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The Park at Arlington Ridge
1800 26th St S
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 12:20pm
1 Bedroom
$1,687
2 Bedrooms
$1,849
3 Bedrooms
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Close to 395 with an impressive pool and 24-hour fitness center. Recently renovated with a hometown feel close to city comforts. Apartments provide in-unit laundry, ample storage and impressive wood finishes.
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Latitude
3601 N Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 12:03pm
Studio
$2,197
1 Bedroom
$2,620
2 Bedrooms
$3,446
New high-rise with chic studio-2 bedroom apartments. In-unit laundry, stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Rooftop terrace, dog spa and ground-floor retail. Near I-66, Quincy Park and Virginia Square Metro.
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Avalon at Arlington Square
2350 26th Ct S
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 11:52am
1 Bedroom
$1,685
2 Bedrooms
$2,335
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
Recently renovated, these apartments are pet-friendly and feature granite counters, patio/balcony and optional fireplace. Residents enjoy the community garden, pool and business center. Close to Pentagon Metro.
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Avalon Courthouse Place
1320 N Veitch St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 11:52am
Studio
$1,960
1 Bedroom
$2,040
2 Bedrooms
$2,829
State-of-the-art kitchens with breakfast bars and white appliances. Built-in gas fireplaces and walk-in showers available. Cascading swimming pool with sundeck, modern fitness center, and business center on site.
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AVA Ballston
4650 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 11:52am
1 Bedroom
$2,014
2 Bedrooms
$2,425
Next to Ballston Beaver Pond Park and walking trails. Close to I-66, shops and entertainment. Urban-style studio through two-bedroom apartments with W/D, central air, large closets and high ceilings. Bike storage, sundeck chill lounge.
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Avalon Columbia Pike
1028 S Walter Reed Dr
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 11:52am
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,705
2 Bedrooms
$2,535
Features in-unit washer and dryer, walk-in closets, and stainless steel appliances. Easy access to George Washington Memorial Parkway, I-395, and I-66. On-site restaurants, retail, billiards, shuffleboard, and wet bar.
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Avalon Ballston Square
850 N Randolph St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 11:52am
1 Bedroom
$2,068
2 Bedrooms
$2,725
Style and luxury with modern appliances, elegant appointments, private balconies and beautiful touches. 24-hour concierge meets your every need. Full courtyard and clubhouse to entertain guests.
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Avalon Clarendon
2800 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 11:52am
Studio
$2,260
1 Bedroom
$2,557
2 Bedrooms
$3,725
State-of-the-art features like stainless steel sinks, ceramic tile, terrace, and French doors. Plush wall-to-wall carpeting and vinyl plank flooring. Within walking distance of Whole Foods, retail, and restaurants.
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Avalon Arlington North
2105 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 11:52am
1 Bedroom
$2,495
2 Bedrooms
$2,860
3 Bedrooms
$3,490
Walking distance to Lee Heights Shops and easy access to Ballston Metro station. Outdoor amenities include pool, sundeck, and fire pit. Pet-friendly facilities with pet spa and pet park.
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Crescent Falls Church
2121 N Westmoreland St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 11:21am
1 Bedroom
$2,191
2 Bedrooms
$2,586
Elegant apartments near Lee Highway and I-66 interchange and close to the Beltway, dining and shops. Washer and dryer in unit, awesome 24-hour gym and great courtyard for entertaining.
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Twenty400
2400 24th Road South
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 11:21am
Studio
$1,772
1 Bedroom
$1,964
2 Bedrooms
$2,442
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Delancey at Shirlington Village
4220 Campbell Ave
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 11:21am
Studio
$1,766
1 Bedroom
$1,856
2 Bedrooms
$2,320
Experience new luxury at Delancey at Shirlington Village. Recently renovated apartments have been transformed with the latest luxury amenities. Clubroom, wet bar and e-Lounge are on-site.
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Park Shirlington
4510 31st St S
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 10:29am
1 Bedroom
$1,424
2 Bedrooms
$1,614
3 Bedrooms
