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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.

Simmons Park - Daniel Island, SC 29492
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Daniel Island, SC 29492

$1225 - $2710

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Daniel Island, SC


$1225 - $2710

269 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avana Wescott Plantation - Summerville, SC 29485
5

Summerville, SC 29485

$953 - $1659

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Summerville, SC (North Charleston Outside Mark Clark)


$953 - $1659

290 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Colonial Grand At Cypress Cove - Charleston, SC 29414
21

Charleston, SC 29414

$995 - $2250

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charleston, SC (West Ashley)


$995 - $2250

264 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Gardens at Ashley River - Charleston, SC 29407
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Charleston, SC 29407

Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charleston, SC (West Ashley Inside Mark Clark)

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Contact for Pricing

288 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Oakbrook Village - Summerville, SC 29485
20
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Summerville, SC 29485

$807 - $1181

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Summerville, SC (North Charleston Outside Mark Clark)

(4)

$807 - $1181

192 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Oasis at West Ashley - Charleston, SC 29414
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(8)

Charleston, SC 29414

$865 - $1030

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charleston, SC (West Ashley)

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$865 - $1030

116 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parish Place - Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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(32)

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

$989 - $1179

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Mount Pleasant, SC (Mount Pleasant To Highway)

(32)

$989 - $1179

100 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Summit Place - North Charleston, SC 29406
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(5)

North Charleston, SC 29406

$770 - $890

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

North Charleston, SC (North Charleston Outside Mark Clark)

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$770 - $890

226 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Riverwood Apartments - Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

$989 - $1239

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mount Pleasant, SC (Mount Pleasant To Highway)

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$989 - $1239

88 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Castlewood - Charleston, SC 29414
40

Charleston, SC 29414

$720 - $760

2 Beds 1 Bath

Charleston, SC (West Ashley)


$720 - $760

614 Units 2 Beds 1 Bath

Churchill Apartments - Goose Creek, SC 29445
19

Goose Creek, SC 29445

$900 - $1040

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Goose Creek, SC (North Charleston Outside Mark Clark)


$900 - $1040

72 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

River's Walk - Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
17

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

$1270 - $5050

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mount Pleasant, SC (Mount Pleasant To Highway)


$1270 - $5050

123 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Tradition At Summerville - Summerville, SC 29483
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(53)

Summerville, SC 29483

$833 - $1137

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Summerville, SC (North Charleston Outside Mark Clark)

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$833 - $1137

232 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Colonial Village At Hampton Pointe - Charleston, SC 29407
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Charleston, SC 29407

$889 - $2095

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charleston, SC (West Ashley Inside Mark Clark)


$889 - $2095

304 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Branchwood - Goose Creek, SC 29445
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(9)

Goose Creek, SC 29445

$750 - $850

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Goose Creek, SC (North Charleston Outside Mark Clark)

(9)

$750 - $850

96 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Windjammer Apartments - Charleston, SC 29407
23

Charleston, SC 29407

$754 - $1124

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charleston, SC (West Ashley Inside Mark Clark)


$754 - $1124

160 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ashley Village Townhomes - North Charleston, SC 29420
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(21)

North Charleston, SC 29420

$720 - $1015

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

North Charleston, SC (North Charleston Outside Mark Clark)

(21)

$720 - $1015

266 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sedgefield Apartments - North Charleston, SC 29406
10

North Charleston, SC 29406

$625

2 Beds 1 Bath

North Charleston, SC (North Charleston Outside Mark Clark)


$625

96 Units 2 Beds 1 Bath

Palm Pointe - North Charleston, SC 29406
19

North Charleston, SC 29406

$735 - $1100

1 Bed 1 Bath

North Charleston, SC (North Charleston Outside Mark Clark)


$735 - $1100

112 Units 1 Bed 1 Bath

Brackenbrook - North Charleston, SC 29418
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(28)

North Charleston, SC 29418

$689 - $849

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

North Charleston, SC (North Charleston Outside Mark Clark)

(28)

$689 - $849

168 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

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