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2,497 Apartments for rent in North Bethesda, MD

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Check out 2,497 verified apartments for rent in North Bethesda, MD with rents starting as low as $1250. Some apartments for rent in North Bethesda might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Pallas at Pike and Rose
11550 Old Georgetown Rd
North Bethesda, MD
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1 Bedroom
$1,840
947 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,563
1284 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:34 PM
Located just steps from the metro, parks, and bike paths. Units feature walk-in closets, dishwashers, granite counters, and in-unit laundry. Tenants can enjoy 24 hour gym, piano room, pool, and yoga.
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17 Units Available
The Henri at Pike and Rose
11870 Grand Park Ave
North Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,420
491 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,499
751 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,499
1253 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:34 PM
Be the first to live in an apartment community that has everything from an arcade lounge to a rooftop pool deck. Close to plenty of entertainment, shopping and dining.
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11 Units Available
Per Sei at Pike and Rose
900 PerSei Place
North Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,634
778 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,384
1207 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:34 PM
Convenient location in North Bethesda with easy access to I-270. Recently renovated units feature in-unit laundry, fireplaces, and stainless steel appliances. Luxury community offers pool, bike storage, gym, and 24 hour concierge.
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35 Units Available
The Grand
5801 Nicholson Ln
North Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,570
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,985
1295 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,175
2321 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:33 PM
Conveniently located near beautiful parks in prime North Bethesda. Units feature gourmet kitchens, in-suite laundry, expansive closets, and balconies. Luxury complex offers 24-hour parking valet, indoor and outdoor pool, and professionally-managed health club.
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6 Units Available
Strathmore Court At White Flint
5440 Marinelli Rd
North Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,927
728 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,978
1094 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:35 PM
Convenient location for commuters less than a block from White Flint Metro Station. Luxury units feature sunrooms, balconies or patios, in-unit laundry, and walk-in closets. Luxury complex features pool, sauna, gym, and clubhouse.
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30 Units Available
Arrowwood
5410 Mcgrath Boulevard
North Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,670
615 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,830
791 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,375
1066 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:38 PM
To the we-know-exactly-what-we’re-looking-for, the just-haven’t-found-the-right-place-yet, and the we’ll-know-it-when-we-see-it's out there, we know just how you feel.
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10 Units Available
The Morgan
12000 Chase Crossing Cir
North Bethesda, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,675
1177 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:38 PM
Centrally situated just minutes from I-270 and Rockville Pike. Luxury community features resort-style surroundings with clubhouse, courtyard, valet service, and pool. Units contain walk-in closets, granite counters, dishwashers, and extra storage space.
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16 Units Available
The Montgomery Apartments
6425 Rock Forest Dr
North Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,570
854 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,010
1248 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,680
1334 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:37 PM
Right off I-270. Upgraded features including chef-inspired kitchens, open-concept layouts and lots of storage. High-end fitness center with Cardio Theater, resort-like pool and pool deck.
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40 Units Available
NoBe Market Apartments
11351 Woodglen Dr
North Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,338
567 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,536
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,053
1198 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:37 PM
Conveniently located in North Bethesda, just 7 minute metro ride to downtown Bethesda. Units feature granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and patio or balcony. Tenants can take advantage of courtyard, pool, and gym.
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Miramont
6040 California Cir
North Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,367
525 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,585
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,786
1030 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:37 PM
If you're uncompromising about service, quality and convenience, The Apartments at Miramont are for you. Stylish California design and features abound at this elegant community.
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Aurora at North Bethesda Center
5401 McGrath Blvd
North Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,390
548 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,720
838 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,275
1085 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:37 PM
Modern high-rise apartment at its finest. Beautiful views. Units feature wheelchair accessibility and are pet-friendly. Centrally located to downtown shopping and dining. Provides 24-hour security.
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22 Units Available
Wentworth House Apartments
5411 McGrath Blvd
North Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,350
