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103 Apartments for rent in Greensboro, NC

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Hewitt Area
Downtown Greensboro
Check out 101 verified apartments for rent in Greensboro, NC with rents starting as low as $550. Some apartments for rent in Greensboro might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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2 Units Available
Allerton Place Apartment Homes
3201 Allerton Cir
Greensboro, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,040
1169 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:48 PM
Close to I-40 and near shopping and dining locations. Updated amenities including a gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and intrusion alarms. Onsite features including a playground, pool, fitness center, sports court, and golf course access.
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6 Units Available
The Arbors
1007 Pineland St , Greensboro, NC
Hewitt Area
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$785
950 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$895
1150 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:55 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Arbors in Greensboro. View photos, descriptions and more!
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22 Units Available
Encore North
3619 N Elm St
Greensboro, NC
1 Bedroom
$985
825 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,034
1159 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 07:56 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Encore North in Greensboro. View photos, descriptions and more!
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25 Units Available
7029 West
7029 W Friendly Ave
Greensboro, NC
1 Bedroom
$858
774 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,035
1131 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,459
1524 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 07:56 PM
Upscale floor plans overlooking the pool area. Apartments feature granite countertops and a fireplace. On-site amenities include a tennis court, playground, internet cafe and 24-hour cardio studio. Garage available. Dog park on site.
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1 Unit Available
Enclave at Deep River
4203 River Birch Loop
Greensboro, NC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,023
1151 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 07:56 PM
Designed for comfort and convenience, these units come in one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations. Amenities include dishwashers, stainless steel appliances, vaulted ceilings, and private patios and balconies.
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17 Units Available
The Avenue
5939 W Friendly Ave
Greensboro, NC
1 Bedroom
$765
781 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$830
999 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:56 PM
This pet-friendly community is within walking distance of Harris Teeter and Starbucks. On-site bark park, walking trails, and a fitness center. Each apartment offers washer and dryer connections, large kitchens, and storage.
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20 Units Available
Legacy at Twin Oaks
5269 Hilltop Rd
Greensboro, NC
1 Bedroom
$924
769 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$998
1090 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,315
1283 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:41 PM
In-unit amenities include walk in closets, ice maker, and extra storage. Community offers 24-hour gym, coffee bar, dog park, and more. Located close to shopping, dining, and entertainment.
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11 Units Available
Brassfield Park Apartments
1921 New Garden Rd
Greensboro, NC
1 Bedroom
$964
774 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,129
1095 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 06:41 PM
Ideal for commuters with a central location to I-40, I-73 and Route 68. Cyber caf̩, outdoor kitchen area, leash-free bark park, and car care center on site for residents to enjoy.
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20 Units Available
The Reserve at Greenwood
515 Carowill Dr
Greensboro, NC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,300
1191 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1304 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:41 PM
Welcome to the Reserve at Greenwood, a BRAND NEW apartment community offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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7 Units Available
Abbington Place
1521 Bridford Pkwy
Greensboro, NC
1 Bedroom
$935
873 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,041
1091 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,304
1418 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:41 PM
Pet-friendly apartments with dog park. New business center, lounge and car care center available. Tennis courts, sand volleyball and swimming pool available. Close to area universities and public schools.
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4 Units Available
Landon Creek
4495 Old Battleground Rd, Apt 1H
Greensboro, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,010
905 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,080
1065 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:41 PM
Your brand new home awaits you at Landon Creek Apartments, a premier location in the heart of Greensboro.
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7 Units Available
Reserve at Bridford
1402 Bridford Pkwy
Greensboro, NC
1 Bedroom
$858
729 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,039
985 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,259
1247 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:41 PM
Luxurious Greensboro homes in well-maintained community with private lake. Units have gourmet kitchens, ice makers and 9-foot ceilings. Coffee bar, clubhouse and car wash area. Just north of I-73. Cats and dogs allowed.
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1 Unit Available
