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The Arboretum
7700 Arboretum Dr
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:34pm
1 Bedroom
$1,040
2 Bedrooms
$1,536
One- and two-bedroom units with large balconies/patios, vinyl flooring, and extra storage. Pet-friendly community close to the Arboretum Shopping Center and Colonel Francis Beatty Park.
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Residences at Brookline
8816 Aspinwall Dr
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
1 Bedroom
$1,038
2 Bedrooms
$1,374
3 Bedrooms
$1,614
Gated community within minutes of I-77 and I-85. Detailed kitchens with granite counters and Energy-Star chef-inspired kitchens. Ample closet space and in-unit washer and dryer.
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Loft One35
135 W Morehead St
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
Studio
$1,317
1 Bedroom
$1,446
2 Bedrooms
$1,990
Pet-friendly apartment community features pet grooming station and bike storage for convenience. Situated off I-277 and close to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Units have large closets for extra storage.
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Grand Reserve at Pavilions
1801 Willow Haven Ln
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:34pm
1 Bedroom
$900
2 Bedrooms
$1,004
3 Bedrooms
$1,220
Spacious apartments in a luxury community. Resort-style pool and state-of-the-art fitness center. Larger kitchens with updated appliances and finishes. Near Rocky River Golf Club at Concord.
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Belle Haven Apartment Homes
9005 Post Canyon Ln
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
1 Bedroom
$1,113
2 Bedrooms
$1,270
3 Bedrooms
$1,436
Units have granite countertops and designer cabinets. Swimming pool, yoga room and clubhouse for tenants to use. Pets are allowed; community has coffee bar and trash valet.
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Element South
15711 Clems Creek Lane
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
Studio
$1,067
1 Bedroom
$1,227
2 Bedrooms
$1,597
Modern conveniences abound in this Nest-technology driven apartment complex. Stylish features like hardwood floors and granite countertops rub shoulders with the latest technology in the community media room and business center. On-site parking and clubhouse.
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Novel Providence Farm
6408 Providence Farm Lane
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
1 Bedroom
$1,252
2 Bedrooms
$1,581
3 Bedrooms
$2,216
Offering one-, two- and three-bedroom units, this community offers beautiful scenery and ample amenities. Units include open floor plans, ample natural light, gas fireplaces, quartz countertops and spacious bathrooms.
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Courtney Ridge Apartment Homes
920 Yorkmont Ridge Ln
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
1 Bedroom
$1,187
2 Bedrooms
$1,162
3 Bedrooms
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Conveniently located close to I-77, Queens University of Charlotte and Carolinas Medical Center. Luxury units include laundry, patio or balcony, and dishwasher. Residents enjoy community with 24-hour maintenance, parking and pool.
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Presley Uptown
900 E Stonewall St
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
Studio
$1,226
1 Bedroom
$1,347
2 Bedrooms
$1,780
New community with luxury units featuring scenic city views. Granite countertops, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances. Residents have access to pool, 24-hour gym, hot tub, dog park, game room, courtyard, and clubhouse.
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Yards at NoDa
703 Rollerton Rd
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
Studio
$1,370
1 Bedroom
$1,274
2 Bedrooms
$1,635
Yards at NoDa in the fashionable North Davidson Art District in Charlotte is a conveniently placed, newly refurbished apartment complex offering residents built-in fireplaces, hardwood floors, and granite tabletops. Enjoy onsite game room and pool.
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Crest on Providence
7125 Providence Square Dr
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
1 Bedroom
$1,074
2 Bedrooms
$1,156
3 Bedrooms
$1,220
Fully equipped kitchen and a laundry room with washer and dryer hook-ups. Business center, clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis court and playground. On-site laundry facilities. Pet-friendly.
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Circa Uptown
360 S Graham St
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,476
2 Bedrooms
$2,049
High-end living in desirable Uptown Charlotte means apartments with patio/balcony, smoke-free units, ice-maker and walk-in closets. The community here is pet-friendly, boasting a host of amenities including 24-hr maintenance, valet service, and gym.
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Ashton South End
125 W Tremont Ave
