Whether you’re looking for new job opportunities or a place to settle down, Raleigh has you covered. It tops Forbes’ list as the best city for raising a family, and comes in second for the “Best Places for Business and Careers.” With over 24,000 job openings last year, excellent public schools, and a low crime rate, the City of Oaks is an exciting destination and one of the fastest growing cities in the US.
While about two-thirds of locals are homeowners, there are still many people who rent. Raleigh’s average rent – around $1,036/month, according to Yardi Matrix – sits below the national average of $1,165. Too much for your pocket? Here’s some good news! You can spend even less to get a great apartment in a safe Raleigh neighborhood.
Clarion Crossing, Lakeview Townhomes: $790/month for a 2-bed apartment, 930 sq. ft.
Nestled near Lake Johnson, just minutes from Downtown and NCSU are the wonderful Clarion Crossing apartments. The spacious 2-bedroom units – with more options for 1- and 3-bedrooms – boast newly renovated cabinets and countertops, huge walk-in closets, and en suite bathrooms. The community located in West Raleigh features a 24-hour fitness center, a tanning studio, a swimming pool, and more. As a bonus, your furry friends will enjoy a brand new bark park. And the conveniences don’t stop here: from valet trash service to online rent pay, all you could need and more is at your fingertips.
Brentmoor Apartments, Timberlake Estates – Trawick Downs: $814/month for a 1-bed apartment, 790 sq. ft.
Working professionals (and not only!) will love the garden-style 1-bedroom units at Brentmoor Apartments in Northeast Raleigh. Flexible leases and features like built-in workspaces, a business center, and a conference room are readily available to accommodate your busy lifestyle. Units are as elegant as they are efficient, offering 9-foot ceilings with crown molding, spacious walk-in closets, and private patios. Outside work mode, you can stretch out on the sundeck by the resort-style pool, kick back in the media room, or play golf at the community putting green. The sand volleyball court will make you feel like you’re right on the beach.
Cambridge Apartments, Bent Creek – North Raleigh: $815/month for a 1-bed apartment, 808 sq. ft.
If luxury living amidst a host of amenities sounds appealing, then you’ll love the Cambridge Apartments in prestigious North Raleigh. The 1-bedroom units start at just $815 a month, and include everything from high ceilings, dishwashers, and patios to roaring fireplaces. Those who want to relax can do so at the pool or clubhouse, with bonus complimentary DVD rentals. Athletic types can take advantage of the free mountain bike rentals, 24-hour fitness center, and tennis and volleyball courts. And everyone will enjoy the monthly resident activities. Not to mention that the I-440 Beltline is nearby!
Post Parkside At Wade, Westover – West Raleigh: $875/month for a studio apartment, 616 sq. ft.
From studio apartments to 3-bedroom units, the brand new homes at Post Parkside at Wade feature the height of modern luxury, comfort, and convenience. Built-in desks and bookshelves? They’ve got them all. Tiled backsplashes and granite countertops – check and check. Dual vanities, private balconies, and washer/dryer combos come in as standard features. The coveted community amenities are also noteworthy. Residents enjoy features like electric car charging stations, on-site retail and restaurants, and even an urban vegetable garden. Not to mention that it’s located on the edge of the Beltline – with easy access to Downtown and all its hot spots.
Sterling Glenwood, Glen Eden – Coley Forest: $788/month for a 2-bed apartment, 1,044 sq. ft.
Renters looking for a larger space in a prime location will love the 2-bedroom apartments at Sterling Glenwood in Midtown Raleigh. These midrise apartments are located just five minutes from downtown, and a few miles from several major universities, parks, and museums. Not to mention walking distance from Crabtree Valley Mall. The spacious, open floor plans are perfect for families and offer oversized closets, entertaining kitchens, and more. Many of the community amenities are brand new, like the renovated luxury clubroom, state-of-the-art fitness center, and sparkling pool with sundeck.
As you can see, your options for conveniently priced rentals are many and appealing in The City of Oaks. Take a look at more apartments in Raleigh to find the perfect fit for your life and your family.