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617 apartments for rent near Alexandria, VA

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City Guide
Alexandria
So you’ve set your sights on Alexandria, Virginia. Here, you’re bound to get an eyeful of beautiful parks and historic architecture. Alexandria celebrated its 250th anniversary in 1999. Nowadays, it’s a relaxed suburb. Just a quick metro ride from D.C. You can expect to find high-quality rentals, and a lively, historic downtown. Let’s get started and see what we can find to kick off your hunt.
An Overview of Alexandria Living

Alexandria has a high population of renters, so finding your place won’t be too difficult. The most common types of rental housing you’re likely to find are large high-rise apartments and town houses, many of which are newly built or in vintage buildings that have been heavily renovated. These places are pristine and condo-like, with nice kitchens, new appliances, and luxury unit or building amenities thrown in. Units are likely to have central heat and air, and most have a washer and dryer in the unit or have laundry facilities on site. Most places here are equipped for living and entertaining.

Utilities and Other Expenses

Because so many of Alexandria’s dwellings are more luxurious and updated, it’s a bit more unusual to find all or any utilities included in your rent, especially in new places and townhouses. Be forewarned that deposits here are usually the standard same-as-first-months’-rent. What we mean is you might want to plan ahead when looking.

The Hoods

On the whole, Alexandria is considered a place for D.C.-dwelling folk who need a little more space, and a relaxed atmosphere. Alexandria’s neighborhoods are all pretty different, and worth looking into when searching for your perfect pad. Let’s take a look at a couple of the well-known neighborhoods.

Old Town: This is the historic downtown area, which sits along the Potomac River. The main attractions for tourism are here, as well as a lot of local shopping, art galleries, antique stores, bars and restaurants, and many small parks. Two big pros for living here, apart from being at the center of everything, are its walkability and beautiful historic look.

Rosemont: One of Alexandria’s oldest residential neighborhoods, large parts of Rosemont are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Here you’ll find more old, historic architecture and mostly single-family homes. This area is close in proximity to Old Town and the King Street Metro station, meaning it’s easily accessible, and is also close by the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

Del Ray: Del Ray is sort of a blanket term used for many small communities on the north side of Alexandria, including the actual Del Ray neighborhood. This part of the city contains the Potomac Yard Shopping Center, a large, popular mall. There are many smaller rental homes and cheaper townhouses. New construction and condos are popping up more and more.

Arlandria: A little neighborhood on the far northeast side of the city, so named because it’s close to the border of neighboring town Arlington, but is still part of Alexandria. Arlandria has a lot of cheaper rentals and smaller low-rise apartment buildings.

Seminary Hill/West End: The west-side neighborhoods, such as Seminary Hill, are more suburban and residential that the northern and downtown portions of the city. Seminary Hill is more spread out, with long, winding streets and single-family homes. As far as rentals go, large apartment complexes and town homes are abundant in some areas on the west side, and units are a little more spacious. This part of the city has more malls and shopping centers.

The Issue of Getting Around

Transportation is always something to consider, especially if you’re one of the lucky people who gets to commute to work every day. Luckily, Alexandria is a pretty connected burg with transportation to satisfy your every need.

By Car: Not essential for all parts of the city, but definitely useful. A car is more helpful for some of the suburban or outlying areas, and still the most popular way to commute to work in Alexandria. Parking may be more expensive in some parts of the city, but in others, finding a place with ample parking isn’t much of a task.

By Metro: The blue and yellow lines of the Washington Metro pass right through Old Town at King Street, and also Braddock Road, north of downtown. Both go straight into the heart of D.C.

By Bus: The Washington MetroBus operates many routes within Alexandria’s city limits and downtown area. In addition, the city of Alexandria has its own DashBush that operates ten routes around the city to popular destinations.

By Train: The Virginia Railway Express (VRE), a commuter rail line, passes right through Alexandria and continues on into D.C.’s Union Station.

By Et Cetera: Alexandria has other small, miscellaneous forms of transportation, such as free trolleys that ferry tourists along historic King Street in Old Town, and quaint water taxis that trolley citizens to and from the National Harbor in nearby Maryland. For bikers and joggers, the Mount Vernon Trail is a popular path that follows the Potomac River for almost 18 miles.

So no matter what part of Alexandria you settle on, you’ll be able to travel wherever you need to go, and you’re bound to be close to everything you need. With the range of living styles, housing types, and neighborhoods in the city, you’re likely to find a match and settle in to become part of the greater D.C. area. Happy hunting!

Alexandria Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Alexandria ranks on:
D Plans for homeownership
B+ City satisfaction
B+ Confidence in the local economy
A Safety and crime rate
A- Access to recreational activities
B Quality of schools
C- State and local taxes
A Satisfaction with daily commute
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Alexandria's results from the first annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 18,000 renters, provides new insights into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

"Alexandria renters ranked the city above average for overall satisfaction, and showed particular satisfaction with safety and recreation," says Andrew Tam, Vice President of Data Science at Apartment List. "The US renter population is at its highest level in 20 years, and although Alexandria ranks well for important categories, a low proportion of renters plan to purchase homes, which may signal that some renters will move away in the long term."

Key findings in Alexandria include the following:

  • Alexandria earned a grade of B+ for overall satisfaction, ranking the city 35th out of 100 cities surveyed.
  • Alexandria also received a B+ for confidence in the local economy, with 31% of renters saying it's on the right track and an equal proportion saying it's on the wrong track.
  • Just 49% of Alexandria renters say they plan to purchase a house or apartment in the future. This ranks Alexandria 86th out of the 100 cities in our study.
  • One particular bright spot for Alexandria is safety, where it received an A on the strength of 69% satisfaction among residents.
  • Alexandria renters also gave an A for length of daily commute, possibly driven by access to the DC area's renowned Metro.
  • Among Washington, DC suburbs covered in our study, Arlington scored the best with an A+, followed by Silver Spring (A-), Alexandria (B+), and College Park (C+).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for city satisfaction were Plano, TX; Boston, MA; Arlington, VA; Austin, TX; and Torrance, CA. The lowest rated cities were Newark, NJ; New Haven, CT; Bridgeport, CT; Hartford, CT; and Columbia, SC.

A detailed report explaining the survey's methodology, analysis, and findings is available upon request. To obtain a copy, please email Andrew Tam, Apartment List's Vice President of Data Science, at andrew@apartmentlist.com.