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The Frasier
615 Swann Ave
Alexandria, VA | Potomac Yard - Potomac Greens
Studio
$1,567
507 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,801
784 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,593
1121 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 02:38 PM
Unique and brand-new apartment community located just south of Washington, D.C. for easy commuting. Units feature stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry and walk-in closets, with an on-site internet cafe and pool.
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3 Units Available
Clayborne
820 S Columbus St
Alexandria, VA | Southwest Quadrant
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,849
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 22 at 02:38 PM
Boutique Old Town apartment community with in-unit laundry. Features granite countertops, patio/balcony, hardwood floors and kitchen appliances. Pet-friendly with bike storage, business center, clubhouse and coffee bar. Proudly accepts e-payments.
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70 Units Available
Newport Village
4757 W Braddock Rd
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,331
998 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,423
1179 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,040
1488 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 02:01 PM
Ten beautiful floor plans to choose from offering ceiling fans and granite counters. Enjoy the swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center and dog park. Located close to Del Ray Farmer's Market and the Village at Shirlington.
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42 Units Available
Sullivan Place
5575 Vincent Gate Ter
Alexandria, VA
Studio
$1,634
634 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,494
838 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
1232 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 02:01 PM
Bren Mar Park and Interstates 95, 395 and 495 are within minutes of this community. There's a fitness center, stylish swimming pool and shuttle bus service. Units feature breakfast bars, track lighting and a fireplace.
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36 Units Available
Courts at Huntington
5950 Grand Pavilion Way
Alexandria, VA | Huntington
Studio
$1,489
513 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,634
805 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,177
1142 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 02:01 PM
Have the best of both worlds when you live at The Courts at Hungtington Station. With a prime location in Alexandria, all that Washington DC has to offer is within your reach.
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29 Units Available
DelRay Tower Apartments
3110 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA | Del Ray
Studio
$1,355
388 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,544
637 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,611
1023 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 01:44 PM
Located in the Del Ray neighborhood, just northwest of Old Town Alexandria. Apartments feature open-concept gourmet kitchens and spacious balconies for entertaining guests. Communal amenities include a clubhouse, business center and fitness center.
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24 Units Available
e-lofts
4501 Ford Ave
Alexandria, VA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,682
833 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,311
1150 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 01:44 PM
Minutes from downtown Washington D.C. Loft-style apartment homes featuring European kitchens with pantries and luxurious bathrooms with oversized walk-in showers or soaking tubs. On-site social kitchen, fitness center, pet salon and soundproof music practice rooms.
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170 Units Available
Cameron Square
5555 Cardinal Place
Alexandria, OK
1 Bedroom
$1,725
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,322
1052 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,529
1315 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 01:44 PM
Cameron Square offers the latest features and amenities where you will able to experience type highest levels of quality and luxury.
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25 Units Available
Parkstone Alexandria
3001 Park Center Dr
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,250
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
1185 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 22 at 01:44 PM
Beautiful apartments feature granite counters, hardwood floors and an elegant courtyard. Stay active with tennis courts, gym and a pool. Easy access to I-395 and close proximity to upscale shopping and high-end dining.
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10 Units Available
The Bradley Braddock Road Station
1260 Braddock Pl
Alexandria, VA | Braddock Road Metro
Studio
$1,645
555 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,600
734 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 22 at 01:44 PM
Gorgeous, open floor plan units featuring luxurious granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and hardwood flooring. Community welcomes pets and offers 24-hour maintenance, pool, gym and a business center.
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258 Units Available
The Foundry
2470 Mandeville Lane
Alexandria, VA | Vickery
Studio
$1,700
582 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,715
711 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,675
1040 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 01:44 PM
Welcome to a place where progress meets preservation, where history and modernity intersect to create a place all your own. Welcome to The Foundry.
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27 Units Available
800 Carlyle
800 John Carlyle St
Alexandria, VA | Eisenhower East - Carlyle District
Studio
$1,675
562 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,653
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,017
1075 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 01:44 PM
Located just off the Beltway for convenient access to D.C. Unique, contemporary apartment homes equipped with hardwood floors and granite countertops. Community includes amenities such as a coffee bar, pool and business center for professionals.
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26 Units Available
Henley at Kingstowne
7150 Rock Ridge Ln
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,611
782 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,572
980 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,399
1280 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 01:44 PM
Located in the historic section of Alexandria, these beautiful 1-2 bedroom apartments are surrounded by gorgeous landscaping. The property features a pool, tennis courts and a completely equipped fitness center to enjoy.
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9 Units Available
The Summit Apartments
260 S Reynolds St
Alexandria, VA | London Park Apartments
1 Bedroom
$1,485
949 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,955
1226 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,330
1647 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 01:43 PM
Recently renovated apartments featuring stunning wrap-around balconies, cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances. There's an internet cafe and a new fitness center to enjoy. Conveniently located just four minutes from the Old Town Waterfront.
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129 Units Available
Mount Vernon Square
2722 Arlington Dr
Alexandria, VA | Hybla Valley
1 Bedroom
$1,225
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,415
870 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,885
1155 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 01:43 PM
Peaceful neighborhood located near North Hill Park and Hybla Valley Park. Sleek, spacious units, some fully furnished for convenience. Huge community gym, pool and playground, as well as a childcare center for working professionals.
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7 Units Available
Brookville Townhomes
5402 Taney Ave
Alexandria, VA | Brookville - Seminary Valley
2 Bedrooms
$1,905
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,915
900 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 01:43 PM
Quiet townhome community with easy access to I-395. Gorgeous hardwood flooring in each unit, granite countertops and convenient in-unit laundry. 24-hour maintenance is provided, and pets are welcome.
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39 Units Available
Seminary Towers Apartments
4701 Kenmore Ave
Alexandria, VA
Studio
$1,160
519 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,300
791 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,620
1061 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 01:43 PM
Recently renovated high-rise apartments miles from Washington, DC. Pet-friendly and spacious, with 22 floor plans. Private balcony/patio, walk-in closets and extra storage. Includes community pool, club room and two fitness centers.
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4 Units Available
New Brookside Apartments
601 Four Mile Rd
Alexandria, VA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,565
646 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,140
977 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 01:43 PM
Discover what makes us the best! Take a bike ride through Crystal City, grab a bite to eat in Del Ray, go shopping in Old Towne or explore Washington, DC.
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10 Units Available
Key Towers Apartments
6060 Tower Ct
Alexandria, VA | London Park Apartments
Studio
$1,099
733 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,325
969 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
1085 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 01:43 PM
High-rise living, minutes from downtown Alexandria and Washington, DC. Pet-friendly and smoke-free, with spacious rooms and bay windows. Luxury penthouses available. Kitchen appliances, hardwood floors and 24-hour gym and laundry.
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22 Units Available
Bridgeyard
1204 S Washington St
Alexandria, VA | Old Town
Studio
$1,093
413 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,320
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,810
895 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 01:43 PM
This luxurious community offers homes with nine-foot ceilings, walk-in closets, natural hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. River views. On-site fitness center, pool and waterfront picnic area.
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19 Units Available
Gables Old Town North
525 Montgomery Street
Alexandria, VA | Old Town North
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,183
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,451
1183 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 01:43 PM
Gables Old Town North embraces its historic setting and the community has become a choice for refined living.
Verified
27 Units Available
The Mark
100 S Reynolds St
Alexandria, VA
Studio
$1,120
593 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,283
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,588
892 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 01:43 PM
Newly renovated, pet-friendly Alexandria community. Spacious apartments with hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. Offers trash valet, shuffleboard, pool table, game room and Internet access.
Verified
18 Units Available
Bennington Crossings
441 N Armistead St
Alexandria, VA | Larchmont Village Apartments West
1 Bedroom
$1,260
806 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
970 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,980
1134 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 01:43 PM
Newly renovated, pet-friendly Alexandria apartment community. Near local farmers' markets and community gardens. Includes kitchen appliances, A/C and walk-in closets. Community gym and swimming pool. On-site parking for residents.
Verified
12 Units Available
Station 650
650 Potomac Avenue
Alexandria, VA | Potomac Yard - Potomac Greens
1 Bedroom
$1,569
786 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,338
1110 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 22 at 01:43 PM
Located in the beautiful new Potomac Yard neighborhood, the apartments feature modern, upscale designs in luxury living. Amenities include pet grooming services and a clubhouse. Conveniently located five minutes from Washington, D.C.

