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Starting at $865
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The Bluffs
1850 Yellowstone Ct
Gastonia, NC
2 Bedrooms
$865
Conveniently located for commuters, just a 20-minute drive to downtown and close to Charlotte/Douglas International Airport. Units have a fireplace, garbage disposal and washer/dryer hookup. Community includes pool, gym and BBQ area.
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Starting at $1,129
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Loray Mill Lofts
300 S Firestone St
Gastonia, NC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,129
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Loft apartments in a converted mill, alongside shops and eateries. Its architecture includes rounded columns, spiral staircases and industrial chic design. Pool and mountain views.
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Starting at $755
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Destination at Union
1272 Union Rd
Gastonia, NC
1 Bedroom
$755
2 Bedrooms
$1,032
3 Bedrooms
$1,033
A beautiful community with lots of green space and a park-like setting. Each home includes a balcony, cathedral ceilings and an updated kitchen. Pet's welcomed. On-site pet park, gym and pool. Short-term lease available.
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Starting at $793
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Park at Cross Creek
2078 Keith Dr
Gastonia, NC
1 Bedroom
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3 Bedrooms
$793
These one- to four-bedroom apartment homes have been newly renovated and are pet friendly. In a quiet, residential neighborhood, the apartments are close to Gaston Memorial Hospital and I-85, and within commuting distance of Charlotte.
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Starting at $850
Updated 4 hrs ago
1018 Sims Cir
1018 Sims Cir
Gastonia, NC
3 Bedrooms
$850
Starting at $1,600
Updated 6 hrs ago
2749 Sawbridge Ln
2749 Sawbridge Ln
Gastonia, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
Starting at $695
Updated 2 days ago
303 Pinhook Loop Road
303 Pinhook Loop Road
Gastonia, NC
2 Bedrooms
$695
Starting at $900
Updated 2 days ago
408 N Morris Street
408 N Morris Street
Gastonia, NC
2 Bedrooms
$900
Starting at $1,895
Updated 3 days ago
2572 Holly Oak Lane
2572 Holly Oak Lane
Gastonia, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
Starting at $1,305
Updated 3 days ago
953 Willow Creek Drive
953 Willow Creek Drive
Gastonia, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,305
Starting at $1,250
Updated 4 days ago
1535 Westbrook Circle
1535 Westbrook Circle
Gastonia, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
Starting at $550
Updated 4 days ago
1411 Essex Street
1411 Essex Street
Gastonia, NC
Studio
$550
Starting at $750
Updated 5 days ago
1018 Sims Cir
1018 Sims Cir
Gastonia, NC
2 Bedrooms
$750
Starting at $1,128
Updated 5 days ago
1272 Union Road
1272 Union Road
Gastonia, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,128
Starting at $700
Updated 5 days ago
2813 Lowell Road Apartment A
2813 Lowell Road Apartment A
Gastonia, NC
2 Bedrooms
$700
Starting at $730
Updated 6 days ago
1272 Union Road
1272 Union Road
Gastonia, NC
1 Bedroom
$730
Starting at $1,012
Updated 6 days ago
1272 Union Road
1272 Union Road
Gastonia, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,012
Starting at $1,595
Updated 8 days ago
1262 Elgin Ct
1262 Elgin Ct
Gastonia, NC
4 Bedrooms
$1,595
Starting at $675
Updated 9 days ago
1100 Little Avenue Apt E
1100 Little Avenue Apt E
Gastonia, NC
2 Bedrooms
$675
Starting at $1,070
Updated 10 days ago
Woodhurst Court
Woodhurst Court
Gastonia, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,070
Starting at $725
Updated 10 days ago
3480 Jondon Lane
3480 Jondon Lane
Gastonia, NC
2 Bedrooms
$725
Starting at $765
Updated 11 days ago
408 North Vance Street
408 North Vance Street
Gastonia, NC
2 Bedrooms
$765
Starting at $2,195
Updated 11 days ago
4924 Wilcrest Court
4924 Wilcrest Court
Gastonia, NC
5 Bedrooms
$2,195
Starting at $725
Updated 11 days ago
3472 Jondon Lane
3472 Jondon Lane
Gastonia, NC
2 Bedrooms
$725

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City GuideGastonia

Political commentator and economist Thomas Sowell was born in Gastonia, and Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit attended high school here. Other notable residents include NASCAR drivers, basketball players and artists. Gastonia is a veritable hotbed of notable people.

Gastonia, with a population of just over 70,000, is a medium-sized city that is part of the Charlotte metropolitan area. Known for its beautiful weather, southern hospitality and botanical gardens, Gastonia is a wonderful place to raise a family or reinvent your life. This city is big enough to get lost in but small enough to feel homey. There is plenty to keep you entertained, both indoors and out, making Gastonia the perfect place for a relocation.

