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Last updated August 11 2020 at 9:13 AM

226 Apartments for rent in Charleston, SC

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Last updated August 11 at 06:36 AM
36 Units Available
Bees Ferry Apartment Homes
2020 Proximity Dr, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,109
748 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,369
1176 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,591
1450 sqft
This community is convenient to the Walmart Supercenter and West Ashley High School. Units feature fireplaces and granite countertops, and they have been recently renovated. Residents enjoy a yoga studio, valet, clubhouse, and 24-hour gym.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:36 AM
27 Units Available
17 South
105 Ivy Green Way, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,075
522 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,250
808 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
1194 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 17 South in Charleston. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Last updated August 11 at 06:36 AM
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11 Units Available
Daniel Island
Wharf 7
515 Robert Daniel Dr, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,245
687 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,135
776 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,660
1180 sqft
Excellent location off of I-526. Units offer residents extra storage, ice maker, stainless steel appliances, and patio or balcony. Community features include clubhouse, coffee bar, pool and media room.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:33 AM
12 Units Available
The Standard at James Island
215 Promenade Vista St, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,285
658 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,335
915 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,725
1128 sqft
Excellent location for commuters, close to I-26. Units feature laundry, walk-in closets, and garbage disposal. Communal amenities that residents enjoy include pool table, yoga, garage, community garden, and clubhouse.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:32 AM
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82 Units Available
Harper Place
3202 Coastal Grass Way, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,190
786 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,399
1197 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,699
1453 sqft
Harper Place is a beautiful retreat tucked away within a canopy of trees, yet close to the necessities in your world.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:32 AM
59 Units Available
The Avenues at Verdier Pointe
3530 Verdier Blvd, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,170
890 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,310
1232 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1491 sqft
One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with breakfast bars, fully equipped kitchens with double sinks, large bathroom, walk-in closets. Some units have connected garage. Online access for payments and maintenance requests. Saltwater pool, communal outdoor kitchen.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:32 AM
210 Units Available
East Side
511 Meeting
511 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,451
527 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,395
659 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1041 sqft
Experience luxury living in the thriving Upper Meeting Street district. Unparalleled 24-hour amenity spaces and collaborative work areas to suit all your needs.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:32 AM
2 Units Available
Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Elan Midtown
441 Meeting St, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,490
614 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Elegant living in the heart of downtown Charleston. These upscale, pet-friendly apartments feature hardwood floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. On-site yoga, pool, hot tub and 24-hour gym. Garage provided.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:32 AM
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66 Units Available
Silver Hill - Magnolia
Atlantic at Grand Oaks
1235 Ashley Gardens Ave, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,077
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,385
1081 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,675
1331 sqft
Nestled in Northwest Charleston close to the airport, these apartment homes feature a resort-style pool, a gym with yoga studio and gas grills. The homes include wood-style flooring, in-unit laundry and modern kitchens.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:32 AM
34 Units Available
Cannonborough - Elliottborough
The Guild
128 Columbus St, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,675
685 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,175
893 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,880
1215 sqft
Modern homes with granite counters and walk-in closets. Lots of community amenities, including a coffee bar, wine room, and pool. Easy access to I-26. Close to Hampton Park.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:32 AM
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25 Units Available
Sweetwater
170 Rebellion Farms Pl, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,203
543 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,395
843 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,748
1185 sqft
Great location, just minutes from downtown. Residents enjoy units with laundry, patio or balcony, and granite counters. Community includes 24-hour gym, pool, clubhouse and fire pit.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:32 AM
13 Units Available
The Ashley Apartments
1871 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,282
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,536
1178 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Incredible views in the heart of urban Charleston. Fantastic floor plans with extra storage, stainless steel appliances, and a patio or balcony. On-site pool, valet service, business center, coffee bar and concierge. Pet-friendly.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:32 AM
81 Units Available
Channel at Bowen Apartments
1000 Channel Marker Way, Charleston, SC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,051
662 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
1059 sqft
This brand-new community features a yoga studio, media room, swimming pool, and gym. Units are equipped with hardwood flooring and washer/dryer hookups. Community is convenient to shopping along North Rhett Avenue.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:32 AM
24 Units Available
Riverland Woods
1001 Riverland Woods Pl, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,225
857 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,440
1060 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
1341 sqft
Situated on acres of green space in James Island. Luxury apartments with huge walk-in closets, fully equipped gourmet kitchens and private outdoor living spaces. Multiple resort-style amenities, including lakefront walking trails. Tenants enjoy complimentary coffee.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:31 AM
20 Units Available
Element Carolina Bay
1500 Parklawn Dr, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,202
796 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,440
1171 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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This community provides residents with a saltwater pool, valet trash, concierge service and Starbucks coffee bar. Apartments include granite countertops, sunrooms and spa-inspired bathrooms. Carolina Bay Park and the Citadel Mall are just minutes away.
Verified
Last updated August 11 at 06:31 AM
38 Units Available
Daniel Island
Daniel Island Village
455 Seven Farms Dr, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,131
816 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,559
1321 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,382
1636 sqft
Pet-friendly, with gourmet kitchens, in-unit laundry and walk-in closets. The green community features a pool, a gym and a courtyard. On the banks of the Cooper and Wando rivers, and near the Atlantic Ocean.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:31 AM
14 Units Available
Sawgrass Apartments
35 Crosscreek Dr, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,190
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,290
1200 sqft
Sawgrass Apartments is a beautiful newly renovated apartment home community in Charleston, South Carolina. With easy access to Highway 700 and Folly Road, your favorite dining, shopping, and entertainment destinations are only a short drive away.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:29 AM
23 Units Available
1000 West
1000 Bonieta Harrold Dr, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,115
805 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,305
1116 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,515
1330 sqft
Convenient location for commuters, just off Savannah Highway. Units feature washer/dryer hookup, patio or balcony, and granite counters. Community includes hot tub, pool, 24-hour gym and 24-hour maintenance.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:24 AM
22 Units Available
Old Windemere
35 Folly
35 Folly Road Boulevard, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,237
723 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,758
1028 sqft
Near Downtown Charleston and Highway 17. A smoke-free community featuring yoga, a pool, coffee bar and bocce court. Granite countertops and hardwood floors in apartments. Dog grooming area in a pet-friendly community.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:18 AM
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21 Units Available
Cooper River Farms
650 Enterprise Blvd, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,122
812 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,077
813 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,414
1122 sqft
Waterfront living, with spacious floor plans, a saltwater pool and a yoga studio. A dog park, car wash area, and community garden. An easy, scenic drive to major tech employers, plus you're right off I-526.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:16 AM
22 Units Available
The Heyward
3220 Hatchet Bay Drive, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,258
732 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,200
817 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,343
1112 sqft
Our brand-new studio, one, two, and three bedroom homes in Charleston, SC, combine Southern charm with modern flair, creating the ideal backdrop for your life.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:15 AM
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28 Units Available
Daniel Island
Simmons Park
211 River Landing Dr, Charleston, SC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,300
822 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
1051 sqft
Modern apartments with stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets and hardwood floors. Enjoy the cafe, pool and fitness center on-site. Easy access to I-526. Close to the Wando River.
Verified
Last updated August 11 at 06:12 AM
103 Units Available
Silver Hill - Magnolia
The Merchant
102 Sottile St, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,425
1 Bedroom
$1,620
2 Bedrooms
$2,345
You’re the newest local in Charleston’s inspired, eclectic NoMo neighborhood– where authenticity shines and where your story is brought to life.
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Last updated August 11 at 06:07 AM
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22 Units Available
The Apartments at Shade Tree
2030 Wildts Battery Blvd, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,214
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,343
1048 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,633
1138 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Apartments at Shade Tree in Charleston. View photos, descriptions and more!

