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District Flats at Summit and Church
1449 S Church St
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 11:38am
Studio
$1,386
1 Bedroom
$1,562
2 Bedrooms
$1,883
Exquisite apartments feature gorgeous skyline views, high ceilings and large rooms. There is in-unit laundry, hardwood floors and granite counters. Apartment amenities include valet service, a saltwater pool, gym and a bocce court.
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Rosecroft Apartments I
7204 Rosecroft Terrace Court
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 11:23am
2 Bedrooms
$930
3 Bedrooms
$1,020
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River Birch Apartments
8200 Riverbirch Dr
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 11:18am
1 Bedroom
$825
2 Bedrooms
$1,165
3 Bedrooms
$1,275
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5115 Park Place
5115 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 11:13am
1 Bedroom
$1,260
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
3 Bedrooms
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Modern property minutes from Downtown Charlotte. Updated amenities including hardwood floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. On-site amenities include yoga, media rooms, clubhouse and 24-hour gym. Pet-friendly.
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Vyne On Central
3214 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 10:58am
1 Bedroom
$1,145
2 Bedrooms
$1,199
Trendy apartments with modern decor located in the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood. Historic setting surrounded by art galleries, international restaurants and specialty shops. Apartments available with air conditioning, ceiling fans and stainless steel appliances.
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Thornberry
9920 Brickleberry Lane
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 10:36am
1 Bedroom
$1,374
2 Bedrooms
$1,743
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Arwen Vista
11505 Masterton Rd
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 10:33am
1 Bedroom
$880
2 Bedrooms
$1,165
3 Bedrooms
$1,449
Convenient access to I-485 and I-80. Plenty of parks nearby, including Rock City Campground. Brightly lit apartments offer in-unit laundry, 9-ft ceilings, crown moldings, and extra storage. Elevator, bike storage, yoga room.
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Hideaway Lakes
1825 Carrington Oaks Dr
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 10:21am
1 Bedroom
$1,010
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
3 Bedrooms
$1,475
These lakefront apartments are recently renovated and feature washer/dryer hookups and walk-in closets. Amenities include putting green, pool, gym, game room and more. There's also plenty to enjoy along nearby Shopton Road.
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Element Uptown
355 W Martin Luther King Blvd
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 10:17am
Studio
$1,400
1 Bedroom
$1,665
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
Great uptown location close to the Mint Museum, shops and entertainment. Community has a saltwater pool, club room and gym. Apartments feature stainless steel appliances, floor-to-ceiling windows and wood plank flooring.
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The Park at Steele Creek
13301 Crescent Springs Dr
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 09:04am
1 Bedroom
$955
2 Bedrooms
$1,015
3 Bedrooms
$1,425
Spacious apartments with fireplaces and walk-in closets. Ample on-site amenities, including a courtyard, tennis court and car wash area. Just minutes from McDowell Nature Preserve. Easy access to I-485.
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Metro 808
808 Hawthorne Ln
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 08:46am
Studio
$1,245
1 Bedroom
$1,256
2 Bedrooms
$2,008
Brand new, smoke-free, eco-friendly apartments. Luxury-style, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, in-home laundry. Enjoy 24-hour gym, game room, media room, business center, and pool. Pet-friendly, near Uptown Charlotte and NASCAR Hall of Fame.
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Museum Tower
525 S Church St
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 08:31am
1 Bedroom
$1,840
2 Bedrooms
$3,302
Luxury apartments feature modern cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and subway tile backsplash. Community has 24-hour concierge service, outdoor fireplace and grill, and business hub. Prime uptown location.
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Lincoln at Dilworth
905 Kenilworth Ave
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 07:16am
Studio
$1,285
1 Bedroom
$1,265
2 Bedrooms
$1,710
Homes with programmable thermostats, 10-foot ceilings and kitchen islands in a pet-friendly community. Residents have access to a sparkling pool and a fitness center, among other amenities. Less than 10 minutes from uptown Charlotte.
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LaVie SouthPark
5725 Carnegie Blvd
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 06:36am
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,160
2 Bedrooms
$1,630
Amenity-rich apartments south of downtown Charlotte. Easy access to Uptown and Lake Norman via I-77 and I-485. Saltwater pool, outdoor kitchen, two-level health club and yoga/barre studio. Residences feature stainless steel appliances and granite counters.
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Ashton Reserve
10320 Grobie Way
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 04:33am
1 Bedroom
$900
2 Bedrooms
$1,112
3 Bedrooms
$1,249
Ashton Reserve in Charlotte, NC, is a stylish build in Northlake, close to the I-77. Apartments come with luxury elements, including lofty ceilings, clean, stainless steel finishes, and a private patio/balcony. On-site pool and BBQ/grill.
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Ashford Green
230 Barton Creek Dr
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 03:22am
1 Bedroom
$965
2 Bedrooms
$1,120
3 Bedrooms
$1,355
Welcoming community with resort-style swimming pool and sundeck, fitness center and sports court. Located close to Blue Line light rail/LYNX and UNC campus. Units are recently renovated with fireplace and private patio/balcony.
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Ascent at Mallard Creek
2506 Hope Way Lane
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 03:22am
1 Bedroom
$1,050
2 Bedrooms
$1,375
3 Bedrooms
$1,625
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Colonial Grand at Legacy Park
8810 Legacy Park Dr
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 03:22am
1 Bedroom
$906
2 Bedrooms
$961
3 Bedrooms
$1,196
A resort-like community with a large pool, play area, clothes care center, and movie theater. Updated interiors include vaulted ceilings, lots of storage, walk-in closets, and track lighting.
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Enclave at Rivergate
12400 Toscana Way
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 03:22am
1 Bedroom
$1,028
2 Bedrooms
$1,072
3 Bedrooms
$1,432
This upscale community is near area highways and shopping. Apartments feature built-in computer desks, double sinks, and private patios or balconies. On-site pool, car care center, fitness center, and clubhouse.
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The Reserve at Providence
5931 Providence Rd
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 03:22am
1 Bedroom
$785
2 Bedrooms
$945
3 Bedrooms
$1,295
Apartments feature included cable, bathtub, stylish appliances and fireplace. Surrounded by relaxing woodlands, the community boasts dog park and grooming area, a sparkling pool and a gym.
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511 Queens
511 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 03:22am
2 Bedrooms
$1,946
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
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1225 South Church
1225 S Church St
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 03:22am
Studio
$1,073
1 Bedroom
$1,253
2 Bedrooms
$1,733
Stylish and modern apartments in the Historic South End. Residents have access to saltwater pools and a state-of-the-art fitness facility, all within walking distance of excellent uptown shopping and restaurants.
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Mallard Creek
420 Michelle Linnea Dr
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 03:22am
1 Bedroom
$924
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
Located near the University of North Carolina off I-485. One- and two-bedroom apartments in two-story buildings, all with washer/dryer hook-up, patio or balcony and granite counters. Amenities in this "green" community include a pool.
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Post Park At Phillips Place
4835 Cameron Valley Pkwy
Charlotte, NC
Updated April 26 at 03:22am
Studio
$1,270
1 Bedroom
$1,385
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
Close to Symphony Park. Landscaped apartment community with on-site restaurants and shops. Property offers an urban vegetable garden and walking trails. Multiple fitness amenities, including a swimming pool, fitness center and lighted tennis courts.
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City GuideCharlotte
"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).

