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1 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Charleston, SC - 342 Rentals available


Charleston’s average rent reached $1,434 in December

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,434 in December, after a 2.7% 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 $1,462. [View Full Report]

Charleston apartment rent report

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,434 in December

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,434 in December, after a 2.7% 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 $1,462.

This December, the average rent for an apartment in Charleston has increased more than in other surrounding cities, such as North Charleston, where rates went up by 1.3%, reaching $1,092. On the other hand, apartment rents in Mount Pleasant went up by 0.6% and reached $1,486.

Charleston apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the Charleston metro area

Despite a 1.2% increase, Hanahan rentals are the most budget-friendly option in the Charleston area, with an average price of $1,040. At $1,201 a month, following a 1.8% increase, renting in Goose Creek is another attractive option. Average rent in Summerville reached $1,213 after a 3.8% yearly increase. In Ladson, apartments go for $1,266 in December, which is 7.6% more than last year.

Charleston apartment rent report

Methodology

RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States. 

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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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a 1 bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC?

The price range of a 1 bedroom apartment is between $642 and $3,043. Search 1 bedroom apartments in Charleston, SC.

How many 1 bedroom apartments for rent are available in Charleston, SC on RENTCafé?

There are 330 1 bedroom rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Charleston, SC were last updated on 18 Jan 2021.

What is the average size of a 1 bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC?

The average Charleston, SC 1 bedroom apartment size is 749 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC?

Renting a 1 bedroom apartment comes with more living and storage space compared to a studio apartment.

What are the downsides of renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC?

1 bedroom apartments are usually more expensive than studio apartments in terms of rent and utility costs. You might be interested in studio apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Charleston, SC.

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, October 2020 $1,434 /mo

    Charleston, SC Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $701-$1,00017%
    • $1,001-$1,50051%
    • $1,501-$2,00022%
    • > $2,0009%

    Charleston, SC Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Oct / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Oct / 2020
    Charleston, SC $1,256 $1,276 $1,312 $1,315 $1,307 $1,364 $1,378 $1,375 $1,378 $1,387 $1,434
    National $1,377 $1,380 $1,417 $1,426 $1,430 $1,466 $1,466 $1,473 $1,474 $1,461 $1,464
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    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

    Searching for great one bedroom apartments in Charleston, SC? We are here to lend a helping hand and some useful information. You will find 337 apartments in Charleston, SC, with prices starting from $850 going all the way up to $2,900. Whether you are browsing for chic single bedroom apartments with a higher price-tag or a cheap one bedroom efficiency, we want to make sure that you find a fabulous apartment, regardless. You can rent beautiful, spacious 1 bedroom apartments if you can fork a higher monthly rent. But if your budget is on the low-low, you will need stellar searching skills to land a nice apartment. If that happens to be the case, don’t lose hope, just keep on reading.

    Is it possible to find a nice cheap apartment?

    Yes, it is. If you want to find a quality apartment in a great location, as close to $850 as possible, which is as cheap as it gets in Charleston, SC, keep in mind that this is kind of like bargain shopping for clothes. You have to look carefully, check often, and be quick, because there’s always a deal waiting to be discovered. Of the 37 listings in Charleston, SC that have units available for rent, many offer weekly or monthly specials and discounts. Unbelievably good deals come up all the time. Keep checking, get notified by using saved searches, be the first one to see it, act fast and apply for it right away. You are not the only one looking for cheap one bedroom apartments, so these deals disappear quickly. A great deal on a one bedroom furnished apartment can be gone in no time. In order to find that perfect, affordable 1 bedroom we suggest you order your search results by price and hit the refresh button often. If you’ve studied the market and did your homework, you will know when a bargain hits the market.

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