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18 Units Available
Wildwood
1022 Forest Oak Dr
Charlotte, NC | Collingwood
1 Bedroom
$786
610 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
849 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
This pet-friendly community is convenient to The Park Road Shopping Center. Great community amenities include a clubhouse, pool, tennis court and 24-hour gym. Walk-in closets and fireplaces offered in-unit.
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24 Units Available
City Park View
1710 Piedmont Hills Pl
Charlotte, NC | Eagle Lake
1 Bedroom
$1,005
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,182
1149 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
City Park View Apartments offer upgraded units near downtown Charlotte, with a community pool and hiking trail access. Gourmet kitchens, high ceilings, stainless sinks and patios make this a luxurious, relaxing complex to call home.
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6 Units Available
Vanguard Northlake
11010 Northlake Landing Dr
Charlotte, NC | Wedgewood
1 Bedroom
$1,110
855 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,273
996 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,532
1196 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
A relaxed yet luxurious lifestyle in the heart of vibrant Charlotte. Close to I-485 and I-77. Desirable amenities include stainless steel appliances, granite counters and hardwood floors. Pool and 24-hour fitness center.
Verified
17 Units Available
Lodge at Mallard Creek
7815 Chelsea Jade Ln
Charlotte, NC | Prosperity Church Road
1 Bedroom
$915
865 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,170
1258 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Welcome to The Lodge at Mallard Creek, a luxury apartments community ensuring an ambiance of refinement and relaxation.The finest interior amenities await you in our selection of 7 spacious floor plans.
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10 Units Available
Park and Kingston
125 W Park Ave
Charlotte, NC | The South End
Studio
$1,065
532 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,290
827 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Historic South End, with I-277 minutes away. Walking distance to cafes and entertainment. Studios and 1-bedroom units with granite counters, in-unit laundry. Community offers package receiving, dog park, car charging station.
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13 Units Available
The Encore SouthPark
6205 Morrison Blvd
Charlotte, NC | Barclay Downs
1 Bedroom
$1,330
806 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,715
1201 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,635
1742 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Fully furnished homes with walk-in closets. Plenty of on-site amenities, including a sauna, guest suite, media room and conference room. Close to SouthPark Mall. Within a short drive of I-77.
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5 Units Available
Pavilion at UC
10425 Wheatside Dr
Charlotte, NC | Harris - Houston
1 Bedroom
$813
468 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,075
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1100 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Located between Highway 49 and I-485. Kitchen has range, refrigerator and a dishwasher. Carpet and hardwood flooring throughout. Residents have use of a pool, a playground and a gym.
Verified
28 Units Available
One 305 Central
1305 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC | Plaza Midwood
Studio
$1,040
523 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,094
774 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,526
1116 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Plaza Midwood neighborhood near Hwy 74. Plenty of cafes nearby. Apartments offer granite counters, walk-in closets and a private patio/balcony. Abundant community features, including fire pit, parking garage and 24-hour gym.
Verified
13 Units Available
Crossing at Reedy Creek
4400 John Penn Cir
Charlotte, NC | Oak Forest
1 Bedroom
$705
474 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Close to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Apartments feature eat-in kitchens with pantries, private patios and more. On-site playground, swimming pool, clubhouse and laundry. Organized social events foster community spirit among residents.
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8 Units Available
Highland Park at Northlake
7116 Finn Hall Ave
Charlotte, NC | Wedgewood
1 Bedroom
$1,065
776 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,230
1108 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,490
1359 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Luxury apartments feature energy-efficient construction, tech center, clubhouse and resort-style pool. Spacious apartments offer gourmet kitchens, walk-in closets, alarm systems and garages. Easy access to restaurants, schools and shopping. Near I-485 and I-77.
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11 Units Available
Fountains Southend
126 New Bern St
Charlotte, NC | Sedgefield
Studio
$1,135
528 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,255
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,880
1105 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Luxury apartments with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and gourmet kitchens. Resort-style grounds feature a Lynx cafe, pool, VR fitness studio, pet spa and rooftop terrace. Adjacent to New Bern Station of the Lynx Rail.
Verified
11 Units Available
Ayrsley Lofts
9336 Kings Parade Blvd
Charlotte, NC | Olde Whitehall
Studio
$1,090
616 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,090
737 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,320
1083 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Luxury community offers residents community grills, fire pits and a saltwater pool. Units feature washer/dryer, spacious closets and ceramic-top stoves. Great neighborhood, just steps from bowling alley, boxing gym and more than 14 restaurants.
