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Carrboro Apartments
Last updated February 4 2023 at 1:14 AM

1,065 Apartments in Carrboro, North Carolina

Carrboro Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 21,190
Population Density: 3,272.4 people/sq mile

What locals are saying

"So Carrboro woman, won't you walk with me? There's someplace I have to go and I don't want to go alone. And if what you want ain't where I'll be; then my love, I'll understand. You ain't my woman and woman - I am not your man." (- Eric Bachmann, "Carrboro Woman.")

Carrboro, North Carolina, began as a stop on the railroad for persons going to the University of North Carolina. It has grown in population and reputation and is now referred to as the "Paris of the Piedmont" and the "Seattle of the South." While either of these comparisons might be a bit bold, you can find a great coffee and a decent croissant. Truthfully, it's a progressive enclave that's just down the road from Mayberry, but with both feet planted in the future. Rental properties in Carrboro are envied for the nice living environment, but with so many choices, there are nice places available. 

Carrboro is anchored by a co-op market

"So Carrboro woman, won't you walk with me? There's someplace I have to go and I don't want to go alone. And if what you want ain't where I'll be; then my love, I'll understand. You ain't my woman and woman - I am not your man." (- Eric Bachmann, "Carrboro Woman.")

Carrboro, North Carolina, began as a stop on the railroad for persons going to the University of North Carolina. It has grown in population and reputation and is now referred to as the "Paris of the Piedmont" and the "Seattle of the South." While either of these comparisons might be a bit bold, you can find a great coffee and a decent croissant. Truthfully, it's a progressive enclave that's just down the road from Mayberry, but with both feet planted in the future. Rental properties in Carrboro are envied for the nice living environment, but with so many choices, there are nice places available. 

The Hippies Got it Right

Carrboro is anchored by a co-op market. The high concentration of art shops and galleries, restaurants that go from down-home to trendy, and a nationally recognized music venue keep things interesting. The town of about 20,000 is part of the greater Raliegh-Durham area and is a favorite home to high-tech workers and university professors. The PTA runs a thrift shop that returns more than a million dollars a year back to area schools. The Farmer's Market is ranked among the top ten in the United States. It might go without saying that all that darn socialism might make rents higher. You will be pleasantly surprised to find that the housing costs aren't that high. 

Making the Move

Median gross apartment rent for Carrboro is usually a bit lower than the rest of the country. That's quite reasonable for a community with so many reasons to live here. If you are considering a move to the Raliegh-Durham area, do yourself a favor and take a look at Carrboro. Choose from condos for rent that feature rooftop gardens and solar panels that reduce energy costs by at least 50 percent. Elegant homes and stylish townhouses around a pedestrian-oriented downtown offer urban living with charm. Even with a decent amount of availability, it's wise to start your search as soon as possible. It's a popular town to live in and the word, as the saying goes, is out. 

Carrboro Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Carrboro is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Carrboro is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Carrboro is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Carrboro


Elementary Schools

8 /10
Carrboro Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
486 Students
8 Reviews
486
Students
8 Reviews
7 /10
Elizabeth Seawell Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
542 Students
5 Reviews
542
Students
5 Reviews
6 /10
C And L Mcdougle Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
531 Students
9 Reviews
531
Students
9 Reviews

Middle Schools

7 /10
Mcdougle Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
658 Students
12 Reviews
658
Students
12 Reviews

High Schools

6 /10
Carrboro High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
852 Students
11 Reviews
852
Students
11 Reviews
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Check out 1,065 verified apartments for rent in Carrboro, NC with rents starting as low as $950. Some apartments for rent in Carrboro might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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The Villages of Chapel Hill Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$993
575 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,070
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,186
928 sqft
At The Villages of Chapel Hill, you'll experience relaxing apartment living in an unrivaled location. Recharge in one of our spacious one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes, situated amongst lush landscaping and an abundance of trees. When you're ready for the action, you're just two miles from UNC Chapel Hill. Ready to explore? Take the D&J Bus line to Franklin Street and downtown Chapel Hill or Carrboro.
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Chambers Ridge Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
1 Bedroom
$1,295
660 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
900 sqft
Autumn Woods Photo Gallery 1
1 of 37
1 Bedroom
$1,229
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,570
937 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,135
1382 sqft
Easy access to Highway 54 and I-40. Near Historic Franklin Street. In-unit laundry and fireplaces. On-site pool, 24-hour gym, car wash area, and clubhouse. Pet-friendly. 24-hour maintenance provided.
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West End Flats Photo Gallery 1
1 of 3
1 Bedroom
$1,192
618 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,214
824 sqft
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Average rent in Carrboro, North Carolina

