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1 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Charleston, SC - 252 Rentals available

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,423 in October

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,423 October, after a 1.7% increase since last year.  Renters make up 45% of Charleston’s households. The largest city in South Carolina is a great place to live and work, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,464. [View Full Report]

Charleston apartment rent report

Charleston’s average rent was $1,423 in October

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,423 October, after a 1.7% increase since last year.  Renters make up 45% of Charleston’s households. The largest city in South Carolina is a great place to live and work, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,464.

Charleston’s rent compared to other surrounding cities

This October, the average rent for an apartment in Charleston has increased more than in other surrounding cities such as North Charleston, where rates went up 0.4%, reaching $1,084.  On the other hand, apartment rents in Mount Pleasant went down by 0.4% and reached $1,474.

What it costs to rent in the Charleston metro area

Despite a 2% increase, Hanahan rentals are the most budget-friendly option in the Charleston area, with an average price of $1,051. At $1,189 a month, following a 0.3% increase, renting in Goose Creek is another attractive option. Average rent in Summerville reached $1,210 after a 4% yearly increase. In Ladson, apartments go for $1,237 in October, which is 4.4% more than last year.


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The data on average rents included in our reports comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. Local rent reports include only cities with a statistically-relevant stock of large-scale multifamily properties of 50+ units.

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Charleston, SC Demographics

  • Total Population133,762
  • Female 63,718
    Male 70,044
  • Median Age34.7

Average Rent in Charleston, SC

  • Charleston, SC Average Rental Price, February 2020 $1,372 /mo

    Charleston, SC Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $701-$1,00020%
    • $1,001-$1,50053%
    • $1,501-$2,00020%
    • > $2,0007%

    Charleston, SC Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2016 Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Feb / 2020
    Charleston, SC $1,222 $1,241 $1,250 $1,256 $1,276 $1,312 $1,315 $1,307 $1,364 $1,375 $1,372
    National $1,340 $1,337 $1,368 $1,371 $1,374 $1,408 $1,417 $1,422 $1,458 $1,466 $1,468

    Charleston, SC Households

    • Total Number of Households55,013
    • Family 28,939
      Non-family 26,074
    • Children 11,835
      No Children 43,178
    • Average People Per Household2.32
    • Median Household Income$64,599
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,328

    Charleston, SC Education Statistics

    • No High School1%
    • Some High School22%
    • Some College22%
    • Associate Degree8%
    • Bachelor Degree31%
    • Graduate Degree17%

    Renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC

    With 3 apartments listed for rent, it’s best to narrow down your choices before you begin your search. If you’re only interested in cheap one bedroom apartments, you can filter your search results by setting a maximum price. If you’re looking for a one bedroom furnished apartment, you can check the box "furnished" under amenities. There are many other options and filters you can apply to your search to streamline the process and find your next apartment faster and more efficient. Is a luxury rental more your style? If you sort your search results by rent descending, you will notice that the most expensive rental in Charleston, SC right now costs $1,485 per month. So many choices, so little time.

    Your search for a cheap 1 bedroom apartment ends here

    The city of Charleston, SC is a great place to call home. Among its many great qualities, it has a variety of rental housing options. One of the most popular choices for Charleston, SC's singles and couples are single bedroom apartments. They’re an upgrade from a studio in the sense that they offer more square footage, a separate bedroom, and more room to entertain. They’re also typically more expensive. But with a little diligence and some smart search tools, you can get around that problem. To find an affordable 1 bedroom, sort your search by price, ascending. The lowest priced apartment in Charleston, SC right now has an asking rent of $764. One bedroom efficiency apartments are a great choice as well. Though they may be smaller than a traditional one bedroom apartment, they’re definitely cheaper and you’ll still be able to enjoy the privacy of a separate bedroom.

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