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Arlington apartmentsSitting right across the Potomac River from D.C., Arlington is often thought of a cheaper alternative for those working in D.C. That’s great and all, but the city has so much of its own history and character, that it should almost be the other way around.

If you are a dog owner worried about not having anywhere to give your companion some space to play, well, you don’t have to worry. The area is rich with pet-friendly parks such as Shirlington Dog Park, Fort Ethan Allen dog park and Towers dog park, just to name a few. There are also other outdoor adventuring possibilities for you and your furry friend such as the Great Falls National Park that offers hiking along the Potomac River.

The city is rich in education and boasts a high 72% of its population having a college degree or higher. It is home to several universities such as George Mason and Marymount, the North Virginia Center for VA and Virginia Tech. Also, the Northern Virginia Community College has some of the highest ratings and reviews for a community college in the country and is said to be better than many four year institutions. While these attributes certainly pave the way for a highly-educated city, Arlington lays it out on the ground floor as well. The public schools are famous for being some of the best in the nation with high school graduation rates as high as 98.5%, a much higher percentage of Public School students earning advance diplomas than the state average, and 91% of APS graduates planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college.

It’s no secret that Arlington is a costly city. The cost of living is 153% of the national average while housing costs are three times higher than the norm. In order to find those cheap Arlington apartments for rent, your best bet is going to be using an apartment finder or apartment guide to narrow down the sweet deals that are actually trustworthy.

Clarendon has become a popular neighborhood and there’s good reason behind it. There is a wide variety of food (a result of the area’s great diversity) so that you can find anything from Persian to Thai within blocks from one another. You’ll find bar goers on the weekends and intimate music venues. Clarendon works well for commuters with its metro station, so if you move to Clarendon and are determined, you can get rid of your car pretty easily. If you are looking for a place to live, you’ll easily find many apartment options in Clarendon that range from small studio apartments with utilities included to newly developed luxury apartments. You’ll also find condos available and townhomes for rent, and further out towards Arlington’s borders and closer to Lyon Village, you’ll find homes and houses for rent.

Another option great for those looking for apartments for rent in a fun and exciting area is Penrose. Described as an up and comer amongst Arlington’s 57 neighborhoods, Penrose is experiencing a revitalization of its own. New eateries are popping up everywhere and being the most diverse neighborhood in the area and more affordable than Clarendon, you can expect to find some unique, family-owned restaurants. And if you are trying to save costs on your next place, try focusing your apartment search on all bills paid apartments.

