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Pet-Friendly Apartments for Rent in Charleston, SC - 553 Rentals available

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


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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.

Look for pet friendly apartments near me

Are you looking to move into a new apartment with your furry, best friend? Are you afraid of not finding a place that allows pets? You can now look for pet-friendly apartments near you, anywhere in the U.S., check if they accept dogs or cats, and find out what is the pet deposit and pet rent. Select your favorite apartments that fit your needs and well as your pet's needs, using fiters for size, amenities and so much more.

Search in your neighborhood, ZIP code, and beyond to find the ideal apartment near you or wherever you and your pets plan on moving to. Whether it's next to a dog park, a pet store, a veterinary, or a pet friendly mall or coffee shop, you can find exactly what you are looking for right on RENTCafé - let's find it now!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a pet-friendly apartment in Charleston, SC?

The price range of a pet-friendly apartment is between $875 and $6,500. Search pet-friendly apartments in Charleston, SC.

How many pet-friendly rentals are available in Charleston, SC on RENTCafé?

There are 544 pet-friendly rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Charleston, SC were last updated on 4 May 2021.

What is the average size of a pet-friendly apartment in Charleston, SC?

The average Charleston, SC pet-friendly apartment size is 1,016 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a pet-friendly apartment in Charleston, SC?

Pet-friendly apartments are usually larger and located in a community that offers pet-focused amenities.

What are the downsides of renting a pet-friendly apartment in Charleston, SC?

Renting a pet-friendly apartment comes with a higher rent and a pet deposit. 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 Population135,257
  • Female 63,863
    Male 71,394
  • Median Age34.8

Average Rent in Charleston, SC

  • Charleston, SC Average Rental Price, March 2021 $1,488 /mo

    Charleston, SC Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $701-$1,00012%
    • $1,001-$1,50054%
    • $1,501-$2,00023%
    • > $2,00011%

    Charleston, SC Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021
    Charleston, SC $1,256 $1,276 $1,312 $1,315 $1,307 $1,364 $1,375 $1,378 $1,387 $1,432 $1,488
    National $1,315 $1,346 $1,355 $1,359 $1,356 $1,391 $1,398 $1,400 $1,390 $1,395 $1,407

    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

    Charleston, SC Education Statistics

    • No High School1%
    • Some High School21%
    • Some College21%
    • Associate Degree7%
    • Bachelor Degree32%
    • Graduate Degree17%

    Renting a pet-friendly apartment in Charleston, SC

    Pets play a greater role in our lives than ever before. Many of us can’t imagine life without the unconditional love of our furry or feathery companions. Whether you have a faithful service dog, or a playful hamster, not all Charleston, SC rental properties will welcome your dear pet. Don’t let that stand between you and your cheery pet bird. Pet-friendly units that welcome all kids of pets are more common than ever. Now you can easily browse hundreds of verified pet-friendly rental listings, and find the perfect housing for you and your pet roommate. It might be useful to know that the average rent for a Charleston, SC apartment is $1,661. Looking for something above average? You will find great pet friendly units with extra spacious floor plans for up to $3,245 per month. If you’re looking for something more affordable, set a filter for a maximum price to sort through the 51 pet friendly properties in Charleston, SC and spot the best deals in town, for as low as $875. Out of the 556 units, you’re sure to find a great apartment you and your pet can call home.

    Pet friendly apartments in Charleston, SC with a twist

    We know that not all pets were created equally. You might not give a damn ‘bout your dog’s reputation, but you might notice that many landlords may not be on the same page with you. For instance, not all rental properties have apartments that allow pit bulls. Landlords call it precaution, you call it “breed discrimination”. No worries, though, because there’s a perfect apartment for your pit bull too. If you are wondering how to rent with a pit bull, scroll down to the Pet Policy section in the listing description to find out if the property you’re interested in offers no-breed-restriction apartments. Be perseverant, and you will find dog-friendly apartments in Charleston, SC that allow large breeds too. The average size for a Charleston, SC apartment is 997 Sq.Ft., so you’re sure to find an apartment big enough to fit you and your sweet-natured giant. You can contact the property manager through rentcafe.com, or call them directly from the RENTCafé Mobile App, and ask if they have any pit bull friendly rentals. Soon enough, you and your buddy will be snuggling in the coziness of the pet-friendly rooms you’ve been searching for.

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