81 Apartments under 1200 for rent in Herndon, VA

Last updated November 21 at 9:04am UTC
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Sterling Park
Sterling, VA
Updated November 11 at 2:28am UTC
1 Bedroom
Brambleton Landbay
Ashburn, VA
Updated November 11 at 2:26am UTC
1 Bedroom
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Centreville, VA
Updated November 11 at 2:23am UTC
1 Bedroom
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South Riding
Chantilly, VA
Updated November 11 at 2:34am UTC
Fairfax, VA
Updated November 15 at 2:04am UTC
1 Bedroom
Fairfax, VA
Updated October 27 at 7:54pm UTC
Centreville, VA
Updated October 31 at 6:23pm UTC
1 Bedroom
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November 2017 Herndon Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Herndon Rent Report. Herndon rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Herndon rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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November 2017 Herndon Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Herndon Rent Report. Herndon rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Herndon rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Herndon rents declined over the past month

Herndon rents have declined 0.7% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Herndon stand at $1,880 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,180 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Herndon's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.0%, but trails the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across the DC Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Herndon, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the DC metro, 6 of them have seen prices rise. 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 $1,480; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.4%.
  • Over the past year, Waldorf has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,960, while one-bedrooms go for $1,700.
  • Bethesda has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,390; rents went down 0.5% over the past month and 0.4% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Herndon

As rents have increased slightly in Herndon, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Herndon is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Virginia as a whole logging rent growth of 1.0% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.8% in Virginia Beach and 1.6% in Norfolk.
  • Herndon's median two-bedroom rent of $2,180 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 1.4% increase in Herndon.
  • While Herndon's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Seattle (+4.2%), Los Angeles (+3.9%), and San Francisco (+1.8%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Herndon than most large cities. For example, Norfolk has a median 2BR rent of $950, where Herndon 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 $1,540 -0.5% -0.6%
Arlington $1,760 $2,030 -0.9% 0.6%
Alexandria $1,560 $1,800 -0.4% 0.1%
Germantown $1,640 $1,890 -0.8% 0.1%
Silver Spring $1,500 $1,740 -0.8% 0.4%
Centreville $1,590 $1,840 -1.5% -1.2%
Waldorf $1,700 $1,960 0.7% -1.3%
Frederick $1,290 $1,480 -0.1% 2.4%
Rockville $1,710 $1,970 -0.6% 1.3%
Bethesda $2,070 $2,390 -0.5% -0.4%
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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:

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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.