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1,877 Apartments for rent in Merrifield, VA

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Check out 1,877 verified apartments for rent in Merrifield, VA with rents starting as low as $1300. Some apartments for rent in Merrifield might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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38 Units Available
Modera Avenir Place
2677 Avenir Pl
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
Studio
$1,380
571 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,420
794 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,698
1052 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 04:39 AM
Located a stone's throw away from Dunn Loring metro station, it is also 5 minutes away from the Mosaic shopping district. Exquisitely furnished apartments that feature crown moldings, built-in speakers and more.
Verified
20 Units Available
Prosperity Flats Apartments
2700 Dorr Ave
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
1 Bedroom
$1,615
735 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,085
1054 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 04:39 AM
Upgrade to stylish living, with 1-2 bedroom apartments that feature granite counters, in-unit laundry, and private patio/balcony. Pet-friendly homes in the heart of Northern Virginia. Easy access to transit and I-66.
Verified
40 Units Available
Avalon Mosaic
2987 District Ave
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
Studio
$1,435
540 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,620
785 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,905
1067 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:09 PM
Chic, modern apartments adjacent to Fairfax Plaza for shopping and entertainment. High-end fitness center, pool and pet-friendly living. Gourmet kitchens, fireplaces and hardwood floors are stunning.
1 Unit Available
2974 NIPPER WAY
2974 Nipper Way
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
4 Bedrooms
$3,350
Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
A beautiful townhome in a great location convenient to The Mosaic District and Two Metro Stations! Spacious open floorplan with a center island kitchen that opens to the family room, complete with a gas fireplace and sliding doors to a wonderful
1 Unit Available
8933 ROYAL ASTOR WAY
8933 Royal Astor Way
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
Beautiful 3 Level Townhouse near Mosaic District with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full, 2 Half Baths, 1 Car Garage, Close to a mile to both the Vienna and Dunn Loring - Merrifield Metro stations.
1 Unit Available
2663 MANHATTAN PLACE
2663 Manhattan Place
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1532 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
Location! Easy access to Tysons, Mosaic District, Metro, Harris Teeter, Shops, Restaurants and INOVA Hospital. Top Level Condo--Private and Full of Natural Light! 2-levels with 2.5 bathrooms.
1 Unit Available
2934 PINEY GROVE COURT
2934 Piney Grove Court
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
1558 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
Lovely end unit in private setting walking distance to Pan Am Mall & Vienna Metro! Upgraded kitchen w. bay window, granite c'tops, sink, dishwasher & Pergo flooring. Open floor plan for DR & LR.
1 Unit Available
3142 BABASHAW COURT
3142 Babashaw Court
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
1402 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
$35 per applicant. Wonderful location-close to ViennaMetro,495,66,50,29,restaurant,shopping,Mosaic,easy parking.
1 Unit Available
8191 STRAWBERRY LANE
8191 Strawberry Lane
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
1 Bedroom
$1,850
740 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
Move in ready! Rent a condo in the heart of the Mosaic District. Beautiful 1 bed/1bath condo in the heart of Mosaic District. Stainless Steel Appliances & Great views of the community pool from private balcony.
1 Unit Available
3024 TALKING ROCK DRIVE
3024 Talking Rock Drive
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
3 Bedrooms
$2,190
1056 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
Bright & Updated 3 Finished Level Townhouse 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths and 1 Half Bath. Kitchen With Stainless Appliance, Cherry Cabinets & Granite Counter Top. Pergo Laminate On Main Level and 2nd Level. Nice Deck In Back Yard.
1 Unit Available
8004 CHANUTE PLACE
8004 Chanute Place
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
1040 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
GREAT LOCATION!! Near Dunn Loring Metro, Fairfax Hospital and Merrifield Mosaic Retail Center. Large One Level Condo Featuring - 2 BEDROOMS, 1 FULL BATH & A LARGE DEN!!! Beautiful Hardwood Floors, Freshly Painted.
1 Unit Available
2920 MAINSTONE DRIVE
2920 Mainstone Drive