Average Apartment Rental Prices Nearby

Studio $1,693
1 Bedroom $2,013
2 Bedroom $2,536
3 Bedroom $2,938

Average rent on Backpage and Craigslist Arlington, Virginia: $2,170

User reviews for apartments in Arlington, Virginia
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars, 25 reviews
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UVA
Awesome for Socializing... and good Metro location
The building is quite nice and relatively quite for the area since this particular building has very few renters and therefore not much of a young party crowd compared to many in Clarendon/Ballston. Right below the building, however has many of the best bars/restaurants in Clarendon within 2-5 blocks. Friends would come to our house to pre-game and post-game it was so close. Proximity to the Metro, whole foods, and shopping meant that my new wife and I were able to dump our second car - this helped us pay for the rent which was commensurate with the amenities (read: expensive). We had lived further out for cheaper, but the proximity was the worth the increase in price.
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13th and U Streets NW
Awesome neighbourhood full of bars and restaurants and character and just a fun filled place.
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USC
Good area!
Active, educated young populace.
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UVA
Great Neighborhood
Part of the Kenwood Forest II neighborhood, which may have the most green space in the area. Grounds are well-kept and many of the units are upgraded. The Capital Crescent Trail runs right behind the complex, plus there's a huge park just behind Hillandale road for exercise and pickup games. The neighbors are all very friendly and tend to get together for BBQs in the summer. Downtown Bethesda and the metro are just a short walk away.
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UVA
Great location for new grads
I lived in the Lincoln Court townhouses for 3 years. The management was great, the apartments were new construction and in fantastic shape. My only dig against the apartments and Arlington in general is that people often keep to themselves and there's no real sense of community. In addition, Clarendon is full of 'bros and generally feels like college 2.0. It was great while I lived there, but grew out of it after a few years.
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Stanford, Duke
Lived in the Clarendon apts
Loved the convenience and neighborhood. Old management used to have freshly baked chocolate chip cookies every day after work. Heard new management has increased rent and removed cookies, though...
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Bethesda, MD
Quiet suburban neighborhood. Walking distance to downtown Bethesda for trips to weekend farmers market. Great schools. Family friendly
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UVA, Booz Allen Hamilton
Courthouse Hill Condominiums
Very popular condo complex in great area of Arlington (close to shopping, nightlife, metro, but set off from main traffic). Well recognized upon opening in late 90s, a bit older now but still one of the best around.
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UVA, Booz Allen Hamilton
Belvedere Condos
Rosslyn is a great central location, two metro lines, across the river from DC, easy access to all highways and many big DC companies have offices in this neighborhood. As a primarily work-focused neighborhood, most restaurants here are chain lunches (Chipotle, Subway, Quiznos), but there are a couple of staples for happy hours (Cafe Asia, Continental Pool Lounge, and Piola).
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UVA, Booz Allen Hamilton
Archstone Courthouse Place
This is one of three Archstone properties within a block of this metro, and is likely the most affordable. Great amenities, across from the metro, and walkable to DC's best steak restaurant and many Arlington hotspots. Only issue is Archstone is notorious for huge rent increases once they get you in their building.
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Brown
Great Area
The location is fabulous for folks working in and around the DC metro area. Easy access to subway (orange line), convenient to both airports (DCA and IAD), and much cheaper/more space than most of DC. You are never more than a 10min cab ride into Georgetown too!
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RIT
Great alternative to DT DC
We moved to Pentagon City for the lower taxes. The Gramercy was a great deal (much cheaper than other VA suburbs) and in a great location. It was walkable to the metro, and less congested than the city.
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RIT
Best location in DC
This was the perfect location between Dupont, Georgetown, and Foggy Bottom. The downside is that it was expensive and rampant with GU kids. 2400M was a nice building, but they were increasing prices like crazy, and the GU kids were tripling-up in the rooms.
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UNC
Great Place!
Liked: I love that I was within a 5 minute walk of two metro stops. It was close to a great running/walking trail that led into Georgetown. Superb restaurants, great nail salons, a 3 minute walk to a mall that hosts a skating rink and movie theatre, and close to part of the GW campus. Dislikes: Its not as youthful and vibrant as Claredon. There are more businesses and families.
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Stanford
Close to Adamns Morgan & Dupont
This is a great location because it's two blocks away from Adams Morgan. Awesome nightlife, bars, restaurants, etc. It's also close to Dupont. The one negative is that it isn't close to a Metro stop which makes communiting a bus affair.
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Stanford, Dartmouth
Clarendon 1021
This is a pretty chic area full of 20- and 30-something working professionals, and Clarendon 1021 is full of them. The rooftop pool and views are awesome and made my summers at Clarendon 1021 awesome.
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UVA
Shirlington - thumbs up!
I had a great experience at the Shirlington House during the last two years. Reasonable prices for spacious, newly renovated apartments, and only a 5 minute walk from the Village at Shirlington. The building itself is fairly old, a plus in my mind since they have thick, nearly soundproof walls that are uncommon in many new buildings - I never heard a peep from any of my neighbors. The only aspect I didn't like about the Shirlington area was the lack of a metro stop. There are buses available that are reliable during the week but hit-or miss on the weekends.
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UVA, Princeton
Market Commons
If you're going to get soaked in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor (and you are), why not live somewhere awesome as well as expensive? The service and apartment quality at Market Commons are really superlative, and the location is terrific - everything is walkable, two grocery stores (Whole Foods and Trader Joe's) within five minutes, and a nice mix of leafy neighborhood in one direction with city blocks of shops and restaurants in the other.
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Yale
Pet friendly!
One of the few DC apartment buildings that allows dogs over 50 pounds.
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Stanford, Michigan
Eclipse
Awesome building. Quiet, nice amenities...only problem is distance from any metro stop!
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Maryland
Best Location in the city
Right off of 14th Street with access to both the new restaurants and shops of 14th Street, near the P Street Wholefoods, and walking distance to U Street bars is the best place right now to live in DC. Lots of new hotspots going in all the time and development in the housing market. You can walk to everything and the neighborhood has an ecclectic and vibrant feel.
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Stanford, Northwestern
1600 Clarendon Rd
Very close to metro and to Courthouse and Rosslyn Metros, Close to good restaurants. Very quiet though, all times of the week.
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Stanford, Northwestern
Post Mass Ave
Great building. Walk anywhere from here! Whole foods nearby, 14th st bars, U St, Dupont. Great rooftop pool. Amazing location. Only downside is expensive prices that go up every month
unknown user
Close to Metro
Walking distance to the metro, nice area, long commute if you work outside of arlington-metro is not that fast.
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UVA
I lived here after college with some friends; perfectly decent apartments, very convenient to groceries and 66 and 495; pretty long commute and not really walkable to metro, but close
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