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1,253 Apartments for rent in Chapel Hill, NC

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Check out 1,253 verified apartments for rent in Chapel Hill, NC with rents starting as low as $750. Some apartments for rent in Chapel Hill might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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5 Units Available
Environs Lofts at East 54
5000 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,375
786 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 08:22 PM
Stylish 1-2 bedroom apartments with open floor plans in the vibrant East 54 neighborhood. Situated just one mile from University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus. Amenities include a rooftop pool and fitness center.
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207 Units Available
Link Apartments® Linden
411 Flemington Road
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,169
599 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,773
1062 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
A Distinctive New Community Located Within the New Glen Lennox Neighborhood Link Apartments(R) Linden is a new, modern building design, offering contemporary, efficient, and sustainable studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartment homes featuring
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113 Units Available
The Elliott
1300 Fordham Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC
Studio
$1,225
597 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,375
809 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,015
1139 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Life at The Elliott blurs the line between indoors and out, with an opportunity to spend every free moment soaking up the nature and the neighborhood. Gather at the outdoor lounge or chill by the resort-style pool.
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20 Units Available
Chapel View
2701 Homestead Road
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$999
697 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
465 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Chapel View Apartments brings a refreshing take to modern apartment living. Our spacious 1- and 2-bedroom apartments near UNC-Chapel Hill, offers options to live the way that’s convenient for you.
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25 Units Available
Bell Meadowmont
100 Village Crossing Dr
Chapel Hill, NC | Meadowmont
1 Bedroom
$1,325
996 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
1213 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
1545 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Prime location right on Chapel Hill Transit V-Line. Community has a gourmet coffee bar, free bike rentals and a community garden. Units have crown molding, designer kitchens and walk-in closets.
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1 Unit Available
1701 North Apartments
1701 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,100
584 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Welcome home to 1701 North Apartments, Chapel Hill's brand new luxury community. Here at 1701, we offer a unique concept for an urban community that combines the excitement of downtown living with easy access to shopping and entertainment.
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18 Units Available
Notting Hill
100 Drew Hill Ln
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,060
786 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,380
1144 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Beautiful community near Highway 14 and 501. Fabulous amenities in units include fireplace, stainless steel appliances and washer/dryer hookup. A tennis court, car wash area, dog park and full playground are on site.
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7 Units Available
Glen Lennox Apartments
5 Hamilton Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$842
643 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$912
799 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,114
1143 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Convenient to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cottage-style apartments with private entrances, retro-inspired gourmet kitchens and ceramic tile bathrooms. On-site laundry room, fitness center, playground, business center and dog park. Parking available.
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18 Units Available
Southern Village
200 Copperline Dr
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,514
856 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,107
1043 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,241
1221 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 06:33 PM
Great location for commuters, just minutes from I-40 and Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Units feature laundry, granite counters, and hardwood floors. Pet-friendly community has pool, trash valet, clubhouse, and 24-hour gym.
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18 Units Available
SunStone Apartments
208 Conner Dr
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$949
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$999
928 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 03:22 PM
This community provides a car detailing center, pool and pet spa. Apartments offer comforts like ground-level private entry, private balconies and in-unit laundry. It's also just minutes from Brook Highland Plaza and Sprouts Farmers Market.
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9 Units Available
Shadowood Apartments
110 Piney Mountain Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$949
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,128
975 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 03:22 PM
This community has an on-site coffee bar, clubhouse, poolside grills and free common-area Wi-Fi. Apartments include fireplaces, private patios/balconies and stainless-steel appliances. Carolina North Forest and Plaza Mall are short drives from the property.
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19 Units Available
Camden Governors Village
