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Average Rent in Charleston, SC

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Charleston Studio - $1,180-37%
Charleston 1 Bed - $1,447-15%
Charleston 2 Beds - $1,442+8%
Last updated 6/15/2024

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Demographics

Education

High School

10%

Associate's

15%

Bachelor's

47%

Master's

26%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

76%

3 people

6%

4 people

6%

5 people

9%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

28%

50-100k

18%

100-150k

13%

150-200k

11%

200k+

30%

Age

0-10

4%

10-20

8%

20-45

24%

45-65

28%

65+

36%

Rent Trends

Average rent in French Quarter, Charleston, SC

In Charleston, SC, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,180 to $1,447. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in French Quarter, Charleston, SC is $1,180. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,447. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,442.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-37%

Changed from $1,873 to $1,180
1 Bed

-15%

Changed from $1,702 to $1,447
2 Beds

+8%

Changed from $1,335 to $1,442
Last updated 6/15/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

0.6%

Compared to National Average

5.7%

The cost of living in French Quarter, Charleston, SC is 0.6% lower than the state average and 5.7% lower than the national average. French Quarter, Charleston, SC housing is 26.2% less expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 30.7% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 0.9% less in French Quarter, Charleston, SC than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 14.6% less here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in French Quarter, Charleston, SCCompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
2.9%
26.2%
Utilities
11.7%
30.7%
Food
0.6%
0.9%
Transportation
10.5%
17.7%
Healthcare
6.3%
14.6%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Mount Pleasant$2,352+8%
Daniel Island$1,982-3%
Hanahan$1,583+4%
Beaufort$1,337--
Charleston$1,180-37%
North Charleston$1,116-27%
Summerville$1,110-22%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Mount Pleasant$2,615+6%
Daniel Island$2,575+10%
Johns Island$2,303+14%
Goose Creek$1,765+6%
Beaufort$1,737+6%
North Charleston$1,547+14%
Summerville$1,538-2%
Ladson$1,495+3%
Charleston$1,447-15%
Hanahan$1,127-28%
Walterboro$1,0000%
Moncks Corner$985-13%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Sullivans Island$4,000--
Folly Beach$3,500--
Mount Pleasant$2,769+23%
Daniel Island$2,675-17%
Johns Island$2,348+5%
Beaufort$1,960+5%
Summerville$1,760+6%
North Charleston$1,677+21%
Ladson$1,655-2%
Goose Creek$1,619+16%
Charleston$1,442+8%
Hanahan$1,335-22%
Moncks Corner$1,297+17%
Walterboro$1,0500%

Compare Neighborhoods

West Ashley

$1,374

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Westside

$1,445

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Avondale

$1,500

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Charleston, SC?

For renters in Charleston seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are West Ashley, Westside, and Avondale, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,374, $1,445, and $1,500 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Sangaree and North Central, where the rents are $1,577 and $1,700, a favorable comparison to Charleston's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,447.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Charleston, SC?

In Charleston, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are The Boroughs, Downtown Charleston, and King Street Historic District. A 1-bedroom apartment in The Boroughs averages at $3,200, in Downtown Charleston it averages $2,750, and in King Street Historic District, the average is $2,750. For additional high-end living options, Ansonborough offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,550, and Harleston Village at $2,500. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,447 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Charleston, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Charleston, SC?

In Charleston, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include East Side, Westside, and The Boroughs. In East Side, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,248. Westside sees average rents of $1,445 for a 1-bedroom unit. The Boroughs offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $3,200. For those seeking other popular areas, King Street Historic District presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,750, and North Central at $1,700. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,447 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Charleston, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
The Boroughs$4,614--
East Side$2,010-6%
West Ashley$1,392+2%
Westside$1,172+7%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
The Boroughs$3,200-24%
Downtown Charleston$2,750--
King Street Historic District$2,750--
Ansonborough$2,550--
Harleston Village$2,500-7%
East Side$2,248-1%
North Central$1,700--
Sangaree$1,577-4%
Avondale$1,500--
Westside$1,445+15%
West Ashley$1,374-3%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown Charleston$3,600+64%
King Street Historic District$3,600+64%
Harleston Village$3,600--
The Boroughs$3,500-42%
Ansonborough$3,500--
East Side$3,182-3%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

51%

15-30 Mins

33%

30-40 Mins

10%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

1%

Area Amenities

Top Score

Theaters

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

French Quarter Charleston is shaping up to be a big star in the theater scene.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 95% more theaters than average
  3. 85% more theaters 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. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 90% more restaurants than average
  3. 67% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 61% more coffee shops than average
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in French Quarter Charleston.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 83% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 22% more bars and clubs 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. 94% more fine art centers than average
  3. 71% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. 80% more amusement parks 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. An average number of grocery stores
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in French Quarter Charleston.

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

Childcare

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

French Quarter Charleston is low on childcare options so get on the waiting list early.

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

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in French Quarter Charleston.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. A standard number of shops compared to 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

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

French Quarter Charleston could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 68% more pet facilities than average
  3. 20% more pet facilities than 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

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this French Quarter Charleston's access to medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 26% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. Far fewer medical facilities than 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. An average number of gas stations
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Schools

Top Schools in French Quarter Charleston

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Find Houses in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Charleston, SC 0.2 miles$1,447$1,442
Mount Pleasant, SC 4 miles$2,615$2,769
North Charleston, SC 5.8 miles$1,547$1,677
James Island, SC 3.7 miles------
Summerville, SC 21.9 miles$1,538$1,760
Folly Beach, SC 8.6 miles---$3,500
The Citadel, SC 2.2 miles------
Goose Creek, SC 15.2 miles$1,765$1,619
Isle of Palms, SC 7.8 miles------
Kiawah Island, SC 14.9 miles------

Find Houses in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Downtown Charleston 0.3 miles$2,750$3,600
King Street Historic District 0.3 miles$2,750$3,600
The Boroughs 0.9 miles$3,200$3,500
South of Broad 0.5 miles------
Ansonborough 0.4 miles$2,550$3,500
Harleston Village 0.9 miles$2,500$3,600
Radcliffeborough 0.9 miles---$4,500
Westside 1.7 miles$1,445---
East Side 1.4 miles$2,248$3,182