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403 Apartments for rent in Arlington, VA

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66 Units Available
Origin
700 North Randolph Street
Arlington, VA | Ashton Heights
Studio
$1,785
498 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,955
724 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,140
1080 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 07:44 AM
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25 Units Available
Parc Rosslyn Apartments
1531 N Pierce St
Arlington, VA | Radnor - Fort Myer Heights
Studio
$1,650
685 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,690
824 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,138
967 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 06:05 AM
Concierge services, a fitness center and controlled access highlight the many amenities available to residents. Apartments are LEED-certified and feature in-unit laundry and granite countertops. Georgetown University and the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge are nearby.
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35 Units Available
Tellus
2009 14th St N
Arlington, VA | Radnor - Fort Myer Heights
Studio
$1,719
536 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,978
751 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,238
1048 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 07:44 AM
Elegant high-rise offering studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments. Abundant floor plans. Modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Rooftop pool, gym, elevator and city views. Near highways and Courthouse Metro.
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30 Units Available
The Point at Pentagon City
1201 S Eads St
Arlington, VA | Crystal City Shops
Studio
$1,317
528 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,687
849 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,027
1224 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 07:44 AM
Conveniently located off U.S. Route 1, this complex is pet friendly with a playground, pool and gym. BBQ/grill area for entertaining. Units feature accent walls, recently renovated kitchens and spectacular views.
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21 Units Available
2001 Clarendon Blvd
2001 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA | Radnor - Fort Myer Heights
Studio
$2,501
680 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,368
967 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,030
1376 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 07:44 AM
Indulge in luxury in these modern apartments in the heart of Clarendon. One block from the Court House Metro station and close to fine dining and great shopping. Contemporary units with recent updates.
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13 Units Available
The Beacon Clarendon
1128 N Irving St
Arlington, VA | Lyon Village
1 Bedroom
$1,695
818 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,535
1060 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 30 at 07:44 AM
Stunning luxury apartments in a prime location in the Clarendon neighborhood. Two buildings with underground parking garages, gym, pool and clubhouse. Units have laundry and private patio/balcony.
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23 Units Available
19Nineteen Clarendon Apartments
1919 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA | Radnor - Fort Myer Heights
Studio
$1,600
541 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,795
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
1138 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 07:44 AM
Brand new luxury apartments just two blocks from the Orange Line Court House Metro station. Underground parking, extra storage if needed and elegant kitchens with granite counters and stainless steel appliances.
Verified
16 Units Available
RiverHouse
1400 S Joyce St
Arlington, VA | Arlington Ridge
Studio
$1,437
556 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,605
788 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,377
1150 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 07:44 AM
Recently updated homes with walk-in closets and ceiling fans. Community highlights include a tennis court and sauna. Near the Pentagon City Mall for convenient shopping and dining. Near Reagan National Airport.
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34 Units Available
Camden Potomac Yard
3535 S Ball St
Arlington, VA | Crystal City Shops
Studio
$1,519
559 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,539
722 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,059
1134 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 07:44 AM
Studio and 1-2 bedroom apartments with upscale features such as granite counters, stainless steel appliances and spacious walk-in closets. Great location near the Potomac River parks and major freeways. Luxury community amenities.
Verified
74 Units Available
Quincy Plaza
3900 Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA | Ballston - Virginia Square
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,595
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,495
970 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 06:40 AM
Close to Ballston-MU Metro Station, these homes feature soundproofed rooms, in-unit laundry, and walk-in closets. Common amenities include a fully-equipped business center, a game room and a swimming pool.
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2 Units Available
Columbia Park
942 S Wakefield St
Arlington, VA | Barcroft
1 Bedroom
$1,395
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 30 at 06:39 AM
Cable-ready homes with plush carpeting, designer kitchens and sound-proofing between units. Residents have access to free parking, among other amenities. Columbia Pike is 5 minutes away.
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23 Units Available
55 Hundred
5500 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA | Columbia Forest
1 Bedroom
$1,535
901 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,964
1177 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 06:39 AM
This pet-friendly community has a 24-hour gym, elevator, concierge and game room. Residents also enjoy in-unit laundry, stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops. Located a short drive from Bailey's Branch Park and Leesburg Pike Plaza.
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14 Units Available
Cherry Hill
2120 N Monroe St
