exploration Lane/Keeneland Circle: Nestled just west of Neelsville/Brink is another low-crime zone that is not necessarily made up of those wealthy, executive types. Nearly 4 percent of the employed people in this zone are active in the military, perhaps explaining the low crime rate. $$$

Reviews of Northlake Apartments show that renters love their community's outdoor tennis courts and private balconies.

Clopper Road/Hopkins Road: If you're a fan of sorority or fraternity life, then the centrally located Clopper Road/Hopkins Road area may give you a thrill. The neighborhood rates as low in crime, high in larger rental properties and pretty good on walkability if you dig hoofing it to places. $$$

Middlebrook: More college-crowd antics are yours to be had in Middlebrook, located smack dab in the middle of Germantown. Middlebrook sports a higher crime rate yet boasts a wider variety of smaller apartment rentals than its Clopper Road cousin. $$$

Blunt Road/Scenery Drive: Loads of row houses are one of the claims to fame of the Blunt Road/Scenery Drive area. The rental homes are well-established but not yet old, giving the area a solid feel while the low crime stats fortify it even further. $$$

Town Center: While crime rates are still admirable in Town Center, they are a bit higher than other Germantown neighborhoods. Living up to its name with its central location, Town Center comes replete with more of those scenic row houses for your living pleasure. $$$$

Reviews of Oak Mill Apartments indicate that residents adore their leasing staff so much, they regularly recommend the building to friends and family.

Rosecrest Drive/Frederick Road: Head to the northern tip of Germantown, and you'll be heading to the Rosecrest Drive/Frederick Road zone. A major highlight of the area is its proximity to Ridge Road Recreational Park, which is nestled near the southeastern edge of this low-crime area. $$$$

Dairymaid Drive/Chalet Drive: The street names alone can be a big draw for the Dairymaid Drive/Chalet Drive zone, although there is no mention of actual chalets or dairymaids in the area. What you do get is plenty of smaller rental options, with a host of studio apartments and two bedroom apartments for rent, high-rise apartment buildings, and apartment complexes dotting the horizon.$$$$

In their reviews of Canterbury Apartments, residents show how much they love their community. Between the super friendly staff, onsite playground, and proximity to schools, renters live very comfortable lifestyles at Canterbury Apartments.

Germantown Neighborhoods
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The outer communities of Germantown are the safest. This doesn't mean other areas are packed with thugs ready to jump you for your beer stein, however. It just means the edges of Germantown seem calmer in terms of crime.

Brownstown/Old Germantown: The Brownstown/Old Germantown neighborhood is one of those outer areas, covering the chunk of land on the southwest corner of town. If you're into big homes and educated executive types, then youll love your neighbors in this zone. Vacancy rates are low, typically around 2 percent or less, proving loads of folks are into big homes and educated executive types. $$$$$

Neelsville/Brink: The low-crime northeastern corner of Germantown is made up, in part, of the Neelsville/Brink neighborhood. It shares the same executive-type residents as the other edge of town, although property rental rates are a shade lower. $$$

Exploration Lane/Keeneland Circle: Nestled just west of Neelsville/Brink is another low-crime zone that is not necessarily made up of those wealthy, executive types. Nearly 4 percent of the employed people in this zone are active in the military, perhaps explaining the low crime rate. $$$

Reviews of Northlake Apartments show that renters love their community's outdoor tennis courts and private balconies.

Clopper Road/Hopkins Road: If you're a fan of sorority or fraternity life, then the centrally located Clopper Road/Hopkins Road area may give you a thrill. The neighborhood rates as low in crime, high in larger rental properties and pretty good on walkability if you dig hoofing it to places. $$$

Middlebrook: More college-crowd antics are yours to be had in Middlebrook, located smack dab in the middle of Germantown. Middlebrook sports a higher crime rate yet boasts a wider variety of smaller apartment rentals than its Clopper Road cousin. $$$

Blunt Road/Scenery Drive: Loads of row houses are one of the claims to fame of the Blunt Road/Scenery Drive area. The rental homes are well-established but not yet old, giving the area a solid feel while the low crime stats fortify it even further. $$$

Town Center: While crime rates are still admirable in Town Center, they are a bit higher than other Germantown neighborhoods. Living up to its name with its central location, Town Center comes replete with more of those scenic row houses for your living pleasure. $$$$

Reviews of Oak Mill Apartments indicate that residents adore their leasing staff so much, they regularly recommend the building to friends and family.

