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190 Apartments for rent in Suffolk, VA

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Last updated February 24 at 2:03am UTC
5109 Brookstone Way
Nansemond
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 24 at 2:03am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
6079 Mainsail LN
Sleepy Hole
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 24 at 1:59am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,750
102 Elmington Way
Suffolk
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 24 at 1:58am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,495
4018 River Park DR
Nansemond
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 24 at 1:58am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,900
6021 Bradford DR
Nansemond
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 24 at 1:57am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$990
2043 Nicklaus Drive
Nansemond
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 23 at 4:10pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,725
1431 Redwood Ct
Holy Neck
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 22 at 11:45am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
2130 Brians Lane
Holy Neck
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 22 at 11:44am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,000
268 W Wexford DR
Suffolk
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 22 at 9:25am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
201 Bosley AVE
Suffolk
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 22 at 1:39am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,975
362 Bob White PW
Suffolk
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 22 at 1:39am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,300
2002 Silver Charm CIR
Sleepy Hole
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 21 at 5:27pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,750
6376 Scottsfield DR
Nansemond
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 18 at 1:42am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
302 Morning Tide CV
Suffolk
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 18 at 1:41am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
6323 Scottsfield Drive
Nansemond
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 17 at 11:48am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
5333 Sports Club Run
Nansemond
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 17 at 11:48am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
3717 Finish Line Arch
Sleepy Hole
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 17 at 11:47am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
4700 Magnolia DR
Nansemond
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 17 at 2:56am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
6203 Coachman DR
Nansemond
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 17 at 2:55am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,895
7005 Darby Court
Sleepy Hole
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 16 at 11:23am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,625
3750 Pear Orchard WAY
Nansemond
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 16 at 1:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
412 Teton CIR
Sleepy Hole
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 15 at 7:02pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
6721 Braebourne Court
Nansemond
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 15 at 11:49am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,825
2107 Fieldbrook Place
Holy Neck
Suffolk, VA
Updated February 22 at 11:38am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,450
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City Guide
Suffolk
Moving to Suffoilk

If you're looking for a touch of history, a brush with nature, and a coastal setting, Suffolk is the town for you. From beautiful modern houses to smaller apartment homes, your apartment rental search will turn up plenty of options. From a one bedroom apartment to three bedroom houses for rent, you'll find plenty of options among the rolling Virginia hills.

Area residents commute to work in under thirty minutes, but they do so in their cars. If you dont have wheels, youll need to get some before moving to Suffolk. With a city built around inlets and bays, you may want to pick up a boat, too - or at least a fishing pole.

The town contains both blue collar and white collar jobs, with many professionals and office workers. Youll also find members of the military and factory workers located in town. The community is ethnically diverse, with most of the population either Caucasian or African American.

Neighborhoods

Knotts Neck Rd / Bridge Rd: A coastal community, the properties here are mainly single family homes and town homes, built between 1970 and the present. Housing is in high demand and short supply in this waterfront setting. This area is also very walkable and has a distinctly family feeling, with over 70% of the residents married. This is an affluent community, and rental pricing reflects that. $$$

Huntersville: This neighborhood is denser than others in Suffolk, and as such has an urban feel. Coastal, this community offers apartment homes and small apartment complexes, with a mix of owner occupied and rental properties. Many single family homes also make up this neighborhood, built from 1970 on. Those employed by the military, and executive occupations, as well as residents employed in manufacturing, make up this community. The population is generally middle income. $$

Whaleyville / Somerton: Unlike densely urban Huntersville, this community is considered rural, with low population density. Here you'll find three bedroom houses for rent as well as mobile homes. Some properties were built as early as 1940, others between the 70s and late 90s. Theres a low vacancy rate in this middle income community, where residents work in manufacturing, retail, and management occupations. If you like open space around you, this neighborhood may be just the right choice. $$

Bennett Creek / Bennett Harbor: A neighborhood with a tree lined, suburban feel, this area has mostly newer homes with low vacancy rates. Here you'll find a duffers dream - the Sleep Hole Golf Course. The community is built around waterways, and local schools are strong. Families make up the majority of the residents. Just about one hundred percent of the housing in this area is single family homes. Most of those living here are quite affluent. $$$$$

Living in Suffolk

The indigenous Nansemond tribe lived along the river before the English colonists arrived, cultivating tobacco and other agricultural crops. The town was originally used as a port at the head of the river and harbor. Peanuts grown in the region have been a major industry for the city, with Planters Peanuts establishing its business in 1912. Suffolk is still a major peanut processing center, as well as a transportation hub. From the Civil War era to the present, Suffolk was a railroad center, offering passenger and freight service. State highways and Interstate 664 also serve the city, with the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel terminating here as well.