Arlington, VA | Maywood
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,095
1411 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 06:38 AM
NOW OFFERING PERSONALIZED VIRTUAL TOURS. Cherry Hill offers premium choices for downtown luxury apartment living in Arlington, Virginia. Offering oversized 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments, many with a balcony or patio.
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19 Units Available
The Amelia
816 N Oakland St
Arlington, VA | Ballston - Virginia Square
1 Bedroom
$1,695
718 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
998 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 06:39 AM
A modern community with updated features, including a tech-savvy business center, fitness center and community room. Reserved parking available. Homes offer a washer and dryer, full kitchen, and a balcony. Soundproofing.
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3 Units Available
Westmont Gardens Apartments
3860 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA | Alcova Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,480
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,830
950 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,350
1200 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 06:38 AM
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26 Units Available
Penrose Square
2501 9th Rd S
Arlington, VA | Penrose
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,644
861 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,081
1166 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 06:37 AM
Beautiful, modern apartments with grocery store and Starbucks on-site. Walking distance to parks, dining and downtown Penrose shops. Stunning pool, 24-hour fitness center and underground parking.
Verified
115 Units Available
Virginia Square Towers
3444 Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA | Ballston - Virginia Square
Studio
$1,575
488 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,595
531 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,495
903 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 06:36 AM
Excellent location for commuting. On-site amenities include a golf and multi-sport simulator, game room, concierge and fitness center. Pool available. Homes offer eco-friendly upgrades, ice snow quartz countertops and private balconies.
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1 Unit Available
Wildwood Towers
1075 S Jefferson St
Arlington, VA | Columbia Forest
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,095
994 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 06:36 AM
Spacious homes with fully equipped state-of-the-art kitchens, in-unit laundry and extra storage room. Common amenities include bike storage, a fitness center and a community room. Ten minutes from Pentagon City Metro Station.
Verified
117 Units Available
The Meridian At Courthouse Commons
1401 N Taft St
Arlington, VA | Radnor - Fort Myer Heights
Studio
$1,565
565 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,740
804 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,460
1120 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 06:35 AM
Situated within easy walking distance to the Orange Line and Courthouse Metro. Recently renovated units have hardwood floors, walk in closets and extra storage. Residents have access to putting green, pool, 1/2 basketball court.
Verified
75 Units Available
Dolley Madison Towers
2300 24th Rd S
Arlington, VA | Army Navy Country Club
1 Bedroom
$1,395
592 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
794 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,195
1055 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 06:35 AM
Close to I-395, these homes feature wall-to-wall carpeting, state-of-the-art kitchens and full-size washers and dryers. Common amenities include a business center, bike storage and a theater room.
Verified
17 Units Available
Wood Lee Arms
4400 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA | Waverly Hills
Studio
$1,345
375 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,665
820 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,949
1005 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 06:33 AM
A modern community with individually controlled heating and air. Near parks, shops and restaurants. Fully renovated with modern kitchens. On-site walking and biking trails, lots of parking, and open green space.
Verified
6 Units Available
Thomas Place
461 North Thomas Street
Arlington, VA | Buckingham
3 Bedrooms
$3,095
1385 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 30 at 06:31 AM
Three- and four-bedroom homes with in-unit laundry, fully equipped kitchens and plush carpeting. Residents have access to a business center, 24-hour gym and bike lockers, among other amenities. Nine minutes from Pentagon City Metro Station.
Verified
1 Unit Available
The Hyde
3119 9th Rd N
Arlington, VA | Lyon Park
1 Bedroom
$3,300
838 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 30 at 06:31 AM
Located in Clarendon with easy access to dining and nightlife. Building has automated package delivery, parking and dog washing station. Hardwood floors, walk-in closets and Nest thermostats in all units.
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25 Units Available
Wildwood Park
5550 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA | Columbia Heights - West
1 Bedroom
$1,540
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,925
1157 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,595
1513 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 06:29 AM
Luxury community with lots of upgrades, including assigned garage parking, fitness center, residential lounge and concierge service. Pet-free community. Open layouts, full-size washer and dryer, and controlled access building.
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How much is rent in Arlington?
In Arlington, the median rent is $1,613 for a studio, $1,830 for a 1-bedroom, $2,216 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,723 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Arlington, check out our monthly Arlington Rent Report.
How much is rent in Arlington?
In Arlington, the median rent is $1,613 for a studio, $1,830 for a 1-bedroom, $2,216 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,723 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Arlington, check out our monthly Arlington Rent Report.
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Median Rent in Arlington