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
1 Bedroom
$1,866
2 Bedrooms
$2,619
Luxury units with scenic city views feature hardwood floors, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. 24-hour concierge. Tenants have access to pool, media room, coffee bar, clubhouse, and gym. Pet-friendly with dog park.
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1100 South
1100 South Blvd
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
Studio
$1,275
1 Bedroom
$1,590
2 Bedrooms
$2,425
A sophisticated apartment complex featuring a plethora of bespoke amenities including wine room, bocce court, business center and lobby. Rooms come with patio/balcony and extra storage. Very near Carson Station and the John Belk Fwy.
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Plantation Park
14325 Plantation Park Blvd
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
1 Bedroom
$963
2 Bedrooms
$1,247
3 Bedrooms
$1,532
Units include amenities like bathtub, fireplace, granite counters, walk-in closets and stainless steel appliances. Community features racquetball, tennis, trash valet, pool and volleyball. Great location in Charlotte, close to restaurants and entertainment.
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The Pointe
6530 Free Throw Ct
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
1 Bedroom
$1,060
2 Bedrooms
$1,328
The Pointe in Charlotte, NC is close to Interstate 77 and the Charlotte Airport for easy commuting. Apartments feature resort-style amenities like a pool and barbecue. Units are updated with fresh white cabinets and high ceilings.
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Village at Commonwealth
1308 Lorna St
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
Studio
$1,262
1 Bedroom
$1,233
2 Bedrooms
$1,899
One community with three styles: historic walk-ups, modern rowhouses and urban flats. Spacious layouts with modern amenities just minutes from Uptown Charlotte and the 19-acre Veteran's Park.
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1010 Dilworth
1010 Kenilworth Ave
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
Studio
$1,108
1 Bedroom
$1,388
2 Bedrooms
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Historic Dilworth neighborhood area, near Latta Park and plenty of restaurants. Access to I-277. Apartments offer granite counters and walk-in closets. Bike storage, concierge, dog grooming, package receiving and 24-hour gym.
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M Station
6215 Forest Way Dr
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,099
2 Bedrooms
$1,353
Near Hwy 74 for access to Downtown Charlotte. Luxury detailing in these studio to 3-bedroom apartments, with designer lights, plank flooring, in-unit W/D, extra storage. Community garden, media room, elevator, guest parking, concierge.
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The Mint Apartments
425 W Trade St
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
Studio
$1,387
1 Bedroom
$1,595
2 Bedrooms
$2,186
Pet-friendly community with swimming pool, garden, on-site retail and guest apartments. Apartment amenities include hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, ample storage and modern kitchen layouts.
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Whitehall Parc
8024 Whitehall Executive Center Dr
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
1 Bedroom
$1,051
2 Bedrooms
$1,291
3 Bedrooms
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Units come with granite counters, hardwood floors, and a cable and internet package. Dogs and cats welcome. Proximity to I-485 convenient for commuters. Charlotte Premium Outlets and Renaissance Park Golf Course both a short drive away.
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Junction 1504
1504 Mainline Blvd
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
1 Bedroom
$1,494
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
Contemporary-style units feature granite countertops, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances. Residents have access to pool, 24-hour gym, yoga, courtyard, and clubhouse. Enjoy quiet time around the fire pit or socialize in the coffee bar.
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The Vinoy at Innovation Park
8108 Vinoy Blvd
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
1 Bedroom
$1,166
2 Bedrooms
$1,192
3 Bedrooms
$1,314
Stylishly appointed interiors in this unit include fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, bathtub, and hardwood floors. Extensive amenities include refreshing pool, sports courts and a 24-hour gym.
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Reserve at Waterford Lakes
8725 Kody Marie Ct
Charlotte, NC
Updated May 23 at 12:33pm
1 Bedroom
$985
2 Bedrooms
$1,288
Located in the Starmount Forest community, close to I-485 and just 11 miles from downtown Charlotte. Apartments feature deluxe amenities like 9-foot ceilings, garden tubs and fireplaces. Luxury features like valet services and dog park.
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Average Rent in Charlotte

