93 Cheap Apartments for rent in Fairfax, VA

Last updated September 24 at 10:56AM
12805 FAIR BRIAR LANE
Fairfax
Fairfax, VA
Updated September 21 at 2:58AM
1 Bedroom
$1,400
9704 KINGSBRIDGE DRIVE
Fairfax
Fairfax, VA
Updated September 22 at 2:48AM
1 Bedroom
$1,450
10724 WEST DRIVE
Fairfax
Fairfax, VA
Updated September 23 at 6:53PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
3914 PENDERVIEW DRIVE
Fairfax
Fairfax, VA
Updated September 8 at 11:32AM
1 Bedroom
$1,300
10875 MAIN ST #205
Fairfax
Fairfax, VA
Updated September 24 at 10:23AM
Studio
$1,500
12159 PENDERVIEW TERRACE
Fairfax
Fairfax, VA
Updated September 24 at 10:56AM
1 Bedroom
$1,350
3851 ARISTOTLE COURT
Fairfax
Fairfax, VA
Updated September 15 at 4:26AM
1 Bedroom
$1,400
2655 PROSPERITY AVENUE
Merrifield
Fairfax, VA
Updated September 24 at 10:39AM
1 Bedroom
$1,600
11305 ARISTOTLE DRIVE
Fairfax
Fairfax, VA
Updated September 17 at 6:09PM
1 Bedroom
$1,400
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9457 FAIRFAX BOULEVARD #201
Fairfax
Fairfax, VA
Updated August 15 at 5:04AM
1 Bedroom
$1,400
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Rent Report
Fairfax

September 2017 Fairfax Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 Fairfax Rent Report. Fairfax rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Fairfax rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro and nation.

Fairfax rents held steady over the past month

Fairfax rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.2% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Fairfax stand at $1,820 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,100 for a two-bedroom. Fairfax's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.6%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

Rents rising across the DC Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Fairfax, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the DC metro, 7 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Over the past year, Waldorf has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 3.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,930, while one-bedrooms go for $1,670.
  • Rockville has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.7%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,000, while one-bedrooms go for $1,730.
  • Bethesda has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,400; rents decreased 0.2% over the past month and 0.9% over the past year.
  • Frederick has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,490; rents went down 0.3% over the past month but rose 1.5% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Fairfax

Rent growth in Fairfax has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. Compared to most large cities across the country, Fairfax is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents increase, with Virginia as a whole logging rent growth of 1.6% over the past year.
  • Fairfax's median two-bedroom rent of $2,100 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 1.2% rise in Fairfax.
  • While rents in Fairfax remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.4%), Los Angeles (+5.0%), and Chicago (+3.8%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,710, $1,740, and $1,290 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Fairfax than most large cities. For example, Norfolk has a median 2BR rent of $960, where Fairfax 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 $1,340 $1,550 0.3% -0.5%
Arlington $1,780 $2,060 0.1% 0.0%
Alexandria $1,570 $1,820 -0.2% 0.7%
Germantown $1,670 $1,920 -0.0% 2.5%
Silver Spring $1,510 $1,740 0.7% 1.0%
Centreville $1,630 $1,880 -1.5% 2.5%
Waldorf $1,670 $1,930 -0.1% -3.9%
Frederick $1,290 $1,490 -0.3% 1.5%
Rockville $1,730 $2,000 -0.0% 2.7%
Bethesda $2,070 $2,400 -0.2% -0.9%
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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.