Kirkwood Place
2828 Lawndale Drive , Greensboro, NC
Kirkwood
1 Bedroom
$1,069
817 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 06:41 PM
Greensboro's newest mixed-use upscale apartment homes and retail space. Offering distinct, luxurious residences focused on sophistication and opportuneness living.
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15 Units Available
Waterford Place
101 Shore Lake Dr , Greensboro, NC
Lake Shore
1 Bedroom
$1,085
900 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,245
1180 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,438
1477 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:41 PM
Located in a serene area, these recently renovated apartments feature a fireplace, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. On-site tennis court, gym, pool and playground. Smoke-free community with a putting green and dog park.
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8 Units Available
Pinecroft Place
1606 J Pinecroft Rd
Greensboro, NC
1 Bedroom
$840
664 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$935
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 06:41 PM
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13 Units Available
Drawbridge Creek
3520 Drawbridge Pkwy
Greensboro, NC
1 Bedroom
$698
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$999
1112 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,071
1278 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:41 PM
Ready-to-move-in apartment homes in Greensboro, near I-73. Unit features include custom cabinetry, black kitchen appliances and wood-style floors. Tennis court, volleyball court and trash valet located on site. Close to Piedmont Triad International Airport.
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10 Units Available
Piedmont Place
5817 Garden Village Ct
Greensboro, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,191
863 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,436
1199 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
For those seeking a life of convenience and sophistication, welcome home to Greensboro's premier boutique community - Piedmont Place Apartments.
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6 Units Available
Greenway at Stadium Park
451 N Eugene St , Greensboro, NC
Downtown Greensboro
1 Bedroom
$1,149
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
1114 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
Seize your chance to live in one of the premier apartment communities in Downtown Greensboro, NC. Picture coming home every day to your own retreat, a comfortable home, and amenities tailored to enhance your life.
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15 Units Available
Greenway at Fisher Park
404 West Smith St , Greensboro, NC
Downtown Greensboro
1 Bedroom
$995
678 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,399
1007 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
This is your chance to enjoy one of the premier apartment communities in downtown Greensboro, NC. Picture coming home every day to the warm embrace of a comfortable home with thoughtful amenities tailored to enhance your life.
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1 Unit Available
Hanover Terrace
3911 Marchester Way , Greensboro, NC
Sedge Field
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$859
943 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
One- and two-bedroom apartments just minutes from grocery stores, I-85 and I-73. Community has a pool and sundeck, and a fitness center. Apartments feature patios/balconies, washer/dryer hookups and extra storage.
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4 Units Available
Hawthorne at Friendly
900 Hobbs Road
Greensboro, NC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,585
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,799
1109 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
Experience luxury at a new level at Hawthorne at Friendly, a brand new luxury apartment community offering upscale studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes with market-leading amenities, custom designer features, and walkability to
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2 Units Available
Woodland Park
3047 Pisgah Pl , Greensboro, NC
Natchez Trace
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,010
1027 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
Close to downtown Greensboro, with such community amenities as a swimming pool, a state-of-the-art business center and a 24-hour fitness center. Homes have walk-in closets, private patios and wood-burning fireplaces.
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2 Units Available
Hawthorne at Oak Ridge
5855 Old Oak Ridge Rd
Greensboro, NC
1 Bedroom
$728
595 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
Modern homes with extra storage and brushed nickel hardware. Community highlights include a sand volleyball court, picnic area, and coffee bar. Easy access to I-73 and Piedmont Triad International Airport.
Verified
4 Units Available
Yester Oaks
100 Yester Oaks Way , Greensboro, NC
Lawndale Homes
2 Bedrooms
$1,010
1066 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,144
1429 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
A wooded area of the city. A gated community featuring racquetball and tennis courts, a pool, playground and gym. Fireplaces available. Walk-in closets provided. Lots of storage.
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In Greensboro, the median rent is $678 for a studio, $760 for a 1-bedroom, $897 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,201 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Greensboro, check out our monthly Greensboro Rent Report.
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In Greensboro, the median rent is $678 for a studio, $760 for a 1-bedroom, $897 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,201 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Greensboro, check out our monthly Greensboro Rent Report.
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Median Rent in Greensboro