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
Studio
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3 Bedrooms
$2,950
2304 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
BACK ON THE MARKET. Sun-Filled Large Townhome w/ 1 Car Garage. Apprx 2,400 SF of Living Area. 3 BR/ 2 Full Bath/2 Half Baths. 2 Fire Places. New Paint Throughout. Hardwood Flooring on Main & Upper Levels.
1 Unit Available
2806 EVELYN COURT
2806 Evelyn Court
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
1628 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
Spectacular End Unit Townhome with 3 Large bedrooms and den basement townhome with 3 and a half baths. Brick fireplace in the rec room with walk-out to fenced patio. Great living and dining room combo. Close to I495, Rt 66 and Metro.
1 Unit Available
9039 PINEY GROVE DRIVE
9039 Piney Grove Drive
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
1320 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
$200 off First Month's Rent. Available Now. Wonderful Location centrally located in Fairfax. Three Finished Levels includes a rec room with a walkout to lovely rear yard. Pets considered on a case by case basis with pet fee.
1 Unit Available
8130 PRESCOTT DR
8130 Prescott Drive
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
1 Bedroom
$1,340
809 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
*Do you want to walk across the street to Metro and EZ Walking distance to the new Mosaic District? This is it! The community offers the best location to the Dunn Loring Metro! Your pets at 100Ibs or less (max 2) are welcome here, Some breed
1 Unit Available
2710 BELLFOREST COURT
2710 Belleforest Court
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,350
1476 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
Wonderful 2-level 2 BR 2.
1 Unit Available
3003 NICOSH CIRCLE
3003 Nicosh Circle
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
1 Bedroom
$1,490
729 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
Modern one-bedroom condo near the Mosaic shopping district and the Dunn Loring Metro stop. Very safe four-story building without much pedestrian traffic through the elevator and stairway. Unit 3305 is on the third floor.
1 Unit Available
2655 PROSPERITY AVE
2655 Prosperity Avenue
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
1 Bedroom
$1,600
789 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
Beautiful & updated 1BD/1BA condo rental at The Halstead at The Metro, across the street from Dunn Loring Metro & Avenir Place! New wood floors through the living room and bedroom and freshly painted throughout! Open floor plan with the Kitchen
1 Unit Available
8700 ARLINGTON BOULEVARD
8700 Arlington Boulevard
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,900
2174 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
Welcome Home to this One of a Kind 3br 2ba Custom Built Rambler! This Majestic Home Starts with an Elegant Extended Driveway.
1 Unit Available
2908 KINGS CHAPEL ROAD
2908 Kings Chapel Road
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
929 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
Fully Renovated, open floor plan, 2BR, 1BA over 929 Fin/Sqft. New paint, New Flooring, New Granite Countertop, New Stainless Steel Appliances (Gas Stove, Refrigerator, Dish Washer, Over range fan and light).
1 Unit Available
3041 TALKING ROCK DRIVE
3041 Talking Rock Drive
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
3 Bedrooms
$2,395
1581 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
All 3 levels are freshly updated. 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath with a recreation space, perfect for office or family room. Near the Pam Am shopping. Close to Vienna Metro. Convenient access to Lee Hwy/RT. 50/495/66. Recorded Video Tour is available.
1 Unit Available
8087 GATEHOUSE ROAD
8087 Gatehouse Road
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
3 Bedrooms
$2,650
2176 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. This large 3BR, 2.5BA garage townhome (2,176 finished SQFT) in the Jefferson Park neighborhood is located near the Mosaic District and the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro Station.
1 Unit Available
2711 BELLFOREST COURT
2711 Belleforest Court
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
1148 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
METRO DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THIS STUNNING MODEL CONDO W/GARAGE SPACE. FRESH PAINTED AND LAMINATED FLRS , UPGREADE KITHCEN AND MASTER BATHROOM WITH SEP SOAKING TUB & SHOWER. CROWN MOLDING IN LR/DR, DECORATIVE WALL MOLDINGS AND MIRROS.
1 Unit Available
2665 PROSPERITY AVENUE
2665 Prosperity Avenue
Merrifield, VA | Merrifield
1 Bedroom
$1,700
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 27 at 11:09 AM
Great location! 1BR and 1BA condo unit on the top level, quiet, bright and sunny with one assigned garage parking at Halstead at Metro. Walk-in closet, dishwasher, and full size washer and dryer.

