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225 Apartments for rent in Charlottesville, VA

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Check out 225 verified apartments for rent in Charlottesville, VA with rents starting as low as $850. Some apartments for rent in Charlottesville might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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22 Units Available
Granite Park
2407 Peyton Dr
Charlottesville, VA | Westfield
1 Bedroom
$1,055
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,068
914 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,294
1130 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:51 PM
Welcome home to Granite Park in Charlottesville, VA. Our pet friendly community offers spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes perfectly located less than 2 miles from the University of Virginia campus, downtown and the Jefferson Theatre.
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12 Units Available
The Reserve at Belvedere
200 Reserve Blvd
Charlottesville, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,450
855 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,649
1238 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,767
1390 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:51 PM
Discover the art of luxury living with the Reserve at Belvedere Apartments in Charlottesville, Va! Enjoy your own private oasis with an apartment community nestled in natural surroundings offering the perfect balance of carefree living, comfort, and
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11 Units Available
Carriage Hill
825 Beverley Dr
Charlottesville, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,350
954 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
1338 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,696
1627 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:51 PM
Discover luxury amenities, modern style, and beautiful mountain views at Carriage Hill Apartments in Charlottesville! Don’t compromise with your apartment living. elegant charm surrounded by spectacular mountain views.
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16 Units Available
Lakeside
200 Lake Club Ct
Charlottesville, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,275
754 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
1040 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1220 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:51 PM
Enjoy the finest in apartment lifestyle with the luxury features offered by Lakeside Apartments in Charlottesville, Va.
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14 Units Available
Abbington Crossing
1000 Old Brook Rd
Charlottesville, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,174
748 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,334
975 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,439
1155 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:51 PM
Located in the heart of Charlottesville, Abbington Crossing features spacious renovated one, two, and three bedroom townhomes and garden-style apartments.
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1 Unit Available
The 12 Twelve
1212 Cedars Ct
Charlottesville, VA | Barracks Road
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,185
975 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:32 PM
Every detail in these new apartment homes is selected & quality crafted with your comfort and lifestyle in mind. The kitchen features an inviting eat-in bar with quartz countertop.
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20 Units Available
Beacon on 5th
100 Dalton Lane
Charlottesville, VA | Johnson Village
1 Bedroom
$1,399
778 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,799
1474 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,999
1496 sqft
Last updated September 17 at 09:07 PM
At Beacon on 5th Apartments in Charlottesville, VA you will find newer apartment rentals that offer an ideal home for all ages and lifestyles.
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4 Units Available
Six Hundred West Main
600 West Main Street
Charlottesville, VA | Starr Hill
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,695
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 10:42 AM
Born of an artistic spirit and a bold objective, Six Hundred West Main reimagines downtown Charlottesville living. Drawing inspiration from the city's art, culture and music scenes, the building reverberates with an energy all its own.
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The Apartments at Riverside Village
620 Riverside Shops Way
Charlottesville, VA
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 10:42 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Apartments at Riverside Village in Charlottesville. View photos, descriptions and more!
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12 Units Available
North Woods At The Four Seasons
2210 Clubhouse Way
Charlottesville, VA | Four Seasons
1 Bedroom
$1,120
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1034 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 10:42 AM
Offering 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments and townhomes in the heart of Charlottesville. Located off Rio Road, we are minutes from UVA, downtown, restaurants, shopping, and more!
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6 Units Available
Barracks West
2639 Barracks Rd
Charlottesville, VA
1 Bedroom
$920
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,273
911 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,605
1133 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 10:42 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Barracks West in Charlottesville. View photos, descriptions and more!
