The average monthly rent of apartments in Lake Charles, LA is $1,014.
The average monthly rent of apartments in Lake Charles, LA is $1,014.
Compared to the national average rent of $1,706, the average rent in Lake Charles, LA is $1,014.
Prices and availability in Lake Charles, LA were last updated on 3 Dec 2022.
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The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lake Charles, LA is between $749 and $2,655. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Lake Charles, LA now.
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Lake Charles, LA is between $890 and $3,731. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Lake Charles, LA.
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Lake Charles, LA is between $999 and $5,074. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Lake Charles, LA.
In Lake Charles 45% of the housing is rented out compared to 55% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 6% of Lake Charles’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 53% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 39% are single-family rentals.
The average age of rental buildings in Lake Charles is 29 years old, with 47% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 2 stories, of which 97% are garden-style apartment communities, 3% are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.
Rental apartments in Lake Charles come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 0.2% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 34% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 46% of all rentals in Lake Charles. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.
Lake Charles is the fifth biggest city in Louisiana, situated about 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico in the southwest part of the state. It’s known for its amazing Creole and Cajun cuisine, as well as three different casinos and a bounty of historical places that add to the city’s charm. Lake Charles renters enjoy a typical southern climate of high humidity in the summer and moderate winters where the temperature doesn’t go much below the 50s. For renters who love golf, there are five public golf courses to enjoy year-round. The Creole Natural Trail is a popular outdoor recreation destination that offers boating, bird watching and hiking along 180 miles of roadway. Though it’s located about 200 miles away from New Orleans, Lake Charles does see its fair share of tourism during Mardi Gras, but it’s not quite as busy as The Big Easy’s French Quarter.
Lake Charles offers plenty of options for those who want to rent an apartment here. Most rental communities comprise two- to three-story buildings and offer amenities like outdoor pools, tennis courts and fitness centers. What’s more, the city has good public schools, so many young families tend to buy homes there to enjoy the community vibe that define the area. Lake Charles is more sparsely suburban than urban, with lots of green spaces and beautiful nature all around the city. There are plenty of lakes and rivers that run throughout Lake Charles, which makes it a beautiful and scenic place to live, especially if you enjoy being outside. For renters who enjoy live music, the scene there is ripe with jazz, country and bluegrass venues.
Lake Charles, LA has a population of 77,832 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 40,441 of Lake Charles’s residents are women and 37,391 are men. The median age of those who live in Lake Charles, LA is 35.5.
Prien Lake Mall is a large indoor shopping mall that was named after a small lake nearby. The anchor stores at this mall are JCPenney, Dillard’s and Kohl’s. There is also a Cinemark movie theater there that shows the latest movie releases. For more local shopping, renters go to the Cottage Shops Cultural District that has boutiques, art galleries, specialty home goods and restaurants located on Hodges Street. Farmer’s markets are very popular in the area, with the Charleston Farmers Market downtown every week on Saturday, right behind Historic City Hall. For regular grocery runs, renters have access to stores like Kroger and Albertsons along with big box stores like Walmart and Target in Prien Lake Plaza.
According to U.S. Census data, there are 33,093 households in Lake Charles, LA. 18,710 are family households and 14,383 are non-family households. There are 9,489 households with children in Lake Charles and 23,604 households without children. On average, about 2.27 people live in a household in Lake Charles, LA.
Lake Charles has its own bus system called the Lake Charles Transit that runs five different bus routes throughout the city. There is also a Greyhound bus station and an Amtrak station that runs the Sunset Limited train that makes it easy for renters to travel between New Orleans, through Lake Charles and on a transcontinental journey to Los Angeles. For air travel, there is a regional airport in Lake Charles, but the closest international airports are in New Orleans or Houston, TX. There are domestic airports in Lafayette, about an hour away, and Baton Rouge, two hours away, for travel within the continental U.S.
The level of education of the population of Lake Charles, LA is as follows: 4% have no high school education, 37% completed some high school, 27% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 15% have a Bachelor Degree, and 8% have a Graduate Degree.
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