clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Where to find the D.C. area’s most expensive rents

Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., both top the list for priciest places for renting

Photo via Shutterstock/Joseph Sohm

D.C. ranks as the fifth most expensive city for renting in the country, and the city’s rental costs continue to dominate in the region. Both Zumper and Zillow have compiled data that ranks different Virginia and Maryland cities’ rents with the District.

The following lists and graphs show the median monthly rents for one-bedroom rentals in the area.

Below, see the data compiled by Zillow:

Median Monthly Rents for One-Bedrooms in the D.C. Area

City Median Monthly Rent
City Median Monthly Rent
Washington, D.C. $2,271
Bethesda, Maryland $2,185
Arlington, Virginia $2,020
Reston, Virginia $2,000
Rockville, Maryland $1,679
Alexandria, Virginia $1,638
Silver Spring, Maryland $1,630
Data via Zillow

As a comparison, here is the data Zumper provided on the D.C. area:

Median Monthly Rents for One-Bedrooms in the D.C. Area

City Median Monthly Rent
City Median Monthly Rent
Arlington, Virginia $2,230
Washington, D.C. $2,200
Bethesda, Maryland $2,140
Reston, Virginia $1,910
Silver Spring, Virginia $1,770
Alexandria, Virginia $1,710
Rockville, Maryland $1,650
Data via Zumper

In order to see how the two sets of data compare, check out the following bar graph.

Want to see how D.C.’s neighborhoods break down when it comes to rents? This Curbed DC article will be your guide.

Interested in seeing which counties in the D.C. area have the highest median household income? Check out this Curbed DC article.

D.C. Metro Report: August 2017 [Zumper]

Behold, the D.C. area’s 5 richest counties [Curbed DC]

Mapping D.C.'s most and least expensive neighborhoods for renters [Curbed DC]