Rosecrest Drive/Frederick Road: Head to the northern tip of Germantown, and you'll be heading to the Rosecrest Drive/Frederick Road zone. A major highlight of the area is its proximity to Ridge Road Recreational Park, which is nestled near the southeastern edge of this low-crime area. $$$$

Dairymaid Drive/Chalet Drive: The street names alone can be a big draw for the Dairymaid Drive/Chalet Drive zone, although there is no mention of actual chalets or dairymaids in the area. What you do get is plenty of smaller rental options, with a host of studio apartments and two bedroom apartments for rent, high-rise apartment buildings, and apartment complexes dotting the horizon.$$$$

In their reviews of Canterbury Apartments, residents show how much they love their community. Between the super friendly staff, onsite playground, and proximity to schools, renters live very comfortable lifestyles at Canterbury Apartments.

Life in Germantown

If you're thinking life in Germantown is one big Oktoberfest, you're right--kind of. At least you're right during the day-long Oktoberfest Festival. The festival features plenty of German food and beer but also leaves room for folk music, dancing, games and those inflatable things kids like to jump on. The annual bash draws crowds from the entire D.C. area and beyond, so get ready for some heavy-duty elbow rubbing!

What to Do the Other 364 Days of the Year

BlackRock Center for the Arts is hopping year round, with performances, exhibits, art classes and other fun stuff for families, singles or any combination of age groups.

Milestone Center gives you the opportunity to shop your socks off in a one-stop spree that includes all your fave big box stores for home supplies, home-improvement materials, pet goodies, office goods, clothing and food.

Maryland SoccerPlex is another claim to fame, even more so if you dig soccer. Former home of the women's pro soccer team of the Washington Freedom, the Plex is still flexing with several soccer fields and a massive scope of indoor sports programs.

Parks are another place to get your soccer fix if the Plex just doesn't cut it. Several parks surround Germantown, offering more than 20 local or regional park and picnic areas.

Other stuff includes a movie theater, the Germantown campus of Montgomery College, a historical society, and a farmers' market and orchard. There's even public transportation--kind of. While you do get about 20 bus routes snaking throughout the area and a MARC train that takes you straight to D.C., most folks in Germantown use their own vehicles to get around.

Life in Germantown
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If you're thinking life in Germantown is one big Oktoberfest, you're right--kind of. At least you're right during the day-long Oktoberfest Festival. The festival features plenty of German food and beer but also leaves room for folk music, dancing, games and those inflatable things kids like to jump on. The annual bash draws crowds from the entire D.C. area and beyond, so get ready for some heavy-duty elbow rubbing!

What to Do the Other 364 Days of the Year

BlackRock Center for the Arts is hopping year round, with performances, exhibits, art classes and other fun stuff for families, singles or any combination of age groups.

Milestone Center gives you the opportunity to shop your socks off in a one-stop spree that includes all your fave big box stores for home supplies, home-improvement materials, pet goodies, office goods, clothing and food.

Maryland SoccerPlex is another claim to fame, even more so if you dig soccer. Former home of the women's pro soccer team of the Washington Freedom, the Plex is still flexing with several soccer fields and a massive scope of indoor sports programs.

Parks are another place to get your soccer fix if the Plex just doesn't cut it. Several parks surround Germantown, offering more than 20 local or regional park and picnic areas.

Other stuff includes a movie theater, the Germantown campus of Montgomery College, a historical society, and a farmers' market and orchard. There's even public transportation--kind of. While you do get about 20 bus routes snaking throughout the area and a MARC train that takes you straight to D.C., most folks in Germantown use their own vehicles to get around.

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Germantown
Two band members from Hootie and the Blowfish attended Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, Maryland.
Two band members from Hootie and the Blowfish attended Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, Maryland.

With a flock of flea markets, shopping centers, parks and history packed into about 11 square miles, Germantown is a hopping town. The population alone proves that, with the 2010 Census putting more than 86,000 residents into this suburban community of Montgomery County, making it a crunchy 8,019 folks per square mile. Crunchiness can lead to liveliness, however, if you opt to take advantage of the charming events and features, such as the wooded Black Rock Road area where members of the band O.A.R. used to write songs in their high school days. If not, you can still benefit as a hermit if you happen to work in D.C., as the place is a sweet 30 miles or so from our nations capital.