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Arlington is $1,830, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,216.
Studio
$1,613
1 Bed
$1,830
2 Beds
$2,216
3+ Beds
$2,723

City Guide

Arlington
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.
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.

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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.

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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.

Metro cards, HOVs and Bicycles – Oh, my!
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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.

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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.

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City Guide

Arlington
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.
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.

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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.

Neighborhoods
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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.

Metro cards, HOVs and Bicycles – Oh, my!
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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.

Weather
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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.

Rent Report
Arlington

October 2020 Arlington Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2020 Arlington Rent Report. Arlington rents declined 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 decline sharply over the past month

Arlington rents have declined 2.2% over the past month, and are down sharply by 9.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Arlington stand at $1,831 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,216 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Arlington's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -2.3%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents falling across the DC Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Arlington 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.

    • Frederick has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,597; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.9%.
    • Over the past year, DC proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 9.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,705, while one-bedrooms go for $1,686.
    • Arlington has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,216; rents went down 2.2% over the past month and 9.0% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Arlington

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

    • Virginia as a whole has logged -2.3% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents significantly on the rise. For example, rents have grown by 5.9% in Virginia Beach and 1.8% in Norfolk.
    • Arlington's median two-bedroom rent of $2,216 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 9.0% decline in Arlington.
    • While rents in Arlington fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-20.4%), New York (-13.1%), and Boston (-12.0%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Arlington than most large cities. For example, Norfolk has a median 2BR rent of $1,088, 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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Washington, DC
    $1,690
    $1,710
    -2.7%
    -9.4%
    Arlington
    $1,830
    $2,220
    -2.2%
    -9%
    Alexandria
    $1,610
    $1,960
    -1%
    -3.8%
    Germantown
    $1,490
    $1,840
    1%
    2.8%
    Silver Spring
    $1,490
    $1,720
    -1.2%
    -7%
    Centreville
    $1,690
    $1,850
    -1%
    -2.4%
    Frederick
    $1,320
    $1,600
    1.5%
    3.9%
    Rockville
    $1,640
    $2,050
    -0.4%
    -4.5%
    Bethesda
    $1,760
    $2,150
    1%
    -3.4%
    Gaithersburg
    $1,440
    $1,830
    0.4%
    -2.3%
    Reston
    $1,600
    $1,780
    -1%
    -7.7%
    Ashburn
    $1,600
    $1,850
    -0.3%
    0
    Annandale
    $1,480
    $1,770
    -1.3%
    -3.7%
    College Park
    $1,280
    $1,770
    -1%
    -1%
    Suitland
    $1,200
    $1,340
    -0.2%
    -1.4%
    Laurel
    $1,390
    $1,650
    -0.5%
    2.7%
    Fredericksburg
    $1,120
    $1,340
    1.1%
    4.7%
    Herndon
    $1,490
    $1,870
    -1.7%
    -3.1%
    Fairfax
    $1,530
    $1,800
    -1.6%
    -7.3%
    Hyattsville
    $1,190
    $1,510
    0.3%
    1.7%
    Falls Church
    $1,710
    $2,300
    -0.7%
    -5.5%
    Mount Rainier
    $1,150
    $1,380
    0.2%
    0.2%
    Chevy Chase
    $1,660
    $1,920
    -4.1%
    -11%
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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.

    Read More

    October 2020 Arlington Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Arlington Rent Report. Arlington rents declined 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.

    View full Rent Report

    October 2020 Arlington Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Arlington Rent Report. Arlington rents declined 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 decline sharply over the past month

    Arlington rents have declined 2.2% over the past month, and are down sharply by 9.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Arlington stand at $1,831 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,216 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Arlington's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -2.3%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents falling across the DC Metro

      Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Arlington 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.

      • Frederick has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,597; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.9%.
      • Over the past year, DC proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 9.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,705, while one-bedrooms go for $1,686.
      • Arlington has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,216; rents went down 2.2% over the past month and 9.0% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Arlington

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

      • Virginia as a whole has logged -2.3% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents significantly on the rise. For example, rents have grown by 5.9% in Virginia Beach and 1.8% in Norfolk.
      • Arlington's median two-bedroom rent of $2,216 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 9.0% decline in Arlington.
      • While rents in Arlington fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-20.4%), New York (-13.1%), and Boston (-12.0%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Arlington than most large cities. For example, Norfolk has a median 2BR rent of $1,088, 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 Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Washington, DC
      $1,690
      $1,710
      -2.7%
      -9.4%
      Arlington
      $1,830
      $2,220
      -2.2%
      -9%
      Alexandria
      $1,610
      $1,960
      -1%
      -3.8%
      Germantown
      $1,490
      $1,840
      1%
      2.8%
      Silver Spring
      $1,490
      $1,720
      -1.2%
      -7%
      Centreville
      $1,690
      $1,850
      -1%
      -2.4%
      Frederick
      $1,320
      $1,600
      1.5%
      3.9%
      Rockville
      $1,640
      $2,050
      -0.4%
      -4.5%
      Bethesda
      $1,760
      $2,150
      1%
      -3.4%
      Gaithersburg
      $1,440
      $1,830
      0.4%
      -2.3%
      Reston
      $1,600
      $1,780
      -1%
      -7.7%
      Ashburn
      $1,600
      $1,850
      -0.3%
      0
      Annandale
      $1,480
      $1,770
      -1.3%
      -3.7%
      College Park
      $1,280
      $1,770
      -1%
      -1%
      Suitland
      $1,200
      $1,340
      -0.2%
      -1.4%
      Laurel
      $1,390
      $1,650
      -0.5%
      2.7%
      Fredericksburg
      $1,120
      $1,340
      1.1%
      4.7%
      Herndon
      $1,490
      $1,870
      -1.7%
      -3.1%
      Fairfax
      $1,530
      $1,800
      -1.6%
      -7.3%
      Hyattsville
      $1,190
      $1,510
      0.3%
      1.7%
      Falls Church
      $1,710
      $2,300
      -0.7%
      -5.5%
      Mount Rainier
      $1,150
      $1,380
      0.2%
      0.2%
      Chevy Chase
      $1,660
      $1,920
      -4.1%
      -11%
      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 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.

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

      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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      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.