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38 Units Available
Town Square at Mark Center
1459 N Beauregard St
Alexandria, VA | Larchmont Village Apartments West
1 Bedroom
$1,406
797 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,755
1092 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,449
1257 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 05:45 AM
Take your pick of an apartment home, townhome or manor home with a cozy, colonial feel. Situated right next to Winkler Botanical Preserve for outdoor relaxation. Community offers a pool, playground, dog park and gym.
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9 Units Available
Arrive 2801
2801 Park Center Dr
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,639
938 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,579
1309 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 23 at 06:36 AM
Gorgeous apartments with modern decor are within minutes of Old Town Alexandria. Residents can enjoy a game room, media room and a pool. The property offers fireplaces, and a garage and extra storage are available.
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8 Units Available
Curve 6100
6100 Lincolnia Rd
Alexandria, VA | Lincolnia
1 Bedroom
$1,821
803 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,920
1124 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 04:46 AM
Modern-aesthetic units with granite countertops, in-unit laundry, garages, and a putting green and pool on the grounds. Pet-friendly community conveniently located near Turkeycock Run Stream Valley Park.
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31 Units Available
Reserve at Potomac Yard
3700 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Alexandria, VA | Del Ray
1 Bedroom
$1,572
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,090
1147 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 05:45 AM
The Reserve at Potomac Yard is the perfect home for the DC commuter, as it's just five minutes away from the heart of the city.
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12 Units Available
Station 650
650 Potomac Avenue
Alexandria, VA | Potomac Yard - Potomac Greens
1 Bedroom
$1,569
786 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,343
1110 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 23 at 04:46 AM
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.
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18 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 23 at 04:46 AM
Gables Old Town North embraces its historic setting and the community has become a choice for refined living.
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23 Units Available
Park Place at Van Dorn
6001 Archstone Way
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,748
843 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,148
1207 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,448
1389 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 06:31 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Park Place at Van Dorn in Alexandria. View photos, descriptions and more!
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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 23 at 04:47 AM
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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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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11 Units Available
Haven Mt. Vernon
5401 Claymont Dr
Alexandria, VA | Mount Vernon
1 Bedroom
$1,470
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,610
956 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 04:46 AM
Need a gorgeous apartment with lots of square footage, a gorgeous pool, plenty of light, and steps away from the heart of DC? Look no further than Sacramento Square!
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10 Units Available
Kings Gardens
6300 S Kings Hwy
Alexandria, VA | Groveton
1 Bedroom
$1,447
815 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1090 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 23 at 04:46 AM
Located between Highways 633 and 611. Homes have a breakfast bar, a patio or balcony and eat-in kitchens. Amenities include a pool, a playground and a picnic area.
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10 Units Available
Broadstone Van Dorn
420 N Van Dorn St
Alexandria, VA
Studio
$1,000
340 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,210
729 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 04:46 AM
This modern community is minutes from the area's shops and dining. Located in historic Old Town Alexandria. On-site amenities include a fitness center, clothes care center, full concierge services and a yoga room. Pet-friendly.
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31 Units Available
The Aspen
3201 Landover Street
Alexandria, VA | Del Ray
Studio
$1,154
650 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,480
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,564
980 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 04:46 AM
Sunlit apartments with great views of DC, floor to ceiling windows, walk-in closets and upgraded bathrooms. The community has a sparkling swimming pool, fitness center and saunas, and a business center.
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17 Units Available
Mason Hall
1420 W Abingdon Dr
Alexandria, VA | Northeast Alexandria
Studio
$1,195
407 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,455
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,773
955 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 04:46 AM
In Old Town, near Potomac River trails. Public transportation steps away. Recently renovated, hardwood floors, kitchen appliances and walk-in closets. Pet-friendly community. On-site laundry, BBQ grills, bike storage, elevator access.
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12 Units Available
Rose Hill of Alexandria
6198 Rose Hill Drive
Alexandria, VA | Rose Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,409
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,679
923 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 23 at 04:45 AM
Northern Virginia luxury apartments situated on 10 lush acres. Conveniently located within walking distance of schools, fine dining and premier shopping. 24-hour maintenance. Pool and gym. Recently renovated pet-friendly units.
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6 Units Available
Landmark Ridge
6161 Edsall Rd
Alexandria, VA | London Park Apartments
1 Bedroom
$1,595
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,860
1040 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 04:46 AM
Close to the Van Dorn Metrorail. Beautiful apartments with balconies, carpeting, large windows and lots of storage space. Available furnished. On-site fitness center, pool and community room. Covered parking provided.
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21 Units Available
The Asher
620 N Fayette St
Alexandria, VA | Braddock Road Metro
Studio
$1,570
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,601
759 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,189
1044 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 04:46 AM
Uber trendy apartment homes within walking distance to the Potomac River. Community has underground parking, bike racks, and electric car charging stations. Spacious apartments with gourmet kitchens and energy efficient private laundry.
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1 Unit Available
The Arbors on Duke
5250 Duke St
Alexandria, VA | London Park Apartments
1 Bedroom
$1,642
734 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 23 at 07:05 AM
Easy access to 1-395 and I-495. Tree-lined courtyard, beautiful landscaping and architecture, and on-site pool. Comes with 24-hour fitness center and coffee bar. Updated interiors. Cat-friendly. Garage parking and car care center.
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15 Units Available
The Alexander
4390 King St
Alexandria, VA
Studio
$1,535
614 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,545
777 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,140
1223 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 07:06 AM
Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with spacious floor plans, modern kitchens, and granite counters. Enjoy pool, clubhouse, fitness center, underground parking, and pet-friendly community. Access to Metro and door-to-door shuttle to Pentagon City.
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42 Units Available
The Denizen
2827 Telek Place Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
Studio
$1,655
588 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,935
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,545
1114 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 07:05 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Denizen in Alexandria. View photos, descriptions and more!
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28 Units Available
Cameron Court
2700 Williamsburg St
Alexandria, VA | Eisenhower Avenue-Eisenhower West
1 Bedroom
$1,550
818 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
1219 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 07:06 AM
Gated apartment/townhome community with garages. Bordering Old Town. Recently renovated with hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry and alarm system. Pet-friendly, elevators, valet service, pool, gym.
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22 Units Available
Assembly Alexandria
205 Century Pl
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,407
727 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,020
1151 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 07:05 AM
Deluxe garden-style apartment community with the top-notch amenities of a high-rise. Granite counters, fireplace, walk-in closet, patio/balcony. Conveniently located near Landmark Mall, Shirley Hwy and Holmes Run Park Trail. 24-hour gym, pool.
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13 Units Available
Del Ray Central
3051 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA | Del Ray
Studio
$1,643
564 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,457
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 23 at 07:05 AM
Del Ray Central is one of the most in-demand apartment communities for young people. It comes complete with all the luxury amenities you could ever want!
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1 Unit Available
Gardens at Del Ray
4 E Cliff St
Alexandria, VA | Del Ray
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,100
960 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 06:18 AM
Exquisite, colonial-style apartments are only walking distance from the Mount Vernon Avenue shops. The property offers peaceful gardenscapes, gourmet kitchens and individually controlled central air. They feature in-unit laundry and are pet friendly.

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.
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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.
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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
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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!

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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.