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529 Cheap Apartments for rent in Chapel Hill, NC

Finding cheap apartments in Chapel Hill takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, ... Read Guide >
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Chapel View
2701 Homestead Road
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,001
697 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,152
932 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 9:40 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. Whether furnished or unfurnished, enjoy private bedrooms and baths to retreat & unwind. Enjoy more of life with our expansive list of community amenities! Our signature, resort-style swimming pool, cybercafe (Starbucks, anyone?), 24-hour fitness center, and enviable tanning bed are just a few things our residents rave about. What’s sweeter: our community is located just off Route 86 and close to Chapel Hill’s happening music and “foodie” scene. Schedule a private tour with our on-site managers, and let our team help with your next life transition!
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5 Units Available
1701 North Apartments
1701 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,115
542 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 19 at 9:39 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. Our community is just minutes from the flagship campus of the University of North Carolina and corporate headquarters for many national and regional companies. You told us what was important to you in your brand new home, and we even considered your busy schedule and active lifestyle. So aside from the convenient prime location, 1701 North offers one, two and three bedroom open concept living floor plans, as well as studio floor plans with exceptional finishes throughout. Be the first to enjoy cutting edge amenities and interior offerings to suit your every need and most all of your wants! Decompress on your spacious balcony, relax by the sparkling saltwater swimming pool, meet a friend by the cabana and bar, burn some calories in our state of the
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16 Units Available
Notting Hill
100 Drew Hill Ln
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,170
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,530
1121 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1333 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 9:39 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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32 Units Available
Carraway Village
600 Carraway Crossing
Chapel Hill, NC
Studio
$1,176
516 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,439
878 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,994
1209 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 9:13 PM
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. Situated perfectly in Chapel Hill near I-40, Carraway Village offers everything you'd need for comfortable and sustainable living, all within a vibrant and exciting mixed-use village close to all Chapel Hill offers, including the unparalleled Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system. Welcome to Carraway Village, a Northwood Ravin signature community.
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24 Units Available
The Morgan at Chapel Hill
100 Spring Meadow Dr
Chapel Hill, NC | Downing Creek
1 Bedroom
$1,174
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
1125 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,791
1343 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 9:13 PM
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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9 Units Available
Chapel Hill North
200 Perkins Dr
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,175
562 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,818
1220 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 19 at 9:13 PM
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.
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6 Units Available
Camden Governors Village
100 Durant Street
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,029
779 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 19 at 9:13 PM
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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5 Units Available
612 Hillsborough
612 Hillsborough Street
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,190
815 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 6:12 PM
Two-bedroom townhomes nestled in the heart of Chapel Hill, just a short walk to the UNC campus. Amenities include in-home laundry, dedicated parking, hardwood floors and sports courts.
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The Apartments at Midtown 501
545 Ashley Ct
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,150
925 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
1150 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,599
1150 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 5:21 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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Timber Hollow
101 Timber Hollow Ct
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$900
547 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,255
1000 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 5:21 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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18 Units Available
SunStone Apartments
208 Conner Dr
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$947
703 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,099
901 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 2:45 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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12 Units Available
Shadowood Apartments
110 Piney Mountain Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$982
533 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,165
1116 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 2:45 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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6 Units Available
Laurel Ridge Apartments
1100 NC Highway 54 W
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$905
804 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$995
920 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 19 at 10:44 AM
Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are open from 10AM-4PM by appointment only until further notice.
1 Unit Available
190 Forsythia Court
190 Forsythia Court
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
750 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 9:51 PM
