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Charleston Apartments
Last updated February 22 2024 at 1:36 AM

Charleston, SC
192 Apartments for Rent

Charleston Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 137,566
Population Density: 1,244.3 people/sq mile
Median Age: 36
Percentage of Family Households: 54%
Median Annual Income: $74,139 / year
Median Rent: $1,395 / month

What locals are saying

Welcome to Charleston! Lesson one: how to pronounce the name of your new city. First, pull a chair up onto your porch and lean back in it slowly. Kick your feet up, then sip on a sweet tea or a lemonade. Now take several slow, deep breaths until you are so relaxed you're almost asleep. Okay, now you're ready. Repeat after me, "Chaaaahlestun." Now let's find you an apartment!

Charleston is truly a Southern city

Charleston Demographics


How diverse is Charleston?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Charleston is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Charleston are White (68.4%), Black Or African American (19.4%), Hispanic Or Latino (6.9%), Two Or More (3.5%), Asian (1.6%), Other (0.1%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.1%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Charleston residents?

The median age in Charleston is 36 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Charleston?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Charleston is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Charleston are White (68.4%), Black Or African American (19.4%), Hispanic Or Latino (6.9%), Two Or More (3.5%), Asian (1.6%), Other (0.1%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.1%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Charleston residents?

The median age in Charleston is 36 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Charleston Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Charleston is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Charleston is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Charleston is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Charleston


Elementary Schools

10 /10
Ashley River Creative Arts
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
613 Students
7 Reviews
613
Students
7 Reviews
9 /10
Buist Academy
Public
K-8
Public
K-8
486 Students
7 Reviews
486
Students
7 Reviews
9 /10
Daniel Island School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
1,191 Students
27 Reviews
1,191
Students
27 Reviews

Middle Schools

9 /10
Daniel Island School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
1,191 Students
27 Reviews
1,191
Students
27 Reviews
9 /10
Buist Academy
Public
K-8
Public
K-8
486 Students
7 Reviews
486
Students
7 Reviews
9 /10
Orange Grove Elementary Charter School
Charter
PK-7
Charter
PK-7
1,160 Students
15 Reviews
1,160
Students
15 Reviews

High Schools

7 /10
James Island Charter High School
Charter
9-12
Charter
9-12
1,597 Students
6 Reviews
1,597
Students
6 Reviews
5 /10
Charleston Charter for Math and Science
Charter
6-12
Charter
6-12
554 Students
14 Reviews
554
Students
14 Reviews
3 /10
West Ashley High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,685 Students
15 Reviews
1,685
Students
15 Reviews

What Renters Say about Charleston


Apartment List has released the results for Charleston 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.
"Charleston renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Charleston, some aspects can be better."
74%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
72%
Pet Friendliness
67%
Social Life
65%
Weather
57%
Safety and Crime Rate
52%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
44%
Commute Time
37%
Public Transit
30%
Dating
28%
Quality of Schools
27%
Affordability
24%
State and Local Taxes
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Average rent in Charleston, South Carolina

City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Charleston is $2,093, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,595. Rent rates updated 7 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in Charleston, SC


Searching for an apartment for rent in Charleston, SC? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 192 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Charleston. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Charleston is $1,991 for a studio, $2,093 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $2,595 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Charleston apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Charleston, SC apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Charleston?

In Charleston, the average rent is $1,991 for a studio, $2,093 for a 1-bedroom, $2,595 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,897 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Charleston, check out our monthly Charleston Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Charleston?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Charleston by using the cheap apartments filter.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Charleston?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Charleston apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Charleston?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Charleston.

How can I find off-campus housing in Charleston?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Charleston. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Medical University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, Citadel Military College of South Carolina, Trident Technical College, and University of South Carolina-Beaufort.