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188 Apartments for rent in College Downs, Charlotte, NC

What's not to love about a town that claims the likes of Billy Graham, Charles Kuralt and former presidents Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk as past residents? Read Guide >
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Heather Ridge Apartments
8800 Meadow Vista Rd
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 02:23pm
1 Bedroom
$870
2 Bedrooms
$1,070
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Belle Haven Apartment Homes
9005 Post Canyon Ln
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 12:24pm
1 Bedroom
$1,124
2 Bedrooms
$1,333
3 Bedrooms
$1,396
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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The Piedmont at Ivy Meadow
1301 Ivy Meadow Dr
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 12:18pm
1 Bedroom
$930
2 Bedrooms
$1,059
3 Bedrooms
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This College Downs apartment complex is minutes from the University of North Carolina, I-85 and I-485. 1-3 units have many special features like garden tubs and walk-in closets. Onsite clubhouse has game and media room.
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9018 Meadow Vista Rd 9018
9018 Meadow Vista Road
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
9525 Robert Burns Ct
9525 Robert Burns Court
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
5 Bedrooms
$1,500
9123 Meadow Vista Rd.
9123 Meadow Vista Road
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
9626 Vinca Circle Apartment F
9626 Vinca Circle
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
2 Bedrooms
$1,099
9337 Meadow Vista Road
9337 Meadow Vista Road
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 01:08pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
1142 Rankin Oaks Street
1142 Rankin Oaks St
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 01:08pm
4 Bedrooms
$1,675
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Mallard Creek
420 Michelle Linnea Dr
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 12:18pm
1 Bedroom
$924
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
Located near the University of North Carolina off I-485. One- and two-bedroom apartments in two-story buildings, all with washer/dryer hook-up, patio or balcony and granite counters. Amenities in this "green" community include a pool.
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Barrington Place
2410 Allerton Way
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 12:18pm
1 Bedroom
$1,060
2 Bedrooms
$1,270
3 Bedrooms
$1,425
Luxury apartments located near UNC Charlotte and Harris Boulevard. Variety of spacious floor plans, high ceilings and tons of sunlight. Community features laundry, gorgeous fitness center, playground and pool.
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University Center Apartments
1421 Baseline Rd
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 12:24pm
1 Bedroom
$1,038
2 Bedrooms
$1,280
3 Bedrooms
$1,447
Spacious pet-friendly apartments with select floor plans that offer private garage access. Sophisticated and contemporary in design, units showcase luxury amenities including granite countertops and built-in Bluetooth speakers.
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Blu at Northline
2508 April Liu Lane
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 01:27pm
Studio
$1,010
1 Bedroom
$1,100
2 Bedrooms
$1,420
Minutes from UNCC, Noda, and Uptown. Full fitness center, plenty of connectivity, and lots of storage space. Large, resort-like pool. Modern interiors with granite countertops and luxury flooring.
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Sovereign at Belgate Apartments
6008 Lewis St
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 12:24pm
1 Bedroom
$1,141
2 Bedrooms
$1,413
3 Bedrooms
$1,545
Close to the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Weight room, picnic area, clubhouse with Wi-Fi access, pool and movie theater for residents.
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1201 Campus Pointe Court
1201 Campus Pointe Court
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 08:33am
1 Bedroom
$900
2148 Sardony Ln
2148 Sardony Lane
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 07:37am
Studio
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2 Bedrooms
$1,150
10032 Pergola View Court
10032 Pergola View Court
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 02:46pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1626 Katherine Kiker Road
1626 Katherine Kiker Road
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 02:46pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
320 Kingville Drive
320 Kingville Drive
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 02:46pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,390
231 Neal Drive
231 Neal Drive
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 01:08pm
4 Bedrooms
$1,450
1883 Forest Side Lane
1883 Forest
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
10147 Ballyclare Court
10147 Ballyclare Court
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
10807 Derryrush Drive
10807 Derryrush Drive
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 02:53pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
408 Clark Boulevard
408 Clark Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 01:08pm
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
City GuideCollege Downs
What's not to love about a town that claims the likes of Billy Graham, Charles Kuralt and former presidents Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk as past residents?

Strategically situated a few minutes from University City, an edgy college town with plenty of hustle and bustle, College Downs, Charlotte -- otherwise called "Queen City" because of its size -- is a peaceful respite. However, College Downs is no downer. Rental condos and apartment complexes in College Downs, and even houses, are some of the most cost-effective in Charlotte! With a population of 6,599, it's a pretty peaceful neighborhood that still gets you easy access to where you need to be, and employees and students can afford to live close to work and school.