Median Rent in Alexandria

Last updated Dec. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Alexandria is $1,542, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,886.
Studio
$1,215
1 Bed
$1,542
2 Beds
$1,886
3+ Beds
$2,207
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How much is rent in Alexandria?
In Alexandria, the median rent is $1,215 for a studio, $1,542 for a 1-bedroom, $1,886 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,207 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Alexandria, check out our monthly Alexandria Rent Report.
How much is rent in Alexandria?
In Alexandria, the median rent is $1,215 for a studio, $1,542 for a 1-bedroom, $1,886 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,207 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Alexandria, check out our monthly Alexandria Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Alexandria?
You can filter cheap apartments in Alexandria by price: under $1,600, under $1,400, under $1,300, under $1,100, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Alexandria?
You can filter cheap apartments in Alexandria by price: under $1,600, under $1,400, under $1,300, under $1,100, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Alexandria?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Alexandria apartments that allow pets.
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How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Alexandria 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 Alexandria 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 Alexandria?
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 Alexandria.
How much should I pay for rent in Alexandria?
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How can I find off-campus housing in Alexandria?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Alexandria. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of the District of Columbia, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, and Trinity Washington University.
How can I find off-campus housing in Alexandria?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Alexandria. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of the District of Columbia, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, and Trinity Washington University.