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Greensboro is $760, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $897.
Studio
$678
1 Bed
$760
2 Beds
$897
3+ Beds
$1,201
City GuideGreensboro
Greetings, one and all, and welcome to your virtual one-stop shop for your apartment hunting escapades! Greensboro, North Carolina, is both a lively college town and an old-fashioned, family-friendly Southern burg and boasts some of the Tar Heel State’s most affordable renting options. Sound like a good fit for you? Then stick with us, because we’ve got the answers to all your Greensboro-related questions …
Greetings, one and all, and welcome to your virtual one-stop shop for your apartment hunting escapades! Greensboro, North Carolina, is both a lively college town and an old-fashioned, family-friendly Southern burg and boasts some of the Tar Heel State’s most affordable renting options. Sound like a good fit for you? Then stick with us, because we’ve got the answers to all your Greensboro-related questions …

Having trouble with Craigslist Greensboro? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Who lives in Greensboro, anyway?

Several colleges call Greensboro home, most notably UNC Greensboro, whose student population exceeds 17,000. There’s definitely a collegiate vibe to many parts of Greensboro, especially the downtown area, which is dotted with art galleries, eateries, and bars, bars, and a few more bars that appeal mostly to the under-40 crowd.

Combined with neighbors High Point and Winston-Salem, Greensboro is part of the bustling metropolitan region known as the “Triad,” which is home to more than a million residents, including recent grads, families with children, and retirees. So no matter what walk of life you hail from, you’re bound to find some kindred souls in Greensboro.

Who lives in Greensboro, anyway?
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Several colleges call Greensboro home, most notably UNC Greensboro, whose student population exceeds 17,000. There’s definitely a collegiate vibe to many parts of Greensboro, especially the downtown area, which is dotted with art galleries, eateries, and bars, bars, and a few more bars that appeal mostly to the under-40 crowd.

Combined with neighbors High Point and Winston-Salem, Greensboro is part of the bustling metropolitan region known as the “Triad,” which is home to more than a million residents, including recent grads, families with children, and retirees. So no matter what walk of life you hail from, you’re bound to find some kindred souls in Greensboro.

What’s with the “Greensboring” nickname?

Now that the inner city has received a major facelift, you’re less likely to hear the “Greensboring” moniker. Once largely abandoned by five P.M., the downtown streets are now crawling with bar hoppers, sidewalk surfers, shoppers, and theater, music, and art enthusiasts on most nights. NewBridge Bank Park, home of the minor league baseball club the Grasshoppers, is also centrally located in the downtown area, while many other parts of the city boast a plethora of parks, playgrounds, and trails geared towards nature lovers and families.

Still, it’s important to realize that Greensboro remains a traditional Southern community, and many parts of the city are more sluggish than some outsiders might be used to. If you appreciate peace and quiet with an occasional sprinkling of excitement, you’ll love Greensboro. On the other hand, if you’re moving to the city expecting something akin to Key West, the first item on your apartment hunting checklist should be getting your noggin examined.

What’s with the “Greensboring” nickname?
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Now that the inner city has received a major facelift, you’re less likely to hear the “Greensboring” moniker. Once largely abandoned by five P.M., the downtown streets are now crawling with bar hoppers, sidewalk surfers, shoppers, and theater, music, and art enthusiasts on most nights. NewBridge Bank Park, home of the minor league baseball club the Grasshoppers, is also centrally located in the downtown area, while many other parts of the city boast a plethora of parks, playgrounds, and trails geared towards nature lovers and families.

Still, it’s important to realize that Greensboro remains a traditional Southern community, and many parts of the city are more sluggish than some outsiders might be used to. If you appreciate peace and quiet with an occasional sprinkling of excitement, you’ll love Greensboro. On the other hand, if you’re moving to the city expecting something akin to Key West, the first item on your apartment hunting checklist should be getting your noggin examined.

Which parts of town are best for young people? Families? Budget-minded leasers?

