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Haven at Rivergate
14710 Kilkenny Hill Ln
Charlotte, NC | Yorkshire
1 Bedroom
$1,113
804 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,388
1203 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
A modern community within a short walk to area amenities. On-site pet park, bike rack, salt water pool, and fitness center. Apartments offer nine-foot ceilings, granite countertops, and open floor plans.
Verified
11 Units Available
Dwell at Carmel
4012 Quail Forest Dr
Charlotte, NC | Mountainbrook
1 Bedroom
$900
635 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1046 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,460
1233 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
Modern homes with 10-foot ceilings, energy-efficient appliances, and extra storage. Community includes a coffee bar, hammock garden, and dog park. Near Quail Hollow Club. Close to I-485.
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61 Units Available
Cortland Noda
1700 North Brevard Street
Charlotte, NC | Optimist Park
Studio
$1,218
582 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,247
803 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,672
1177 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
Located minutes away from eclectic shops, galleries, cafes, and music venues, our community delivers you to the heart of NoDa - Charlotte's favorite arts and entertainment district.
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8 Units Available
Magnolia Terrace Apartment Homes
8301 Paces Oaks Blvd
Charlotte, NC | College Downs
1 Bedroom
$1,001
678 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,215
1071 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
With three different interior styles, you can choose a one, two or three bedroom floor plan to fit your needs. Open-concept common areas come with your choice of premium finishes for cabinets, countertops and appliances.
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18 Units Available
The Maxwell at Highland Creek
5410 Prosperity Ridge Rd
Charlotte, NC | Prosperity Church Road
1 Bedroom
$1,170
794 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1066 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,360
1100 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
Gorgeous apartments feature 9-foot ceilings, designer appliances, custom kitchen and balconies. Garden tubs available in select units. Amenities include saltwater pool, pet wash station, covered car care and walking trail. Close to restaurants and shops.
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29 Units Available
Solis City Park
2322 Arbor Loop Drive
Charlotte, NC
Studio
$1,109
624 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,220
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,475
1161 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
Solis City Park is a haven from the pace of modern life. Escape here, and feel like you're missing nothing at all. Guided by an approach of thoughtful sensibility, our residences offer the best of Solis-quality craftsmanship.
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9 Units Available
The Weathersby Apartments
8415 University Station Cir
Charlotte, NC | West Sugar Creek
2 Bedrooms
$1,359
1213 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,676
1305 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
Located just minutes away from Shoppes at Davis Lakes and a short drive to nearby malls. Gated community with pet park, fitness center and shimmering pool. New appliances and bright, light-filled apartments.
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110 Units Available
Bainbridge NoDa
2509 North Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC | Optimist Park
Studio
$1,238
695 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,263
936 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,738
1115 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
Bainbridge NoDa is a place where creativity blooms and comfort is second nature. Residents can find inspiration in distinctively designed modern townhomes, studios, and 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes.
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37 Units Available
Allure Apartments
5720 Carnegie Blvd
Charlotte, NC | Barclay Downs
Studio
$1,235
647 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,290
843 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1185 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
Chic apartments with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Onsite amenities include a pool, fire pit and cyber cafe. Close to Symphony Park. Easy access to Tyvola Road and I-77.
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27 Units Available
Element SouthPark
4425 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC | Foxcroft
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,945
826 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,520
1591 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
Discover Element SouthPark. This brand new community delivers a wide selection of great amenities including convenient on-site parking options, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and stainless steel appliances.
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16 Units Available
Maddox South End
2630 South Boulevard
Charlotte, NC | Sedgefield
Studio
$1,375
728 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,495
795 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,558
1273 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
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16 Units Available
Rock Creek at Ballantyne Commons
7810 Spindletop Pl
Charlotte, NC | Piper Glen Estates
1 Bedroom
$1,110
834 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,333
1199 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,540
1999 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
Recently renovated units are air conditioned and smoke-free. Go high tech with key fob access. Community contains coffee bar and media room. Lots of shopping and dining options at nearby Stonecrest Shopping Center.