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Carrboro is $1,333, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,449. Rent rates updated 2 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
Shelton Station Photo Gallery 1
1 of 25
1 Bedroom
$1,772
771 sqft
Shelton Station is Downtown Carrboro's first and only luxury loft-style residential community. Offering brand new, upscale one and two bedroom apartment homes. Hungry for some good eats? Cruise on over to Venable, ACME or Tandem. Craving a cup of joe or a local brew? Meander by Open Eye Cafe, Steel String or Tyler's Tap Room. Need the best ingredients for that home made meal? Stop on by Weaver Street, Cliff's or the Farmer's Market. Now matter what your heart desires, the best of Downtown Carrboro is only foot steps away. Reserve your new home today and enjoy all that downtown Carrboro has to offer each and every day!
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Regent Place Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
1088 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
1200 sqft
The Chateau Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 25
1 Bedroom
$1,235
800 sqft
Welcome toThe Chateau Apartmentsin Carrboro, North Carolina! Settle into one of our well-designed one bedroom apartments. If you are searching for a relaxing and inviting space, you're in luck! Every newly-renovated floorplan offers spacious living areas, generous closet space, a washer/dryer in-unit in select units, updated flooring, new lighting fixtures, and a fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, as well as new cabinets and countertops. Prefer vintage at a lower price point? We can accommodate that too!
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123 North Fields Circle Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
4 Bedrooms
$2,600
2870 sqft
This beautiful house is in a desired neighborhood at great schools location. There is a big bonus room except 4 bedrooms/3 and half bathrooms. 2 extra-storage spaces available inside with a big 2-car garage. Enjoy this house with the community swim pool, tennis court, basketball court, Children’s play ground, walking and biking trails, and great clubhouse.
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106 Williams Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
1500 sqft
Spacious 3 Bed 3 Bath in Brick Duplex in Fantastic Downtown Carrboro Location across from Wilson Park. Large Bedrooms, each with an En Suite Bath. Excellent Closets and Storage throughout. Recently Renovated with all NEW Roof, Flooring, Paint, Appliances, Granite Counters, Fixtures and more. Bright Interior. Quick Walk to downtown Carrboro, Farmer's Market, and Carrboro Elementary. Enjoy the courts, trail access, and other fabulous amenities on Wilson Park's 8.5 Acres. No Pets. No Smoking.
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118 Marlowe Court Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1065 sqft
Canterbury Townhomes. Wood style laminate floors on1st. Living room - fireplace, ceiling fan. Kitchen and dining combined with ceiling fan in dining. Slider to patio, backs to woods. Kitchen: granite counters, stainless appliances included. Utility room off kitchen, washer/dryer included. Bedrooms up: hardwoods and ceiling fans. Tile floors in bathrooms. Master bath has tub-shower, 2nd bathroom has shower. Patio in back. Parking in front. Pet w/fee, approval. $15/mo filter fee.
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2003 Whitmore Circle Photo Gallery 1
1 of 7
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
2752 sqft
Spacious and bright. Hardwoods on 1st. Living, dining off foyer. Family room: fireplace, ceiling fan., open to breakfast area. Sunroom: vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, 2 skylights, exit to yard. Kitchen: quartz counters, tile backsplash, center island, recessed/pendant lights, stainless appliances. Laundry: stacked washer/dryer. Bedrooms, bonus up - carpet. Master: ceiling fan, bathroom- walk-in closet, jet tub, separate shower, tile floors. 2nd bathroom up. Walk-up attic. 2 car garage. Pet w/fee, approval.
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100 Rocky Point Photo Gallery 1
1 of 39
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1897 sqft
3 bedroom/2.5 bath single family home in desirable Carrboro neighborhood! - AVAILABLE EARLY FEBRUARY! Offered by Acorn + Oak Property Management, www.acorn-oak.com. Please contact Heather Ragosta, Broker, via EMAIL ONLY at heather@acorn-oak.com to schedule a tour. This home is nestled in the wonderful Bel Arbor neighborhood located close to downtown Carrboro and all its unique shops and restaurants. Do some shopping at Weaver Street Market, grab coffee at Open Eye or Lanza Cafe and browse at any of the unique small businesses. This neighborhood also has a playground within the community. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has a first-floor primary bedroom and ensuite bathroom with walk-in closet. The first floor also has an eat in kitchen with door to deck that leads to backyard and a fully screened-in porch. The kitchen opens into the living room and there is a separate dining room. Plenty of closet space, a guest half bath and laundry room complete the first floor. The second floor boasts two additional bedrooms, a full bath and an additional room perfect for an office, playroom or whatever fits your needs. A huge storage space is located off this additional room. Lawncare is included making this single-family home virtually maintenance free for a tenant! Dogs considered with approval and additional deposit. Minimum credit score of 650+ and 3x the monthly rent gross income required. No undergraduate students please. No Cats Allowed (RLNE7911861)
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105 Eugene St Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,650
