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The Madison
7815 Calibre Crossing Dr
Charlotte, NC | East Forest
1 Bedroom
$980
830 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,240
1238 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,425
1431 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with full-size washer/dryer, intrusion alarm system, large closets, wall-to-wall carpeting and stainless steel appliances in some homes. Parking available to all and private garages are available.
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14 Units Available
The Avant at Steele Creek
13212 Winter Hazel Rd
Charlotte, NC | Steele Creek
1 Bedroom
$965
606 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,185
967 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1192 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
Apartment community near Southwest Middle School. Activities on-site include volleyball court, pool, gym and grill area. Plenty of storage and balconies or patio space. Pet-friendly. Washer/dryer hookup and updated appliances.
Verified
6 Units Available
The Crossing at Quail Hollow
8850 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC | Park Crossing
1 Bedroom
$1,016
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,236
1027 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
One- and two-bedroom apartments near Quail Hollow Country Club, south of downtown Charlotte. Finishes include granite counters and hardwood flooring. Amenities in this pet-friendly complex include a swimming pool, on-site laundry and clubhouse.
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14 Units Available
Galleria Village
1616 Galleria Club Ln
Charlotte, NC | East Forest
1 Bedroom
$1,066
641 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,220
1018 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,546
1337 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
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18 Units Available
Arlo
1331 West Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC | Wesley Heights
Studio
$1,025
579 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,163
817 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,696
1234 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
Just minutes from Bank of America Stadium and the downtown area. A modern community with an outdoor kitchen, rooftop lounge with a skyline view, and a resort-style pool.
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15 Units Available
Greenside
1315 Harding Place
Charlotte, NC | Dilworth
Studio
$1,074
545 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,223
797 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,845
1041 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
This charming community is near the parks including Little Sugar Creek. Homes feature granite countertops, chef-inspired kitchens, and energy efficient appliances. Pet-friendly. On-site yoga, pool, gym, and fire pit.
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23 Units Available
Berkeley Place
500 Solano Dr
Charlotte, NC | University City North
1 Bedroom
$1,044
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,207
1092 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,721
1454 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
Recently renovated homes with 9-foot ceilings and French doors. Tennis court, basketball court and gym on site. Easy access to I-85. Near University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Concord Mills Mall.
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17 Units Available
The Arboretum
7700 Arboretum Dr
Charlotte, NC | Beverly Crest
1 Bedroom
$1,148
792 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,399
1247 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
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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25 Units Available
The Sawyer Providence Farm
6408 Providence Farm Lane
Charlotte, NC | Ballantyne West
1 Bedroom
$1,306
779 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,671
1102 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,208
1591 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
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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15 Units Available
Addison at South Tryon
7000 Modern Way
Charlotte, NC | Yorkmount
1 Bedroom
$1,190
769 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,240
1174 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
Addison at South Tryon Apartments in Charlotte, North Carolina is designed to make every aspect of your life better.
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39 Units Available
30Six NoDa
424 E 36th St
Charlotte, NC | North Charlotte
Studio
$1,110
542 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,255
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,620
1179 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
Stylish homes with extra storage and fully equipped kitchens. Enjoy the on-site game room, business center and yoga studio. Direct access to the light rail. Near entertainment venues like Neighborhood Theatre and The Evening Muse.
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21 Units Available
Wesley Village
2715 Wet Stone Way
Charlotte, NC | Wesley Heights
Studio
$1,110
566 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,165
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,660
1268 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
Located just five minutes from the shopping, dining and entertainment of Uptown Charlotte. Each unit has expansive closets, washer/dryer sets and plenty of storage. Community offers pool, fireplace and coffee bar.
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9 Units Available
Arbor Village
839 Shadow Elm Drive
Charlotte, NC | Ashbrook - Clawson Village
1 Bedroom
$915
580 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,075
885 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
Located in Charlotte's South End, close to Lynx Blue Line light rail and Scaleybark Station. Units feature washer-dryer hookup, ceiling fans and fireplace. Community includes tennis court, BBQ grill, pool and 24-hour gym.
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50 Units Available
Cascades at Northlake
8700 Long Creek Club Dr
Charlotte, NC | Wedgewood
1 Bedroom
$1,079
771 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,230
1059 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,821
1366 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
Just south of the Northlake Mall. Travel throughout greater Charlotte via I-77 and I-485. Two pools with beach entry, outdoor TVs and cyber lounge. Granite counters and in-unit laundry with Bluetooth-enabled appointments in select units.
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14 Units Available
Cadence Music Factory
606 N Carolina Music Factory Blvd
Charlotte, NC | Fourth Ward
Studio
$1,112
599 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,301
889 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,580
1213 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
Brand new apartments in Uptown Charlotte's Entertainment District. Subway tile backsplash in kitchen, wood plank floors, fitness center, yoga studio and cyber cafe. Steps from CMCU Amphitheater, the Laugh Factory and many restaurants and bars.
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6 Units Available
Uptown Gardens Apartments
517 W 8th St
Charlotte, NC | Fourth Ward
1 Bedroom
$1,315
784 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,446
1052 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
Luxury community offers residents amenities like sundeck, parking and clubhouse. Units include details like large closets, patios and laundry. Located in excellent neighborhood, close to Mint Museum UPTOWN, McColl Center for Visual Art and more.
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10 Units Available
Asbury Flats
910 Walnut Ave
Charlotte, NC | Wesley Heights
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,205
747 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,549
1127 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
Great location in Charlotte, just minutes from Bryant Park. Units include amenities like oversized windows, European-style appliances and private balcony. Community offers residents gas grilling station, saltwater pool and fitness studio.
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7 Units Available
Yards at NoDa
703 Rollerton Rd
Charlotte, NC | North Charlotte
Studio
$1,160
631 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,261
812 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,757
1154 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
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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14 Units Available
Courtney Ridge Apartment Homes
920 Yorkmont Ridge Ln
Charlotte, NC | Eagle Lake
1 Bedroom
$1,124
889 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,276
1185 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,605
1418 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
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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15 Units Available
The Abbey
1415 Abbey Pl
Charlotte, NC | Madison Park
Studio
$1,136
610 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,435
787 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,693
1178 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
Enjoy convenient apartment amenities, including Google Fiber Internet access and elevator. Units include granite counters and stainless steel finished appliances. Located off Park Road with proximity to I-77, the Park Road Shopping Center and parks.
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7 Units Available
The Harlowe
10900 Point South Dr
Charlotte, NC | Brown Road
1 Bedroom
$1,025
712 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,155
996 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
Route 49 provides this property with several dining, entertainment and shopping options. The units in this community have been recently renovated and feature walk-in closets and extra storage. There's an on-site tennis court and pool.
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7 Units Available
Midwood Station
2013 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC | Plaza Midwood
1 Bedroom
$1,297
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,761
1086 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
This luxury community is in the heart of it all. Each home features quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and modern cabinetry. On-site rooftop access, resident culture brewery, fitness center and cycling classes.
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55 Units Available
Village at Commonwealth
1308 Lorna St
Charlotte, NC | Commonwealth
Studio
$1,224
670 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,425
811 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,838
1274 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
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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29 Units Available
Plantation Park
14325 Plantation Park Blvd
Charlotte, NC | Ballantyne West
1 Bedroom
$1,013
806 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,197
1070 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,564
1349 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 11:15 PM
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.