Moving to Gastonia

This is a southern state, so please bring your manners. Everything is very polite in Gastonia, and that includes renting an apartment. There is normally plenty to choose from, and the rates will largely depend on the amenities. To secure a place, have references from past landlords as well as your employer, proof of income and a security deposit. Pet references are not normally an issue, but if you have a large dog, you might want to include one just in case. Landlords will want to know in advance if Rover barks every two minutes or if Fluffy likes to spray the walls. You might even have to pay a pet deposit.

Neighborhoods

You know how some people get by with a little help from their friends? You won't really need that here. Housing tends to be affordable when compared to state and national averages, and there are quite a few neighborhoods from which you can choose. The cost of living beats national averages as well. Here are a few communities to consider:

Boogertown: The name might be giggle worthy, but the rents are affordable, and the area offers apartment complexes and single-family homes. Vacancy rates are pretty low, however. Bummer.

Elmores Crossroads: This area has a suburban feel and more single-family homes and townhomes than apartments for rent. If you do find an apartment rental here, you'll find that prices are about average for the city.

Gardner Park: You'll find lots of apartment homes and houses for rent here, at pretty affordable prices. What's to complain about?

East Gastonia: If you dig older homes and lower rental rates, check out rentals in this area. You'll find apartment complexes and houses as well as a mixture of renters and buyers. You'll also find a 23-percent vacancy rate.

Living in Gastonia

There is a lot to cover about life in Gastonia! Your evaluation of the area should start with the climate, as it is the reason for so many of the great things available in this city. Despite this being the state of North Carolina, it is actually pretty far south. As a result, you can expect hot, humid summers with cool winters. It gets cold here but not bone chilling. Because of this, there is a wide variety of outdoor activities that take place all year long.

Outdoor Activities

If you're one of those outdoorsy types who prefers hiking and biking to couch surfing, this is a fantastic place to live. Not only is the weather conducive to these activities, but the city makes sure its outdoor areas are well tended. If you want to do some hiking or rock climbing, hit the Tower Trail off Linwood Road. The views are amazing and the trail is accessible all year. This is the best place for rock climbing, but the hiking is great as well. Now, if your passion is mountain biking, try the Poston Trail in the same area.

Festivals

Perhaps you are more interested in festivals and fairs? Residents here can't get enough of them. There's at least one per month. The biggest is held on the 4th of July. The Red, White, and Freedom Festival includes an impressive fireworks display. There are also great festivals for the major holidays, and even the local museum gets in on Halloween each year, featuring activities for the entire family.

Culture

If you are more culturally inclined, you might want to join the Gaston County Art Guild. This guild will give you discount or free admission to shows, access to studio space and discounts from the galleries. There is a thriving art scene in Gastonia, and this is one way to be a big part of it.

Nightlife

If you are looking for a local hangout where you can have a few drinks and relax with friends, there are several options. Avoid Iconz on Westover unless you are in the mood for a huge party environment. It's a great place, but it's lively and not conducive to relaxing with friends or even having a real conversation. Freeman's Pub is better for relaxing. There is good food and plenty of beer and other assorted drinks. It's also much quieter.

Economics

It's not all fun and games in Gastonia. Thankfully, Gastonia and nearby Charlotte provide plenty of economic opportunity, so finding a job is easier here than in many other places. This may be important if your spouse will be looking for a job after your company relocation.

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Gastonia

May 2018 Gastonia Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Gastonia Rent Report. Gastonia rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Gastonia rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Gastonia rent trends were flat over the past month

Over the past month Gastonia rents have remained steady. Currently, median rents in Gastonia stand at $680 for a one-bedroom apartment and $790 for a two-bedroom. Gastonia's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.3%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

    Rents rising across cities in North Carolina

    Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Gastonia, but other cities across the entire state have seen rents increase. 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 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, Cary is the most expensive of all North Carolina's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,220; of the 10 largest North Carolina cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Winston-Salem experiencing the fastest growth (+4.6%).
    • High Point, Wilmington, and Greensboro have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.6%, 2.4%, and 2.4%, respectively).

    Gastonia rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    Rent growth in Gastonia has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. Gastonia is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Gastonia's median two-bedroom rent of $790 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Gastonia.
    • While rents in Gastonia remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.3%), Atlanta (+1.9%), and Denver (+1.6%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,030, $1,170, and $1,320 respectively.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Gastonia than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is nearly four times the price in Gastonia.

    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
    $950
    $1,110
    0.5%
    1.9%
    Concord
    $790
    $920
    0.9%
    -3.1%
    Gastonia
    $680
    $790
    0.1%
    0.4%
    Rock Hill
    $830
    $970
    0.6%
    0
    Huntersville
    $1,060
    $1,240
    0.7%
    -1%
    Matthews
    $990
    $1,160
    0.3%
    3.5%
    Cornelius
    $850
    $1,000
    1.4%
    -4%
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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:

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    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.

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