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3 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Charleston, SC
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Charleston’s average rent reached $1,429 in January

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,429 in January, after a 2.7% increase since last year. Renters make up 42% of Charleston’s population. The largest city in South Carolina is a great place to live and work, with apartment prices above the national average of $1,392. [View Full Report]

Charleston apartment rent report

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,429 in January

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,429 in January, after a 2.7% increase since last year. Renters make up 42% of Charleston’s population. The largest city in South Carolina is a great place to live and work, with apartment prices above the national average of $1,392.

This January, 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 1.4%, reaching $1,088. On the other hand, apartment rents in Mount Pleasant went up by 0.9% and reached $1,478.

Charleston apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the Charleston metro area

Despite a 1.4% increase, Hanahan rentals are the most budget-friendly option in the Charleston area, with an average price of $1,039. At $1,200 a month, following a 1.3% increase, renting in Goose Creek is another attractive option. Average rent in Summerville reached $1,205 after a 3.4% yearly increase. In Ladson, apartments go for $1,253 in January, which is 6.5% more than last year.

Charleston apartment rent report


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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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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a 3 bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC?

The price range of a 3 bedroom apartment is between $1,555 and $6,500. Search 3 bedroom apartments in Charleston, SC.

How many 3 bedroom apartments for rent are available in Charleston, SC on RENTCafé?

There are 22 3 bedroom rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Charleston, SC were last updated on 26 Jul 2021.

What is the average size of a 3 bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC?

The average Charleston, SC 3 bedroom apartment size is 1,439 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a 3 bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC?

Renting a 3 bedroom apartment offers extra space compared to a 2 bedroom apartment, suited for a family or for sharing it with someone else.

What are the downsides of renting a 3 bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC?

A 3 bedroom apartment is more expensive than smaller units and it usually comes with higher utility costs. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments or 2 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Charleston, SC.

Charleston, SC Demographics

  • Total Population135,257
  • Female 63,863
    Male 71,394
  • Median Age34.8

Average Rent in Charleston, SC

  • Charleston, SC Average Rental Price, June 2021 $1,570 /mo

    Charleston, SC Apartment Rent Ranges

    Charleston, SC Rent Trends

    Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jun / 2021
    Charleston, SC $1,276 $1,312 $1,315 $1,307 $1,364 $1,375 $1,378 $1,387 $1,432 $1,488 $1,570
    National $1,348 $1,357 $1,362 $1,394 $1,401 $1,403 $1,394 $1,397 $1,404 $1,482

    Charleston, SC Households

    • Total Number of Households55,889
    • Family 29,424
      Non-family 26,465
    • Children 12,057
      No Children 43,832
    • Average People Per Household2.31
    • Median Household Income$68,438
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,379

    Charleston, SC Education Statistics

    • Most Expensive 3 Bedroom Apartment

      655 East Bay $1,500 - $6,500
    • Cheapest 3 Bedroom Apartment

      The Palms $955

    Renting a 3 bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC

    With 39 apartments in Charleston, SC, it can be hard finding just the right 3 bedroom apartment. Before you even start thinking about size, price and features, you have to choose a neighborhood. And that’s no easy task, considering that, depending on the area, you get a wide range of rentals in Charleston, SC, from very cheap to very expensive. Then you also have to factor in the distance to work, kindergarten and/or school. It’s an important decision, as most likely you’re going to spend the next couple of years in this apartment with your family. You are not just searching for an apartment to live in, you’re searching for a home. The internet is supposed to help, but it only confuses you further with redundant lists of things you should pay attention to. We know the feeling very well. Let us give you just one piece of advice: take the rational path and get your priorities right. The only person who knows what type of apartment you need is you. Create a mental or written list of things you absolutely cannot live without, filter accordingly. If a balcony or a garage is absolutely crucial, then head on to the filters section and check the ones you want. This way you will save time by skipping the apartments that don’t meet your criteria.

    Is choosing a cheap apartment worth it?

    There are certainly plenty of options among our 39 available units in Charleston, SC if you’re considering also cheap 3 bedroom apartments. But are they worth considering? Certainly. Yet, you should not get carried away with very low prices, as your decision is not affecting only you. Most probably you’re moving with a family, and for the next few years this will be the place where your children will create memories. Good or bad. Remember how much you hated staying between four walls when you were a kid? Are there any playgrounds or parks around? Neighborhood amenities are important too. Cheap apartments in Charleston, SC have low prices mostly because of their location. Take into account your morning commute. With children morning commutes are quite long anyway, so moving to that amazing apartment in Village Square - Pinecrest Gardens can quickly become a drag if it’s on the opposite end of town than your job or the oldest one’s school. That being said, cheap apartments can be really good deals, but not at any price.

    Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!