34 Cheap Apartments for rent in Chapel Hill, NC

Last updated August 19 at 3:28am UTC
130 South Estes Dr J4
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated August 18 at 9:37am UTC
1 Bedroom
$725
201 Howell Street
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated August 14 at 10:33pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$500
103 Ledge Lane
Laurel Hill-Rocky Ridge
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated August 14 at 2:45am UTC
1 Bedroom
$950
111 Scott Lane
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated July 24 at 1:12pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$950
529 Hillsborough Street
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated July 11 at 11:18pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$900
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3704 Chimney Ridge Pl # 105 #105
Woodcroft
Durham, NC
Updated August 16 at 10:13am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$900
Results within 10 miles of Chapel Hill, NC

August 2018 Chapel Hill Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Chapel Hill Rent Report. Chapel Hill rents increased 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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August 2018 Chapel Hill Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Chapel Hill Rent Report. Chapel Hill rents increased 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 increase sharply over the past month

Chapel Hill rents have increased 1.3% over the past month, and are up significantly by 5.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Chapel Hill stand at $1,030 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,210 for a two-bedroom. Chapel Hill's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 1.2%.

Rents rising across cities in North Carolina

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Chapel Hill, 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 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, Cary is the most expensive of all North Carolina's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,240; of the 10 largest North Carolina cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Wilmington experiencing the fastest growth (+2.8%).
  • Winston-Salem, High Point, and Greensboro have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.5%, 2.5%, and 2.3%, respectively).

Chapel Hill rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased significantly in Chapel Hill, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Chapel Hill is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Chapel Hill's median two-bedroom rent of $1,210 is slightly above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 5.4% rise in Chapel Hill.
  • While Chapel Hill's rents rose significantly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.4%) and Minneapolis (-0.4%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Chapel Hill than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is more than two-and-a-half times 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. at this link.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

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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.

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