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85 Apartments for rent in Gainesville, VA

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Lake Manassas
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 22 at 2:49AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 24 at 3:55AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 19 at 3:27PM UTC
3 Bedrooms
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 22 at 2:33AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
Heritage Hunt
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 23 at 5:46PM UTC
1 Bedroom
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 23 at 9:45AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
Piedmont South
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 24 at 3:52AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 22 at 2:45AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 8 at 10:14AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
Broad Run Oaks
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 24 at 3:44AM UTC
6 Bedrooms
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 11 at 10:00AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
Piedmont South
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 18 at 2:19AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
Lake Manassas
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 11 at 5:02AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
Piedmont South
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 22 at 9:40AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 7 at 10:37AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
Piedmont South
Gainesville, VA
Updated September 28 at 2:36AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 15 at 7:50PM UTC
3 Bedrooms
Piedmont South
Gainesville, VA
Updated October 9 at 10:29AM UTC
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October 2017 Gainesville Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2017 Gainesville Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Gainesville rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro and nation.

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Rent Report

October 2017 Gainesville Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2017 Gainesville Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Gainesville rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro and nation.

Gainesville rents declined moderately over the past month

Gainesville rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, and have decreased moderately by 1.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Gainesville stand at $2,130 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,460 for a two-bedroom. Gainesville's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.2%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

Rents rising across the DC Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Gainesville over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 7 of the largest 10 cities in the DC metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Rockville has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.2%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,990, while one-bedrooms go for $1,720.
  • Over the past year, Waldorf has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 2.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,950, while one-bedrooms go for $1,690.
  • Frederick has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,490; rents fell 0.2% over the past month but rose 1.7% over the past year.
  • Bethesda has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,410; rents increased 0.4% over the past month but fell 0.5% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Gainesville

As rents have fallen moderately in Gainesville, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Gainesville is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents moderately increase, with Virginia as a whole logging rent growth of 1.2% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.7% in Virginia Beach and 1.7% in Norfolk.
  • Gainesville's median two-bedroom rent of $2,460 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 1.2% decline in Gainesville.
  • While rents in Gainesville fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Seattle (+4.5%), Los Angeles (+4.5%), and Chicago (+1.8%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Gainesville than most large cities. For example, Norfolk has a median 2BR rent of $950, where Gainesville is more than two-and-a-half times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Washington, DC $1,340 $1,550 -0.1% -0.8%
Arlington $1,770 $2,050 -0.7% 0.2%
Alexandria $1,560 $1,810 -0.7% 0.0%
Germantown $1,650 $1,910 -0.8% 1.4%
Silver Spring $1,520 $1,750 0.7% 1.3%
Centreville $1,620 $1,870 -0.6% 0.7%
Waldorf $1,690 $1,950 1.2% -2.2%
Frederick $1,290 $1,490 -0.2% 1.7%
Rockville $1,720 $1,990 -0.7% 2.2%
Bethesda $2,080 $2,410 0.4% -0.5%
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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.


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.

City Guide
Moving to Gainesville

If your apartment search criteria include special amenities such as a movie theatre and a business center, you might consider the Marque at Heritage Hunt, featuring 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for rent. 3 bedroom floor plans are also available at the Marque, featuring a den and conservatory in their larger units. Lake Manassas is home to the Stonewall Golf Course, as well as a neighborhood of single-family homes and townhomes. At the Somerset Pointe Apartments, one can find attractive one bedroom apartments, as well as 2 and 3 bedroom units for rentall within a stone's throw distance from the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course and Lake Manassas, and within proximity of the Virginia Gateway and much anticipated Promenade shopping area. Finally, the Virginia Oaks neighborhood is home to the Virginia Oaks Golf Club, touted as being among Northern Virginia's most memorable and challenging golf coursesas well as a neighborhood of attractive single-family homes.

If you find the place that's just perfect for you--and we're pretty sure you will--make sure you come prepared with a good job, solid rental references and enough money for all those start-up costs, like first month's rent and security deposits.

One can find familiar stores all within city limits. In nearby Somerset Crossing, you can find major banks, along with great international dining options such as Musashi Japanese Steakhouse, China Inn, and Glory Days Grill. The Promenade at Virginia Gateway is another upscale mix of retail, dining, and entertainmentwith restaurants and the 14-screen state-of-the-art Regal Theater.

Life in Gainesville

Bus riders can take the convenient PRTC OmniRide buses that connect Gainesville to the local areas, as well as providing connecting service to Downtown Washington. Amtrak riders can catch trains to nationwide locations in nearby Manassas.

Nearby, the $46 million Hylton Center for Performing Arts features gallery exhibitions as well as a 1,123-seat opera house with a 100-foot stage. Jiffy Lube Live, the area's largest outdoor concert venue, host concerts throughout the year, and the Prince William County Fair is a yearly favorite for getting a classic slice of Americana.

Additionally, an abundance of nearby outdoor parks and facilities such as Veterans Memorial Park, Silver Lake Park, and Locust Shade provide a range of activities including golfing, boating, hiking, fishing, and picnicking, among others. Two large water parks, SplashDown Waterpark and WaterWorks Waterpark, are also in the vicinity, providing aquatic fun for the local communities.

As an area rich in historical and cultural significance, Gainesville and its surrounding areas are the sites of popular heritage centers and museums such as the Ben Lomond Historic Site, the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, and the Haymarket Museum.

Broad Run Oaks off Linton Hall Road is a great community of single-family homes with great shopping and many recreational amenities in nearby proximity. The historic Green Hill Crossing, once a popular thoroughfare for early Virginians, is an attractive neighborhood with various community amenities such as a clubhouse, pool, and tennis and basketball courts. Heritage Hunt is the site of the Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Cluban 18-hole championship private golf course and residence community.