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230 Apartments for rent in Newport News, VA

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Last updated April 22 at 10:32am UTC
906 Harpersville RD
Newport News, VA
Updated April 22 at 8:57am UTC
3 Bedrooms
623 Lafayette TER
Hudson Terrace
Newport News, VA
Updated April 22 at 8:55am UTC
3 Bedrooms
57 Sycamore AVE
Newport News, VA
Updated April 22 at 8:55am UTC
3 Bedrooms
457 Putney LN
The Colony
Newport News, VA
Updated April 22 at 8:55am UTC
4 Bedrooms
476 Charter Oak DR
Newport News, VA
Updated April 22 at 8:55am UTC
3 Bedrooms
670 Town Center DR
Deer Park
Newport News, VA
Updated April 22 at 8:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
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City Guide
Newport News

All four seasons happen in Newport News. Though the summers can be hot, Newport News is pretty mild in terms of heat and is nowhere near as uncomfortable as some of the other cities of the south. This could be due to its location near the Harbor, but no matter the reason you will be grateful. Those moving here for a bit of winter will delight in the fact that it does indeed get cold enough to snow here but you will not have to spend the entire winter shoveling your driveway or street. For all of these weather reasons, it is important to make sure your rental comes with A/C and heat and that your car is well prepared for icy bridges and slippery roads.

So, you see, a city with history and plenty of museums to show for it, doesn’t have to be boring or sleepy. Instead, it can have a bustling City Center, plenty of local shopping and access to boating, fishing and sailing. To live here is to love here. After all, isn’t Virginia for lovers?

Rent Report
Newport News

April 2018 Newport News Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2018 Newport News Rent Report. Newport News rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Newport News rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Newport News rents held steady over the past month

Newport News rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up moderately by 2.2% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Newport News stand at $840 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,010 for a two-bedroom. Newport News' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.2%, as well as the national average of 2.0%.

Rents rising across cities in Virginia

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Newport News, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Virginia, 8 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.2% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Arlington is the most expensive of all Virginia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,000; of the 10 largest cities in Virginia that we have data for, Alexandria and Arlington, where two-bedrooms go for $1,790 and $2,000, are the only two major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.2% and -0.1%).
  • Richmond, Chesapeake, and Newport News have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.9%, 2.2%, and 2.2%, respectively).

Newport News rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Newport News, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Newport News is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Newport News' median two-bedroom rent of $1,010 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 2.2% rise in Newport News.
  • While Newport News' rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.9%), Atlanta (+2.2%), and Denver (+1.9%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Newport News than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is more than three times the price in Newport News.

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
Virginia Beach $1,060 $1,280 0.0% 1.7%
Norfolk $790 $950 0.3% 0.7%
Chesapeake $990 $1,190 0.5% 2.2%
Newport News $840 $1,010 0.2% 2.2%
Hampton $860 $1,030 0.1% 1.2%
Portsmouth $760 $920 -0.8% 1.0%
Suffolk $900 $1,090 -0.6% 0.3%
Williamsburg $990 $1,180 -0.2% -0.7%

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.

Newport News Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Newport News ranks on:
F Overall satisfaction
C+ Safety and crime rate
D Jobs and career opportunities
F Recreational activities
B Affordability
D Quality of schools
C Social Life
A- Weather
B- Commute time
C State and local taxes
B Public transit
D Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Newport News’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

"Newport News renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received average scores, and many received below average scores."

Key findings in Newport News include the following:

  • Newport News renters gave their city an F overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Newport News were weather (A-), affordability (B) and public transit (B).
  • The areas of concern to Newport News renters were recreational activities (F), jobs and career opportunities (D), quality of local schools (D) and pet-friendliness (D).
  • Newport News did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Virginia, including Virginia Beach (A-), Norfolk (B) and Alexandria (A).
  • Newport News did relatively poorly compared to other cities nationwide, including Austin, TX (A-), Denver, CO (B+) and Seattle, WA (B+).
  • 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:

  • "I like being surrounded by the military, colleges and that it’s close to bigger cities. But I don’t like the lack of employment opportunities and salaries aren’t comparable to the cost of living." – Karla P.
  • "I love that the city is diverse and that the cost of living isn’t too high. But the costs for registering older vehicles are unreasonable." – Natasha E.
  • "Love the weather, people, restaurants, activities. But I hate housing income restrictions, cost of living and traffic." – Florence M.
  • "Close access to malls and restaurants but the crime rate is high." – Anon.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at