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Average rent in Gastonia, NC

$1,263/mo Gastonia, NC average rental price, February 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Gastonia, NC is $1,263.

Gastonia, NC apartment rent ranges

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Getting around in Gastonia, NC

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Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 36, Bike Score®: 25

Frequently asked questions

What are the best apartments in Gastonia, NC?

The best apartments in Gastonia, NC are: Destination at Union, The Groves, Trenton Mill Lofts, Loray Mill Lofts and 1020 N Oakwood St.

What is the average rent in Gastonia, NC?

The average rent in Gastonia, NC is $1,263. Start your search for apartments in Gastonia, NC now.

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

The price range for a studio apartment in Gastonia, NC is between $918 and $1,020. View all studio apartments in Gastonia, NC.

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

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gastonia, NC is between $918 and $1,702. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Gastonia, NC now.

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

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Gastonia, NC is between $1,250 and $1,850. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Gastonia, NC.

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

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Gastonia, NC is between $1,375 and $1,785. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Gastonia, NC.

What type of rental buildings are in Gastonia, NC?

In Gastonia, 46% of the residents are renting compared to 54% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 6% of Gastonia’s rentals, 49% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 42% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Gastonia, NC?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Gastonia are about 37 years old, on average. Of these, 16% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 2 stories. About 97% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 3% are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Gastonia, NC?

Rental apartments in Gastonia come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 1.0% 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 28% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 56% of all rentals in Gastonia. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Gastonia, NC in the news

Living in Gastonia, NC

Gastonia is a small town in North Carolina located just 30 minutes from Charlotte. The town was originally developed as a manufacturing center in the early 20th century, but the local economy has since diversified. Today, Gastonia is one of Charlotte’s largest suburbs and is very diverse. Gastonia has a charming, historic downtown area full of locally owned restaurants and cafes. Many renters move to Gastonia because of its convenient location. Specifically, the area offers renters a short and easy commute to Charlotte, but it’s also close to many fun outdoor activities. There are also multiple parks and walking trails within town, as well as many lakes, campsites, and hiking trails within driving distance for renters to enjoy. The U.S. National Whitewater Center is also a short drive away. Renters in the area also love Gastonia’s mild weather. While the area experiences all four seasons, snow is rare in the winter.

Renting in Gastonia, NC

There are many different types of rentals in Gastonia, with options for every type of renter, from young professionals to families to retirees. The downtown area is very dense and full of historic buildings. In fact, several of the area’s old textile factories have been converted into loft-style apartments. Outside of downtown, there are more traditional, low-rise apartment complexes, as well as single-family homes available for rent. These neighborhoods are more sparsely populated than downtown and renters can expect to have more space. There’s also a mix of newer construction and older homes in this area, and rental prices can range widely depending on the type of property you’re interested in.

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Gastonia, NC demographics

Gastonia, NC has a population of 79,483 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 41,492 of Gastonia’s residents are women and 37,991 are men. The median age of those who live in Gastonia, NC is 38.

Shopping in Gastonia, NC

Gastonia is a major shopping center for the region, with many different shopping centers around town. The Eastridge Mall is the largest mall in the area, with a wide variety of clothing stores, home decor boutiques and more. East of the mall is another large shopping corridor with shops like Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Ross, Kohl’s, The Home Depot and more. While this is the biggest shopping center in Gastonia, renters will also find many smaller shopping centers nearby, as well. Meanwhile, grocery stores are evenly spread out throughout town, with some of the most popular options being Food Lion, Aldi and Shaw’s. Renters also have access to many drugstores and locally owned markets throughout town.

Gastonia, NC households

  • 19,139 Family
    11,852 Non-family
  • 10,065 Children
    20,926 No Children
  • 30,991Total Number of Households
  • 2.52Average People Per Household
  • $52,990Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 30,991 households in Gastonia, NC. 19,139 are family households and 11,852 are non-family households. There are 10,065 households with children in Gastonia and 20,926 households without children. On average, about 2.52 people live in a household in Gastonia, NC.

Transportation in Gastonia, NC

Renters in Gastonia have a variety of transportation options available, but the easiest way to get around is by car. To that end, Interstate 85 runs just north of Gastonia, making it easy to commute to other towns nearby. As with many suburban towns, most apartments and businesses in Gastonia offer parking. Gastonia also has its own local bus system, and the Charlotte Area Transit System runs buses into Gastonia, as well. While buses don’t run very frequently, they are a viable alternative for renters who don’t have a car. Amtrak also has a stop in Gastonia, which provides renters with service to many major cities along the East Coast and in the South.

Gastonia, NC education statistics

The level of education of the population of Gastonia, NC is as follows: 4% have no high school education, 36% completed some high school, 28% partially completed college, 10% have an Associate Degree, 14% have a Bachelor Degree, and 7% have a Graduate Degree.

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