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358 Cheap Apartments for rent in Richmond, VA

Finding cheap apartments in Richmond takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letter... Read Guide >
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Rockwood Park
3310 Old Courthouse Rd
Richmond, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,135
655 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,525
1105 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:30 PM
Modern one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes with open floor plans, private balconies and lots of natural light. Community features a swimming pool, fitness center and manicured grounds.
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31 Units Available
The Masonry
2020 East Main Street
Richmond, VA | Shockoe Bottom
Studio
$999
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,049
587 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,451
733 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:24 PM
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5 Units Available
Hopper Lofts
700 Everett St
Richmond, VA | Old Town Manchester
1 Bedroom
$1,035
536 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
928 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:22 PM
Whether your way of relaxing is coming home to read a good book in an urban garden oasis or an exhilarating bike ride along the James, Hopper has it all! A theater room where you can watch your favorite movie with friends or get toned in our strength training facility. These are just a few of our unique amenities! You are guaranteed to receive excellent customer service, prompt attention to maintenance requests and friendly onsite management.\nYour loft will have the finest finishes that Old Manchester has to offer. Hardwood and concrete flooring give the homes that little bit of industrial heritage along with the modern elegance of granite, custom cabinetry and luminous skylights. Each floor plan is unique there is truly something for everyone at Hopper Lofts.
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40 Units Available
Coliseum Lofts
1359 W Broad St
Richmond, VA | The Fan
Studio
$840
463 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,312
800 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,870
1017 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:16 PM
Coliseum Lofts are right in the heart of VCU campus, in historical downtown Richmond. Restored apartments with exposed brick walls and wooden beams. On-site laundry, dishwashers, parking, gym, and utilities included.
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6 Units Available
Raven Place
1710 E Broad St
Richmond, VA | Shockoe Bottom
1 Bedroom
$1,055
795 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,435
1178 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:12 PM
Near I-95 and Jefferson Park. On-site gym and garages available. Updated interiors including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and lots of storage. Dogs and cats welcomed. Patio or balcony in each unit.
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2 Units Available
Shockoe Center Apartments
1900 E Franklin St
Richmond, VA | Shockoe Bottom
1 Bedroom
$674
418 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,475
1256 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:03 PM
Located in a historic building within walking distance to Church Hill shops. Apartments with original architectural features in a community boasting a cyber cafe, cardio center and rooftop pool with downtown Richmond views.
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14 Units Available
The Spectrum Apartments
2017 Brook Rd
Richmond, VA | Chamberlayne Industrial Center
1 Bedroom
$1,026
742 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,428
1054 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,532
998 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 6:02 PM
In-home washer and dryer, 24-hour fitness center, a dog park, stainless-steel appliances and valet trash are some of the amenities at this one- to three-bedroom apartment home community minute from I-64. Near the Fan District.
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Plant 1
403 Stockton St
Richmond, VA | Old Town Manchester
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,085
2 Bedrooms
$1,565
Last updated May 10 at 2:14 PM
A newly renovated historic building in Richmond's Manchester neighborhood is home to one- and two-bedroom apartment homes that feature exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors, a gym, in-unit laundry, and cable TV and internet included.
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Kensington Court
2900 Kensington Ave
Richmond, VA | The Museum District
1 Bedroom
$1,095
2 Bedrooms
$1,440
Last updated May 10 at 2:11 PM
1920s Renaissance-style apartment complex on Kensington Ave, conveniently close to I-161 and Monument Avenue. Hardwood floors and AC in units, plus community gym, courtyard and clubhouse. Walking distance to local school and restaurants.
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Lofts at Franklin
1806 E Franklin St
Richmond, VA | Shockoe Bottom
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,130
2 Bedrooms
$1,599
Last updated May 10 at 2:09 PM
Blocks from the Shockoe Slip and the historic James River. This upscale community offers a roof deck, gym membership, and lots of space. Controlled access building. Restored historic features, stainless steel appliances, and in-unit laundry.
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8 Units Available
The Corner Lofts
1321 1/2 E Main St
Richmond, VA | Shockoe Slip
Studio
$1,070
600 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,175
734 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 10 at 11:46 AM
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3 Units Available
The Birches Apartments
1304 West Graham Road
