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Charleston’s average rent reached $1,434 in December

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,434 in December, after a 2.7% increase since last year. Renters make up 45% of Charleston’s households. The largest city in South Carolina is a great place to live and work, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,462. [View Full Report]

Charleston apartment rent report

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,434 in December

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,434 in December, after a 2.7% increase since last year. Renters make up 45% of Charleston’s households. The largest city in South Carolina is a great place to live and work, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,462.

This December, 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 1.3%, reaching $1,092. On the other hand, apartment rents in Mount Pleasant went up by 0.6% and reached $1,486.

Charleston apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the Charleston metro area

Despite a 1.2% increase, Hanahan rentals are the most budget-friendly option in the Charleston area, with an average price of $1,040. At $1,201 a month, following a 1.8% increase, renting in Goose Creek is another attractive option. Average rent in Summerville reached $1,213 after a 3.8% yearly increase. In Ladson, apartments go for $1,266 in December, which is 7.6% more than last year.

Charleston apartment rent report


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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the rent for a house in Charleston, SC?

The price range of a house for rent is between $1,740 and $3,500. Find house for rent in Charleston, SC.

How many houses are available in Charleston, SC on RENTCafé?

There are 7 house rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Charleston, SC were last updated on 17 Jan 2021.

What is the average size of a rental house in Charleston, SC?

The average Charleston, SC rental house size is 1,414 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a house in Charleston, SC?

Renting a house in Charleston, SC comes with more space, both indoor and outdoor.

What are the downsides of renting a house apartment in Charleston, SC?

Houses for rent in Charleston, SC are usually located in non-central areas. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Charleston, SC.

Charleston, SC Demographics

  • Total Population133,762
  • Female 63,718
    Male 70,044
  • Median Age34.7

Average Rent in Charleston, SC

  • Charleston, SC Average Rental Price, October 2020 $1,434 /mo

    Charleston, SC Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $701-$1,00017%
    • $1,001-$1,50051%
    • $1,501-$2,00022%
    • > $2,0009%

    Charleston, SC Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Oct / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Oct / 2020
    Charleston, SC $1,256 $1,276 $1,312 $1,315 $1,307 $1,364 $1,378 $1,375 $1,378 $1,387 $1,434
    National $1,377 $1,380 $1,417 $1,426 $1,430 $1,466 $1,466 $1,473 $1,474 $1,461 $1,464

    Charleston, SC Households

    • Total Number of Households55,013
    • Family 28,939
      Non-family 26,074
    • Children 11,835
      No Children 43,178
    • Average People Per Household2.32
    • Median Household Income$64,599
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,328

    Charleston, SC Education Statistics

    • No High School1%
    • Some High School22%
    • Some College22%
    • Associate Degree8%
    • Bachelor Degree31%
    • Graduate Degree17%

    Renting a house in Charleston, SC

    Do you wish you could live the American Dream minus the roof repairs, fence painting and boiler repairs? You sure can. It’s called rental homes. You are working a steady 9-5, which is sometimes 9-7, so when you finally get home you don’t want to put in a couple of extra hours as an unpaid handyman. The American Dream is about the impeccable backyard lawn where the family dog runs around. It’s about 4th of July barbeques and summer nights spent on your back porch. Of course, the dream is different for everyone, so it all depends on you. And your budget. There are 6 listings in Charleston, SC with prices varying between $1,740 and . Regardless of your budget you will manage to find some interesting homes for rent that fit your style. If you are moving from an apartment and are on a tight budget, please keep on reading. The American Dream is not only for the rich and beautiful who can rent a 4 bedroom without blinking.

    The road from apartment to house is paved with…

    … extra expenses. At least everyone says so. If we compare the price of 3 bedroom apartments to single family homes for rent with the same bedroom count, the house will be more expensive. You are paying more to get a yard, more square footage, storage space and privacy. But if you are looking for cheap houses for rent, you should definitely consider duplexes too. They are slightly more affordable and they come in many forms and bedroom counts. You could rent a 1 bedroom duplex, albeit they are somewhat rarer than their 2 bedroom brothers, and it goes without say that the rent will be much lower than renting a single-family house. If you are taking the smart approach, moving to a house will not cost an arm and a leg. Of the 6 listings in Charleston, SC there are plenty of houses you can rent without breaking the bank. And besides, why would you pay extra to stay in a pricey neighborhood, when all you want at the end of a long day is to enjoy the tranquility of your backyard?

    Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!