Median Rent in Merrifield

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Merrifield is $1,732, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,002.
Studio
$1,628
1 Bed
$1,732
2 Beds
$2,002
3+ Beds
$2,213
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Searching for an apartment for rent in Merrifield, VA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 1,877 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Merrifield. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The median rent in Merrifield is $1,628 for a studio, $1,732 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $2,002 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Merrifield?
In Merrifield, the median rent is $1,628 for a studio, $1,732 for a 1-bedroom, $2,002 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,213 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Merrifield, check out our monthly Merrifield Rent Report.
How much is rent in Merrifield?
In Merrifield, the median rent is $1,628 for a studio, $1,732 for a 1-bedroom, $2,002 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,213 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Merrifield, check out our monthly Merrifield Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Merrifield?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Merrifield apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Merrifield?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Merrifield apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Merrifield properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Merrifield properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Merrifield?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Merrifield.
How much should I pay for rent in Merrifield?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Merrifield.
How can I find off-campus housing in Merrifield?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Merrifield. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Marymount University.
How can I find off-campus housing in Merrifield?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Merrifield. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Marymount University.

Median Rent in Merrifield

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Merrifield is $1,732, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,002.
Studio
$1,628
1 Bed
$1,732
2 Beds
$2,002
3+ Beds
$2,213

City Guide

Merrifield
"The roses nowhere bloom so white as in Virginia; The sunshine nowhere shines so bright as in Virginia."
"The roses nowhere bloom so white as in Virginia; The sunshine nowhere shines so bright as in Virginia."

Merrifield is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia with a population of around 15,200 people. It’s got major roads on all sides of it – I-66 on the north, Arlington Blvd on the south, Virginia State Highway 243 on the west and the Capital Beltway on the east. Formerly known as a suburban wasteland, the town was completely reinvented in the late ‘90s when local official Gerald Connolly came in and raised money to redevelop the city. It’s now home to the 31-acre Mosaic District, a massive complex with an Angelika Film Center, a Hyatt House Hotel, tons of office space and shops and restaurants galore. New apartment complexes are popping up left and right and finding an apartment here is easier than ever.

Having trouble with Craigslist Merrifield? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Moving to Merrifield

This is a wealthy area and the home values and apartment rental costs reflect that. Come with a loaded bank account, all your necessary paperwork and think about having a guarantor in the event your salary doesn’t meet the astronomical rental costs you find here! Scoring an all utilities paid apartment will certainly help you make ends meet. But regardless, you can rest assured that you’ll have a lot of entertainment, great schools for your kids and an easy commute to D.C. if this is where you decide to settle down.

Moving to Merrifield
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This is a wealthy area and the home values and apartment rental costs reflect that. Come with a loaded bank account, all your necessary paperwork and think about having a guarantor in the event your salary doesn’t meet the astronomical rental costs you find here! Scoring an all utilities paid apartment will certainly help you make ends meet. But regardless, you can rest assured that you’ll have a lot of entertainment, great schools for your kids and an easy commute to D.C. if this is where you decide to settle down.

Neighborhoods in Merrifield

With the recent redevelopment of Merrifield, a number of different neighborhoods have cropped up in town, and each one has its own specific appeal. The main challenge the city faces now is getting rid of traffic problems and creating more pedestrian-friendly solutions to make the small town more walkable. Here are a few of the more popular neighborhoods as of late.

Mosaic District: This is the center of the new action, right near the giant complex of shops and entertainment that cropped up last year. Now is definitely the time to get in as new apartments for rent are being built every day! $$$$

Vienna Woods: On the south side of town, it has great proximity to the Metro and shopping on Maple Avenue. Great schools and older homes. $$$

Jefferson: Quiet area with great park and lovely golfing and recreational facilities. $$$$

Mantua: Home to many great schools and a great area for young families. $$$

Neighborhoods in Merrifield
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With the recent redevelopment of Merrifield, a number of different neighborhoods have cropped up in town, and each one has its own specific appeal. The main challenge the city faces now is getting rid of traffic problems and creating more pedestrian-friendly solutions to make the small town more walkable. Here are a few of the more popular neighborhoods as of late.

Mosaic District: This is the center of the new action, right near the giant complex of shops and entertainment that cropped up last year. Now is definitely the time to get in as new apartments for rent are being built every day! $$$$

Vienna Woods: On the south side of town, it has great proximity to the Metro and shopping on Maple Avenue. Great schools and older homes. $$$

Jefferson: Quiet area with great park and lovely golfing and recreational facilities. $$$$

Mantua: Home to many great schools and a great area for young families. $$$

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City Guide

Merrifield
"The roses nowhere bloom so white as in Virginia; The sunshine nowhere shines so bright as in Virginia."
"The roses nowhere bloom so white as in Virginia; The sunshine nowhere shines so bright as in Virginia."

