Renters Alert: Today’s Best Picks In Alexandria VA

Let’s take a look at some of the best deals in the Northern Virginia rental market today.

Photo of 6814 Brindle Heath Way #257

Rentals in 22315

6135 Summer Park Ln

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhouse in popular Kingstowne ** Light, bright open floor plan ** Cheery kitchen walks out to custom deck and overlooks wooded area ** Master bedroom with cathedral ceiling and luxury master bath ** Huge rec room in walk-out basement ** Wood burning fireplace ** Two assigned parking spaces ** Cut-de-sac ** Great Kingstowne amenities![$2,450Alexandria, VA 22315]

6814 Brindle Heath Way #257

Across the street from Kingstowne Town center so everything you need is easy to access. This top floor unit offers bright and quiet living. The open staircase to the master suite makes this home feel more like a house than a condo. Back patio faces the trees for more quiet enjoyment. Easy commuter access and use of pool/fitness available. What more could you want in a place to call home?[$2,000Alexandria, VA 22315]

7866 Birch Branch Ter

Beautiful 3 Level 3 BR, 2 Full BA & 2 Half BATH w/ 1 Car Garage in Alexandria! *Wall to wall carpeting *Gorgeous eat-in Kitchen featuring granite counter tops & island *9 Ft. Ceilings *Family room w/ a gas fireplace *Spacious living room *Master Bedroom with Walk-in Closet *Fenced in Backyard *Minutes to Kings Town, Restaurants & Springfield Mall *Close to Fort Belvoir *AVAILABLE 12/1! *MUST SEE!![$2,495Alexandria, VA 22315]

6296 Taliaferro Way

Elegant Brick-Front Garage Bedford Model brick front,wood floors on the main level FR,DR and breakfast area, Gourmet/Chef kitchen with ss appliances, desk space, granite counter top.leads out to deck, upstairs MBR with walk-in closet fenced backyard, pools, trails, tot lots. New Washer/Dryer.Owner is licensed real estate agent. For sale or Rent. Available Immediately[$2,700Alexandria, VA 22315]

7702 Haynes Point Way #2008

Darling 2 level, garage townhouse in popular Island Creek. This home features wood-style floors on both levels, end unit, fireplace in living room, private patio, new granite counters, new gas stove, MBR with full bath & vaulted ceilings. Owner will consider one small pet with deposit. Community with pool, tennis & trails & shopping & Metro close by. Vacant & ready to move in.[$2,100Alexandria, VA 22315]


Renting is a good way to get some firsthand experience with a neighborhood. Renting can let you sign a 1 year lease, say in a Shirlington 2 bedroom condo for example, with the option to continue, if you like the neighborhood. An advantage of this is you can test the waters, to see if you really love the features of this neighborhood or not. If you don’t like where you’re at, say for example, if the 4 bedroom, 2 story home in Lorton is not your style, you can always relocate to another place.

Pay as You Go

Many Americans live pay check to pay check. Upfront, you will have a security deposit, with a rate that depends on your credit score. If you have a good credit score, your property manager might only charge 1 months’ rent, for a security deposit. On the other hand, if you have a poor credit score, your property manager might charge 2 months’ rent, for a security deposit. After this initial fee (which can be refunded if you meet the requirements like passing the move out inspection), it’s nice to know that after a chunk of your paycheck is put into your monthly rent, there’s a good portion left for bills, necessities, and fun expenditures, like neighborhood nightlife or personal hobbies.

Short Term Commitment & Little Investment

Not sure if you want to stay in Northern Virginia, as a Washington DC commuting, GS-5? Do you have plans of living in California and seeing Napa Valley, Los Angeles, and San Francisco firsthand? Are you Active duty military, with upcoming orders for a new assignment, with no interest in the responsibility of becoming a homeowner? If so, these questions might make you lean towards renting, as opposed to buying. It’s nice to know that as a renter, you won’t have to worry about footing the bill for a repair on a roof that is falling apart, paying a monthly a condo fee (that could range anywhere from $150-$700), or paying the bill for a lawn service to pick up the leaves from your $1,000,000 Mount Vernon home, in fall. Overall, renting can be cheaper up front, but it isn’t for everyone. Also, who says you can’t just buy later?

Build Your Credit While You Sock Away Savings for a Down Payment

Paying your bills on time is an excellent way to build your credit score, and to show lenders that you know how to manage your money. If you are frugal, you can take a chip off each pay check, to build up a savings for buying a home in the future. The return on applying your savings to the purchase of the home of your dreams can be exponential. For those with an eye on the future, being a responsible tenant can prepare you financially and teach you the accountability necessary for home ownership.


Spending time with friends can make for priceless memories. Living together can be fun and slightly cheaper than going solo. The process of getting a group of friends together to rent out a property can be a very rewarding and challenging process. A Nesbitt Realty Realtor, like Stuart Nesbitt, can help make the later stages of finding and renting a property simple. There are many different neighborhoods in Northern Virginia to choose from, that can fit your specific needs (such as being metro accessible, having a main street, Being near a good school, being luxurious, being a certain type of building style [e.g. high-rise or garden style, for example] ,being affordable, or even being off the beaten path).



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Stuart Nesbitt is a Realtor® licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His office is located in Fairfax County near the City of Alexandria in Belle Haven. He was born and raised in Northern Virginia and attended Fairfax County schools. Call him at any time to discuss your real estate needs.