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348 apartments for rent in Raleigh, NC

Post Parkside at Wade
5443 Wade Park Blvd
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2 Bed
Anderson Flats
2841 Manorcrest Ct
1 Bed
2 Bed
Marshall Park Apartments & Townhomes
3950 Fairsted Dr
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
The Gramercy
401 Glenwood Ave
1 Bed
2 Bed
Manor Six Forks
900 E Six Forks Rd
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
Camden Crest
5200 Summit Manor Ln
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
Camden Manor Park
4000 Manor Club Dr
1 Bed
2 Bed
Meridian at Sutton Square
700 Spring Falls Dr
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
Marq at Crabtree
4451 Vilana Rdg
1 Bed
2 Bed
SkyHouse Raleigh
308 S Blount St
1 Bed
2 Bed
Jamison at Brier Creek
9920 Jamison Valley Dr
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
Alexan North Hills
4209 Lassiter Mill Rd
1 Bed
2 Bed
Marquis on Edwards Mill
3301 Cotton Mill Dr
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
The Trestles
3008 Calvary Dr
1 Bed
2 Bed
927 West Morgan
927 W Morgan St
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
Summermill at Falls River
10311 Falls Mill Dr
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
The Lincoln
408 E Hargett St
1 Bed
2 Bed
Bell Wakefield
12201 Oakwood View Dr
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
The Crest at Brier Creek
6450 Viewpoint Cir
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
Camden Asbury Village
841 Handsworth Ln
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
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City Guide
Things to Consider:

The Drive.

This is the kind of city where, if you got around on foot, someone would pull over and ask if your car broke down. While that speaks to this city’s southern hospitality, it’s more important to note that you will need a car to get by around here. With that in mind, you can shorten your commute by living near work, or settling into an apartment near the Belt Line (I-440) or the newly constructed parts of I-540. Traffic never gets too congested, and parking is plentiful, even downtown.

Carolina ‘Skeeters.

Mosquitoes, ‘skeeters, call them what you will, these pesky little blood suckers like to hang out in pines and ponds all summer long. So, if you’re one of those people with particularly delicious blood that always gets eaten up, beware of beautiful pond views in woodsy apartments.

Pet Lovers.

I dare you to try and find an apartment that doesn’t allow pets. Many places will charge a pet rent, but it should only be an extra 20 – 30 dollars a month.

Outdoors Enthusiasts.

There is an unbelievable amount of parks, greenways, and lakes located in this city, even in the more urban areas. North Carolina has near perfect weather, and you will want to be outside most of the year, so make sure you’ll have an easy, go-to neighborhood spot.


First Fridays, Second Fridays, and Final Fridays are celebrated all around Raleigh and neighboring suburban towns with artists markets, outdoor concerts, and general artistic awesomeness. Be sure to check out what’s going on in your neighborhood on a Friday night.

Raleigh Rundown:

Raleigh is split into two main areas: inside the Belt Line and outside the Belt Line. Inside the Belt Line, you will find artsy urban hubs, sky scrapers, and, of course, the capital. There are also quaint suburban-style areas with small duplexes and house rentals. The area outside the belt line goes from suburban to rural, with many tight-knit, individual communities chock-full of Carolina character.

Inside the Belt Line

  • Capital. This district is where business gets done, where history evolves, and where the people of North Carolina rub shoulders with state lawmakers. There are great apartments for both swanky young hipsters and old timer urbanites. Unassuming buildings hold surprisingly spacious rooms of modern design and awesome skyline views.

  • Fayetteville Street. Also known within North Carolina as Main Street, this area has undergone a renaissance resulting in quite the enjoyable downtown ecosystem. In 2006, the pedestrian mall was replaced by a traditional street lined with wide sidewalks, public art, & outdoor cafes. Residents can enjoy the Fayetteville Street Farmers Market for their homegrown, straight-from-the-farm fix.

  • Glenwood South. Live here if you enjoy dancing, live music, shopping, and an all around eclectic atmosphere. Shopaholics can delight in the Designer’s Downtown Market, and those seeking a sleek, modern home will be able to choose from luxury lofts and apartments, as well as newly built condos located above restaurants, shopping, and even dance clubs. There are also a couple of luxury apartment projects currently under construction, which will include central open-air courtyards that provide the beauty of a protected urban park.

  • Moore Square. Cobblestone streets, old lampposts, art galleries, an urban park, and a giant copper acorn make this district downright adorable during the day. At night, local pubs teeming with live music and good old beer-swilling soul create a distinct nightlife character that you should be so lucky to enjoy. The perks of living here would be the obvious: it’s scenic, fun, walkable, & in a convenient location. But, on top of that, this district hosts a First Friday, as well as the Artsplosure Festival, and the World Beer Festival. Naturally, a young and energetic crowd has invaded this popular entertainment district, so be prepared to battle for these highly sought-after rentals.

  • Warehouse District. Old warehouses and historic buildings, dance clubs, BBQ at the Pit, and the Cuegrass Festival are the main attractions here. If you like pure urban living, then these rows of massive warehouses and brick buildings will make a hipster feel at home.

  • Other popular neighborhoods inside the Belt Line include Boylan Heights, Cameron Park, Mordecai, Glenwood-Brooklyn, Coley Forest, Five Points, and Historic Oakwood.

Outside the Belt Line

  • Midtown. Located just north of the Belt Line, this is a sprawling area of parks and greenways, shopping, and convenient suburban living.

  • Uptown. This is an enclave of rural country land a bit farther north. The popular New Hope and Wilder’s Grove neighborhoods are located here.