832 sqft
105 Eugene St Available 05/10/23 Charming Two Bedroom Home – Walk to Downtown Carrboro + Chapel Hill! - Property Manager: Gina Turner, Broker, REALTOR® Contact: Gina@acorn-oak.com Offered by Acorn + Oak Property Management This charming home offers awesome location, nestled right between downtown Carrboro and downtown Chapel Hill! Less than one mile from Weaver Street Market, Cat’s Cradle, The Arts Center, and spectacular restaurants and bars on Franklin St. Less than two miles to UNC. Easy access to 15-501 and Hwy 54. Tucked into a small community just off of W Franklin Street, this adorable 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house has a surprisingly spacious floor plan with original hardwood floors throughout the home. Screened-in porch and fenced in backyard. No undergrads and no cats please. Dogs are allowed with approval and deposits. Refrigerator, dishwasher, and washer and dryer are all included. Tenant is responsible for all utilities, lawn care, and renters insurance. 650+ credit score to qualify. Offered by Acorn + Oak Property Management. No Cats Allowed (RLNE4755067)
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202 Cedarwood Lane Photo Gallery 1
1 of 20
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1471 sqft
Carrboro townhome. Living, dining area, kitchen on main all with recently refinished hardwoods. Fireplace in living area. Updated kitchen with white cabinets, quartz counters, tile backsplash, appliances included. Slider from living area to raised deck, wooded views, storage closet. Bedrooms up, with ceiling fans, carpet. 1 bath and laundry up. Lower-level bonus with wet bar, full bathroom with shower (could be sued as bedroom). Slider to patio. Pet w/fee, prior approval. $15/mo filter fee.
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605 N Greensboro Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 7
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
782 sqft
Enjoy the best of Carrboro living! * Walk to Weaver Street Market, Carr Mill Mall,and downtown Carrboro * On Bus line * Minutes from UNC * Upscale open floor plan *Kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances * Glass-top stovetop and subway tile backsplash, microwave * Full bath with subway tile tub/shower surround, tile floor + washer /dryer. Pictures are representative only may not be exactly as shown. This is an occupied rental. The unit will be cleaned and prepared for a new tenant. THIS UNIT IS AVAILABLE FOR RENT DECEMBER 15. We will have additional units Available for June, July and August occupancy. Lower units are $1550 each and upper floor is $1595. This property could be available for short-term lease (May 31, 2023) or through May, 2024.
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119 Friar Lane Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,400
960 sqft
Canterbury Townhomes. Wood style laminate floors on1st. Living room has wood burning fireplace with tile surround. Kitchen and dining combined with chair rail in dining. Slider to patio. Kitchen: granite counters, appliances included. Utility room has interior and exterior entry, washer/dryer included. Bedrooms up, with carpet and ceiling fans. 2 bathrooms up, 1 with tub-shower, 1 with shower. patio in back. Parking in front. Pet w/fee, approval. $15/mo filter fee.
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106 E Columbia Place Drive Photo Gallery 1
1 of 16
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
1900 sqft
Townhome end unit in sought-after Columbia Place features updated 3BR, 3 full BA, hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, gas-log FP, open floor plan, security system, tile floor in entry & all 3 BAs, 1-car garage, patio w/gorgeous landscaping. Walk to UNC, Foster's Market, Flying Burrito, Franklin St., on bus line. Listing agent Owns the property. Available Sept 22 to Jul 27 2023.
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324 Carlton Dr Photo Gallery 1
1 of 8
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
1025 sqft
Beautiful Home in Chapel Hill - Property Id: 1086383 This charming 3-bedroom rental home in Chapel Hill is ideal for families or business travelers. We provide fully furnished homes for short/long terms, flexible leasing and pet friendly. It's fully furnished with Roku TV in living room & bedrooms and Wi-Fi throughout. Enjoy a fully stocked kitchen, dedicated workspace, washer & dryer, high chair & Pack n' Play, and more! If you're in need of a rental home near Chapel Hill's beautiful Southern Village less than 10 minutes from UNC's campus look no further! Self-check in available and pets welcome. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/324-carlton-dr-chapel-hill-nc/1086383 Property Id 1086383 (RLNE7879696)
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500 Umstead Drive Unit 305-C Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
923 sqft
LOVELY 2 BEDROOM CONDO IN CHAPEL HILL! - 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 923 sq. ft. condo. This unit is located in Bolinwood Condominiums! Each unit comes equipped with a full size refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and pantry. All units also offer a generous 16 x 5 patio or balcony with select units offering a tranquil view of Umstead Pond. Bolinwood Condominiums is located in Chapel Hill NC, overlooks spacious and beautifully landscaped grounds. Located under 2 miles of the UNC campus, UNC Hospital, downtown Chapel Hill and Interstate 40 for easy access to anywhere in the Triangle. Our recreational facilities include a swimming pool and basketball courts and an on-site laundry facility. WATER Included, No Pets. Renter's insurance required. Directions: from Durham take 15-501 Business West to Fordham Bld. to R. on Sage Rd., to Weaver Dairy Rd., to L. on MLK Bld., to R. on Estes Dr., to L. on Umstead Drive to L. into Bolinwood Condominiums. To see this property, please call our office at 919-489-2000, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am –4:30 pm. No Pets Allowed (RLNE7695297)
