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Charlottesville Apartments
Last updated February 1 2023 at 2:32 PM

291 Apartments in Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 47,266
Population Density: 4,613.7 people/sq mile

What locals are saying

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. So let’s get started!

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

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. So let’s get started!

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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Charlottesville Crime


Overall Crime

Above Average
Overall crime in Charlottesville is above average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Charlottesville is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in Charlottesville is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Charlottesville


Elementary Schools

4 /10
Walker Upper Elementary School
Public
5-6
Public
5-6
610 Students
2 Reviews
610
Students
2 Reviews
4 /10
Venable Elementary School
Public
PK-4
Public
PK-4
346 Students
3 Reviews
346
Students
3 Reviews
2 /10
Greenbrier Elementary School
Public
PK-4
Public
PK-4
399 Students
4 Reviews
399
Students
4 Reviews

Middle Schools

4 /10
Jackson P Burley Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
565 Students
6 Reviews
565
Students
6 Reviews
2 /10
Buford Middle School
Public
7-8
Public
7-8
525 Students
3 Reviews
525
Students
3 Reviews

High Schools

6 /10
Charlottesville High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,172 Students
7 Reviews
1,172
Students
7 Reviews
4 /10
Murray High School
Charter
9-12
Charter
9-12
100 Students
4 Reviews
100
Students
4 Reviews

What Renters Say about Charlottesville


Apartment List has released the results for Charlottesville from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
83%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
73%
Pet Friendliness
68%
Commute Time
67%
Weather
61%
Safety and Crime Rate
58%
Social Life
56%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
52%
Quality of Schools
50%
Public Transit
32%
State and Local Taxes
30%
Dating
22%
Affordability
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Check out 291 verified apartments for rent in Charlottesville, VA with rents starting as low as $900. Some apartments for rent in Charlottesville might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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29 Central at Stonefield Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,801
743 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,825
828 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,797
1095 sqft
Discover a better way of living at 29 Central at Stonefield and The Towns at Stonefield. Warm and welcoming, our luxury apartment community in Charlottesville, Virginia, pairs trendy design features with inspired community amenities to give you all you need to live your best life. Finding the perfect home is easy choose between our spacious, stylish studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom layouts to find a space that suits your needs. Have a furry companion? We know theyll enjoy our pet-friendly community as much as you! Love where you live at 29 Central at Stonefield and The Towns at Stonefield.
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Burnet on Elliott Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
1 Bedroom
$1,700
818 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
1027 sqft
Burnet on Elliott features 10 modern apartments and 2 commercial spaces on the corner of Elliott Avenue and Ridge Street in Charlottesville, VA. An easy walk to the Downtown Mall and Main Street, modern styling and private parking make Burnet on Elliott an urban dwellers dream.\n\nBurnet on Elliott is Pet-Friendly!
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The 12 Twelve Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
16 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,550
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
980 sqft
One of Charlottesvilles newest and most anticipated apartment communities, The 12 Twelve perfectly blends modern style and simple living into thoughtfully designed one and two bedroom apartments.
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101 West Park Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,800
1060 sqft
101 West Park Drive is a four-apartment house with one, two, three and four bedroom layouts. Residents will enjoy stainless steel appliances, upgraded kitchens, private driveways (select apartments), full-size washer/dryers. Features may vary depending on floor plan. Conveniently located off of Barracks Road, this home offers one, two, three, and four bedroom layouts, which are an easy walk to boutiques, shops, and restaurants a true urban lifestyle outside of your door. Just minutes away from culturally rich venues and over 200 restaurants, this community interprets the luxury experience in Charlottesville and joins the on-going creative movement of design. We have lavished our iconic apartment interiors with impeccable design details, like granite countertops, custom cabinetry, ceramic tile floors and energy-efficient stainless-steel appliances. Apartments offer stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, ceramic tile in kitchen, and off-street parking. Each apartment has been renovated to include a bright and modern kitchen and an open floor plan for entertaining! Call today to set your appointment to see this highly desirable property. A monthly $50 Utility Fee covers a bulk of your utility expenses (Water/sewer/trash). Residents are responsible for Electricity (Dominion Power), Cable (Comcast), and Internet (Comcast). Apartments #B, #C, and #D include 2 parking spaces located in a shared house parking lot & parking spaces are first-come, first-served; residents of apartment #A enjoy a private driveway. Professional and graduate community only.
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Average rent in Charlottesville, Virginia

