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820 Apartments for rent in Reston, VA

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Check out 820 verified apartments for rent in Reston, VA with rents starting as low as $1250. Some apartments for rent in Reston might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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11850 Freedom Dr
Reston, VA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,795
764 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
1316 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 10:37 AM
Great location downtown, close to Presidents Park and Hyatt Park. Residents enjoy units with large windows, pendant lighting and stainless steel appliances. Community includes fitness center, courtyard and pool.
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42 Units Available
The Avant at Reston Town Center
12025 Town Sq Street
Reston, VA
Studio
$1,605
579 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,713
805 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,161
1177 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 10:37 AM
The location of these units provides the perfect balance between a beautiful natural setting and convenient access to restaurants, shops and boulevards. Enjoy a romantic stroll before heading home to enjoy the serenity of your own patio.
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18 Units Available
Aperture
11410 Reston Station Blvd
Reston, VA
Studio
$1,329
546 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,762
742 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,952
1150 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 10:37 AM
Modern apartment community just off Dulles Toll Road. Features include in-unit laundry, walk-in closets, hardwood floors. Pet-friendly community has fire pits, a yoga studio, car charging stations and a 24-hour gym.
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23 Units Available
St. Johns Wood
11555 Olde Tiverton Cir
Reston, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,468
849 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,639
985 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 10:37 AM
Central location to I-495, I-66, Route 7 and I-95 with amenities such as a car wash area, green courtyard and pool. You'll find ample storage, a fireplace and stainless steel appliances in these recently renovated homes.
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8 Units Available
The Apartments at Harbor Park
11410 Esplanade Dr
Reston, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,505
827 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,779
1142 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,405
1450 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 10:37 AM
Close proximity to Baron Cameron Park provides natural, tranquil living in these recently renovated apartments. Enjoy updated interiors featuring hardwood flooring and luxury appliances or head to the nearby Reston Town Center for entertainment.
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30 Units Available
Avalon Reston Landing
12000 Cameron Pond Dr
Reston, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,415
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,747
1163 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 01:04 PM
Resort-style living at its finest. Relax in the outdoor spaces at the pool, on the sundeck, around the jogging path or on the tennis courts. Spacious apartments feature breathtaking views and fireplaces.
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24 Units Available
Waterside at Reston
12016 Waterside View Dr
Reston, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,560
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
946 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
This quiet neighborhood provides comfort and style. Relaxing amenities include a sparkling pool and dog park. Apartments feature full-size washer and dryers, hardwood floors and patio or balcony to take in scenic lake views.
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19 Units Available
Charter Oak Apartments
11637 Charter Oak Ct
Reston, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,530
960 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,540
1160 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,945
1160 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Located in a serene, wooded setting within walking distance of Town Center. Apartments feature spacious floor plans, updated features, lots of natural light and big closets. Community is just a short drive from D.C.
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36 Units Available
Lincoln at Wiehle Station
11500 Commerce Park Drive
Reston, VA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,565
741 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,825
1177 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:01 AM
Welcome to the highly anticipated Lincoln at Wiehle Station a new community of luxury apartments for rent in Reston, VA. Expect to be impressed by all that Reston area's newest apartment community will offer.
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17 Units Available
Harrison at Reston Town Center
1800 Jonathan Way
Reston, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,870
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,843
1206 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,915
1467 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:44 AM
Upscale living at its finest means hardwood floors, granite counters, a patio or balcony and ample storage space. These stunning, luxury apartments feature bountiful community spaces, including shuffleboard and a car charging station.
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8 Units Available
The Apartments at The Sycamores
1815 Sycamore Valley Dr
Reston, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,464
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,536