576 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,695
831 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,243
1164 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:37 PM
Great location for commuters, close to the White Flint Metro stop. Community amenities include pool, yoga, concierge and bike storage. Units feature air conditioning, walk-in closets, granite counters and hardwood floors.
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19 Units Available
The Monterey Apartments
5901 Montrose Rd
North Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,302
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,691
1119 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,157
1519 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:25 PM
Centrally-located with easy access to Montrose Shopping Center, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Market, and more. Tenants can take advantage of fire pit, gym, pool, yoga, and internet cafe. Units feature granite counters and in-unit laundry.
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37 Units Available
Inigo's Crossing
5405 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,450
834 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,609
1136 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,115
1314 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:47 PM
Conveniently situated just minutes from I-270. Tenants can take advantage of luxurious amenities like in-unit laundry and granite counters. Luxurious complex also features concierge, hot tub, pool, sauna, and wine room.
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22 Units Available
Meridian at Grosvenor Station
5230 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD
Studio
$1,445
578 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,545
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1197 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:39 PM
Located just steps from Strathmore Arts Center, White Flint Mall, and I-270 and Rockville Pike for convenient commuting. Luxurious units feature granite counters, dishwashers, and in-unit laundry. Beautiful community features pool, gym, and concierge.
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24 Units Available
Village Square West Apartments
12401 Village Square Ter
North Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,276
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,338
940 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,648
1170 sqft
Last updated November 23 at 09:36 PM
Within walking distance of Twinbrook Metro station. Five-minute drive to Capital Beltway. Community features a picnic area with grills, pool, playground and courts for volleyball, tennis, basketball and racquetball.
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27 Units Available
Avalon at Grosvenor Station
10306 Strathmore Hall St
North Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,426
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,920
1232 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,748
1671 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 01:04 PM
Pet-friendly, 1-3 bedroom floor plans in charming North Bethesda, Maryland. Gourmet kitchens, high ceilings, hardwoods, and soaking tubs. Close to transit and local stores, shops, restaurants, and movie theaters.
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17 Units Available
Avalon Grosvenor Tower
10301 Grosvenor Pl
North Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,440
801 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,690
1088 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 01:04 PM
Centrally-located just minutes from shopping, restaurants, and nightlife in downtown North Bethesda. Tenants can enjoy recently-renovated units with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and in-unit laundry. Community amenities include pool and tennis court.
1 Unit Available
10401 GROSVENOR PLACE
10401 Grosvenor Place
North Bethesda, MD
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1 Bedroom
$1,450
515 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 09:23 PM
Cozy 1-br with south and west exposures, wood floors, replacement windows and hvac units, lots of closet space, and ample Living/Dining space.
1 Unit Available
12309 BRAXFIELD COURT
12309 Braxfield Court
North Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,500
794 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:23 PM
1 bedroom with 1 den/office/library condo in the sought out Bethesda Park. Close to metro, buses and shopping including Pike and Rose not too far. New paint, kitchen, appliances, bathroom, flooring and carpets.
1 Unit Available
4706 CREEK SHORE DRIVE
4706 Creek Shore Drive
North Bethesda, MD
4 Bedrooms
$2,750
1904 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:23 PM
Located in one of the most convenient locations in Southern Rockville, with public transportation, metro, marc train & bus. Easy to get on highway, close to Walter Reed and NIH, upscale shopping center, dining, movie theaters are nearby.
1 Unit Available
6060 CALIFORNIA CIRCLE
6060 California Circle
North Bethesda, MD
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,150
1185 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:23 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 6060 CALIFORNIA CIRCLE in North Bethesda. View photos, descriptions and more!
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10401 Grosvenor Pl Rockville, MD 20852
10401 Grosvenor Pl
North Bethesda, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
1072 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:23 PM
Beautiful freshly painted unit with great view**Kitchen just remodeled with all new appliances and new counter top**Walk to Metro**All utilities, cable TV and Internet included in the rent**24 hour security and Concierge front desk for
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11700 OLD GEORGETOWN ROAD
11700 Old Georgetown Road
North Bethesda, MD
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,150
1098 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:23 PM
Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit in the heart of North Bethesda. Hardwoods in main living areas. Updated kitchen, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances & 42" maple cabinets. Full size washer & dryer in unit.