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Charlottesville is $1,707, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,759. Rent rates updated 6 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
Fifth Street Place Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
1 Bedroom
$1,670
741 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,955
1064 sqft
Brand-new community with a resort-style pool, club lounge with game room, large fitness center and yoga studio. Prime location within walking distance to Fifth Street Station and Wegman's.
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10th and Dairy Photo Gallery 1
1 of 54
1 Bedroom
$1,802
560 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,199
1020 sqft
Welcome to 10th & Dairy Apartments in Charlottesville, VA. Each home is designed with exceptional finishes to transform your daily routine. You can always find a place to unwind around the community with several outdoor courtyards, grilling stations, fire pits, seating nooks, lounges, game tables, TV areas, pool, sundeck and more! With premium access to Downtown and Dairy Market, you will never have too far to go. Experience the best in Charlottesville living at 10th & Dairy.
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Carriage Hill Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,010
1142 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,235
1627 sqft
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. Enjoy the quiet, spaciousness, and privacy you have come to expect in a single-family home, while providing all the professional services you want in an apartment community. Our apartment homes encompass up to 1,627 sq. ft. of living space, as well as luxury features, pet-friendly apartments, and options such as private entrances and garages. Carriage Hill offers a complete package of amenities for today’s lifestyle, including fitness center, resort-style pool, sport courts and playgrounds. You deserve a home you will be proud of, a lifestyle of ease, convenience, and leisure. You will notice you are not in your standard “community” as soon as you enter Carriage Hill Apartments in Charlottesville, Va!
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Beacon on 5th Photo Gallery 1
1 of 29
Verified
12 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,569
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,979
1150 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,715
1634 sqft
At Beacon on 5th Apartments in Charlottesville, VA you will find newer apartment rentals that offer an ideal home for all ages and lifestyles. Our luxury apartments are equipped with everything you could ever want or need in an urban residence, including the latest appliances, hardware and finishes. With a flexible variety of residences including one and two bedroom apartments, three bedroom townhomes, and studio-style Carriage House Apartments, Beacon on 5th Apartments has a floor plan to suit every preference. Our community offers pet-friendly apartments as well, welcoming your four-legged family members to enjoy the fun, too! Beacon on 5th Apartments is easily Charlottesvilles most enviable address.
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115 Hartford Ct Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
1800 sqft
Belmont area. Nice townhouse with full finished basement, minutes to downtown, UVA and hospitals. Large kitchen, dining area, living room, and deck off the dining room. Master bedroom has full bath. One full bath on the second floor for the other two bed bedrooms. A half bath on the main floor and another full bath in the finished basement. This space could easily be used for another Master bedroom or a large family room. Washer/dryer in large utility room located in basement. HOA (included in rent) includes exterior, lawn maintenance and trash pickup. Pets considered with monthly pet rent and pet deposit. Available February 2023 single family home
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810 St Clair Ave Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1200 sqft
Very convenient 2 story duplex 2 bedroom 1 bath with off street parking and easy access to 250 bypass,downtown and pantops. Fridge, stove, dishwasher and washer/dryer included. Tenant pays electricity, water/sewer and trash. Owner pays landscaping.Nice back patio and yard (not fenced in) . Pets negotiable with security deposit and monthly pet rent. Available Feb 1, 2023 duplex
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755 WALKER SQ Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1116 sqft
Available 6/1/23. Walker Square condominium overlooks Main St. The living room is expansive enough for a desk area. 3 large walk-in closets. Corner unit with 9 ft ceilings and oversized closets. Washer and dryer.
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714 LYONS AVE Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
1 Bedroom
$1,350
1241 sqft
Basement apartment on Lyons Avenue, situated off beautiful Park Street available November 1. Only a 1 mile walk to downtown! Apartment features large eat-in kitchen equipped w/all necessary appliances, including washer/dryer. Studio-style, enormous joint living room & bedroom has space for large bed, living space, & work/bonus area (fireplace for decorative purposes only). Full bath includes a large vanity, storage cabinets, & spacious glass shower. Access to the apartment is to the left side of the gorgeous main house & is accessed by a beautifully landscaped walkway that opens up into large backyard w/pond. Incredible views from patio that will certainly give you an escape from city living. Water, trash, basic cable, internet and yard maintenance included!! Non smoking. One small pet considered with deposit. Owner occupied.
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417 EAST MAIN ST Photo Gallery 1
1 of 5
3 Bedrooms
$2,950
2050 sqft
Fantastic location on Charlottesville's Historic Downtown Mall. 3BR - 2BA apartment with open kitchen, wood burning fireplace with brick surround in living room, large glass skylights and windows on the Mall provide bright and sun filled space. An internal spiral staircase offers access to roof deck. Located above The Nook restaurant with separate, secure, private residential entrance.
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211 CHANCELLOR ST Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$925
411 sqft
AVAILABLE AUGUST 6 OR POSSIBLY A FEW DAYS EARLIER/ LEASE THRU JULY 2024. TWO BLOCK FROM THE ROTUNDA. LOCATED AT CHANCELLOR & RUGBY. INCLUDES STOVE, REFRIGERATOR, MICROWAVE, A/C, BASIC TV (ANTENNA), WATER & SEWER, COVERED DECK, ONE OFF STREET PARKING SPACE AND LAWN MAINTENANCE. $925 to $975/MO+ELECTRIC & HEAT. SORRY NO DOGS. OWNER/AGENT
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200 GARRETT ST Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
