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Average Rent in Wilmington, NC

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Wilmington Studio - $1,354-2%
Wilmington 1 Bed - $1,536+1%
Wilmington 2 Beds - $1,796-1%
Last updated 6/13/2024

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See what Wilmington, NC has to offer.

Local Reviews

My favorite thing about my neighborhood is the fact that I can walk around it easily at any time of day

My neighborhood has older, very well maintained homes. We are quite close to a shopping area, schools, fire station, and gyms. Except for traffic, it's an ideal place to live.

Near the beach. Everything is close by. Lots of trees that are beautiful. Harris Teeter I'd close and Lowes food

Elderly neighbors. Quiet neighborhood. Neighbors watching out for each other. Waving at neighbors Hoa keeps up the outdoor areas. Locked doors.

Dog friendly neighborhood and lovely trees. Houses are well kept inside and out. It is beautiful here.

My neighbors greet each other with a smile, look out for each other, and will do favors for each other.

Demographics

Education

High School

29%

Associate's

31%

Bachelor's

28%

Master's

10%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

51%

3 people

23%

4 people

16%

5 people

7%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

52%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

4%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

13%

20-45

37%

45-65

23%

65+

16%

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 Wilmington, NC

In Wilmington, NC, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,354 to $1,796. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Wilmington, NC is $1,354. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,536. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,796.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-2%

Changed from $1,382 to $1,354
1 Bed

+1%

Changed from $1,521 to $1,536
2 Beds

-1%

Changed from $1,814 to $1,796
Last updated 6/13/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
1%
2%
24%
36%
38%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Shallotte$1,499--
Leland$1,480+24%
Wilmington$1,354-2%
Jacksonville$1,256+9%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Sunset Beach$1,667--
Wilmington$1,536+1%
Leland$1,446-17%
Shallotte$1,309-1%
Little River$1,280-39%
Jacksonville$1,212+2%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Holly Ridge$2,250--
Wilmington$1,796-1%
Little River$1,749+4%
Sunset Beach$1,730--
Leland$1,680-25%
Shallotte$1,639-2%
Jacksonville$1,355+7%
Southport$1,300+4%
Piney Green$1,000--

Compare Neighborhoods

Northside

$1,050

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Forest Hills

$1,081

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Southside

$1,095

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Wilmington, NC?

For renters in Wilmington seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Northside, Forest Hills, and Southside, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,050, $1,081, and $1,095 respectively. Additional areas offering value are College Park and South Wilmington Heights, where the rents are $1,162 and $1,270, a favorable comparison to Wilmington's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,536.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Wilmington, NC?

In Wilmington, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Devon Park, Winter Park, and Downtown Wilmington. A 1-bedroom apartment in Devon Park averages at $2,579, in Winter Park it averages $2,289, and in Downtown Wilmington, the average is $1,752. For additional high-end living options, Upper Downtown offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,752, and Pine Valley at $1,395. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,536 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wilmington, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Wilmington, NC?

In Wilmington, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Winter Park, Devon Park, and South Wilmington Heights. In Winter Park, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,289. Devon Park sees average rents of $2,579 for a 1-bedroom unit. South Wilmington Heights offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,270. For those seeking other popular areas, Forest Hills presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,081, and College Park at $1,162. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,536 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wilmington, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown Wilmington$1,545-4%
Upper Downtown$1,545-4%
Devon Park$1,399--
College Park$1,050--
Forest Hills$970-5%
North Kerr$941-16%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Devon Park$2,579+44%
Winter Park$2,289--
Downtown Wilmington$1,752-5%
Upper Downtown$1,752-5%
Pine Valley$1,395--
Monkey Junction$1,362-2%
Old East Wilmington$1,345-5%
South Wilmington Heights$1,270+3%
College Park$1,162-9%
Southside$1,095--
Forest Hills$1,0810%
Northside$1,050--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Devon Park$2,607-10%
Winter Park$2,566--
Downtown Wilmington$2,445+5%
Upper Downtown$2,445+5%
Monkey Junction$1,802+12%
Pine Valley$1,640--
Old East Wilmington$1,470-11%
Southside$1,450--
Dry Pond - Lake Forest$1,450--
South Wilmington Heights$1,435+3%
College Park$1,337+5%
Forest Hills$1,287-2%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

39%

15-30 Mins

47%

30-40 Mins

7%

40-60 Mins

3%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3737

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 21 of 30 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 17 of 30 renters

Percentage: 5050

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 17 of 30 renters

Percentage: 2323

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 18 of 30 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 25 of 30 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Wilmington gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 14% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 64% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Wilmington.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 31% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Wilmington has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 20% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Wilmington gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 29% 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. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 9% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

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

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Wilmington.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 21% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Wilmington doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 30% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Wilmington.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 25% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 30 of 30 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 29 of 30 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 29 of 30 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 26 of 30 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 25 of 30 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 25 of 30 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 25 of 30 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 23 of 30 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 23 of 30 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 21 of 30 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 21 of 30 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 19 of 30 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 18 of 30 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 16 of 30 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 15 of 30 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 16 of 30 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 22 of 30 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 23 of 30 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 23 of 30 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 26 of 30 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Wilmington

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