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28 Units Available
Venue
2512 Weddington Ave
Charlotte, NC | Elizabeth
1 Bedroom
$1,113
811 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,559
1234 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
One- and two-bedroom luxury apartments near major employers, dining, shopping, public transit and US-74. Modern kitchens with granite counters, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, walk-in closets, in-unit laundry. Pet-friendly community with pool, gym, business center.
Verified
9 Units Available
Radbourne Lake Apartments
3209 Westbury Lake Dr
Charlotte, NC | Prosperity Church Road
1 Bedroom
$969
901 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,159
1198 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Beautiful brick and vinyl exteriors with quaint and charming landscape. Well-lit interior spaces with fireplace, spacious seating areas, fully-equipped kitchen and dining area. Built-in bookshelves and large closets.
Verified
11 Units Available
Timbercreek
1100 Falls Creek Ln
Charlotte, NC | Collingwood
Studio
$891
407 sqft
1 Bedroom
$816
561 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,143
847 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Close to Uptown Charlotte and I-77. Recently renovated units have washer and dryer hookups, fireplaces and extra storage. Tenants enjoy a swimming pool, barbecue area and dog park.
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9 Units Available
Ardmore Kings Grant
9015 Kings Grant Dr
Charlotte, NC | Mallard Creek - Withrow Downs
1 Bedroom
$1,027
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,202
1050 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,428
1430 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Located just off I-485 connector near shopping at Concord Mills Mall. On-site amenities include a grilling pavilion, fitness center, car wash, and high-tech business center. Spacious interiors. Pet-park and saltwater pool on-site.
Verified
22 Units Available
Bexley Steelecroft
13900 Steelecroft Farm Lane
Charlotte, NC | Steele Creek
1 Bedroom
$989
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,129
1094 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,559
1309 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Ideally located at Steele Creek just minutes from Lake Wylie, Uptown Charlotte, and the airport, our location means you will be near everything! Outstanding amenities include a redesigned 24-Hour clubhouse with Starbucks coffee bar, cardio/strength
Verified
16 Units Available
Bexley at Springs Farm
3300 Open Field Lane
Charlotte, NC | Wessex Square
1 Bedroom
$1,039
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,349
1083 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,934
1595 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Located at the corner of Providence Road and Highway 51 across from the Arboretum Shopping Center, Bexley at Springs Farm sets the standard for convenient and elegant living in South Charlotte.
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2 Units Available
Ashley Square at SouthPark
4845 Ashley Park Ln
Charlotte, NC | Foxcroft
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$1,095
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Welcome home to Ashley Square at South Park, located in one of the most prestigious and desirable neighborhoods of Charlotte.
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26 Units Available
Silos South End
131 Poindexter Drive
Charlotte, NC | The South End
Studio
$1,155
596 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,360
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,860
1206 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Prime South End location with easy access to highways and Lynx public transportation. Ten-foot ceilings, granite counters, stainless appliances and in-unit laundry. Community features 24-hour gym, pool and dog park.
Verified
17 Units Available
Bexley Crossing at Providence
11215 Club Creek Lane
Charlotte, NC | Ballantyne West
1 Bedroom
$1,019
751 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,394
1135 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,734
1352 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Nestled in a peaceful wooded setting in Ballantyne, Bexley Crossing sets the standard for elegant and convenient living, all within minutes of I-485, I-77, Uptown Charlotte, and CLT Airport.
Verified
16 Units Available
Hawthorne at the Greene
13625 Haven Ridge Ln
Charlotte, NC | Bradfield Farms
1 Bedroom
$1,060
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,230
1058 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,542
1153 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Located near SR 24 with easy access to I-495, these one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments all have granite counters, washer/dryer hookups and hardwood floors. Pet friendly community with a dog park, pool and Internet cafe.
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17 Units Available
Promenade Park
11115 Shadow Grove Cir
Charlotte, NC | Ballantyne West
1 Bedroom
$1,220
951 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,570
1295 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,825
1575 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Just north of I-485 and south of the Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Community packed with amenities including a pool, dog park and media room. Apartments have in-unit laundry and granite counters.
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23 Units Available
Gramercy Square At Ayrsley
3201 Windshire Ln
Charlotte, NC | Olde Whitehall
1 Bedroom
$1,085
752 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
1179 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,590
1302 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:43 PM
Within walking distance to some of Ayrsley's finest shops, move theaters and restaurants. Apartments feature chef-inspired kitchens with espresso cabinets, granite-style counters and stainless finish appliances. High-speed internet and cable TV available.

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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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.