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367 Apartments for rent in Sterling, VA

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Last updated August 21 at 3:08pm UTC
310 STAUNTON AVENUE E
Sterling Park
Sterling, VA
Updated August 21 at 3:08pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,400
1 RUSSELL COURT
Countryside
Sterling, VA
Updated August 21 at 3:07pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,900
45792 MOUNTAIN PINE SQUARE
Sterling
Sterling, VA
Updated August 21 at 3:07pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,350
22611 MARKEY CT #112
Sterling
Sterling, VA
Updated August 21 at 2:57pm UTC
Studio
$2,000
45844 STERLING BRIDGE PL
Sterling
Sterling, VA
Updated August 21 at 2:56pm UTC
6 Bedrooms
$3,200
42628 FREISTADT SQUARE
Sterling
Sterling, VA
Updated August 21 at 3:18am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,250
20837 DRIFTWOOD TERRACE
Cascades
Sterling, VA
Updated August 21 at 3:17am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,050
45817 STERLING BRIDGE PLACE
Sterling
Sterling, VA
Updated August 21 at 3:17am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
45472 BAGGETT TERRACE
Sterling
Sterling, VA
Updated August 21 at 3:17am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
46544 RIVER MEADOWS TERRACE
Potomac Lakes
Sterling, VA
Updated August 21 at 3:14am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
47621 WEATHERBURN TERRACE
Cascades
Sterling, VA
Updated August 20 at 6:30pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
46190 CECIL TERRACE
Potomac Lakes
Sterling, VA
Updated August 20 at 10:17am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
305 CHELMSFORD COURT
Countryside
Sterling, VA
Updated August 19 at 3:08pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
20764 BRIDALVEIL FALLS TERRACE
Great Falls Chase
Sterling, VA
Updated August 19 at 3:06pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
21870 RAILWAY TERRACE
Dominion Station
Sterling, VA
Updated August 19 at 10:29am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
42561 BURBANK TERRACE
Sterling
Sterling, VA
Updated August 19 at 10:29am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
21980 AMIN COURT
Sterling
Sterling, VA
Updated August 19 at 10:29am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$3,000
505 CHARLOTTE STREET
Sterling Park
Sterling, VA
Updated August 19 at 10:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,200
20849 WATERBEACH PLACE
Cascades
Sterling, VA
Updated August 19 at 10:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,350
47638 COMER SQUARE
Cascades
Sterling, VA
Updated August 19 at 10:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
45526 LAKE HAVEN TERRACE
Sterling
Sterling, VA
Updated August 19 at 10:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
City Guide
Sterling
Here, There, and Everywhere 

While Sterling is roughly 30 miles out from Washington, D.C., many residents choose to commute into the city for work. The task is made somewhat easier by the amount of highways that run through the area. Route 28, Route 7 (or Leesburg Pike), and the Algonkian Parkway are all nearby and provide reliable access to major thoroughfares like Route 66. Bus service is available in the area, and used by those who work in Sterling proper, but, as is common in most of northern Virginia, the primary—not to mention most practical—means of transportation remains your car. The D.C. Metro is developing plans to extend its current rail system all the way to Dulles Airport, a project they hope to finish by 2018 and which will allow Sterling residents unprecedented ease of access to D.C.

The great thing about Sterling is that, more so than many of the surrounding areas like Ashburn and Great Falls, it still remains one of the more affordable options for recent northern Virginia transplants. You can comfortably rent a three bedroom townhouse for under $1,600 a month and find yourself spending the weekends picnicking and playing soccer in the gorgeous Algonkian Regional Park. Of course, moving into some of the town’s newer housing developments, like Lowes Island (a segment of the Cascades neighborhood which is half private golf course) may cost a little more, but even as you approach the water, a neighborhood like Sugarland Run can offer two bedroom townhomes for just under $2,000 a month, many of which are pet friendly.

Sterling manages to straddle its history and its modernity quite comfortably, proving itself to be a place where a major international airport and the Heritage Farm Museum can peaceably coexist. Since the 1960s, the town has made it a point to integrate new and compelling businesses into its community and in doing so has created countless thousands of jobs. That, coupled with its proximity to Washington D.C., is enough to persuade most people.