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545 BRADDOCK ROAD
545 East Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA | Braddock Road Metro
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,450
925 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
LEASING INCENTIVE OF ONE MONTHS RENT FOR QUICK MOVE IN. THAT'S RIGHT! ONE MONTH RENT CREDIT. Directly across from BRADDOCK METRO. Minutes to the new HQ2. Fabulous rental with city views in highly desired COLECROFT STATION. THISCLOSE to EVERYTHING.
1 Unit Available
926 SECOND STREET
926 Second Street
Alexandria, VA | Northeast Alexandria
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
1200 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
Great location in the heart of Westover! Three bedroom end unit townhome with two fireplaces and hardwood floors throughout. Walking distance to Braddock metro station, stores, restaurants and more.
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 22 at 10:33 PM
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
1 Unit Available
530 WEST STREET N
530 N West St
Alexandria, VA | Braddock Road Metro
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
1225 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
ONE MONTH FREE RENT FOR QUICK MOVE IN! Awesome 3BR/2BA 4 level End townhouse in popular COLECROFT. ONE BLOCK TO BRADDOCK METRO and thisclose to all the cool new stuff in Old Town West. Fabulous kitchen with granite and stainless steel.
1 Unit Available
4551 STRUTFIELD LANE
4551 Strutfield Lane
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,000
920 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
Gorgeous 2BD/2BA fully-upgraded top floor condo home w/ high vaulted ceilings & great natural light, covered pvt. balcony TWO-car garage PKG! Gorgeous Kitchen & Baths w/ granite, S/S & maple cabinets.
1 Unit Available
3336 MARTHA CUSTIS DRIVE
3336 Martha Custis Drive
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,695
780 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
Lovely Courtyard Setting. Oodles of natural light in this spacious, 780 sq.ft. 1 bedroom Garfield model.Sparkling refinished hardwoods. New tastefully renovated kitchen. Updated bath. New stacked washer/dryer.
1 Unit Available
1525 ORONOCO STREET
1525 Oronoco Street
Alexandria, VA | Braddock Road Metro
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
1225 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
ONE MONTH FREE RENT FOR QUICK MOVE IN!. THAT'S RIGHT! ONE MONTH RENT CREDIT. Super stylish all brick townhouse in the popular Colecroft community. 2 generous bedrooms PLUS private master occupying its own floor with en suite bath.
1 Unit Available
105 SOMERVELLE STREET
105 Somerville Street
Alexandria, VA | Cameron Station
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
1860 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
Beautifully upgraded Mt. Vernon model located across the street from Brenman Park. Hardwoods on main level and carpets in bedrooms. Two gas fireplaces, kitchen with granite countertops and top of the line stainless steel appliances.
1 Unit Available
542 COLECROFT COURT
542 Colecroft Court
Alexandria, VA | Braddock Road Metro
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
1225 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
ONE MONTH FREE RENT FOR QUICK MOVE IN! THAT'S RIGHT! ONE MONTH RENT CREDIT. PRIVACY ABOUNDS even in a townhouse community! This "Secluded" end unit is at the end of a quiet tree lined courtyard in highly sought after COLECROFT.
1 Unit Available
801 N PITT STREET
801 North Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA | Old Town North
Studio
$1,350
380 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
Charming Studio in the heart of Old Town. Million dollar view of the Potomac River. Roof Top Deck is unparalleled with sweeping views of DC, National Harbor and Alexandria.
1 Unit Available
3521 MARTHA CUSTIS DRIVE
3521 Martha Custis Drive
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,795
750 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
Welcome to the patio space of your dreams! One big bedroom. Everything has been done. Sparkling refinished hardwoods. New kitchen with all new appliances and sleek silestone counter- tops. New bath with handsome tile work and thoughtful touches.
1 Unit Available
434 N ARMISTEAD STREET
434 North Armistead Street
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,775
868 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
Great condo with a private entrance from the back, Eat-in kitchen. Spacious Master bedroom with Walk-in Closet.Convenient location. Pet Case By Case, Additional deposit $350 per pet.Additional pet rent $30 per /month. 1st floor, Open floor plan.
