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Average Rent in Raleigh, NC

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Raleigh Studio - $1,222-20%
Raleigh 1 Bed - $1,384-10%
Raleigh 2 Beds - $1,642-11%
Last updated 6/11/2024

Local Guide

See what Raleigh, NC has to offer.

Local Reviews

It's an older well established neighborhood. People are not transient. Most have been here a long time. Everyone is friendly and there are great families.

The houses are old and well built and there are a lot of old trees for shade. It is a historical district which has positives and negatives.

There are a lot of trees so the air is quite good for my health. There is a lot of natural places (forest , lake) . There local business are not walkable but it is not far by car. I like going downtown or in the main university campus . I also like lace lunch at the lake

Close to nightlife, lots of trees and parks, bike and walking friendly, grocery stores nearby, old grits mill nearby, farmland nearby

It is quiet, but not rural. Close to anything I need. I have lived in the same area my entire life. It is beautiful and serene.

The Mexican restaurant right on the corner. Is the best thing about living here. I love the restaurant

Demographics

Education

High School

29%

Associate's

26%

Bachelor's

30%

Master's

12%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

46%

3 people

23%

4 people

18%

5 people

9%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

51%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

7%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

9%

20-45

62%

45-65

14%

65+

5%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/11/2024

*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 Southwest Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

In Raleigh, NC, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,222 to $1,642. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Southwest Raleigh, Raleigh, NC is $1,222. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,384. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,642.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-20%

Changed from $1,528 to $1,222
1 Bed

-10%

Changed from $1,538 to $1,384
2 Beds

-11%

Changed from $1,845 to $1,642
Last updated 6/11/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

2.3%

Compared to National Average

0.6%

The cost of living in Southwest Raleigh, Raleigh, NC is 2.3% higher than the state average and 0.6% lower than the national average. Southwest Raleigh, Raleigh, NC housing is 3.5% less expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 3.1% less pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 1% less in Southwest Raleigh, Raleigh, NC than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 11.6% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Southwest Raleigh, Raleigh, NCCompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
6.6%
3.5%
Utilities
4.5%
3.1%
Food
0.4%
1%
Transportation
1.3%
6.9%
Healthcare
2.2%
11.6%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Chapel Hill$2,261+8%
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--
Wilson$1,276--
Raleigh$1,222-20%
Hillsborough$1,213--
Mebane$1,095--
Carrboro$1,064--
Burlington$897-7%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Spring Lake$1,825-6%
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%
Wilson$1,505--
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--
Goldsboro$1,095+2%
Burlington$1,055-6%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Chapel Hill$2,755+14%
Garner$2,248-2%
Wake Forest$2,015+3%
Cary$1,979-3%
Wilson$1,959--
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%
Goldsboro$1,403-7%
Carrboro$1,370-14%
Pittsboro$1,249--
Burlington$1,212-3%
Spring Lake$1,197-11%
Zebulon$1,050--
Graham$1,050-5%
Sanford$650--

Compare Neighborhoods

South Park

$995

1 Bed Avg. Rent

King Charles

$1,147

1 Bed Avg. Rent

West Raleigh

$1,187

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Raleigh, NC?

For renters in Raleigh seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are South Park, King Charles, and West Raleigh, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $995, $1,147, and $1,187 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Olde East Raleigh and Atlantic, where the rents are $1,200 and $1,227, a favorable comparison to Raleigh's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,384.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Raleigh, NC?

In Raleigh, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Oberlin Village, Fayetteville Street District, and Hedingham. A 1-bedroom apartment in Oberlin Village averages at $2,255, in Fayetteville Street District it averages $2,100, and in Hedingham, the average is $2,091. For additional high-end living options, Brier Creek Country Club offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,071, and Cameron Village at $2,050. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,384 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Raleigh, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Raleigh, NC?