Median Rent in North Bethesda

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in North Bethesda is $1,645, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,974.
Studio
$1,617
1 Bed
$1,645
2 Beds
$1,974
3+ Beds
$2,331
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How much is rent in North Bethesda?
In North Bethesda, the median rent is $1,617 for a studio, $1,645 for a 1-bedroom, $1,974 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,331 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in North Bethesda, check out our monthly North Bethesda Rent Report.
How much is rent in North Bethesda?
In North Bethesda, the median rent is $1,617 for a studio, $1,645 for a 1-bedroom, $1,974 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,331 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in North Bethesda, check out our monthly North Bethesda Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in North Bethesda?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in North Bethesda.
How can I find a cheap apartment in North Bethesda?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in North Bethesda.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in North Bethesda?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find North Bethesda apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find North Bethesda apartments that allow pets.
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While some North 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 North 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 much should I pay for rent in North Bethesda?
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 North Bethesda.
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How can I find off-campus housing in North Bethesda?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around North 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 North Bethesda?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around North 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 North Bethesda

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in North Bethesda is $1,645, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,974.
Studio
$1,617
1 Bed
$1,645
2 Beds
$1,974
3+ Beds
$2,331

City Guide

North Bethesda
"Now rumors abound all over this town/Till you dont know whats true anymore/ But I heard what I heard and I saw what I saw/That day by the pool of Bethesda." (Mindy Jostyn and Jacob Brackman, "Pool of Bethesda")
"Now rumors abound all over this town/Till you dont know whats true anymore/ But I heard what I heard and I saw what I saw/That day by the pool of Bethesda." (Mindy Jostyn and Jacob Brackman, "Pool of Bethesda")

North Bethesda, Maryland is home to the tony and tuned in. Washington DC’s neighbor to the north, this vibrant urban community of 108,000 is known for its bustling arts and sciences scene: from art galleries, ethnic restaurants and live music to its status as home to some of the world’s most brilliant bio-medical minds. Where else can you find elite research institutions like the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Naval Medical Center all in one densely packed spot? R.E.M. fans will recognize the name of North Bethesda’s neighboring city, Rockville, to which Michael Stipe warblingly warned us not to return. But residents and visitors alike find plenty of reasons to return to North Bethesda, from its appealing neighborhoods and strong sense of community to everything that goes with proximity to the country’s most prominent powerbrokers.

Moving to North Bethesda

No one moves to North Bethesda for itsinexpensive housing, although the cost of living here is preferable to its spendier neighbors, Bethesda and Chevy Chase. In fact, the median home value in this town is a whopping 49% more than Maryland’s average, and 153%--yes, 153%--greater than the average for the rest of the country. Rental rates are sky high too--31% higher than elsewhere in Maryland, and nearly 100% greater than elsewhere in the United States. From elegant and expansive single family homes to luxury sky-rises to studio walk-ins, there are plenty of options for apartment rentals, as well as houses for rent and sale, and they all have one thing in common: big bucks are in order. Looking into rent to own options is another way to get a foot into Bethesdas uber-expensive door. Unless, of course, you have money just waiting to be spent.

Not roomy, but roomies

Because of the extremely high cost of living in Bethesda, many people seek out roommates, or take a room in one of the city’s group houses. North Bethesda is full of young singles and academic-types who don’t spend much time sitting around at home. People work hard and play hard, and most would rather be in the lab or out on the town than in their apartment anyway. If space is not a commodity for you, but access is, then taking advantage of one of these situations can get you into North Bethesda, and may even enlarge your social circle in the process.

What you’ll need

If you’re looking to buy a home in North Bethesda, one thing you’ll need is certain: a big bank account. Aside from that, for both apartment rentals and home rentals, as well as new home purchases, you might as well start preparing the usual documents now, such as references, proof of income, and residential history. And be sure to check your credit before heading out the door. This area is Olympics-status competitive, so you’ll need everything working in your favor to make the best of your home search.

When to look and what to look for

This busy town is full of students, interns and others who come and go throughout the year, although before the start of the academic calendar can be particularly busy. By starting your search at another time, you can avoid the student rush...and the jacked up prices that go with it.

Modern doorman building with an elevator? Historic walk-up on a tree-lined street? There’s really no point in looking until you figure out what you want, and how much you can afford to spend. The options are many, although you will likely be priced out of quite a few of them. And remember, persistence pays in this market.

Moving to North Bethesda
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No one moves to North Bethesda for itsinexpensive housing, although the cost of living here is preferable to its spendier neighbors, Bethesda and Chevy Chase. In fact, the median home value in this town is a whopping 49% more than Maryland’s average, and 153%--yes, 153%--greater than the average for the rest of the country. Rental rates are sky high too--31% higher than elsewhere in Maryland, and nearly 100% greater than elsewhere in the United States. From elegant and expansive single family homes to luxury sky-rises to studio walk-ins, there are plenty of options for apartment rentals, as well as houses for rent and sale, and they all have one thing in common: big bucks are in order. Looking into rent to own options is another way to get a foot into Bethesdas uber-expensive door. Unless, of course, you have money just waiting to be spent.

Not roomy, but roomies

Because of the extremely high cost of living in Bethesda, many people seek out roommates, or take a room in one of the city’s group houses. North Bethesda is full of young singles and academic-types who don’t spend much time sitting around at home. People work hard and play hard, and most would rather be in the lab or out on the town than in their apartment anyway. If space is not a commodity for you, but access is, then taking advantage of one of these situations can get you into North Bethesda, and may even enlarge your social circle in the process.

