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168 Apartments for rent in St. Charles, MO

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Check out 168 verified apartments for rent in St. Charles, MO with rents starting as low as $650. Some apartments for rent in St. Charles might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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22 Units Available
Villages of Bogey Hills
2200 Lake Ct, St. Charles, MO
Studio
$899
459 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,020
610 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,083
933 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:43 PM
The Villages of Bogey Hills offers modern apartments and townhouses in Charles, MO, right near the Bogey Hills Country Club off of 1-70 and 1-370. In-unit laundry, and access to pools and a gym.
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7 Units Available
Promenade at New Town
3301 Domain St, St. Charles, MO
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,249
1058 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:42 PM
As a precaution, our leasing office will be closed for incoming tours and property visits at this time. We are still here to help you by phone or email and are offering real time VIRTUAL TOURS with real Promenade at New Town staff.
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12 Units Available
Residences At Streets Of St Charles
1650 Beale St, St. Charles, MO
Studio
$1,090
559 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,180
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,690
1168 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:42 PM
Situated in the Streets of Charles development. Apartment amenities include wood-finish plank floors and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Select homes boast Missouri River views. Community features an infinity pool, gym and complimentary garage parking.
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3 Units Available
Springwell Village
238 W Wellspring Way, St. Charles, MO
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1627 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:42 PM
Our leasing office is NOW OPEN for IN-PERSON TOURS! As a precaution, masks and social distancing are required, tours are limited to 2 people and appointments are encouraged. We are still offering VIRTUAL TOURS as well.
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19 Units Available
Boulders at Katy Trail
100 Katy Trail Ln, St. Charles, MO
1 Bedroom
$1,072
840 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,406
1156 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,711
1305 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:42 PM
In-person tours by appointment. Located in the heart of St. Charles county, The Boulders at Katy Trail is just a short drive from popular entertainment venues such as the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Ameristar Casino, St.
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22 Units Available
Sunbrook
3600 Harry S Truman Ext, St. Charles, MO
Studio
$696
326 sqft
1 Bedroom
$801
462 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$835
692 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:37 PM
The beautifully renovated Sunbrook Apartments have all of the features and amenities you look for in a home.
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23 Units Available
Capital at St. Charles
10 San Miguel Dr, St. Charles, MO
1 Bedroom
$815
2 Bedrooms
$895
Last updated September 21 at 12:21 PM
Renovated apartments in a modern community, just off Interstate 70. Fitness center, on-site maintenance, swimming pool, package receiving services and clubhouse. Spacious apartments overlook the grounds. Short-term leases available.
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48 Units Available
Sun Valley Lake
1300 Sun Lake Dr, St. Charles, MO
1 Bedroom
$742
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$950
931 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:12 PM
Sun Valley Lake Apartments is truly a unique property in St. Charles, Missouri. How many apartment communities could you have lunch on a private island? Ours makes picnicking a fun and close to home adventure.
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12 Units Available
The Reserve at Fountainview
1000 Fountainview Circle, St. Charles, MO
1 Bedroom
$1,110
827 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
1165 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,625
1310 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:11 PM
Experience the finest apartments in St. Charles, Missouri at The Reserve at Fountainview.
1 Unit Available
1006 North 5th Street
1006 North Fifth Street, St. Charles, MO
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
900 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:00 PM
Sharp, Updated & Clean Duplex in a fabulous neighborhood. Great sized rooms like a 14 X 12 Master Bedroom, 17X12 Family Room and a 16X9 Kitchen and Breakfast Room. Updates include white panel doors and trim, carpet, wood faux floors and dishwasher.
1 Unit Available
3410 East Lime Kiln
3410 E Lime Kiln, St. Charles, MO
1 Bedroom
$925
640 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:00 PM
Charming and cute one bedroom detached condo in popular New Town at St Charles. Open floor plan with 9 ft ceiling, new flooring throughout, 42" white cabinets, brand new stainless steel appliances and center island.
1 Unit Available
1847 Sherman Drive
1847 Sherman Drive, St. Charles, MO
Studio
$1,000
5000 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:00 PM
Conveniently located at I-70 and Hwy 94 this location is perfect for an attorney, mortgage company or a realtor. This space is 1,150 sf, is on the main level and is offered at $1,00/month (Gross).