901 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,067
1033 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
We are now accepting in-person tours by appointment only. Or, you can schedule a virtual tour and connect with a Leasing Specialist virtually via video, phone, or email. Live apartment video walk through tours available.
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70 Units Available
BLVD Reston Station
1908 Reston Metro Plaza
Reston, VA
Studio
$1,405
579 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,600
816 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,230
1122 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Located directly on a transit stop, your new home places you at the corner of comfort and convenience. This pet-friendly, upscale community offers garage parking and stylish interiors to compliment your metro lifestyle.
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52 Units Available
Vy/Reston Heights
11830 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,355
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,675
1022 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Modern-industrial apartments with open floorplans, natural light and high-end finishes. Connected to on-site restaurants, cafes and meeting spots. Walking distance to Reston Town Center Metro and close to hiking and biking trails.
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Exo
1897 Oracle Way
Reston, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,598
719 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,780
1126 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,905
1377 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:30 AM
We are currently offering a variety of curated tour experiences, so you can tour on your own terms. Call us today for more information! Say hello to brilliant living at EXO, sophisticated Reston residences that light up your lifestyle.
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28 Units Available
The Cosmopolitan at Reston Town Center
1855 Saint Francis Street
Reston, VA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,600
784 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,060
1216 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
It's all in the name. Cosmo living here combines modern apartments with upscale community amenities. Premium interior finishes make you feel at home while features such as a pool, sauna, hot tub and game room relax.
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28 Units Available
Colvin Woods
11012 Becontree Lake Dr
Reston, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,390
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
973 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Natural living meets city convenience in these comfortable apartments. Enjoy living amidst 48 acres of lush greenery while still being close to Reston Town Center. Dog park, clubhouse and pool make this an ideal retreat.
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6 Units Available
Reston Glade
12265 Laurel Glade Ct
Reston, VA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,465
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,485
1050 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Spacious new pet-friendly apartments feature large kitchens, oversized dining rooms and plush carpets. BBQ, picnic area, fitness center, kids playscape and business lounge located on-site. Near to scenic hiking trails and close to Highway 286.
1 Unit Available
2400 ANSDEL CT
2400 Ansdel Court
Reston, VA
4 Bedrooms
$2,400
Last updated November 25 at 11:19 AM
Large end unit town home located in Deepwood. 3 levels , 4 large bedrooms 2.5 baths! Huge eat in kitchen with newer appliances, and sliding glass door to fenced yard.
1 Unit Available
2341 SOUTHGATE SQ
2341 Southgate Square
Reston, VA
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
Last updated November 25 at 11:19 AM
NEWLY RENOVATED!! NEW KITCHEN, NEW FRONT PATIO, FRESHLY PAINTED DECK IN BACKYARD, NEW A/C October 2020, HVAC serviced Oct 2020, Whole house Suct Vent Professional Cleaned November 2020, NEW Carpting and padding on stairs November 2020,NEW Light
1 Unit Available
1896 WINTERPORT CLUSTER
1896 Winterport Cluster
Reston, VA
3 Bedrooms
$2,250
Last updated November 25 at 11:19 AM
Freshly painted and ready to go! New roof and new HVAC are some of the recent updates to this home. Great location with easy access to the METRO! Will not last!
1 Unit Available
2032 HEADLANDS CIR
2032 Headlands Circle
Reston, VA
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
Last updated November 25 at 11:19 AM
LOOK NO FURTHER !!! Welcome to Boston Ridge Cluster a well established quiet friendly community * This Outstanding Two Level Brick END UNIT Townhouse Renovation is walkable to Wiehle Ave Metro Station * Three Bedrooms/Two Full Baths/One Powder Room
1 Unit Available
1953 LAKEPORT WAY
1953 Lakeport Way
Reston, VA
3 Bedrooms
$2,950
Last updated November 25 at 11:19 AM
STEPS TO THE WATER + Incredible VIEWS OF LAKE THOREAU from all three levels of this Waterfront TH w/carport! Walls of windows & SGD's flood all the rms in natural light & offers fab views.
1 Unit Available
11707 OLDE ENGLISH DR #B
11707 Olde English Drive
Reston, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,500
Last updated November 25 at 11:19 AM
Location Location Location. 1 bedroom Ground level Condo across the street from the Reston TownCenter. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout, track lighting, pass-through kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances.
1 Unit Available
1311 SUNDIAL DR
1311 Sundial Drive
Reston, VA
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
Last updated November 25 at 11:19 AM
Lovely brick end unit townhome with 2 car garage nestled among trees in N. Reston. Bright and open . Large kitchen and family room open to a large deck. Walls of windows on all sides. Hardwood floors on main level . Two gas fireplaces.

