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Apartments for Rent in Charleston, SC under $1200
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Charleston’s average rent reached $1,429 in January

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,429 in January, after a 2.7% increase since last year. Renters make up 42% of Charleston’s population. The largest city in South Carolina is a great place to live and work, with apartment prices above the national average of $1,392. [View Full Report]

Charleston apartment rent report

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,429 in January

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,429 in January, after a 2.7% increase since last year. Renters make up 42% of Charleston’s population. The largest city in South Carolina is a great place to live and work, with apartment prices above the national average of $1,392.

This January, the average rent for an apartment in Charleston has increased more than in other surrounding cities, such as North Charleston, where rates went up by 1.4%, reaching $1,088. On the other hand, apartment rents in Mount Pleasant went up by 0.9% and reached $1,478.

Charleston apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the Charleston metro area

Despite a 1.4% increase, Hanahan rentals are the most budget-friendly option in the Charleston area, with an average price of $1,039. At $1,200 a month, following a 1.3% increase, renting in Goose Creek is another attractive option. Average rent in Summerville reached $1,205 after a 3.4% yearly increase. In Ladson, apartments go for $1,253 in January, which is 6.5% more than last year.

Charleston apartment rent report

Methodology

RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States. 

The data on average rents included in our reports comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. Local rent reports include only cities with a statistically-relevant stock of large-scale multifamily properties of 50+ units.

Charleston, SC Demographics

  • Total Population135,257
  • Female 63,863
    Male 71,394
  • Median Age34.8

Average Rent in Charleston, SC

  • Charleston, SC Average Rental Price, August 2021 $1,677 /mo

    Charleston, SC Apartment Rent Ranges

    Charleston, SC Rent Trends

    Average Rent Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Aug / 2021
    Charleston, SC $1,312 $1,315 $1,307 $1,364 $1,375 $1,378 $1,387 $1,432 $1,488 $1,623 $1,677
    National $1,347 $1,356 $1,361 $1,393 $1,400 $1,402 $1,393 $1,397 $1,485 $1,510 $1,539
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    Charleston, SC Households

    • Total Number of Households55,889
    • Family 29,424
      Non-family 26,465
    • Children 12,057
      No Children 43,832
    • Average People Per Household2.31
    • Median Household Income$68,438
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,379

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    Renting apartments in Charleston, SC under $1,200

    Are you looking for a smart space where you can easily combine comfort with convenience? You will surely find the property that perfectly fits your needs with this variety of options. RENTCafé offers you 75 apartments for rent in Charleston, SC from 18 modern buildings, so you’ll certainly find something suitable for you. If you want to live alone or with your partner, you might want to look for a studio or browse through our selection of 1 bedroom apartments. If you need more space but you don’t want to spend more than necessary on a monthly rent, check out our 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom apartments for less than $1,200, and make the most out of your budget.

    Finding the best rental near you

    Charleston, SC is an amazing place to call home, with several rentals under $1,200 for you to choose from. There are many options and filters you can apply to your search to make the process easier and to find your next apartment faster and more efficiently. Asking yourself ‘are there any cheap apartments near me’? With our helpful filters, you can easily find the home of your dreams that also fits within your budget. With rent prices as low as $800 in Charleston, SC, you can find affordable and appealing apartments that match your requirements. Sort your search by ‘Rent’ ascending to see the cheapest ones at the top of the list. As soon as you find your perfect apartment, make sure to contact the property to check for availability or apply online directly on RENTCafé.

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