A variety of Greensboro neighborhoods offer their own perks and quirks, so take the time to scope them out in advance before sealing a deal for an apartment. College Hill (big surprise alert!), located just west of downtown, is a popular stomping grounds for UNC and Greensboro college students and features a variety of historic homesteads for rent. Downtown and the neighborhoods surrounding it, such as the prestigious Aycock Historic District to the north and the revamped Southside neighborhood, feature a variety of single family homes, townhouses, lofts and condos. The southwestern ‘hoods are perhaps the most spacious (and usually pricy) areas of the city, while the most affordable crash pads can be found along the eastern and southern city borders. Keep in mind, though, that you get what you pay for

Which parts of town are best for young people? Families? Budget-minded leasers?
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A variety of Greensboro neighborhoods offer their own perks and quirks, so take the time to scope them out in advance before sealing a deal for an apartment. College Hill (big surprise alert!), located just west of downtown, is a popular stomping grounds for UNC and Greensboro college students and features a variety of historic homesteads for rent. Downtown and the neighborhoods surrounding it, such as the prestigious Aycock Historic District to the north and the revamped Southside neighborhood, feature a variety of single family homes, townhouses, lofts and condos. The southwestern ‘hoods are perhaps the most spacious (and usually pricy) areas of the city, while the most affordable crash pads can be found along the eastern and southern city borders. Keep in mind, though, that you get what you pay for

Are apartments affordable and available?

The average rental unit in Greensboro goes for less than $700, but prices vary depending on location and amenities. Occupancy rates tend to spike just before the fall semester, so don’t be a procrastinator and wait until the last minute to begin your search. Fortunately, students can find living quarters within stumbling distance of campus for some ridiculously low prices (often $400 or less for a basic 1BR unit). Many of these budget-friendly apartments are basically glorified dorm rooms, though, so don’t expect to have a whole lot of wiggle room if you go this route.

Studio pads, lofts, and condos have become increasingly in vogue in the downtown area, where leasers can usually find spacious digs (often 1000-plus square feet) for well under a grand. Apartments are less prevalent in the more prestigious parts of town like Irving Park and the southwestern neighborhoods, but some are available and usually won’t cost you more than $600-$800.

Are apartments affordable and available?
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The average rental unit in Greensboro goes for less than $700, but prices vary depending on location and amenities. Occupancy rates tend to spike just before the fall semester, so don’t be a procrastinator and wait until the last minute to begin your search. Fortunately, students can find living quarters within stumbling distance of campus for some ridiculously low prices (often $400 or less for a basic 1BR unit). Many of these budget-friendly apartments are basically glorified dorm rooms, though, so don’t expect to have a whole lot of wiggle room if you go this route.

Studio pads, lofts, and condos have become increasingly in vogue in the downtown area, where leasers can usually find spacious digs (often 1000-plus square feet) for well under a grand. Apartments are less prevalent in the more prestigious parts of town like Irving Park and the southwestern neighborhoods, but some are available and usually won’t cost you more than $600-$800.

I’m ready to commit to an apartment. What’s my next step?

Along with your leasing application, you’ll need to show proof of income, banking statements, and proof of renter’s history (or have a reputable co-signer). When you’re ready to move in, inspect the unit carefully and make sure everything is up to par, including appliances, sinks, showers, and toilets. Most traditional apartment complexes in Greensboro require an initial deposit that’s only refundable if you keep your place in tip-top shape, so point out any imperfections (even the most minor ones) to management before you settle in, or else you run the risk of losing your deposit over a preexisting blemish.

Also, read your lease carefully and don’t hesitate to ask questions. Landlords in Greensboro have drastically different rules regarding subletting, roommates, and smoking, so peruse your lease’s fine print before signing it. Many apartments near campus don’t allow pets, meanwhile, so we suggest you think twice before buying that Saint Bernard you’ve had your eye on.

I’m ready to commit to an apartment. What’s my next step?
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Along with your leasing application, you’ll need to show proof of income, banking statements, and proof of renter’s history (or have a reputable co-signer). When you’re ready to move in, inspect the unit carefully and make sure everything is up to par, including appliances, sinks, showers, and toilets. Most traditional apartment complexes in Greensboro require an initial deposit that’s only refundable if you keep your place in tip-top shape, so point out any imperfections (even the most minor ones) to management before you settle in, or else you run the risk of losing your deposit over a preexisting blemish.

Also, read your lease carefully and don’t hesitate to ask questions. Landlords in Greensboro have drastically different rules regarding subletting, roommates, and smoking, so peruse your lease’s fine print before signing it. Many apartments near campus don’t allow pets, meanwhile, so we suggest you think twice before buying that Saint Bernard you’ve had your eye on.

What’s the best way to bum around town?