In Raleigh, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Five Points, Cameron Village, and Battery Heights. In Five Points, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,250. Cameron Village sees average rents of $2,050 for a 1-bedroom unit. Battery Heights offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,385. For those seeking other popular areas, Oberlin Village presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,255, and Wade at $1,950. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,384 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Raleigh, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Oberlin Village$1,929-7%
Wade$1,926-7%
University Park$1,926-7%
West Raleigh$1,915-7%
Glenwood$1,684+1%
Northeast Raleigh$1,650-7%
Fayetteville Street District$1,490--
Downtown Raleigh$1,421-12%
Central Raleigh$1,421-10%
Moore Square$1,421+2%
Southeast Raleigh$1,400--
Warehouse District$1,314--
East Raleigh$1,265--
Cameron Village$1,253-5%
North Hills$1,220-24%
South Central Raleigh$1,211--
Battery Heights$1,211--
Hillsborough$1,189-1%
North Raleigh$1,174-27%
Atlantic$1,159--
Northwest Raleigh$1,147-18%
Crabtree$1,147-17%
Triangle Town Center$1,107-23%
West Morgan$1,100--
South Park$1,100+11%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Oberlin Village$2,255-7%
Fayetteville Street District$2,100--
Hedingham$2,091+5%
Brier Creek Country Club$2,071+24%
Cameron Village$2,050-10%
University Park$1,976+12%
Wade$1,950+11%
Glenwood$1,929-16%
Warehouse District$1,752--
Wilmont$1,750--
Downtown Raleigh$1,732+1%
Central Raleigh$1,732+1%
Moore Square$1,732+7%
Wakefield$1,587-14%
Wakefield Plantation$1,587-13%
Forestville$1,515-7%
Lake Lynn$1,473-4%
Northwest Raleigh$1,394-2%
Battery Heights$1,385-7%
Triangle Town Center$1,367-8%
East Raleigh$1,362+4%
North Hills$1,340-40%
Northclift$1,335-13%
Crabtree$1,319-3%
South Central Raleigh$1,309-12%
Southeast Raleigh$1,308-12%
West Morgan$1,295--
North Raleigh$1,287-7%
Hillsborough$1,267-5%
Northeast Raleigh$1,265-12%
Five Points$1,250--
Atlantic$1,227-4%
Olde East Raleigh$1,200--
West Raleigh$1,187-21%
King Charles$1,147+4%
South Park$995--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Oberlin Village$2,904-19%
Cameron Village$2,845-16%
Warehouse District$2,628--
Wade$2,602-14%
University Park$2,602-14%
Hedingham$2,486+5%
Glenwood$2,389-15%
Downtown Raleigh$2,353-5%
Central Raleigh$2,353-5%
Moore Square$2,353+7%
North Hills$2,149-15%
Brier Creek Country Club$2,056-2%
Wakefield$1,994-1%
Wakefield Plantation$1,9940%
Forestville$1,924+3%
Lake Lynn$1,815+3%
Northwest Raleigh$1,769+1%
Triangle Town Center$1,700-3%
Southeast Raleigh$1,683-6%
Crabtree$1,652+2%
Northeast Raleigh$1,600-9%
Five Points$1,580--
Northclift$1,550-8%
Hillsborough$1,5290%
North Raleigh$1,499-10%
South Central Raleigh$1,450-16%
West Raleigh$1,425-17%
East Raleigh$1,405+3%
King Charles$1,345-4%
Pepperdyne$1,295--
Atlantic$1,259-27%
Battery Heights$1,250-28%
South Raleigh$1,200+9%
Olde East Raleigh$1,195-30%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

28%

15-30 Mins

46%

30-40 Mins

16%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 2222

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 8 of 9 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 5 of 9 renters

Percentage: 3939

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 6 of 9 renters

Percentage: 3939

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 5 of 9 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in Southwest Raleigh Raleigh are at full-throttle!

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 96% more gas stations than average
  3. 71% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Just the ticket: amusement parks are an uplifting presence in Southwest Raleigh Raleigh.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 95% more amusement parks than average
  3. 70% more amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Southwest Raleigh Raleigh gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. 27% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 77% more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Southwest Raleigh Raleigh.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 89% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 27% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 80% more parks than average
  3. 47% more parks than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Southwest Raleigh Raleigh is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 80% more daycares than average
  3. 8% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Southwest Raleigh Raleigh doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 76% more pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Theaters

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Southwest Raleigh Raleigh sits in the middle of the pack for theater.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 82% more theaters than average
  3. 7% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Southwest Raleigh Raleigh doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 75% more medical facilities than average
  3. 7% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Southwest Raleigh Raleigh.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 61% more coffee shops than average
  3. Far fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Southwest Raleigh Raleigh.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 70% more shops than average
  3. 93% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. An average number of fine art centers
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Be patient when looking for a hospital around here.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. An average number of hospitals
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 9 of 9 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 9 of 9 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 9 of 9 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 9 of 9 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 8 of 9 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 7 of 9 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 7 of 9 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 7 of 9 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 7 of 9 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 6 of 9 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 6 of 9 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 6 of 9 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 6 of 9 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 6 of 9 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 5 of 9 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 5 of 9 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 5 of 9 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 5 of 9 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 7 of 9 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 7 of 9 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Southwest Raleigh Raleigh

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Raleigh, NC 1.9 miles$1,384$1,642
Cary, NC 6.9 miles$1,759$1,979
Garner, NC 4.2 miles$1,682$2,248
Durham, NC 21 miles$1,626$1,945
Morrisville, NC 10.1 miles$1,529$1,852
Knightdale, NC 10.7 miles$1,312$1,565
Wake Forest, NC 17.8 miles$1,505$2,015
Apex, NC 10.4 miles$1,560$1,879
Holly Springs, NC 11.8 miles------
Clayton, NC 13.8 miles$1,210$1,455

Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Central Raleigh 1.6 miles$1,732$2,353
Warehouse District 1.8 miles$1,752$2,628
Camden Crossing 1.2 miles------
Fayetteville Street District 1.9 miles$2,100---
Raleigh View 1 miles------
West Morgan 1.9 miles$1,295---
Renaissance Park 1.4 miles------
South Park 2 miles$995---
Boylan Heights 1.5 miles------
Lake Wheeler Village 0.8 miles------