Median Rent in Charleston

Last updated Jul. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Charleston is $960, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,143.
Studio
$837
1 Bed
$960
2 Beds
$1,143
3+ Beds
$1,515
City GuideCharleston
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!

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

What to Expect

Charleston is truly a Southern city. Charleston is well-regarded as a cultural and architectural gem on the Atlantic coast. Though many of its original buildings have been destroyed by earthquakes, the city has a thriving arts and cultural scene.

Downtown Charleston, situated on the bay of Charleston Harbor, is home to not only the city's industry, but to its French Quarter and the surrounding regions which are all on the register of National Historic Landmarks. Walking through this area of town, one feels a part of Southern history, as placards dot the sidewalk pointing out historical landmarks.

Charleston also has a great mix of culture and outdoor activities, with a number of city parks and public green spaces, numerous music festivals throughout the year, and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean that allows boating and watersports enthusiasts to get out on the water nearly every weekend.

Neighborhoods in Charleston

Summerville, located in the far northwest portion of Charleston, remains the premier destination for those looking for semi-affordable housing with a friendly neighborhood vibe. Here the rental market has a variety of housing options, including single-family homes and new developments. Nearby Mt. Pleasant is a neighborhood with similar rental types to Summerville. Expect to pay $950-1200 for a two bedroom in Mt. Pleasant, while similar rentals in Summerville go for $750-900.

Downtown and James Island regions: Downtown has a score of historical buildings for rent that are within close walking distance to shopping and trendy restaurants and bars. James Island has new developments with community centers, pools and other amenities. The Island also has the added benefit of being close to the beach!

