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Report: Bethesda’s one-bedroom rents outpace D.C., Arlington

The Maryland city tops the region with one-bedrooms priced at a median $2,270 per month

Downtown Bethesda, Maryland, at night.
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Washington, D.C., is known for being a pricey city. In fact, ABODO listed the nation’s capital as the fifth most expensive Metro area in the nation for renting. Despite this, its one-bedrooms are not the most expensive in the region, at least according to Zumper.

In their latest report, Zumper found that Bethesda, Maryland, just barely inches out the District with one-bedroom rents that cost a median $2,270 per month. In comparison, D.C.’s typical one-bedroom costs $2,260 per month, while one-bedroom rents in Arlington, Virginia, cost a median of $2,140 per month.

When focusing on two-bedrooms, D.C. surpasses every city in the region with a median price of $3,180 per month. Bethesda, Maryland, is right behind with $3,140 median rents. In third place is still Arlington, Virginia, whose two-bedroom monthly rents cost a median $3,000.

The least expensive cities in the region are all in Maryland, including Frederick, Rockville, and Silver Spring, listed in order from most affordable to least.

Across the region, the median one-bedroom rent during September 2017 was $1,495 per month. The fastest rising year-over-year rents were found in Reston, Virginia, whose yearly growth rate was 15.5 percent, according to Zumper.

For a full breakdown of rents across the region, check out Zumper’s full report here.

Washington D.C. Metro Report: October 2017 [Zumper]

How D.C.’s rents have grown over the past year [Curbed DC]