Rent to Own Homes near Arlington, VA

Top Reasons to Live in Arlington VA

  • Bordering the nation's capital along the Potomac River, the city of Arlington is in a prime location for cultural and historical significance. It is home to the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, and a thriving residential community. Sports fans are close to their favorite football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and hockey games in Washington, DC. Museum lovers are a bridge away from the Smithsonian. Nature lovers can live near parks and the river. Between the historical significance of the land and the sense of security it offers, people who move here often find that they never wish to leave!

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  • Housing Market StatisticsSuch community and safety comes at a price, and the asking price for your dream home can be steep. According to, in 2011 the mean price of homes for sale was at $609,048 overall, with the average price for a single family home at $737, 987 and townhome asking prices at $538,252. The median gross rent paid monthly was at $1,673. Homes and apartments for sale are also difficult to find, with only 5% of properties in the area being vacant. Those looking to rent an apartment, or even rent to own, have something of a silver lining in that cloud. Renter-occupied properties make up a small majority of the properties available in Arlington, at 54%. Those looking to rent an apartment or home, as opposed to buying one of the historic residences available in the city, are at an advantage in the current market.
  • NightlifeTourists come to Arlington and Washington year round to see places of historical significance, such as the National Cemetery and the Smithsonian museums. But what is there for the locals to enjoy? Pick a neighborhood in Arlington, and you'll find no shortage of bars, restaurants, and clubs. You can even visit a cinema with a built in, full-service restaurant and bar.
  • Weather and ClimateResidents of Arlington live comfortably throughout the year. Its close proximity to the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River guarantee no extremes in temperature. One can also enjoy a noticeable change in seasons throughout the year. According to the weather statistics on, Arlington's temperatures can dip as low as 19 to 42 degrees Fahrenheit in January and get as high as 60 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit in June. The Northern Virginia Climate region experiences an average of 38.29 average precipitation annually and rarely more than a few inches of snow on the ground at any given time during the winter. Those of you who enjoy the autumn months will most enjoy mid-to-late October. 10/15 to 10/25 is calculated as the peak time period for fall foliage color.
  • NeighborhoodsThe city of Arlington has its share of neighborhoods, each with its own character. According to Arlington Magazine, many neighborhoods in the city and surrounding areas are on the rise.