Moving to College Downs

You should know that youngsters (well, university students) abound in this area, given that you are within the vicinity of University City, after all. If you're looking for contemporary housing, condo rentals or one-bedroom apartment rentals up to four-bedroom apartment rentals, and you seek to be close to an urban setting, look no further for places to live than College Downs.

Do you own a car? Without it, settling in and getting around the area can be a bit of a walkathon (or a bikeathon) for you. Walkscore.com gives College Downs a rating of 30 and a bike score of 34, making it the 69th most walkable neighborhood in Charlotte and a pretty car-dependent city. You should probably consider getting a car, or a bike will have to do -- or learn to love walking starting today (and avoid traffic this way). An additional advantage of situating yourself in College Downs is its proximity to I-85, being conveniently located along the I-85 corridor northeast of the central business district.

With such a small population in this neighborhood, there aren't really an sub-neighborhoods to check out. However, renting here is just like anywhere else, so come prepared with the required documents (IDs, proof of income, credit check, etc.) to make sure you have everything to secure a place.

Community Living in College Downs

The College Downs community will feel like home in no time. However, it is highly suggested that those who choose to rent a house or stay for a while in College Downs be a good neighbor.

Yep, be neighborly! Presently, permanent residents of College Downs have restricted students from parking their cars in the neighborhood on weekdays because too many students were parking there. Specifically, parking is restricted on the following roads: Sandburg Avenue, Ogden Place, Nash Avenue, Nottoway Drive, Bonnie Lane, Joyce Kilmer Drive and Robert Burns Court. Parking on the front and side lawns is illegal throughout the neighborhood and is subject to citation and fines. Keep this in mind, as it is recommended to take alternative modes of transportation when getting to University City.

Planning a party in the neighborhood? Let your neighbors know that you will have one to avoid causing problems. Invite only guests that you know and, if you can help it, refrain from inviting other passersby into your (little) get-together. Keep it clean and try not to trash neighbor's yards. Keep in mind that if you are living in a rented apartment or condo, you have reeeaaally close (aka across the hall or on top of you) neighbors.

Minimizing noise is also a must when living in College Downs. It is recommended to lessen too much noise (aka parties) on weekdays past 9:00 at night. It's part of a good neighbor's etiquette.

There are strict local rules and regulations about garbage, yard waste and recycling pickups. Trash pickup is every Monday, and recycling pickup is every other Monday. Trash cans must also be taken off the curb on Mondays after pickup because they could be dangerous to walkers, could block service vehicles and they just look plain ugly!

Keep in touch with the University area division of Charlotte Mecklenburg police department. They work closely with the UNC police.

Suburban Living in University City

As America's fifth largest urban region, University City is home to 23 Fortune 500 companies, with more than 25 energy, research and technology-focused companies. It's not a city within a City for nothing -- it's a city on the rise, with a highly anticipated growth in the coming years. Just think of the fact that you'll be living in the midst of a rising economic powerhouse!

From international retail giants to small, locally owned businesses, living in College Downs gives you access to 430 retail locations in University City. Within the neighborhood, about 30 restaurants, bars and coffee shops are accessible in College Downs.

As with most Charlotte neighborhoods, College Downs is similarly lush with large, leafy trees that are typical throughout humid, subtropical climates. It's a mashup of an urban landscape and lush greenery, so if you require a bit of greenery and need to commune with nature every now and then, rest assured that Charlotte is most extensively connected by scenic greenway trails, even within University City. Additionally, outdoor amenities such as golf courses, parks and sports fields are just a drive away!

As previously mentioned, the neighborhood of College Downs is mostly a car-dependent neighborhood. But similarly, more than $1.13 billion is planned for the University City area over the next 10 years, as of 2014, so expect greater things ahead. It is also close to I-85 and about 20 to 25 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

College Downs is an ideal place to set up your home, where you get the best of two different (yet complementary) worlds. It is a pleasant neighbor to an urban-suburban landscape, while at the same time offering a contemporary and bustling environment filled with opportunities in various recreational and commercial aspects. It is also your home away from the chaos of University City, where quiet nights and peaceful hours can be spent around town or in the comfort of your own home. With a relatively low cost of living and cost-effective living spaces, no wonder a lot of individuals opt to stay in College Downs. Now, browse that list and get to it!

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