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Alexandria, Virginia, 22304
1 Bedroom$989 - $1,550
2 Bedrooms$1,669 - $2,955
Alexandria, Virginia, 22311
1 Bedroom$1,370 - $1,760
2 Bedrooms$1,570 - $2,520
Alexandria, Virginia, 22305
1 Bedroom$1,465 - $1,730
2 Bedrooms$1,895 - $2,175
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Alexandria Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 5.5% 7.9% -2.4% $10,000 to $14,999 3.1% 5.3% -2.2% $15,000 to $19,999 3.4% 5.5% -2.1% $20,000 to $24,999 4.3% 6.0% -1.7% $25,000 to $29,999 4.8% 6.1% -1.3% $30,000 to $34,999 5.9% 6.0% -0.1% $35,000 to $39,999 5.9% 5.8% +0.1% $40,000 to $44,999 5.9% 5.6% +0.3% $45,000 to $49,999 4.7% 5.0% -0.3% $50,000 to $59,999 9.7% 9.2% +0.5% $60,000 to $74,999 11.7% 11.1% +0.6% $75,000 to $99,999 13.1% 11.4% +1.7% $100,000 to $124,999 7.5% 6.2% +1.3% $125,000 to $149,999 4.7% 3.3% +1.4% $150,000 to $199,999 4.6% 3.0% +1.6% $200,000 or more 5.2% 2.7% +2.5%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 4.9% 6.0% -1.1% 10.0% to 14.9% 13.5% 12.1% +1.4% 15.0% to 19.9% 18.2% 15.5% +2.7% 20.0% to 24.9% 17.2% 13.8% +3.4% 25.0% to 29.9% 12.4% 10.9% +1.5% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.0% 7.6% +0.4% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.0% 5.1% -0.1% 40.0% to 49.9% 5.6% 6.3% -0.7% 50.0% or more 12.5% 14.9% -2.4% Not computed 2.7% 7.7% -5.0%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 9.8% 13.4% -3.6% 25 to 34 years 38.4% 30.0% +8.4% 35 to 44 years 24.0% 23.6% +0.4% 45 to 54 years 14.1% 14.4% -0.3% 55 to 64 years 6.1% 7.3% -1.2% 65 to 74 years 3.5% 5.2% -1.7% 75 to 84 years 2.8% 4.3% -1.5% 85 years and over 1.2% 1.7% -0.5%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 26.5% 33.1% -6.6% 30 to 44 minutes 31.0% 25.4% +5.6% 45 to 59 minutes 21.8% 14.8% +7.0% 60 or more minutes 20.7% 26.7% -6.0%
Source: 2000 Census
Alexandria is situated in the northeast corner of Virginia just south of Washington D.C. The city is home to many D.C. professionals as well as numerous public agencies. It is also the base for several national non-profits such as the United Way, the Salvation Army, and Global Impact. But not to worry, Alexandria isn’t just about work. You’ll find a wide variety of restaurants to choose from and plenty of shops for retail therapy, making your new apartment a place that you’ll be comfortable and happy to call home.
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Head to the Park
Alexandria is unique in that the city literally has a dozen waterfront parks where you can hit the trail, get in the water, bring your pup for some exercise, enjoy the flowerbeds, and play some sports. The city also has the Cameron Run Regional Park, one of the most impressive outdoor recreational sites around. With a waterpark, a mini golf course, batting cages, and picnic areas that you can reserve online ahead of time, Cameron Run is a modern park that residents visit again and again.
Alexandria is proud supporter of sustainable living. There are workshops for green building and making rain barrels as well as watershed and stream restoration projects throughout the city. With tips on how to reduce the usage of nonrenewable resources and reducing pollution throughout the city, indoors and out, this is a progressive Eco-City that thrives for a healthier economy and environment. Ready to shop local? There are several Farmers’ Markets in the area where you can fill your new apartment fridge with delicious fresh goods and support your neighbors at the same time. There are even awesome green restaurants like zpizza where you can get tasty food that is good for you and the environment. Plus they support the community through fundraisers, donations, and various programs, so your dollar spent truly makes a difference.
Alexandria’s rich history is celebrated throughout the city. Old Town, a historic port located right on the water, has cobblestone streets and is the heart of the historic district. Visit one of the many historic buildings, including the Torpedo Factory Art Center where dozens of artists and galleries thrive in the old renovated waterfront building. Head over to the Historic Alexandria History Center for hands-on displays and interactive exhibits that the whole family will enjoy. With events like the Alexandria Historical Scavenger Hunt and Civil War Reenactments, the past is alive in the historic city.
Selecting a Neighborhood
Ready to be close to some superior shopping? The West End has both indoor and outdoor malls and offers a variety of rentals including condo style, single family, and multi-family housing. If historic buildings and architecture suits you, check out the Rosemont neighborhood or Old Town. The Del Ray area is attractive for art lovers and artists with events throughout the year including the Alexandria Art Market, art camps, and frequent art shows. Whether you’re looking to live close to the water or in a spacious, suburban rental, researching the different neighborhoods will ensure that you find the apartment that’s right for you.