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7 Units Available
Archer at Brookhill
485 Crafton Cir
Charlottesville, VA | Forest Lakes
1 Bedroom
$1,049
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,524
994 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,849
1309 sqft
Last updated November 12 at 02:38 PM
Archer at Brookhill Apartments strives to provide a blissful living experience, from touring our luxury apartments until the time you move into your new home.
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21 Units Available
Arden Place
1810 Arden Creek Lane
Charlottesville, VA
Studio
$1,393
589 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,264
913 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,515
1180 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:35 PM
Luxury apartments with fully equipped kitchens, in-unit laundry, a 24-hour gym and a pool. Extra storage is available. The pet-friendly apartments are just off Seminole Trail/Highway 29.
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5 Units Available
Avemore
1540 Avemore Ln
Charlottesville, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,349
581 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,789
821 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,649
1479 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:48 PM
Located at the foot of Pantops Mountain amid beautiful landscapes and mountain views is where you'll find Avemore, a sophisticated residential neighborhood inspired by the rich tradition of Jeffersonian Architecture.
1 Unit Available
1341 E MARKET ST
1341 Market Street East
Charlottesville, VA | Woolen Mills
4 Bedrooms
$1,795
Last updated December 3 at 08:51 PM
Charming 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in historic Woolen Mills available now. Convenient location with easy access to downtown, interstate 64 and route 250. Nearby parks, walking trails, restaurants, and shopping.
1 Unit Available
103 LONGWOOD DR
103 Longwood Drive
Charlottesville, VA | Fry's Spring
3 Bedrooms
$1,739
1522 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:51 PM
Like new modern 3 Bed, 2-1/2 Bath townhome well built by Southern Development Homes, with top-of-the-line finishes and tons of space! This unit features hardwood floors throughout the main level, a master suite with walk in closet, a great deck and
1 Unit Available
2751 MCELROY DR
2751 Mcelroy Drive
Charlottesville, VA | Fry's Spring
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
1871 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:51 PM
Nice and quiet cul-de-sac with stream running beside the property. Great location for trails, stores, and employment. This 3 bedroom, 3 full bath rental has an updated Kitchen and Baths, and recently painted interior.
1 Unit Available
1600 JEFFERSON PARK AVE
1600 Jefferson Park Avenue
Charlottesville, VA | Jefferson Park Avenue
2 Bedrooms
$2,141
812 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:51 PM
Found at the intersection of Jefferson Park Avenue and Emmet Street on the grounds of the historic Oakhurst Inn, South Range is one of the newest deliveries in the University area.
1 Unit Available
106 AZALEA DR
106 Azalea Drive
Charlottesville, VA | Fry's Spring
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
1992 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 08:51 PM
Available for immediate occupancy. Charming mid-century 3 bedroom and 2 bath brick home located in the sought after Fry's Spring area and so close to the University of Virginia! Very sunny rooms and lovely hardwood throughout.
1 Unit Available
1311 WERTLAND ST
1311 Wertland Street
Charlottesville, VA | Venable
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,300
600 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:51 PM
Available 6/1/21! UVA ALERT! Furnished studio apartment located on The Corner! Newly renovated and looks beautiful!! Fantastic location! On the UVA Corner. One bedroom apartment space also available. Very close to Downtown, Midtown, UVA hospital.
1 Unit Available
1909 JEFFERSON PARK AVE
1909 Jefferson Park Avenue
Charlottesville, VA | Jefferson Park Avenue
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1770 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:51 PM
AVAILABLE NOW! Fantastic Location to UVA! Enjoy living on Jefferson Park Avenue in a charming older apartment with character, wood floors, upper floor unit, two flights of stairs to enter. Large Rooms, Dining, living, kitchen, bath, 3 bedrooms.
1 Unit Available
317 MONTEBELLO CIR
317 Montebello Circle
Charlottesville, VA | Jefferson Park Avenue
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
1601 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:51 PM
Nine month Lease option! Spacious downstairs Unit, Walkable to all things UVA. Walk to class, The Corner and JPA while retaining your own private parking space on premise.
1 Unit Available
1109 MEADOW ST
1109 Meadow Street
Charlottesville, VA | Barracks Rugby
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
2480 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:51 PM
Spotless, sunny rental between Downtown and UVA off Rose Hill Drive on a quiet street.
1 Unit Available
506 RIDGE ST
506 Ridge Street
Charlottesville, VA | Ridge St.
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1067 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:51 PM
AVAILABLE NOW! Imagine living close walking distance to Downtown and Enjoy the Charm & Character of this apartment unit in a home built in the late 1800's! Plus, only a Short Walking Distance to Charlottesville Mall, shops and restaurants! Antique