1 Unit Available
3249 Rue Royale
3249 Rue Royale St, St. Charles, MO
Studio
$900
598 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:00 PM
1st Class Living! Roomy, Bright, & Open 1 Bedroom contemporary apartment in an awesome location! Enjoy 9 ft.
1 Unit Available
999 Cole
999 Cole Boulevard, St. Charles, MO
2 Bedrooms
$995
882 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:00 PM
Just across from McNair Park! Real hardwood floors in living area and bedrooms, ceramic tile in the bathrooms, and vinyl in the kitchen. Real wood cabinets and plenty of storage in the eat in kitchens.
1 Unit Available
28 Park Drive
28 Park Drive, St. Charles, MO
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1040 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:00 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 28 Park Drive in St. Charles. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
3249-1 Domain St.
3249 Domain St, St. Charles, MO
1 Bedroom
$900
600 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 02:45 PM
Located in the heart of New Town St.
1 Unit Available
399 Montclair Tower Drive
399 Montclair Tower Drive, St. Charles, MO
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
1344 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 02:33 PM
Come check out this spacious freshly painted 2 Bedroom Townhouse Ready for Immediate Occupancy. The upstairs has an additonal space that can be used as an office.
1 Unit Available
908 Kingston Terrace Ct.
908 Kingston Terrace Ct, St. Charles, MO
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1560 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:33 PM
Immaculate, elegant, and updated - all that’s missing is your personal touch! This beautifully maintained turnkey home has many updated features designed to help you make the most of your square footage and make your life easier.
1 Unit Available
619 Boschert Dr
619 Boschert Drive, St. Charles, MO
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
950 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 08:47 AM
Located in the prestigious Shoal Creek community of Kansas City and only responsibleents away from major highways including 152, 35, and 435, WildOak puts you in the center of Clay county living! Enjoy the convenience of easy access to downtown KC
1 Unit Available
333 Charlestowne Place Dr
333 Charlestowne Place Dr, St. Charles, MO
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
1750 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 07:17 AM
Who loves to live in a brand new house? It is Spacious 1750 Sqft with 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths ready to move-in! This is located in a great subdivision new-town area. Appliances includes high end Whirlpool front loading steam Washer/dryer.
1 Unit Available
2004 N 5th St.
2004 North Fifth Street, St. Charles, MO
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
1290 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
2004 N 5th St. Available 05/22/20 Adorable 2 bedroom 1 bathroom in St.
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Sun River Village
100 Broadridge Ln, St. Peters, MO
1 Bedroom
$799
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,053
931 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 01:39 PM
Spacious apartments on tree-lined property. Natural light and fireplaces. Units have walk-in closets and air conditioning. Located along the Missouri River. Tennis court and indoor pool on site.
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9 Units Available
Celtic Crossing
1200 Belfast Drive, St. Peters, MO
1 Bedroom
$1,126
752 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,439
1199 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,594
1410 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:41 PM
In-person tours by appointment. Celtic Crossing Apartments in St. Peters, MO offers luxury living and a convenient location at your fingertips. St.
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5 Units Available
PURE St. Peters Apartments
2100 Pure St, St. Peters, MO
1 Bedroom
$950
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1080 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 09:52 AM
Experience the city’s best neighborhood from the comfort of your new home at Pure St. Peters. Our Saint Peters location puts you within easy reach of a variety of the area’s best destinations for dining, shopping, and entertainment.
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How much is rent in St. Charles?
In St. Charles, the median rent is $733 for a studio, $831 for a 1-bedroom, $1,079 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,430 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in St. Charles, check out our monthly St. Charles Rent Report.
How much is rent in St. Charles?
In St. Charles, the median rent is $733 for a studio, $831 for a 1-bedroom, $1,079 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,430 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in St. Charles, check out our monthly St. Charles Rent Report.
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While some St. Charles properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some St. Charles properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around St. Charles. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Lindenwood University, Fontbonne University, Harris-Stowe State University, Ranken Technical College, and St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around St. Charles. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Lindenwood University, Fontbonne University, Harris-Stowe State University, Ranken Technical College, and St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