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128 Ridge Trail Photo Gallery 1
1 of 20
3 Bedrooms
$2,650
2082 sqft
128 Ridge Trail Available 03/06/23 3 level end unit townhome in AWESOME location! - AVAILABLE EARLY MARCH! Offered by Acorn + Oak www.acorn-oak.com, Heather Ragosta, Broker. Please EMAIL heather@acorn-oak.com for showing availability. Do not miss this 3 level, end unit townhome in Village West community! Super convenient to UNC and downtown Chapel Hill/Carrboro. Unit has 2 dedicated parking spaces. Community is on the Chapel Hill Transit bus N Route. First floor has spacious living area, large kitchen with stainless refrigerator and dishwasher and separate dining area. Family room has sliding glass doors out to private back deck. First floor also has half bath. Second floor has large primary bedroom with double closets and ensuite bathroom. There are also 2 additional spacious bedrooms and a shared full bathroom. Washer and dryer are also located on the 2nd floor. This townhome has an additional finished basement perfect for studio apartment or home office with living space, kitchenette and full bath. Lower living area also has sliders out to patio. Additional storage room in basement as well as storage closet off of back deck allows for tons of room for bikes, outdoor equipment, etc. Pets negotiable with approval and additional deposit. Minimum credit score of 650+ required and 3x monthly rent gross income. No undergraduate students. *Paint colors in photos may not accurately depict paint colors in unit currently. (RLNE7517486)
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300 Chase Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 43
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
2028 sqft
Beautifully Restored Victorian Home on quiet lot...Just south of UNC Hospitals & Campus - Available Now at a reduced rate for a short-term lease! (Not available for 2023-2024) Lease can run now through May or June…. House is already leased for 2023-2024 year. This is a beautifully restored Victorian home nestled in a wooded setting at the end of a quiet street, only a few blocks from South Campus near the Hospital. Great location is within walking or biking distance to UNC Campus (can you find the hidden trail behind the house?), is near to the free Chapel Hill busline as well as being convenient to Hwy 54 for easy trips around town when needed. Features include a nice yard with big shade trees, a massive back patio, plenty of parking w/ a detached carport and a spacious interior with attractive craftsman features. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the home. Large living areas & bedrooms here w/ lots of windows and natural light throughout, which add to the light & airy feel of this home. The kitchen features updated flooring, counter-tops and more, comes with all newer major appliances and plenty of cabinet/ shelving for storage. The butler's pantry is also a wonderful feature here. Not to be overlooked here is the sizable basement, offering lots of extra storage space. Basic lawn care is provided. Tenants pay utilities (electricity, natural gas, water, internet and $9.50 per month required liability to landlord insurance). Initial lease runs 12-14 months (depending on start date), with a yearly renewal option thereafter upon owner approval. Security Deposit required is equivalent to the monthly rental rate, due prior to lease signing. Pet negotiable w/references, non-refundable privilege fee & owner approval. No smoking allowed inside the house. Please contact us to schedule a viewing & find out more. Ready to apply? Simply click on the Apply Now button on this listing @ www.dunlaplilley.com. Dunlap Lilley Properties, Inc. 919-967-9992. email: info@dunlaplilley.com (RLNE2123514)
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1002 Smith Level Road Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$3,000
3000 sqft
Amazing 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house in Chapel Hill. Amenities included: central air, central heat, dishwasher, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliance, storage, washer dryer, and yard. Utilities included: water. Is pet friendly. Date Available: Jan 23rd 2023. $3,000/month rent. $3,000 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact Cecilia Milla at 919-638-1080 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software.
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702 Sykes Street Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$1,600
1300 sqft
Bike to UNC & downtown! Open floor plan; kitchen, living/dining area, w/breakfast bar to kitchen. Ceiling fan in living room. Carpet in living room & bedrooms. Kitchen appliances & washer/dryer included. 2 bedrooms on main, 2 bedrooms up. Full bathroom on each level. Security system available, any fees/hook-up not included. Sorry, no pets. $15/mo filter fee.
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In Carrboro, the average rent is $993 for a studio, $1,333 for a 1-bedroom, $1,449 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,040 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Carrboro, check out our monthly Carrboro Rent Report.

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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Carrboro. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Meredith College, Shaw University, Duke University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Average rent in Carrboro, North Carolina

City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Carrboro is $1,333, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,449. Rent rates updated 2 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List