Jared Kendall
charlotte nc

Charlotte's best schools are found in one very clearly defined area: The southeastern part of town. This geographic trend is one of the more striking we've found throughout our series of articles using GreatSchools ratings. This means that the majority of the locations we'll recommend will be restricted to the southeastern portion of Charlotte.

Once you move away from the southeast, there are entire swathes of Charlotte devoid of any schools rated an 8 or higher by GreatSchools. The effect is so pronounced that most of the maps we've created don't even show the northern part of Charlotte; there are no results in that area to show.

Charlotte Schools map
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Viewing school ratings by neighborhood allows us to find the areas with superb overall schools, rather than just identifying one-off instances of an individually exemplary school. Charlotte has a crowded 3-way tie for the top neighborhood between Provincetown, Beverly Crest, and Providence Country Club.

neighborhoods map charlotte
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Neighborhood Rank Neighborhood Neighborhood City and State Avg. School Rating
1 Beverly Crest Charlotte, NC 9.7
2 Providence Country Club Charlotte, NC 9.7
3 Provincetowne Charlotte, NC 9.7
4 Ballantyne East Charlotte, NC 9.6
5 Wessex Square Charlotte, NC 9.4
6 Ballantyne West Charlotte, NC 9.4
7 Providence Plantation Charlotte, NC 9.3
8 Ashbrook – Clawson Village Charlotte, NC 8.7
9 Barclay Downs Charlotte, NC 8.7
10 First Ward Charlotte, NC 8.7


Charlotte area apartments near great schools

Having looked at the best overall neighborhoods, we now try to find the best individual properties near the best schools at the elementary, middle and high school level. Click on any location circle in our interactive maps to pull up info on properties for that location.

Elementary Schools

cheapest apartments near elementary schools charlotte
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Value Rank Property Name Avg. Rent Avg. School Rating
1 Swan Run Apartments $972 10.0
2 Pinehurst on Providence $1,114 10.0
3 Charlotte Woods $1,135 10.0
4 The Colony $1,149 10.0
5 Cameron SouthPark $1,060 9.0
6 Quail Valley On Carmel $1,089 9.0
7 Bexley At Springs Farm Luxury Apartments $1,211 10.0
8 Camden Foxcroft $1,292 10.0
9 Reafield Village $1,186 9.0
10 Camden Fairview $1,342 10.0

Middle Schools

best middle schools map charlotte
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Value Rank Property Name Avg. Rent Avg. School Rating
1 South Oak Crossing Apartments $833 9.0
2 Swan Run Apartments $972 10.0
3 Cameron SouthPark $1,060 9.0
4 Reafield Village $1,186 9.0
5 Quail Valley On Carmel $1,089 9.0
6 Bexley At Springs Farm Luxury Apartments $1,211 10.0
7 Camden Touchstone $1,227 10.0
8 Retreat at McAlpine Creek $1,257 10.0
9 Atkins Circle $1,298 10.0
10 Cheswyck at Ballantyne $1,330 10.0

High Schools

apartments near best high schools map charlotte
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Value Rank Property Name Avg. Rent Avg. School Rating
1 Shadowood Apartments $884 8.0
2 Vista Commons $901 8.0
3 Swan Run Apartments $972 8.0
4 Bexley At Springs Farm Luxury Apartments $1,211 9.0
5 Randolph Park $1,078 8.0
6 Devonwood Apartment Homes $820 6.0
7 Hanover Landing $825 6.0
8 Lawyers Ridge $825 6.0
9 Pinehurst on Providence $1,114 8.0
10 Park Lane $980 7.0


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About The Author

Jared is a Baton Rouge, La.-based freelance journalist focused on, in his words, "finding data, 'interviewing it' and then telling its story through interactive tools and traditional journalism." His past work includes analyzing pension shortfalls, looking at election results, tracking campaign finance contributions and analyzing educational and school system data. Some of his work has previously appeared on The Daily Advocate and unfundedmichigan.org.