Median Rent in Reston

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Reston is $1,589, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,765.
Studio
$1,499
1 Bed
$1,589
2 Beds
$1,765
3+ Beds
$2,012
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How much is rent in Reston?
In Reston, the median rent is $1,499 for a studio, $1,589 for a 1-bedroom, $1,765 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,012 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Reston, check out our monthly Reston Rent Report.
How much is rent in Reston?
In Reston, the median rent is $1,499 for a studio, $1,589 for a 1-bedroom, $1,765 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,012 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Reston, check out our monthly Reston Rent Report.
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You can filter cheap apartments in Reston by price: under $1,700, under $1500, under $1,400, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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You can filter cheap apartments in Reston by price: under $1,700, under $1500, under $1,400, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Reston apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Reston apartments that allow pets.
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While some Reston 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 Reston 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.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Reston. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Marymount University.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Reston. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Marymount University.

Median Rent in Reston

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Reston is $1,589, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,765.
Studio
$1,499
1 Bed
$1,589
2 Beds
$1,765
3+ Beds
$2,012

City Guide

Reston
"Down in old Virginny / With my very best friend / They call him Ragtime Willie / We're gonna soothe away the rest of our years / We're gonna put away all of our tears / That big rockin' chair won't go nowhere" - (The Band, "Rockin' Chair")
"Down in old Virginny / With my very best friend / They call him Ragtime Willie / We're gonna soothe away the rest of our years / We're gonna put away all of our tears / That big rockin' chair won't go nowhere" - (The Band, "Rockin' Chair")

Situated in western Fairfax County, Virginia, Reston is undoubtedly an excellent residential location if you are into high-tech and high-class places to live and work. Surprisingly, a few years ago very few thought this would be the case.Reston is home to about 58,404 people. It's not cheap to live here--in fact, its 46.90% higher than the U.S. average, but that does not mean all is hopeless for those looking to Reston. There are still many benefits to be had from residing in Reston. For one, Reston Town Center (RTC) houses over 50 retail stores, 30 more than dining places. The RTC also plays host to many different activities, shows and festivals. For the Christmastime junkies, theres the Gingerbread Man Mile run in November, the Holiday singing and tree lighting in December, and also winter sports. The state of technology in Reston is also an effective magnet for tech people looking to make a name outside the crowded Silicon Valley.

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

Moving to Reston

Reston is an ideal place to live for families, no matter what stage of family life one is in. Even those yet to start a family can find somewhere comfortable here. Rental prices are flexible, and you can even get an extra room for the price of a one bedroom. The only challenge is finding that room (or bunch of rooms) to call home.

Reston happens to have five villages set up with each home half-mile away from the other. So if you are the type that is always consulting with the neighbors or peeping at them, then sorry, this isn't the place for you. The only peeping that you will do is watching birds!

Renters make up 33.17% of the housing units in Reston, with 4.72% of the houses and apartments available in Reston, remaining unoccupied. To stand a chance beating other people to that ideal pad, you will definitely need ready money and luck. You also need a favorable rating from the folks manning the credit reference bureau, just in case your potential landlord wants to make sure you can afford to pay your rent. In other words, anything that will show that you are a potentially good tenant is preferable to bring -- like an employers note or current landlords referral letter.

Moving to Reston
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Reston is an ideal place to live for families, no matter what stage of family life one is in. Even those yet to start a family can find somewhere comfortable here. Rental prices are flexible, and you can even get an extra room for the price of a one bedroom. The only challenge is finding that room (or bunch of rooms) to call home.

Reston happens to have five villages set up with each home half-mile away from the other. So if you are the type that is always consulting with the neighbors or peeping at them, then sorry, this isn't the place for you. The only peeping that you will do is watching birds!

Renters make up 33.17% of the housing units in Reston, with 4.72% of the houses and apartments available in Reston, remaining unoccupied. To stand a chance beating other people to that ideal pad, you will definitely need ready money and luck. You also need a favorable rating from the folks manning the credit reference bureau, just in case your potential landlord wants to make sure you can afford to pay your rent. In other words, anything that will show that you are a potentially good tenant is preferable to bring -- like an employers note or current landlords referral letter.

Reston neighborhoods

Reston is home to a diverse range of homes. Below is a little more about what you can find in each area of the town.