Median Rent in St. Charles

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in St. Charles is $831, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,079.
Studio
$733
1 Bed
$831
2 Beds
$1,079
3+ Beds
$1,430
City GuideSt. Charles
Around this part of the “Show Me State,” there are a lot of Saints (Louis, Peters, John). But there is only one St. Charles. This river town was once flocked to by pioneers and visitors who had traveled downstream (ala Oregon Trail style) in hopes of bartering, settling into the community and find a better way of life. The hometown to American folklore heroes such as Daniel Boone, St. Charles was and is a town based on strong values and American ideals.
Around this part of the “Show Me State,” there are a lot of Saints (Louis, Peters, John). But there is only one St. Charles. This river town was once flocked to by pioneers and visitors who had traveled downstream (ala Oregon Trail style) in hopes of bartering, settling into the community and find a better way of life. The hometown to American folklore heroes such as Daniel Boone, St. Charles was and is a town based on strong values and American ideals.

Though it may be best known for its history — people actually book weddings on the city’s Main Street, founded in the 1800s — St. Charles keeps up with the times and has a great way of blending old with new and hip. As the second largest city in Missouri, St. Charles continues to grow and prosper without losing sight of its values.

Let’s see what adventures await you in St. Charles!

Neighborhood Breakdown

St. Charles has a lot of charm, great family neighborhoods and a downtown area that is a mix of historical buildings and trendy restaurants and shops. Views from each end of the city are inspiring, filled with trees, greenery and lakes. The city itself is pretty small but full of things to do and scenic views no matter which end of town you call home.

New Town: New Town is a young community based on old, community friendly, traditional neighborhoods (five to be exact) in one small area. Located in Historic St. Charles, New Town is a mixed community with its own businesses, shops, sports clubs and housing. Houses here are in apartment or townhome form, all very reminiscent of a Rockwell painting, done up in bright colors and sitting close by each other. Apartments are available above businesses and or in townhome form. Here, they’re called “apartment mansions” or “townhome mansions,” so feel free to flaunt the fancy when you move in. Ranging in size from 700 square feet to 1300, residents can take their pick between courtyard views ($1200), garden views or simple one-bedroom places with a garage ($900). Young professionals, families and seniors call this St. Charles gem home. $$$-$$$$

West Charles: An upper middle class section of St. Charles, close to St. Peter, the western part of St. Charles has good schools, established/medium-sized homes lived in by families and young professionals. Many of the subdivisions here are full of executives and affluent folks and apartment living is full of perks (fitness centers, jogging trails, racquetball, paid utilities and free cable!). Though the area is considered “well-to-do,” the rental prices are reasonable, and a two-bedroom apartment can be scored for around $600. Living in this end of town offers proximity to I-70, historic St. Charles and great shopping locations. $$-$$$

East St. Charles: In and around the eastern section of the city (near the Hwy 94/I-70 corridor), you will find a vibrant, upper/middle-income community full of great homes and luxury apartment living. East St. Charles is the perfect location for commuters and those who like to be active—there are a ton of lakes and parks here. Renters can choose from studios (about $500), apartments (2 bedroom/$765) or townhomes ($790) in most communities in East St. Charles. Living here also puts you minutes away from St. Louis. $$-$$$$

Downtown St. Charles: Pretty much where the city began, Downtown is oozing with history. It’s located on the riverfront and filled with great places to live, dine and shop if you’re into those things. Tourists flock here for the horse drawn carriages and festivals (Bring your lederhosen, there’s a huge Oktoberfest here!) while residents stay for the scenery and cozy living. Some apartments are set atop the local businesses, exuding a quaint/yesteryear kind of vibe, you know, just in case the horse drawn carriage didn’t drive that point home. If living a few blocks away from the historic section of downtown is more your speed, there are plenty of apartments nearby that feature luxury living, garden style apartments with perfect highway access (70, 270) right in the heart of the city. One-bedrooms typically start around $445. $$-$$$

Neighborhood Breakdown
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St. Charles has a lot of charm, great family neighborhoods and a downtown area that is a mix of historical buildings and trendy restaurants and shops. Views from each end of the city are inspiring, filled with trees, greenery and lakes. The city itself is pretty small but full of things to do and scenic views no matter which end of town you call home.