Richmond, VA | Virginia Union
2 Bedrooms
$925
700 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 11:46 AM
Excellent location, close to Virginia Union University and SCOR Sports Center of Richmond. The community is pet-friendly and has parking. Units feature 1 or 2 bedrooms.
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131 Units Available
Towers on Franklin
104 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA | Monroe Ward
Studio
$875
386 sqft
1 Bedroom
$965
603 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,505
1150 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 10:48 AM
Welcome Home Welcome to The Towers on Franklin! Combining a vibrant university atmosphere with the freedom of off-campus independence, our community offers a uniquely modern living experience near VCU. Our tastefully designed housing features spacious floor plans with sleek kitchens, private study spaces, walk-in closets, and more. And when it’s time to unwind you’ll have access to upscale amenities such as a resort-inspired rooftop swimming pool, billiards room, luxury resident clubhouse, Cyber Cafe with free Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour fitness center. Contact our team to schedule your tour today!
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14 Units Available
The 1805
1805 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA | Carver
Studio
$1,075
485 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,045
467 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,540
716 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 10:48 AM
Welcome to a day in the life at The 1805. Wake up in your brand-new home, work remotely in your spacious home office, take your dog for a walk in Grace Park and end your day by walking to dinner at My Noodle & Bar. We're located within a mile of Richmond's massive local art and mural scene! Brand-new apartments in the beautiful Fan neighborhood - picture yourself at The 1805!
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11 Units Available
City View Lofts
411 Bainbridge Street
Richmond, VA | Old Town Manchester
1 Bedroom
$1,029
685 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,299
852 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 10:48 AM
Come home to a brand new, pet-friendly community of loft residences jam-packed with the finest amenities in Richmond including a stunning riverfront pool, epic skyline and river views, two 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness centers, and two modern clubhouses with lounge areas, TVs, gaming tables, and entertaining kitchens.
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41 Units Available
Downtown Rentals
1510 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA | Carver
Studio
$905
420 sqft
1 Bedroom
$860
414 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,145
794 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 10:48 AM
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2 Units Available
Timbercreek Apartment Homes
2200 Chateau Dr
Richmond, VA | Piney Knolls
2 Bedrooms
$834
826 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 10:48 AM
*Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are only taking appointment tours until further notice.*
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3 Units Available
2001 East
2001 E Broad St
Richmond, VA | Shockoe Bottom
Studio
$945
556 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,330
856 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 10:48 AM
Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are only open via phone, email, and resident portal until further notice. 2001 East marks the entrance to Church Hill and sits on the edge of Shockoe Valley. Within easy walking access to VCU's Medical School and Hospital, the James River Park System, the National Capital Trail, the State Capital, and all the fine dining and nightlife Shockoe Bottom has to offer, you will find yourself in the heart of the action!
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1 Unit Available
Shockoe Commons Main Street
1209 E Main St
Richmond, VA | Shockoe Slip
1 Bedroom
$963
654 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 5 at 9:08 AM
Live in the Shockoe Bottom district of Richmond. Walk-in closets and washers and dryers in apartments. All utilities included in cost of rent. Lots of dining and shopping. Two blocks from the Virginia State Capitol.
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Pohlig Box Factory
2411 E Franklin St
Richmond, VA | Shockoe Bottom
Studio
$1,050
668 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,140
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,535
875 sqft
Last updated May 9 at 9:06 AM
At Pohlig Box Factory, you’ll find two building options: Pohlig Box Factory and Superior Warehouse that together offer over 90+ floor plans to choose from, giving you the opportunity to make your next home truly yours. Most apartments come with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, exposed brick, original hardwood flooring, and more!
1 Unit Available
1016 W Clay St.
1016 West Clay Street
Richmond, VA | Carver
2 Bedrooms
$1,065
750 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 9:26 PM
Do not miss out on this adorable 2 bedroom apartment that is close to everything RVA has to offer!! - Walking Distance to the Seigel Center! - Hardwood Flooring Throughout - Ceramic Tile in Bathroom - Off-Street Parking Included!!! - Recently Renovated Bathroom! - Washer and Dryer Included! - Updated Appliances $100 Lease Administration Fee Due Upon Lease Signing All Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed Professionally managed by: Dodson Portfolio Management
1 Unit Available
710 Kinney St
710 Kinney Street
Richmond, VA | Carver
1 Bedroom
$800
600 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 9:26 PM