Having trouble with Craigslist Germantown? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Finding an Apartment in Germantown

All that fun and all those activities, plus the proximity to Washington, D.C., puts Germantown in the prime real estate category. In other words, moving to this suburban enclave is not going to be cheap. With a variety of different rental property sizes, shapes and neighborhood locations, however, nabbing an appropriate place to call home is certainly possible. While vacancy rates in some areas are less than 2 percent, others do stretch up to about 10. But you better act quickly, as CNN Money ranked Germantown at No. 24 on a list of 100 best places to live.

How much will it cost?

Please note the top ranking came from the CNN Money list, which should give you a clue that youre going to need at a pretty decent amount for any type of accommodations in the Germantown borders.

How should you to prepare?

Since rents are pretty high and vacancy rates often tight, you want to make a first impression that doesnt scream, "forget this one." Before you even contact a landlord or Realtor, gather up written references from colleagues, employers and previous landlords as well as a copy of your latest credit report.

What are the possible complications?

Well, yeah, if you look at winter weather in Maryland, youll see it may not be the best season to haul it on over to Germantown. While the state website notes the average snowfall is about 20 inches annually, some areas have seen more than 260 inches in a year. Germantown averages about 7 inches per month in the winter, and those storms can certainly do some nasty things to your moving materials.

What else?

Bad credit or being unprepared can also foul up your plans to move, especially since Germantown consist of many well-established homes. Landlords here are unlikely to overlook the lack of a job, steady income or a solid credit history. Can you say co-signer?

Finding an Apartment in Germantown
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All that fun and all those activities, plus the proximity to Washington, D.C., puts Germantown in the prime real estate category. In other words, moving to this suburban enclave is not going to be cheap. With a variety of different rental property sizes, shapes and neighborhood locations, however, nabbing an appropriate place to call home is certainly possible. While vacancy rates in some areas are less than 2 percent, others do stretch up to about 10. But you better act quickly, as CNN Money ranked Germantown at No. 24 on a list of 100 best places to live.

How much will it cost?

Please note the top ranking came from the CNN Money list, which should give you a clue that youre going to need at a pretty decent amount for any type of accommodations in the Germantown borders.

How should you to prepare?

Since rents are pretty high and vacancy rates often tight, you want to make a first impression that doesnt scream, "forget this one." Before you even contact a landlord or Realtor, gather up written references from colleagues, employers and previous landlords as well as a copy of your latest credit report.

What are the possible complications?

Well, yeah, if you look at winter weather in Maryland, youll see it may not be the best season to haul it on over to Germantown. While the state website notes the average snowfall is about 20 inches annually, some areas have seen more than 260 inches in a year. Germantown averages about 7 inches per month in the winter, and those storms can certainly do some nasty things to your moving materials.

What else?

Bad credit or being unprepared can also foul up your plans to move, especially since Germantown consist of many well-established homes. Landlords here are unlikely to overlook the lack of a job, steady income or a solid credit history. Can you say co-signer?

Germantown Neighborhoods

The outer communities of Germantown are the safest. This doesn't mean other areas are packed with thugs ready to jump you for your beer stein, however. It just means the edges of Germantown seem calmer in terms of crime.

Brownstown/Old Germantown: The Brownstown/Old Germantown neighborhood is one of those outer areas, covering the chunk of land on the southwest corner of town. If you're into big homes and educated executive types, then youll love your neighbors in this zone. Vacancy rates are low, typically around 2 percent or less, proving loads of folks are into big homes and educated executive types. $$$$$

Neelsville/Brink: The low-crime northeastern corner of Germantown is made up, in part, of the Neelsville/Brink neighborhood. It shares the same executive-type residents as the other edge of town, although property rental rates are a shade lower. $$$

Exploration Lane/Keeneland Circle: Nestled just west of Neelsville/Brink is another low-crime zone that is not necessarily made up of those wealthy, executive types. Nearly 4 percent of the employed people in this zone are active in the military, perhaps explaining the low crime rate. $$$

Reviews of Northlake Apartments show that renters love their community's outdoor tennis courts and private balconies.