1 Unit Available
3200 RUSSELL ROAD
3200 Russell Road
Alexandria, VA | Beverly Hills
3 Bedrooms
$4,100
2396 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
Please schedule showing online with Showing Time . Please follow COVID protocol. Please come prepared with masks. No more than 3 people on the home at one time. Try not to touch anything without gloves or wipes.
1 Unit Available
3200 S 28TH STREET
3200 South 28th Street
Alexandria, VA | Boiling Brook
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
930 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
Agents... please follow all COVID-19 INSTRUCTION... masks, are required...shoe covers and gloves (provided) please take gloves with you and discard... Thank you for showing... Also for sale MLS #VAAX251288
1 Unit Available
9 AUBURN COURT
9 Auburn Court
Alexandria, VA | Del Ray
1 Bedroom
$1,600
600 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
A true gem in sought after Auburn Village in Del Ray. This updated ground level opportunity offers 1 bedroom/1 full bathroom and a private rear door leading to it's own patio space.
1 Unit Available
253 S PICKETT STREET
253 South Pickett Street
Alexandria, VA
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
1152 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
Beautiful freshly painted light and bright 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in the desirable Hillwood community of Alexandria! Updated kitchen with granite counters.
1 Unit Available
401 N ARMISTEAD STREET
401 North Armistead Street
Alexandria, VA
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
942 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
Few miles away from new headquarters of Amazon. Location, Location. Location!!! ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED IN RENT! Don't miss out the best corner unit on the 5th floor of a secure building.
1 Unit Available
307 YOAKUM PARKWAY
307 Yoakum Pkwy
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,150
1187 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
Welcome to one of the most sought after, award winning condominium communities in the Washington Metropolitan Area known as Watergate at Landmark where a Tenant can be treated like an Owner.
1 Unit Available
1218 N CHAMBLISS
1218 North Chambliss Street
Alexandria, VA
Studio
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3 Bedrooms
$3,100
2160 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
BEAUTIFUL 3BR, 2 BATH DETACHED HOUSE (SPLIT LEVEL) WITH LARGE PRIVATE AND FENCED BACK YARD. SHED AND BARBECUE PIT. AVAIL 1 FEB 2021. TENANT OCCUPIED TILL 31 JAN 2021.
1 Unit Available
1441 N VAN DORN STREET
1441 North Van Dorn Street
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,725
1070 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
Well maintained huge one bed, one bath condo in commuter friendly location. Updated with fresh paint throughout, luxury vinyl floors in living, dining and kitchen.
1 Unit Available
1651 MOUNT EAGLE PLACE
1651 Mount Eagle Place
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,750
805 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
Beautifully Upgraded Floors and Windows. Granite Countertops in Kitchen. Upgraded Full Bathroom. Washer /Dryer in Unit. Custom Storage shelving in Closets. Additional Storage space in Attic. Backs to Courtyard on a quiet road. Vacant, Go and Show!
1 Unit Available
619 S COLUMBUS STREET
619 South Columbus Street
Alexandria, VA | Southwest Quadrant
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
1155 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
Well maintained Three Level Townhouse in the heart of the Arch Hall community in the City of Alexandria. First Level has Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Elegant Family Room with wood burning fireplace.
1 Unit Available
1114 PRINCE STREET
1114 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA | Old Town
3 Bedrooms
$3,250
1704 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
THIS CHARMING HISTORIC FOUR LEVEL TOWNHOME FEATURES ORIGINAL PINE FLOORS, FOUR WOOD BURNING FIREPLACES, PLUS SUNDECK OVERLOOKING DELIGHTFUL GARDEN. THIS HOME IS ONLY FIVE BLOCKS TO KING STREET METRO AND TONS OF SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS.
1 Unit Available
4850 EISENHOWER AVENUE
4850 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,100
1015 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 10:33 PM
Spacious two master suite features high ceilings, a gas fireplace.