What you’ll need

If you’re looking to buy a home in North Bethesda, one thing you’ll need is certain: a big bank account. Aside from that, for both apartment rentals and home rentals, as well as new home purchases, you might as well start preparing the usual documents now, such as references, proof of income, and residential history. And be sure to check your credit before heading out the door. This area is Olympics-status competitive, so you’ll need everything working in your favor to make the best of your home search.

When to look and what to look for

This busy town is full of students, interns and others who come and go throughout the year, although before the start of the academic calendar can be particularly busy. By starting your search at another time, you can avoid the student rush...and the jacked up prices that go with it.

Modern doorman building with an elevator? Historic walk-up on a tree-lined street? There’s really no point in looking until you figure out what you want, and how much you can afford to spend. The options are many, although you will likely be priced out of quite a few of them. And remember, persistence pays in this market.

Neighborhoods in Bethesda

While Washington DC can feel socially impenetrable thanks to the competitive nature and dog-eat-dog attitudes that come with such intense proximity to power, North Bethesda is a place with tight-knit communities and warm neighbors. From block parties to parades to community swimming pools, North Bethesda is an upscale neighborhood that appeals to a range of demographics. North Bethesda neighborhoods include the following:

Old Georgetown Village:Just steps away from the White Flint Metro station, this community comprises mostly condos and townhomes. Residents enjoy access to green spaces, restaurants, and eclectic shops.

Luxmanor: Home to "Uncle Toms Cabin," this stylish community lives up to it name, containing its fair share of luxury homes...along with a surprising amount of tear-downs. Still, Luxmanor was recently voted one of the best neighborhoods in Bethesda by Bethesda Magazine.

Windermere: You cant beat Windermere’s location, and residents are willing to pay for it. This neighborhood has Prime Beltway access.

Wildwood: Parks, a bike path and a popular neighborhood pool combine with ridiculously easy access to the Beltway and I-270 to make this an extremely sought-after community. A mix of older homes and new construction are within walking distance of a charming shopping center. Residents love living here and are willing to fork over big bucks to do so.

Tilden Woods: This picturesque neighborhood is known for its abundance of wildlife, walking trails and pretty Old Farm Creek, all set against a backdrop of contemporary amenities.

Old Farm: Joining Luxmanor on Bethesda Magazine's list of best local neighborhoods, empty nesters and young families alike flock to Old Farm for its old-fashioned neighborhood feel and big city proximity.

Timberlawn: This quiet community of apartments and townhomes for rent is great for active singles, who enjoy the areas jogging trails. While the setting feels secluded, the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro is within manageable walking distance.

Grosvenor Park: Washingtonians consider this neighborhood of townhouses for rent or to buy one of their best kept secrets. With a green setting, public transportation access, and chic shopping.

Neighborhoods in Bethesda
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While Washington DC can feel socially impenetrable thanks to the competitive nature and dog-eat-dog attitudes that come with such intense proximity to power, North Bethesda is a place with tight-knit communities and warm neighbors. From block parties to parades to community swimming pools, North Bethesda is an upscale neighborhood that appeals to a range of demographics. North Bethesda neighborhoods include the following:

Old Georgetown Village:Just steps away from the White Flint Metro station, this community comprises mostly condos and townhomes. Residents enjoy access to green spaces, restaurants, and eclectic shops.

Luxmanor: Home to "Uncle Toms Cabin," this stylish community lives up to it name, containing its fair share of luxury homes...along with a surprising amount of tear-downs. Still, Luxmanor was recently voted one of the best neighborhoods in Bethesda by Bethesda Magazine.

Windermere: You cant beat Windermere’s location, and residents are willing to pay for it. This neighborhood has Prime Beltway access.

Wildwood: Parks, a bike path and a popular neighborhood pool combine with ridiculously easy access to the Beltway and I-270 to make this an extremely sought-after community. A mix of older homes and new construction are within walking distance of a charming shopping center. Residents love living here and are willing to fork over big bucks to do so.

Tilden Woods: This picturesque neighborhood is known for its abundance of wildlife, walking trails and pretty Old Farm Creek, all set against a backdrop of contemporary amenities.

Old Farm: Joining Luxmanor on Bethesda Magazine's list of best local neighborhoods, empty nesters and young families alike flock to Old Farm for its old-fashioned neighborhood feel and big city proximity.

Timberlawn: This quiet community of apartments and townhomes for rent is great for active singles, who enjoy the areas jogging trails. While the setting feels secluded, the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro is within manageable walking distance.

