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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Charlotte

It is quiet, safe and has nice homes. The lots are nice and there are lots of trees in the yards around the streets. It fees safe to walk around when it is dark out.

It is close a many restaurants and coffee places along with grocery stores. I also really enjoy how it is close to local parks and play grounds so it always families to be able to go on walks or have a safe play for their children to play.

There's a park a few minutes away thats nice to take kids and families and enjoy a nice walk around the the water

We have access to a beautiful greenway (can walk or drive to), which so many people enjoy. We are an 'up and coming' older area that is becoming revitalized. We have a Thursday night jam session near a local pizza place, food trucks, and a pottery show every 3 months or so. Neighbors are very involved in the community.

I like this sude of town. There are a lot of dogs & nice lawns. I am 10 min from all major shopping, restaurants, interstate, my office & downtown

Most importantly that it's quite. There is not any crime, no siren sounds at night. I like going to the nail shop across from the Aldi grocery store about a mile away.

Who Lives Here

Charlotte Demographics

Education

High School

19%

Associate's

19%

Bachelor's

19%

Master's

8%

Doctorate

36%

Family Size

2 people

43%

3 people

25%

4 people

20%

5 people

8%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

40%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

15%

150-200k

7%

200k+

9%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

13%

20-45

40%

45-65

24%

65+

10%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Charlotte?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Nov '23$1544$1521$1809$2138
Oct '23$1544$1524$1809$2168
Sep '23$1591$1542$1816$2172
Aug '23$1572$1561$1863$2233
Jul '23$1620$1601$1900$2231
Jun '23$1654$1590$1937$2287
May '23$1638$1600$1881$2277
Apr '23$1608$1579$1856$2299
Mar '23$1627$1562$1879$2267
Feb '23$1618$1545$1847$2177
Jan '23$1597$1563$1858$2220
Dec '22$1644$1567$1859$2220
Nov '22$1610$1556$1840$2102

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Charlotte

Charlotte Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

20%

15-30 Mins

43%

30-40 Mins

21%

40-60 Mins

11%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3131

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 214 of 294 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 172 of 294 renters

Percentage: 3636

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 161 of 294 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Charlotte

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 35% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 17% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Charlotte's coffee shop scene.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 25% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Charlotte looks good for nightlife.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 14% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Charlotte is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 31% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Charlotte has a lot of style.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 17% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Charlotte is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 27% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 36% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 6% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Charlotte Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 264 of 294 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 252 of 294 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 249 of 294 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 248 of 294 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 217 of 294 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 214 of 294 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 211 of 294 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 201 of 294 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 181 of 294 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 180 of 294 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 175 of 294 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 162 of 294 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 159 of 294 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 157 of 294 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 152 of 294 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 156 of 294 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 160 of 294 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 204 of 294 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 214 of 294 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 243 of 294 renters

Charlotte Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Charlotte

10/10

Unionville Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

10/10

Wesley Chapel Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

10/10

Weddington Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

10/10

Tega Cay Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

9/10

Cox Mill Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

9/10

W.A. Bess Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

Renter Articles

All About

Living in Charlotte, NC

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AN APARTMENT IN CHARLOTTE, NC

Charlotte is not just the biggest city in North Carolina but also one of the greenest. With 174 miles of pedestrian and bike paths as well as a light rail mass transit system, you don't need to walk as much and can spend a lot of your time surrounded by green. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), a major hub for American Airlines, serves more than 40 million travelers each year. One of the fastest-growing cities in America, Charlotte welcomes new arrivals from across the country without sacrificing its Southern charm.

THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN CHARLOTTE

Looking for the best places to rent an apartment in Charlotte? The city's neighborhoods have distinctive character, so you can choose the one that fits your lifestyle. Here are a few that stand out:

  • Dilworth (East Charlotte): Populated with historic buildings, this charming, long-established neighborhood offers locally owned boutiques and restaurants, parks and a four-mile nature trail.
  • Eastland: An affordable choice for families, this area is currently undergoing an extensive redevelopment and will soon feature a K-8 language immersion magnet school.
  • Montclaire South: This Charlotte neighborhood is known for its diversity and has strong Native American, Hispanic and Asian communities as well as an abundance of young singles.
  • Elizabeth (South Charlotte): If you want to live in a vibrant area filled with restaurants, theaters, museums and exciting nightlife, search for apartments in Elizabeth.
  • Oxford Hunt: This family-oriented neighborhood, anchored by a large outdoor mall of the same name, offers abundant trees and country clubs with well-manicured golf courses.

CHARLOTTE INDUSTRY AND JOBS MARKET

A major U.S. financial hub, Charlotte is home to Bank of America's national headquarters and Wells Fargo's East Coast operations. It's also home to some colleges and universities, most notably UNC Charlotte, for those going to college for the first time or going back for higher education.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN CHARLOTTE

This Southern city offers an abundance of seasonal events, from holiday celebrations to food and craft beer festivals. If you're looking for free things to do in Charlotte, several local breweries offer complimentary tours, and the 37 miles of greenways provide a great setting for a run or a bicycle ride.

DID YOU KNOW?

Charlotte is nicknamed the "Tree City", and for good reason. In 2012, the city made a commitment to plant 500,000 trees by 2050 on top of an already lush, green canopy, making it a beautiful, yet cosmopolitan place to live.

TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO IN CHARLOTTE

Explore some of Charlotte's many activities with our top five suggestions.

  • Rev Your Engines: Check out the NASCAR Hall of Fame, home to 150,000 square feet of interactive activities, including race simulators. Time yourself at the tire-changing station, or let your kids take the wheel in the children's section.
  • Experience Big Thrills: At Carowinds amusement park, 15 minutes south of uptown, you can enjoy roller coasters, a Ferris wheel and an expansive water park.
  • Find 100 Acres of Serenity: The Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardenoffers rare plants and colorful, constantly changing flower displays that make for a plant-lover's paradise.
  • Learn Something New: The exhibits at Discovery Placehelp you explore natural science, astronomy, anatomy and much more. Gaze at aquariums, learn about rainforests and just generally learn much more about nature than you did before.
  • Go for a Hike: The McDowell Nature Center and Preserveoffers 1,100 verdant acres filled with bird-feeding stations and butterfly gardens.

FOR CHARLOTTE FAMILIES WITH KIDS

Take your kids to Great Wolf Lodge to experience a massive indoor water park, or enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations and family activities at the Matthews Community Farmers' Market. Your family can also watch a performance and pick out a few books at ImaginOn, an educational center that combines a children's theater with a library. Charlotte also has excellent public schools, including magnet schools, offered through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district.

OUTDOOR LIVING

Take advantage of Charlotte's abundant outdoor activities by going for a stroll in Freedom Park, biking along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway or lounging on the shores of Lake Norman.

GETAWAYS FROM CHARLOTTE

North Carolina's largest city lies only two and a half hours from the quirky charm of Asheville, NC and less than three and a half hours from historic Charleston, SC. Several beaches can also be found a short distance from Charlotte, including the picturesque Isle of Palms and the popular Carolina Beach, both less than four hours away.

FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN CHARLOTTE

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you're looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we'll help you find apartments for rent in Charlotte that match your needs.