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230 Apartments for rent in Charleston, SC

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Last updated December 6 at 01:18pm
Westside
88 Units Available
10 WestEdge
10 Westedge St, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,488
547 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,635
721 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,132
1189 sqft
ITS NEW, EXCITING AND YET AUTHENTICALLY CHARLESTONWelcome to Charleston’s best choice for apartment living, 10 WestEdge.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:18pm
13 Units Available
Bluewater at Bolton's Landing Apartment Homes
1680 Bluewater Way, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,120
842 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,299
1158 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,599
1404 sqft
Unwind in the natural oasis beside our resort-style pool, socialize around our outdoor lounge, decompress on the yoga mat. That is Bluewater Living. These private and secluded havens are moments from all that Charleston has to offer.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:18pm
East Side
19 Units Available
Meeting Street Lofts
601 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,367
788 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,273
1149 sqft
A location at Meeting Street Lofts puts you at the crossroads of Charleston’s burgeoning Upper Peninsula district. It’s a bona fide young professional hotbed and haven for new restaurants, breweries, eclectic retail and more.
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Last updated December 6 at 12:38pm
Daniel Island
10 Units Available
Wharf 7
515 Robert Daniel Dr, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,280
687 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,280
811 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,715
1143 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 December 6 at 12:34pm
20 Units Available
The Apartments at Shade Tree
2030 Wildts Battery Blvd, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$952
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,406
1048 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,560
1138 sqft
The Apartments at Shade Tree offer an uncompromising Sea Island lifestyle and convenient, affordable luxury.
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Last updated December 6 at 12:28pm
19 Units Available
1000 West
1000 Bonieta Harrold Dr, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,105
805 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
1116 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,530
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 December 6 at 12:10pm
31 Units Available
Bees Ferry Apartment Homes
2020 Proximity Dr, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,075
748 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,365
1176 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,836
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 December 6 at 11:01am
30 Units Available
Cooper River Farms
650 Enterprise Blvd, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,228
811 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,210
802 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,397
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 December 6 at 11:01am
29 Units Available
Element Carolina Bay
1500 Parklawn Dr, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,103
796 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,267
1171 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1371 sqft
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.
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Last updated December 6 at 11:01am
Daniel Island
28 Units Available
Daniel Island Village
455 Seven Farms Dr, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,224
834 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1356 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,264
1653 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 December 6 at 01:01pm
30 Units Available
The Heyward
3220 Hatchet Bay Drive, Charleston, SC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,137
817 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,285
1112 sqft
When it comes to finding the perfect apartment, who says that you cant have it all? At The Heyward, our brand-new studio, one, two, and three bedroom homes in Charleston, SC, combine Southern charm with modern flair, creating the ideal backdrop for
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Last updated December 6 at 12:08pm
Daniel Island
112 Units Available
Overture Daniel Island 55+
7770 Farr Street, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,595
924 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,795
1202 sqft
Overture Daniel is a 55+ Active Adult Apartment Home community. Picture a life of luxury and relaxation in a coastal, low country setting. Thats life at Overture Daniel Island.
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Last updated December 6 at 07:19am
13 Units Available
The Standard at James Island
215 Promenade Vista St, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,280
658 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,355
929 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,645
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 December 6 at 01:18pm
26 Units Available
Ashford Palmetto Square
1551 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$885
711 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$795
867 sqft
Located on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard in Charleston. Resort-style apartment community boasting a pool and sundeck, landscaped courtyards, and BBQ and picnic areas. Select apartments feature large walk-in closets and private patios or balconies.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:18pm
Daniel Island
20 Units Available
Simmons Park
211 River Landing Dr, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,371
591 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,383
824 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,049
1161 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.
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Last updated December 6 at 11:01am
Daniel Island
20 Units Available
Central Island Square
50 Central Island St, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,324
586 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,331
988 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,983
1090 sqft
Belle Hall Shopping Center, Interstate 526 and the beach are just moments from this property. Community amenities include a pool, fitness center, dog park and available storage units. Apartments include quartz countertops and glass cooktops.
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Last updated December 6 at 11:01am
Cannonborough - Elliottborough
39 Units Available
The Guild
128 Columbus St, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,735
685 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,260
893 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,770
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 December 6 at 11:01am
41 Units Available
Sweetwater
170 Rebellion Farms Pl, Charleston, SC
Studio
$1,178
543 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,395
843 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,575
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 December 6 at 11:01am
22 Units Available
Channel at Bowen Apartments
1000 Channel Marker Way, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,125
630 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,449
1055 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,625
1241 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 December 6 at 07:04am
11 Units Available
Abberly at West Ashley
3100 Ashley Town Center Dr, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,184
797 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,379
1161 sqft
Enjoy extraordinary Low Country living at its best at Abberly West Ashley! Located just off I526 and HWY 17 (Savannah Highway), Abberly West Ashleys enviable location will afford you great access to all major thoroughfares, local services, and
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Last updated December 6 at 01:17pm
12 Units Available
Hawthorne Westside
2235 Ashley Crossing Dr, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,042
724 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$992
937 sqft
On-site amenities include a relaxing pool, conference room, and volleyball court. Recently renovated apartments feature fireplace, ice maker, carpet flooring, and stainless steel appliances. Near Magwood Drive and close to I-526.
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Last updated December 6 at 12:33pm
East Side
158 Units Available
511 Meeting
511 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,513
628 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,457
1023 sqft
YOUR HOME. YOUR LAUNCHPAD. 511 MEETING STREET WILL BE HOME TO BRAND NEW STUDIO, ONE & TWO BEDROOM APARTMENTS LOCATED IN THE THRIVING UPPER MEETING STREET DISTRICT.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:18pm
6 Units Available
Plantation Oaks
2225 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC
1 Bedroom
$981
773 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,323
1022 sqft
For those seeking a life of convenience and sophistication, welcome home to Plantation Oaks. Our elevated customer experience and beautiful homes promote what matters most: wellness, leisure, and time well spent at home.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:18pm
29 Units Available
Caroline
99 WestEdge St, Charleston, SC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,673
655 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,212
1177 sqft
Amazing location on the Peninsula in walking distance to Charleston's best nightlife, shopping, and dining. Apartments feature private terraces, gourmet kitchens, soaking tubs, and faux-wood flooring.

Average Rent in Charleston

Last updated Nov. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Charleston is $953, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,135.
Studio
$831
1 Bed
$953
2 Beds
$1,135
3+ Beds
$1,504
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!

December 2019 Charleston Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2019 Charleston Rent Report. Charleston rents increased 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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December 2019 Charleston Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2019 Charleston Rent Report. Charleston rents increased 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 increase sharply over the past month

Charleston rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Charleston stand at $953 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,135 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Charleston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.2%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

    Rents rising across cities in South Carolina

    Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Charleston, but other cities across the entire state have seen rents increase. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in South Carolina, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.2% 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 $1,556; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Mount Pleasant, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-3.0%).
    • Rock Hill, Greenville, and North Charleston have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.2%, 3.0%, and 2.5%, respectively).

    Charleston rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

    • Charleston's median two-bedroom rent of $1,135 is below the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Charleston.
    • While rents in Charleston remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%), Dallas (+2.2%), and Seattle (+1.6%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,098, $1,136, and $1,679 respectively.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Charleston than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,101, 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.

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