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49 Apartments for rent in Burlington, NC

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Last updated April 26 at 3:22am UTC
816 Avon Avenue
Burlington
Burlington, NC
Updated April 20 at 10:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$695
415 Tarpley Street
Burlington
Burlington, NC
Updated April 19 at 9:59am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
827 TOM BARNWELL TRAIL
Burlington
Burlington, NC
Updated April 13 at 11:24am UTC
1 Bedroom
$495
3487 Forestdale Drive Apt 3A
Burlington
Burlington, NC
Updated April 12 at 3:17pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$850
510 Trail One/2575 Eldermont St
Burlington
Burlington, NC
Updated April 6 at 10:32am UTC
Studio
$795
409 Westminster Drive
Elon
Elon, NC
Updated April 14 at 10:00am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$975
Results within 1 miles of Burlington, NC
1603 Copper Cir
Mebane
Mebane, NC
Updated April 25 at 9:59am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
Results within 5 miles of Burlington, NC
1603 Copper Circle
Mebane
Mebane, NC
Updated April 24 at 10:38pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
107 Cypress Ct.
Gibsonville
Gibsonville, NC
Updated April 20 at 10:15am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,375
845 Creek Crossing Trail
Whitsett
Whitsett, NC
Updated April 18 at 2:16am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,025
110 E Pine St
Graham
Graham, NC
Updated April 18 at 1:51am UTC
Studio
$2,500
909 Grace Ave
Burlington
Burlington, NC
Updated April 19 at 1:54am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$540
1033 Bridgewater Dr
Burlington
Burlington, NC
Updated April 12 at 10:23am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$950
6834 Championship Dr.
Gibsonville
Gibsonville, NC
Updated April 25 at 10:03am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
709 Everett St
Burlington
Burlington, NC
Updated April 19 at 10:04am UTC
Studio
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Preacher Holmes Road
Graham
Graham, NC
Updated April 24 at 7:26am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,475
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City Guide
Burlington
Find an Apartment in Burlington, North Carolina

When Should I Look?

While there's not really a bad time of the year to look for an apartment in Burlington, you should give yourself a few weeks to really scope out the area and get a feel for which section fits you best. Depending on the area, you may find landlords and apartment complexes willing to haggle and give you a deal, or you may find someone with a long waiting list that demands perfect credit, a hefty security deposit and naming rights to your firstborn. Regardless, remember that you're now in the land of sweet tea and "sweetie pie," so be polite, show up on time and be charming. A good attitude can carry you a long way.

What Do I Need?

Don't leave essential paperwork at home when you head out to view apartments. You'll need to show that you can pay your rent, so make sure you have proof of income and any references from previous rental landlords. If you want to expedite your approval process, print out a copy of your credit report as well. If you're moving with pets, don't forget to gather their records too. Be prepared to put down a deposit on any apartments or homes that you want to rent. The early bird gets the worm, and the person who leaves their checkbook at home often misses out.

Neighborhoods in Burlington, North Carolina

Altamahaw This area is home to mostly medium to small houses. Vacancies are at about 6%, so apartments for rent might be harder to find. Begin your search early. If you're planning on commuting to Greensboro or Raleigh on anything resembling a regular basis, Altamahaw's location north of Burlington proper might be a bit of a stretch. $

Lakeview/Hopedale Vacancies are almost twice as high in this area than in Altamaha. So if you are looking for rental houses or studio apartments for rent, at least you know your search shouldn't take too long. Drive through this neighborhood to see apartment complexes next to smaller homes next to condos. The quiet nabe attracts primarily retirees.$$$

Lake Macintosh area Plan to spend your time near the water if you move here. Tucked into the southwest corner of Burlington, the area around Lake Macintosh is a prime spot for those desiring a bit more land for their money. Want to rent a four-bedroom home with a big yard? It's here. Only need a wee bit of space? Studio apartments are here as well. The vacancy rate is about 10%, which is still high (and good for those looking for rental housing). This is a good area to find apartments with paid utilities or serviced apartments. $$$

Glen Raven Is Burlington a little too wild and crazy for you? Then get some peace and quiet while saving major bucks by moving to this area just east of Elon University. You'll be close enough to hop on I-85 within minutes, and you'll be sandwiched between a sleepy town to your right (Burlington) and a downright coma-induced town to your left (Elon). The university is pretty snazzy though, and there are plenty of college kids in town when school's in session, so plan on looking for an apartment before the whippersnappers snatch them all. $$

Living in Burlington

What to do with your free time in Burlington? Visit one of the parks, a minor league ballgame or an area golf course. Or – and we may have mentioned this – the surrounding cities have plenty to keep you busy:

  • Winston-Salem (1 hour west) established the first arts council in the nation and is still considered the "City of the Arts," with museums, symphonies, orchestras and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
  • Greensboro (30 minutes west) was the site of the 1960 Woolworth Sit-In and is now the home of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.
  • Asheboro (1 hour southwest) has the North Carolina Zoo.
  • Raleigh (1 hour southeast) has a planetarium, museums (the Museum of Art is free to NC residents) and great shopping.
  • You're only 3 hours away from either the mountains or the coast!

The climate: You'll enjoy all four seasons here, just not any extreme temperatures for long. The joke is that if you don't like the weather, just give it a few hours. The same goes for the seasons. Even better is that even during the hottest parts of the summer, the evenings cool off and bring a needed respite.

Commuting:You'll definitely need a car here since public transportation – especially the light rail – isn't exactly North Carolina's strong suit. Most residents live in Burlington for the lower property taxes and hit the I-85 corridor for work every day.

Rent Report
Burlington

April 2018 Burlington Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2018 Burlington Rent Report. Burlington rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Burlington rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Burlington rent trends were flat over the past month

Burlington rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased moderately by 2.0% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Burlington stand at $750 for a one-bedroom apartment and $930 for a two-bedroom. Burlington's year-over-year rent growth is level with both the state and national average which all stands at 2.0%.

Rents rising across cities in North Carolina

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Burlington, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in North Carolina, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 2.0% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Cary is the most expensive of all North Carolina's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,210; of the 10 largest North Carolina cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Winston-Salem experiencing the fastest growth (+5.3%).
  • Fayetteville, Wilmington, and Greenville have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.3%, 3.3%, and 2.7%, respectively).

Burlington rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Burlington, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Burlington is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Burlington's median two-bedroom rent of $930 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year, which matches the increase in Burlington.
  • While Burlington's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.9%), Atlanta (+2.2%), and Denver (+1.9%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Burlington than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is more than three times the price in Burlington.

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.

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.