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22314 In Alexandria Rental Spotlight

2 beds, 2 full baths Home size: 1354 Added: 04/04/20, Last Updated: 04/04/2020 Property Type: Unit for Rent MLS Number: VAAX245092 Subdivision: The Royalton
Photo of 309 Holland Ln #221 Let's take a look at some of the best deals in the 22314 rental market today.

Rentals in 22314

309 Holland Ln #221, Alexandria 22314
Location and luxury unite for this amazing, not-to-be-missed unit at hot Royalton Condominiums in heart of Alexandria, with parking and on top of Whole Foods! Rarely-available corner unit boasts 10' ceilings, hardwood floors, and expansive ... [Read more]
1245 Madison St, Alexandria 22314
ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED for $3,400!!! Unbeatable location, half block to Braddock metro, walk to Old Town/Waterfront/Potomac Yards, 1 metro stop to DCA or Old Town, 4 metro stops to Pentagon. 3-level TH w/ garage, perfect for roommates w/ double ... [Read more]
737 Bernard St, Alexandria 22314
OLD TOWN CHARM! This home was completely RENOVATED! Brand new kitchen! Colonial brick townhouse, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath in the quiet north end of Old Town. Hardwood floors! Washer/Dryer is included. Great lot in the back for entertaining, or ... [Read more]
112 S Fayette St, Alexandria 22314
DREAM LOCATION! RENT WITH FURNITURE FOR $3299! Beautifully completely renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment in Old Town Alexandria! Gleaming wood floors welcome you in this bright open floor plan. Contemporary kitchen with breakfast bar, ... [Read more]
411 Royal St S, Alexandria 22314
This 3 level, 2 bedroom brick duplex, located in the South East quadrant of Old Town Alexandria features a large living room with recessed lighting and hardwood floors, a newly rehabbed fully equipped kitchen with granite counters, an island ... [Read more]
1628 W Abingdon Dr #202, Alexandria 22314
Virtual showings are available. Take a look at the virtual tour. Light, bright and spacious two-bedroom, one and a half bathroom unit at Potowmack Crossing. Open living room with custom built-in shelving. The kitchen has been updated with ... [Read more]
714 S Fayette St #11, Alexandria 22314
***Newly RENOVATED 2 BR Condo in Old Town *** Near King St. METRO & Lee Rec. Center w/ outdoor Pool *** All NEW KITCHEN w/ QUARTZ counters, W/D in unit, Bamboo floors, renovated bath, lots of windows overlooking courtyard. OFF St. Parking, ... [Read more]
114 Roberts Ln #200, Alexandria 22314
Freshly painted two bedroom, two bath condo in a GREAT location! Clean and well maintained. Nice balcony for relaxing with a cup of coffee (or tea) and leaving the hustle and bustle behind! Close to Metro and public transportation! Or if you ... [Read more]
127 Harvard St, Alexandria 22314
End unit townhouse a short walk to King St. metro. Near community pool. One off-street parking space. Renovated Kitchen, granite counters, Gas heat, central a/c. Wood floors main + upper level. Just painted. Front Porch and screened-in ... [Read more]
809 Green St, Alexandria 22314
Short Term Lease until July 31!! A real one of a kind! Ready for immediate move in. Beautiful remolded three level townhouse in Old Town. Well cared for by owners of the property. Rare opportunity- 2 Master Bedrooms 3.5 Bathrooms. A gourmet ... [Read more]
Buying your own home is on most people’s bucket list, but there are times when renting might be the better choice.

Try Before You Buy

If you are not sure that a neighborhood is really right for you, or if you need time to assess an area before making a long term commitment, then your best option is trying before buying. If that is the case, then renting may be an excellent option for you. Renting gives you the opportunity to see if a neighborhood lives up to your expectations and suits your needs before you buy. For example, you can sign a one-year lease for a two-bedroom condo in Shirlington, with the option to extend the lease if you like the neighborhood.  If you do not like it, for example, a four-bedroom, two-story house in Lorton is more your style, then you have the option of relocating.

Pay as You Go

Many Americans live from paycheck to paycheck and renting a property can help you draw up a realistic budget and live within your means. Before signing a lease, you know what your rent will be and you can work this amount into your monthly budget. When you do your calculations, remember that you will need to pay a security deposit up front and the rate depends on your credit score. If you have a good credit score, your property manager may only charge one month’s rent. On the other hand, if you have a poor credit score your security deposit could be two months' rent. Keep in mind that the security deposit is refundable if you meet the requirements of the move out inspection. Because rent is a fixed monthly cost, you will know exactly what portion of your income to allocate to rent and what portion remains for bills and other necessities. If you are realistic about the property you can afford to rent, then you will have money left over each month for fun expenditures, nightlife, and personal hobbies.

Short-Term Commitment

Not sure if as a Washington DC commuting GS-5 you want to live in Northern Virginia? Do you dream of relocating to California and exploring Napa Valley, Los Angeles, and San Francisco? Are you an active duty member of the military with no idea of where your next assignment may take you? There are many reasons why people do not want to make a long term property commitment and renting means that you will not be tied down and makes it easier to move at a moment’s notice. Or perhaps, you simply have no interest in the responsibility of becoming a homeowner? Then renting, as opposed to buying, could be the right choice for you. As a renter, you will not have to worry about footing the bill to repair a leaky roof, paying monthly condo fees, or paying for garden services to pick up the leaves from your Mount Vernon home. Renting a property can enable you to live the lifestyle you want without the responsibility and financial commitment of owning your own home.

Build Your Credit and Save for a Downpayment

Buying a house is a huge financial commitment. It is usually the biggest single purchase most people make in their lives. Renting a property and being a responsible tenant can help you achieve your ultimate goal of owning your own home. Paying your rent on time is an excellent way to build your credit score and show lenders that you are capable of managing your money responsibly. If you are realistic about the rent you can afford, and you are frugal with your money, you can build up your savings for buying a house in the future. Renting will also make you aware of the true costs of owning a property and prepare you for the financial commitment and accountability of homeownership.


Not everyone wants to live alone and sharing a house with friends can be fun and lead to priceless memories, but it also has the added advantage of being cheaper than going solo. However, it is worth remembering that choosing good roommates may be challenging. Just because you are good friends does not mean that you will be good roommates. This is an important piece of advice as nobody is perfect, and some of your friends may have annoying habits that you simply will not be able to live with, so think carefully before asking someone to move in with you. There are many different neighborhoods in Northern Virginia that will meet your specific requirements for a neighborhood such as easy access to the metro, the main street vibe, or proximity to a good school, and your needs in a property, like a certain architectural style, luxury features, and affordability.  With so many options to choose from it is worth asking an experienced Nesbitt Realty Realtor, like Stuart Nesbitt, who will help you find the perfect rental property.

How big are homes for rent in the City of Alexandria?

Tiny (1 to 600 sqft) 4 Active
Smaller (601 to 700 sqft) 10 Active
Small (701 to 1,100 sqft) 43 Active
Modest (1101 to 1,500 sqft) 36 Active
Mid-Sized (1501 to 2,000 sqft) 30 Active
Large (2001 to 2,500 sqft) 24 Active
Big (2501 to 3,000 sqft) 20 Active
Very Large (3001 to 4,000 sqft) 14 Active
Sprawling (4,001 sqft and up) 11 Active
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