Median Rent in Charlotte

Last updated Dec. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Charlotte is $1,069, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,195.
Studio
$1,215
1 Bed
$1,069
2 Beds
$1,195
3+ Beds
$1,393
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In Charlotte, the median rent is $1,215 for a studio, $1,069 for a 1-bedroom, $1,195 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,393 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Charlotte, check out our monthly Charlotte Rent Report.
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In Charlotte, the median rent is $1,215 for a studio, $1,069 for a 1-bedroom, $1,195 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,393 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Charlotte, check out our monthly Charlotte Rent Report.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Charlotte. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Central Piedmont Community College, Johnson C Smith University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Queens University of Charlotte, and Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte.
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Median Rent in Charlotte

Last updated Dec. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Charlotte is $1,069, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,195.
Studio
$1,215
1 Bed
$1,069
2 Beds
$1,195
3+ Beds
$1,393

City Guide

Charlotte
"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'").
"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.

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NASCAR at Lowe's Speedway

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).

Things to Consider When Choosing your Charlotte Chateau:
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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

Charlotte Cityscape
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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

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City Guide

Charlotte
"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'").
"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!

NASCAR at Lowe's Speedway

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).

Things to Consider When Choosing your Charlotte Chateau:
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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

Charlotte Cityscape
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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

Rent Report
Charlotte

January 2021 Charlotte Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2021 Charlotte Rent Report. Charlotte rents remained steady 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 held steady over the past month

Charlotte rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, but are down moderately by 1.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Charlotte stand at $1,069 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,195 for a two-bedroom. Charlotte's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.3%, but exceeds the national average of -1.5%.

    Rents rising across cities in North Carolina

    While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Charlotte over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 7 of the largest 10 cities in North Carolina for which we have data. 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, Asheville is the most expensive of all North Carolina's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,392; of the 10 largest cities in North Carolina that we have data for, Durham and Cary, where two-bedrooms go for $1,153 and $1,325, are the two other major cities in the state besides Charlotte to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.8% and -1.8%).
    • Fayetteville, Greensboro, and Asheville have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (10.2%, 6.5%, and 5.4%, respectively).

    Charlotte rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

    As rents have fallen moderately in Charlotte, comparable cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Charlotte is also more affordable than most similar cities across the country.

    • Charlotte's median two-bedroom rent of $1,195 is above the national average of $1,090. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 1.3% decline in Charlotte.
    • While rents in Charlotte fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+4.2%) and Detroit (+1.4%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Charlotte than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,305, which is nearly twice 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.

    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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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.

    Read More

    January 2021 Charlotte Rent Report

    Welcome to the January 2021 Charlotte Rent Report. Charlotte rents remained steady 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.

    View full Rent Report

    January 2021 Charlotte Rent Report

    Welcome to the January 2021 Charlotte Rent Report. Charlotte rents remained steady 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 held steady over the past month

    Charlotte rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, but are down moderately by 1.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Charlotte stand at $1,069 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,195 for a two-bedroom. Charlotte's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.3%, but exceeds the national average of -1.5%.

      Rents rising across cities in North Carolina

      While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Charlotte over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 7 of the largest 10 cities in North Carolina for which we have data. 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, Asheville is the most expensive of all North Carolina's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,392; of the 10 largest cities in North Carolina that we have data for, Durham and Cary, where two-bedrooms go for $1,153 and $1,325, are the two other major cities in the state besides Charlotte to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.8% and -1.8%).
      • Fayetteville, Greensboro, and Asheville have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (10.2%, 6.5%, and 5.4%, respectively).

      Charlotte rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

      As rents have fallen moderately in Charlotte, comparable cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Charlotte is also more affordable than most similar cities across the country.

      • Charlotte's median two-bedroom rent of $1,195 is above the national average of $1,090. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 1.3% decline in Charlotte.
      • While rents in Charlotte fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+4.2%) and Detroit (+1.4%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Charlotte than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,305, which is nearly twice 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.

      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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      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.

      Charlotte Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      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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      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.