Grosvenor Park: Washingtonians consider this neighborhood of townhouses for rent or to buy one of their best kept secrets. With a green setting, public transportation access, and chic shopping.

Living in Bethesda

Smarts, street and otherwise

Bethesda may be too smart for its own good. It has the unique distinction of being the country’s best-educated city. A whopping 80% of its residents have undergraduate degrees, while nearly 50% have graduate degrees. These folks are all drawn to North Bethesda to go to work at one of its local businesses, premiere research institutions or to join the crowd of commuters headed to points south.

Hop on the bus, Gus

Speaking of the commuting crowd, the average commute for the resident of North Bethesda is 29 minutes. While many who live here have cars, North Bethesda offers convenient access to a number of public transportation options, including the Metro and bus routes. If you're thinking of going outside the Beltway, options abound for hopping on a train or jumping on a plane for parts unknown. Not one, not two, but three local airports can get you wherever you need to go. Really, what more do you need here?

Living in North Bethesda isn't inexpensive, but it sure is appealing to 100,000 plus people who eat, sleep, work, play and innovate in this educated, upscale town of movers and shakers.

Living in Bethesda
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Smarts, street and otherwise

Bethesda may be too smart for its own good. It has the unique distinction of being the country’s best-educated city. A whopping 80% of its residents have undergraduate degrees, while nearly 50% have graduate degrees. These folks are all drawn to North Bethesda to go to work at one of its local businesses, premiere research institutions or to join the crowd of commuters headed to points south.

Hop on the bus, Gus

Speaking of the commuting crowd, the average commute for the resident of North Bethesda is 29 minutes. While many who live here have cars, North Bethesda offers convenient access to a number of public transportation options, including the Metro and bus routes. If you're thinking of going outside the Beltway, options abound for hopping on a train or jumping on a plane for parts unknown. Not one, not two, but three local airports can get you wherever you need to go. Really, what more do you need here?

Living in North Bethesda isn't inexpensive, but it sure is appealing to 100,000 plus people who eat, sleep, work, play and innovate in this educated, upscale town of movers and shakers.

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North Bethesda
"Now rumors abound all over this town/Till you dont know whats true anymore/ But I heard what I heard and I saw what I saw/That day by the pool of Bethesda." (Mindy Jostyn and Jacob Brackman, "Pool of Bethesda")
"Now rumors abound all over this town/Till you dont know whats true anymore/ But I heard what I heard and I saw what I saw/That day by the pool of Bethesda." (Mindy Jostyn and Jacob Brackman, "Pool of Bethesda")

North Bethesda, Maryland is home to the tony and tuned in. Washington DC’s neighbor to the north, this vibrant urban community of 108,000 is known for its bustling arts and sciences scene: from art galleries, ethnic restaurants and live music to its status as home to some of the world’s most brilliant bio-medical minds. Where else can you find elite research institutions like the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Naval Medical Center all in one densely packed spot? R.E.M. fans will recognize the name of North Bethesda’s neighboring city, Rockville, to which Michael Stipe warblingly warned us not to return. But residents and visitors alike find plenty of reasons to return to North Bethesda, from its appealing neighborhoods and strong sense of community to everything that goes with proximity to the country’s most prominent powerbrokers.

Moving to North Bethesda

No one moves to North Bethesda for itsinexpensive housing, although the cost of living here is preferable to its spendier neighbors, Bethesda and Chevy Chase. In fact, the median home value in this town is a whopping 49% more than Maryland’s average, and 153%--yes, 153%--greater than the average for the rest of the country. Rental rates are sky high too--31% higher than elsewhere in Maryland, and nearly 100% greater than elsewhere in the United States. From elegant and expansive single family homes to luxury sky-rises to studio walk-ins, there are plenty of options for apartment rentals, as well as houses for rent and sale, and they all have one thing in common: big bucks are in order. Looking into rent to own options is another way to get a foot into Bethesdas uber-expensive door. Unless, of course, you have money just waiting to be spent.

Not roomy, but roomies

Because of the extremely high cost of living in Bethesda, many people seek out roommates, or take a room in one of the city’s group houses. North Bethesda is full of young singles and academic-types who don’t spend much time sitting around at home. People work hard and play hard, and most would rather be in the lab or out on the town than in their apartment anyway. If space is not a commodity for you, but access is, then taking advantage of one of these situations can get you into North Bethesda, and may even enlarge your social circle in the process.

What you’ll need

If you’re looking to buy a home in North Bethesda, one thing you’ll need is certain: a big bank account. Aside from that, for both apartment rentals and home rentals, as well as new home purchases, you might as well start preparing the usual documents now, such as references, proof of income, and residential history. And be sure to check your credit before heading out the door. This area is Olympics-status competitive, so you’ll need everything working in your favor to make the best of your home search.