Clopper Road/Hopkins Road: If you're a fan of sorority or fraternity life, then the centrally located Clopper Road/Hopkins Road area may give you a thrill. The neighborhood rates as low in crime, high in larger rental properties and pretty good on walkability if you dig hoofing it to places. $$$

Middlebrook: More college-crowd antics are yours to be had in Middlebrook, located smack dab in the middle of Germantown. Middlebrook sports a higher crime rate yet boasts a wider variety of smaller apartment rentals than its Clopper Road cousin. $$$

Blunt Road/Scenery Drive: Loads of row houses are one of the claims to fame of the Blunt Road/Scenery Drive area. The rental homes are well-established but not yet old, giving the area a solid feel while the low crime stats fortify it even further. $$$

Town Center: While crime rates are still admirable in Town Center, they are a bit higher than other Germantown neighborhoods. Living up to its name with its central location, Town Center comes replete with more of those scenic row houses for your living pleasure. $$$$

Reviews of Oak Mill Apartments indicate that residents adore their leasing staff so much, they regularly recommend the building to friends and family.

Rosecrest Drive/Frederick Road: Head to the northern tip of Germantown, and you'll be heading to the Rosecrest Drive/Frederick Road zone. A major highlight of the area is its proximity to Ridge Road Recreational Park, which is nestled near the southeastern edge of this low-crime area. $$$$

Dairymaid Drive/Chalet Drive: The street names alone can be a big draw for the Dairymaid Drive/Chalet Drive zone, although there is no mention of actual chalets or dairymaids in the area. What you do get is plenty of smaller rental options, with a host of studio apartments and two bedroom apartments for rent, high-rise apartment buildings, and apartment complexes dotting the horizon.$$$$

In their reviews of Canterbury Apartments, residents show how much they love their community. Between the super friendly staff, onsite playground, and proximity to schools, renters live very comfortable lifestyles at Canterbury Apartments.

Germantown Neighborhoods
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The outer communities of Germantown are the safest. This doesn't mean other areas are packed with thugs ready to jump you for your beer stein, however. It just means the edges of Germantown seem calmer in terms of crime.

Brownstown/Old Germantown: The Brownstown/Old Germantown neighborhood is one of those outer areas, covering the chunk of land on the southwest corner of town. If you're into big homes and educated executive types, then youll love your neighbors in this zone. Vacancy rates are low, typically around 2 percent or less, proving loads of folks are into big homes and educated executive types. $$$$$

Neelsville/Brink: The low-crime northeastern corner of Germantown is made up, in part, of the Neelsville/Brink neighborhood. It shares the same executive-type residents as the other edge of town, although property rental rates are a shade lower. $$$

Exploration Lane/Keeneland Circle: Nestled just west of Neelsville/Brink is another low-crime zone that is not necessarily made up of those wealthy, executive types. Nearly 4 percent of the employed people in this zone are active in the military, perhaps explaining the low crime rate. $$$

Reviews of Northlake Apartments show that renters love their community's outdoor tennis courts and private balconies.

Clopper Road/Hopkins Road: If you're a fan of sorority or fraternity life, then the centrally located Clopper Road/Hopkins Road area may give you a thrill. The neighborhood rates as low in crime, high in larger rental properties and pretty good on walkability if you dig hoofing it to places. $$$

Middlebrook: More college-crowd antics are yours to be had in Middlebrook, located smack dab in the middle of Germantown. Middlebrook sports a higher crime rate yet boasts a wider variety of smaller apartment rentals than its Clopper Road cousin. $$$

Blunt Road/Scenery Drive: Loads of row houses are one of the claims to fame of the Blunt Road/Scenery Drive area. The rental homes are well-established but not yet old, giving the area a solid feel while the low crime stats fortify it even further. $$$

Town Center: While crime rates are still admirable in Town Center, they are a bit higher than other Germantown neighborhoods. Living up to its name with its central location, Town Center comes replete with more of those scenic row houses for your living pleasure. $$$$

Reviews of Oak Mill Apartments indicate that residents adore their leasing staff so much, they regularly recommend the building to friends and family.

Rosecrest Drive/Frederick Road: Head to the northern tip of Germantown, and you'll be heading to the Rosecrest Drive/Frederick Road zone. A major highlight of the area is its proximity to Ridge Road Recreational Park, which is nestled near the southeastern edge of this low-crime area. $$$$

Dairymaid Drive/Chalet Drive: The street names alone can be a big draw for the Dairymaid Drive/Chalet Drive zone, although there is no mention of actual chalets or dairymaids in the area. What you do get is plenty of smaller rental options, with a host of studio apartments and two bedroom apartments for rent, high-rise apartment buildings, and apartment complexes dotting the horizon.$$$$

In their reviews of Canterbury Apartments, residents show how much they love their community. Between the super friendly staff, onsite playground, and proximity to schools, renters live very comfortable lifestyles at Canterbury Apartments.