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Convenient access to Washington, D.C. via nearby Metro or I-395. Just minutes from Old Town Alexandria and Shirlington Village. Equipped with on-site laundry in every building, large community pool, and community picnic areas.
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The View at Liberty Center
4000 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 09:33am
Studio
$2,145
1 Bedroom
$2,295
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
Luxury community with valet concierge, on-site lounge, bar and restaurant. Walking distance from grocery stores and retail. Easy access to the Orange Metro line and Capital Bikeshare station.
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The Wellington
1850 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 09:33am
Studio
$1,413
1 Bedroom
$1,388
2 Bedrooms
$1,843
Modern studio-2 bedroom apartments with stainless steel appliances, maple cabinetry and large closets. Gated community has fitness centers, conference room, rooftop terrace and shuttle to Pentagon City Metro. Near I-395.
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Pike 3400
3400 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 09:33am
Studio
$1,942
1 Bedroom
$1,886
2 Bedrooms
$2,357
Spacious floor plans with natural light in loft- and flat-style apartments. Equipped with stainless steel appliances and full-sized washer and dryer. Conveniently located near hundreds of stores and restaurants, including Old Town Alexandria.
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Concord Crystal City
2600 Crystal Dr
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 09:33am
Studio
$1,896
1 Bedroom
$2,031
2 Bedrooms
$2,588
Recently renovated luxury units feature granite countertops, fireplace, stainless steel appliances. Tenants have access to pool, sauna, media room and clubhouse. 24-hour gym with yoga studio. 24-hour concierge.
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Union on Queen
1515 N Queen St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 09:33am
Studio
$2,297
1 Bedroom
$2,586
2 Bedrooms
$3,242
Close to city center for easy commute. Granite counters and stainless steel in kitchen. Your dog and cat are welcome. Use the club room and gym as well as the fully- appointed conference room.
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The Palatine Apartments
1301 N Troy St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 09:33am
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,729
2 Bedrooms
$3,364
High-rise community with granite counters and in-unit W/D. Close to Metro, restaurants and entertainment. Pet-friendly, elevator, clubhouse and concierge. On plateau with city views near Arlington Blvd.
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The Paramount
1425 S Eads St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 09:33am
1 Bedroom
$1,949
2 Bedrooms
$2,174
Blocks from the Crystal City Metro station with views of downtown Washington D.C. On-site facilities include yoga room, fitness center, expansive private balconies, and racquetball court.
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Instrata Pentagon City
901 15th St S
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 09:33am
Studio
$1,849
1 Bedroom
$2,099
2 Bedrooms
$2,577
Located at Virginia Highlands Park in bustling and exciting neighborhood. Easy access to restaurants, boutiques and The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. In-unit laundry and open kitchens with modern finishes.
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The Maxwell
4200 N Carlin Springs Rd
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 09:33am
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,953
2 Bedrooms
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Superb location with modern, chic interiors in all common areas. Within walking distance of eight different bus routes and close to major employers. Apartment interiors feature Nest technology, hardwood floors and luxury design finishes.
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Park Adams
2000 N Adams St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 09:33am
Studio
$1,664
1 Bedroom
$1,737
2 Bedrooms
$2,430
This pet-friendly community combines modern living with upscale amenities. Large, sparkling pool, Internet cafe, coffee bar and 24-hour gym. Apartment interiors feature chic designs and included appliances.
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Siena Park
2301 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 07:22am
1 Bedroom
$1,877
2 Bedrooms
$2,416
Siena Park Apartments offer luxury amenities like a concierge, billiards and rooftop grilling area. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants, and near Washington D.C. and Alexandria, Virginia. Gorgeous apartments with premium design features.
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Average Rent in Arlington