100 Durant Street
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$889
904 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,129
1009 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,509
1504 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Beautiful community with landscaped courtyard. Recently updated apartments include a walk-in closet, plenty of storage and a fireplace. Quality community amenities such as valet service, a pool, a game room and a 24-hour gym.
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The Pointe at Chapel Hill
100 Saluda Ct
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,249
803 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,449
1287 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,949
1662 sqft
Last updated September 17 at 09:05 PM
Gourmet kitchens, private terraces, and spacious walk-in closets. Amenities include a fully equipped business center, a pet park, and a 24-hour gym. University of North Carolina and Research Triangle Park within a 10-mile radius.
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104 Units Available
Trilogy Chapel Hill
1000 Novus Ln
Chapel Hill, NC
Studio
$1,165
601 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,180
844 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,722
1175 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Designed with state-of-the-art spaces to enhance your every move, Trilogy Chapel Hill thrives along every edge of life.
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20 Units Available
The Morgan at Chapel Hill
100 Spring Meadow Dr
Chapel Hill, NC | Downing Creek
1 Bedroom
$1,012
831 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,272
1271 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,680
1379 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Gorgeous community with 24-hour maintenance, gym, BBQ/grill area, swimming pool and tennis court. Units feature stainless steel appliances, private patio/balcony, hardwood floors and washer/dryer in each apartment.
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6 Units Available
Cosgrove Hill
300 Cosgrove Ave
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,550
1276 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,199
1881 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Call the tree-lined streets of this Raleigh community home, and enjoy on-site amenities such as parking, clubhouse, pool, gym, and playground. Each residence offers in-unit laundry, high-end appliances, and granite counters.
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30 Units Available
Carraway Village
600 Carraway Crossing
Chapel Hill, NC
Studio
$1,088
619 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,320
887 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,849
1208 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Experience Chapel Hill, NC, in a brand new way. Raising the bar of mixed-use developments, Carraway Village is Chapel Hill's next level for live, work, and play.
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Timber Hollow
101 Timber Hollow Ct
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$900
601 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,255
1000 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:05 PM
Recently renovated one- and two-bedroom homes, with updated cabinetry, granite countertops and black appliances. Easy commute to UNC or downtown Chapel Hill via a free transit system with a stop in front of the community.
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7 Units Available
The Townhomes at Chapel Watch Village
100 Ginkgo Trl
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,630
1543 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,250
1837 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Townhome-style apartments with 9-foot ceilings, track lighting and hardwood flooring. Enjoy a fitness center, picnic area and garages on site. Easy access to Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill.
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The Apartments at Midtown 501
545 Ashley Ct
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,150
925 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,299
1150 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,599
1150 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:06 PM
The Apartments at Midtown 501 feature new floor plans and construction. Units offer stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, patios or balconies, ovens and ranges. The community features Internet access and a volleyball court.
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9 Units Available
Chapel Hill North
200 Perkins Dr
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,107
806 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,785
1470 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,817
1612 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Luxury community with short drive to schools and work. Near I-40. Entertainment, shops and dining nearby. Walk-in showers, granite counters and smoke-free buildings. In-unit W/D. Basketball court, dog park and 24-hour fitness center.
1 Unit Available
800 Pritchard Avenue Extension A-10
800 Pritchard Avenue Extension
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,075
967 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 08:56 PM
Quiet community, conveniently located in the heart of Chapel Hill. Just 10-15 minutes walking from Franklin Street. Free parking and pool access to residents, as well as Town parks and greenway walking path on the property.
1 Unit Available
306 McMasters Street
306 Mcmasters Street
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
5 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:47 PM
close to UNC campus! Newly installed tile throughout the house. Fresh paint
1 Unit Available
222 Jay Street
222 Jay Street
Chapel Hill, NC
5 Bedrooms
$1,700
1584 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Convenient location for UNC & downtown Chapel Hill. Common living area, plus large eat in kitchen includes appliances. Washer & dryer also included. Bedroom on first and 4 bedrooms up. 2 bathrooms up. Carpet in living room and bedrooms. Deck.

