Also known as North Chas, North Chuck, and other nicknames. For the low country, coastal South Carolina region, North Charleston is a new metropolitan area with a lot of affordable housing in town. So let's get started on your apartment hunt!
The city is also home to the Charleston International Airport, and the North Charleston Coliseum, which the home of the mid-level hockey team, the South Carolina Stingrays.
North Charleston has its fair share of developments, town houses and luxury rentals. Many of these neighborhoods border the nearby suburb of Mount Pleasant. Creek and Whitehall are two of the hottest neighborhoods. Many apartment and condo buildings with suburban feeling developments located close to shopping strips. Two bedrooms in this area generally go for between $800-1000.
ndigo Fields is the closest area to Mount Pleasant, where there are more homes and less apartments in the well-manicured developments. When renting in this area, you'll likely only find large homes for rent, and even those are few and far between. Three bedroom homes rent for up to $2000.
Thankfully, you don't have to shell out big bucks for a comfortable rental in the North Chas area. Two of the most desirable areas are ripe for leasers. Windsor Hill and Taylor Plantation both have a number of condo and townhouse complexes built along comfortable stretches of greenery prime for those late summer low country strolls. Two bedrooms in these big deal neighborhoods generally range from $650-800.
Park Circle is an up-and-coming neighborhood with affordable housing with two bedrooms going for between $600-700.
Most apartment rentals in the North Charleston area are done through property management agencies. Regardless of the type of the development, each of these management agencies will have different policies regarding leases and applicant qualifications. Contacting management agencies to view different models in different neighborhoods is the best way to find the right apartment and neighborhood for you. Available apartments can also be found via online apartment search engines or the online section of Charleston's Post and Courier.
Once you've found your apartment, be prepared to sign a lease of at least one year, particularly if you're settling into a larger subdivision of town homes. Deposits and application fees in North Chas can range from $100 total to one month's rent plus $30-50 for background checks.
Since much of North Charleston was developed in the 1970s, it remains a pretty serious car culture. People commute from North Charleston to all parts of the low country area.
North Chas is serviced by the Charleston Area Regional Transportation System, or CARTA, which offers several fixed bus routes throughout the city and into Charleston and the surrounding metropolitan area. Tri-County Link also provides bus service to rural parts of North Charleston that are not reached by CARTA.
There ya have it, that's North Charleston in a nutshell. Now go find your dream apartment!