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76 Units Available
Hazel Southpark
4401 Barclay Downs Drive
Charlotte, NC | Barclay Downs
1 Bedroom
$1,460
799 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,645
1255 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,000
1918 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
There is just no comparison when it comes to other apartments in SouthPark. The Hazel offers an unsurpassed level of living indulgences.
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22 Units Available
Mosby University City
404 Gallop Ln
Charlotte, NC | Newell South
1 Bedroom
$1,046
797 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,304
1141 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,624
1405 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
At Mosby University City, we blend modern luxuries with Southern charm, high-end interiors with serene outdoor spaces, and tech integrations with luxe finishes.
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33 Units Available
Loft One35
135 W Morehead St
Charlotte, NC | The South End
Studio
$1,199
531 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,315
813 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,843
1354 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
Pet-friendly apartment community features pet grooming station and bike storage for convenience. Situated off I-277 and close to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Units have large closets for extra storage.
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39 Units Available
Verde at McCullough Station
8320 University Executive Park Drive
Charlotte, NC | Mineral Springs
Studio
$1,067
633 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,176
782 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,531
1102 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
Verde at McCullough station presents residents with a life of convenience in the premier destination of University City.
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30 Units Available
Novel Stonewall Station
400 E Stonewall St
Charlotte, NC | Second Ward
Studio
$1,115
539 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,512
784 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,566
1312 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
Located close to the Uptown area, this development offers a variety of high-rise units and floorplans. Amenities include 10' ceilings, subway tile backsplashes and base cabinets.
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37 Units Available
Beverley
11936 North Community House Road
Charlotte, NC | Whiteoak
1 Bedroom
$1,355
719 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,729
1104 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
At Beverley, home is a retreat. With a rooftop deck, spacious, upscale clubhouse, high-end fitness center, outdoor putting greens, and resort-style saltwater pool, residents can live luxuriously.
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8 Units Available
Centro Railyard Apartments
1425 Winnifred St
Charlotte, NC | The South End
Studio
$1,160
396 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,140
868 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
Centro Railyard is a vibrant new apartment community located in Charlotte's premier South End neighborhood and connected to The RailYard, one of the most exciting destination locations to work and play featuring WeWork, Rhino Market & Deli and
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19 Units Available
Presley Uptown
900 E Stonewall St
Charlotte, NC | Second Ward
Studio
$1,095
588 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,286
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,625
1194 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
New community with luxury units featuring scenic city views. Granite countertops, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances. Residents have access to pool, 24-hour gym, hot tub, dog park, game room, courtyard, and clubhouse.
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18 Units Available
The Lowrie Signature Apartments
3570 Toringdon Way
Charlotte, NC | Whiteoak
1 Bedroom
$1,224
763 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,477
1130 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,092
1336 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
New construction community in Ballantyne, a highly desirable community and within biking distance of area parks. On-site amenities include a rooftop lounge. Apartments feature stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and large kitchen islands.
Verified
5 Units Available
Arbor Steele Creek Apartment Homes
12235 Stone Arbor Way
Charlotte, NC | Yorkshire
1 Bedroom
$940
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,128
900 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
Located near the Steele Creek area. On-site playground, business café, fitness studio, and lanai with a grilling area. Spacious interiors with walk-in closets, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances.
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11 Units Available
Overton Row
1201 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC | Plaza Midwood
Studio
$986
654 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,297
809 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,578
1132 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
Great location close to Uptown and the South End. Homes have designer kitchens, white Shaker cabinetry, and subway tile backsplashes. Residents enjoy communal clubhouse, fitness center, pool, and more.
Verified
14 Units Available
The Gibson
1000 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC | Elizabeth
1 Bedroom
$1,271
729 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,854
1029 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 01:11 PM
Stylish apartments with top-quality finishes, open layouts and gourmet kitchens. Community includes a yoga studio, courtyard and conference room. Close to I-277. Near American Legion Memorial Stadium.

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.