Median Rent in Alexandria

Last updated Dec. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Alexandria is $1,542, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,886.
Studio
$1,215
1 Bed
$1,542
2 Beds
$1,886
3+ Beds
$2,207

City Guide

Alexandria
Having trouble with Craigslist Alexandria? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!
Having trouble with Craigslist Alexandria? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!
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.
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.
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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.

An Overview of Alexandria Living
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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.

Utilities and Other Expenses
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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 Hoods
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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!

The Issue of Getting Around
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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!

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Having trouble with Craigslist Alexandria? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!
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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.
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.
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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.

An Overview of Alexandria Living
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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.

Utilities and Other Expenses
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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 Hoods
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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!

The Issue of Getting Around
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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!

Rent Report
Alexandria

January 2021 Alexandria Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2021 Alexandria Rent Report. Alexandria rents declined 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 decline sharply over the past month

Alexandria rents have declined 0.9% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 6.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Alexandria stand at $1,543 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,887 for a two-bedroom. This is the ninth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Alexandria's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -4.5%, as well as the national average of -1.5%.

    Rents falling across the DC Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Alexandria 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 14.4% 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 $1,569.
    • Frederick has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 7.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,614, while one-bedrooms go for $1,337.
    • Arlington has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,032; rents went down 2.4% over the past month and 13.7% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Alexandria

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

    • Virginia as a whole has logged -4.5% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents sharply on the rise. For example, rents have grown by 7.4% in Virginia Beach and 3.8% in Norfolk.
    • Alexandria's median two-bedroom rent of $1,887 is above the national average of $1,090. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 6.7% decline in Alexandria.
    • While rents in Alexandria fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-27.0%), New York (-21.7%), and Boston (-20.4%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Alexandria than most large cities. For example, Norfolk has a median 2BR rent of $1,113, where Alexandria 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
    $1,550
    $1,570
    -2%
    -14.4%
    Arlington
    $1,680
    $2,030
    -2.4%
    -13.7%
    Alexandria
    $1,540
    $1,890
    -0.9%
    -6.7%
    Germantown
    $1,490
    $1,830
    -0.7%
    2.1%
    Silver Spring
    $1,460
    $1,680
    -0.2%
    -7.5%
    Centreville
    $1,670
    $1,820
    -0.3%
    -4%
    Frederick
    $1,340
    $1,610
    0.3%
    7.3%
    Rockville
    $1,580
    $1,970
    -1.8%
    -6.2%
    Bethesda
    $1,640
    $2,010
    -2.9%
    -8.5%
    Gaithersburg
    $1,440
    $1,830
    -0.9%
    -0.6%
    Reston
    $1,530
    $1,700
    -1.9%
    -9.9%
    Ashburn
    $1,550
    $1,790
    -1.5%
    0.2%
    Annandale
    $1,440
    $1,720
    -0.4%
    -6.5%
    Suitland
    $1,230
    $1,380
    0.7%
    2.2%
    Laurel
    $1,390
    $1,650
    -0.7%
    4.1%
    Fredericksburg
    $1,140
    $1,360
    0.9%
    7%
    Herndon
    $1,450
    $1,810
    -1%
    -5.1%
    Fairfax
    $1,460
    $1,720
    -0.8%
    -7.7%
    Hyattsville
    $1,180
    $1,500
    -0.2%
    2.4%
    Falls Church
    $1,610
    $2,160
    -1.8%
    -10.6%
    Chevy Chase
    $1,540
    $1,770
    -0.3%
    -15.8%
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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.

    Read More

    January 2021 Alexandria Rent Report

    Welcome to the January 2021 Alexandria Rent Report. Alexandria rents declined 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.

    View full Rent Report

    January 2021 Alexandria Rent Report

    Welcome to the January 2021 Alexandria Rent Report. Alexandria rents declined 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 decline sharply over the past month

    Alexandria rents have declined 0.9% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 6.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Alexandria stand at $1,543 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,887 for a two-bedroom. This is the ninth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Alexandria's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -4.5%, as well as the national average of -1.5%.

