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Charlotte, North Carolina, 28216
2 Bedrooms$1,075 - $1,145
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28262
1 Bedroom$774 - $843
2 Bedrooms$878 - $982
3 Bedrooms$1,025 - $1,157
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28216
1 Bedroom$875 - $1,000
2 Bedrooms$1,105 - $1,295
3 Bedrooms$1,375 - $1,740
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28203
1 Bedroom$1,190 - $1,600
2 Bedrooms$1,560 - $1,800
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Charlotte is an incredibly elegant city with a wide array of apartment living options - it doesn't matter what price range you are looking in, Charlotte has the most suitable new apartment for you. You can easily find kid friendly apartments in Charlotte using MyNewPlace and searching for apartment amenities like a balcony.
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Charlotte Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 7.1% 10.5% -3.4% $10,000 to $14,999 4.3% 6.4% -2.1% $15,000 to $19,999 5.2% 6.7% -1.5% $20,000 to $24,999 6.0% 7.1% -1.1% $25,000 to $29,999 6.7% 7.1% -0.4% $30,000 to $34,999 6.6% 6.9% -0.3% $35,000 to $39,999 6.0% 6.3% -0.3% $40,000 to $44,999 5.9% 6.1% -0.2% $45,000 to $49,999 4.9% 5.2% -0.3% $50,000 to $59,999 9.5% 9.4% +0.1% $60,000 to $74,999 11.0% 10.1% +0.9% $75,000 to $99,999 10.9% 8.9% +2.0% $100,000 to $124,999 5.8% 4.1% +1.7% $125,000 to $149,999 3.0% 1.9% +1.1% $150,000 to $199,999 3.0% 1.6% +1.4% $200,000 or more 4.1% 1.8% +2.3%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 6.2% 6.9% -0.7% 10.0% to 14.9% 13.1% 12.4% +0.7% 15.0% to 19.9% 16.2% 14.5% +1.7% 20.0% to 24.9% 14.5% 12.6% +1.9% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.6% 9.6% +2.0% 30.0% to 34.9% 7.3% 6.7% +0.6% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.3% 4.8% +0.5% 40.0% to 49.9% 6.7% 6.1% +0.6% 50.0% or more 15.5% 15.8% -0.3% Not computed 3.7% 10.6% -6.9%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 14.4% 15.2% -0.8% 25 to 34 years 36.2% 29.9% +6.3% 35 to 44 years 22.2% 21.8% +0.4% 45 to 54 years 13.0% 13.9% -0.9% 55 to 64 years 6.2% 7.5% -1.3% 65 to 74 years 3.7% 5.5% -1.8% 75 to 84 years 2.9% 4.5% -1.6% 85 years and over 1.4% 1.7% -0.3%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 39.3% 40.5% -1.2% 30 to 44 minutes 30.1% 24.8% +5.3% 45 to 59 minutes 11.7% 12.1% -0.4% 60 or more minutes 18.9% 22.7% -3.8%
Source: 2000 Census
Getting to Know Charlotte
Located close to the border of South Carolina, Charlotte is a financial and energy hub. With the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the Queens University of Charlotte, the Johnson C. Smith University, and several other colleges and universities, Charlotte has a strong academic and research presence. Home to the Nascar Hall of Fame and the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the city is also famous for the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, the wild roller coasters of Carowinds, and the U.S. National Whitewater Center where you can hike, bike, climb, and kayak. Use the Charlotte Area Transit System rail, trolleys, and bus services to get to and from your destinations with ease. Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Charlotte has all the conveniences and luxuries of a major urban center with the pleasures of the outdoors right at your fingertips.
Choosing a Neighborhood
North Davidson, or NoDa as the locals call it, is the historic part of town with attractive renovations and freshly remodeled rentals. Check out the tree lined streets in the Dilworth neighborhood or be close to shopping and restaurants in South Park. Whether you're looking for a luxury rental downtown next to the action or for a quieter rental in a family oriented part of town, researching the different Charlotte neighborhoods will ensure that you feel right at home in your new rental.
Take in the southern hospitality in the form of North Carolina trout, fried green tomatoes, or shrimp and grits at the New South Kitchen & Bar. For fun with fondue, the Melting Pot is for you. Head uptown to Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina or the Enso Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar for elegant, authentic cuisine. Whether you're looking for a great Italian dish or a savory steak, the restaurants in Charlotte do not disappoint.
With an abundance of parks and nature preserves in Charlotte and the surrounding area, there are plenty of outdoor activities to explore. Head over to Freedom Park and enjoy the lake, trails, and playground, and discover the Festival in the Park where you can experience live music and art displays. Cool off in one of the spraygrounds or neighborhood pools. No matter which neighborhood you choose to live in, you won't be far from the outdoor adventures of Charlotte.
Average Apartment Rent in Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Charlotte have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Charlotte apartment cost $742. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Charlotte apartment was $821 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $989. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Charlotte rentals listed below.
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Map & Local Information
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What neighborhoods in Charlotte are good for eating out?
The Fourth Ward, located in the northwest quadrant of Charlotte's uptown area, is a newly-restored, flourishing part of town and home to the city's arts and entertainment district. With so much activity in the Fourth Ward, there is no shortage of excellent dining establishments. Enjoy the best steaks in town at Capital Grill, or feast on a seven course Victorian meal at McNinch House Restaurant, both located here. Alternatively, North Davidson, or NoDa, is a young, hip neighborhood with some of the funkiest restaurants around Charlotte, with cuisines ranging from Cajun to Mediterranean. Enjoy a delicious ham and gruyere crepe with your favorite European brew at French restaurant Crepe Cellar.