  • West. Home to North Carolina State University and Meredith College, this area attracts a large student and intellectual population. It also features many scenic parks and old churches.

  • North. Far north, you will find an expansive suburban area full of both historic homes and newer architecture. There are plenty of large shopping areas for work or pleasure, as well as many scenic neighborhoods, such as Bier Creek, Wakefield, and Stonehenge.

  • South. South of the Belt Line, you will find the least populated area of Raleigh. This area is easy on the eyes, with those wide-open spaces that many people so often crave. Apartments here are simply adorable, with single-story ranch house settings, cottage communities, and townhomes that match the charm of these southern neighborhoods. The eastern section features many historical communities that date back to the civil war. It is bordered to the west by the popular suburban city of Cary, worth checking out for their monthly art crawl.

After You Settle In

Take a deep breath, there’s something in the air that keeps people coming this way. Take a ride around the country-side under Carolina blue skies and then head on to downtown entertainment. It’s time to celebrate your new home in the City of Oaks.

Rent Report
January 2017 Raleigh Rent Report

Raleigh rent prices decreased over the past month

Raleigh rents decreased by 0.3% this past month, and rent prices are now 1.7% higher than last year. 1-bedrooms in Raleigh have a median rent of $930, while 2-bedrooms cost $1,010.

Raleigh is the 5th most expensive city for renters

  • Charlotte: Charlotte is the most expensive city for renters in North Carolina. A 2-bedroom there runs $1,200, and 1-bedrooms cost $1,050. Charlotte rents grew by 2.8% over the past year.
  • Asheville: Asheville has the 2nd highest rent prices in the state. 2-bedrooms in Asheville rent for $1,200, and 1-beds run $960.
  • Winston-Salem: In Winston-Salem, median rent prices are at $750 for 2-bedrooms and $700 for 1-bedrooms. Rents decreased by 0.5% over the past month.

Durham shows the fastest-growing rents

  • Durham: Durham rents increased by 3.0% over the past year. 2-bedrooms there have a median rent of $1,100, while 1-bedrooms cost $900.
  • Cary: Cary shows the 3rd fastest-growing rents in the state, at a 2.4% increase year-over-year. 1- and 2-bedrooms in Cary cost $940 and $1,100, respectively.
  • Greensboro: Having experienced a 1.1% increase in rents over the past year, Greensboro shows the 6th most year-over-year rent growth. 2-bedrooms there cost $760, and 1-beds go for $650.

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 1 BR price Median 2 BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Charlotte $1050 $1200 0.1% 2.8%
Asheville $960 $1200 0.2% 1.4%
Durham $900 $1100 0.4% 3.0%
Cary $940 $1100 -0.1% 2.4%
Raleigh $930 $1010 -0.3% 1.7%
Greensboro $650 $760 0.3% 1.1%
Winston-Salem $700 $750 -0.5% 0.4%
Fayetteville $610 $700 0.5% 0.0%
Gastonia $600 $650 0.6% 0.0%
Jacksonville $590 $650 0.1% -0.6%


Apartment List Rent Report data is drawn monthly from the millions of listings on our site. 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rents are calculated as the median for units available in the specified size and time period. Price changes are calculated using a “same unit” methodology similar to the Case-Shiller “repeat sales” home prices methodology, taking the average price change for units available across both time periods.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List’s Rent Reports cover rental pricing data in major cities, their suburbs, and their neighborhoods. We provide valuable leading indicators of rental price trends, highlight data on top cities, and identify the key facts renters should know. As always, our goal is to provide price transparency to America’s 105 million renters to help them make the best possible decisions in choosing a place to call home.

Raleigh Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Raleigh ranks on:
A Overall satisfaction
A- Safety and crime rate
A Jobs and career opportunities
A Recreational activities
A- Affordability
B Quality of schools
A Weather
B+ Commute time
B+ State and local taxes
C- Public transit
A Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Raleigh from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“According to our results, Raleigh renters are well satisfied with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They rated most categories with average or above average scores.”

Key findings in Raleigh include the following:

  • Raleigh renters give their city an A overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated categories for Raleigh included local jobs and career opportunities (A) and pet-friendliness (A).
  • Renters here seem to be generally satisfied with safety (A-), affordability/cost of living (A-), and the quality of local schools (B).
  • Raleigh renters seem to be the most dissatisfied with access to public transit (C-).
  • Millennial renters are especially satisfied with Raleigh, giving the city an A+ overall from this particular subset of renters.
  • Raleigh renters are slightly more satisfied than renters in Charlotte (A), though both cities rank very well. Raleigh renters also exhibit greater satisfaction than renters in other similarly-sized cities such as Colorado Springs, CO (B-) and Miami, FL (C-).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.

Renters say:

  • “Raleigh has so much to offer. From our quaint downtown area to our cozy neighborhoods, there is something for everyone here. The reason I moved here in the first place is because of the great job opportunities Raleigh has to offer, and I was not disappointed.” —Kristin G.
  • “I only have good things to say about Raleigh, NC, so here is a list of the things I love: Friendly Community, Hometown Pride, Clean Downtown Area with Parks, Tech Savvy, Lots of Job Opportunities, Great Variety of Quality Restaurants, Perfect Location Between Coast and Mountains, Lots of Great Nightlife, Great Education, Surrounded by Other Amazing Cities.” —Jeremiah B.
  • “I think there needs to be more focus on mass transit. Raleigh is a growing city and could use more bus service and a light rail. I think it would massively improve the lives of its residents.” —Emily S.
  • “Very poor public transit, not able to walk to many things.” —Jill J.