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Average Rent in Arlington, VA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Arlington Studio - $2,117+4%
Arlington 1 Bed - $2,512+4%
Arlington 2 Beds - $3,490+4%
Last updated 6/13/2024

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Affordability

Last updated 6/13/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

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Average rent in Downtown, Arlington, VA

In Arlington, VA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,117 to $3,490. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Downtown, Arlington, VA is $2,117. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,512. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $3,490.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+4%

Changed from $2,036 to $2,117
1 Bed

+4%

Changed from $2,415 to $2,512
2 Beds

+4%

Changed from $3,356 to $3,490
Last updated 6/13/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

21.7%

Compared to National Average

27.3%

The cost of living in Downtown, Arlington, VA is 21.7% higher than the state average and 27.3% higher than the national average. Downtown, Arlington, VA housing is 112.6% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 0.8% less pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 13.4% more in Downtown, Arlington, VA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 12.3% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Downtown, Arlington, VACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
85.6%
112.6%
Utilities
4%
0.8%
Food
11%
13.4%
Transportation
2.1%
1%
Healthcare
13.9%
12.3%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Fredericksburg$2,643+1%
Manassas$2,637+9%
Arlington$2,117+4%
Bethesda$2,079+18%
Fairfax$2,044+3%
Washington$2,025-1%
Frederick$1,951-8%
Rockville$1,9450%
Columbia$1,7990%
Alexandria$1,778-7%
Annapolis$1,750-3%
Silver Spring$1,732+8%
Gaithersburg$1,679-13%
Owings Mills$1,605+4%
Woodbridge$1,5450%
Glen Burnie$1,526-6%
Baltimore$1,461-7%
Laurel$1,411-17%
Dundalk$1,214+3%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Bethesda$2,546-3%
Annapolis$2,523+5%
Arlington$2,512+4%
Washington$2,455-1%
Rockville$2,205+3%
Fairfax$2,1570%
Manassas$2,061+12%
Gaithersburg$2,057-6%
Alexandria$2,0470%
Silver Spring$2,000+3%
Waldorf$1,950-11%
Frederick$1,948+11%
Columbia$1,922+13%
Laurel$1,876+11%
Woodbridge$1,826+1%
Owings Mills$1,749+2%
Fredericksburg$1,587+7%
Glen Burnie$1,474+1%
Baltimore$1,451+5%
Bowie$1,370-2%
Dundalk$1,200+10%
King George$1,100--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Bethesda$3,5420%
Arlington$3,490+4%
Washington$3,332-4%
Annapolis$2,756-5%
Fairfax$2,737+5%
Rockville$2,723-1%
Ashburn$2,689+5%
Alexandria$2,598+6%
Waldorf$2,500-6%
Gaithersburg$2,389-11%
Laurel$2,377+14%
Manassas$2,333+16%
Silver Spring$2,309+2%
Frederick$2,217+9%
Woodbridge$2,189+5%
Warrenton$2,150+28%
Columbia$2,113+12%
Owings Mills$2,095-1%
Bowie$1,767+7%
Glen Burnie$1,767+1%
Baltimore$1,670+2%
Fredericksburg$1,599-12%
Dundalk$1,472+9%

Compare Neighborhoods

Westover Village

$1,550

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Ballston - Virginia Square

$1,627

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Bluemont

$1,700

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Arlington, VA?

For renters in Arlington seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Westover Village, Ballston - Virginia Square, and Bluemont, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,550, $1,627, and $1,700 respectively. Additional areas offering value are North Highland and Columbia Forest, where the rents are $1,850 and $1,900, a favorable comparison to Arlington's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,512.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Arlington, VA?

In Arlington, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Lyon Village, Pentagon City, and East Falls Church. A 1-bedroom apartment in Lyon Village averages at $3,003, in Pentagon City it averages $2,826, and in East Falls Church, the average is $2,700. For additional high-end living options, Clarendon - Courthouse offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,693, and Aurora Highlands at $2,614. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,512 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Arlington, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Arlington, VA?

In Arlington, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include North Highland, Pentagon City, and Clarendon - Courthouse. In North Highland, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,850. Pentagon City sees average rents of $2,826 for a 1-bedroom unit. Clarendon - Courthouse offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $2,693. For those seeking other popular areas, Aurora Highlands presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,614, and Lyon Village at $3,003. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,512 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Arlington, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Lyon Village$2,654-6%
Clarendon - Courthouse$2,500+1%
North Arlington$2,388+1%
Pentagon City$2,374+3%
Lyon Park$2,197+11%
Aurora Highlands$2,082-9%
South Arlington$2,071+5%
Shirlington$1,945-6%
Douglas Park$1,770-13%
North Highland$1,650--
Ballston - Virginia Square$1,600--
Columbia Forest$1,550+5%
Bluemont$1,500--
Arlington Mill$1,435-4%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Lyon Village$3,003+4%
Pentagon City$2,826+5%
East Falls Church$2,700+14%
Clarendon - Courthouse$2,693+3%
Aurora Highlands$2,614-4%
North Arlington$2,579-1%
Shirlington$2,521+5%
Lyon Park$2,446+8%
South Arlington$2,442+8%
Waverly Hills$2,382+4%
Cherrydale$2,200--
Douglas Park$2,150+3%
Ashton Heights$2,150-2%
Arlington Mill$2,075+21%
Columbia Forest$1,900+12%
North Highland$1,850+19%
Bluemont$1,700-23%
Ballston - Virginia Square$1,627-38%
Westover Village$1,550--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Lyon Village$4,423+8%
Clarendon - Courthouse$3,7620%
Lyon Park$3,725+3%
North Arlington$3,715+1%
Pentagon City$3,714+9%
East Falls Church$3,622+20%
Ballston - Virginia Square$3,606+7%
Aurora Highlands$3,405-5%
South Arlington$3,265+9%
Waverly Hills$3,180-2%
Arlington Mill$3,100+64%
Shirlington$3,097-1%
Bluemont$2,750-6%
Ashton Heights$2,700--
Douglas Park$2,650+5%
Cherrydale$2,275--
North Highland$2,270-9%
Nauck$2,225--
Columbia Forest$2,200--

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Find Houses in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Washington, DC 0.8 miles$2,455$3,332
Arlington, VA 2.7 miles$2,512$3,490
Shaw, DC 0.9 miles------
Alexandria, VA 6.9 miles$2,047$2,598
Silver Spring, MD 6 miles$2,000$2,309
Bethesda, MD 6.3 miles$2,546$3,542
Rosslyn, VA 2 miles------
Woodbridge, VA 20.5 miles$1,826$2,189
Fairfax City, VA 12.5 miles------
Bowie, MD 15.5 miles$1,370$1,767

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