Neighborhood Profiles

Apartment Showcase will help you find the best apartments for rent in Washington DC, Maryland & Virginia. With our numerous apartment listings and our informational Neighborhoods Profile section, you have a complete source when planning your next move.


With over 50 bodies of water, Maryland is full of outdoor activities, beautiful views, and renowned for Maryland Blue Crabs. Each region is unique from one another, but overall apartment renters can enjoy fishing, skiing, sightseeing, and sandy beaches. Commuters have the convenience of the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) public transportation options while traveling to various destinations. Whether you plan on living in the western, capital, central, southern or the eastern shore region, Apartment Showcase provides a wide range of apartments in your choice location. Below is a list of areas to search for apartments for rent we cover in the Maryland region.

Anne Arundel County, MD

Anne Arundel County, located in central Maryland, is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, providing an easy commute for apartment renters with several public transportation options including the Annapolis Transit, Corridor Transportation Corporation, and the Maryland Transit Administration. The eastern part of Anne Arundel County borders the Chesapeake Bay resulting in beautiful waterfront views. This area is also known for several historic landmarks, 70 county parks, and nature preserves. Click a link below to find apartments in Annapolis, Maryland's state capitol, Laurel, and Millersville on

Anne Arundel County Apartments - Neighborhood Profile

Charles County,  MD

Full of history and natural beauty, Charles County apartment renters can enjoy the close vicinity to the Potomac River and a 35 mile commute to Washington, D.C. With a number of properties on the National Register of Historic Places, nine county parks, three state parks and four national wildlife areas, there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep apartment renters busy. Click a link below for a list of Charles County apartments on

Charles County Apartments - Neighborhood Profile

Frederick County, MD

Frederick County, Maryland, located in the Capitol region, is about 50 miles from Baltimore and 50 miles from Washington, D.C. Situated along Route 70 and Route 270, Frederick County is an easy commute to surrounding cities. Several public transportation options are available including the MARC Train, servicing the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. Frederick County apartment renters can enjoy vibrant downtown Frederick with over 100 specialty shops, art galleries, antique dealers, and 30 restaurants. Frederick also boasts several wineries, orchards, and Civil War heritage. Click a link below to search floor plans, photos, 360° tours, and vacancy information for Frederick County apartments.

Frederick County Apartments - Neighborhood Profile

Howard County, MD

Located in central Maryland, Howard County is conveniently located 40 miles to Washington, D.C. and 25 miles to Baltimore. Frequently cited for its affluence and quality of life, Columbia and Ellicott City, in Howard County, were named 4th amongst Money magazine's "America's Best Places to Live". Whether attending a wine tasting in Ellicott City, touring historical sites in Savage, or enjoying one of the many activities at Patuxent River State Park, Howard County offers apartment renters several activities to keep them occupied. Click below for apartment listings in Columbia, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Laurel and Savage, Maryland on Apartment Showcase.

Howard County Apartments - Neighborhood Profile

Montgomery County, MD

West of Washington, D.C., Montgomery County offers a mix of cities, towns, and urbanized communities full of attractions and activities for apartment renters. Dine at trendy restaurants in Bethesda, or splurge at the high-end shops in Chevy Chase. Each city boasts a unique atmosphere providing a variety of living options. Montgomery County residents can also enjoy the convenience of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area transportation. The Metrorail and the Metrobus service DC, Virginia and Maryland suburbs so commuters can live without the hassles of traffic and parking. Click a link below for a list of apartments in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Apartments - Neighborhood Profile

Prince George's County, MD

Prince George's apartment renters boast an endless amount of activities and attractions. The National Harbor, Maryland's 300-acre waterfront destination, set along the Potomac River, offers the largest hotel in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, an array of dining spots and nightlife entertainment, retail shops, and several waterfront activities. Apartments in Prince George's County are near several popular destinations and businesses including The University of Maryland, Six Flags Great America, and FedEx Field. Travel to these exciting destinations using the Greater Washington Metropolitan public transportation Metrorail and Metrobus. The MARC train also provides daily service from Prince George's County to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Click a link below to search floor plans, photos, 360° tours, and vacancy information for Prince George's County.

Prince George's County Apartments - Neighborhood Profile


Dating back to the first English settlement in 1607, Virginia is full of history and heritage. Apartment renters can enjoy several preserved historical sites including battlefields, plantations, historic churches, and more. Virginia apartments are also near several outlets shops, high-end retail stores, dining options including country kitchens and five-star restaurants, an array of nightlife spots, and Virginia wineries. Below is a list of areas to search for apartments for rent we cover in the Virginia region.

Alexandria, VA

Alexandria is recognized as one of America's most historic destinations. Listed on the National Register of historic places, Alexandria boasts several historical attractions as well as modern day luxuries. Whether dining in Old Town, visiting a chic art gallery in Del Ray, or shopping in the West End, Apartment renters can enjoy an easy commute to these popular destinations, or surrounding cities and businesses using the Metrorail or Metrobus. The city also offers a trolley to tour the city. Click a link below to search floor plans, photos, 360° tours, and vacancy information for Alexandria apartments.