New Town: New Town is a young community based on old, community friendly, traditional neighborhoods (five to be exact) in one small area. Located in Historic St. Charles, New Town is a mixed community with its own businesses, shops, sports clubs and housing. Houses here are in apartment or townhome form, all very reminiscent of a Rockwell painting, done up in bright colors and sitting close by each other. Apartments are available above businesses and or in townhome form. Here, they’re called “apartment mansions” or “townhome mansions,” so feel free to flaunt the fancy when you move in. Ranging in size from 700 square feet to 1300, residents can take their pick between courtyard views ($1200), garden views or simple one-bedroom places with a garage ($900). Young professionals, families and seniors call this St. Charles gem home. $$$-$$$$

West Charles: An upper middle class section of St. Charles, close to St. Peter, the western part of St. Charles has good schools, established/medium-sized homes lived in by families and young professionals. Many of the subdivisions here are full of executives and affluent folks and apartment living is full of perks (fitness centers, jogging trails, racquetball, paid utilities and free cable!). Though the area is considered “well-to-do,” the rental prices are reasonable, and a two-bedroom apartment can be scored for around $600. Living in this end of town offers proximity to I-70, historic St. Charles and great shopping locations. $$-$$$

East St. Charles: In and around the eastern section of the city (near the Hwy 94/I-70 corridor), you will find a vibrant, upper/middle-income community full of great homes and luxury apartment living. East St. Charles is the perfect location for commuters and those who like to be active—there are a ton of lakes and parks here. Renters can choose from studios (about $500), apartments (2 bedroom/$765) or townhomes ($790) in most communities in East St. Charles. Living here also puts you minutes away from St. Louis. $$-$$$$

Downtown St. Charles: Pretty much where the city began, Downtown is oozing with history. It’s located on the riverfront and filled with great places to live, dine and shop if you’re into those things. Tourists flock here for the horse drawn carriages and festivals (Bring your lederhosen, there’s a huge Oktoberfest here!) while residents stay for the scenery and cozy living. Some apartments are set atop the local businesses, exuding a quaint/yesteryear kind of vibe, you know, just in case the horse drawn carriage didn’t drive that point home. If living a few blocks away from the historic section of downtown is more your speed, there are plenty of apartments nearby that feature luxury living, garden style apartments with perfect highway access (70, 270) right in the heart of the city. One-bedrooms typically start around $445. $$-$$$

Show Me the Money: Rental Tips

Winters are cold, so if you can snag an apartment with a fireplace or heat included in the rent, do it. Many offer them as an upgrade or an amenity, and come January, it’s worth every penny. The same goes for a garage or covered parking. Ice, and the salt used to clean the streets, can ruin a perfectly good ride. Plus, you’re less likely to freeze your tail off if your car is kept in a cozy garage.

Most apartment complexes in St. Charles include many, if not all, of your utilities in your rent. Sometimes this includes cable! Lookout, you’ve hit the big time. Keep this in mind when looking at pricing. That said, rent in St. Charles is still fairly reasonable.

The city is huge on “going green.” Recycled goods are collected from homes once a week and there are various commuter parking spots located off I-70 where you can leave your car and hitch a ride to help cut back on traffic pollution.

Show Me the Money: Rental Tips
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Winters are cold, so if you can snag an apartment with a fireplace or heat included in the rent, do it. Many offer them as an upgrade or an amenity, and come January, it’s worth every penny. The same goes for a garage or covered parking. Ice, and the salt used to clean the streets, can ruin a perfectly good ride. Plus, you’re less likely to freeze your tail off if your car is kept in a cozy garage.

Most apartment complexes in St. Charles include many, if not all, of your utilities in your rent. Sometimes this includes cable! Lookout, you’ve hit the big time. Keep this in mind when looking at pricing. That said, rent in St. Charles is still fairly reasonable.

The city is huge on “going green.” Recycled goods are collected from homes once a week and there are various commuter parking spots located off I-70 where you can leave your car and hitch a ride to help cut back on traffic pollution.

