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Average Rent in Charlottesville, VA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Charlottesville Studio - $1,838-5%
Charlottesville 1 Bed - $1,702+5%
Charlottesville 2 Beds - $1,997+17%
Last updated 6/13/2024

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See what Charlottesville, VA has to offer.

Demographics

Education

High School

27%

Associate's

21%

Bachelor's

28%

Master's

17%

Doctorate

7%

Family Size

2 people

46%

3 people

28%

4 people

17%

5 people

5%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

44%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

15%

150-200k

6%

200k+

10%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

11%

20-45

48%

45-65

21%

65+

11%

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 Charlottesville, VA

In Charlottesville, VA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,702 to $1,997. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Charlottesville, VA is $1,838. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,702. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,997.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-5%

Changed from $1,935 to $1,838
1 Bed

+5%

Changed from $1,621 to $1,702
2 Beds

+17%

Changed from $1,707 to $1,997
Last updated 6/13/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
2%
10%
38%
51%

Compare Other Cities

City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Crozet$2,000--
Culpeper$1,800-14%
Spotsylvania$1,325-22%
Waynesboro$800--
Harrisonburg$7580%
Staunton$750--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Culpeper$2,000--
Waynesboro$1,675--
Spotsylvania$1,620-17%
Spotsylvania Courthouse$1,500--
Orange$1,325+10%
Harrisonburg$1,019-37%
Stuarts Draft$973--
Amherst$895--
Broadway$850--
Staunton$828+10%
Weyers Cave$8220%

Compare Neighborhoods

Locust Grove

$950

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Fry's Spring

$1,150

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Venable

$1,250

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Charlottesville, VA?

For renters in Charlottesville seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Locust Grove, Fry's Spring, and Venable, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $950, $1,150, and $1,250 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Hollymead and Hollymead Square Townhouse Condominiums, where the rents are $1,350 and $1,350, a favorable comparison to Charlottesville's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,702.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Charlottesville, VA?

In Charlottesville, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are 10th and Page, Fifeville, and North Downtown. A 1-bedroom apartment in 10th and Page averages at $2,207, in Fifeville it averages $1,800, and in North Downtown, the average is $1,787. For additional high-end living options, Belmont offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,600, and Hollymead at $1,350. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,702 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Charlottesville, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Charlottesville, VA?

In Charlottesville, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Locust Grove, North Downtown, and Venable. In Locust Grove, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $950. North Downtown sees average rents of $1,787 for a 1-bedroom unit. Venable offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,250. For those seeking other popular areas, Belmont presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,600, and Fifeville at $1,800. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,702 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Charlottesville, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
10th and Page$2,207--
Fifeville$1,800-10%
North Downtown$1,787+4%
Belmont$1,600+15%
Hollymead$1,350-14%
Hollymead Square Townhouse Condominiums$1,350--
Venable$1,250--
Fry's Spring$1,150--
Locust Grove$950--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
North Downtown$2,065+4%
Belmont$2,000--
Westfield$1,765+7%
Hollymead$1,695-5%
Hollymead Square Townhouse Condominiums$1,695+19%
Fifeville$1,6000%
Jefferson Park Avenue$1,550--
Venable$1,495--
The Meadows$1,300--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

47%

15-30 Mins

39%

30-40 Mins

7%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4747

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 9 of 14 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 10 of 14 renters

Percentage: 4343

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 9 of 14 renters

Percentage: 3939

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 11 of 14 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 12 of 14 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Charlottesville is not too bad for medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 27% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 25% 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. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 15% 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. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 29% more coffee shops than 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. 12% 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. 18% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Charlottesville.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 13% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 6% more pet 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 Charlottesville.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 13% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 25% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 14% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 49% more fine art centers than average
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 14 of 14 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 13 of 14 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 13 of 14 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 13 of 14 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 12 of 14 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 12 of 14 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 11 of 14 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 10 of 14 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 9 of 14 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 9 of 14 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 9 of 14 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 7 of 14 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 7 of 14 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 7 of 14 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 8 of 14 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 9 of 14 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 10 of 14 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 10 of 14 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 11 of 14 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 13 of 14 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Charlottesville

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About

Charlottesville, VA

Overview of Charlottesville

Charlottesville apartments for rent put you smack dab in the middle of a prosperous community ripe with rich culture and entertainment. Sitting along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville offers a perfectly meshed lifestyle of urban and rural living. Today, more than 43,500 people call Charlottesville home, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. The rich diversity makes it possible to eat a world-class meal, watch a free concert at the Charlottesville Pavilion and enjoy the Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive all in one day.

Living in Charlottesville

When you're looking at Charlottesville apartments for rent, you'll notice this city is deeply rooted in history, which is still apparent in architecture and historic monuments throughout the region. Dating back to the 1700s, Charlottesville is the perfect place to call home if you're a history buff. According to AreaVibes, Charlottesville received a livability score of 77 for its abundance of local amenities, stable housing market, sunny weather and high graduation rates. This community is known for having a high level of innovation in arts and culture, while staying grounded in tradition.

Charlottesville Apartments and Cost of Living

Living in Charlottesville apartments for rent will cost 1 percent more than the rest of the state, according to AreaVibes. The overall cost of living in Charlottesville is 7 percent more than the rest of the state, but you'll be able to save some major dough in transportation costs. Residents here enjoy an average commute time that is 33 percent shorter than the rest of the state, and the cost of a gallon of gas is on par with the going rate throughout Virginia.

Would you prefer to ditch four wheels and hoof it instead? Overall, the city received a score of 64 for its walkability from WalkScore, but there are several neighborhoods near apartments for rent in Charlottesville that are very pedestrian-friendly. Downtown, Main/Starr Hill, 10th and Page, Rose Hill and North Downtown are all great neighborhoods if you'd like to reduce your use of a car.

Apartments in Charlottesville Work and Study

Many students come to Charlottesville apartments each year to attend the University of Virginia, which is also one of the leading employers in the city. University of Virginia has consistently been a top-ranking school, and was rated the second top public school in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Piedmont Virginia Community College is another great school to further your education.

Other top employers near apartments in Charlottesville include the County of Albermarle, Martha Jefferson Hospital, UVA Health Services Foundation and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance.

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