Last updated Apr. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Arlington is $1,802, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,081.
Studio
$1,715
1 Bed
$1,802
2 Beds
$2,081
3+ Beds
$2,745
City GuideArlington
Just across the Potomac River, sits a city filled with old colonial homes and steeped in American history. Arlington, Virginia may be known for the Pentagon and the National Cemetery but beyond the tourist attractions and landmarks, it is a bustling, hip city.

When starting out in this new city, there is something cozy, yet cool, about Arlington. Tree-lined streets lend themselves to high-rise apartments as well as colonial-inspired homes. Boutiques and trendy eateries share the same sidewalk as restaurants and neighbors here exchange conversation on bike paths as well as the Metro.

Cost of living: Rent can be a bit pricey but those moving should consider Arlington’s proximity to D.C., its abundance of culture and the ability to commute using the Metro, which can save on a car payment/insurance. It is also a good walking city, so what you pay in rent, you save on transportation because you can walk to dinner, shopping and entertainment.

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

Neighborhoods

Arlington is, in a sense, the best of both worlds. For those looking to play just as hard as they work, this is the city for you. While Arlington is an urban environment thanks to its distance to D.C. and its large population, it is still very much a suburb at its core. Taking the best parts of city life and mixing them with the simplicity of suburban bliss, there is a block and a home for every potential resident. The general makeup of D.C.’s little sister city is a treasure trove of older two-story, single-family homes, high rise condos, townhomes and luxury apartments.

Here we have the best areas of Arlington for you to choose from. Just simply close your eyes and point.

Ballston/Virginia Square: Has its own Metro stop and its mixture of townhomes and older homes. Home to new condos, near N. Randolph Street or N. Quincy Street near Liberty Center. Ballston boasts a number of parks, restaurants and bars, as well as its own mall, making it a perfect spot for active residents. From street fairs to ice skating rinks, there is always something to do in this area of Arlington.

Clarendon/Courthouse: The “county seat” of Arlington, the Courthouse area is made-up of businesses, as well as condos, townhomes, apartments and co-op housing. The neighborhood does indeed gets its name from the government building that occupies most of its area. Day time hustle and bustle is typical as commuters and government workers make their way around town. This area is home to a variety of bars and restaurants and is a great spot for individuals who want a bit of “downtown” life, as it often plays host to farmers markets and parades.

Arlington Ridge: This area consists mainly of older homes (built in 1920s and 1930s), with yards. Nestled on tree-lined streets, these homes are larger single-family dwellings (3-5 bedrooms), often colonial-style, and have a history. This area is the ideal place for those looking for a bit of suburbia. There are also a few luxury apartment complexes to choose from in the area. The neighborhood can be fairly costly (a one bedroom apartment starts at $1500/month). It is also only a short walk to “downtown” areas like Crystal City/Pentagon.

Crystal City: A unique part of the city, the appeal of Crystal City is that it bridges together work and play. One of the more cost effective areas of Arlington, Crystal City connects office buildings with apartments through an underground corridor. Residents here virtually never have to leave “home” to eat, shop, work and/or exercise. In fact, some of the apartments here offer rooftop fitness areas. An “underground city”, Crystal City also features an underground shopping mall.

Lyons Village: A quaint neighborhood between Clarendon and Ballston, Lyons Village boasts single-family homes, built in the 1920s. Many of the homes in this area have well-sized yards and gardens, as well as 3-5 bedroom floor plans. A reasonably priced neighborhood, perfect for morning jogs or bike rides, Lyons Village also offers townhomes and garden-style apartments for those looking for a smaller place to call home.

Many apartments here offer upgraded amenities including washer/dryer in the unit, fireplaces, on-site shopping and dry cleaners. Each complex has something to offer so shop around for which amenities you prefer.

Metro cards, HOVs and Bicycles – Oh, my!

Commuting in Arlington is simply a way of life. Whether you’re walking, biking or carpooling to work, odds are there is a small to medium-sized commute in your everyday schedule – but the beauty of the commute in Arlington is that it can be done fairly easily. Although traffic around the Arlington/DC area (Interstate 395 and Interstate 66) can be a bit of a nightmare (average commute times between 30-45 minutes), HOV lanes and carpool lanes are a useful and popular tool. In addition, Arlington is home to eleven of thirty-three Metro stops, which makes living here and working elsewhere very convenient. It is also very easy to walk, take the bus, the Virginia Railway commuter train or commute via bicycle. For frequent travelers, the city is home to Ronald Reagan Airport, one of the nation’s best and most popular airports.

Weather

The climate in Arlington allows for residents to experience all four seasons. Spring and fall here are pleasant with temperatures mild enough to enjoy the outdoors and the changing leaves. Summer is fairly warm, with July being the most brutal. Winter here gets a bit cold, with January being the coldest month of the year. Temperatures can soar to the upper 90s in July. Dress accordingly for the commute during the summer, as the Metro can get crowded and warm.

