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Crystal Towers
1600 S Eads St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 12:20pm
Studio
$1,724
1 Bedroom
$1,900
2 Bedrooms
$2,530
What more could you want from a home than resort-style amenities and luxury apartment features? Relax in your new apartment with hardwood floors and designer finishes or enjoy modern community spaces and a pool.
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Crystal City Lofts
305 10th St S
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 12:20pm
Studio
$1,727
1 Bedroom
$1,969
2 Bedrooms
$2,441
Close proximity to the Pentagon and within easy walking distance of Crystal City Metro Station and Long Bridge Park. Luxury units have stainless steel appliances and walk in closets. Cable included. Courtyard, clubhouse, 24-hour gym.
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Avery Row
1200 N Rolfe St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 22 at 01:48pm
1 Bedroom
$2,351
2 Bedrooms
$3,009
Close-knit community with spacious layouts and modern amenities. Private rooftop terraces, large walk-in closets, keyless entries and contemporary bathroom designs. Outdoor lounges with plush landscaping.
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Fort Strong Properties
1920 N Calvert St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 22 at 05:10am
Studio
$1,625
1 Bedroom
$1,375
2 Bedrooms
$1,805
Located in Arlington, VA, close to the Orange Line, I-66, shopping and restaurants. Residents enjoy 24-hour emergency maintenance, package receiving and free parking. Units feature updated kitchens, parquet floors and ample closets.
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Virginia Square Plaza
801 N Monroe St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 12:02pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,695
Upscale and easily accessible from Downtown Washington, D.C. On-site business center, fitness center, lounge and concierge. Pet-free community. Large closets, balconies, and a washer and dryer in each home. Reserved parking available.
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Sedona | Slate
1510 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 09:33am
Studio
$1,933
1 Bedroom
$2,578
2 Bedrooms
$3,051
Rooftop pool and sundeck, floor-to-ceiling windows and state-of-the-art fitness center. Modern kitchen design with stainless steel appliances and plank flooring. Easy access to Rosslyn Metro station.
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Crystal Square
1515 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 12:21pm
Studio
$1,950
1 Bedroom
$2,050
2 Bedrooms
$2,620
Ready to leave your car behind? These apartments are located in the center of Crystal City, above the Metro, and feature luxuries from in-unit laundry to putting green, 24-hour gym to on-site coffee bar.
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Birchwood
525 N Pollard St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 07:29am
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,595
3 Bedrooms
$3,295
Spacious homes with walk-in closets, private balconies and in-unit laundry. The gated community has a business center, a 24-hour gym and bike lockers, among other amenities, for residents. Twelve minutes from Pentagon City Metro Station.
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Thomas Court
470 N Thomas St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 07:13am
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,325
An excellent location near area amenities. On-site fitness center, business center and game room. Pet-free community. Close to area transportation. Homes offer updated interiors and excellent storage.
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2001 Clarendon Blvd
2001 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 12:20pm
Studio
$2,200
1 Bedroom
$2,400
2 Bedrooms
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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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vPoint Apartments
1210 N Highland St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 12:15pm
1 Bedroom
$2,209
Plush carpeting, programmable thermostats, and picturesque DC views characterize these modern homes. Close to Clarendon Metro Station, the community has such amenities as car-charging stations and a fully equipped lounge.
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The Amelia
816 N Oakland St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 06:21am
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,850
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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Thomas Place
461 North Thomas Street
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 12:48pm
3 Bedrooms
$3,295
4 Bedrooms
$3,995
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.
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Columbia Park
942 S Wakefield St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 12:19pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,765
3 Bedrooms
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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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Waverly Village
4350 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 12:20pm
Studio
$1,554
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Spacious apartment living with on-site laundry and patio or balcony. Plus, the utilities are included. Located on Lee Highway, between Woodstock Park and Stratford Park.
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Origin
700 North Randolph Street
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 12:34pm
Studio
$2,085
1 Bedroom
$2,200
2 Bedrooms
$3,625
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Rosslyn Heights
1804 N Quinn St
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 12:20pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,106
Cozy neighborhood feel with modern features like 9-foot ceilings and ceramic tile. Situated conveniently by dining, retail, entertainment venues and popular public transit lines. Community amenities include two pools, business center and fitness center.
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Parc View Arlington
815 18th St S
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 12:21pm
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,299
Situated at the beautiful Virginia Highlands Park for easy access to the great outdoors. Spacious, sunny, recently renovated homes. Gas cooking, granite counters and private patio/balcony with views of the park.
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Ballston Park
351 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA
Updated May 8 at 01:04am
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,525
2 Bedrooms
$2,110
Classic architecture in quiet community. Late 1930s style updated for modern life. In-unit laundry adds to convenience. Cats and dogs allowed. Make payments with easy e-payment system.
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Whispering Oaks
1310 N Oak Ct
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 12:20pm
1 Bedroom
$1,550
2 Bedrooms
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The Gramercy
550 14th Rd. S.
Arlington, VA
Updated March 21 at 12:12am
Studio
$1,746
1 Bedroom
$2,053
2 Bedrooms
$2,685
Luxury studio-3 bedroom apartments (and lofts) with hardwood-style floors and in-unit W/D. Extensive floor plans. Business center, 24-hr concierge, 24-hr gym and pool. Close to parks, Potomac, Fashion Center mall and I-395.
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The Horizons Apartments
4300 Old Dominion Dr
Arlington, VA
Updated March 21 at 12:12am
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,452
2 Bedrooms
$1,782
Newly renovated studio-3 bedroom apartments with gourmet kitchens, stainless steel appliances, patio/balcony and large closets. Community has clubhouse, elevator and 24-hr gym. Cherrydale area, short drive to I-66 and parks.
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Crystal Plaza
2111 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA
Updated March 21 at 12:12am
Studio
$1,791
1 Bedroom
$1,774
2 Bedrooms
$2,314
This complex has it all. Putting green, 24-hour gym, yoga and beautiful pool. In-unit laundry, dishwashers and patio/balcony. Close to Crystal City Underground and the Metro with easy access to shops and dining.
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5001 7th Rd. S Unit# 201
5001 7th Road South
Arlington, VA
Updated May 23 at 12:04pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,700

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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