Sauntering Around St. Charles

The St. Charles Area Transit (aka SCAT) has five bus routes running five days a week. Wanna travel at the speed of light? We thought you’d never ask, because it’s impossible (so far). Still, Metrolink, St. Louis’ light rail system has light in the name, and it’s a good way from St. Charles to the Greater St. Louis area, as well as to Illinois…and back (it just takes much, much longer than light)! You can be at the Gateway Arch or a Cardinals game in no time via the Metrolink.

For those who like to travel the open highway with the wind in their hair, there’s a bevy of highway systems at your disposal. I-70 runs east and west and can take you to St. Louis or west to St. Peters. Hwy 94 will run you north and south, bringing you downtown, to Lindenwood University and eventually connect you southbound with Hwy 64. Another highway to rely on when maneuvering around the city is Hwy 370, often used as an alternate route to I-70, when heading east to St. Louis and beyond.

St. Charles started off with a bang. It was a town filled with explorers, doers and dreamers. Today, it’s filled with friendly Midwestern/Southern (another conversation for another day) folks just looking to make a good life and enjoy what the city has to offer. Nature, history, minor league sports and university life merge in this small Missouri town.

It may be old but don’t call it boring and it may be small but don’t call it meek. Simply call it St. Charles (San Carlos, if you’re so inclined), and call it your home. Good luck and happy hunting!

Sauntering Around St. Charles
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The St. Charles Area Transit (aka SCAT) has five bus routes running five days a week. Wanna travel at the speed of light? We thought you’d never ask, because it’s impossible (so far). Still, Metrolink, St. Louis’ light rail system has light in the name, and it’s a good way from St. Charles to the Greater St. Louis area, as well as to Illinois…and back (it just takes much, much longer than light)! You can be at the Gateway Arch or a Cardinals game in no time via the Metrolink.

For those who like to travel the open highway with the wind in their hair, there’s a bevy of highway systems at your disposal. I-70 runs east and west and can take you to St. Louis or west to St. Peters. Hwy 94 will run you north and south, bringing you downtown, to Lindenwood University and eventually connect you southbound with Hwy 64. Another highway to rely on when maneuvering around the city is Hwy 370, often used as an alternate route to I-70, when heading east to St. Louis and beyond.

St. Charles started off with a bang. It was a town filled with explorers, doers and dreamers. Today, it’s filled with friendly Midwestern/Southern (another conversation for another day) folks just looking to make a good life and enjoy what the city has to offer. Nature, history, minor league sports and university life merge in this small Missouri town.

It may be old but don’t call it boring and it may be small but don’t call it meek. Simply call it St. Charles (San Carlos, if you’re so inclined), and call it your home. Good luck and happy hunting!

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City GuideSt. Charles
Around this part of the “Show Me State,” there are a lot of Saints (Louis, Peters, John). But there is only one St. Charles. This river town was once flocked to by pioneers and visitors who had traveled downstream (ala Oregon Trail style) in hopes of bartering, settling into the community and find a better way of life. The hometown to American folklore heroes such as Daniel Boone, St. Charles was and is a town based on strong values and American ideals.
Around this part of the “Show Me State,” there are a lot of Saints (Louis, Peters, John). But there is only one St. Charles. This river town was once flocked to by pioneers and visitors who had traveled downstream (ala Oregon Trail style) in hopes of bartering, settling into the community and find a better way of life. The hometown to American folklore heroes such as Daniel Boone, St. Charles was and is a town based on strong values and American ideals.

Though it may be best known for its history — people actually book weddings on the city’s Main Street, founded in the 1800s — St. Charles keeps up with the times and has a great way of blending old with new and hip. As the second largest city in Missouri, St. Charles continues to grow and prosper without losing sight of its values.

Let’s see what adventures await you in St. Charles!

Neighborhood Breakdown

St. Charles has a lot of charm, great family neighborhoods and a downtown area that is a mix of historical buildings and trendy restaurants and shops. Views from each end of the city are inspiring, filled with trees, greenery and lakes. The city itself is pretty small but full of things to do and scenic views no matter which end of town you call home.

