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City Guide

Your beautiful Charlotte, NC, one-bedroom apartment home is waiting for you. Our selection of one-bedroom apartments offers a wide variety of amenities to suit singles, couples and small families.

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte is $1,110. One-bedroom apartments in the many neighborhoods of Charlotte vary greatly in terms of size, layout and on-site amenities.

With one-bedroom apartments available in every neighborhood from centrally located downtown Upto...

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March 2018 Charlotte Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2018 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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The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte is $1,110. One-bedroom apartments in the many neighborhoods of Charlotte vary greatly in terms of size, layout and on-site amenities.

With one-bedroom apartments available in every neighborhood from centrally located downtown Uptown right to the outskirts of Charlotte, you are sure to find the one-bedroom apartment that suits your budget and your unique lifestyle perfectly.

Also known as the Queen City and the Hornet's Nest, Charlotte is city that is ideal for students, professionals, retirees and families.

Employment and Industry in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte is home to the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and the East Coast operations of Wells Fargo, which, along with the other financial institutions that call the Queen City home, makes it the second-largest banking center in the United States.

Charlotte has become a major U.S. financial center and the second-largest banking center in the United States, junior only to New York City. The nation's second-largest financial institution by assets, Bank of America, is also located in Charlotte.

Charlotte has nine Fortune 500 companies in its metropolitan area:

  • Bank of America
  • Lowe's in suburban Mooresville
  • Nucor (steel producer)
  • Duke Energy
  • Sealed Air Corp
  • Sonic Automotive
  • Family Dollar
  • SPX Corporation (industrial technology)
  • Domtar

The Charlotte area includes a diverse range of businesses, including foodstuffs such as Chiquita Brands International, Harris Teeter, Snyder's-Lance, Carolina Foods Inc, Bojangles', Food Lion, Compass Group USA and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Charlotte is America's second-largest Coca-Cola bottler.

The top ten employers in Charlotte include:

  • Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Wells Fargo
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
  • Walmart
  • Bank of America
  • Lowe's
  • Novant Health
  • American Airlines
  • Harris Teeter
  • Duke Energy

Charlotte is a city with great employment potential and a strong and thriving commercial landscape.

Recreation and Entertainment in Charlotte, NC

Being one of the largest cities in the country allows Charlotte to showcase a vast array of recreation and entertainment opportunities. Uptown is the downtown area of Charlotte, and you can find just about anything in Uptown from jazz bars to restaurants, farmers markets, theater, sports bars, eclectic cuisine and shopping to suit all tastes and budgets.

Among Charlotte's many notable attractions, some of the most popular include the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL), the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Charlotte Independence of the United Soccer League (USL), two NASCAR Sprint Cup races and the NASCAR All-Star Race, the Wells Fargo Championship, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Charlotte Ballet, Carowinds amusement park and the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

If you're looking to live in a place where you can play hard, Charlotte is the place for you.

Charlotte Is Proud to be Home to NASCAR

Charlotte is proud to be the major center in the U.S. motorsports industry. Charlotte is home to several NASCAR executive offices, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord. Approximately 75p of the NASCAR industry's race teams, employees and drivers are based nearby. The large presence of the racing technology industry and the newly built NHRA dragstrip, zMAX Dragway at Concord, are influencing other top professional drag racers to move their shops to Charlotte as well.

Rent Report

March 2018 Charlotte Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2018 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 significantly over the past month

Charlotte rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Charlotte stand at $940 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,100 for a two-bedroom. Charlotte's year-over-year rent growth leads the state and national averages, which both stand at 2.3%.

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 2.3% 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 $1,210; 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 (+5.1%).
  • Fayetteville, Wilmington, and Greensboro have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.8%, 3.7%, and 2.9%, respectively).

Charlotte rents more affordable than many comparable 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 other large cities across the country.

  • Charlotte's median two-bedroom rent of $1,100 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.3% over the past year compared to the 2.4% rise in Charlotte.
  • While Charlotte's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.3%), Atlanta (+2.3%), and Seattle (+2.1%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Charlotte than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,040, 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 $940 $1,100 0.5% 2.4%
Concord $790 $920 -2.5%
Gastonia $670 $790 0.2% 0.7%
Rock Hill $820 $960 0.8% 3.8%
Huntersville $1,060 $1,230 -2.4% 0.9%
Matthews $990 $1,150 0.1% 5.4%
Cornelius $840 $980 -0.1% -0.5%

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.


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.