Planters' Peanuts is a major employer in Suffolk, now joined by major companies such as continues to be a Unilever, Lipton Tea, and Lockheed Martins Center for Innovation. The Center is known as "The Lighthouse" as its grounds encompass one. High tech jobs are booming here, thanks to the location of the Naval Network Global Command.

Despite the diversity of Suffolk's economy, peanuts are still a source of income and pride for the community. Every fall, the city holds an annual Peanut Fest; featured in many magazines and newspapers as a tourist-drawing event. In fact, over 125,000 visitors attend the four day fest of family activities such as midway rides, a demolition derby, motorcycle rally, and of course, peanut-based activities, such as the worlds only peanut butter sculpting contest. You bring the jelly, and well meet you there. The event also includes a jalapeño eating contest just to spice things up.

The Suffolk Swamp Roar, once a separate event is now one of the festivals entertainments as motorcycle enthusiasts traverse the perimeter of the Great Dismal Swamp all to benefit the swamp habitat.

Come out of your shell! When its not time for a festival, you can still get your peanut persona roasting. Planters offers daily tours that include a visit to the 1936-era roaster, where you can sniff peanuts roasted in their shells. A gift shop allows you to buy as many peanut products as you wish, and serves up peanut recipes, too.

Suffolk isn'all about peanuts. The area includes some well preserved historic sites, such as the Cedar Hill Cemetery, which houses an official Virginia Civil War trail site, The Confederate Monument. Thirty two acres of historic markers, rolling hills, and ancient cedar trees make a fascinating afternoon exploration. If reading this description makes you want to dial Ghostbusters before visiting, perhaps this historic spot isn't for you. Never fear, there are plenty of other choices for a taste of historyOne such location is Constant's Wharf Park & Marina on the Nansemond River, where the village of Constants Wharf, which preceded the town of Suffolk, was established. Today the site is a park and a marina, where summer concerts and movie nights are held annually.Glebe Episcopal Church is one of the oldest landmarks in northern Suffolk, on the National Register of Historic Places.

Near Suffolk, The Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge offers dozens of trails for hiking and biking through a pristine marshland area unmatched on the Eastern seaboard. This vast, marshy wilderness area is bordered by the Dismal Swamp Canal which was finished in 1805. Its ecological resonance marks it as one of the very last wilderness areas in the region. And, its not dismal at all. A veritable haven for critters great and small - frogs and spotted turtles, black bear and river otters - the swamp is also home to vast Lake Drummond, one of only two natural lakes in the state. Its three miles wide but shallow, with water only five feet deep. Cypresses grow from the water. Docent led land excursions and canoe tours are both available for swamp exploration.

Rent Report
Suffolk

February 2018 Suffolk Rent Report

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

Suffolk rents increased significantly over the past month

Suffolk rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Suffolk stand at $910 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,100 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June of last year. Suffolk's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.5%, but trails the national average of 2.6%.

Rents rising across cities in Virginia

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Suffolk, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Virginia, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.5% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Arlington is the most expensive of all Virginia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,980; of the 10 largest Virginia cities that we have data for, 9 have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Portsmouth experiencing the fastest growth (+4.3%).
  • Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Newport News have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.6%, 2.3%, and 1.9%, respectively).

Suffolk rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Suffolk, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Suffolk is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Suffolk's median two-bedroom rent of $1,100 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.6% over the past year compared to the 1.9% rise in Suffolk.
  • While Suffolk's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.6%), Atlanta (+2.4%), and Seattle (+2.4%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Suffolk than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,010, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Suffolk.

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
Virginia Beach $1,060 $1,280 -0.2% 2.3%
Norfolk $790 $950 0.2% 1.7%
Chesapeake $980 $1,180 0.0% 1.5%
Newport News $830 $1,000 -0.1% 1.9%
Hampton $860 $1,040 -0.2% 1.8%
Portsmouth $780 $940 0.4% 4.3%
Suffolk $910 $1,100 0.6% 1.9%
Williamsburg $1,000 $1,190 0.5% 0.2%

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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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