Median Rent in Charlottesville

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Charlottesville is $915, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,231.
Studio
$987
1 Bed
$915
2 Beds
$1,231
3+ Beds
$1,329
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Searching for an apartment for rent in Charlottesville, VA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 225 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Charlottesville. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The median rent in Charlottesville is $987 for a studio, $915 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,231 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Charlottesville?
In Charlottesville, the median rent is $987 for a studio, $915 for a 1-bedroom, $1,231 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,329 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Charlottesville, check out our monthly Charlottesville Rent Report.
How much is rent in Charlottesville?
In Charlottesville, the median rent is $987 for a studio, $915 for a 1-bedroom, $1,231 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,329 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Charlottesville, check out our monthly Charlottesville Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Charlottesville?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Charlottesville apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Charlottesville?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Charlottesville apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Charlottesville properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Charlottesville properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Charlottesville?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Charlottesville.
How much should I pay for rent in Charlottesville?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Charlottesville.
How can I find off-campus housing in Charlottesville?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Charlottesville. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include James Madison University, and Piedmont Virginia Community College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Charlottesville?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Charlottesville. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include James Madison University, and Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Median Rent in Charlottesville

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Charlottesville is $915, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,231.
Studio
$987
1 Bed
$915
2 Beds
$1,231
3+ Beds
$1,329

City Guide

Charlottesville
An independent city, Charlottesville lives by its own rules. Okay, not really, but the people here tend to march to the beat of their own drum. It seems like all 43,000 and counting of this city’s residents are very happy to call C-Ville their home. Chock full of history, home to the University of Virginia and offering a hip and unique downtown area, Charlottesville should definitely be on the radar of anyone looking for a great, affordable place to snag an apartment rental, such as yourself....
An independent city, Charlottesville lives by its own rules. Okay, not really, but the people here tend to march to the beat of their own drum. It seems like all 43,000 and counting of this city’s residents are very happy to call C-Ville their home. Chock full of history, home to the University of Virginia and offering a hip and unique downtown area, Charlottesville should definitely be on the radar of anyone looking for a great, affordable place to snag an apartment rental, such as yourself....
Life in 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!

Life in Charlottesville
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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!

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City Guide

Charlottesville
An independent city, Charlottesville lives by its own rules. Okay, not really, but the people here tend to march to the beat of their own drum. It seems like all 43,000 and counting of this city’s residents are very happy to call C-Ville their home. Chock full of history, home to the University of Virginia and offering a hip and unique downtown area, Charlottesville should definitely be on the radar of anyone looking for a great, affordable place to snag an apartment rental, such as yourself....
An independent city, Charlottesville lives by its own rules. Okay, not really, but the people here tend to march to the beat of their own drum. It seems like all 43,000 and counting of this city’s residents are very happy to call C-Ville their home. Chock full of history, home to the University of Virginia and offering a hip and unique downtown area, Charlottesville should definitely be on the radar of anyone looking for a great, affordable place to snag an apartment rental, such as yourself....
Life in 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!

Life in Charlottesville
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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

December 2020 Charlottesville Rent Report

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

Charlottesville rents decline sharply over the past month

Charlottesville rents have declined 2.7% over the past month, and are down sharply by 4.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Charlottesville stand at $916 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,231 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in May. Charlottesville's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -3.6%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

    Rents rising across cities in Virginia

    While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Charlottesville over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 6 of the largest 10 cities in Virginia for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -3.6% 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, Arlington is the most expensive of all Virginia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,083; of the 10 largest Virginia cities that we have data for, 4 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Arlington experiencing the fastest decline (-12.4%).
    • Chesapeake, Newport News, and Virginia Beach have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (8.5%, 8.1%, and 7.1%, respectively).

    Charlottesville rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have fallen sharply in Charlottesville, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Charlottesville is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Charlottesville's median two-bedroom rent of $1,231 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 4.6% decline in Charlottesville.
    • While rents in Charlottesville fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Charlottesville than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,377, which is nearly twice 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.

    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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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.

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    December 2020 Charlottesville Rent Report

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

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 Charlottesville Rent Report

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

    Charlottesville rents decline sharply over the past month

    Charlottesville rents have declined 2.7% over the past month, and are down sharply by 4.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Charlottesville stand at $916 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,231 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in May. Charlottesville's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -3.6%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

      Rents rising across cities in Virginia

      While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Charlottesville over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 6 of the largest 10 cities in Virginia for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -3.6% 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, Arlington is the most expensive of all Virginia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,083; of the 10 largest Virginia cities that we have data for, 4 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Arlington experiencing the fastest decline (-12.4%).
      • Chesapeake, Newport News, and Virginia Beach have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (8.5%, 8.1%, and 7.1%, respectively).

      Charlottesville rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have fallen sharply in Charlottesville, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Charlottesville is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Charlottesville's median two-bedroom rent of $1,231 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 4.6% decline in Charlottesville.
      • While rents in Charlottesville fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Charlottesville than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,377, which is nearly twice 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.

      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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      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.