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7 Units Available
Park Vue of Alexandria
511 Four Mile Rd
Alexandria, VA
Studio
$1,259
465 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,535
782 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,680
1005 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 07:05 AM
Situated off of Mt. Vernon Avenue, within walking distance of Four Mile Run Trail. Pet-friendly community offers a gym and concierge service, and units feature hardwood flooring, patio/balcony and scenic city views.
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51 Units Available
The Thornton
1199 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA | Southwest Quadrant
Studio
$1,736
518 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,696
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,447
1035 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 06:29 AM
Deluxe apartment homes feature appliances, granite counters and patio/balcony. Community amenities include pool, courtyard and fitness center. Located near downtown shopping, dining and entertainment. Close to the Potomac River and Jones Point Park.
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20 Units Available
Carlyle Mill
2201 Mill Rd
Alexandria, VA | Eisenhower East - Carlyle District
1 Bedroom
$1,495
891 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,107
1113 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,299
1461 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 05:45 AM
Spacious apartments offer fireplaces, kitchen islands and lofts with iron spiral staircases. Grounds feature swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, game room, theater room and 24-hour fitness center. Conveniently located minutes from I-95 and I-495.
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2 Units Available
The Mill
515 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA | Old Town
Studio
$1,900
469 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 23 at 06:25 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Mill in Alexandria. View photos, descriptions and more!
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22 Units Available
The Encore
2215 N Pickett St
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,420
777 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,665
996 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,235
1160 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 06:15 AM
One-, two- and three-bedroom homes with expansive floor plans, patios and sunrooms. Located close to the Pentagon City Metro Station and 5 miles to DC via I-395.
Verified
7 Units Available
Gardens at Del Ray II
2 E Cliff Street
Alexandria, VA | Del Ray
1 Bedroom
$1,500
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,499
832 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 06:15 AM
The community's grand colonial-style buildings are situated amongst 19th and 20th-century bungalows in the coveted Del Ray neighborhood. We are only minutes from Downtown DC, Arlington, and many world-class museums that should not be missed.
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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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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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85 Units Available
Monticello at Southern Towers
5055 Seminary Rd
Alexandria, VA
Studio
$1,115
435 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,313
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,947
1001 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 06:35 AM
Welcome to The Monticello at Southern Towers Apartments in Alexandria, VA! Just off of I-395, Southern Towers is conveniently located across the street from the Mark Center Transit Station.
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28 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 23 at 04:47 AM
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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55 Units Available
Foxchase Apartments
766 North Howard St
Alexandria, VA | Foxchase Apartments
1 Bedroom
$1,175
520 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,803
1115 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 03:14 PM
Cozy, tree-studded grounds make Foxchase a woodland paradise just outside of D.C. Units feature hardwood floors and patios or balconies, with some updated units boasting fully revamped kitchens.
Verified
20 Units Available
Eaton Square at Arlington Ridge
801 Four Mile Rd
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,312
626 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,688
830 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 06:35 AM
Near Crystal City shopping and conveniently located close to Reagan National Airport. Pet-friendly apartments offer a pool, internet cafe and a coffee bar. Recent renovated units include hardwood floors and granite counters.
1 Unit Available
814 S. Patrick St. #5
814 South Patrick Street
Alexandria, VA | Southwest Quadrant
1 Bedroom
$1,350
500 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 11:08 AM
Basement apartment 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom basement unit No dogs. Cats okay Non smoking building Rental Insurance is required Washer and dryer in unit Rent includes water, sewer & trash removal. Tenant pays an extra $45.00 a month for electricity.
1 Unit Available
910 S. Patrick St. #4
910 South Patrick Street
Alexandria, VA | Southwest Quadrant
1 Bedroom
$1,450
500 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 11:08 AM
A one bedroom second floor apartment in a garden style apartment building. No dogs. Cats okay Non smoking building Rental Insurance is required Washer and dryer on site Free WiFi Ceiling fans Rent includes water, trash & sewer.
1 Unit Available
420 Earl Street
420 Earl Street
Alexandria, VA | Braddock Road Metro
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
1235 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 11:08 AM
This one feels like home! Spacious & bright End Unit Townhouse offers beautiful hardwood floors, generous crown moldings, and a newly updated kitchen.
1 Unit Available
157 Normandy Hill Drive
157 Normandy Hill Drive
Alexandria, VA
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1000 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 11:08 AM
TH WD Large two bedroom townhouse apartment in sought after Normandy Hill Apartments! This 2 bedroom will not last long. All utilities included except electric.
1 Unit Available
168 Normandy Hill Drive
168 Normandy Hill Drive
Alexandria, VA
2 Bedrooms
$1,630
1000 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 11:08 AM
Large two bedroom townhouse apartment in sought after Normandy Hill Apartments! This 2 bedroom will not last long. All utilities included except electric.
1 Unit Available
3215 VALLEY DRIVE
3215 Valley Drive
Alexandria, VA
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
958 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 11:07 AM
Gorgeously maintained 2BR/1BA Madison model in the heart of Parkfairfax. Plenty of on street parking. We are located between two buildings and basically in the treetops with the beautiful bay windows. Most units do not have bay windows.
1 Unit Available
205 YOAKUM PARKWAY
205 Yoakum Pkwy
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,850
964 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 23 at 11:07 AM
Large One Bedroom plus Den ( maybe used as a second Bdrm) Mater Bath +Powder Rm. Large Balcony, Mirrored Walls Stainless Steel Appliances,Shaker Cabinets, Granite Counter tops, Ceramic tiles. Extra Storage area. Free Shuttle to metro.
1 Unit Available
428 N ARMISTEAD STREET
428 North Armistead Street
Alexandria, VA
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
868 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 11:07 AM
Rent Includes all utilities. Conveniently located next to Washington DC, Landmark Square shopping, bus routes, airport. Extra Storage in basement and common area laundry room.
1 Unit Available
1725 PRESTON ROAD
1725 Preston Road
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,500
780 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 11:07 AM
Cozy and comfortable 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath condo located in picturesque Parkfairfax. Fresh paint, newer windows, beautiful parquet floor. Foyer has a coat closet, spacious Living Room with plenty of natural light, separate dining room with ceiling fan.
1 Unit Available
814 RIVERGATE PLACE
814 Rivergate Place
Alexandria, VA | Old Town North
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$4,980
2898 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 11:07 AM
Prime old town location for this beautiful 4 level townhouse adjacent to river and walking distance to Old Town attractions. Crown molding and window railing with hardwood floors on main level and stairs.
1 Unit Available
1608 W ABINGDON DRIVE
1608 West Abingdon Drive
Alexandria, VA | Northeast Alexandria
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,925
819 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 11:07 AM
Excellent 2 bedroom unit on the second floor, updated kitchen with SS appliances, granite countertops, washer and dryer in the unit, built-ins, crown molding, hardwood floors, seeks great new tenant.
1 Unit Available
6301 STEVENSON AVENUE
6301 Stevenson Avenue
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,775
1095 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 11:07 AM
Location Location Location! This wonderful and spacious 2 Bedroom 2 Bath condo is spacious and convenient! Newer kitchen cabinets, flooring & granite counters, freshly painted, brand new carpets, huge windows with a great view, and a washer/dryer in

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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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%
    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.

    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.