It all depends on what part of town you’re staying in and what your travel needs are. If you’re a student living near campus, you can likely survive as a foot soldier in Greensboro, or else use the HEAT city bus system, which is free to students (and only about a buck for all other passengers). Still, most residents, especially the city’s workforce, rely on their own vehicles to get around. Aside from downtown and its adjacent historical districts, Greensboro is hardly a walker/biker-friendly town, so in order to shop, bank, work, and socialize conveniently you’ll likely need your own set of wheels.

Parking and traffic, fortunately, are rarely issues in Greensboro, although finding a parking spot in College Hill can be a challenge, since the tendency for College Joes in the area is to cram as many residents under one roof as the law of physics allows. Aside from College Hill, though, navigating the streets of Greensboro is generally smooth sailing. And now, brave apartment hunter, you’re all set to begin your bold and fearless journey! So welcome to Greensboro and happy hunting!

What’s the best way to bum around town?
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It all depends on what part of town you’re staying in and what your travel needs are. If you’re a student living near campus, you can likely survive as a foot soldier in Greensboro, or else use the HEAT city bus system, which is free to students (and only about a buck for all other passengers). Still, most residents, especially the city’s workforce, rely on their own vehicles to get around. Aside from downtown and its adjacent historical districts, Greensboro is hardly a walker/biker-friendly town, so in order to shop, bank, work, and socialize conveniently you’ll likely need your own set of wheels.

Parking and traffic, fortunately, are rarely issues in Greensboro, although finding a parking spot in College Hill can be a challenge, since the tendency for College Joes in the area is to cram as many residents under one roof as the law of physics allows. Aside from College Hill, though, navigating the streets of Greensboro is generally smooth sailing. And now, brave apartment hunter, you’re all set to begin your bold and fearless journey! So welcome to Greensboro and happy hunting!

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City GuideGreensboro
Greetings, one and all, and welcome to your virtual one-stop shop for your apartment hunting escapades! Greensboro, North Carolina, is both a lively college town and an old-fashioned, family-friendly Southern burg and boasts some of the Tar Heel State’s most affordable renting options. Sound like a good fit for you? Then stick with us, because we’ve got the answers to all your Greensboro-related questions …
Greetings, one and all, and welcome to your virtual one-stop shop for your apartment hunting escapades! Greensboro, North Carolina, is both a lively college town and an old-fashioned, family-friendly Southern burg and boasts some of the Tar Heel State’s most affordable renting options. Sound like a good fit for you? Then stick with us, because we’ve got the answers to all your Greensboro-related questions …

Having trouble with Craigslist Greensboro? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Who lives in Greensboro, anyway?

Several colleges call Greensboro home, most notably UNC Greensboro, whose student population exceeds 17,000. There’s definitely a collegiate vibe to many parts of Greensboro, especially the downtown area, which is dotted with art galleries, eateries, and bars, bars, and a few more bars that appeal mostly to the under-40 crowd.

Combined with neighbors High Point and Winston-Salem, Greensboro is part of the bustling metropolitan region known as the “Triad,” which is home to more than a million residents, including recent grads, families with children, and retirees. So no matter what walk of life you hail from, you’re bound to find some kindred souls in Greensboro.

Who lives in Greensboro, anyway?
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Several colleges call Greensboro home, most notably UNC Greensboro, whose student population exceeds 17,000. There’s definitely a collegiate vibe to many parts of Greensboro, especially the downtown area, which is dotted with art galleries, eateries, and bars, bars, and a few more bars that appeal mostly to the under-40 crowd.

Combined with neighbors High Point and Winston-Salem, Greensboro is part of the bustling metropolitan region known as the “Triad,” which is home to more than a million residents, including recent grads, families with children, and retirees. So no matter what walk of life you hail from, you’re bound to find some kindred souls in Greensboro.

What’s with the “Greensboring” nickname?

Now that the inner city has received a major facelift, you’re less likely to hear the “Greensboring” moniker. Once largely abandoned by five P.M., the downtown streets are now crawling with bar hoppers, sidewalk surfers, shoppers, and theater, music, and art enthusiasts on most nights. NewBridge Bank Park, home of the minor league baseball club the Grasshoppers, is also centrally located in the downtown area, while many other parts of the city boast a plethora of parks, playgrounds, and trails geared towards nature lovers and families.