Median Rent in Chapel Hill

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Chapel Hill is $1,069, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,164.
Studio
$968
1 Bed
$1,069
2 Beds
$1,164
3+ Beds
$1,563
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How much is rent in Chapel Hill?
In Chapel Hill, the median rent is $968 for a studio, $1,069 for a 1-bedroom, $1,164 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,563 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Chapel Hill, check out our monthly Chapel Hill Rent Report.
How much is rent in Chapel Hill?
In Chapel Hill, the median rent is $968 for a studio, $1,069 for a 1-bedroom, $1,164 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,563 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Chapel Hill, check out our monthly Chapel Hill Rent Report.
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You can filter cheap apartments in Chapel Hill by price: under $1,000, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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While some Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 much should I pay for rent in Chapel Hill?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Chapel Hill.
How much should I pay for rent in Chapel Hill?
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How can I find off-campus housing in Chapel Hill?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Chapel Hill. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Meredith College, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Duke University.
How can I find off-campus housing in Chapel Hill?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Chapel Hill. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Meredith College, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Duke University.

Median Rent in Chapel Hill

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Chapel Hill is $1,069, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,164.
Studio
$968
1 Bed
$1,069
2 Beds
$1,164
3+ Beds
$1,563

City Guide

Chapel Hill
Carolina Blues? Not here. Welcome to Chapel Hill, a liberal college town in the heart of North Carolina. When it comes to culture, music, academics, sports and restaurants, Chapel Hill has got it all! Now let’s get started on your apartment search so you can start enjoying all the town has to offer.

Chapel Hill is a proud part of the Research Triangle—an area so named because of its abundance of universities. Yes, Chapel Hill is a college town--par excellence--that comes with all the trappings of campus living, including loud parties and a transient population. However, the campus has imbued the area with a strong, diverse and liberal atmosphere that makes Chapel Hill living quite pleasant, and helps to explain why students don’t seem to want to graduate around here…

Unfortunately, along with a high student population and all the activities and amenities it brings, you’ll find that renting in Chapel Hill can be expensive for a city of its size. Be prepared to shell out big bucks to secure the apartment of you’re after, but know that the money you put down will be worth it in terms of overall levels of fun and availability of good eats and conversation.

Carolina Blues? Not here. Welcome to Chapel Hill, a liberal college town in the heart of North Carolina. When it comes to culture, music, academics, sports and restaurants, Chapel Hill has got it all! Now let’s get started on your apartment search so you can start enjoying all the town has to offer.
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Chapel Hill is a proud part of the Research Triangle—an area so named because of its abundance of universities. Yes, Chapel Hill is a college town--par excellence--that comes with all the trappings of campus living, including loud parties and a transient population. However, the campus has imbued the area with a strong, diverse and liberal atmosphere that makes Chapel Hill living quite pleasant, and helps to explain why students don’t seem to want to graduate around here…

Unfortunately, along with a high student population and all the activities and amenities it brings, you’ll find that renting in Chapel Hill can be expensive for a city of its size. Be prepared to shell out big bucks to secure the apartment of you’re after, but know that the money you put down will be worth it in terms of overall levels of fun and availability of good eats and conversation.

Something for everyone!

Most Chapel Hill residents will agree, there’s no stereotypically “bad” area of the city. Yes, all of the city’s neighborhoods are characteristically different from each other, so when you start your apartment hunt you’ll need to know what you’re looking for. Do you want an older, established family-friendly neighborhood? An all-inclusive new urbanist type development? An apartment close to campus and nightlife action?

Young and Rowdy

Let’s start at UNC’s campus, which occupies a large portion of the center of town. If you’re a student, you’ll be able to find a wide variety of housing located here—no matter what type of student you are. For instance, Baity Hill has housing for graduate students and families, while Odum Village is a mix of undergrads and older students, meaning more righteous house parties to annoy the bejeezus out of you.

In many of the areas along the perimeter of campus, there will be rental housing available. Houses and apartments in this area are in older, historic homes with great character. The neighborhoods here are varied, but many rentals are occupied by the professors and faculty of UNC. You’ll need to have a professional’s salary to settle in here, as two bedrooms generally range from $900-1100.