Merrifield is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia with a population of around 15,200 people. It’s got major roads on all sides of it – I-66 on the north, Arlington Blvd on the south, Virginia State Highway 243 on the west and the Capital Beltway on the east. Formerly known as a suburban wasteland, the town was completely reinvented in the late ‘90s when local official Gerald Connolly came in and raised money to redevelop the city. It’s now home to the 31-acre Mosaic District, a massive complex with an Angelika Film Center, a Hyatt House Hotel, tons of office space and shops and restaurants galore. New apartment complexes are popping up left and right and finding an apartment here is easier than ever.

Having trouble with Craigslist Merrifield? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Moving to Merrifield

This is a wealthy area and the home values and apartment rental costs reflect that. Come with a loaded bank account, all your necessary paperwork and think about having a guarantor in the event your salary doesn’t meet the astronomical rental costs you find here! Scoring an all utilities paid apartment will certainly help you make ends meet. But regardless, you can rest assured that you’ll have a lot of entertainment, great schools for your kids and an easy commute to D.C. if this is where you decide to settle down.

Moving to Merrifield
+

This is a wealthy area and the home values and apartment rental costs reflect that. Come with a loaded bank account, all your necessary paperwork and think about having a guarantor in the event your salary doesn’t meet the astronomical rental costs you find here! Scoring an all utilities paid apartment will certainly help you make ends meet. But regardless, you can rest assured that you’ll have a lot of entertainment, great schools for your kids and an easy commute to D.C. if this is where you decide to settle down.

Neighborhoods in Merrifield

With the recent redevelopment of Merrifield, a number of different neighborhoods have cropped up in town, and each one has its own specific appeal. The main challenge the city faces now is getting rid of traffic problems and creating more pedestrian-friendly solutions to make the small town more walkable. Here are a few of the more popular neighborhoods as of late.

Mosaic District: This is the center of the new action, right near the giant complex of shops and entertainment that cropped up last year. Now is definitely the time to get in as new apartments for rent are being built every day! $$$$

Vienna Woods: On the south side of town, it has great proximity to the Metro and shopping on Maple Avenue. Great schools and older homes. $$$

Jefferson: Quiet area with great park and lovely golfing and recreational facilities. $$$$

Mantua: Home to many great schools and a great area for young families. $$$

Neighborhoods in Merrifield
+

With the recent redevelopment of Merrifield, a number of different neighborhoods have cropped up in town, and each one has its own specific appeal. The main challenge the city faces now is getting rid of traffic problems and creating more pedestrian-friendly solutions to make the small town more walkable. Here are a few of the more popular neighborhoods as of late.

Mosaic District: This is the center of the new action, right near the giant complex of shops and entertainment that cropped up last year. Now is definitely the time to get in as new apartments for rent are being built every day! $$$$

Vienna Woods: On the south side of town, it has great proximity to the Metro and shopping on Maple Avenue. Great schools and older homes. $$$

Jefferson: Quiet area with great park and lovely golfing and recreational facilities. $$$$

Mantua: Home to many great schools and a great area for young families. $$$

Rent Report
Merrifield

December 2020 Merrifield Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Merrifield Rent Report. Merrifield rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Merrifield rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Merrifield rents decline sharply over the past month

Merrifield rents have declined 2.6% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 10.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Merrifield stand at $1,733 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,002 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in April. Merrifield's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -3.6%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

    Rents falling across the DC Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Merrifield 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.

    • DC proper has seen rents fall by 13.6% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,600.
    • Frederick has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,609, while one-bedrooms go for $1,333.
    • Arlington has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,083; rents went down 3.0% over the past month and 12.4% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Merrifield