Be the first to live in the cozy apartments by VCU. Come check out these spacious one bedroom apartments in the heart of RVA - Walking Distance to VCU, Shopping, Restaurants, and Entertainment - Central Heat and Air (Air filter delivered to your doorstep on a quarterly basis for a $10 monthly filter fee) - Open Kitchen Includes Range, Refrigerator, and Dishwasher - $150 Lease Administration Fee due at time of lease signing - $60 dollars per application per applicant (Non-Refundable) - $10 Monthly Filter Fee (Mailed Quarterly) - All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed - Renters Insurance Required - At least one of the applicants or a licensed Realtor representing the applicant must be shown the property before their application will be processed.
1 Unit Available
128 Bartee Road
128 Bartee Road
Richmond, VA | Midlothian
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
720 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 9:26 PM
Renovated two bedroom, one bathroom home ready early JULY!! Located between Midlothian Turnpike (60) and Hull Street Road (360) on a quiet street convenient to Chippenham Parkway. Short commute to downtown or Manchester. Close to South of the James Farmer's Market, Forest Hill Park, the James River and Belle Isle. Fresh paint throughout, beautiful hardwood floors, new light fixtures and more. Inviting family room with plenty of natural light. Nice kitchen with new cabinets, new countertops, tons of storage and washer and dryer to convey. Two nice sized bedrooms with ample closet space and full hallway bathroom with new vanity and shelving. Spacious rear yard with storage shed complete with electrical to convey. Do NOT miss this one, it will NOT last long...schedule a showing TODAY! The Real Property Management Richmond Metro Resident Benefit Package is designed to provide convenience, professional services, and cost savings to our residents. By applying, Resident(s) agree to be automatically enrolled in the program and agrees to pay an additional $30 per month, included with advertised rent. This program includes: - HVAC filter delivery every 90 days, which will help you save up to 15% on monthly heating & cooling bills (where applicable) - Utility concierge services to help make sure you get the best value on your utilities and conveniently activate utility, cable, and internet services - 24/7 online maintenance reporting aimed at making reporting those pesky maintenance issues easy and timely - Access to your account and documents through our easy-to-use online portal - One-click payment options to stay up to date on rent, utilities, and more - Home buying assistance for when the time is right to buy your “forever” home - Semiannual preventative maintenance walk throughs to keep the house in tip-top condition - Self check-in to make move in day seamless and easy - Credit reporting to help boost your credit score with timely rent payments! Non-refundable $50 application fee for all applicants 18 or older to apply and $195 lease administration fee due at lease signing. Pets considered on a case by case basis. If you have a pet, you will be required to pay a $250.00 Pet Administrative Fee per pet upon move-in. This is a one-time fee. In addition to this fee, you will also have monthly pet admin fees per pet. The amount of the pet fee is determined based upon the "Paw Score" that PetScreening.com assigns to your pet. (5 Paws - $25.00/month, 4 Paws - $30.00/month, 3 Paws - $40.00/month, 2 Paws - $50.00/month, 1 Paw - $75.00/month). THIS IS A REQUIRED PART OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ALL APPLICANTS. ** To schedule a SHOWING or SUBMIT AN APPLICATION please do so on our website www.rpmrichmondmetro.com ** Professionally managed and offered by Real Property Management - Richmond Metro: Agent Abbie Tatman Real Property Management - Richmond Metro adheres to all fair housing laws and regulations.
1 Unit Available
1205 Nelwood Drive
1205 Nelwood Drive
Richmond, VA | Fulton Hill
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
720 sqft
Last updated May 10 at 9:26 PM
Why rent an apartment when home could be your own little fenced in treasure nestled in Richmond's Fulton Hill (a neighbor to Church Hill). A stunning view of the Richmond skyline accompanies a quiet one-way street right out your front door. This 2-bedroom, 1 bath home features hardwood floors, central heat/air, pantry/laundry room with washer & dryer, stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher & microwave, attic storage, front and rear parking, and a fenced in yard with shed and existing small raised garden bed. Walk to bus line, Blue Atlas, Ms. Girlee’s Kitchen, Powhatan Park, Triple Crossing Brewery, Stone Brewery, Gillies Creek Park, the river, or pick up the nearby Capital Bike Trail. Short drive to award-winning restaurants, White Oak Village shopping, Rockett’s Landing, VCU/MCV, Church Hill, Shockhoe Bottom and parks.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Richmond?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Richmond is $1,027.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Richmond?
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Richmond is $1,295.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Richmond?
The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Richmond is $1,522.
City Guide for Richmond, VA

Rumor going around the old Commonwealth is you’re looking for an uber-sweet crash pad in the capitol of Virginia. Good call!

Richmond, after all, not only boasts one of America’s most storied pasts but also has a lot to offer to those of us living in the present (i.e., plenty of affordable and eclectic lodgings).

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Richmond, VA

Finding cheap apartments in Richmond takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Richmond by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Richmond in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Richmond.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Richmond. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Richmond.