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288 2 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Charlotte, NC

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Last updated November 25 at 6:45am UTC
The Arboretum
7700 Arboretum Dr
Charlotte, NC
Updated November 25 at 6:45am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,229
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City Guide

Welcome to the thriving metropolis of Queen City! Charlotte, also known as Queen City or the Hornet's Nest, is a buzzing, busy beauty of a city that offers everything a family needs for quality living in a two-bedroom apartment home.The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Charlotte is $1,230. The more expensive two-bedroom apartments, suitable for professionals or families, are located in downtown Uptown or other upscale neighborhoods, including Fourth Ward, Myers Park and South Park....

View full Charlotte City Guide

November 2017 Charlotte Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Charlotte Rent Report. Charlotte rents declined 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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Charlotte

Less-expensive two-bedroom apartments in Charlotte are either located further from public transit and city conveniences or offer fewer on-site amenities.

Recreation Opportunities for Families in Charlotte, NC

There is so much to do in swinging Charlotte that opportunities for family fun and adventures seem endless. Sports, museums, festivals, and a veritable cornucopia of entertainment options, provide a vibrant pulse to Uptown and surrounding Charlotte neighborhoods.

Charlotte is proud to be the home of NASCAR racing and has two professional sports teams, so if you're sports fan, you're going to love living in Charlotte.

There is an astonishing number of educational recreation and entertainment opportunities for families and children in Charlotte. Just a few of the attractions that appeal to children, youth and the young at heart include:

  • Children's Theater of Charlotte
  • Sports Connection
  • Discovery Place Science
  • Adventure Landing
  • Radcliffe on the Green Sprayground and Park
  • Lazy 5 Ranch
  • Atherton Mills Farmers Market

Education and Schools in Charlotte, NC

Knowledge is power and Charlotte is dedicated to promoting education at all levels and for all ages.

The city's public school system, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, is the second-largest in North Carolina and 17th-largest in the nation. In 2009, it won the NAEP Awards, the Nation's Report Card for 18 urban school systems, with top honors for fourth-grade math and second place among all eighth graders. An estimated 144,000 students are taught in 164 separate elementary, middle and high schools.

Charlotte is home to a large number of universities and colleges:

  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The North Carolina Research Campus, a 350-acre biotechnology hub located northeast of Charlotte in the city of Kannapolis, is a public-private venture including eight universities, one community college, the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and corporate entities that collaborate to advance the fields of human health, nutrition and agriculture. The research campus is part of a larger effort by leaders in the Charlotte area to attract energy, health and other knowledge-based industries that contribute to North Carolina's strength in biotechnology.

Safety and Law Enforcement in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte is a safe place to live and raise a family. Being one of the largest cities in the country goes hand in hand with fears about safety, but rest assured that Charlotte has a declining crime rate and a solid public safety presence.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) is a combined jurisdiction agency. The CMPD has law enforcement jurisdiction in both the city of Charlotte and the few unincorporated areas left in Mecklenburg County. The department consists of approximately 1,700 sworn law enforcement officers, 550 civilian personnel and more than 400 volunteers.

The total crime index for Charlotte is 589.2 crimes committed per 100,000 residents as of 2008, and it has shown a steady decline since 2005. The national average is 320.9 per 100,000 residents. An average of 4,939 vehicles are stolen every year in Charlotte.

Rent Report
Charlotte

November 2017 Charlotte Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Charlotte Rent Report. Charlotte rents declined 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 declined slightly over the past month

Charlotte rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 3.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Charlotte stand at $950 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,110 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Charlotte's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 3.6%, but exceeds the national average of 2.7%.

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 3.6% 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 Fayetteville experiencing the fastest growth (+5.7%).
  • Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and Cary have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.6%, 4.3%, and 3.8%, respectively).

Charlotte rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Charlotte, comparable cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Charlotte is still more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

  • Charlotte's median two-bedroom rent of $1,110 is slightly below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 3.0% increase in Charlotte.
  • While Charlotte's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including New York (-0.2%) and Miami (-0.2%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Charlotte than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, 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 $950 $1,110 -0.2% 3.0%
Concord $790 $920 0.7% 0.9%
Gastonia $670 $780 -0.1% 1.2%
Rock Hill $820 $960 -0.6% 4.2%
Huntersville $1,070 $1,250 -0.0% 2.0%
Cornelius $870 $1,010 -2.6% 5.7%

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.