Alexandria, VA Apartments - Neighborhood Profile

Arlington, VA

Arlington, VA, just minutes from Washington, D.C., is abundant with apartments and condos due to the accessibility to the Metrorail and Metrobus. Arlington is home to the Ronald Regan National Airport, allowing a short drive for Arlington business or leisure travelers, and is a short Metrorail ride away from Washington, D.C.'s Union Station providing daily train connections. Arlington has a multitude of neighborhoods and districts that offer shopping, dining, and entertainment. Whether eating in trendy Clarendon, shopping in Ballston, or visiting a historical attraction, Arlington apartment renters have several options to keep them busy. Click a link below to search floor plans, photos, 360° tours, and vacancy information for Arlington, VA apartments.

Arlington, VA Apartments - Neighborhood Profile

Fairfax County, VA

With plenty of attractions, historical sites, entertainment venues, a variety of restaurants, and shopping, Fairfax County communities meet a variety of needs and passions. Visit a museum in Centreville, enjoy the wildlife in Annandale, or go shopping in Tysons Corner. Fairfax County apartment renters can enjoy the convenience of public transportation to these popular destinations, as well as neighboring businesses and cities using the Metrorail or Metrobus serving the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area. The Virginia Railway Express, a commuter rail service, offers five stations to commuters in Fairfax County. Search the Apartment Showcase online directory for apartments in Fairfax County and browse floor plans, photos, 360° tours, and vacancy.

Fairfax County Apartments - Neighborhood Profile

Loudoun County, VA

Only 25 miles from Washington, D.C., Loudoun County has an easy commute to the city but none of the urban hassle. Loudoun County apartments are in charming towns and villages offering several vineyards, horseback rides and steeplechase races, historical tours, and beautiful parks with many recreational activities. Apartment renters also enjoy shopping at the Leesburg Outlets or the Dulles Town Center. Loudoun County also has a number of farmers markets with the finest and freshest locally grown produce. In order to commute to these destinations, Washington, D.C., or surrounding businesses, Loudoun County offers several LC Transit options and stations as well as connections to Metrorail stations serving the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area. The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is also available to Virginia residents traveling to Washington, D.C. Click a link below to search floor plans, photos, 360° tours, and vacancy information for Loudoun County apartments.

Loudoun County Apartments - Neighborhood Profile

Prince William County, VA

Located 30 miles from Washington, D.C., Prince William County is full of history dating back to the Civil War. Aside from several historical sites and museums, Prince William County offers apartment renters several other activities such as 12 daily fee golf courses, state and local parks, sanctuaries, and wetlands located along the Potomac River and Bull Run Mountains. Shop in Woodbridge at premium outlet stores or dine in Manassas and enjoy beautiful scenic views. There are several public transportation options for Prince William County apartment residents including the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), offering several bus routes, the Virginia Railway Express (VRA), with three Prince William County stations, and the Metrorail and Metrobus servicing the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area. Click a link below to search floor plans, photos, 360° tours, and vacancy information for Prince William apartments.

Prince William County Apartments - Neighborhood Profile

Spotsylvania County, VA

Halfway between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia lays Spotsylvania County. It is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area because of the large number of commuters who travel to Washington, D.C. and take advantage of the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) or the convenient proximity to I-95. Spotsylvania is bordered on the north by the Rappahannock River and is home to Lake Anna State Park. Apartment renters enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, canoeing, and rafting. Other destinations include historical landmarks such as four Civil War battlefield parks, located in Spotsylvania's largest city, Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg apartment renters enjoy the wildlife and history Spotsylvania has to offer, and the convenience to two major cities. Click a link below to search floor plans, photos, 360° tours, and vacancy information for Spotsylvania County apartments.

Spotsylvania County Apartments - Neighborhood Profile

Stafford County, VA

Known as George Washington's boyhood home, Stafford County is full of historic Civil War sites and Museums. Located along the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers allows Stafford apartment renters to escape through recreational activities such as boating, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. There are also several prestigious gold courses and well known wineries in Stafford County. As part of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, apartment renters can enjoy the convenience of Route 1, I-95, and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) when commuting to Washington, D.C. or Richmond. Click a link below to search floor plans, photos, 360° tours, and vacancy information for Stafford County apartments.

Stafford County Apartments - Neighborhood Profile

Washington, DC

Full of history, beauty, and excitement, the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. is full of museums, monuments, art galleries, memorials, and several other attractions. Washington, D.C. apartment renters enjoy the endless amount of activities, restaurants, and nightlife venues. The Metrorail and Metrobus, serving the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, allow convenient travel to any destination in the city. Each neighborhood in DC is unique, giving apartment renters a variety of living options. Whether working for the government on Capitol Hill, eating at a trendy restaurant in Dupont's Circle, or shopping in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. has the perfect setting for any individual.

Washington, DC Apartments - Neighborhood Profile