235 Houses for rent in Alexandria, VA

Last updated July 22 at 6:58am UTC
8818 GATESHEAD ROAD
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 22 at 6:58am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,800
223 WEST STREET N
Braddock Road Metro
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 22 at 6:57am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
5672 TOWER HILL CIRCLE
Rose Hill
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 22 at 6:56am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,200
5600 BROOKLAND ROAD
Rose Hill
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 22 at 2:43am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,950
8007 FORDSON ROAD
Hybla Valley
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 22 at 2:41am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,995
7003 STONE MILL PLACE
Groveton
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 22 at 2:41am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,500
3203 BATTERSEA LN
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 22 at 2:28am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
2400 CAMERON MILLS ROAD
Dyes Oakcrest
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 21 at 6:33pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,200
1016 PENDLETON STREET
Braddock Road Metro
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 21 at 6:32pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,175
3402 BURGUNDY ROAD
Rose Hill
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 21 at 3:07pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,300
6003 LARKSPUR DRIVE
Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 21 at 3:06pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,595
1115 POWHATAN ST
Northeast Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 21 at 1:34pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,895
3809 Segundo Pl. #22A
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 21 at 10:14am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,865
5503 Independence Circle
Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 21 at 10:13am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
8472 Hallie Rose
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 21 at 10:11am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
6447 GILDAR ST.
Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 21 at 10:09am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,295
518 Triadelphia Way
Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 21 at 10:07am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,250
6410 FLEETSIDE CT
Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 21 at 10:00am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,550
5916 BUSH HILL DRIVE
Rose Hill
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 21 at 6:46am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,950
8317 ORVILLE STREET
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 20 at 10:37pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,795
3514 SHARON CHAPEL ROAD
Rose Hill
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 20 at 10:36pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
4015 GIBBS STREET
Mount Vernon
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 21 at 3:06pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
1600 Prince Street 311
Old Town
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 21 at 1:36pm UTC
1 Bedroom
Ask
5929 Quantrell Ave T-4
Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
Updated July 21 at 10:06am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,350

July 2018 Alexandria Rent Report

Welcome to the July 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

July 2018 Alexandria Rent Report

Welcome to the July 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 0.8% over the past month, and are up marginally by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Alexandria stand at $1,580 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,830 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. Alexandria's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.7%, but trails the national average of 1.4%.

Rents rising across the DC Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Alexandria, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the DC metro, 7 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Waldorf has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,000, while one-bedrooms go for $1,730.
  • Over the past year, Centreville has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 3.5%. 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 $2,450; rents increased 0.8% over the past month and 2.3% over the past year.
  • DC proper has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,540; rents increased 0.5% over the past month but fell 0.1% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Alexandria

As rents have increased marginally in Alexandria, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Alexandria is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Virginia as a whole logging rent growth of 0.7% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.9% in Virginia Beach.
  • Alexandria's median two-bedroom rent of $1,830 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 0.8% rise in Alexandria.
  • While Alexandria's rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.0%) and Chicago (-1.3%).
  • 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 $1,330 $1,540 0.5% -0.1%
Arlington $1,790 $2,070 1.2% 1.0%
Alexandria $1,580 $1,830 0.8% 0.8%
Germantown $1,690 $1,950 1.2% 2.3%
Silver Spring $1,510 $1,750 -0.3% 1.8%
Centreville $1,610 $1,860 0.1% -3.5%
Waldorf $1,730 $2,000 0.7% 4.4%
Frederick $1,330 $1,540 0.6% 3.1%
Rockville $1,710 $1,980 -0.1% -0.9%
Bethesda $2,120 $2,450 0.8% 2.3%
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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 here.

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 here.

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