1 Bedroom
$2,200
865 sqft
Live in one of downtown Charlottesville's premier condominium buildings. This chic, one-bedroom home, with clean lines and high-end finishes, is located mere steps from the vibrant shops and restaurants of the Downtown Mall, thriving farmers' markets, popular Ix ArtPark, an award-winning fitness facility in ACAC, and much more. The light-drenched unit, for sale in immaculate condition thanks to the stewardship of its original owner, features an open floor plan, hardwood floors throughout, walk-in shower, and balcony. The dynamic, energizing, protected view is to the north and includes the Downtown Mall, cutting-edge new construction buildings like Apex Plaza, CODE, and Waterhouse, and glimpses of the Blue Ridge mountains. A parking space in the covered garage and a storage unit convey with the unit. The secure building boasts keyless entry, elevators, and a mailroom.
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202b DOUGLAS AVE Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$6,000
3158 sqft
PROBABLY ONE OF THE FINEST CONDOS IN BELMONT AND THE DOWNTOWN MALL AREA. This fully furnished spacious 3 bedroom 3.5 bath condo features extra high ceilings, a modern & open floor plan with huge windows and doors, plus a large rooftop terrace with views of the Downtown Mall all the way around to Monticello. Contemporary flair with many fine architectural details, great spaces, many built-ins and great storage.
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115 MORGAN CT Photo Gallery 1
1 of 23
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
2486 sqft
Wonderful home with plenty of room to grow. Large and well-appointed residence is convenient to UVA, Interstate 64 and 250 Bypass. Oak floors, granite countertops, high ceilings, lots of windows for an abundance of natural light. Open floor plan. Unfinished attic space. Lots of storage. Garage is 2 cars deep. Huntley offers walking trails and a playground.
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2510 B WOODLAND DR Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,900
1280 sqft
THREE BEDROOM ONE FULL AND TWO 1/2 BATH TOWNHOUSE IS IN GREAT CONDITION AND READY FOR MOVE IN JUST OFF JPA. OFF STREET PARKING.FENCED YARD.PETS ALLOWED WITH OWNER APROVAL BUT NO PUPPYS. ONE YEAR LEASE. SECURITY DEPOSIT ONE MONTH RENT DUE AT SIGHNING.ALL APPLIANCES INCLUDING WASHER/DRYER. NO GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS. NO SHOWINGS UNTILL PRE APPROVED APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED.
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243 E JEFFERSON ST Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
1031 sqft
Available April 1, 2023! Coveted Downtown Location. Two Bedroom, two bathroom condo two blocks to the Pedestrian Mall and one block to Historic Court Square. This property offers an open design with a gas fireplace, hardwood floors, and shady private patio. One covered private parking space in the garage and a storage unit in the basement of the building large enough to store bikes, strollers etc. Pets negotiable.
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611 BELMONT AVE Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,100
1428 sqft
Premier Belmont location available NOW! Short walk to Charlottesville's Historic Downtown Mall as well as to the restaurants and shops of the village of Belmont. Over 1,400sqf of living space w/ plenty of closets and unfinished basement storage. Lovely landscaped backyard is fenced for your canine pleasure & the screenporch off the kitchen allows for dining while viewing the woodland garden. Original hardwood floors, high ceilings, updated kitchen, gas burning fireplace in the master bedroom.
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100 AVON ST Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,625
600 sqft
LUXURY UNITS STEPS TO DOWNTOWN & BELMONT! One Hundred Avon introduces NEW one-bedroom apartments available now - blending contemporary living in a historic setting. Four units available from 12/2/22 to 1/6/2023. Rents vary slightly for each unit. One Hundred Avon is the new address you won't want to miss touring! Boasting elegant Granite Countertops, Stainless steel appliances, LED dimmable lighting, and energy efficient HVAC mini split heating/cooling systems. Savor natural light with oversized windows and immense 11 foot ceilings. Plus, enjoy TING Fiber and Xfinity High Speed internet options, camera security, keypad building entry, parking included at the building and in-unit front loading washers/dryers.
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2511 PLATEAU RD Photo Gallery 1
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5 Bedrooms
$2,850
2016 sqft
5 Bedroom Duplex just off campus. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Hardwood floors throughout. Excellant condition.
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2509 PLATEAU RD Photo Gallery 1
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5 Bedrooms
$2,850
1984 sqft
Great 5 bedroom, 5 bath attached duplex just off campus. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Hardwood floors throughout. Excellent condition. Off street parking included.
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1001 E MARKET ST Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,950
991 sqft
Delightful downtown garret overlooking pavilion on the mall. Free trolley stops at the front door. Ride to the University or Hospital. 2 enormous 10X20 closets. Small den has been used as a guest room. Out door enclosed deck. Many ways to arrange the great (really great)room. Luxury small kitchen. Covered parking in the garage. A true downtown unique gem.
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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 291 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Charlottesville. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Charlottesville is $1,672 for a studio, $1,707 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,759 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)

How much is rent in Charlottesville?

In Charlottesville, the average rent is $1,672 for a studio, $1,707 for a 1-bedroom, $1,759 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,705 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 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 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 University of Mary Washington, James Madison University, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Central Virginia Community College, and Lynchburg College.

Average rent in Charlottesville, Virginia

City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Charlottesville is $1,707, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,759. Rent rates updated 6 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List