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Overview of Charleston

Charleston apartments for rent are home to one of the most consistently ranked cities among the country's most elegant places in the nation. The city was named a "must-see" by USA Today due to its old-fashioned Southern charm and beauty. Charleston was founded back in 1670 and has undergone many natural disasters, pirate raids and the Civil War. Today, 73 pre-Revolutionary buildings are still intact. Conde Nast Traveler named Charleston as the top U.S. city in 2012, crediting the well preserved architecture, excellent restaurant community and inviting people who live in the city.

Living in Charleston

Residents looking into Charleston apartments for rent enjoy the Old World charm of the city, like its cobblestone streets, antique shops, quaint boutiques and fine dining. House museums are open to residents and visitors who want to step back in time and learn about the city's rich, cultural history. Many plantations still line the Ashley River and are open to visitors for viewings. Families and individuals enjoy the idyllic weather and beautiful scenery thanks to the city's location along the Atlantic oceanfront. Charleston beaches are a go-to destination for vacationers and residents during the summer months. Residents and tourists enjoy partaking in water activities at the beach, including swimming, surfing, boating and fishing. The famous Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach and Hunting Island Beach are all located around the Charleston area.

The city hosts an array of activities and festivals year round, including the Charleston Festival of Houses and Gardens, the Cooper River Bridge Run and the Founders' Day Festival at Charles Towne Landing State Historic site. Residents and visitors don't have to miss a beat thanks to the CARTA - Charleston Regional Transportation Authority. DASH - Downtown Area Shuttles - are offered free and run through major Charleston attractions. Additional city transportation options near apartments for rent in Charleston include fixed bus routes serviced by CARTA and a water taxi service that offers transportation around Charleston Harbor.

Charleston Apartments and the Cost of Living

Due to a large gap between social classes in Charleston, the city government came together to develop the Charleston Homeownership Initiative Program to help families and individuals in need obtain Charleston apartments for rent and other housing options. The program is dedicated to revitalizing homes around the city to build better, sustainable neighborhoods and living conditions for low- to moderate-income households.

Those residing in apartments in Charleston have a cost of living index recorded at 0.4 percent higher than the state average and 2.3 percent less than the national average cost of living. AreaVibes estimates that Charleston residents typically pay $3.43 for a gallon of gas, $4.66 for a cup of coffee and $8.00 for pizza.

Apartments in Charleston Work and Study

Charleston apartments offer business entrepreneurs the opportunity to live, work and play in a thriving economic industry. Top Charleston industries include government, trade, transportation and utilities, professional and business services and leisure and hospitality. The leading employers located in the city of Charleston are Joint Base Charleston, the Medical University of South Carolina and the Charleston Community School District.

Students living in Charleston have access to more than two dozen colleges and universities. Higher education institutions located in Charleston include Trident Technical College, the College of Charleston, Citadel Military College of South Carolina and Charleston Southern University.

The Legends At Charleston Park - North Charleston, SC 29420
25

North Charleston, SC 29420

$845 - $1295

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

North Charleston, SC (North Charleston Outside Mark Clark)


$845 - $1295

232 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Middleton Cove - Charleston, SC 29414
21
(49)

Charleston, SC 29414

$760 - $1090

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charleston, SC (West Ashley)

(49)

$760 - $1090

382 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Palms - Charleston, SC 29407
85
(32)

Charleston, SC 29407

$880 - $1065

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Charleston, SC (West Ashley Inside Mark Clark)

(32)

$880 - $1065

408 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Park Place - Hanahan, SC 29406
25
(49)

Hanahan, SC 29406

$635 - $895

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hanahan, SC (North Charleston Outside Mark Clark)

(49)

$635 - $895

305 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cypress River - Ladson, SC 29456
45
(39)

Ladson, SC 29456

$919 - $1409

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ladson, SC (North Charleston Outside Mark Clark)

(39)

$919 - $1409

280 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Springs at Essex Farms - Charleston, SC 29414
12

Charleston, SC 29414

$974 - $1715

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charleston, SC (West Ashley)


$974 - $1715

284 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

North Bluff Apartments - North Charleston, SC 29406
34
(13)

North Charleston, SC 29406

$879 - $1159

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

North Charleston, SC (North Charleston Outside Mark Clark)

(13)

$879 - $1159

144 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Element At Carolina Bay - Charleston, SC 29414
26

Charleston, SC 29414

$1085 - $1545

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charleston, SC (West Ashley)


$1085 - $1545

276 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Planters Trace - Charleston, SC 29414
7

Charleston, SC 29414

$895 - $1135

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charleston, SC (West Ashley, West Ashley Inside Mark Clark)


$895 - $1135

50 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Broadstone Seaside - Charleston, SC 29412
34

Charleston, SC 29412

$1280 - $2300

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charleston, SC (Folly Beach-Outer James Islands, James Island)


$1280 - $2300

294 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boltons Landing - Charleston, SC 29414
28
(8)

Charleston, SC 29414

$975 - $1391

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charleston, SC (Rural West Ashley, West Ashley)

(8)

$975 - $1391

288 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ashley River Apartments - Charleston, SC 29414
37

Charleston, SC 29414

$980 - $1146

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charleston, SC (West Ashley)


$980 - $1146

200 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bees Ferry - Charleston, SC 29414
43

Charleston, SC 29414

$1135 - $1881

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charleston, SC (West Ashley)


$1135 - $1881

292 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Talison Row - Daniel Island, SC 29492
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(50)

Daniel Island, SC 29492

$1198 - $2697

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Daniel Island, SC

(50)

$1198 - $2697

277 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Haddon Hall - Charleston, SC 29414
25
(11)

Charleston, SC 29414

$1139 - $1399

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Charleston, SC (West Ashley)

(11)

$1139 - $1399

71 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Spanish Oaks - Charleston, SC 29407
10

Charleston, SC 29407

$995 - $1195

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charleston, SC (West Ashley Inside Mark Clark)


$995 - $1195

130 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Heron Reserve - Charleston, SC 29414
24

Charleston, SC 29414

$995 - $1399

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charleston, SC (West Ashley)


$995 - $1399

272 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Haven At Midtown - Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
15

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

$1425 - $2800

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mount Pleasant, SC (Mount Pleasant To Highway)


$1425 - $2800

302 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Courtyards At 411 Meeting Street - Charleston, SC 29403
27

Charleston, SC 29403

$920 - $1595

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Charleston, SC (Harleston Village, Radcliffeborough)


$920 - $1595

159 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Simmons Park - Daniel Island, SC 29492
8

Daniel Island, SC 29492

$1349 - $3350

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Daniel Island, SC


$1349 - $3350

269 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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