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Average Rent in Arlington & Rent Price Trends

By: Rob Warnock, Kimi Kaneshina, and Justin Chaplin
October 6, 2021

Considering a move to Arlington? Before you start apartment hunting, learn about the local rental market. Make sure you know the average rent in Arlington to get your budget started!

Average Rent in Arlington

Note: The data provided reflects our available units on Apartment List. For data that reflects the entire market, we recommend you visit our Rent Report, which is created based on our holistic methodology. You can also download the raw data containing rent estimates for hundreds of cities across the country.

Arlington rents have increased by 1.93% compared to last month, and are up by 12.26% compared to last year.

  • 0% of apartments in Arlington cost less than $1,000 per month.
  • 26% of apartments in Arlington cost between $1,000-$1,999 per month.
  • 49% of apartments in Arlington cost between $2,000-$2,999 per month.
  • 25% of apartments in Arlington cost over $3,000 per month.

  • 8% of apartments in Arlington are studio apartments.
  • 51% of apartments in Arlington are 1-bedroom apartments.
  • 36% of apartments in Arlington are 2-bedroom apartments.
  • 5% of apartments in Arlington are 3-bedroom apartments.

Average Rent in Arlington Neighborhoods

Have your ideal Arlington neighborhood already picked out? Rent prices across neighborhoods can vary, so get familiar with the average rent prices across the various neighborhoods in Arlington.

NeighborhoodAverage 1- Bedroom Rent
North Rosslyn$2,808
Radnor - Fort Myer Heights$2,433
Ballston - Virginia Square$2,408
Lyon Village$2,344
Aurora Highlands$2,297
Crystal City Shops$2,245
Clarendon - Courthouse$2,245
Barcroft$2,223
Fairlington - Shirlington$2,026
Columbia Heights South$2,009

What Salary Do You Need to Live in Arlington?

Using the 30% rule, we can give a rough estimate of the salary needed to rent an apartment in Arlington. If these numbers look high, remember that a roommate or two can drastically cut down your monthly rent!

  • If you are renting an average priced studio apartment in Arlington, your annual salary should be around $64,404 or higher.
  • If you are renting an average priced 1-bedroom apartment in Arlington, your annual salary should be around $80,928 or higher.
  • If you are renting an average priced 2-bedroom apartment in Arlington, your annual salary should be around $110,016 or higher.
  • If you are renting an average priced 3-bedroom apartment in Arlington, your annual salary should be around $144,324 or higher.

Having trouble deciding how much rent you can afford? Try using a rent calculator.

Ready to make the move to Arlington? Start apartment hunting in Arlington with our quiz!

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SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Rob is a senior research associate at Apartment List, where he examines trends in the housing and rental markets. Previously he worked in public health policy, and before that, graduated from UCLA with a degree in Globalization. Read More
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Kimi is a Content Associate and contributing author at Apartment List, helping renters find a new place to call home. Kimi earned her BA in Organizational Studies, Economics from Scripps College. Read More
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Justin is a Content Manager and contributing author at Apartment List, helping people navigate the world of renting. Justin previously spent his time earning his BBA in Marketing from Boise State University. Read More
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