The Old Village area has a number of new rental developments with several amenities including private pools and tennis courts.

Downtown, with two bedrooms ranging from $1400-1800, depending on amenities. James Island is as affordable two bedrooms can be found, from $850-1000.

North Charleston. This neighborhood more affordable. Focus on Whitehall and Cedar Grove if you want new developments. Prices for rentals in North Charleston with two bedrooms going for $750-800.

Rental Tips

Charleston's rental market is generally as friendly as its residents. Start your apartment hunt up to 60 days in advance.

If you're not totally sure what you're looking for, go through a real estate agent. Every Charleston resident is also a Charleston expert, and real estate agents in the area will have plenty of opinions for you about location, rental type and neighborhood. If you feel fairly decided about your future residence, there are a number of online apartment listing services that won't run their mouths about your decisions.

Be prepared to pay between $30-50 for credit and background checks in the greater Charleston area. Depending on the property type and owner or manager, deposits can range from $300 to two months rent, once you've secured your property.

Transportation

Charleston is also serviced by the Charleston Area Regional Transportation System. CARTA operates several bus routes throughout the city. Recent improvements to the bus lines have made them faster and more efficient than in the past. Additionally, there are a number of water taxis that offer a fun and scenic form of transportation from the downtown area to many of the water-bound suburbs, including Mt. Pleasant and Patriot's Point. Only in Charleston can your daily commute include a dolphin sighting!

So welcome to historic Charleston! Enjoy the slow-paced, but ultimately enjoyable life around town!

August 2020 Charleston Rent Report

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

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August 2020 Charleston Rent Report

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

Charleston rents increased over the past month

Charleston rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased marginally by 0.5% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Charleston stand at $960 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,144 for a two-bedroom. Charleston's year-over-year rent growth leads the state and national averages, which both stand at 0.2%.

    Rents rising across cities in South Carolina

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Charleston, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in South Carolina, 6 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.2% 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, Mount Pleasant is the most expensive of all South Carolina's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,552; of the 10 largest South Carolina cities that we have data for, 4 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Mount Pleasant experiencing the fastest decline (-4.9%).
    • Rock Hill, North Charleston, and Columbia have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.1%, 2.7%, and 1.2%, respectively).

    Charleston rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased in Charleston, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Charleston is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Charleston's median two-bedroom rent of $1,144 is slightly below the national average of $1,193. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Charleston's rents rose over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.5%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Charleston than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,001, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Charleston.

    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Charleston’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.

    "Charleston renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment Lis...

    View full Charleston Renter Survey

    Here’s how Charleston ranks on:

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

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Charleston’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.

    "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."

    Key findings in Charleston include the following:

    • Charleston renters gave their city an A- overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Charleston were weather, social life and recreational activities, which all received A+ grades.
    • The areas of concern to Charleston renters are affordability (C+) and public transit (C).
    • Charleston earned similar scores to other cities in South Carolina, including Greenville (A+), Myrtle Beach (A+).
    • Charleston did relatively well compared to other cities nationwide, including Miami, FL (C+), New York, NY (C+) and Los Angeles, CA (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:

    • "Charleston is living history and the overall atmosphere is one of low-key sophistication with an abundance of hospitality." – Teresa L.
    • "I love that there’s so much to do in Charleston and it’s such a beautiful city. I don’t like how expensive rent is here or how high the sales tax is." – Zoe G.
    • "I love the ability to walk everywhere. The scenery is nice and there’s lots to do." – Jordan S.
    • "I love the weather, the nightlife and the beach. The people are friendly and there’s always something to do. The public schools aren’t great, but the teachers are working to make them better." – Sarah H.

    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.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in Charleston?
    In Charleston, the median rent is $837 for a studio, $960 for a 1-bedroom, $1,143 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,515 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Charleston, check out our monthly Charleston Rent Report.
    What are the most popular neighborhoods in Charleston?
    Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Charleston include Daniel Island, East Side, Cannonborough Elliottborough, Silver Hill Magnolia, and Downtown Charleston.
    How pet-friendly is Charleston?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Charleston received a letter grade of A- for pet-friendliness.
    What is the job market like in Charleston?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Charleston received a letter grade of A for satisfaction with jobs and career opportunities.
    How good are the schools in Charleston?
    Charleston renters gave their city a letter grade of B- when asked to rate their satisfaction with schools in the area. To see how Charleston did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What is social life like in Charleston?
    Charleston renters gave their city a letter grade of A+ when asked to rate their satisfaction with social life and dating opportunities. To see how Charleston did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Charleston?
    Some of the colleges located in the Charleston area include College of Charleston, Citadel Military College of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston Southern University, and Trident Technical College. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Charleston?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Charleston from include North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Ladson, and Goose Creek.

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