Why should I move to Charlotte?
In 2008, Charlotte was named the "Best Place to Live in America" by relocate-America.com. Factors contributing to this title include Charlotte's temperate climate, quality education system, ample employment and business opportunities, low crime rate, and affordable housing. Moreover, Charlotte boasts a vibrant, art and culture-filled lifestyle and is home to several museums including the Mint Museum of Art and the Charlotte Nature Museum. In 2007, Self Magazine named Charlotte one of the "Five Cities with Big Outdoor Appeal" attributable to events such as Charlotte's Public Art Walking Tour and nearby outdoor excursions like the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
my son is moving to Charlotte. We can't find anyone who knows much about your beautiful city. Any suggestions you can provide (aside from going on line) will be very much appreciated.
Charlotte is a huge city with several distinct neighborhoods and districts. The Fourth Ward is an up and coming neighborhood where many young professionals choose to live. Inside the 277 Freeway, which wraps around the southeastern edge of the city, the streets are organized in a grid, making commuting and finding your way around rather easy, especially for recent relocators. If you do not have a car, or would like to avoid using one, we recommend staying in Center City.
I was told there is quite a bit of crime in the optomist park area. Is this correct?
The crime index for Optimist Park is quite a bit higher than the national average.
howis the crimerate in plaza midwood i am asingle mther of 3 bos and i want to nw is itsafe fr us here. how is t he schools. my with c.p has bad nerves.
Crime rates have decreased about 50 percent in the pat few years. Many people in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte have taken an active part in reducing the crime rate by participating in crime watch programs.
Does Charlotte have any famous museums or exhibitions?
Charlotte is home to an impressive array of fun and educational museums. The Charlotte Museum of History, located on Shamrock Drive on the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, showcases unique, interactive exhibits that highlight Charlotte's rich history. The Mint Museum of Art is the oldest and most prestigious art museum in the state, boasting 81,000 square feet of American, European, Pre-Colombian, and Spanish Colonial ark work, as well as one of the largest collections of porcelain and ceramic art. Discovery Place is another Charlotte gem, located on North Tryon Street. Here visitors can explore the planetarium, simulated rainforest, aquarium, activity rooms, and many science-based exhibits including anatomy, physics, natural science, and human machinery displays. Some other Charlotte favorites include the Afro-American Cultural Center, the Backing Up Classic Auto Museum, the Levine Museum of the New South, and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design.
Is Charlotte famous for any kind of restaurant or food in particular? What's the local favorite?
Featured on the Food Network, Charlotte's Penguin Drive-In serves up the biggest, tastiest, and juiciest burgers in town. Located on Commonwealth Avenue, this popular and tiny local dive boasts a lively atmosphere with a friendly and quirky staff and an excellent jukebox variety. Try the Southern Style burger- a hand-formed, freshly cooked patty slathered in cheese, chili, cole slaw, onions and mustard, or one of Penguin's famous hand-dipped corndogs. And don't forget some hush puppies and fried pickles! Penguin's also offers delicious vegetarian options like their tasty homemade black bean burger and grilled homemade pimento cheese served on Texas toast. With only a dozen or so tables, you can almost always expect a wait, but as anyone who has tasted Penguin's mouth-watering eats can tell you- it's worth it!
What would an ideal weekend be like in Charlotte?
An ideal weekend in Charlotte could begin with a trip to the McDowell Nature Center and Preserve for a nature walk, or a drive down to Lake Norman for some boating and fishing. After some fun in the sun, let your inner explorer loose at one of Charlotte's many museums like the Mint Museum of Art, the Charlotte Museum of History, or Discovery Place. If you have kids, be sure to bring the family down to Carowinds theme park for some cotton candy and amusement rides. Or for some more adult fun, head to Old Mecklenburg Brewery for a tour and tasting.
Is Charlotte a good place for families?
Based on safety, quality of education, and presence of other children in the community, Charlotte is not a very good place for families. With a crime rate of 101 per one thousand residents, Charlotte has one of the highest crime rates in America. The school system is slightly better than the safety situation; the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District provides public education to Simi Valley students, and it is rated better than 48.7 percent of North Carolina school districts and 38.7 percent of school districts in the US. In addition, Charlotte is full of single people in their twenties and thirties, meaning it's not as family-oriented as other cities in the country.
Will I need a car in Charlotte?
Probably not. Unlike much of North Carolina, the City of Charlotte invested a significant amount of money in its public transit system, which now consists of three modes: light rail, bus, and trolley. The LYNX Blue Line is a fast and efficient way to commute from Uptown to southern Mecklenburg County, with many stops at major Uptown destinations in between. The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) provides bus service to the Charlotte area, but it's not the quickest way to get around. Riders can transfer from LYNX to CATS or vice versa within 90 minutes of ticket issue. Lastly, the Charlotte Trolley operates on the LYNX line between the South End and Uptown.
Is the cost of living in Charlotte higher relative to surrounding areas or other cities?
The living expenses in Charlotte are 2 percent lower than the US average, compared to the other cities of the country. Huntersville to the north is 12 percent more expensive than Charlotte, and Harrisburg to the northeast is 7 percent more expensive than Charlotte. To the southeast, Mint Hill is 3 percent more expensive than Charlotte, and Matthews is 9 percent more expensive than Charlotte. Pineville to the south, however, is 1 percent cheaper than Charlotte, and Belmont to the west is 3 percent cheaper than Charlotte.