31 Cheap Apartments for rent in Charleston, SC

Last updated September 26 at 3:12PM
2494 Etiwan Avenue
Charleston
Charleston, SC
Updated August 31 at 3:26AM
2 Bedrooms
$895
516 Arlington Dr Apt B7
Oak Land
Charleston, SC
Updated September 26 at 3:50AM
1 Bedroom
$900
6239 Lucille Dr
Charleston
Charleston, SC
Updated September 26 at 3:10AM
2 Bedrooms
$800
6904 S. Kenwood Drive
Charleston
Charleston, SC
Updated September 26 at 3:52AM
2 Bedrooms
$750
2166 Bees Ferry
Shadowmoss
Charleston, SC
Updated September 26 at 9:39AM
2 Bedrooms
$925
1923 Fuller St
Charleston
Charleston, SC
Updated September 26 at 1:39AM
1 Bedroom
$650
2107 Rondo Street
Oak Land
Charleston, SC
Updated September 21 at 7:24PM
1 Bedroom
$700
Results within 1 miles of Charleston, SC
3310 Florida Ave Unit 3
North Charleston
North Charleston, SC
Updated September 26 at 3:47AM
Studio
$700
Results within 5 miles of Charleston, SC
7620 Hunters Ridge Lane
North Charleston
North Charleston, SC
Updated September 8 at 11:20AM
2 Bedrooms
$750
114 Cedar Grove Drive
North Charleston
North Charleston, SC
Updated September 23 at 2:55AM
2 Bedrooms
$750
8729 Plantation Ct Drive
North Charleston
North Charleston, SC
Updated August 15 at 4:53AM
3 Bedrooms
$895
7830 Nummie Court
North Charleston
North Charleston, SC
Updated September 15 at 9:32AM
2 Bedrooms
$900
275 Pineshadow Drive
Goose Creek
Goose Creek, SC
Updated September 26 at 3:52AM
2 Bedrooms
$850
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Rent Report
Charleston

September 2017 Charleston Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 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 similar cities nationwide.

Charleston rents increased slightly over the past month

Charleston rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and are up marginally by 0.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Charleston stand at $930 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,110 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. Charleston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.7%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

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; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Charleston is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Charleston's median two-bedroom rent of $1,110 is slightly below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 0.6% rise in Charleston.
  • While rents in Charleston remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.4%), Phoenix (+4.9%), and Denver (+3.0%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,710, $1,020, and $1,350 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Charleston than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, 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.

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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.

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