179 Luxury Apartments for rent in Chapel Hill, NC

Last updated May 25 at 4:32pm UTC
3309 Environ Way
The Oaks
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated May 25 at 4:32pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,795
201 Howell Street
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated May 25 at 4:31pm UTC
6 Bedrooms
$2,000
229 Towne Ridge Lane
Lake Hogan Farms
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated May 23 at 4:53am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
20 Abernathy Drive
Downing Creek
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated May 23 at 1:53am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,895
2412 Environ Way
The Oaks
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated May 22 at 9:30pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,200
303 Smith Level Road #F34
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated May 20 at 9:39am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
601 W Rosemary Street
Downtown Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated May 15 at 2:32pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,295
1042 Philpott Drive
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated May 24 at 7:43am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
304 N Elliott Road
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated May 23 at 4:53am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
504 Weaver Mine Trail
The Oaks
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated May 23 at 1:53am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,695
124 Windsor Place
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated May 22 at 12:25pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,995
136 Vintage Drive
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated May 19 at 8:44am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,975
2114 Great Ridge Parkway
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated May 16 at 3:19pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
107 Cynthia Drive
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated May 15 at 1:11am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
401 North Street
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Updated May 12 at 4:33pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
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May 2018 Chapel Hill Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Chapel Hill Rent Report. Chapel Hill rents remained steady 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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May 2018 Chapel Hill Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Chapel Hill Rent Report. Chapel Hill rents remained steady 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 rent trends were flat over the past month

Chapel Hill rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased significantly by 4.2% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Chapel Hill stand at $1,010 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,190 for a two-bedroom. Chapel Hill's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.3%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

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 1.3% 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 $1,220; of the 10 largest North Carolina cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Winston-Salem experiencing the fastest growth (+4.6%).
  • High Point, Wilmington, and Greensboro have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.6%, 2.4%, and 2.4%, respectively).

Chapel Hill rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

  • Chapel Hill's median two-bedroom rent of $1,190 is slightly above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 4.2% increase in Chapel Hill.
  • While Chapel Hill's rents rose significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.3%), Atlanta (+1.9%), and Denver (+1.6%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Chapel Hill than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, 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.

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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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