When to look and what to look for

This busy town is full of students, interns and others who come and go throughout the year, although before the start of the academic calendar can be particularly busy. By starting your search at another time, you can avoid the student rush...and the jacked up prices that go with it.

Modern doorman building with an elevator? Historic walk-up on a tree-lined street? There’s really no point in looking until you figure out what you want, and how much you can afford to spend. The options are many, although you will likely be priced out of quite a few of them. And remember, persistence pays in this market.

Moving to North Bethesda
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No one moves to North Bethesda for itsinexpensive housing, although the cost of living here is preferable to its spendier neighbors, Bethesda and Chevy Chase. In fact, the median home value in this town is a whopping 49% more than Maryland’s average, and 153%--yes, 153%--greater than the average for the rest of the country. Rental rates are sky high too--31% higher than elsewhere in Maryland, and nearly 100% greater than elsewhere in the United States. From elegant and expansive single family homes to luxury sky-rises to studio walk-ins, there are plenty of options for apartment rentals, as well as houses for rent and sale, and they all have one thing in common: big bucks are in order. Looking into rent to own options is another way to get a foot into Bethesdas uber-expensive door. Unless, of course, you have money just waiting to be spent.

Not roomy, but roomies

Because of the extremely high cost of living in Bethesda, many people seek out roommates, or take a room in one of the city’s group houses. North Bethesda is full of young singles and academic-types who don’t spend much time sitting around at home. People work hard and play hard, and most would rather be in the lab or out on the town than in their apartment anyway. If space is not a commodity for you, but access is, then taking advantage of one of these situations can get you into North Bethesda, and may even enlarge your social circle in the process.

What you’ll need

If you’re looking to buy a home in North Bethesda, one thing you’ll need is certain: a big bank account. Aside from that, for both apartment rentals and home rentals, as well as new home purchases, you might as well start preparing the usual documents now, such as references, proof of income, and residential history. And be sure to check your credit before heading out the door. This area is Olympics-status competitive, so you’ll need everything working in your favor to make the best of your home search.

When to look and what to look for

This busy town is full of students, interns and others who come and go throughout the year, although before the start of the academic calendar can be particularly busy. By starting your search at another time, you can avoid the student rush...and the jacked up prices that go with it.

Modern doorman building with an elevator? Historic walk-up on a tree-lined street? There’s really no point in looking until you figure out what you want, and how much you can afford to spend. The options are many, although you will likely be priced out of quite a few of them. And remember, persistence pays in this market.

Neighborhoods in Bethesda

While Washington DC can feel socially impenetrable thanks to the competitive nature and dog-eat-dog attitudes that come with such intense proximity to power, North Bethesda is a place with tight-knit communities and warm neighbors. From block parties to parades to community swimming pools, North Bethesda is an upscale neighborhood that appeals to a range of demographics. North Bethesda neighborhoods include the following:

Old Georgetown Village:Just steps away from the White Flint Metro station, this community comprises mostly condos and townhomes. Residents enjoy access to green spaces, restaurants, and eclectic shops.

Luxmanor: Home to "Uncle Toms Cabin," this stylish community lives up to it name, containing its fair share of luxury homes...along with a surprising amount of tear-downs. Still, Luxmanor was recently voted one of the best neighborhoods in Bethesda by Bethesda Magazine.

Windermere: You cant beat Windermere’s location, and residents are willing to pay for it. This neighborhood has Prime Beltway access.

Wildwood: Parks, a bike path and a popular neighborhood pool combine with ridiculously easy access to the Beltway and I-270 to make this an extremely sought-after community. A mix of older homes and new construction are within walking distance of a charming shopping center. Residents love living here and are willing to fork over big bucks to do so.

Tilden Woods: This picturesque neighborhood is known for its abundance of wildlife, walking trails and pretty Old Farm Creek, all set against a backdrop of contemporary amenities.

Old Farm: Joining Luxmanor on Bethesda Magazine's list of best local neighborhoods, empty nesters and young families alike flock to Old Farm for its old-fashioned neighborhood feel and big city proximity.

Timberlawn: This quiet community of apartments and townhomes for rent is great for active singles, who enjoy the areas jogging trails. While the setting feels secluded, the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro is within manageable walking distance.

Grosvenor Park: Washingtonians consider this neighborhood of townhouses for rent or to buy one of their best kept secrets. With a green setting, public transportation access, and chic shopping.