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

    • Virginia as a whole has logged -3.6% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents sharply on the rise. For example, rents have grown by 7.1% in Virginia Beach and 2.9% in Norfolk.
    • Merrifield's median two-bedroom rent of $2,002 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 10.7% decline in Merrifield.
    • While rents in Merrifield fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-25.5%), New York (-19.1%), and Boston (-18.7%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Merrifield than most large cities. For example, Norfolk has a median 2BR rent of $1,104, where Merrifield is more than one-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.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Washington, DC
    $1,580
    $1,600
    -3%
    -13.6%
    Arlington
    $1,720
    $2,080
    -3%
    -12.4%
    Alexandria
    $1,550
    $1,900
    -1.7%
    -6.1%
    Germantown
    $1,500
    $1,850
    -0.1%
    3.6%
    Silver Spring
    $1,460
    $1,680
    -0.7%
    -7.9%
    Centreville
    $1,660
    $1,820
    -0.9%
    -4.8%
    Frederick
    $1,330
    $1,610
    -0.1%
    6.4%
    Rockville
    $1,610
    $2,010
    -1.2%
    -5.6%
    Bethesda
    $1,690
    $2,070
    -2%
    -6.8%
    Gaithersburg
    $1,450
    $1,850
    0.6%
    -0.6%
    Reston
    $1,560
    $1,740
    -1.7%
    -7.9%
    Ashburn
    $1,570
    $1,820
    -0.6%
    1%
    Leesburg
    $1,340
    $1,470
    -0.8%
    5.1%
    Laurel
    $1,390
    $1,660
    -0.2%
    4.1%
    Fredericksburg
    $1,130
    $1,340
    0
    5.3%
    Herndon
    $1,470
    $1,830
    -0.1%
    -4.9%
    Fairfax
    $1,470
    $1,740
    -1.9%
    -8.3%
    Hyattsville
    $1,180
    $1,500
    -0.2%
    2.1%
    Merrifield
    $1,730
    $2,000
    -2.6%
    -10.7%
    Falls Church
    $1,650
    $2,220
    -2.1%
    -9.4%
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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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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.

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    December 2020 Merrifield Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Merrifield Rent Report. Merrifield rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Merrifield rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 Merrifield Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Merrifield Rent Report. Merrifield rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Merrifield rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Merrifield rents decline sharply over the past month

    Merrifield rents have declined 2.6% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 10.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Merrifield stand at $1,733 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,002 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in April. Merrifield's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -3.6%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

      Rents falling across the DC Metro

      Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Merrifield 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.

      • DC proper has seen rents fall by 13.6% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,600.
      • Frederick has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,609, while one-bedrooms go for $1,333.
      • Arlington has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,083; rents went down 3.0% over the past month and 12.4% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Merrifield

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

      • Virginia as a whole has logged -3.6% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents sharply on the rise. For example, rents have grown by 7.1% in Virginia Beach and 2.9% in Norfolk.
      • Merrifield's median two-bedroom rent of $2,002 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 10.7% decline in Merrifield.
      • While rents in Merrifield fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-25.5%), New York (-19.1%), and Boston (-18.7%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Merrifield than most large cities. For example, Norfolk has a median 2BR rent of $1,104, where Merrifield is more than one-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.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Washington, DC
      $1,580
      $1,600
      -3%
      -13.6%
      Arlington
      $1,720
      $2,080
      -3%
      -12.4%
      Alexandria
      $1,550
      $1,900
      -1.7%
      -6.1%
      Germantown
      $1,500
      $1,850
      -0.1%
      3.6%
      Silver Spring
      $1,460
      $1,680
      -0.7%
      -7.9%
      Centreville
      $1,660
      $1,820
      -0.9%
      -4.8%
      Frederick
      $1,330
      $1,610
      -0.1%
      6.4%
      Rockville
      $1,610
      $2,010
      -1.2%
      -5.6%
      Bethesda
      $1,690
      $2,070
      -2%
      -6.8%
      Gaithersburg
      $1,450
      $1,850
      0.6%
      -0.6%
      Reston
      $1,560
      $1,740
      -1.7%
      -7.9%
      Ashburn
      $1,570
      $1,820
      -0.6%
      1%
      Leesburg
      $1,340
      $1,470
      -0.8%
      5.1%
      Laurel
      $1,390
      $1,660
      -0.2%
      4.1%
      Fredericksburg
      $1,130
      $1,340
      0
      5.3%
      Herndon
      $1,470
      $1,830
      -0.1%
      -4.9%
      Fairfax
      $1,470
      $1,740
      -1.9%
      -8.3%
      Hyattsville
      $1,180
      $1,500
      -0.2%
      2.1%
      Merrifield
      $1,730
      $2,000
      -2.6%
      -10.7%
      Falls Church
      $1,650
      $2,220
      -2.1%
      -9.4%
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