The rent of apartments varies widely in the D.C. region and varies significantly by individual neighborhoods based on amenities, public transportation, and many other variables. But based solely on the jurisdiction, Bethesda currently tops the area for the most expensive rent.
According to wtop.com, “Apartment search site RentCafe said the average apartment rent, considering all sizes, is $2,466 a month in Bethesda. The second-most expensive market for apartment rents is currently College Park, at an average $2,298 a month. Rents in North Bethesda have increased the fastest in the D.C. metro area, up 8.1% from a year ago, to an average of $2,239.”
As per wtop.com, “The District and Arlington County are virtually tied for average apartment rent, at $2,233 and $2,236 respectively. Rents in D.C. and Arlington County are both up 4.3% in the last year. The average rent in Alexandria is currently $1,746, up 2.8% from a year ago. Oxon Hill, Maryland, has the most affordable apartment rents in the D.C. region, averaging $1,340 a month.”