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Average rent in Summerville, SC

$1,429/mo Summerville, SC average rental price, September 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Summerville, SC is $1,429.

Summerville, SC apartment rent ranges

About 50% of apartment rents in Summerville, SC range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 39% of apartments. Around 9% of Summerville’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 1% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

Summerville, SC rent trends

Frequently asked questions

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

Prices and availability in Summerville, SC were last updated on 4 Oct 2022.

What are the best apartments in Summerville, SC?

The best apartments in Summerville, SC are: Abberly Crossing Apartment Homes, Summerville Apartments, Azure Carnes Crossroads, The Reserve at Wescott Plantation and Bay Pointe at Summerville.

What is the average rent in Summerville, SC?

The average rent in Summerville, SC is $1,429. Start your search for apartments in Summerville, SC now.

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

The price range for a studio apartment in Summerville, SC is between $1,395 and $1,819. View all studio apartments in Summerville, SC.

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

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Summerville, SC is between $800 and $3,724. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Summerville, SC now.

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

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Summerville, SC is between $900 and $4,211. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Summerville, SC.

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

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Summerville, SC is between $1,390 and $5,961. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Summerville, SC.

What type of rental buildings are in Summerville, SC?

In Summerville 35% of the housing is rented out compared to 65% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 6% of Summerville’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 67% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 21% are single-family rentals.

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

The average age of rental buildings in Summerville is 22 years old, with 66% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 3 stories, of which 99% are garden-style apartment communities, 1% are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Summerville, SC?

Rental apartments in Summerville come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 0.1% 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 29% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 55% of all rentals in Summerville. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in Summerville, SC

Summerville is a town in South Carolina, about 40 minutes away from Sullivan's Island Beach. It’s one of the best places to live in the state due to low cost of living, affordable housing, beautiful scenery and quiet neighborhoods. Summerville has a humid subtropical climate, with temperatures varying between 35°F and 92°F from winter to summer. The town sees 209 sunny days, 51 inches of rain and only about one inch of snow every year. Summerville is an ideal renting spot for families raising children, due to its highly rated public schools and family-friendly neighborhoods. The town also has a strong job market, making it suitable for young professionals, even those who want to work in Charleston, located some 25 miles away. Summerville is also known for having a fantastic food and restaurant scene and has many festivals each year.

Renting in Summerville, SC

Summerville is known to have a lower cost of living than the national average, with a high standard of living and a somewhat competitive housing market. The town stretches across three counties — Dorchester County, Berkeley County and Charleston County — so families, young professionals and retirees can find affordable homes in dense-suburban neighborhoods. Most Summerville residents are homeowners rather than renters. There are 24 neighborhoods in Summerville, with Woodland Estates, James Island and Ashborough East being some of the best choices for renters. Meanwhile, the northern areas of the town offer more affordable rental options. In Summerville, renters must keep the house habitable and they typically pay for minor repairs. In addition, renters are given a five-day grace after the due date to pay their rent before being evicted. Landlords can only evict their renters on reasonable grounds after sending a 30-day notice.

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Summerville, SC demographics

Summerville, SC has a population of 53,643 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 27,876 of Summerville’s residents are women and 25,767 are men. The median age of those who live in Summerville, SC is 36.7.

Shopping in Summerville, SC

Summerville offers a wide range of shopping, nightlife and entertainment options. Some of the best shopping malls in the town include North Main Market, Azalea Square, Lora, Village Square Shoppes, Dorchester Village and Summerville Galleria. Renters have access to a wide range of major department stores like Belk, Kohl's, Ross Dress for Less, Target, T.J. Maxx and Walmart. The most popular grocery stores in Summerville include Lowes Food, Walmart, Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Earth Fare. Downtown Summerville is the best place for a shopping experience, with many locally owned stores.

Summerville, SC households

  • 13,182 Family
    6,706 Non-family
  • 6,371 Children
    13,517 No Children
  • 19,888Total Number of Households
  • 2.68Average People Per Household
  • $60,271Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 19,888 households in Summerville, SC. 13,182 are family households and 6,706 are non-family households. There are 6,371 households with children in Summerville and 13,517 households without children. On average, about 2.68 people live in a household in Summerville, SC.

Transportation in Summerville, SC

Summerville has poor walkability and bikeability, but it does offer decent public transportation services. The town has an extensive network of busses and trains provided by Summerville Connector and Charleston Transportation Services. Renters who don't own cars and want more convenience usually opt for ridesharing and carpooling services like Uber and Lyft. There are also subway, train and bus services for those going to Charleston for work. Visitors can get around with car rental and airport shuttle services. For air travel, the Summerville Airport is a 15-minute drive away, while the closest major airport is the Charleston International Airport, located some 17 miles away via Interstate 26.

Summerville, SC education statistics

The level of education of the population of Summerville, SC is as follows: 2% have no high school education, 31% completed some high school, 31% partially completed college, 11% have an Associate Degree, 17% have a Bachelor Degree, and 8% have a Graduate Degree.

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