Cool and Calm

While nothing in Chapel Hill is too far from campus, if you’re not concerned with walking or biking to class, consider living in some of the non-UNC neighborhoods of town. For those reluctant to move into cookie cutter type homes, the Kings Mill-Morgan Creek neighborhood is a good place to look, located just southeast of campus. A family-friendly atmosphere pervades here, with a number of rentals in older, more established buildings. This area is also famous for its miles of walking and biking trails. Two bedrooms range from $800-1000.

Quiet and Convenient

To the north lies plenty of development great for people who want a more suburban feeling lifestyle with all the convenience of the city. New developments on Homestead Road, directly north of the city center, attract a mix of graduate students, families and young singles. These rentals have the added benefit of being close to large, convenient shopping centers. Two bedrooms here generally range from $900-1100.

New and Fancy

Additionally, there are two notable new urbanist developments located within Chapel Hill city limits. Southern Village and Meadowmont are intricately planned, walkable, all-inclusive neighborhoods located in the southern and eastern portions of town, respectively. New urbanist living will cost you, as two bedrooms in these developments generally range from $1200-1400.

Something for everyone!
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Most Chapel Hill residents will agree, there’s no stereotypically “bad” area of the city. Yes, all of the city’s neighborhoods are characteristically different from each other, so when you start your apartment hunt you’ll need to know what you’re looking for. Do you want an older, established family-friendly neighborhood? An all-inclusive new urbanist type development? An apartment close to campus and nightlife action?

Young and Rowdy

Let’s start at UNC’s campus, which occupies a large portion of the center of town. If you’re a student, you’ll be able to find a wide variety of housing located here—no matter what type of student you are. For instance, Baity Hill has housing for graduate students and families, while Odum Village is a mix of undergrads and older students, meaning more righteous house parties to annoy the bejeezus out of you.

In many of the areas along the perimeter of campus, there will be rental housing available. Houses and apartments in this area are in older, historic homes with great character. The neighborhoods here are varied, but many rentals are occupied by the professors and faculty of UNC. You’ll need to have a professional’s salary to settle in here, as two bedrooms generally range from $900-1100.

Cool and Calm

While nothing in Chapel Hill is too far from campus, if you’re not concerned with walking or biking to class, consider living in some of the non-UNC neighborhoods of town. For those reluctant to move into cookie cutter type homes, the Kings Mill-Morgan Creek neighborhood is a good place to look, located just southeast of campus. A family-friendly atmosphere pervades here, with a number of rentals in older, more established buildings. This area is also famous for its miles of walking and biking trails. Two bedrooms range from $800-1000.

Quiet and Convenient

To the north lies plenty of development great for people who want a more suburban feeling lifestyle with all the convenience of the city. New developments on Homestead Road, directly north of the city center, attract a mix of graduate students, families and young singles. These rentals have the added benefit of being close to large, convenient shopping centers. Two bedrooms here generally range from $900-1100.

New and Fancy

Additionally, there are two notable new urbanist developments located within Chapel Hill city limits. Southern Village and Meadowmont are intricately planned, walkable, all-inclusive neighborhoods located in the southern and eastern portions of town, respectively. New urbanist living will cost you, as two bedrooms in these developments generally range from $1200-1400.

No need to grease any palms here.

Okay, yes, there are a lot of rentals in Chapel Hill, but there are also a lot of renters. The fall term rush can really overwhelm the market, driving up prices—and hassle—for renters, particularly in the areas surrounding the campus. Try to start your apartment hunt in the spring or summer to locate the best rental without all the endless yammering of undergrads. If this is impossible, allow an extra 30 days for securing your dream apartment. It should also be noted that many of Chapel Hill’s newer developments will be listed through rental agencies and realtors. If you’re looking for apartments in newer developments, go straight to the source. Otherwise, a realtor will be the gateway for some of the best apartments in older, more established neighborhoods.