May 2019 Arlington Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2019 Arlington Rent Report. Arlington rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Arlington rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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May 2019 Arlington Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2019 Arlington Rent Report. Arlington rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Arlington rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Arlington rents increase sharply over the past month

Arlington rents have increased 1.3% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Arlington stand at $1,800 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,080 for a two-bedroom. Arlington's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.0%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

    Rents rising across the DC Metro

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

    • Centreville has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,950, while one-bedrooms go for $1,690.
    • Over the past month, Silver Spring has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,780, while one-bedrooms go for $1,540.
    • DC proper has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,550; rents increased 0.5% over the past month and 2.0% over the past year.
    • Bethesda has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,460; rents were up 0.8% over the past month and 1.9% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Arlington

    As rents have increased moderately in Arlington, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Arlington is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased marginally in other cities across the state, with Virginia as a whole logging rent growth of 2.0% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.7% in Virginia Beach and 0.3% in Norfolk.
    • Arlington's median two-bedroom rent of $2,080 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 2.9% rise in Arlington.
    • While Arlington's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Austin (+3.5%), New York (+2.0%), and Boston (+1.8%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Arlington than most large cities. For example, Norfolk has a median 2BR rent of $950, where Arlington is more than twice that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Washington, DC
    $1,350
    $1,550
    0.5%
    2%
    Arlington
    $1,800
    $2,080
    1.3%
    2.9%
    Alexandria
    $1,610
    $1,860
    1.4%
    3.5%
    Germantown
    $1,710
    $1,970
    1.1%
    3.5%
    Silver Spring
    $1,540
    $1,780
    -0.4%
    1.6%
    Centreville
    $1,690
    $1,950
    1.6%
    4.5%
    Waldorf
    $1,740
    $2,010
    0.7%
    2.2%
    Frederick
    $1,350
    $1,560
    1.2%
    2.4%
    Rockville
    $1,770
    $2,050
    -0.4%
    3.8%
    Bethesda
    $2,130
    $2,460
    0.8%
    1.9%
    Gaithersburg
    $1,570
    $1,810
    0.3%
    4.7%
    Reston
    $1,640
    $1,900
    0.9%
    0.3%
    Bowie
    $2,100
    $2,430
    0.6%
    2.9%
    Ashburn
    $2,020
    $2,340
    2.9%
    5.6%
    Leesburg
    $1,760
    $2,040
    1.9%
    5.5%
    Manassas
    $1,570
    $1,820
    0.9%
    5.9%
    Oakton
    $1,930
    $2,230
    0.4%
    0.6%
    Montgomery Village
    $1,580
    $1,830
    0.7%
    0.7%
    College Park
    $1,540
    $1,780
    -0.1%
    0.7%
    Suitland
    $1,350
    $1,560
    -0.8%
    2.8%
    Laurel
    $1,370
    $1,630
    0.4%
    3.8%
    Fredericksburg
    $1,450
    $1,680
    0.7%
    3%
    Herndon
    $1,990
    $2,300
    1.7%
    5.8%
    Greenbelt
    $1,400
    $1,620
    0.1%
    1.7%
    Fairfax
    $1,890
    $2,180
    2.4%
    3.6%
    Hyattsville
    $1,310
    $1,520
    0.8%
    2.6%
    Falls Church
    $1,470
    $1,700
    3.1%
    3%
    Temple Hills
    $1,300
    $1,510
    0.3%
    3%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Arlington’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.

    "Arlington renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment ...

    View full Arlington Renter Survey

    Here’s how Arlington ranks on:

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

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Arlington’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.

    "Arlington renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above-average and average scores."

    Key Findings in Arlington include the following:

    • Arlington renters gave their city an A overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Arlington were jobs and career opportunities, safety and low crime, public transit, social life and recreational activities, which all received A+ scores.
    • The one area of concern to Arlington renters is affordability, which received a grade of F.
    • Arlington millennials are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of A+.
    • Arlington earned similar scores compared to other nearby cities like Washington, DC (A-), Alexandria (A), Silver Spring (A) and Rockville (A+).
    • Arlington did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Chicago (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.

    Renters say:

    • "Arlington is very expensive, but there are lots of young people around and it’s a walkable city." -Kelley F.
    • "Arlington is rich in things to do and people to meet. The only complaint I have is that it is so expensive to live here." -Alex W.
    • "I love the walkability! I love that even though it’s city life, you might bump into neighbors and friends while you’re walking." -Melanie J.
    • "Traffic is horrible and the cost of living is so high. But it’s a safe area with lots to do within walking distance." -Annastasia M.

    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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