Still, it’s important to realize that Greensboro remains a traditional Southern community, and many parts of the city are more sluggish than some outsiders might be used to. If you appreciate peace and quiet with an occasional sprinkling of excitement, you’ll love Greensboro. On the other hand, if you’re moving to the city expecting something akin to Key West, the first item on your apartment hunting checklist should be getting your noggin examined.

What’s with the “Greensboring” nickname?
+

Now that the inner city has received a major facelift, you’re less likely to hear the “Greensboring” moniker. Once largely abandoned by five P.M., the downtown streets are now crawling with bar hoppers, sidewalk surfers, shoppers, and theater, music, and art enthusiasts on most nights. NewBridge Bank Park, home of the minor league baseball club the Grasshoppers, is also centrally located in the downtown area, while many other parts of the city boast a plethora of parks, playgrounds, and trails geared towards nature lovers and families.

Still, it’s important to realize that Greensboro remains a traditional Southern community, and many parts of the city are more sluggish than some outsiders might be used to. If you appreciate peace and quiet with an occasional sprinkling of excitement, you’ll love Greensboro. On the other hand, if you’re moving to the city expecting something akin to Key West, the first item on your apartment hunting checklist should be getting your noggin examined.

Which parts of town are best for young people? Families? Budget-minded leasers?

A variety of Greensboro neighborhoods offer their own perks and quirks, so take the time to scope them out in advance before sealing a deal for an apartment. College Hill (big surprise alert!), located just west of downtown, is a popular stomping grounds for UNC and Greensboro college students and features a variety of historic homesteads for rent. Downtown and the neighborhoods surrounding it, such as the prestigious Aycock Historic District to the north and the revamped Southside neighborhood, feature a variety of single family homes, townhouses, lofts and condos. The southwestern ‘hoods are perhaps the most spacious (and usually pricy) areas of the city, while the most affordable crash pads can be found along the eastern and southern city borders. Keep in mind, though, that you get what you pay for

Which parts of town are best for young people? Families? Budget-minded leasers?
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A variety of Greensboro neighborhoods offer their own perks and quirks, so take the time to scope them out in advance before sealing a deal for an apartment. College Hill (big surprise alert!), located just west of downtown, is a popular stomping grounds for UNC and Greensboro college students and features a variety of historic homesteads for rent. Downtown and the neighborhoods surrounding it, such as the prestigious Aycock Historic District to the north and the revamped Southside neighborhood, feature a variety of single family homes, townhouses, lofts and condos. The southwestern ‘hoods are perhaps the most spacious (and usually pricy) areas of the city, while the most affordable crash pads can be found along the eastern and southern city borders. Keep in mind, though, that you get what you pay for

Are apartments affordable and available?

The average rental unit in Greensboro goes for less than $700, but prices vary depending on location and amenities. Occupancy rates tend to spike just before the fall semester, so don’t be a procrastinator and wait until the last minute to begin your search. Fortunately, students can find living quarters within stumbling distance of campus for some ridiculously low prices (often $400 or less for a basic 1BR unit). Many of these budget-friendly apartments are basically glorified dorm rooms, though, so don’t expect to have a whole lot of wiggle room if you go this route.

Studio pads, lofts, and condos have become increasingly in vogue in the downtown area, where leasers can usually find spacious digs (often 1000-plus square feet) for well under a grand. Apartments are less prevalent in the more prestigious parts of town like Irving Park and the southwestern neighborhoods, but some are available and usually won’t cost you more than $600-$800.

Are apartments affordable and available?
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The average rental unit in Greensboro goes for less than $700, but prices vary depending on location and amenities. Occupancy rates tend to spike just before the fall semester, so don’t be a procrastinator and wait until the last minute to begin your search. Fortunately, students can find living quarters within stumbling distance of campus for some ridiculously low prices (often $400 or less for a basic 1BR unit). Many of these budget-friendly apartments are basically glorified dorm rooms, though, so don’t expect to have a whole lot of wiggle room if you go this route.

Studio pads, lofts, and condos have become increasingly in vogue in the downtown area, where leasers can usually find spacious digs (often 1000-plus square feet) for well under a grand. Apartments are less prevalent in the more prestigious parts of town like Irving Park and the southwestern neighborhoods, but some are available and usually won’t cost you more than $600-$800.