No need to grease any palms here.
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Okay, yes, there are a lot of rentals in Chapel Hill, but there are also a lot of renters. The fall term rush can really overwhelm the market, driving up prices—and hassle—for renters, particularly in the areas surrounding the campus. Try to start your apartment hunt in the spring or summer to locate the best rental without all the endless yammering of undergrads. If this is impossible, allow an extra 30 days for securing your dream apartment. It should also be noted that many of Chapel Hill’s newer developments will be listed through rental agencies and realtors. If you’re looking for apartments in newer developments, go straight to the source. Otherwise, a realtor will be the gateway for some of the best apartments in older, more established neighborhoods.

Still rockin’ the school buses

Because of its large campus and its density, Chapel Hill is relatively navigable without a car. However, if you need to get into neighboring Research Triangle cities by car, traffic can be a headache. Rush hour generally runs from 7:30 to 9:00 in the morning and 4:30 to 6:30 in the evening. During this time, the 30-minute commute to Durham can take up to an hour and nearly double your blood-pressure as well. As for public transport, Chapel Hill Transit provides fixed route bus service throughout the city, from campus to the northern suburbs, as well as into neighboring Carrboro. Additionally, Triangle Transit has local and express bus lines from Chapel Hill into Raleigh-Durham.

Still rockin’ the school buses
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Because of its large campus and its density, Chapel Hill is relatively navigable without a car. However, if you need to get into neighboring Research Triangle cities by car, traffic can be a headache. Rush hour generally runs from 7:30 to 9:00 in the morning and 4:30 to 6:30 in the evening. During this time, the 30-minute commute to Durham can take up to an hour and nearly double your blood-pressure as well. As for public transport, Chapel Hill Transit provides fixed route bus service throughout the city, from campus to the northern suburbs, as well as into neighboring Carrboro. Additionally, Triangle Transit has local and express bus lines from Chapel Hill into Raleigh-Durham.

It’s all happening in Chapel Hill

Student or not, you’re going to be really busy in Chapel Hill: University events, a vibrant music scene, cultural and scientific institutions, parks, and proximity to outdoor recreation keep just about any type of Chapel Hill resident happy. Chapel Hill also has a number of accolades, including Bon Appétit magazine’s “Foodiest Small Town” and one of the highest ranked public school systems in the state, so rest assured you’ll be well-educated and well-fed in whatever apartment or other fantastic dwelling you may choose. The only thing left is to get out there and find one. So go!

It’s all happening in Chapel Hill
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Student or not, you’re going to be really busy in Chapel Hill: University events, a vibrant music scene, cultural and scientific institutions, parks, and proximity to outdoor recreation keep just about any type of Chapel Hill resident happy. Chapel Hill also has a number of accolades, including Bon Appétit magazine’s “Foodiest Small Town” and one of the highest ranked public school systems in the state, so rest assured you’ll be well-educated and well-fed in whatever apartment or other fantastic dwelling you may choose. The only thing left is to get out there and find one. So go!

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City Guide

Chapel Hill
Carolina Blues? Not here. Welcome to Chapel Hill, a liberal college town in the heart of North Carolina. When it comes to culture, music, academics, sports and restaurants, Chapel Hill has got it all! Now let’s get started on your apartment search so you can start enjoying all the town has to offer.

Chapel Hill is a proud part of the Research Triangle—an area so named because of its abundance of universities. Yes, Chapel Hill is a college town--par excellence--that comes with all the trappings of campus living, including loud parties and a transient population. However, the campus has imbued the area with a strong, diverse and liberal atmosphere that makes Chapel Hill living quite pleasant, and helps to explain why students don’t seem to want to graduate around here…

Unfortunately, along with a high student population and all the activities and amenities it brings, you’ll find that renting in Chapel Hill can be expensive for a city of its size. Be prepared to shell out big bucks to secure the apartment of you’re after, but know that the money you put down will be worth it in terms of overall levels of fun and availability of good eats and conversation.