Last updated Apr. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Charlotte is $971, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,133.
Studio
$877
1 Bed
$971
2 Beds
$1,133
3+ Beds
$1,527
City GuideCharlotte
"Little Charlotte, she's as pretty as the angels when they sing. I can't believe I'm out here on her front porch in this swing, just a swingin'." (John Anderson - "Swingin'").

Also known as "The Queen City", the "The Wasp's Nest", and "City of Churches", on first glance, Charlotte seems to have multiple personality syndrome. It is at once a home for the prestigious and notorious, the modest and flamboyant, the religious and the recidivists. Despite this schizophrenic tendency, most neighborhoods still have the southern comfort of a small-town atmosphere.

Having trouble with Craigslist Charlotte? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

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Catawba River

Charlotte's Trolley System

Things to Consider When Choosing your Charlotte Chateau:

Fool's Paradise. Be wary of seemingly lavish apartment complexes with low rent. Most of the time, you get what you pay for. Sure the complex has a rooftop fire place, a huge pool, and a movie theater. But, if the fireplace is broken, the pool adds an extra $50 to your water bill, and the movie theater smells like sweat, cigarettes, and desperation, then life won't be so luxurious.

Climate Control. In a city that experiences both freezing winters and the heat of southern summers, utility costs can become a burden. You can either find an apartment that is all bills paid, or expect to spend more than $150 a month on utilities during summer and winter peaks.

Uptown Security. On a similar note, be sure to ask apartment managers all about the security features of your potential home. Many apartment complexes around downtown and the arts district won't let you go anywhere without a card or key: the elevator, the parking garage, the pool, etc. With tight security like this, you will want to make sure your apartment has a system that allows you to buzz people in. Otherwise, you will have to take a hike downstairs every time you have visitors, or pizza.

Proof of Income. Many places in Charlotte do not accept bank statements as proof of income. This could make things complicated for trust fund babies, freelance workers, and people that just get by on odd jobs. If you make or have enough money to pay taxes on, then last year's tax statements should be sufficient.

Transportation. A car may be necessary unless you are moving into a place on the south side or close to downtown. Charlotte becomes a very sprawling city to the north, and bus routes can be few and far between. However, if you take a peak at the CATS map, then you will be able to find a few apartment complexes up north that are located near one of these bus routes. See: Lynx Blue Line Light Rail, Gold Rush, and Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS).

Charlotte Cityscape

There are nearly 200 neighborhoods sprawled in all directions from Charlotte's city center, creating enough space for urban socialites, suburban families, and even rural country folk that prefer a more small town vibe.

Uptown. Some cities have downtowns. Charlotte has uptown. Take a stroll along the backdrop of the center of the city, the eye of the storm, the epicenter of business, bar hopping, historic churches, global cuisine, cocktails, and live music.

First Ward: Mixed-income, high-demand apartments a stone's throw away from center city nightlife.

Second Ward. (Aka Brooklyn) Home to NASCAR events, government buildings, Zion Church, and dreams of revitalization... no actual homes, though.

Third Ward. Mostly just known for Bank of America Stadium, home of the North Carolina Panthers.

Fourth Ward. Trendy warehouse and old mill apartments, elaborate terra cotta apartments, and super luxurious condos for high paying fat cats.

Artsy East. Aspiring actors, artists, musicians, and human tattoos receive especially warm welcomes just east of Uptown.

NoDa. (North of Davidson) Artists, art promoters, art galleries, art school, grass-roots art groups, and all the funky fixings of your typical art-centered artsy art district... plus pup-friendly pubs.

Plaza Midwood: Tattoo parlors and bakeries, galleries and pubs, antique shopping and fashion hubs, a paradoxical, yet harmonious neighborhood.

Southern 'Burbs. Just south of Uptown is the families' delight.

Myers Park: Super-exclusive, big money neighborhood.

Sedgefield: The neighborhood for professionals working downtown and families looking for an affordable home.

