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Frequently Asked Questions

When were prices and availability in Charlotte, NC last updated?

Prices and availability in Charlotte, NC were last updated on 20 May 2022.

What are the best apartments in Charlotte, NC?

The best apartments in Charlotte, NC are: Horizons at Steele Creek, The Langston, Mezzo 1 Luxury Apartments, Magnolia Heights and Alta Croft.

What is the average rent in Charlotte, NC?

The average rent in Charlotte, NC is $1,559. Start your search for apartments in Charlotte, NC now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Charlotte, NC?

The price range for a studio apartment in Charlotte, NC is between $1,005 and $6,287. View all studio apartments in Charlotte, NC.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Charlotte, NC?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Charlotte, NC is between $380 and $5,551. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Charlotte, NC now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Charlotte, NC?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Charlotte, NC is between $380 and $12,693. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Charlotte, NC.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Charlotte, NC?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Charlotte, NC is between $380 and $30,207. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Charlotte, NC.

Renter's guide to Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, better known to locals as the Queen City, is the largest city in the state of North Carolina. Known for its small-town feel and big city skyline, Charlotte is the home of both Bank of America and the Nascar Hall of Fame.

The city has been growing fairly consistently since the 1990s and the metropolitan area has nearly 800,000 people, making is almost twice the size of the state’s capital in Raleigh, which sits a short 160 miles to the northeast. The third-largest city by population in North Carolina, Greensboro is 90 miles away from Charlotte. Atlanta, GA lies about 244 miles away. If you want to travel from Charlotte to Williamsburg, VA, it will take you about 5 hours to get there by car as the two cities are 335 miles apart.

Looking for a cool destination for a weekend getaway? Myrtle Beach, SC is 175 miles away (about 3 hours and a half on the road).

The weather in Charlotte is very mild during all seasons but summer, when it typically gets fairly hot and humid. But for those that like some fun in the sun it’s a great spot, as the city sees an average of 214 days of sunlight a year, officially making it one of the sunniest spots in the country.

Charlotte, NC Demographics

  • Total Population873,570
  • Female 419,246
    Male 454,324
  • Median Age34.4

Charlotte, NC has a population of 873,570 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 454,324 of Charlotte’s residents are women and 419,246 are men. The median age of those who live in Charlotte, NC is 34.4.

Cost of Living in Charlotte, NC

When compared to most large American cities, the cost of living in Charlotte is relatively inexpensive. A typical meal for two at a midlevel restaurant with local fare and some craft brews from one of the area breweries costs between $40 and $50. And paying for utilities won’t set you back too much either, as electricity, heating, water, and garbage together cost only about $125 a month, below the national average of $140.

To get around, Charlotte has several public transportation options, with a public bus line covering the metro area, as well as a light rail system that covers the larger areas of the city. Both are very inexpensive, with a round trip light rail ticket costing around $1.50, and a daily bus pass costing about $6.

Average Rent in Charlotte, NC

  • Charlotte, NC Average Rental Price, February 2022 $1,559 /mo

The average monthly rent of apartments in Charlotte, NC is $1,559.

Charlotte, NC Apartment Rent Ranges

About 35% of apartment rents in Charlotte, NC range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 12% of apartments. Around 45% of Charlotte’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 8% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

Charlotte, NC Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Nov / 2021 Feb / 2022
Charlotte, NC $1,183 $1,191 $1,242 $1,246 $1,265 $1,265 $1,286 $1,301 $1,439 $1,522 $1,559
National $1,362 $1,367 $1,399 $1,407 $1,409 $1,399 $1,403 $1,412 $1,495 $1,591 $1,628

Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Charlotte, NC is $1,559.

Living in Charlotte, NC

Like living in any major city, Charlotte comes with a number of pros and cons. The Queen City is a cultural melting pot of both people and food, ranking as one of the 10 most diverse cities in the United States. You can find high-end restaurants in Charlotte like Bentley’s Restaurant, Morton's Steakhouse, and the Bonterra Dining and Wine Room, as well as local favorites such as Midwood Smokehouse and Tupelo Honey Cafe.

Parking in Charlotte can be a bit of an issue, though. While there are plenty of parking garages available downtown, many are either expensive or offer private parking only, and street parking is typically tough to find.