Carolina Blues? Not here. Welcome to Chapel Hill, a liberal college town in the heart of North Carolina. When it comes to culture, music, academics, sports and restaurants, Chapel Hill has got it all! Now let’s get started on your apartment search so you can start enjoying all the town has to offer.
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Chapel Hill is a proud part of the Research Triangle—an area so named because of its abundance of universities. Yes, Chapel Hill is a college town--par excellence--that comes with all the trappings of campus living, including loud parties and a transient population. However, the campus has imbued the area with a strong, diverse and liberal atmosphere that makes Chapel Hill living quite pleasant, and helps to explain why students don’t seem to want to graduate around here…

Unfortunately, along with a high student population and all the activities and amenities it brings, you’ll find that renting in Chapel Hill can be expensive for a city of its size. Be prepared to shell out big bucks to secure the apartment of you’re after, but know that the money you put down will be worth it in terms of overall levels of fun and availability of good eats and conversation.

Something for everyone!

Most Chapel Hill residents will agree, there’s no stereotypically “bad” area of the city. Yes, all of the city’s neighborhoods are characteristically different from each other, so when you start your apartment hunt you’ll need to know what you’re looking for. Do you want an older, established family-friendly neighborhood? An all-inclusive new urbanist type development? An apartment close to campus and nightlife action?

Young and Rowdy

Let’s start at UNC’s campus, which occupies a large portion of the center of town. If you’re a student, you’ll be able to find a wide variety of housing located here—no matter what type of student you are. For instance, Baity Hill has housing for graduate students and families, while Odum Village is a mix of undergrads and older students, meaning more righteous house parties to annoy the bejeezus out of you.

In many of the areas along the perimeter of campus, there will be rental housing available. Houses and apartments in this area are in older, historic homes with great character. The neighborhoods here are varied, but many rentals are occupied by the professors and faculty of UNC. You’ll need to have a professional’s salary to settle in here, as two bedrooms generally range from $900-1100.

Cool and Calm

While nothing in Chapel Hill is too far from campus, if you’re not concerned with walking or biking to class, consider living in some of the non-UNC neighborhoods of town. For those reluctant to move into cookie cutter type homes, the Kings Mill-Morgan Creek neighborhood is a good place to look, located just southeast of campus. A family-friendly atmosphere pervades here, with a number of rentals in older, more established buildings. This area is also famous for its miles of walking and biking trails. Two bedrooms range from $800-1000.

Quiet and Convenient

To the north lies plenty of development great for people who want a more suburban feeling lifestyle with all the convenience of the city. New developments on Homestead Road, directly north of the city center, attract a mix of graduate students, families and young singles. These rentals have the added benefit of being close to large, convenient shopping centers. Two bedrooms here generally range from $900-1100.

New and Fancy

Additionally, there are two notable new urbanist developments located within Chapel Hill city limits. Southern Village and Meadowmont are intricately planned, walkable, all-inclusive neighborhoods located in the southern and eastern portions of town, respectively. New urbanist living will cost you, as two bedrooms in these developments generally range from $1200-1400.

Something for everyone!
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Most Chapel Hill residents will agree, there’s no stereotypically “bad” area of the city. Yes, all of the city’s neighborhoods are characteristically different from each other, so when you start your apartment hunt you’ll need to know what you’re looking for. Do you want an older, established family-friendly neighborhood? An all-inclusive new urbanist type development? An apartment close to campus and nightlife action?

Young and Rowdy

Let’s start at UNC’s campus, which occupies a large portion of the center of town. If you’re a student, you’ll be able to find a wide variety of housing located here—no matter what type of student you are. For instance, Baity Hill has housing for graduate students and families, while Odum Village is a mix of undergrads and older students, meaning more righteous house parties to annoy the bejeezus out of you.