Reston City Center:The apartments and townhouses around this neighborhood are surrounded by many shops, dining places, businesses, and walkable roads. But living to proximity to all the goodies comes with a hefty price tag. Make sure this area is in your budget before you fall head over heels in love with a home.$$$$

North Reston:This neighborhood has a mix of real estate styles from small apartments to very huge houses. Located minutes away from Reston City Center, North Reston is very ideal for someone that wants the vibrancy of the city center but only during the day. Like Reston CIty Center, North Reston carries a big price tag so be wary.$$$$$

Sunrise Valley:This suburban neighborhood is mainly composed of large townhomes and some amazing medium sized single-family homes. But the bad news is that at the time of this writing the vacancy rate was 0.0; plain zero, that is! With the amazingly low rents, that's no wonder.$$

Sunset Hills:This wonderful community is near the Dulles Access road. Expect a mixture of charming single family houses and townhomes. Small studio apartments, 2 bedroom houses and apartment also exist. The moderate rent here is appealing, but with a vacancy rate of 7.1%, you have better luck getting a place to rent than North Reston and the Town center. $$$

South Reston:This is a huge area on the Southern side of the Dulles Access Road. It plays host to two of Restons four lakes and has several huge village facilities, like Hunters Forest. Expect a mixture of real estate types, from high-rise apartments to luxury beachfront properties. But those aren't the best parts; South Reston is the most affordable area in which to rent!$

Reston neighborhoods
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Reston is home to a diverse range of homes. Below is a little more about what you can find in each area of the town.

Reston City Center:The apartments and townhouses around this neighborhood are surrounded by many shops, dining places, businesses, and walkable roads. But living to proximity to all the goodies comes with a hefty price tag. Make sure this area is in your budget before you fall head over heels in love with a home.$$$$

North Reston:This neighborhood has a mix of real estate styles from small apartments to very huge houses. Located minutes away from Reston City Center, North Reston is very ideal for someone that wants the vibrancy of the city center but only during the day. Like Reston CIty Center, North Reston carries a big price tag so be wary.$$$$$

Sunrise Valley:This suburban neighborhood is mainly composed of large townhomes and some amazing medium sized single-family homes. But the bad news is that at the time of this writing the vacancy rate was 0.0; plain zero, that is! With the amazingly low rents, that's no wonder.$$

Sunset Hills:This wonderful community is near the Dulles Access road. Expect a mixture of charming single family houses and townhomes. Small studio apartments, 2 bedroom houses and apartment also exist. The moderate rent here is appealing, but with a vacancy rate of 7.1%, you have better luck getting a place to rent than North Reston and the Town center. $$$

South Reston:This is a huge area on the Southern side of the Dulles Access Road. It plays host to two of Restons four lakes and has several huge village facilities, like Hunters Forest. Expect a mixture of real estate types, from high-rise apartments to luxury beachfront properties. But those aren't the best parts; South Reston is the most affordable area in which to rent!$

Life in Reston

Reston is replete with many high-end shops, restaurants, and even an ice rink -- among many other attractions. That is why it is constantly enticing to both locals and visitors. Even people who like to stand still will find something to do here, thanks to a multiplex cinema among other amenities.

But the real deal greets you before you even step into Reston if you arrive by plane. Right next to the Dulles Worldwide International airport and fed by the 8-lane Dulles Road is a hub that houses big-name high-tech organizations like Oracle, Honeywell and Siemens. This is where the best and the smartest in the North Virginia, hi-tech realm spend their days. So if you are into technology or entrepreneurship, then this is certainly a place you will thrive.

Being only 30 minutes outside of Washington, DC certainly adds to the appeal, too. Reston, which was founded by Robert E. Simon (and named after his initials: R.E.S-ton) is the perfect blend of urban living and natural space. Simon’s dream was to develop a multi-use town that incorporated business, industry, recreation, education and great housing while maintaining the natural beauty of the local area. His dream prevailed. This town has lots to offer the nature lover: everything from bike trails, huge wildflower meadows and parks, to outdoor reaction areas. You can’t beat that! The only issue with Reston is perhaps the ever crucial real estate scenario. The place has blossomed so quickly that real estate is currently attracting high prices. Make sure to start your search early and camp out on the affordable neighborhoods to snag the home of your dreams. If not, be prepared to pay more than you'd like for something you don't completely love.

Unfortunately, Reston is the deficiency of adequate educational institutions and teaching staff to help those with younger family members raise people that could become responsible citizens in the future. So expect to really scrutinize the available schools if you have school going kids.

However, this is generally a well-managed city with remarkable energy and money making opportunities. Reston will keep growing and flourishing, and, if it fixes its few issues, it will develop into one of most important urban centers in the United States.

