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    Clubhouse With Kitchen at The Palms, Charleston Bedroom at The Palms, Charleston, 29407
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    311 Royal Palm Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407
    1 Unit available
    1 BED Ask for Pricing
    2 BEDS $1,245+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Mar 4, 2024

    I have lived here for over 2 years I love it

    5/5 Anonymous on Mar 4, 2024

    I have lived here for over 2 years and live it

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    Clubhouse | Wharf 7 Bedroom | Wharf 7
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    515 Robert Daniel Drive, Charleston, SC 29492
    Available
    Studio $1,680+
    1 BED $1,770+
    2+ BEDS $2,535+
    Property reviews
    5/5 Jane H. on Jan 29, 2024

    Great so far. I've only been here a month.

    5/5 Randall P. on Nov 5, 2023

    Everyone has been so helpful and friendly. Gorgeous place to live

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    Dining Area at 511 Meeting, South Carolina, 29403 Bedroom at 511 Meeting, Charleston, SC, 29403
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    511 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
    Available
    Studio $1,705+
    1 BED $2,170+
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    4.5/5 Anonymous on Nov 29, 2022

    Great location and very clean

    4/5 Anonymous on Aug 24, 2023

    The apartment is in a good location, the pool is nice, and we have had no issues.

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    Kitchen | The Standard Bedroom | The Standard
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    215 Promenade Vista Street, Charleston, SC 29412
    Available
    Studio $1,725+
    1 BED $1,990+
    2+ BEDS $2,645+
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    5/5 Aaron J. on Jul 31, 2021

    Great location and amenities.

    4.5/5 Anonymous on Sep 17, 2023

    Lived here almost 4 months, very happy with the complex

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    3100 Ashley Town Center Dr., Charleston, SC 29414
    1 BED $1,833+
    2 BEDS $2,146+
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    1735 Ashley Hall Rd., Charleston, SC 29407
    1 BED $1,447+
    2 BEDS $1,548+
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    333 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403
    2 BEDS $1,650
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    577 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
    1 BED $1,925
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    311 Royal Palm Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407
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    2 BEDS $1,245+
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    1801 Haddon Hall Dr, Charleston, SC 29414
    2 BEDS $1,800+
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    6 Huguenin Ave., Charleston, SC 29403
    1 BED $1,962+
    2 BEDS $2,745+
    3 BEDS $5,394+
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    1645 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC 29407
    1 BED $1,300
    2 BEDS $1,375+
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    1704 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC 29407
    1 BED $1,300
    2 BEDS $1,375+
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    515 Robert Daniel Drive, Charleston, SC 29492
    Studio $1,680+
    1 BED $1,770+
    2+ BEDS $2,535+
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    215 FISHBURNE STREET, CHARLESTON, SC 29403
    2 BEDS $1,965
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    1850 Ashley Crossing Lane, Charleston, SC 29414
    1 BED $1,462+
    2 BEDS $1,548+
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    1000 Bonieta Harrold Dr, Charleston, SC 29414
    1 BED $1,571+
    2 BEDS $1,962+
    3 BEDS $2,493+
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    55 Romney Street, Charleston, SC 29403
    Studio $1,840+
    1 BED $2,095
    2 BEDS $2,685
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    511 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
    Studio $1,705+
    1 BED $2,170+
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    1840 Carriage Lane, Charleston, SC 29407
    1 BED $1,300+
    2 BEDS $1,525+
    3 BEDS $1,590+
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    651 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
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    1 BED $1,901
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    109 DARLINGTON AVE, CHARLESTON, SC 29403
    2 BEDS $2,200
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    695 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
    Studio $1,811
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    215 Promenade Vista Street, Charleston, SC 29412
    Studio $1,725+
    1 BED $1,990+
    2+ BEDS $2,645+
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    40 Bee St, Charleston, SC 29403
    2 BEDS $1,800+
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$1,973/mo Charleston, SC average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Charleston, SC is $1,973.

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    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Charleston, SC last updated?

    Prices and availability in Charleston, SC were last updated on 21 May 2024.

    What are the best apartments in Charleston, SC?

    The best apartments in Charleston, SC are: The Standard, The Palms, 511 Meeting, Wharf 7 and Abberly at West Ashley Apartment Homes.

    What is the average rent in Charleston, SC?