In many of the areas along the perimeter of campus, there will be rental housing available. Houses and apartments in this area are in older, historic homes with great character. The neighborhoods here are varied, but many rentals are occupied by the professors and faculty of UNC. You’ll need to have a professional’s salary to settle in here, as two bedrooms generally range from $900-1100.

Cool and Calm

While nothing in Chapel Hill is too far from campus, if you’re not concerned with walking or biking to class, consider living in some of the non-UNC neighborhoods of town. For those reluctant to move into cookie cutter type homes, the Kings Mill-Morgan Creek neighborhood is a good place to look, located just southeast of campus. A family-friendly atmosphere pervades here, with a number of rentals in older, more established buildings. This area is also famous for its miles of walking and biking trails. Two bedrooms range from $800-1000.

Quiet and Convenient

To the north lies plenty of development great for people who want a more suburban feeling lifestyle with all the convenience of the city. New developments on Homestead Road, directly north of the city center, attract a mix of graduate students, families and young singles. These rentals have the added benefit of being close to large, convenient shopping centers. Two bedrooms here generally range from $900-1100.

New and Fancy

Additionally, there are two notable new urbanist developments located within Chapel Hill city limits. Southern Village and Meadowmont are intricately planned, walkable, all-inclusive neighborhoods located in the southern and eastern portions of town, respectively. New urbanist living will cost you, as two bedrooms in these developments generally range from $1200-1400.

No need to grease any palms here.

Okay, yes, there are a lot of rentals in Chapel Hill, but there are also a lot of renters. The fall term rush can really overwhelm the market, driving up prices—and hassle—for renters, particularly in the areas surrounding the campus. Try to start your apartment hunt in the spring or summer to locate the best rental without all the endless yammering of undergrads. If this is impossible, allow an extra 30 days for securing your dream apartment. It should also be noted that many of Chapel Hill’s newer developments will be listed through rental agencies and realtors. If you’re looking for apartments in newer developments, go straight to the source. Otherwise, a realtor will be the gateway for some of the best apartments in older, more established neighborhoods.

No need to grease any palms here.
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Okay, yes, there are a lot of rentals in Chapel Hill, but there are also a lot of renters. The fall term rush can really overwhelm the market, driving up prices—and hassle—for renters, particularly in the areas surrounding the campus. Try to start your apartment hunt in the spring or summer to locate the best rental without all the endless yammering of undergrads. If this is impossible, allow an extra 30 days for securing your dream apartment. It should also be noted that many of Chapel Hill’s newer developments will be listed through rental agencies and realtors. If you’re looking for apartments in newer developments, go straight to the source. Otherwise, a realtor will be the gateway for some of the best apartments in older, more established neighborhoods.

Still rockin’ the school buses

Because of its large campus and its density, Chapel Hill is relatively navigable without a car. However, if you need to get into neighboring Research Triangle cities by car, traffic can be a headache. Rush hour generally runs from 7:30 to 9:00 in the morning and 4:30 to 6:30 in the evening. During this time, the 30-minute commute to Durham can take up to an hour and nearly double your blood-pressure as well. As for public transport, Chapel Hill Transit provides fixed route bus service throughout the city, from campus to the northern suburbs, as well as into neighboring Carrboro. Additionally, Triangle Transit has local and express bus lines from Chapel Hill into Raleigh-Durham.

Still rockin’ the school buses
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Because of its large campus and its density, Chapel Hill is relatively navigable without a car. However, if you need to get into neighboring Research Triangle cities by car, traffic can be a headache. Rush hour generally runs from 7:30 to 9:00 in the morning and 4:30 to 6:30 in the evening. During this time, the 30-minute commute to Durham can take up to an hour and nearly double your blood-pressure as well. As for public transport, Chapel Hill Transit provides fixed route bus service throughout the city, from campus to the northern suburbs, as well as into neighboring Carrboro. Additionally, Triangle Transit has local and express bus lines from Chapel Hill into Raleigh-Durham.