Life in Reston
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Reston is replete with many high-end shops, restaurants, and even an ice rink -- among many other attractions. That is why it is constantly enticing to both locals and visitors. Even people who like to stand still will find something to do here, thanks to a multiplex cinema among other amenities.

But the real deal greets you before you even step into Reston if you arrive by plane. Right next to the Dulles Worldwide International airport and fed by the 8-lane Dulles Road is a hub that houses big-name high-tech organizations like Oracle, Honeywell and Siemens. This is where the best and the smartest in the North Virginia, hi-tech realm spend their days. So if you are into technology or entrepreneurship, then this is certainly a place you will thrive.

Being only 30 minutes outside of Washington, DC certainly adds to the appeal, too. Reston, which was founded by Robert E. Simon (and named after his initials: R.E.S-ton) is the perfect blend of urban living and natural space. Simon’s dream was to develop a multi-use town that incorporated business, industry, recreation, education and great housing while maintaining the natural beauty of the local area. His dream prevailed. This town has lots to offer the nature lover: everything from bike trails, huge wildflower meadows and parks, to outdoor reaction areas. You can’t beat that! The only issue with Reston is perhaps the ever crucial real estate scenario. The place has blossomed so quickly that real estate is currently attracting high prices. Make sure to start your search early and camp out on the affordable neighborhoods to snag the home of your dreams. If not, be prepared to pay more than you'd like for something you don't completely love.

Unfortunately, Reston is the deficiency of adequate educational institutions and teaching staff to help those with younger family members raise people that could become responsible citizens in the future. So expect to really scrutinize the available schools if you have school going kids.

However, this is generally a well-managed city with remarkable energy and money making opportunities. Reston will keep growing and flourishing, and, if it fixes its few issues, it will develop into one of most important urban centers in the United States.

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Reston
"Down in old Virginny / With my very best friend / They call him Ragtime Willie / We're gonna soothe away the rest of our years / We're gonna put away all of our tears / That big rockin' chair won't go nowhere" - (The Band, "Rockin' Chair")
"Down in old Virginny / With my very best friend / They call him Ragtime Willie / We're gonna soothe away the rest of our years / We're gonna put away all of our tears / That big rockin' chair won't go nowhere" - (The Band, "Rockin' Chair")

Situated in western Fairfax County, Virginia, Reston is undoubtedly an excellent residential location if you are into high-tech and high-class places to live and work. Surprisingly, a few years ago very few thought this would be the case.Reston is home to about 58,404 people. It's not cheap to live here--in fact, its 46.90% higher than the U.S. average, but that does not mean all is hopeless for those looking to Reston. There are still many benefits to be had from residing in Reston. For one, Reston Town Center (RTC) houses over 50 retail stores, 30 more than dining places. The RTC also plays host to many different activities, shows and festivals. For the Christmastime junkies, theres the Gingerbread Man Mile run in November, the Holiday singing and tree lighting in December, and also winter sports. The state of technology in Reston is also an effective magnet for tech people looking to make a name outside the crowded Silicon Valley.

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

Moving to Reston

Reston is an ideal place to live for families, no matter what stage of family life one is in. Even those yet to start a family can find somewhere comfortable here. Rental prices are flexible, and you can even get an extra room for the price of a one bedroom. The only challenge is finding that room (or bunch of rooms) to call home.

Reston happens to have five villages set up with each home half-mile away from the other. So if you are the type that is always consulting with the neighbors or peeping at them, then sorry, this isn't the place for you. The only peeping that you will do is watching birds!

Renters make up 33.17% of the housing units in Reston, with 4.72% of the houses and apartments available in Reston, remaining unoccupied. To stand a chance beating other people to that ideal pad, you will definitely need ready money and luck. You also need a favorable rating from the folks manning the credit reference bureau, just in case your potential landlord wants to make sure you can afford to pay your rent. In other words, anything that will show that you are a potentially good tenant is preferable to bring -- like an employers note or current landlords referral letter.

Moving to Reston
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Reston is an ideal place to live for families, no matter what stage of family life one is in. Even those yet to start a family can find somewhere comfortable here. Rental prices are flexible, and you can even get an extra room for the price of a one bedroom. The only challenge is finding that room (or bunch of rooms) to call home.

