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Raleigh, North Carolina, 27614
1 Bedroom$724 - $1,495
2 Bedrooms$879 - $1,820
3 Bedrooms$1,075 - $1,865
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606
1 BedroomUp to $825
2 BedroomsUp to $999
3 BedroomsUp to $1,215
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606
1 Bedroom$845 - $1,258
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Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601
1 Bedroom$1,125 - $1,919
2 Bedrooms$1,762 - $2,517
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Raleigh apartments are ingeniously laid out near city points of interest and appealing during all four seasons - you can find enticing park views or three flat apartments available in a ton of different neighborhoods all over the city. Check out average rents in Raleigh or for more information, keep reading this page, or visit our apartment guide for lots of apartment finding and living tips!
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Raleigh Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 7.2% 10.5% -3.3% $10,000 to $14,999 4.6% 6.4% -1.8% $15,000 to $19,999 5.2% 6.7% -1.5% $20,000 to $24,999 6.1% 7.1% -1.0% $25,000 to $29,999 6.5% 7.1% -0.6% $30,000 to $34,999 6.7% 6.9% -0.2% $35,000 to $39,999 6.2% 6.3% -0.1% $40,000 to $44,999 5.8% 6.1% -0.3% $45,000 to $49,999 5.0% 5.2% -0.2% $50,000 to $59,999 9.5% 9.4% +0.1% $60,000 to $74,999 10.9% 10.1% +0.8% $75,000 to $99,999 11.8% 8.9% +2.9% $100,000 to $124,999 6.5% 4.1% +2.4% $125,000 to $149,999 3.1% 1.9% +1.2% $150,000 to $199,999 2.7% 1.6% +1.1% $200,000 or more 2.3% 1.8% +0.5%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 4.4% 6.9% -2.5% 10.0% to 14.9% 10.2% 12.4% -2.2% 15.0% to 19.9% 15.7% 14.5% +1.2% 20.0% to 24.9% 15.5% 12.6% +2.9% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.7% 9.6% +2.1% 30.0% to 34.9% 7.9% 6.7% +1.2% 35.0% to 39.9% 6.2% 4.8% +1.4% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.4% 6.1% +1.3% 50.0% or more 17.1% 15.8% +1.3% Not computed 4.0% 10.6% -6.6%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 19.8% 15.2% +4.6% 25 to 34 years 37.2% 29.9% +7.3% 35 to 44 years 19.4% 21.8% -2.4% 45 to 54 years 11.3% 13.9% -2.6% 55 to 64 years 4.8% 7.5% -2.7% 65 to 74 years 3.1% 5.5% -2.4% 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 47.9% 40.5% +7.4% 30 to 44 minutes 26.2% 24.8% +1.4% 45 to 59 minutes 8.9% 12.1% -3.2% 60 or more minutes 17.0% 22.7% -5.7%
Source: 2000 Census
Relocating to Raleigh
Located in the heart of North Carolina, Raleigh is known for its numerous museums and extensive park system. Plus with North Carolina State University, St. Augustine’s College, Shaw University, and Meredith College all based here, the city has a strong academic presence. This is also a shopping and dining mecca, so you certainly won’t have a hard time furnishing your new apartment and finding a place to eat out once you make the move. Add to that live music, open air markets, and an arboretum that holds photo workshops and garden parties, and it’s easy to see why so many people are choosing to move to Raleigh!
Glowing with southern hospitality, Raleigh offers fresh fruits, veggies, and more at the State Farmers Market, and the Seafood Restaurant is ready to cook up the local goods right there on the spot. Looking for a place to eat out when you first get settled into your new apartment? Head downtown and you’ll find the delicious Market Restaurant with local, seasonal goods rotating on their menu all year long. But if you’re wondering about great bakeries, look no further than the French La Farm Bakery for truly tasty breads, tarts, and pastries. No matter which neighborhood your new apartment lands you in, you’ll have access to all the amazing cuisine and specialty shops that the area has to offer!
Relax and Make Yourself at Home
When you’re finally done unloading all those boxes into your new apartment, your body could most certainly use some pampering. Just leave it to the folks at Absolute Body Balance Therapeutic Sports and Medical Massage. Whether you’re looking for a hot stone treatment or in desperate need of a deep tissue massage, they’ve got you covered. Looking to relax, rejuvenate, and be social? Try out one of the many local yoga studios, like Open Door Yoga, and let go of any remaining moving-related tension. If sitting back and enjoying a lively performance is just what you need to take your mind off those unpacked boxes, head on over to the North Carolina Theatre and enjoy a sense of community, culture, and art that is all a part of living in Raleigh.
Come visit the birds, fish, reptiles and mammals at the North Carolina Museums of Natural Sciences. With daily “Meet the Animals” programs and tons of great workshops where you get outside and visit the coast and the mountain habitats, the museum is a local gem. Spend the day exploring the unique history of the state at the North Carolina Museum of History, or for a local history lesson, check out the ever changing exhibits at the Raleigh City Museum. Let the kids learn through play at the Marbles Kids Museum, and if there’s a sports fan in your clan, visiting the Sports Hall of Fame is a must. With so many great museums to discover, it’s just a matter of time before you find your new favorite.