Neighborhoods in Bethesda
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While Washington DC can feel socially impenetrable thanks to the competitive nature and dog-eat-dog attitudes that come with such intense proximity to power, North Bethesda is a place with tight-knit communities and warm neighbors. From block parties to parades to community swimming pools, North Bethesda is an upscale neighborhood that appeals to a range of demographics. North Bethesda neighborhoods include the following:

Old Georgetown Village:Just steps away from the White Flint Metro station, this community comprises mostly condos and townhomes. Residents enjoy access to green spaces, restaurants, and eclectic shops.

Luxmanor: Home to "Uncle Toms Cabin," this stylish community lives up to it name, containing its fair share of luxury homes...along with a surprising amount of tear-downs. Still, Luxmanor was recently voted one of the best neighborhoods in Bethesda by Bethesda Magazine.

Windermere: You cant beat Windermere’s location, and residents are willing to pay for it. This neighborhood has Prime Beltway access.

Wildwood: Parks, a bike path and a popular neighborhood pool combine with ridiculously easy access to the Beltway and I-270 to make this an extremely sought-after community. A mix of older homes and new construction are within walking distance of a charming shopping center. Residents love living here and are willing to fork over big bucks to do so.

Tilden Woods: This picturesque neighborhood is known for its abundance of wildlife, walking trails and pretty Old Farm Creek, all set against a backdrop of contemporary amenities.

Old Farm: Joining Luxmanor on Bethesda Magazine's list of best local neighborhoods, empty nesters and young families alike flock to Old Farm for its old-fashioned neighborhood feel and big city proximity.

Timberlawn: This quiet community of apartments and townhomes for rent is great for active singles, who enjoy the areas jogging trails. While the setting feels secluded, the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro is within manageable walking distance.

Grosvenor Park: Washingtonians consider this neighborhood of townhouses for rent or to buy one of their best kept secrets. With a green setting, public transportation access, and chic shopping.

Living in Bethesda

Smarts, street and otherwise

Bethesda may be too smart for its own good. It has the unique distinction of being the country’s best-educated city. A whopping 80% of its residents have undergraduate degrees, while nearly 50% have graduate degrees. These folks are all drawn to North Bethesda to go to work at one of its local businesses, premiere research institutions or to join the crowd of commuters headed to points south.

Hop on the bus, Gus

Speaking of the commuting crowd, the average commute for the resident of North Bethesda is 29 minutes. While many who live here have cars, North Bethesda offers convenient access to a number of public transportation options, including the Metro and bus routes. If you're thinking of going outside the Beltway, options abound for hopping on a train or jumping on a plane for parts unknown. Not one, not two, but three local airports can get you wherever you need to go. Really, what more do you need here?

Living in North Bethesda isn't inexpensive, but it sure is appealing to 100,000 plus people who eat, sleep, work, play and innovate in this educated, upscale town of movers and shakers.

Living in Bethesda
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Smarts, street and otherwise

Bethesda may be too smart for its own good. It has the unique distinction of being the country’s best-educated city. A whopping 80% of its residents have undergraduate degrees, while nearly 50% have graduate degrees. These folks are all drawn to North Bethesda to go to work at one of its local businesses, premiere research institutions or to join the crowd of commuters headed to points south.

Hop on the bus, Gus

Speaking of the commuting crowd, the average commute for the resident of North Bethesda is 29 minutes. While many who live here have cars, North Bethesda offers convenient access to a number of public transportation options, including the Metro and bus routes. If you're thinking of going outside the Beltway, options abound for hopping on a train or jumping on a plane for parts unknown. Not one, not two, but three local airports can get you wherever you need to go. Really, what more do you need here?

Living in North Bethesda isn't inexpensive, but it sure is appealing to 100,000 plus people who eat, sleep, work, play and innovate in this educated, upscale town of movers and shakers.

Rent Report
North Bethesda

December 2020 North Bethesda Rent Report

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

North Bethesda rents decline sharply over the past month

North Bethesda rents have declined 2.2% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 9.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in North Bethesda stand at $1,608 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,929 for a two-bedroom. This is the eighth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. North Bethesda's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.4%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

    Rents falling across the DC Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in North 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.