I’m ready to commit to an apartment. What’s my next step?

Along with your leasing application, you’ll need to show proof of income, banking statements, and proof of renter’s history (or have a reputable co-signer). When you’re ready to move in, inspect the unit carefully and make sure everything is up to par, including appliances, sinks, showers, and toilets. Most traditional apartment complexes in Greensboro require an initial deposit that’s only refundable if you keep your place in tip-top shape, so point out any imperfections (even the most minor ones) to management before you settle in, or else you run the risk of losing your deposit over a preexisting blemish.

Also, read your lease carefully and don’t hesitate to ask questions. Landlords in Greensboro have drastically different rules regarding subletting, roommates, and smoking, so peruse your lease’s fine print before signing it. Many apartments near campus don’t allow pets, meanwhile, so we suggest you think twice before buying that Saint Bernard you’ve had your eye on.

I’m ready to commit to an apartment. What’s my next step?
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Along with your leasing application, you’ll need to show proof of income, banking statements, and proof of renter’s history (or have a reputable co-signer). When you’re ready to move in, inspect the unit carefully and make sure everything is up to par, including appliances, sinks, showers, and toilets. Most traditional apartment complexes in Greensboro require an initial deposit that’s only refundable if you keep your place in tip-top shape, so point out any imperfections (even the most minor ones) to management before you settle in, or else you run the risk of losing your deposit over a preexisting blemish.

Also, read your lease carefully and don’t hesitate to ask questions. Landlords in Greensboro have drastically different rules regarding subletting, roommates, and smoking, so peruse your lease’s fine print before signing it. Many apartments near campus don’t allow pets, meanwhile, so we suggest you think twice before buying that Saint Bernard you’ve had your eye on.

What’s the best way to bum around town?

It all depends on what part of town you’re staying in and what your travel needs are. If you’re a student living near campus, you can likely survive as a foot soldier in Greensboro, or else use the HEAT city bus system, which is free to students (and only about a buck for all other passengers). Still, most residents, especially the city’s workforce, rely on their own vehicles to get around. Aside from downtown and its adjacent historical districts, Greensboro is hardly a walker/biker-friendly town, so in order to shop, bank, work, and socialize conveniently you’ll likely need your own set of wheels.

Parking and traffic, fortunately, are rarely issues in Greensboro, although finding a parking spot in College Hill can be a challenge, since the tendency for College Joes in the area is to cram as many residents under one roof as the law of physics allows. Aside from College Hill, though, navigating the streets of Greensboro is generally smooth sailing. And now, brave apartment hunter, you’re all set to begin your bold and fearless journey! So welcome to Greensboro and happy hunting!

What’s the best way to bum around town?
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It all depends on what part of town you’re staying in and what your travel needs are. If you’re a student living near campus, you can likely survive as a foot soldier in Greensboro, or else use the HEAT city bus system, which is free to students (and only about a buck for all other passengers). Still, most residents, especially the city’s workforce, rely on their own vehicles to get around. Aside from downtown and its adjacent historical districts, Greensboro is hardly a walker/biker-friendly town, so in order to shop, bank, work, and socialize conveniently you’ll likely need your own set of wheels.

Parking and traffic, fortunately, are rarely issues in Greensboro, although finding a parking spot in College Hill can be a challenge, since the tendency for College Joes in the area is to cram as many residents under one roof as the law of physics allows. Aside from College Hill, though, navigating the streets of Greensboro is generally smooth sailing. And now, brave apartment hunter, you’re all set to begin your bold and fearless journey! So welcome to Greensboro and happy hunting!

Rent Report
Greensboro

September 2020 Greensboro Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Greensboro Rent Report. Greensboro rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Greensboro rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Greensboro rents increase sharply over the past month

Greensboro rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Greensboro stand at $760 for a one-bedroom apartment and $898 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in April. Greensboro's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.5%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across cities in North Carolina

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Greensboro, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in North Carolina, 6 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.5% 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 $1,300; of the 10 largest cities in North Carolina that we have data for, Wilmington, Charlotte, and Raleigh, where two-bedrooms go for $939, $1,144, and $1,172, respectively, are the three major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-4.3%, -0.6%, and -0.4%).
    • Fayetteville, Durham, and Greenville have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.5%, 2.0%, and 1.7%, respectively).