Park and Recreation
With miles of trails, a playground, and scenic views galore, Anderson Point Park is a place to visit again and again. Plus the Capital Area Greenway System connects many of the parks with trails, so it’s easier than ever to get around and enjoy the outdoors. For a fantastic art facility complete with a darkroom, check out the Sertoma Arts Center. In addition to the arts, the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department also has classes for all ages: youth martial art, rock climbing, water exercises, kayaking, kickball teams, and of course, nature programs. No matter which neighborhood you choose to rent in, you’ll never be far from the parks and recreational activities in Raleigh.
Average Apartment Rent in Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Raleigh 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 Raleigh apartment cost $836. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Raleigh apartment was $1,010 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $1,041. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Raleigh rentals listed below.
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What's the weather like in Raleigh?
The weather in Raleigh is one of the major lures to this city. The winters are fairly mild and short-lived, yet residents still experience the diversity of a seasonal climate. Snow is rare, but in the chance that it does occur, even a small amount has the ability to nearly shut down the city. That being said, the weather is warm and sunny from mid-March through October and allows Raleigh residents to enjoy the beautiful local scenery or head out to explore nearby vacation hotspots Outer Banks or the Wilmington shoreline.
Why should I move to Raleigh?
Besides the obvious appeal of the agreeable climate, many people will find countless other reasons to call Raleigh "home". The education is excellent, with 10 colleges in the vicinity. The job outlook is positive, with many companies expanding and new ones moving in, and the cost of living is very affordable. Raleigh has all of the amenities of a great city: an abundance of shopping centers, restaurants, parks, and a busy nightlife. It is also in close proximity to many other popular cities, with Richmond and Charlotte a quick two-hour drive away, and DC about five hours away. Overall it is a safe, healthy, and friendly city- the perfect place to raise a family.
My boss has asked if I would be interested in relocating from Atlanta, GA to Raleigh. What's the best area in Raleigh to live? Also, I want my kids to go to good schools, great sports programs, etc.?
We think that a good place to start looking is Oakwood Park, in the northeast corner of Raleigh. There is a park nearby and the streets are generally uncrowded. On the west side of town you can look at Westover/Mount Vernon and Roylene Acres. There will be pluses and minuses about living closer to North Carolina State University. You may also want to look at apartments in Cary, which is about 15 minutes out of downtown Raleigh.
How far is the airport from downtown Raleigh and can I get there easily and cheaply?
Raleigh-Durham International is a major airport hub within the US, located just 11 miles from downtown with a driving cost of about $2. Johnston County is the next closest airport, located in Smithfield, about 21 miles from downtown Raleigh with a driving cost of around $3. Horace Williams Airport is located in Chapel Hill, about 26 miles from Raleigh with a driving cost of around $4. For those who prefer not to drive to the airport, an array of alternative transportation modes are available including shuttle buses, local taxis, and limousine services.
Does Raleigh have any famous museums or exhibitions?
Raleigh is chock full of fantastic museums and exhibitions. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the oldest museum in North Carolina and the largest of its kind in the Southeastern United States. With four floors of exhibits including a living conservatory, naturalist center, discovery room, and high definition films, it's no wonder the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the most visited attraction in the state, with an estimated 700,000 visitors each year. The North Carolina Museum of Art features a free permanent collection with over 5,000 works of art from African, European, and Judaic descent. This impressive art museum also boasts free guided tours, an open-air amphitheater with concerts and performances throughout the year, and an outdoor park with art installations displayed throughout the trails, streams, and open spaces. Some other renowned Raleigh museums include the Contemporary Art Museum, the North Carolina Museum of History, and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
What would an ideal weekend be like in Raleigh?
Start out the weekend with some outdoor Raleigh fun. Umstead State Park offers as oasis of greenspace for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The local golfers can enjoy their time in the sun at the Hedingham Golf Club. Then be sure to soak in some of the local culture at one of Raleigh's museums, like the North Carolina Museum of Art or the Museum of Natural Sciences. For some evening-time adventures, head to Raleigh's historic Oakwood neighborhood to view the beautiful Victorian homes along this scenic route, or head down to City Market's quaint shopping district, just three blocks east of Main Street in downtown Raleigh.
Is Raleigh famous for any kind of restaurant or food in particular? What's the local favorite?
Like any large metropolitan area, espeically those located near college campuses, food from all parts of the world can be found somewhere in the city. Based on its proximity to the ocean, some of this food includes seafood. And, like most cities in the American South, many menus feature home-style cooking. Big Ed's serves Southern standards for breakfast like homemade biscuits and grits with gravy.
Does Raleigh have a good school system?
Yes, Raleigh does have a good school system. Public education is primarily provided by the Wake County School District, which is headquartered in Raleigh. With 157 schools serving over 134,000 students, this district was rated better than 90.4 percent of school districts in North Carolina and 66.5 percent of school districts in the country. There are also several private schools in the area.