New Town: New Town is a young community based on old, community friendly, traditional neighborhoods (five to be exact) in one small area. Located in Historic St. Charles, New Town is a mixed community with its own businesses, shops, sports clubs and housing. Houses here are in apartment or townhome form, all very reminiscent of a Rockwell painting, done up in bright colors and sitting close by each other. Apartments are available above businesses and or in townhome form. Here, they’re called “apartment mansions” or “townhome mansions,” so feel free to flaunt the fancy when you move in. Ranging in size from 700 square feet to 1300, residents can take their pick between courtyard views ($1200), garden views or simple one-bedroom places with a garage ($900). Young professionals, families and seniors call this St. Charles gem home. $$$-$$$$

West Charles: An upper middle class section of St. Charles, close to St. Peter, the western part of St. Charles has good schools, established/medium-sized homes lived in by families and young professionals. Many of the subdivisions here are full of executives and affluent folks and apartment living is full of perks (fitness centers, jogging trails, racquetball, paid utilities and free cable!). Though the area is considered “well-to-do,” the rental prices are reasonable, and a two-bedroom apartment can be scored for around $600. Living in this end of town offers proximity to I-70, historic St. Charles and great shopping locations. $$-$$$

East St. Charles: In and around the eastern section of the city (near the Hwy 94/I-70 corridor), you will find a vibrant, upper/middle-income community full of great homes and luxury apartment living. East St. Charles is the perfect location for commuters and those who like to be active—there are a ton of lakes and parks here. Renters can choose from studios (about $500), apartments (2 bedroom/$765) or townhomes ($790) in most communities in East St. Charles. Living here also puts you minutes away from St. Louis. $$-$$$$

Downtown St. Charles: Pretty much where the city began, Downtown is oozing with history. It’s located on the riverfront and filled with great places to live, dine and shop if you’re into those things. Tourists flock here for the horse drawn carriages and festivals (Bring your lederhosen, there’s a huge Oktoberfest here!) while residents stay for the scenery and cozy living. Some apartments are set atop the local businesses, exuding a quaint/yesteryear kind of vibe, you know, just in case the horse drawn carriage didn’t drive that point home. If living a few blocks away from the historic section of downtown is more your speed, there are plenty of apartments nearby that feature luxury living, garden style apartments with perfect highway access (70, 270) right in the heart of the city. One-bedrooms typically start around $445. $$-$$$

Neighborhood Breakdown
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St. Charles has a lot of charm, great family neighborhoods and a downtown area that is a mix of historical buildings and trendy restaurants and shops. Views from each end of the city are inspiring, filled with trees, greenery and lakes. The city itself is pretty small but full of things to do and scenic views no matter which end of town you call home.

New Town: New Town is a young community based on old, community friendly, traditional neighborhoods (five to be exact) in one small area. Located in Historic St. Charles, New Town is a mixed community with its own businesses, shops, sports clubs and housing. Houses here are in apartment or townhome form, all very reminiscent of a Rockwell painting, done up in bright colors and sitting close by each other. Apartments are available above businesses and or in townhome form. Here, they’re called “apartment mansions” or “townhome mansions,” so feel free to flaunt the fancy when you move in. Ranging in size from 700 square feet to 1300, residents can take their pick between courtyard views ($1200), garden views or simple one-bedroom places with a garage ($900). Young professionals, families and seniors call this St. Charles gem home. $$$-$$$$

West Charles: An upper middle class section of St. Charles, close to St. Peter, the western part of St. Charles has good schools, established/medium-sized homes lived in by families and young professionals. Many of the subdivisions here are full of executives and affluent folks and apartment living is full of perks (fitness centers, jogging trails, racquetball, paid utilities and free cable!). Though the area is considered “well-to-do,” the rental prices are reasonable, and a two-bedroom apartment can be scored for around $600. Living in this end of town offers proximity to I-70, historic St. Charles and great shopping locations. $$-$$$

East St. Charles: In and around the eastern section of the city (near the Hwy 94/I-70 corridor), you will find a vibrant, upper/middle-income community full of great homes and luxury apartment living. East St. Charles is the perfect location for commuters and those who like to be active—there are a ton of lakes and parks here. Renters can choose from studios (about $500), apartments (2 bedroom/$765) or townhomes ($790) in most communities in East St. Charles. Living here also puts you minutes away from St. Louis. $$-$$$$