It’s all happening in Chapel Hill

Student or not, you’re going to be really busy in Chapel Hill: University events, a vibrant music scene, cultural and scientific institutions, parks, and proximity to outdoor recreation keep just about any type of Chapel Hill resident happy. Chapel Hill also has a number of accolades, including Bon Appétit magazine’s “Foodiest Small Town” and one of the highest ranked public school systems in the state, so rest assured you’ll be well-educated and well-fed in whatever apartment or other fantastic dwelling you may choose. The only thing left is to get out there and find one. So go!

It’s all happening in Chapel Hill
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Student or not, you’re going to be really busy in Chapel Hill: University events, a vibrant music scene, cultural and scientific institutions, parks, and proximity to outdoor recreation keep just about any type of Chapel Hill resident happy. Chapel Hill also has a number of accolades, including Bon Appétit magazine’s “Foodiest Small Town” and one of the highest ranked public school systems in the state, so rest assured you’ll be well-educated and well-fed in whatever apartment or other fantastic dwelling you may choose. The only thing left is to get out there and find one. So go!

Rent Report
Chapel Hill

December 2020 Chapel Hill Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Chapel Hill Rent Report. Chapel Hill rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chapel Hill rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Chapel Hill rents decline sharply over the past month

Chapel Hill rents have declined 0.8% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Chapel Hill stand at $1,070 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,164 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Chapel Hill's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.9%, but exceeds the national average of -1.3%.

    Rents rising across cities in North Carolina

    Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Chapel Hill, but other cities across the entire state have seen rents increase. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in North Carolina, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.9% 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, Asheville is the most expensive of all North Carolina's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,377; of the 10 largest cities in North Carolina that we have data for, Cary, Durham, and Charlotte, where two-bedrooms go for $1,327, $1,156, and $1,195, respectively, are the three major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-2.7%, -2.5%, and -1.7%).
    • Fayetteville, High Point, and Greensboro have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (9.5%, 6.7%, and 6.6%, respectively).

    Chapel Hill rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    Rent growth in Chapel Hill has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Chapel Hill is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Chapel Hill's median two-bedroom rent of $1,164 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Chapel Hill.
    • While rents in Chapel Hill remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw decreases, including San Francisco (-25.5%), New York (-19.1%), Seattle (-16.4%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $2,377, $1,649, and $1,739 respectively.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Chapel Hill than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,377, which is more than twice the price in Chapel Hill.

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

    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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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.

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    December 2020 Chapel Hill Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Chapel Hill Rent Report. Chapel Hill rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chapel Hill rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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    December 2020 Chapel Hill Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Chapel Hill Rent Report. Chapel Hill rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chapel Hill rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Chapel Hill rents decline sharply over the past month

    Chapel Hill rents have declined 0.8% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Chapel Hill stand at $1,070 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,164 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Chapel Hill's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.9%, but exceeds the national average of -1.3%.

      Rents rising across cities in North Carolina

      Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Chapel Hill, but other cities across the entire state have seen rents increase. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in North Carolina, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.9% 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, Asheville is the most expensive of all North Carolina's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,377; of the 10 largest cities in North Carolina that we have data for, Cary, Durham, and Charlotte, where two-bedrooms go for $1,327, $1,156, and $1,195, respectively, are the three major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-2.7%, -2.5%, and -1.7%).
      • Fayetteville, High Point, and Greensboro have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (9.5%, 6.7%, and 6.6%, respectively).

      Chapel Hill rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      Rent growth in Chapel Hill has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Chapel Hill is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Chapel Hill's median two-bedroom rent of $1,164 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Chapel Hill.
      • While rents in Chapel Hill remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw decreases, including San Francisco (-25.5%), New York (-19.1%), Seattle (-16.4%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $2,377, $1,649, and $1,739 respectively.
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Chapel Hill than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,377, which is more than twice the price in Chapel Hill.

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

      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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      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.