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Average Rent in Chapel Hill, NC

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Chapel Hill Studio - $2,261+8%
Chapel Hill 1 Bed - $2,527+19%
Chapel Hill 2 Beds - $2,755+14%
Last updated 6/13/2024

Local Guide

See what Chapel Hill, NC has to offer.

Local Reviews

It's equidistant between two major universities, but my apartment complex is more of a family setting than college students. I am a college student

It is the center town of my states capital and everything is pretty well maintained with a lot of unique restaurants and clothing stores.

There is a "shopping area" with restraunt and a movie theatre. The people are nice, the schools are nice. The houses are well built.

Demographics

Education

High School

13%

Associate's

13%

Bachelor's

32%

Master's

27%

Doctorate

16%

Family Size

2 people

48%

3 people

21%

4 people

20%

5 people

9%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

39%

50-100k

20%

100-150k

13%

150-200k

9%

200k+

18%

Age

0-10

8%

10-20

19%

20-45

43%

45-65

19%

65+

12%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/13/2024

*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.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Chapel Hill, NC

In Chapel Hill, NC, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,261 to $2,755. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Chapel Hill, NC is $2,261. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,527. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,755.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+8%

Changed from $2,094 to $2,261
1 Bed

+19%

Changed from $2,124 to $2,527
2 Beds

+14%

Changed from $2,417 to $2,755
Last updated 6/13/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
3%
3%
15%
37%
42%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Greensboro$2,224+118%
Cary$1,850+9%
Morrisville$1,662+18%
Garner$1,500--
Clayton$1,495--
Durham$1,469+1%
Wake Forest$1,370-6%
Apex$1,307--
Raleigh$1,222-20%
Hillsborough$1,213--
Mebane$1,095--
Carrboro$1,064--
Burlington$897-7%
Asheboro$652-41%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Cary$1,759+1%
Garner$1,682-2%
Durham$1,626+9%
Apex$1,560+5%
Morrisville$1,529+4%
Wake Forest$1,505-8%
Mebane$1,496+32%
Fuquay Varina$1,487--
Raleigh$1,384-10%
Knightdale$1,312-5%
Hillsborough$1,292+1%
Carrboro$1,239-7%
Clayton$1,210-16%
Sanford$1,200--
Pittsboro$1,149--
Burlington$1,055-6%
Greensboro$1,040-2%
Asheboro$859-9%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Garner$2,248-2%
Wake Forest$2,015+3%
Cary$1,979-3%
Durham$1,945+16%
Apex$1,879+17%
Morrisville$1,852+4%
Mebane$1,805+30%
Fuquay Varina$1,793--
Raleigh$1,642-11%
Knightdale$1,565-4%
Hillsborough$1,495+2%
Clayton$1,455-3%
Carrboro$1,370-14%
Pittsboro$1,249--
Greensboro$1,218-1%
Burlington$1,212-3%
Graham$1,050-5%
Zebulon$1,050--
Asheboro$993-20%
Sanford$650--

Compare Neighborhoods

Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Meadowmont$3,118--
Downtown Chapel Hill$1,975+4%
Purefoy Road$1,375--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

36%

15-30 Mins

44%

30-40 Mins

12%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3737

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 11 of 13 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Percentage: 5555

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Percentage: 4646

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 10 of 13 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Chapel Hill.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 27% more gyms than average
  3. 32% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. An average number of fine art centers
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 56% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 64% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Chapel Hill serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 8% more restaurants than average
  3. 19% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Chapel Hill.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 6% more coffee shops than average
  3. 9% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Chapel Hill is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 34% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 67% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Chapel Hill.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 15% more parks than average
  3. 25% more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Chapel Hill.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 52% fewer shops than average
  3. 74% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Chapel Hill could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. An average number of pet facilities
  3. 13% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Chapel Hill's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 57% more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 87% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 81% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 13 of 13 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 13 of 13 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 13 of 13 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 12 of 13 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 12 of 13 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 12 of 13 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 11 of 13 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 11 of 13 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 10 of 13 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 9 of 13 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 9 of 13 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

Yes

Say 7 of 13 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 8 of 13 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 10 of 13 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 11 of 13 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 11 of 13 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Chapel Hill

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About

Chapel Hill, NC

Overview of Chapel Hill

Home to the oldest state university in the nation, proud of its sustainability initiatives and a leader in social, economic and environmental issues for North Carolina, the city of Chapel Hill is a unique treasure in the Tarheel State. Sure, the city may be a college town, but there are people from all walks of life living in Chapel Hill apartments for rent. As one of the most livable cities in North Carolina, Chapel Hill is one of the best places in the state to call home. According to a 2011 estimate for the U.S. Census Bureau, the population in Chapel Hill is around 58,000, giving residents in Chapel Hill apartments a great small-town atmosphere.

Living in Chapel Hill

People shopping for Chapel Hill apartments for rent will be happy to know that the city boasts several awards and distinctions. Some include being named one of the best places to live in the country by CNN/Money Magazine, rated one of the top ten best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek, ranked one of the top ten best places to start a business by Entrepreneur Magazine and ranked one of the top 25 small cities for the arts by American Style Magazine. The entire Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan area has been experiencing a boom lately, so there is plenty of opportunity to be had in apartments in Chapel Hill.

Chapel Hill Apartments and Cost of Living

The city has seen a 17 percent jolt in population from 2000 to 2011, and the cost of living in the area is one of the main reasons why. Despite have a business and residential boom, the cost of living index for people looking at Chapel Hill apartments for rent is below the national average, making the city a very affordable place to live, work and play. According to AreaVibes, the cost of a gallon of gas is around 2 percent higher than the rest of the state, but the average commute time is around 16 percent shorter, so you should be able to save money on fuel.

Apartments in Chapel Hill Work and Study

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is not only one of the biggest schools in the state, it also draws many students into apartments for rent in Chapel Hill every year. It's also one of the biggest employers in the area, along with the UNC Healthcare Systems. Education is a huge factor in this city, as 75 percent of residents ages 25 and older have a bachelor's degree or higher.

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