    • DC proper has seen rents fall by 13.6% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,600.
    • Frederick has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,609, while one-bedrooms go for $1,333.
    • Arlington has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,083; rents fell 3.0% over the past month and 12.4% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to North Bethesda

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

    • With cities across the state seeing rent prices falling moderately, Maryland rent trend as a whole has logged 0.4% year-over-year decline. For example, rents have fallen by 1.6% in Baltimore.
    • North Bethesda's median two-bedroom rent of $1,929 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 9.7% decline in North Bethesda.
    • While rents in North Bethesda fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-25.5%), New York (-19.1%), and Boston (-18.7%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in North Bethesda than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,145, where North 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
    $1,580
    $1,600
    -3%
    -13.6%
    Arlington
    $1,720
    $2,080
    -3%
    -12.4%
    Alexandria
    $1,550
    $1,900
    -1.7%
    -6.1%
    Germantown
    $1,500
    $1,850
    -0.1%
    3.6%
    Silver Spring
    $1,460
    $1,680
    -0.7%
    -7.9%
    Centreville
    $1,660
    $1,820
    -0.9%
    -4.8%
    Frederick
    $1,330
    $1,610
    -0.1%
    6.4%
    Rockville
    $1,610
    $2,010
    -1.2%
    -5.6%
    Bethesda
    $1,690
    $2,070
    -2%
    -6.8%
    Gaithersburg
    $1,450
    $1,850
    0.6%
    -0.6%
    Reston
    $1,560
    $1,740
    -1.7%
    -7.9%
    North Bethesda
    $1,610
    $1,930
    -2.2%
    -9.7%
    Ashburn
    $1,570
    $1,820
    -0.6%
    1%
    Leesburg
    $1,340
    $1,470
    -0.8%
    5.1%
    Laurel
    $1,390
    $1,660
    -0.2%
    4.1%
    Fredericksburg
    $1,130
    $1,340
    0
    5.3%
    Herndon
    $1,470
    $1,830
    -0.1%
    -4.9%
    Fairfax
    $1,470
    $1,740
    -1.9%
    -8.3%
    Hyattsville
    $1,180
    $1,500
    -0.2%
    2.1%
    Falls Church
    $1,650
    $2,220
    -2.1%
    -9.4%
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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.

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    December 2020 North Bethesda Rent Report

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

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 North Bethesda Rent Report

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

    North Bethesda rents decline sharply over the past month

    North Bethesda rents have declined 2.2% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 9.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in North Bethesda stand at $1,608 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,929 for a two-bedroom. This is the eighth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. North Bethesda's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.4%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

      Rents falling across the DC Metro

      Rent prices have been decreasing not just in North 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.

      • DC proper has seen rents fall by 13.6% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,600.
      • Frederick has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,609, while one-bedrooms go for $1,333.
      • Arlington has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,083; rents fell 3.0% over the past month and 12.4% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to North Bethesda

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

      • With cities across the state seeing rent prices falling moderately, Maryland rent trend as a whole has logged 0.4% year-over-year decline. For example, rents have fallen by 1.6% in Baltimore.
      • North Bethesda's median two-bedroom rent of $1,929 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 9.7% decline in North Bethesda.
      • While rents in North Bethesda fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-25.5%), New York (-19.1%), and Boston (-18.7%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in North Bethesda than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,145, where North 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
      $1,580
      $1,600
      -3%
      -13.6%
      Arlington
      $1,720
      $2,080
      -3%
      -12.4%
      Alexandria
      $1,550
      $1,900
      -1.7%
      -6.1%
      Germantown
      $1,500
      $1,850
      -0.1%
      3.6%
      Silver Spring
      $1,460
      $1,680
      -0.7%
      -7.9%
      Centreville
      $1,660
      $1,820
      -0.9%
      -4.8%
      Frederick
      $1,330
      $1,610
      -0.1%
      6.4%
      Rockville
      $1,610
      $2,010
      -1.2%
      -5.6%
      Bethesda
      $1,690
      $2,070
      -2%
      -6.8%
      Gaithersburg
      $1,450
      $1,850
      0.6%
      -0.6%
      Reston
      $1,560
      $1,740
      -1.7%
      -7.9%
      North Bethesda
      $1,610
      $1,930
      -2.2%
      -9.7%
      Ashburn
      $1,570
      $1,820
      -0.6%
      1%
      Leesburg
      $1,340
      $1,470
      -0.8%
      5.1%
      Laurel
      $1,390
      $1,660
      -0.2%
      4.1%
      Fredericksburg
      $1,130
      $1,340
      0
      5.3%
      Herndon
      $1,470
      $1,830
      -0.1%
      -4.9%
      Fairfax
      $1,470
      $1,740
      -1.9%
      -8.3%
      Hyattsville
      $1,180
      $1,500
      -0.2%
      2.1%
      Falls Church
      $1,650
      $2,220
      -2.1%
      -9.4%
      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.