Charlotte Voted One of the Best Places to Be an Apartment Renter

If the boom in new apartment construction hasn’t been indication enough, people love renting apartments in Charlotte. So much in fact, the city was ranked among the top 10 cities for renters in a new national survey.

In a new survey of more than 45,000 renters across the country, Charlotte was ranked 9th out of 50 cities. The survey, conducted by Apartment List, asked renters to rate their overall satisfaction with their current city, and rate the city on 11 additional factors such as job opportunities, safety, and pet-friendliness.

Renters in Raleigh gave the city an overall grade of A-, and high marks (B- or better) in just about every category except one: quality of schools, for which respondents gave the city a C.

Here is how apartment dwellers in Charlotte rated the city:

  • Overall grade: A-
  • Jobs and career opportunities: A-
  • Safety and crime: B
  • Commute time: B-
  • Weather: B+
  • State and local taxes: B-
  • Quality of schools: C
  • Affordability: B
  • Public transit: B-
  • Social life: A-
  • Recreational activities: B
  • Pet-friendliness: B+

According to Apartment List, the median monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte is $940.

In case you are wondering what the best city for renters was, you don’t have to look far. Renters ranked Raleigh as number one. But when it comes to public transportation, the Queen City has the capital beat: respondents gave Raleigh a D grade for its public transit quality.

Charlotte was ranked between San Antonio (8th) and Washington DC (10th).

You can explore full nationwide results of the survey on the website.

Al Harris