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.
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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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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.
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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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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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Having trouble with Craigslist Alexandria? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!
So you’ve set your sights on Alexandria, Virginia. Here, you’re bound to get an eyeful of beautiful parks and historic architecture. Alexandria celebrated its 250th anniversary in 1999. Nowadays, it’s a relaxed suburb. Just a quick metro ride from D.C. You can expect to find high-quality rentals, and a lively, historic downtown. Let’s get started and see what we can find to kick off your hunt.
So you’ve set your sights on Alexandria, Virginia. Here, you’re bound to get an eyeful of beautiful parks and historic architecture. Alexandria celebrated its 250th anniversary in 1999. Nowadays, it’s a relaxed suburb. Just a quick metro ride from D.C. You can expect to find high-quality rentals, and a lively, historic downtown. Let’s get started and see what we can find to kick off your hunt.
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An Overview of Alexandria Living

Alexandria has a high population of renters, so finding your place won’t be too difficult. The most common types of rental housing you’re likely to find are large high-rise apartments and town houses, many of which are newly built or in vintage buildings that have been heavily renovated. These places are pristine and condo-like, with nice kitchens, new appliances, and luxury unit or building amenities thrown in. Units are likely to have central heat and air, and most have a washer and dryer in the unit or have laundry facilities on site. Most places here are equipped for living and entertaining.

An Overview of Alexandria Living
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Alexandria has a high population of renters, so finding your place won’t be too difficult. The most common types of rental housing you’re likely to find are large high-rise apartments and town houses, many of which are newly built or in vintage buildings that have been heavily renovated. These places are pristine and condo-like, with nice kitchens, new appliances, and luxury unit or building amenities thrown in. Units are likely to have central heat and air, and most have a washer and dryer in the unit or have laundry facilities on site. Most places here are equipped for living and entertaining.

Utilities and Other Expenses

Because so many of Alexandria’s dwellings are more luxurious and updated, it’s a bit more unusual to find all or any utilities included in your rent, especially in new places and townhouses. Be forewarned that deposits here are usually the standard same-as-first-months’-rent. What we mean is you might want to plan ahead when looking.

Utilities and Other Expenses
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Because so many of Alexandria’s dwellings are more luxurious and updated, it’s a bit more unusual to find all or any utilities included in your rent, especially in new places and townhouses. Be forewarned that deposits here are usually the standard same-as-first-months’-rent. What we mean is you might want to plan ahead when looking.

The Hoods

On the whole, Alexandria is considered a place for D.C.-dwelling folk who need a little more space, and a relaxed atmosphere. Alexandria’s neighborhoods are all pretty different, and worth looking into when searching for your perfect pad. Let’s take a look at a couple of the well-known neighborhoods.

Old Town: This is the historic downtown area, which sits along the Potomac River. The main attractions for tourism are here, as well as a lot of local shopping, art galleries, antique stores, bars and restaurants, and many small parks. Two big pros for living here, apart from being at the center of everything, are its walkability and beautiful historic look.

Rosemont: One of Alexandria’s oldest residential neighborhoods, large parts of Rosemont are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Here you’ll find more old, historic architecture and mostly single-family homes. This area is close in proximity to Old Town and the King Street Metro station, meaning it’s easily accessible, and is also close by the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

Del Ray: Del Ray is sort of a blanket term used for many small communities on the north side of Alexandria, including the actual Del Ray neighborhood. This part of the city contains the Potomac Yard Shopping Center, a large, popular mall. There are many smaller rental homes and cheaper townhouses. New construction and condos are popping up more and more.

Arlandria: A little neighborhood on the far northeast side of the city, so named because it’s close to the border of neighboring town Arlington, but is still part of Alexandria. Arlandria has a lot of cheaper rentals and smaller low-rise apartment buildings.

Seminary Hill/West End: The west-side neighborhoods, such as Seminary Hill, are more suburban and residential that the northern and downtown portions of the city. Seminary Hill is more spread out, with long, winding streets and single-family homes. As far as rentals go, large apartment complexes and town homes are abundant in some areas on the west side, and units are a little more spacious. This part of the city has more malls and shopping centers.

The Hoods
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On the whole, Alexandria is considered a place for D.C.-dwelling folk who need a little more space, and a relaxed atmosphere. Alexandria’s neighborhoods are all pretty different, and worth looking into when searching for your perfect pad. Let’s take a look at a couple of the well-known neighborhoods.

Old Town: This is the historic downtown area, which sits along the Potomac River. The main attractions for tourism are here, as well as a lot of local shopping, art galleries, antique stores, bars and restaurants, and many small parks. Two big pros for living here, apart from being at the center of everything, are its walkability and beautiful historic look.

