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When it comes to finding the perfect place to live, there are a few different factors that most people think about. Knowing what neighborhoods are the best, what schools fit what needs, and where the best shopping is are just a few things to look out for. In a big city like Alexandria, VA, it can be confusing to find the right apartment but with a little help, anything is possible.

Finding Apartments for Rent in Alexandria, VA

Alexandria is an area that is incredibly diverse. There are tons of different style apartments and homes to choose from. There are a few different styles that are incredibly common in this area, the first being older homes that have been converted into apartments. Alexandria is a relatively old city which means there are tons of great homes from a bygone era. These homes have either been restored as single family dwellings complete with a huge price tag or have been split up into units for renters. Aside from older homes there are also great new apartment complexes and tons of great condominiums to choose from.

Best Neighborhoods in Alexandria, VA

There are a few different neighborhoods that are great in Alexandria but these three take the cake. The first is Old Town. This area is rich with history and has some great stores and galleries for those that appreciate the finer things. This area is great for those that like history and want a front row seat to some of the areas richest tales. This area is also great for those that like the historic feel of the state and want a quieter place to raise their family. The next neighborhood to consider is Del Ray, this is an artsy part of town that has tons of shops, art galleries, and even music halls. This area is best for those that like a more eclectic style neighborhood and like the feel of a neighborhood that has soul. The last area you may want to consider is West End. This area has a large and diverse array of restaurants, hotels, shops, and stores making it a perfect place for a hip family or group that likes to spend time out and about. This is also a very up and coming area which makes for a great place to live all around.

Cultural Attractions in Alexandria, VA

There are tons of things to do in Alexandria including following George Washington’s foot steps. This tour will lead you around the city to places like the Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and even to Christ Church where he worshipped. Another great attraction is the Lyceum. This museum offers a great deal of history about the area that will have you spending your days lost among the events of the past. The last thing you may want to consider checking out is the Potomac Waterfront. This area is perfect for families and individuals alike as there are tons of great sites and stores waiting for you.

Weather in Alexandria, VA

Alexandria is in Virginia which means that there is a relatively stable climate. The summers are mild to hot and can get to the one hundred degree range but rarely do. The winters can be a bit colder with temperatures dipping into the negative digits in very cold times. There are very seldom any storms that cause great deals of damage making this an ideal moderate climate that is fairly constant all year round. The best times to visit are in the spring and fall months as the temperatures hover around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. This moderate climate makes Alexandria a great city for those that do not like either the extreme heat or extreme cold and are just looking for an area that has moderate temperatures all year round. This area is not prone to weather events like sea storms or tornadoes so it is also great for those that want to avoid severe weather.

Transportation Options in Alexandria, VA

This city is located very near Washington D.C. which means that public transit is very much used. This area is serviced by both a train and a bus service. These are public transportation options which mean you can either pay for each ticket as you go or if you are planning on a longer stay, you may want to invest in a bus pass or metro card. The public transportation will take you through the city and even into the outlying areas of the capitol if you so desire. There are also tons of taxi services to help you get a car quickly and get where you want to be in a hurry. You can also drive your own car as roadways are not restricted and traffic patterns are relatively normal. You may also want to walk or bike when you get into the heart of the city.

Alexandria is a fantastic place to live and offers so much by way of housing and opportunities. Though many cities boast a real atmosphere that is worth taking a look at, Alexandria delivers on that promise. This area is perfect for those that want to be close to the capital without being smack dab in the middle of Washington D.C.. For those that intend to commute, there are plenty of transit opportunities that make getting into the capital easy and fast.

Rent Trends

As of April 2018, the average apartment rent in Alexandria, VA is $1,311 for a studio, $1,540 for one bedroom, $1,860 for two bedrooms, and $2,004 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Alexandria has increased by 1.6% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 486 $1,311
1 BR 728 $1,540
2 BR 1,032 $1,860
3 BR 1,277 $2,004


71 Walk Score® Very Walkable
55 Transit Score® Good Transit
80 Bike Score® Very Bikeable

Top 10 Apartments in Alexandria

  1. Sullivan Place, Studio - 3 Bed, $1,538 - 5,210
  2. DelRay Tower, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,417 - 5,789
  3. Arbor Park of Alexandria, 1-3 Bed, $1,409 - 4,875
  4. Newport Village, 1-3 Bed, $1,419 - 11,948
  5. The Thornton, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,569 - 2,935
  6. The Dalton, Studio - 3 Bed, $1,810 - 5,520
  7. Curve 6100, 1-2 Bed, $1,720 - 2,560
  8. 101 North Ripley Apartments, Studio - 3 Bed, $1,190 - 2,340
  9. Huntington Gateway, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,520 - 2,647
  10. The Asher, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,736 - 4,521


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  • Sullivan Place
    5575 Vincent Gate Ter, Alexandria, VA 22312
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    $1,538 - 5,210 Studio - 3 Bed Available 04/29/18
  • DelRay Tower
    3110 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305
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    $1,417 - 5,789 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
  • Arbor Park of Alexandria
    6340 Wingate St, Alexandria, VA 22312
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    $1,409 - 4,875 1-3 Bed Available Now
  • Newport Village
    4757 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22311
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    $1,419 - 11,948 1-3 Bed Available Now
  • The Thornton
    1199 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314
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    $1,569 - 2,935 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
  • The Dalton
    1225 First St, Alexandria, VA 22314
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    29 min
    $1,810 - 5,520 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
  • Curve 6100
    6100 Lincolnia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312
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    $1,720 - 2,560 1-2 Bed Available Now
  • 101 North Ripley Apartments
    101 N Ripley St, Alexandria, VA 22304
    1 / 116
    40 min
    $1,190 - 2,340 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
  • Huntington Gateway
    5982 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22303
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    $1,520 - 2,647 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
  • The Asher
    620 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314
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    54 min
    $1,736 - 4,521 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
  • The Aspen
    3201 Landover St, Alexandria, VA 22305
    1 / 49
    $1,286 - 3,429 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
  • Bren Mar Apartments
    6374 Beryl Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312
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    1 hr
    $1,408 - 2,056 1-3 Bed Available Now
  • Rose Hill I Apartments*
    6201 Rose Hill Falls Way, Alexandria, VA 22310
    1 / 25
    1 hr
    $1,377 - 2,062 1-3 Bed Available Now
  • The Edgemoore
    7150 Rock Ridge Ln, Alexandria, VA 22315
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    $1,630 - 4,775 1-2 Bed Available Now
  • The Mark
    100 S Reynolds St, Alexandria, VA 22304
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    $1,275 - 1,930 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
  • Edlandria
    6198 Edsall Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304
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    $1,450 - 2,290 1-3 Bed Available Now
  • Modera Tempo
    5760 Dow Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304
    1 / 17
    $1,595 - 2,645 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
  • Avalon Potomac Yard
    731 Seaton Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305
    1 / 25
    $1,760 - 2,490 1-2 Bed Available Now
  • 1111 Belle Pre
    1111 N Belle Pre Way, Alexandria, VA 22314
    1 / 42
    $1,808 - 2,659 1-2 Bed Available Now
  • Town Square at Mark Center
    1459 N Beauregard St, Alexandria, VA 22311
    1 / 20
    $1,446 - 2,648 1-3 Bed Available Now

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