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Alexandria Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Alexandria have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Alexandria apartment cost $1,528. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Alexandria apartment was $1,905 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $2,082. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Alexandria rentals listed below.
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Map & Local Information
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Is Alexandria a town where I'll need a car to get to work?
No, you will not need a car to get to work and otherwise around the city of Alexandria. The public transportation system in Alexandria, a bus system called DASH, is sufficient and well liked by its patrons. The buses are clean, reliable, and inexpensive, and the routes quite comprehensive. Moreover, the DASH bus drivers and customer service folks are celebrated for their excellent reputation. The Virginia Railway Express is a popular train system in the area, and a trouble-free way for Alexandria's residents to visit nearby Washington DC or head down to historic Fredericksburg for a weekend getaway.
What are some quiet neighborhoods in Alexandria?
Located on the banks of the Potomac River, Alexandria's Belle View is a peaceful, tree-lined community, just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, yet only a short commute into the city. Belle View is a quiet neighborhood, rich with architecture and spacious properties, and is in close proximity to the Marina and historic Old Town to boot. Nearby Kingstowne, in Fairfax County, is a suburban, planned community with rolling acres of land, yet all of the conveniences of modern life with its local shops, grocers, banks and restaurants.
Is Alexandria famous for any kind of restaurant or food in particular? What's the local favorite?
Alexandria's Restaurant Eve is known for its fresh, rich, and delicious food as much as its warm, welcoming, and intimate ambiance. Located on South Pitt Street, this fine dining locale boasts spectacular service, a creative menu, a beautiful presentation, and inventive cocktails made with house made liquors. Sit in the lounge and order the Lickity Split Lunch special with entrees like the goat cheese salad and the smoked pork loin sandwich. Or enjoy a five, seven, or nine course meal in the Chef's Tasting Room, where each dish is paired with the perfect complimentary glass of wine. Be sure to try the truffle risotto with reggiano cheese, the beet salad, and a glass of Restaurant Eve's delicious fresh-squeezed lemonade.
Does Alexandria have any famous museums or exhibitions?
Alexandria is chock full of fascinating art and cultural museums. Mount Vernon is George Washington's beautiful riverside estate and gardens featuring the magnificent mansion, working farms, and tombs. The visitor facilities boasts 25 galleries and theaters with interactive displays, movies, and over 700 artifacts. Situated in an 1839 Greek Revival building, Lyceum is Alexandria's history museum, chronicling the history of the city with archaeological finds, old photographs, maps, original artwork, and historic artifacts. The local Athenaeum Art Gallery is housed in the historic Bank of the Old Dominion where Robert E. Lee did his banking. Some other renowned museums in Alexandria include the Friendship Firehouse Museum, the Fort Ward Museum, Gadsby's Tavern Museum, and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum.
What areas of Alexandria are safe for walking around at night?
Old Town Alexandria is well known for being an extremely safe neighborhood within the city. With round-the-clock police and security, Old Town has the lowest crime rate in the city. It is also a highly pedestrian friendly neighborhood, with dining and shopping nearby. The only downfall of Old Town is that the housing in this neighborhood is on the pricier side. For those seeking a safe neighborhood without the high price tag, check out neighborhoods in the South End of town, like Del Ray with its charming bungalow style homes.
Does Alexandria have a downtown area where a lot of people walk around?
The historic district of Old Town is, not surprisingly, the oldest section of the city, as well as the best place to walk around in Alexandria. Full of historic town houses, art galleries, antique shops, and restaurants, Old Town is laid out on a grid plan of substantially square blocks. It's also home to various historic landmarks, including General Robert E. Lee's boyhood home, the Lee-Fendall House, a replica of George Washington's townhouse, Gadsby's Tavern, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop, and the Torpedo Factory art studio complex. Old Town's Market Square is reportedly the oldest continuous marketplace in the country.
Does Alexandria have a good school system?
Overall, no, but it depends on what district the school your child is attending falls into. Public education in Alexandria is primarily provided by Alexandria City Public Schools. Comprising 16 schools serving nearly 11,000 students, this district was rated better than only 4.6 percent of school districts in Virginia and 17.3 percent of school districts in the country. Fortunately, the other school district serving some Alexandria pupils, Falls Church City Public Schools, fares much better. It was rated better than 99.2 percent of school districts in Virginia and 79.3 percent of school districts in the nation. Also, Alexandria is home to several of the Washington, D.C. area's top private schools.
Are there museums in Alexandria or nearby?
Yes, Alexandria is home to quite a few museums, in fact. These include the Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Gadsby's Tavern Museum, The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum, Alexandria Black History Museum, and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. Perhaps the best-known museums in the area, however, are located 20 minutes north of Alexandria in Washington, D.C. These include the world-renowned Smithsonian Museums, in addition to the National Museum of Crime and Punishment, the National Museum of American History, the International Spy Museum, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Newseum, the Octagon Museum, and the National Building Museum, among others.