Photo of 2702 Lee Hwy #2a Take a peek at what was recently listed for rent in 22201 in Arlington County.

Rentals in Focus

Fabulous and spacious luxury 3 Bedroom 3 Full Bath unit located in the rarely available Lyon Pointe Condo Community! Semi-private elevator takes you right to your doorstep. High ceilings, huge windows, two separate balconies including one in master bedroom, 3 entry ways, BR's w/ full baths, Lots of closet space. Fantastic layout w/ the finest finishes including Viking Appliances! Proximity to the city & location you cannot beat! In-unit washer and dryer. 1 reserved parking spot inside secured underground garage with several on-street spaces nearby. Includes the largest storage unit in the building. Under 10 min to DC, walk to Clarendon or Courthouse. [2702 Lee Hwy #2a, Arlington, VA]

Cute home in the heart of Arlington within steps to shopping, dining, parks and recreation! Ballston Metro station, Highway, and Rosslyn are super close! You'll love this location! Hardwood floors and sunlight greet you as you enter this home. The deck off the back of the home is private and perfect for relaxing or grilling. The roof and HVAC were replaced in 2020. The kitchen enjoys plenty of counter space for any cooking adventure. The main level features three bedrooms with a separate living room and dining room. The basement is spacious with a walk-in closet and full bath. 12 month minimum lease. Available immediately. Trash pick up is included. Freezer in basement conveys "as is". Garage is used by owners for storage. Private driveway with off street parking! [4309 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA]

3 BEDROOM 2 FULL BATH SINGLE FAMILY HOME. FRESHLY PAINTED, ALL NEW LIGHT FIXTURES AND REFINISHED HARDWOOD FLOORS. DRIVEWAY PARKING AND HUGE DEEP GARAGE PARKING AVAILABLE. READY TO MOVE IN!!! CLOSE TO D.C, RT. 50, RT.66 AND DOWNTOWN CLARENDON AND COURTHOUSE. NEW PICTURES COMING SOON ONCE WORK IS DONE. [2501 11th St N, Arlington, VA]

Available 12/17/21, fully furnished-just in time for Christmas! Charming updated cottage style 3 bedroom, 2 full-bath home in the heart of Lyon Park! Cozy front porch with swing, light filled, open flexible floor plan with gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Spacious living area and separate dining. Great size eat-in kitchen includes new stainless steel appliances-gas cooking, breakfast bar, ceramic counters and floors. Master suite with ensuite luxury full-bath. Rear door opening to a large rear deck in private garden-perfect for barbecues and entertaining. Rent includes internet. This gem is just a walk/bike ride (approximately 5 blocks) to the Metro (Clarendon & VA Square), the bustling orange line corridor, restaurants, coffee shops, Rockwell Park, Long Branch Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Community & Fitness Center and the Lyon Park Community Center and playground. Convenient to major commuter routes including Arlington Boulevard (Rt. 50), Glebe Road (120), Washington Boulevard (27), Rt. 66 and I-395. It is also a quick drive to the Pentagon, Amazon's H2Q, National Airport and Washington DC. Must see! [423 N Edgewood St, Arlington, VA]

Well kept 3 Bed/2.5 Bath home on a rarely available 17,000+ square foot lot. Located on a quiet street just one block away from Lyon Park and just over a half-mile to the heart of Clarendon. Nicely updated kitchen. Fully fenced rear yard, with mature trees. Detached garage with plenty of room for storage. Available immediately. One year lease only. Owner Agent. [233 N Garfield St, Arlington, VA]

Spectacular 2021 Renovation! Everything has been done here, it's like moving into a brand new HOME! Clean, fresh and ready for you! Beautiful brand new kitchen with designer soft-close white shaker cabinets with under-cabinet lighting and lit glass stacker cabinets. Impressive Quartz countertops and backsplash. brand new stainless steel appliances including a five burner gas stove. 9' ceilings, recessed LED lighting, elegant moldings, as well as gleaming dark walnut hardwood floors on the main and upper levels. Primary bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and two walk-in closets. Stunning primary bathroom with designer tile, free standing tub, glass shower with luxury fixtures, soft-close double vanity and custom built-in shelving. Remaining two bedrooms have en suite full bathrooms, which have been beautifully renovated as well and include designer tile, vanities, showers, lights and fixtures. Top level bedroom has brand new upgraded carpet and a new ceiling fan. English basement lower level features a gas fireplace with mantel and brand new upgraded carpet. Two car garage and balcony. Outstanding location near METRO, shops and restaurants and within minutes to Georgetown. This one is a 10+++***No more than 2 separate incomes to qualify*** [1323 N Barton St, Arlington, VA]

2300 block of Lee Hwy (nr Veitch) . Walk to Courthouse Metro, shopping, entertainment! On Bus line! Two car garage parking, 4 level unit, gourmet kitchen with granite Counters and Stainless Steel Appliances. Looks great!!!!!!!!4th level loft/3rd BR! Washer & Dryer in unit. Tenants allowed NO MORE THAN 2 vehicles on site ( 2 YR MIN LEASE) [2354 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA]

Adorable SFH in Clerendon! Location!! Less than 3 blocks from the metro, shopping, dining, and entertainment. Hardwood floors, FP, sun room, large LL rec room connects to garage. 2 main level beds w/ jack and jill bath. Master upstairs has en suite bath and window accessible balcony. Covered front porch w/ Trex decking. Lawn care included! Property will be freshly painted prior to occupancy. Steps to bus stop to Pentagon, DC. Minutes to 395 and 66! [2799 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA]

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 an 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 upfront 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 home ownership.

Roommates

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, a main street vibe, or proximity to 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. Our real estate agents appreciate the opportunity to be of service. Thanks for considering us to get the job done. [Or select your rental own criteria.]
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