In town duplex near shops. Living area open to kitchen. Wood style plank floors in living room, bedrooms. Kitchen features white cabinets and updated counters. Refrigerator and range included. Laundry closet in kitchen with washer and dryer hook-ups. Side exit from kitchen. Bedrooms have ceiling fans. Shared bathroom convenient to bedrooms. Parking in drive and street parking, limit of two vehicles per unit. Pet with fee, prior approval. $15/mo filter fee.
1 Unit Available
222 Valley Park Drive
222 Valley Park Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
1025 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 9:51 PM
Lower level duplex. New floors to be installed in 2021 (type LVP / carpet not yet determined), photos do not reflect floors. Living room combines with dining space all with carpet. Ceiling fan, fireplace in living room. Kitchen includes appliances. Master bedroom has carpet, ceiling fan, private bathroom with a shower. Bedroom two has carpet, ceiling fan. Full bathroom includes the laundry closet with a stacked washer-dryer. Patio. One small pet considered with fee and prior approval. $15/mo filter fee.
1 Unit Available
11 Shepherd Lane
11 Shepherd Lane
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$950
590 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 9:51 PM
Freshly Painted, new flooring, new appliances, bathroom newly remodeled , Just a great Condo to call home. It is next to the Battle Branch Trail to the UNC campus and across Estes is the mall, banks, and restaurants
1 Unit Available
28 Davie Circle
28 Davie Circle
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
Last updated April 19 at 9:51 PM
Close to campus. Wooded private backyard with beautiful patio overlooking the creek. Spacious 2bedroom Apt.
1 Unit Available
800 Pritchard Avenue Extension A-10
800 Pritchard Avenue Extension
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,075
1000 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 8:28 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. 3-unit condominiums just a few blocks (10-15 minute walk) from UNC campus and Franklin Street. The property is located next to Umstead Park and the Bolin Creek Greenway walking path. Trader Joes, Food Lion and Harris Teeter are all located 5-10 minutes from the property.
1 Unit Available
153 Schultz Street
153 Schultz Street
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
1162 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 11:44 AM
Close to UNC, Downtown Chapel Hill, I-40, Cedar Falls Park, Homestead Park, & Harris Teeter. - Townhouse located in a quiet Chapel Hill wooded neighborhood. Close to shopping and I-40. Features full kitchen, living room, dining area. On bus-line. Water included. Two year lease required. Pets allowed. Directions: 15-501 South toward Chapel Hill. Right on Sage Road (becomes Weaver Dairy Road). Right on Kingsbury Drive into Kensington Trace Condominiums then bare Left on Kingsbury Dr. Coming 4/23/2021. (RLNE5459530)
1 Unit Available
1006 South Columbia Street #2
1006 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$900
850 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 11:44 AM
1006 South Columbia Street #2 Available 08/01/21 2 bedroom near UNC - 2 bedroom 1 bath hardwood floors no washer dryer hook ups, on site laundry (RLNE2276252)
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15 Units Available
Lenox at Patterson Place
100 Rose Garden Ln
Durham, NC | Hope Valley
Studio
$944
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,142
616 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,152
825 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 9:40 PM
Pet-friendly homes with 9-foot ceilings, breakfast bars, gourmet kitchens, and private patios. Residents have access to a business center, a fitness center, tennis courts, and a clubhouse. 15 minutes from Duke University.
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22 Units Available
Bridges at Chapel Hill
142 BPW Club Rd
Carrboro, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,000
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,205
985 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 9:40 PM
Modern apartments near walking trails and Chapel Hill Tennis Club. Recently renovated with air conditioning and walk-in closets. Community pool and clubhouse. Dogs and cats allowed.
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1 Unit Available
394 Summerwalk Circle
394 Summerwalk Circle
Chapel Hill, NC | Finley Forest
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
975 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 11:44 AM
394 Summerwalk Circle Available 08/01/21 2 bed 2 bath condo Finley Forest RTP/UNC - 2 bedroom 2 bath condo in Finley Forest complex. Near UNC/RTP near busline park and ride at Chapel Hill Friday Center, wood floors, washer/dryer NO PETS Call 919-929-2185 for pre-screening No Pets Allowed (RLNE2292644)
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1111 Ridgewood Lane
1111 Ridgewood Lane
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,150
575 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 7:10 AM
A serene wooded lot, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment in Chapel Hill. Just minutes from Franklin St, off the E Franklin D bus line, less than a 3min walk away. Less than 1 mile from UNC. Amenities included: central air, central heat, dishwasher, hardwood floors, and laundry in building. Utilities included: electricity, heat, gas, internet, air conditioning and water. Is pet friendly. Date Available: Dec 1st 2020. $1,150/month rent. $500 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact Darren at 919-649-2837 to learn more.
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What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Chapel Hill?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Chapel Hill is $1,319.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Chapel Hill?
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Chapel Hill is $1,396.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Chapel Hill?
The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Chapel Hill is $1,975.
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City Guide for Chapel Hill, NC

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… See more

What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Chapel Hill, NC

Finding cheap apartments in Chapel Hill takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Chapel Hill by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Chapel Hill in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Chapel Hill.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Chapel Hill. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Chapel Hill.