52 Apartments for rent in Charlottesville, VA

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Last updated August 21 at 11:34AM
1124 RUSTIC WILLOW LN
Forest Lakes South
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 15 at 4:51AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,995
120 TURTLE CREEK RD
Turtle Creek Condominiums
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 15 at 4:52AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
508 ROOKWOOD PL
Ednam
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 15 at 4:56AM
5 Bedrooms
$8,000
3676 TAYLORS GATE DR
Taylor's Mountain
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 15 at 4:53AM
5 Bedrooms
$3,400
528 N 1ST ST
North Downtown
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 15 at 4:56AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
967 GLENWOOD STATION LN
Glenwood Station
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 15 at 4:52AM
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
1501 WILTON FARM RD
Wilton Country Homes
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 15 at 5:05AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1962 LEWIS MOUNTAIN RD ##1
Lewis Mountain
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 15 at 10:45AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
2596 RAVENSCROFT WAY
Forest Lakes South
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 15 at 4:53AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,675
1813 ARDEN CREEK LN
Charlottesville
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 15 at 4:53AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1020 THOMAS JEFFERSON PKWY
Charlottesville
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 15 at 4:52AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1309 BLACKBURN WAY
Dunlora
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 15 at 4:56AM
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
111 Alderman Rd.
Lewis Mountain
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 21 at 11:34AM
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
1565 Newcastle Ct.
Charlottesville
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 19 at 9:53AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
2443 N Berkshire Rd
Charlottesville
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 17 at 11:27AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
4512 SUNSET DR
Briarwood
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 17 at 4:18AM
4 Bedrooms
$2,300
2500 Kimbrough Circle
Meriwether Hill
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 17 at 10:51AM
5 Bedrooms
$2,095
2012 Elm Tree Court
Briarwood
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 11 at 10:38AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,470
Abington Dr
Abington Place
Charlottesville, VA
Updated August 19 at 7:30AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,575
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City Guide
Charlottesville

Though the cost of living in Virginia is relatively high, affordable apartment rental options are endless in Charlottesville, and some happen to be a bit on the inexpensive side. So whether you have money to spend or are balling on a budget, there is an apartment in Charlottesville for you.

Renting a standard one-bedroom in Charlottesville will usually run you between $699and $870 a month. Apartments here aren’t short on amenities as most feature swimming pools, breakfast bars, running trails, pet parks, fitness centers, wi-fi, some paid utilities, and in unit washer and dryers. For those academic residents, one-bedroom apartments in college/off-campus housing will run about $585 (separate bedroom, shared common space) and have study areas, individual leases, fitness centers and wi-fi. Those looking for a larger pad or moving with a roomie will be happy to know that two-bedrooms range from $760 to $1100, with the median price falling at about $1050.

If high end rentals are what you’re after, Charlottesville offers up luxury apartments, flats and townhomes (such as the Woodlands of Charlottesville) that feature everything from hardwood floors, views, washer and dryer, fitness centers, a club house and even fully furnished apartments. These luxury rentals will cost between $1380 and $1600 for a two or three bedroom apartment.

FYI, going green is big in Charlottesville, so many communities will be eager to tell you that they are a “green community.” Besides bragging rights, this means recycling will often be included in your trash pick-up for no extra fee.

In terms of deposits, they can run anywhere from $100-$500 depending on the type of rental you’re looking for and the community it’s in. Pets are accepted in most apartment rentals with a deposit and often require a monthly pet rent of about $20.

Once you’ve settled into your new Charlottesville apartment, you have trouble finding a dull moment around town. It’s a very small city with lots to do. From the Virginia Film Festival and the huge Fourth of July celebration to simply hanging out at The Corner to catch the thriving indie music scene or a wine and beer tour, Charlottesville is bound to have something for you. Good luck out there and happy hunting!

Rent Report
Charlottesville

August 2017 Charlottesville Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2017 Charlottesville Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Charlottesville rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Charlottesville rents increased moderately over the past month

Charlottesville rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Charlottesville stand at $1,080 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,240 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in February. Charlottesville's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.7%, but trails the national average of 2.9%.

Rents rising across cities in Virginia

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Charlottesville, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Virginia, all of them have seen prices rise. Virginia as a whole has logged a 1.7% year-over-year growth. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the rest of the state, Arlington is the most expensive of all Virginia's major cities outside the Charlottesville metro, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,060; of the 10 largest Virginia cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Portsmouth experiencing the fastest growth (+3.1%).
  • Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and Richmond have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.1%, 2.9%, and 2.4%, respectively).

Charlottesville rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

Rent growth in Charlottesville has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases, while in a few cases, rents have actually declined. Charlottesville is still more affordable than most similar cities across the country.

  • Charlottesville's median two-bedroom rent of $1,240 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While rents in Charlottesville remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.6%), Phoenix (+5.0%), Dallas (+2.9%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,710, $1,020, and $1,110 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Charlottesville than most other large cities. Comparably, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is nearly two-and-a-half times the price in Charlottesville.

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.