Rosemont: One of Alexandria’s oldest residential neighborhoods, large parts of Rosemont are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Here you’ll find more old, historic architecture and mostly single-family homes. This area is close in proximity to Old Town and the King Street Metro station, meaning it’s easily accessible, and is also close by the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

Del Ray: Del Ray is sort of a blanket term used for many small communities on the north side of Alexandria, including the actual Del Ray neighborhood. This part of the city contains the Potomac Yard Shopping Center, a large, popular mall. There are many smaller rental homes and cheaper townhouses. New construction and condos are popping up more and more.

Arlandria: A little neighborhood on the far northeast side of the city, so named because it’s close to the border of neighboring town Arlington, but is still part of Alexandria. Arlandria has a lot of cheaper rentals and smaller low-rise apartment buildings.

Seminary Hill/West End: The west-side neighborhoods, such as Seminary Hill, are more suburban and residential that the northern and downtown portions of the city. Seminary Hill is more spread out, with long, winding streets and single-family homes. As far as rentals go, large apartment complexes and town homes are abundant in some areas on the west side, and units are a little more spacious. This part of the city has more malls and shopping centers.

The Issue of Getting Around

Transportation is always something to consider, especially if you’re one of the lucky people who gets to commute to work every day. Luckily, Alexandria is a pretty connected burg with transportation to satisfy your every need.

By Car: Not essential for all parts of the city, but definitely useful. A car is more helpful for some of the suburban or outlying areas, and still the most popular way to commute to work in Alexandria. Parking may be more expensive in some parts of the city, but in others, finding a place with ample parking isn’t much of a task.

By Metro: The blue and yellow lines of the Washington Metro pass right through Old Town at King Street, and also Braddock Road, north of downtown. Both go straight into the heart of D.C.

By Bus: The Washington MetroBus operates many routes within Alexandria’s city limits and downtown area. In addition, the city of Alexandria has its own DashBush that operates ten routes around the city to popular destinations.

By Train: The Virginia Railway Express (VRE), a commuter rail line, passes right through Alexandria and continues on into D.C.’s Union Station.

By Et Cetera: Alexandria has other small, miscellaneous forms of transportation, such as free trolleys that ferry tourists along historic King Street in Old Town, and quaint water taxis that trolley citizens to and from the National Harbor in nearby Maryland. For bikers and joggers, the Mount Vernon Trail is a popular path that follows the Potomac River for almost 18 miles.

So no matter what part of Alexandria you settle on, you’ll be able to travel wherever you need to go, and you’re bound to be close to everything you need. With the range of living styles, housing types, and neighborhoods in the city, you’re likely to find a match and settle in to become part of the greater D.C. area. Happy hunting!

The Issue of Getting Around
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Transportation is always something to consider, especially if you’re one of the lucky people who gets to commute to work every day. Luckily, Alexandria is a pretty connected burg with transportation to satisfy your every need.

By Car: Not essential for all parts of the city, but definitely useful. A car is more helpful for some of the suburban or outlying areas, and still the most popular way to commute to work in Alexandria. Parking may be more expensive in some parts of the city, but in others, finding a place with ample parking isn’t much of a task.

By Metro: The blue and yellow lines of the Washington Metro pass right through Old Town at King Street, and also Braddock Road, north of downtown. Both go straight into the heart of D.C.

By Bus: The Washington MetroBus operates many routes within Alexandria’s city limits and downtown area. In addition, the city of Alexandria has its own DashBush that operates ten routes around the city to popular destinations.

By Train: The Virginia Railway Express (VRE), a commuter rail line, passes right through Alexandria and continues on into D.C.’s Union Station.

By Et Cetera: Alexandria has other small, miscellaneous forms of transportation, such as free trolleys that ferry tourists along historic King Street in Old Town, and quaint water taxis that trolley citizens to and from the National Harbor in nearby Maryland. For bikers and joggers, the Mount Vernon Trail is a popular path that follows the Potomac River for almost 18 miles.

So no matter what part of Alexandria you settle on, you’ll be able to travel wherever you need to go, and you’re bound to be close to everything you need. With the range of living styles, housing types, and neighborhoods in the city, you’re likely to find a match and settle in to become part of the greater D.C. area. Happy hunting!

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

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.