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Average Rent in Charleston, WV

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Charleston Studio - $699-
Charleston 1 Bed - $750+1%
Charleston 2 Beds - $8250%
Last updated 6/16/2024

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See what Charleston, WV has to offer.

Local Reviews

I like that we are close to. Places to eat and hang out with friends, also that theres a busline straight to the mall. I also like that we can be as liud ad we want with no complaint.

I love that we live by doctors, dentist, and stores. So that even if you don't have a car you can walk to wherever you need to go. And I love that my neighborhood is full of a bunch of friendly people.

We are close to grocery shopping area. There are several family-friendly restaurants nearby. It is a safe place to walk here.

Demographics

Education

High School

36%

Associate's

28%

Bachelor's

23%

Master's

11%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

56%

3 people

21%

4 people

17%

5 people

4%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

43%

50-100k

29%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

5%

200k+

11%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

8%

20-45

27%

45-65

27%

65+

27%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/16/2024

*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 Kanawha City, Charleston, WV

In Charleston, WV, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $699 to $825. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Kanawha City, Charleston, WV is $699. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $750. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $825.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-

Changed from $699 to $699
1 Bed

+1%

Changed from $743 to $750
2 Beds

0%

Changed from $825 to $825
Last updated 6/16/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

0.5%

Compared to National Average

10%

The cost of living in Kanawha City, Charleston, WV is 0.5% lower than the state average and 10% lower than the national average. Kanawha City, Charleston, WV housing is 40.4% less expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 3.5% less pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 0.2% more in Kanawha City, Charleston, WV than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 0.1% less here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Kanawha City, Charleston, WVCompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
8.9%
40.4%
Utilities
1.4%
3.5%
Food
1.6%
0.2%
Transportation
0.1%
6%
Healthcare
3.5%
0.1%

Compare Other Cities

City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Barboursville$1,165+4%
Hurricane$965+4%
Huntington$850--
Charleston$8250%

Compare Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown Charleston$773+4%
Oakwood$749-1%
East End$645--
West Side$515--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown Charleston$910--
Oakwood$804-2%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

47%

15-30 Mins

36%

30-40 Mins

11%

40-60 Mins

2%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3333

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Percentage: 3030

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 91% more grocery stores than average
  3. 50% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Childcare

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

No need for a tantrum - childcare options abound in Kanawha City Charleston.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 80% more daycares than average
  3. 30% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 84% more medical facilities than average
  3. 29% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 67% more restaurants than average
  3. 52% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Kanawha City Charleston is a good fit.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 90% more shops than average
  3. 18% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Kanawha City Charleston.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 83% more gyms than average
  3. 20% more gyms 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 Kanawha City Charleston.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 76% more pet facilities than average
  3. 10% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Kanawha City Charleston.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 66% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 83% fewer 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. Few parks per resident
  2. 80% more parks than average
  3. 20% more parks than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Kanawha City Charleston gets the all clear for hospitals.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. 93% more hospitals than average
  3. 40% more hospitals 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 Kanawha City Charleston.

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

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Kanawha City Charleston.

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

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? Kanawha City Charleston has a quiet theater scene.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. An average number of theaters
  3. A standard number of theaters 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

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: Kanawha City Charleston is light on amusement parks.

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

Area Features

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Kanawha City Charleston

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