207 Apartments for rent in Newport News, VA

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Cottage Grove
614 Peninsula Dr
Newport News, VA
Updated December 13 at 2:39am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
58 Towne Square DR
Windward Towers
Newport News, VA
Updated November 9 at 2:17am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2105 Roanoke AVE
Newport News, VA
Updated November 17 at 2:19am UTC
3 Bedrooms
206 Loyal Lane
Newport News, VA
Updated December 12 at 11:37am UTC
4 Bedrooms
81 Hopkins ST
Hilton Village
Newport News, VA
Updated November 13 at 1:57am UTC
3 Bedrooms
94 Lakeside DR
Newport News, VA
Updated November 7 at 2:09am UTC
3 Bedrooms
908 Sparrow CT
Newport News, VA
Updated October 24 at 3:49am UTC
5 Bedrooms
323 50th ST
Newport News, VA
Updated December 8 at 2:19am UTC
3 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

December 2017 Newport News Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2017 Newport News Rent Report. Newport News rents declined 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 declined slightly over the past month

Newport News rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, but are up moderately by 3.0% in comparison to the same time last 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 2.7%.

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, 9 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 $2,010; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Lynchburg, where a two-bedroom goes for $860, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.2%).
  • Newport News, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.0%, 2.4%, and 2.2%, respectively).

Newport News rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Newport News, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. 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 $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 3.0% rise in Newport News.
  • While Newport News' rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Miami (-0.4%) and New York (-0.1%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Newport News than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,050, 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 $1,070 $1,280 -0.2% 2.2%
Norfolk $790 $950 0.2% 2.1%
Chesapeake $980 $1,180 -0.0% 2.2%
Newport News $840 $1,010 -0.3% 3.0%
Hampton $870 $1,040 0.2% 1.8%
Portsmouth $770 $930 0.5% 2.4%
Williamsburg $990 $1,180 0.7% 0.2%

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 confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Newport News ranks on:
A Overall satisfaction
A+ Safety and crime rate
B+ Confidence in the local economy
D Plans for homeownership
A- Recreational activities
B Quality of schools
B Commute time
A+ State and local taxes
Best Worst
Full data available when viewing on a non-mobile device.
Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Newport News's results from the first annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 18,000 renters, provides new insights into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

"Newport News renters gave high marks for overall satisfaction, ranking the Navy town in the top quartile of cities nationwide," says Andrew Tam, Vice President of Data Science at Apartment List. "The US renter population is at its highest level in 20 years, and while Newport News received high grades for a number of important amenities, a very low percentage of renters plan to be future homeowners."

Key findings in Newport News include the following:

  • Newport News renters give their city an A overall, ranking the city 13th overall out of 100 cities in our study.
  • The economy in Newport News received a B+, with 32% of renters saying they believe the local economy is on the right track.
  • The lowest grade for Newport News was a D for future homeownership, with only 45% of respondents saying they plan to purchase a home or apartment. This puts the city in the bottom decile, tied for 10th worst in our study.
  • One particularly bright spot for Newport News was for safety, where it received an A+ and ranked 8th best overall.
  • One area that could increase overall satisfaction for Newport News even further is by improving quality of local schools, where it received a B.
  • The survey covered 5 Virgina cities, all of which received at least a B+ for city satisfaction: Arlington topped the list with an A+, followed by Newport News (A), Virginia Beach (A-), Richmond (B+) and Alexandria (B+).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for city satisfaction were Plano, TX; Boston, MA; Arlington, VA; Austin, TX; and Torrance, CA. The lowest rated cities were Newark, NJ; New Haven, CT; Bridgeport, CT; Hartford, CT; and Columbia, SC.

A detailed report explaining the survey's methodology, analysis, and findings is available upon request. To obtain a copy, please email Andrew Tam, Apartment List's Vice President of Data Science, at andrew@apartmentlist.com.