Reston happens to have five villages set up with each home half-mile away from the other. So if you are the type that is always consulting with the neighbors or peeping at them, then sorry, this isn't the place for you. The only peeping that you will do is watching birds!

Renters make up 33.17% of the housing units in Reston, with 4.72% of the houses and apartments available in Reston, remaining unoccupied. To stand a chance beating other people to that ideal pad, you will definitely need ready money and luck. You also need a favorable rating from the folks manning the credit reference bureau, just in case your potential landlord wants to make sure you can afford to pay your rent. In other words, anything that will show that you are a potentially good tenant is preferable to bring -- like an employers note or current landlords referral letter.

Reston neighborhoods

Reston is home to a diverse range of homes. Below is a little more about what you can find in each area of the town.

Reston City Center:The apartments and townhouses around this neighborhood are surrounded by many shops, dining places, businesses, and walkable roads. But living to proximity to all the goodies comes with a hefty price tag. Make sure this area is in your budget before you fall head over heels in love with a home.$$$$

North Reston:This neighborhood has a mix of real estate styles from small apartments to very huge houses. Located minutes away from Reston City Center, North Reston is very ideal for someone that wants the vibrancy of the city center but only during the day. Like Reston CIty Center, North Reston carries a big price tag so be wary.$$$$$

Sunrise Valley:This suburban neighborhood is mainly composed of large townhomes and some amazing medium sized single-family homes. But the bad news is that at the time of this writing the vacancy rate was 0.0; plain zero, that is! With the amazingly low rents, that's no wonder.$$

Sunset Hills:This wonderful community is near the Dulles Access road. Expect a mixture of charming single family houses and townhomes. Small studio apartments, 2 bedroom houses and apartment also exist. The moderate rent here is appealing, but with a vacancy rate of 7.1%, you have better luck getting a place to rent than North Reston and the Town center. $$$

South Reston:This is a huge area on the Southern side of the Dulles Access Road. It plays host to two of Restons four lakes and has several huge village facilities, like Hunters Forest. Expect a mixture of real estate types, from high-rise apartments to luxury beachfront properties. But those aren't the best parts; South Reston is the most affordable area in which to rent!$

Reston neighborhoods
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Reston is home to a diverse range of homes. Below is a little more about what you can find in each area of the town.

Reston City Center:The apartments and townhouses around this neighborhood are surrounded by many shops, dining places, businesses, and walkable roads. But living to proximity to all the goodies comes with a hefty price tag. Make sure this area is in your budget before you fall head over heels in love with a home.$$$$

North Reston:This neighborhood has a mix of real estate styles from small apartments to very huge houses. Located minutes away from Reston City Center, North Reston is very ideal for someone that wants the vibrancy of the city center but only during the day. Like Reston CIty Center, North Reston carries a big price tag so be wary.$$$$$

Sunrise Valley:This suburban neighborhood is mainly composed of large townhomes and some amazing medium sized single-family homes. But the bad news is that at the time of this writing the vacancy rate was 0.0; plain zero, that is! With the amazingly low rents, that's no wonder.$$

Sunset Hills:This wonderful community is near the Dulles Access road. Expect a mixture of charming single family houses and townhomes. Small studio apartments, 2 bedroom houses and apartment also exist. The moderate rent here is appealing, but with a vacancy rate of 7.1%, you have better luck getting a place to rent than North Reston and the Town center. $$$

South Reston:This is a huge area on the Southern side of the Dulles Access Road. It plays host to two of Restons four lakes and has several huge village facilities, like Hunters Forest. Expect a mixture of real estate types, from high-rise apartments to luxury beachfront properties. But those aren't the best parts; South Reston is the most affordable area in which to rent!$

Life in Reston

Reston is replete with many high-end shops, restaurants, and even an ice rink -- among many other attractions. That is why it is constantly enticing to both locals and visitors. Even people who like to stand still will find something to do here, thanks to a multiplex cinema among other amenities.

But the real deal greets you before you even step into Reston if you arrive by plane. Right next to the Dulles Worldwide International airport and fed by the 8-lane Dulles Road is a hub that houses big-name high-tech organizations like Oracle, Honeywell and Siemens. This is where the best and the smartest in the North Virginia, hi-tech realm spend their days. So if you are into technology or entrepreneurship, then this is certainly a place you will thrive.