Downtown St. Charles: Pretty much where the city began, Downtown is oozing with history. It’s located on the riverfront and filled with great places to live, dine and shop if you’re into those things. Tourists flock here for the horse drawn carriages and festivals (Bring your lederhosen, there’s a huge Oktoberfest here!) while residents stay for the scenery and cozy living. Some apartments are set atop the local businesses, exuding a quaint/yesteryear kind of vibe, you know, just in case the horse drawn carriage didn’t drive that point home. If living a few blocks away from the historic section of downtown is more your speed, there are plenty of apartments nearby that feature luxury living, garden style apartments with perfect highway access (70, 270) right in the heart of the city. One-bedrooms typically start around $445. $$-$$$

Show Me the Money: Rental Tips

Winters are cold, so if you can snag an apartment with a fireplace or heat included in the rent, do it. Many offer them as an upgrade or an amenity, and come January, it’s worth every penny. The same goes for a garage or covered parking. Ice, and the salt used to clean the streets, can ruin a perfectly good ride. Plus, you’re less likely to freeze your tail off if your car is kept in a cozy garage.

Most apartment complexes in St. Charles include many, if not all, of your utilities in your rent. Sometimes this includes cable! Lookout, you’ve hit the big time. Keep this in mind when looking at pricing. That said, rent in St. Charles is still fairly reasonable.

The city is huge on “going green.” Recycled goods are collected from homes once a week and there are various commuter parking spots located off I-70 where you can leave your car and hitch a ride to help cut back on traffic pollution.

Show Me the Money: Rental Tips
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Winters are cold, so if you can snag an apartment with a fireplace or heat included in the rent, do it. Many offer them as an upgrade or an amenity, and come January, it’s worth every penny. The same goes for a garage or covered parking. Ice, and the salt used to clean the streets, can ruin a perfectly good ride. Plus, you’re less likely to freeze your tail off if your car is kept in a cozy garage.

Most apartment complexes in St. Charles include many, if not all, of your utilities in your rent. Sometimes this includes cable! Lookout, you’ve hit the big time. Keep this in mind when looking at pricing. That said, rent in St. Charles is still fairly reasonable.

The city is huge on “going green.” Recycled goods are collected from homes once a week and there are various commuter parking spots located off I-70 where you can leave your car and hitch a ride to help cut back on traffic pollution.

Sauntering Around St. Charles

The St. Charles Area Transit (aka SCAT) has five bus routes running five days a week. Wanna travel at the speed of light? We thought you’d never ask, because it’s impossible (so far). Still, Metrolink, St. Louis’ light rail system has light in the name, and it’s a good way from St. Charles to the Greater St. Louis area, as well as to Illinois…and back (it just takes much, much longer than light)! You can be at the Gateway Arch or a Cardinals game in no time via the Metrolink.

For those who like to travel the open highway with the wind in their hair, there’s a bevy of highway systems at your disposal. I-70 runs east and west and can take you to St. Louis or west to St. Peters. Hwy 94 will run you north and south, bringing you downtown, to Lindenwood University and eventually connect you southbound with Hwy 64. Another highway to rely on when maneuvering around the city is Hwy 370, often used as an alternate route to I-70, when heading east to St. Louis and beyond.

St. Charles started off with a bang. It was a town filled with explorers, doers and dreamers. Today, it’s filled with friendly Midwestern/Southern (another conversation for another day) folks just looking to make a good life and enjoy what the city has to offer. Nature, history, minor league sports and university life merge in this small Missouri town.

It may be old but don’t call it boring and it may be small but don’t call it meek. Simply call it St. Charles (San Carlos, if you’re so inclined), and call it your home. Good luck and happy hunting!

Sauntering Around St. Charles
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The St. Charles Area Transit (aka SCAT) has five bus routes running five days a week. Wanna travel at the speed of light? We thought you’d never ask, because it’s impossible (so far). Still, Metrolink, St. Louis’ light rail system has light in the name, and it’s a good way from St. Charles to the Greater St. Louis area, as well as to Illinois…and back (it just takes much, much longer than light)! You can be at the Gateway Arch or a Cardinals game in no time via the Metrolink.

For those who like to travel the open highway with the wind in their hair, there’s a bevy of highway systems at your disposal. I-70 runs east and west and can take you to St. Louis or west to St. Peters. Hwy 94 will run you north and south, bringing you downtown, to Lindenwood University and eventually connect you southbound with Hwy 64. Another highway to rely on when maneuvering around the city is Hwy 370, often used as an alternate route to I-70, when heading east to St. Louis and beyond.

