15 Apartments under 1200 for rent in Oakton, VA

Last updated March 17 at 3:55am UTC
Results within 5 miles of Oakton, VA
Fairfax, VA
Updated March 12 at 9:50am UTC
1 Bedroom
4741 gainsborough dr.
Fairfax, VA
Updated March 10 at 11:51am UTC
1 Bedroom
Results within 10 miles of Oakton, VA
100 North Sterling Boulevard
Sterling Park
Sterling, VA
Updated March 15 at 10:54am UTC
1 Bedroom
Centreville, VA
Updated March 14 at 10:56am UTC
1 Bedroom
Annandale, VA
Updated March 13 at 4:33am UTC
1 Bedroom
Falls Church
Falls Church, VA
Updated January 29 at 9:31am UTC
Annandale, VA
Updated March 15 at 5:33pm UTC
1 Bedroom
Annandale, VA
Updated March 16 at 1:53am UTC
1 Bedroom
Seven Corners
Falls Church, VA
Updated March 15 at 10:47am UTC
1 Bedroom
Fairfax, VA
Updated January 26 at 9:27am UTC
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March 2018 Oakton Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2018 Oakton Rent Report. Oakton rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Oakton rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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March 2018 Oakton Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2018 Oakton Rent Report. Oakton rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Oakton rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Oakton rents increase sharply over the past month

Oakton rents have increased 1.2% over the past month, and have increased sharply by 6.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Oakton stand at $1,890 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,180 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in December of last year. Oakton's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 2.3%.

Rent trends vary across the DC Metro

While rents prices have increased in Oakton over the past year, trends across the rest of the metro have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the DC metro, some have seen decreases while other cities have rents increasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Bethesda has seen rents fall by 1.1% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the DC metro with a two-bedroom median of $2,370.
  • Frederick has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,480; additionally, the city has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro over the past month (1.6%).

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Oakton

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

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Virginia as a whole logging rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.9% in Virginia Beach and 0.6% in Norfolk.
  • Oakton's median two-bedroom rent of $2,180 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.3% over the past year compared to the 6.7% increase in Oakton.
  • While Oakton's rents rose sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Los Angeles (+3.8%), Boston (+2.7%), and Seattle (+2.1%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Oakton than most large cities. For example, Norfolk has a median 2BR rent of $950, 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 $1,310 $1,510 0.1% -0.1%
Arlington $1,720 $1,980 0.3% -0.1%
Alexandria $1,540 $1,780 0.0% -0.2%
Germantown $1,630 $1,890 0.0% 1.6%
Silver Spring $1,500 $1,730 0.1% 0.9%
Centreville $1,600 $1,840 1.2% 0.3%
Waldorf $1,710 $1,980 -3.2% 6.2%
Frederick $1,280 $1,480 1.6% 3.1%
Rockville $1,670 $1,930 0.9% -0.8%
Bethesda $2,050 $2,370 -0.4% -1.1%
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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.

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