Elizabeth: Comic book stores, modern apartments among historic homes, and the annual 4th of July fireworks.

South Park: Symphonies in the park, international cuisine, high-end department shopping, and general upscale urban living.

Starmount: Practical and culturally diverse.

Northeast Country. Move to the outskirts if you prefer woodsy ranch-style living over urban high rises and suburban bland land.

Derita. Woodsy, neighborhood that's big on youth sports and picnics in the park. University City. Home to five colleges, three public libraries, parks, lakes, shopping, dining and entertainment, and a close-knit population of proud golfers.

Biddleville: Affordable living one mile from uptown.

Southend: Old cotton mills and warehouses renovated into modern apartments.

Paw Creek: A "tank town" located far out west.

Mountain Island Village: Located far northwest near Mountain Island Lake.

And that my dear renters, is Charlotte in a nutshell. Now crack that shell and go nuts!

-By Katy Comal

May 2019 Charlotte Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2019 Charlotte Rent Report. Charlotte rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Charlotte rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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May 2019 Charlotte Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2019 Charlotte Rent Report. Charlotte rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Charlotte rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Charlotte rents increased moderately over the past month

Charlotte rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Charlotte stand at $970 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,130 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in November of last year. Charlotte's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.8%, but exceeds 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 Charlotte, 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 2.8% 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 $1,270; 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 (+5.5%).
    • High Point, Cary, and Durham have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (5.2%, 4.4%, and 3.6%, respectively).

    Charlotte rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Charlotte, a few similar cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Charlotte is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

    • Charlotte's median two-bedroom rent of $1,130 is slightly below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 2.3% rise in Charlotte.
    • While Charlotte's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%), Atlanta (+2.4%), and Denver (+2.0%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Charlotte than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Charlotte.

    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.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Charlotte
    $970
    $1,130
    0.3%
    2.3%
    Concord
    $800
    $940
    1.1%
    1.2%
    Gastonia
    $700
    $820
    -0.5%
    3.6%
    Rock Hill
    $830
    $970
    0.6%
    0.3%
    Huntersville
    $1,130
    $1,320
    0.7%
    6.8%
    Matthews
    $1,200
    $1,400
    1.4%
    4%
    Cornelius
    $890
    $1,040
    1.7%
    4.1%
    Fort Mill
    $990
    $1,150
    1.1%
    4.1%
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    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 here.

    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.

    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Charlotte’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Charlotte renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List....

    View full Charlotte Renter Survey

    Here’s how Charlotte ranks on:

    A-
    Overall satisfaction
    B
    Safety and crime rate
    A-
    Jobs and career opportunities
    B
    Recreational activities
    B
    Affordability
    C
    Quality of schools
    A-
    Social Life
    B+
    Weather
    B-
    Commute time
    B-
    State and local taxes
    B-
    Public transit
    B+
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Charlotte’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Charlotte renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

    Key findings in Charlotte include the following:

    • Charlotte renters gave their city an A- overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Charlotte were social life and jobs and career opportunities, which both received A- grades.
    • The area of concern to Charlotte renters is the quality of local schools (C).
    • Millennial renters are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of A-, while renters who are parents are equally satisfied, giving it an A.
    • Charlotte did relatively well to other cities in North Carolina, including Durham (C), Winston-Salem (B) and Wilmington (C).
    • Charlotte earned similar scores to other Southern cities, including Charleston, SC (A-), Nashville, TN (A-), and Virginia Beach, VA (A-).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "Everyone is really nice and open to conversation. It’s also a very dog-friendly city, even compared to other dog-friendly cities." – Scott T.
    • "I love all of the parks and recreational opportunities. I do not enjoy the traffic, especially when commuting from suburbs into the city." – Kelsi S.
    • "Everything is brand new and the population is really young. However, sometimes all the new buildings lack character and history." – Calvin C.
    • "I love the young professional vibe. There’s a more liberal attitude than most Southern cities and the eclectic neighborhoods mean you can find your niche somewhere." – Jennifer P.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here

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