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    Castlewood Townhouses
    885 Castlewood Boulevard, Charleston
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $705
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    Heron Reserve
    3301 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston
    • 1 Bedroom
      $895
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,065
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,295
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    Pepperhill Townhomes
    3311 Mountainbrook Ave. Bldg., North Charleston
    • 1 Bedroom
      $635
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $694
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      $799
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    Abberly at West Ashley
    3100 Ashley Town Center Drive, Charleston
    • 1 Bedroom
      $978
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      $1,178
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    906 Lansfaire Drive
    906 Lansfaire Drive, Charleston
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $1,675
    (843) 723-1988
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    229 Plymouth Avenue, Apt. 2
    229 Plymouth Avenue, Apt. 2, Riverland Terrace
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,100
    (843) 723-1988
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    104 Spring St, D-15
    104 Spring Street, D-15, Cannonborough - Elliottborough
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,250
    (843) 723-1988
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    604 Hainsworth Drive
    604 Hainsworth Drive, Charleston
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,600
    (843) 723-1988
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    253A Rutledge Avenue
    253 A Rutledge Avenue, Cannonborough - Elliottborough
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $2,600
    (843) 723-1988
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    16 Cannon Street, #202
    16 Cannon Street, #205, Cannonborough - Elliottborough
    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,400
    (843) 723-1988
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    18 A Blake Street
    18 A Blake Street, East Side
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,250
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    121 A Hester Street
    121 A Hester Street, Wegener Terrace
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,375
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    47 B Queen Street
    47 B Queen Street, French Quarter
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $2,200
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    4006 Radcliffe Place Dr Unit L6
    4006 Radcliffe Place Dr Unit L6, Shadowmoss
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,050
    (843) 723-1988
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    12 B Cannon Street
    12 B Cannon Street, Cannonborough - Elliottborough
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,750
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    38 S Battery St
    38 S Battery St, Charleston
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $7,000
    (843) 723-1988
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    188 St. Philip St. #103
    188 St. Philip St. #103, Cannonborough - Elliottborough
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      $1,400
    (843) 723-1988
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    28 South Street, Unit B
    28 South Street, Unit B, East Side
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,200
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    192 Saint Philip Street
    192 Saint Philip Street, Cannonborough - Elliottborough
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $3,450
    (843) 723-1988
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    149 C Spring Street
    149 C Spring Street, Cannonborough - Elliottborough
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,350
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Welcome to Charleston! Lesson one: how to pronounce the name of your new city. First, pull a chair up onto your porch and lean back in it slowly. Kick your feet up, then sip on a sweet tea or a lemonade. Now take several slow, deep breaths until you are so relaxed you're almost asleep. Okay, now you're ready. Repeat after me, "Chaaaahlestun." Now let's find you an apartment!

What to Expect

Charleston is truly a Southern city. Charleston is well-regarded as a cultural and architectural gem on the Atlantic coast. Though many of its original buildings have been destroyed by earthquakes, the city has a thriving arts and cultural scene.

Downtown Charleston, situated on the bay of Charleston Harbor, is home to not only the city's industry, but to its French Quarter and the surrounding regions which are all on the register of National Historic Landmarks. Walking through this area of town, one feels a part of Southern history, as placards dot the sidewalk pointing out historical landmarks.

Charleston also has a great mix of culture and outdoor activities, with a number of city parks and public green spaces, numerous music festivals throughout the year, and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean that allows boating and watersports enthusiasts to get out on the water nearly every weekend.

Neighborhoods in Charleston

Summerville, located in the far northwest portion of Charleston, remains the premier destination for those looking for semi-affordable housing with a friendly neighborhood vibe. Here the rental market has a variety of housing options, including single-family homes and new developments. Nearby Mt. Pleasant is a neighborhood with similar rental types to Summerville. Expect to pay $950-1200 for a two bedroom in Mt. Pleasant, while similar rentals in Summerville go for $750-900.

Downtown and James Island regions: Downtown has a score of historical buildings for rent that are within close walking distance to shopping and trendy restaurants and bars. James Island has new developments with community centers, pools and other amenities. The Island also has the added benefit of being close to the beach!

The Old Village area has a number of new rental developments with several amenities including private pools and tennis courts.

Downtown, with two bedrooms ranging from $1400-1800, depending on amenities. James Island is as affordable two bedrooms can be found, from $850-1000.

North Charleston. This neighborhood more affordable. Focus on Whitehall and Cedar Grove if you want new developments. Prices for rentals in North Charleston with two bedrooms going for $750-800.

Rental Tips

Charleston's rental market is generally as friendly as its residents. Start your apartment hunt up to 60 days in advance.

If you're not totally sure what you're looking for, go through a real estate agent. Every Charleston resident is also a Charleston expert, and real estate agents in the area will have plenty of opinions for you about location, rental type and neighborhood. If you feel fairly decided about your future residence, there are a number of online apartment listing services that won't run their mouths about your decisions.

Be prepared to pay between $30-50 for credit and background checks in the greater Charleston area. Depending on the property type and owner or manager, deposits can range from $300 to two months rent, once you've secured your property.

Transportation

Charleston is also serviced by the Charleston Area Regional Transportation System. CARTA operates several bus routes throughout the city. Recent improvements to the bus lines have made them faster and more efficient than in the past. Additionally, there are a number of water taxis that offer a fun and scenic form of transportation from the downtown area to many of the water-bound suburbs, including Mt. Pleasant and Patriot's Point. Only in Charleston can your daily commute include a dolphin sighting!

So welcome to historic Charleston! Enjoy the slow-paced, but ultimately enjoyable life around town!

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