    The average rent in Charleston, SC is $1,973. Start your search for apartments in Charleston, SC now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Charleston, SC?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Charleston, SC is between $1,376 and $7,469. View all studio apartments in Charleston, SC.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC is between $760 and $5,945. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Charleston, SC now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC is between $760 and $13,630. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Charleston, SC is between $870 and $8,447. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Charleston, SC.

    What type of rental buildings are in Charleston, SC?

    In Charleston 44% of the housing is rented out compared to 56% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 16% of Charleston’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 69% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 14% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Charleston, SC?

    The average age of rental buildings in Charleston is 24 years old, with 63% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 4 stories, of which 90% are garden-style apartment communities, 15% are mid-sized buildings, and 4% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Charleston, SC?

    Rental apartments in Charleston come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 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 40% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 47% of all rentals in Charleston. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

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    Living in Charleston, SC

    Living in location

    Bordered by beautiful rivers, creeks and the Atlantic Ocean, Charleston is a sea-swept small town in the southeastern part of South Carolina. The apartments for rent in Charleston are 105 miles northeast of Savannah, GA, and 200 miles southwest of Fayetteville, NC. Renters here enjoy a variety of attractions, such as the Charles Parks Conservatory, Dock Street Theater, Maritime Center and the Municipal Golf Course. Many young professionals are renting in Charleston for career opportunities in aerospace; automotive; IT and defense; logistics; and life sciences, while others are college students, military renters, artists and musicians. Additionally, the Charleston County School District provides public education options to renters with children.

    Charleston's allure extends to its vibrant arts scene, marked by annual festivals like the world-renowned Spoleto Festival USA, which showcases a variety of performances from classical music to contemporary dance. The city's commitment to preserving its history is evident in the numerous museums and historical sites that provide a deep dive into the region's past, from the colonial era to the Civil War. Plus, Charleston has a longstanding foodie scene with a fusion of Southern, seafood, BBQ, Italian, Asian, Mexican, Caribbean, Mediterranean and its own distinctive Lowcountry cuisine (which blends African, French and Caribbean flavors). Living in Charleston gives renters a unique blend of historical richness, cultural vibrancy, and modern amenities, making it an enviable place to call home.

    Renting in Charleston, SC

    Downtown Charleston has historic houses and apartments for rent lined on sophisticated, cobblestone streets. Specifically, Ansonborough is a neighborhood with apartments rentals and colonial-style houses for rent from the 1700s and 1800s, while Avondale has historic, as well as modern townhouses, single-family houses and apartments for rent. Similarly, the East Side presents historic houses for rent alongside apartments and townhouse rentals, and the French Quarter boasts apartments and historic homes of many colorful varieties. Likewise, Hampton Park Terrace showcases historic houses and apartments for rent near the famous Hampton Park, whereas Harleston Village offers access to the Ashley River Front with apartments, townhouses and single-family houses for rent. King Street Historic District also has apartments and historic houses for rent near boutique shopping and delightful eateries, and Radcliffeborough has apartments and townhouses that are great for student renters.

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    Shopping in Charleston, SC

    In the West Ashley area of Charleston, renters will find Citadel Mall with Belk, Dillard's, Target and more than 100 other retailers. Another popular store in West Ashley for decorating new apartment rentals is GDC Home. Notably, the apartments for rent near I-26 at Exit 209 are right by Northwoods Mall, which has JCPenney, Burlington and much more. Otherwise, downtown Charleston boasts a delightful array of boutiques for renters to browse, including Rhodes Boutiques; Celadon; Gold Creations; M. Dumas & Sons; and The Shops at Charleston Place. And, don't miss the Farmers' Market in downtown for fresh local produce and artisanal goods. Or, on King Street, renters can explore stores like Blue Bicycle Books, Candlefish, Croghan's Jewel Box and Fritz Porter. Lastly, Summerville and West Ashley have various shopping destinations to explore for renters who want to support local businesses.

    Transportation in Charleston, SC

    When renting in Charleston, major highways include I-26, I-17 and Highway 17, which connects to the greater metropolitan area. During peak hours and high tourist season (March to June), rush hour traffic can delay renters on I-26 and I-17. However, the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority can alleviate traffic for renters by providing more than 20 bus routes and the Downtown Area Shuttle, which offers free shuttle routes to take renters to the South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston Museum and Waterfront Park. Another fun way to visit downtown Charleston and the City Market is by water taxi, and ridesharing apps (like Uber and Lyft) also operate throughout the small town. Finally, the Charleston International Airport is the closest major airport.

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