St. Charles started off with a bang. It was a town filled with explorers, doers and dreamers. Today, it’s filled with friendly Midwestern/Southern (another conversation for another day) folks just looking to make a good life and enjoy what the city has to offer. Nature, history, minor league sports and university life merge in this small Missouri town.

It may be old but don’t call it boring and it may be small but don’t call it meek. Simply call it St. Charles (San Carlos, if you’re so inclined), and call it your home. Good luck and happy hunting!

Rent Report
St. Charles

September 2020 St. Charles Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 St. Charles Rent Report. St. Charles rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the St. Charles rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

St. Charles rents increased significantly over the past month

St. Charles rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in St. Charles stand at $832 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,080 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. St. Charles' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across the St. Louis Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of St. Charles, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the St. Louis metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • St. Charles has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,080, while one-bedrooms go for $832.
    • Over the past year, Maryland Heights has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.8%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,109, while one-bedrooms go for $854.
    • Ballwin has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the St. Louis metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,387; rents increased 0.5% over the past month and 0.8% over the past year.
    • Hazelwood has the least expensive rents in the St. Louis metro, with a two-bedroom median of $867; rents were up 0.1% over the past month and 0.8% over the past year.

    St. Charles rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in St. Charles, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. St. Charles is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Although rents across cities in Missouri have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.7% in Springfield and 1.7% in Kansas City.
    • St. Charles' median two-bedroom rent of $1,080 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While St. Charles' rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in St. Charles than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in St. Charles.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    St. Louis
    $730
    $950
    0.1%
    0.8%
    St. Charles
    $830
    $1,080
    0.5%
    2.9%
    St. Peters
    $950
    $1,230
    0.6%
    -1%
    Florissant
    $770
    $1,010
    0.1%
    0.8%
    Chesterfield
    $1,060
    $1,370
    0.1%
    0.5%
    Belleville
    $740
    $960
    0.1%
    0.2%
    Ballwin
    $1,070
    $1,390
    0.5%
    0.8%
    Maryland Heights
    $850
    $1,110
    0.3%
    -1.8%
    Hazelwood
    $670
    $870
    0.1%
    0.8%
    Collinsville
    $700
    $910
    0.3%
    1%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    September 2020 St. Charles Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 St. Charles Rent Report. St. Charles rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the St. Charles rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 St. Charles Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 St. Charles Rent Report. St. Charles rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the St. Charles rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    St. Charles rents increased significantly over the past month

    St. Charles rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in St. Charles stand at $832 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,080 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. St. Charles' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across the St. Louis Metro

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of St. Charles, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the St. Louis metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • St. Charles has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,080, while one-bedrooms go for $832.
      • Over the past year, Maryland Heights has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.8%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,109, while one-bedrooms go for $854.
      • Ballwin has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the St. Louis metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,387; rents increased 0.5% over the past month and 0.8% over the past year.
      • Hazelwood has the least expensive rents in the St. Louis metro, with a two-bedroom median of $867; rents were up 0.1% over the past month and 0.8% over the past year.

      St. Charles rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased moderately in St. Charles, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. St. Charles is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Although rents across cities in Missouri have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.7% in Springfield and 1.7% in Kansas City.
      • St. Charles' median two-bedroom rent of $1,080 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While St. Charles' rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in St. Charles than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in St. Charles.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      St. Louis
      $730
      $950
      0.1%
      0.8%
      St. Charles
      $830
      $1,080
      0.5%
      2.9%
      St. Peters
      $950
      $1,230
      0.6%
      -1%
      Florissant
      $770
      $1,010
      0.1%
      0.8%
      Chesterfield
      $1,060
      $1,370
      0.1%
      0.5%
      Belleville
      $740
      $960
      0.1%
      0.2%
      Ballwin
      $1,070
      $1,390
      0.5%
      0.8%
      Maryland Heights
      $850
      $1,110
      0.3%
      -1.8%
      Hazelwood
      $670
      $870
      0.1%
      0.8%
      Collinsville
      $700
      $910
      0.3%
      1%
      See More

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.