    Greensboro rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Greensboro, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Greensboro is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Greensboro's median two-bedroom rent of $898 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Greensboro's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Greensboro than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three times the price in Greensboro.

    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.

    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.

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    September 2020 Greensboro Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Greensboro Rent Report. Greensboro rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Greensboro rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Greensboro Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Greensboro Rent Report. Greensboro rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Greensboro rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Greensboro rents increase sharply over the past month

    Greensboro rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Greensboro stand at $760 for a one-bedroom apartment and $898 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in April. Greensboro's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.5%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across cities in North Carolina

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Greensboro, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in North Carolina, 6 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.5% 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 $1,300; of the 10 largest cities in North Carolina that we have data for, Wilmington, Charlotte, and Raleigh, where two-bedrooms go for $939, $1,144, and $1,172, respectively, are the three major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-4.3%, -0.6%, and -0.4%).
      • Fayetteville, Durham, and Greenville have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.5%, 2.0%, and 1.7%, respectively).

      Greensboro rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased slightly in Greensboro, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Greensboro is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Greensboro's median two-bedroom rent of $898 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While Greensboro's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Greensboro than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three times the price in Greensboro.

      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.

      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.

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

      Here’s how Greensboro ranks on:

      A-
      Overall satisfaction
      A-
      Safety and crime rate
      B+
      Jobs and career opportunities
      C
      Recreational activities
      A+
      Affordability
      A
      Quality of schools
      C+
      Social Life
      B+
      Weather
      A+
      Commute time
      B+
      State and local taxes
      B
      Public transit
      B
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Greensboro’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Greensboro renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above-average and average scores."

      Key Findings in Greensboro include the following:

      • Greensboro renters gave their city an A- overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Greensboro were commute time (A+), affordability (A+) and quality of local schools (A).
      • The areas of concern to Greensboro renters are recreational activities and social life, which received C and C+ grades, respectively.
      • Greensboro millennials are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B-.
      • Greensboro did relatively well compared to nearby cities like Raleigh (A), Durham (C) and Winston Salem (B).
      • Greensboro also did well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Orlando (C), Norfolk (B) and Lexington (C).
      • 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:

      • "Greensboro has a lot to do. Whether it’s going to a park or a local bar or restaurant, there’s always so much to do and great people to meet." -Michelle
      • "I love the low cost of living, short commutes, and relatively slower pace. But I hate the limited job market and the fact that everything closes so early." -Chelsea A.
      • "A large portion of the population here is made up of college students. This is great for young people because Greensboro really caters to students." -Anon.

      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 Greensboro’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Greensboro renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartmen...

      View full Greensboro Renter Survey

      Here’s how Greensboro ranks on:

      A-
      Overall satisfaction
      A-
      Safety and crime rate
      B+
      Jobs and career opportunities
      C
      Recreational activities
      A+
      Affordability
      A
      Quality of schools
      C+
      Social Life
      B+
      Weather
      A+
      Commute time
      B+
      State and local taxes
      B
      Public transit
      B
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Greensboro’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Greensboro renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above-average and average scores."

      Key Findings in Greensboro include the following:

      • Greensboro renters gave their city an A- overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Greensboro were commute time (A+), affordability (A+) and quality of local schools (A).
      • The areas of concern to Greensboro renters are recreational activities and social life, which received C and C+ grades, respectively.
      • Greensboro millennials are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B-.
      • Greensboro did relatively well compared to nearby cities like Raleigh (A), Durham (C) and Winston Salem (B).
      • Greensboro also did well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Orlando (C), Norfolk (B) and Lexington (C).
      • 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:

      • "Greensboro has a lot to do. Whether it’s going to a park or a local bar or restaurant, there’s always so much to do and great people to meet." -Michelle
      • "I love the low cost of living, short commutes, and relatively slower pace. But I hate the limited job market and the fact that everything closes so early." -Chelsea A.
      • "A large portion of the population here is made up of college students. This is great for young people because Greensboro really caters to students." -Anon.

      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.