Life in Germantown

If you're thinking life in Germantown is one big Oktoberfest, you're right--kind of. At least you're right during the day-long Oktoberfest Festival. The festival features plenty of German food and beer but also leaves room for folk music, dancing, games and those inflatable things kids like to jump on. The annual bash draws crowds from the entire D.C. area and beyond, so get ready for some heavy-duty elbow rubbing!

What to Do the Other 364 Days of the Year

BlackRock Center for the Arts is hopping year round, with performances, exhibits, art classes and other fun stuff for families, singles or any combination of age groups.

Milestone Center gives you the opportunity to shop your socks off in a one-stop spree that includes all your fave big box stores for home supplies, home-improvement materials, pet goodies, office goods, clothing and food.

Maryland SoccerPlex is another claim to fame, even more so if you dig soccer. Former home of the women's pro soccer team of the Washington Freedom, the Plex is still flexing with several soccer fields and a massive scope of indoor sports programs.

Parks are another place to get your soccer fix if the Plex just doesn't cut it. Several parks surround Germantown, offering more than 20 local or regional park and picnic areas.

Other stuff includes a movie theater, the Germantown campus of Montgomery College, a historical society, and a farmers' market and orchard. There's even public transportation--kind of. While you do get about 20 bus routes snaking throughout the area and a MARC train that takes you straight to D.C., most folks in Germantown use their own vehicles to get around.

Life in Germantown
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If you're thinking life in Germantown is one big Oktoberfest, you're right--kind of. At least you're right during the day-long Oktoberfest Festival. The festival features plenty of German food and beer but also leaves room for folk music, dancing, games and those inflatable things kids like to jump on. The annual bash draws crowds from the entire D.C. area and beyond, so get ready for some heavy-duty elbow rubbing!

What to Do the Other 364 Days of the Year

BlackRock Center for the Arts is hopping year round, with performances, exhibits, art classes and other fun stuff for families, singles or any combination of age groups.

Milestone Center gives you the opportunity to shop your socks off in a one-stop spree that includes all your fave big box stores for home supplies, home-improvement materials, pet goodies, office goods, clothing and food.

Maryland SoccerPlex is another claim to fame, even more so if you dig soccer. Former home of the women's pro soccer team of the Washington Freedom, the Plex is still flexing with several soccer fields and a massive scope of indoor sports programs.

Parks are another place to get your soccer fix if the Plex just doesn't cut it. Several parks surround Germantown, offering more than 20 local or regional park and picnic areas.

Other stuff includes a movie theater, the Germantown campus of Montgomery College, a historical society, and a farmers' market and orchard. There's even public transportation--kind of. While you do get about 20 bus routes snaking throughout the area and a MARC train that takes you straight to D.C., most folks in Germantown use their own vehicles to get around.

Rent Report
Germantown

November 2020 Germantown Rent Report

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

Germantown rent trends were flat over the past month

Germantown rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased moderately by 3.1% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Germantown stand at $1,494 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,843 for a two-bedroom. Germantown's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents falling across the DC Metro

    While rents prices have increased in Germantown over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the DC metro, 8 of them have seen prices fall. 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 Germantown

    As rents have increased moderately in Germantown, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Germantown 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.
    • Germantown's median two-bedroom rent of $1,843 is above the national average of $1,101. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 3.1% increase in Germantown.

    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 Germantown Rent Report

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

    View full Rent Report

    November 2020 Germantown Rent Report

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

    Germantown rent trends were flat over the past month

    Germantown rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased moderately by 3.1% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Germantown stand at $1,494 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,843 for a two-bedroom. Germantown's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents falling across the DC Metro

      While rents prices have increased in Germantown over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the DC metro, 8 of them have seen prices fall. 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 Germantown

      As rents have increased moderately in Germantown, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Germantown 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.
      • Germantown's median two-bedroom rent of $1,843 is above the national average of $1,101. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 3.1% increase in Germantown.

      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.