      Rents falling across the DC Metro

      Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Alexandria 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 14.4% 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 $1,569.
      • Frederick has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 7.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,614, while one-bedrooms go for $1,337.
      • Arlington has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,032; rents went down 2.4% over the past month and 13.7% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Alexandria

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

      • Virginia as a whole has logged -4.5% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents sharply on the rise. For example, rents have grown by 7.4% in Virginia Beach and 3.8% in Norfolk.
      • Alexandria's median two-bedroom rent of $1,887 is above the national average of $1,090. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 6.7% decline in Alexandria.
      • While rents in Alexandria fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-27.0%), New York (-21.7%), and Boston (-20.4%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Alexandria than most large cities. For example, Norfolk has a median 2BR rent of $1,113, where Alexandria 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
      $1,550
      $1,570
      -2%
      -14.4%
      Arlington
      $1,680
      $2,030
      -2.4%
      -13.7%
      Alexandria
      $1,540
      $1,890
      -0.9%
      -6.7%
      Germantown
      $1,490
      $1,830
      -0.7%
      2.1%
      Silver Spring
      $1,460
      $1,680
      -0.2%
      -7.5%
      Centreville
      $1,670
      $1,820
      -0.3%
      -4%
      Frederick
      $1,340
      $1,610
      0.3%
      7.3%
      Rockville
      $1,580
      $1,970
      -1.8%
      -6.2%
      Bethesda
      $1,640
      $2,010
      -2.9%
      -8.5%
      Gaithersburg
      $1,440
      $1,830
      -0.9%
      -0.6%
      Reston
      $1,530
      $1,700
      -1.9%
      -9.9%
      Ashburn
      $1,550
      $1,790
      -1.5%
      0.2%
      Annandale
      $1,440
      $1,720
      -0.4%
      -6.5%
      Suitland
      $1,230
      $1,380
      0.7%
      2.2%
      Laurel
      $1,390
      $1,650
      -0.7%
      4.1%
      Fredericksburg
      $1,140
      $1,360
      0.9%
      7%
      Herndon
      $1,450
      $1,810
      -1%
      -5.1%
      Fairfax
      $1,460
      $1,720
      -0.8%
      -7.7%
      Hyattsville
      $1,180
      $1,500
      -0.2%
      2.4%
      Falls Church
      $1,610
      $2,160
      -1.8%
      -10.6%
      Chevy Chase
      $1,540
      $1,770
      -0.3%
      -15.8%
      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.

      Alexandria Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Alexandria ranks on:

      A
      Overall satisfaction
      A
      Safety and crime rate
      A
      Jobs and career opportunities
      C
      Recreational activities
      C+
      Affordability
      A-
      Quality of schools
      B-
      Social Life
      B
      Weather
      C+
      Commute time
      B
      State and local taxes
      A
      Public transit
      A+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Alexandria’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Alexandria renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Alexandria, some aspects can be better."

      Key Findings in Alexandria include the following:

      • Alexandria renters gave their city an A overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Alexandria were pet-friendliness (A+), public transit (A), jobs and career opportunities (A) and safety and low crime (A).
      • The areas of concern to Alexandria renters are recreational activities (C), affordability (C+) and commute time (C+).
      • Alexandria millennials are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of A.
      • Alexandria earned similar scores compared to other nearby cities like Washington, DC (A-), Arlington (A) and Silver Spring (A).
      • Alexandria did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Atlanta (B) and Miami (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Alexandria’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Alexandria renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartmen...

      View full Alexandria Renter Survey

      Here’s how Alexandria ranks on:

      A
      Overall satisfaction
      A
      Safety and crime rate
      A
      Jobs and career opportunities
      C
      Recreational activities
      C+
      Affordability
      A-
      Quality of schools
      B-
      Social Life
      B
      Weather
      C+
      Commute time
      B
      State and local taxes
      A
      Public transit
      A+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Alexandria’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Alexandria renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Alexandria, some aspects can be better."

      Key Findings in Alexandria include the following:

      • Alexandria renters gave their city an A overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Alexandria were pet-friendliness (A+), public transit (A), jobs and career opportunities (A) and safety and low crime (A).
      • The areas of concern to Alexandria renters are recreational activities (C), affordability (C+) and commute time (C+).
      • Alexandria millennials are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of A.
      • Alexandria earned similar scores compared to other nearby cities like Washington, DC (A-), Arlington (A) and Silver Spring (A).
      • Alexandria did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Atlanta (B) and Miami (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.