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134 Apartments for rent in Oakton, VA

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Last updated September 24 at 2:25AM
10305 CHERRY VIEW COURT
Oakton
Oakton, VA
Updated September 11 at 3:10AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
10225 VALENTINO DRIVE
Oakton
Oakton, VA
Updated September 24 at 2:25AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
10131 VALENTINO DRIVE
Oakton
Oakton, VA
Updated September 22 at 2:51AM
4 Bedrooms
$2,400
3031 BORGE STREET
Oakton
Oakton, VA
Updated September 22 at 6:40PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
10225 VALENTINO DRIVE
Oakton
Oakton, VA
Updated September 20 at 2:54AM
1 Bedroom
$1,400
10406 ADEL ROAD
Oakton
Oakton, VA
Updated September 14 at 3:17AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,650
10206 BLAKE LANE
Oakton
Oakton, VA
Updated September 7 at 11:15AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
3201 WHITE FLINT COURT
Oakton
Oakton, VA
Updated September 23 at 10:51AM
4 Bedrooms
$2,400
10204 BUSHMAN DRIVE
Oakton
Oakton, VA
Updated September 20 at 2:54AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,690
3003 OAKTON MEADOWS COURT
Oakton
Oakton, VA
Updated September 20 at 3:15AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
3091 MCKINNON WAY
Oakton
Oakton, VA
Updated August 15 at 10:00PM
3 Bedrooms
$3,495
3013 BARDEN OAKS CT
Oakton
Oakton, VA
Updated September 22 at 10:46AM
4 Bedrooms
$2,775
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3176 SUMMIT SQUARE DRIVE
Oakton
Oakton, VA
Updated September 17 at 2:15AM
1 Bedroom
$1,500
10303 APPALACHIAN CIRCLE
Oakton
Oakton, VA
Updated September 23 at 10:47AM
1 Bedroom
$1,450
10204 ASHBROOKE COURT
Oakton
Oakton, VA
Updated September 17 at 2:27AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
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City Guide
Oakton
Moving into Oakton

How much will it cost you?

You know you are in a pretty fancy neighborhood when the only place you can find for 'reasonable' rates is in the basement! Be prepared to shell out the shillings in Oakton, where rent doesnt only dent your wallet, it obliterates it. Studio apartments in Oakton usually fetch a good chunk of change. For families, rental homes in Oakton that include a large yard just move up from there.

What you'll need

If you want to live in Oakton, you should have plenty of money, a high-paying job, or preferably both. Dont expect to begin your search for apartments in Oakton without the ability to prove that you can easily afford to pay the rent.

When to Look

There are always people moving in and out of Oakton neighborhoods, so it doesnt really matter when you look. If you are bringing any pets larger than cats and dogs, such as a horse, start your search at least three months in advance. Yes, Oakton is the kind of place where you can move in with your horse.

Oakton Neighborhoods

It can sometimes be a bit tough to tell where the town of Oakton starts and ends as it tends to bleed into neighboring Vienna and Fairfax pretty quickly. Basically, Oakton occupies the space directly north of Fairfax, on the north side of the Interstate 66. This is mostly a residential area, but there are some shops and restaurants sprinkled around for good measure.

Chain Bridge Road: This is the main drag in town, and most of the action is congregated within a couple of blocks of this street. A few of the larger apartment complexes are in this area, so if you are looking for an affordable studio apartment in Oakton, this might be your best bet.

Difficult Run: This is the place to be if you enjoy torturous runs of the same name, but it isnt a prerequisite. This neighborhood has tons of tree-lined streets and access to trails for exercise. Yes, there is a large park here called Little Difficult Run Valley Stream Park. Whoever was in charge of naming the streets didn't stop there you can live on Ox Hunt Road, Lawyers Road, or even Colts Neck Road. Many of the houses here are huge, and often come with a swimming pool in the backyard.

Waples: If golf course livin is for you, head on down to Waples Road. Most of the houses here were designed to abut the golf course, so pour a martini and enjoy the view. Homes here usually come with access to all of the country club amenities such as swimming pool, tennis court, etc. Another advantage of living in Waples is that it is literally right on the other side of the highway from the Fairfax Mall you could probably drive your golf cart there.

Livin' La Vida Oakton

The key thing to remember is that Oakton is so close to Fairfax that you can practically walk there with the only obstacle in your way is the pesky I-66. Most of the residents either work in the surrounding area or commute to Washington DC. People who live here come from all over the map, which makes for cosmopolitan living in the suburbs.

Getting around

Unless you don’t plan on straying too far from the homestead, you will need a car. Fairfax County does have a decent public transportation system, but it won’t venture deep into Oakton suburbia.

Eating out

The Oakton area has some great food choices, which are priced perfectly reasonably considering the kind of money floating around Fairfax County. This is truly an international part of the country, and there is a decent array of restaurants dishing up specialties from the far corners of the world.

Nightlife

You probably wont find a whole lot of action in Oakton itself, but dont let that prevent you from enjoying the wee hours. Fairfax County has a thriving nightlife scene, with everything from trendy wine bars to semi-rowdy sports bars. If that isnt enough, remember that DC is just half an hour away.

Activities and Diversions

One of the best reasons to move to Oakton is to enjoy the outdoor life. You shouldn’t have to go far to reach a park, trail system, or small forested area. Another great benefit of living here is that most of the neighborhoods have great recreation centers, complete with pools, fitness centers, etc, all courtesy of your community association fees.

If watching historical reenactments with canons and the cavalry sounds like fun, you are in the right place. Oakton and Fairfax County are pretty much ground zero for that sort of thing. You can even get in on the battles if you want.

Rent Report
Oakton

September 2017 Oakton Rent Report

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

Oakton rents increase sharply over the past month

Oakton rents have increased 0.9% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Oakton stand at $1,880 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,170 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in February. Oakton's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.6%, but trails the national average of 3.0%.

Rents rising across the DC Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Oakton, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the DC metro, 7 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Over the past year, Waldorf has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 3.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,930, while one-bedrooms go for $1,670.
  • Rockville has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.7%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,000, while one-bedrooms go for $1,730.
  • Bethesda has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,400; rents went down 0.2% over the past month and 0.9% over the past year.
  • Frederick has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,490; rents decreased 0.3% over the past month but were up 1.5% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Oakton

Rent growth in Oakton has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. Compared to most large cities across the country, Oakton is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents increase, with Virginia as a whole logging rent growth of 1.6% over the past year.
  • Oakton's median two-bedroom rent of $2,170 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 2.8% rise in Oakton.
  • While rents in Oakton remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.4%), Los Angeles (+5.0%), and Chicago (+3.8%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,710, $1,740, and $1,290 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Oakton than most large cities. For example, Norfolk has a median 2BR rent of $960, where Oakton 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 $1,550 0.3% -0.5%
Arlington $1,780 $2,060 0.1% 0.0%
Alexandria $1,570 $1,820 -0.2% 0.7%
Germantown $1,670 $1,920 -0.0% 2.5%
Silver Spring $1,510 $1,740 0.7% 1.0%
Centreville $1,630 $1,880 -1.5% 2.5%
Waldorf $1,670 $1,930 -0.1% -3.9%
Frederick $1,290 $1,490 -0.3% 1.5%
Rockville $1,730 $2,000 -0.0% 2.7%
Bethesda $2,070 $2,400 -0.2% -0.9%
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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.

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 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.