Being only 30 minutes outside of Washington, DC certainly adds to the appeal, too. Reston, which was founded by Robert E. Simon (and named after his initials: R.E.S-ton) is the perfect blend of urban living and natural space. Simon’s dream was to develop a multi-use town that incorporated business, industry, recreation, education and great housing while maintaining the natural beauty of the local area. His dream prevailed. This town has lots to offer the nature lover: everything from bike trails, huge wildflower meadows and parks, to outdoor reaction areas. You can’t beat that! The only issue with Reston is perhaps the ever crucial real estate scenario. The place has blossomed so quickly that real estate is currently attracting high prices. Make sure to start your search early and camp out on the affordable neighborhoods to snag the home of your dreams. If not, be prepared to pay more than you'd like for something you don't completely love.

Unfortunately, Reston is the deficiency of adequate educational institutions and teaching staff to help those with younger family members raise people that could become responsible citizens in the future. So expect to really scrutinize the available schools if you have school going kids.

However, this is generally a well-managed city with remarkable energy and money making opportunities. Reston will keep growing and flourishing, and, if it fixes its few issues, it will develop into one of most important urban centers in the United States.

Life in Reston
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Reston is replete with many high-end shops, restaurants, and even an ice rink -- among many other attractions. That is why it is constantly enticing to both locals and visitors. Even people who like to stand still will find something to do here, thanks to a multiplex cinema among other amenities.

But the real deal greets you before you even step into Reston if you arrive by plane. Right next to the Dulles Worldwide International airport and fed by the 8-lane Dulles Road is a hub that houses big-name high-tech organizations like Oracle, Honeywell and Siemens. This is where the best and the smartest in the North Virginia, hi-tech realm spend their days. So if you are into technology or entrepreneurship, then this is certainly a place you will thrive.

Being only 30 minutes outside of Washington, DC certainly adds to the appeal, too. Reston, which was founded by Robert E. Simon (and named after his initials: R.E.S-ton) is the perfect blend of urban living and natural space. Simon’s dream was to develop a multi-use town that incorporated business, industry, recreation, education and great housing while maintaining the natural beauty of the local area. His dream prevailed. This town has lots to offer the nature lover: everything from bike trails, huge wildflower meadows and parks, to outdoor reaction areas. You can’t beat that! The only issue with Reston is perhaps the ever crucial real estate scenario. The place has blossomed so quickly that real estate is currently attracting high prices. Make sure to start your search early and camp out on the affordable neighborhoods to snag the home of your dreams. If not, be prepared to pay more than you'd like for something you don't completely love.

Unfortunately, Reston is the deficiency of adequate educational institutions and teaching staff to help those with younger family members raise people that could become responsible citizens in the future. So expect to really scrutinize the available schools if you have school going kids.

However, this is generally a well-managed city with remarkable energy and money making opportunities. Reston will keep growing and flourishing, and, if it fixes its few issues, it will develop into one of most important urban centers in the United States.

Rent Report
Reston

December 2020 Reston Rent Report

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

Reston rents decline sharply over the past month

Reston rents have declined 1.7% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 7.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Reston stand at $1,564 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,737 for a two-bedroom. This is the ninth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in February. Reston'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 Reston 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 decreased 3.0% over the past month and 12.4% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Reston

    As rents have fallen sharply in Reston, a few large cities nationwide have also seen prices fall, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Reston 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.
    • Reston's median two-bedroom rent of $1,737 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 7.9% decline in Reston.
    • While rents in Reston 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 Reston than most large cities. For example, Norfolk has a median 2BR rent of $1,104, where Reston 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%
    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.

    Read More

    December 2020 Reston Rent Report

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

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 Reston Rent Report

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

    Reston rents decline sharply over the past month

    Reston rents have declined 1.7% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 7.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Reston stand at $1,564 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,737 for a two-bedroom. This is the ninth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in February. Reston'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 Reston 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 decreased 3.0% over the past month and 12.4% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Reston

      As rents have fallen sharply in Reston, a few large cities nationwide have also seen prices fall, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Reston 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.
      • Reston's median two-bedroom rent of $1,737 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 7.9% decline in Reston.
      • While rents in Reston 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 Reston than most large cities. For example, Norfolk has a median 2BR rent of $1,104, where Reston 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%
      Falls Church
      $1,650
      $2,220
      -2.1%
      -9.4%
      See More

      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.