182 Houses for rent in Alexandria, VA

Last updated May 20 at 11:30am UTC
7203 DOGUE FOREST COURT
Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 20 at 11:30am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$3,300
2802 HOLLAND COURT
Hybla Valley
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 20 at 11:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,100
6214 FLORENCE LANE
Groveton
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 20 at 11:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,800
8403 BOULEVARD DRIVE W
Fort Hunt
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 20 at 11:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,950
5927 WESTRIDGE COURT
Rose Hill
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 20 at 11:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
4600 EATON PLACE
Rose Hill
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 20 at 11:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
3820 GRIFFITH PLACE
Seminary Ridge
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 20 at 11:28am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
803 OVERLOOK DRIVE N
Beverly Hills
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 20 at 11:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,425
5324 TANEY AVENUE
Brookville - Seminary Valley
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 20 at 11:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
8421 HIGHLAND LANE
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 20 at 11:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,875
3806 SULGRAVE DRIVE
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 20 at 11:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
5672 TOWER HILL CIRCLE
Rose Hill
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 20 at 11:28am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
6087 PINEY WOODS COURT
Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 20 at 11:28am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$3,625
4439 FLINTSTONE ROAD
Groveton
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 20 at 11:27am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,550
43 West Del Ray Ave
Del Ray
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 20 at 9:41am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,100
5720 NORTON ROAD
Rose Hill
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 20 at 2:46am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,295
8634 WOODWARD AVENUE
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 18 at 6:05am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
5329 BUXTON COURT
Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 18 at 1:36am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,700
6219 EVERGLADES DRIVE
Lincolnia
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 17 at 4:59pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
2027 SCROGGINS ROAD
Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 19 at 4:09am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,200
902 W. Glebe Rd.
Beverly Hills
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 18 at 10:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,250
1601 COOL SPRING DR
Fort Hunt
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 18 at 10:26am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
8818 FORT HUNT RD
Fort Hunt
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 18 at 1:24am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
1208 West Abingdon
Northeast Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
Updated May 17 at 10:17am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,225
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May 2018 Alexandria Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Alexandria Rent Report. Alexandria rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Alexandria rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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Alexandria

May 2018 Alexandria Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Alexandria Rent Report. Alexandria rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Alexandria rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Alexandria rents increase sharply over the past month

Alexandria rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, but have remained steady in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Alexandria stand at $1,560 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,800 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. Alexandria's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across the DC Metro

While rents have remained steady in the city of Alexandria throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in 6 of of the largest 10 cities in the DC metro for which we have data. 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 $1,520; 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, Centreville has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,860, while one-bedrooms go for $1,610.
  • Bethesda has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,410; rents were up 0.8% over the past month but fell 0.5% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Alexandria

Rent growth in Alexandria has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Alexandria is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents slightly increase, with Virginia as a whole logging rent growth of 0.9% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.5% in Virginia Beach and 0.4% in Norfolk.
  • Alexandria's median two-bedroom rent of $1,800 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Alexandria.
  • While rents in Alexandria remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Los Angeles (+2.1%), San Francisco (+1.3%), and Philadelphia (+1.1%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,740, $3,060, and $1,160 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Alexandria than most large cities. For example, Norfolk has a median 2BR rent of $950, where Alexandria is nearly twice that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Washington, DC $1,320 $1,520 0.1% -0.2%
Arlington $1,750 $2,020 1.2% 0.1%
Alexandria $1,560 $1,800 0.7% -0.0%
Germantown $1,650 $1,900 0.5% 0.8%
Silver Spring $1,520 $1,750 0.1% 1.9%
Centreville $1,610 $1,860 -0.1% -1.9%
Waldorf $1,710 $1,970 0.1% 3.9%
Frederick $1,320 $1,520 0.9% 4.7%
Rockville $1,710 $1,970 0.6% 0.7%
Bethesda $2,080 $2,410 0.8% -0.5%
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