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

May 2019 Charlotte Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2019 Charlotte Rent Report. Charlotte rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Charlotte rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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May 2019 Charlotte Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2019 Charlotte Rent Report. Charlotte rents increased 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 increased moderately over the past month

Charlotte rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Charlotte stand at $970 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,130 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in November of last year. Charlotte's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.8%, but exceeds the national average of 1.5%.

    Rents rising across cities in North Carolina

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Charlotte, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in North Carolina, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 2.8% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Cary is the most expensive of all North Carolina's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,270; of the 10 largest North Carolina cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Wilmington experiencing the fastest growth (+5.5%).
    • High Point, Cary, and Durham have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (5.2%, 4.4%, and 3.6%, respectively).

    Charlotte rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Charlotte, a few similar cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Charlotte is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

    • Charlotte's median two-bedroom rent of $1,130 is slightly below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 2.3% rise in Charlotte.
    • While Charlotte's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%), Atlanta (+2.4%), and Denver (+2.0%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Charlotte than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Charlotte.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Charlotte
    $970
    $1,130
    0.3%
    2.3%
    Concord
    $800
    $940
    1.1%
    1.2%
    Gastonia
    $700
    $820
    -0.5%
    3.6%
    Rock Hill
    $830
    $970
    0.6%
    0.3%
    Huntersville
    $1,130
    $1,320
    0.7%
    6.8%
    Matthews
    $1,200
    $1,400
    1.4%
    4%
    Cornelius
    $890
    $1,040
    1.7%
    4.1%
    Fort Mill
    $990
    $1,150
    1.1%
    4.1%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    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

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