Things to do in Charlotte, NC

There’s no shortage of things to do in Charlotte, and for a night out the spot to go there’s the Epicentre in the heart of uptown. To get here there are several options, including the light rail; ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are available in Charlotte, too. The Epicentre features multiple restaurants and bars like Whisky River and Howl at the Moon, as well as a full-sized movie theater, making it a great spot for both adults and couples.

The NoDa area on North Davidson and Montford area off Woodlawn are also popular nightlife spots for adults in the Charlotte area. And then there’s The Fillmore Charlotte that opened its doors to the public in 2009 in the heart of the NC Music Factory entertainment complex (recently renamed AvidXchange Music Factory).

The city has several popular annual events throughout the year as well, like the Taste of Charlotte every summer and Restaurant Week in the fall, where visitors can try some of the tastiest food around at discounted prices.

Charlotteans can also catch the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets play a game at the beautiful Time Warner Cable Arena. Or for those more interested in football or baseball, the NFL’s Carolina Panthers play nearby in Bank of America Stadium, and the Charlotte Knights, a Chicago White Sox affiliate, play in the scenic BB&T Ballpark uptown.

And there are plenty of ways to have fun in Charlotte without spending money, too. For families and those with little ones (and even those that don’t), the Kings Drive Art Walk is the perfect event. There’s plenty of fun for adults and kids alike, with lots of food, music, games, and of course, art!

The city of Charlotte boasts over 210 public parks, including Freedom Park, which covers over 98 acres and plays host to the annual Festival in the Park every September. For a good spot to walk the dog or to take the kids to play, Charlotte residents can also check out Reedy Creek Park, Winget Park, James Boyce Park, or Nevin Community Park.

For shoppers, the South Park Mall is the most popular shopping mall, featuring many high-end stores like Coach, Louis Vuitton, and Michael Kors. The area also is home to the Northlake Mall and Ayrsley Village, both popular shopping and entertainment venues in Charlotte. The Northlake Mall has over

100 shops, while Ayrsley Village has several bars and restaurants, as well as a Regal Cinemas Movie Theater.

Charlotte, NC employment & economy

While Bank of America may be the biggest bank headquartered in Charlotte, it’s far from the only bank here. The city is filled with professionals in the banking, finance, and accounting industries, and has some of the best-paying jobs in the country in each field. In addition to Bank of America, there are six other Fortune500 companies headquartered in Charlotte, including Lowe’s, Nucor, Duke Energy, Sonic Automotive, Family Dollar, and Domtar, so there are plenty of jobs to go around. Charlotte also has an employment rate of 4.5 percent, below the national average of 5 percent.

Charlotte, NC Households

  • Total Number of Households338,985
  • Family 196,889
    Non-family 142,096
  • Children 103,945
    No Children 235,040
  • Average People Per Household2.54
  • Median Household Income$65,359
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,209

According to U.S. Census data, there are 338,985 households in Charlotte, NC. 196,889 are family households and 142,096 are non-family households. There are 103,945 households with children in Charlotte and 235,040 households without children. On average, about 2.54 people live in a household in Charlotte, NC. The median income of a Charlotte household living in Charlotte is $65,359 per year. The median housing costs per month are $1,209.

Education in Charlotte, NC

As far as education in the city goes, several universities sit in the downtown area, including Johnson and Wales, Queens College, Wake Forest at Charlotte, Johnson C. Smith, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the Charlotte School of Law.

As the fourth largest of the 16 institutions within the University of North Carolina system and the largest institution in the Charlotte region, UNC Charlotte offers a wide array of bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees in seven professional colleges: Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arts + Architecture, Business, Computing and Informatics, Education, Engineering, and Health & Human Services. It’s a truly diverse group of schools, allowing those in Charlotte to further their education in a multitude of different fields and industries.

Charlotte, NC Education Statistics

The level of education of the population of Charlotte, NC is as follows: 5% have no high school education, 23% completed some high school, 24% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 27% have a Bachelor Degree, and 13% have a Graduate Degree.

Tips for renting in Charlotte, NC

The rights of renters in Charlotte are very similar to those of most states, as well as surrounding areas and cities. However, North Carolina has specific requirements for eviction notice, as long as the notice length is not specifically stated in the lease. For a monthly rental, the eviction period is seven days: for a year-to-year rental, the minimum eviction notice is 30 days: and for a mobile home, the minimum eviction notice is 60 days.

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