5 best apartments in South End

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Dac is a part-time lawyer and full-time interesed in real estate, finance and technology.

Looking to rent an apartment in South End? Here’s an overview of South End’s top 5 apartment complexes.

Since the completion of the Lynx Blue Line in 2007, South End has emerged as Charlotte’s highest-density apartment corridor.

Developers and investors have followed the neighborhood’s housing boom, and the district now boasts myriad eateries, brew pubs, grocery stores and other attractions to serve these residents.

Where to look for apartments if you want to live in South End

The short story: you can’t go wrong. All of the 20+ apartments along the Light Rail in South End are solid properties that offer a host of amenities and convenience, plus great proximity to all of South End’s attractions. It’s a field day for renters who are willing to pay $1,100+ per month.

The real deal: some South End properties stand out from the crowd.

We evaluated properties on the basis of walkability, pool, gym, parking and overall quality. Properties are listed in order from north to south. Monthly rent quotes sourced from Apartments.com.

Honorable mentions: 1225 South Church, Camden Gallery, District Flats, Post South End and Junction 1504. 

One to watch: The Railyard


Best South End Apartment Complex?

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Camden Grandview

Best for Walking to Work

Location: 309 E Morehead St

Total apartment units: 266, built in 2000

Managed by: Camden Property Group

Monthly Rent:

  • 1BR = $1,349-$1,489
  • 2BR = $2,109-2,419
  • 3BR = $3,429

Why it Stands Out:

  • Closest South End property to Uptown, < 5 min walk to Whole Foods
  • Views of downtown from approx. half the units
  • Concrete construction = stomp around all you want, your neighbors won’t hear you
  • New townhome units to open late 2018, offering more and larger floor plans

Ashton South End

Best for Building Quality

Location: 125 W. Tremont Ave

Total apartment units: 310, built in 2009

Monthly Rent:

  • 1BR = $1,700-$3,117
  • 2BR = $2,374-$5,001

Why it Stands Out:

  • Concrete construction = no noisy neighbors upstairs
  • Large rooftop patio with pool and @normthestorm-esque views of South End + Uptown
  • 24-hour concierge handles guest arrivals, package and food delivery
  • Ground zero for new eateries and bars: Superica, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Common Market, Zeppelin, Bang Bang Burgers, Yamazaru, Dilworth Tasting Room

Silos South End

Best for amenities and location

Location: 131 Poindexter Drive

Total apartment units: 390, built in 2013

Managed by: Simpson Property Group

Monthly Rent:

  • Studio = call
  • 1BR = $1,290-$1,825
  • 2BR = $2,015-$2,935
  • 3BR = $2,985-$3,735

Why it Stands Out:

  • Largest property in South End, with a wide variety of unit types, including townhomes, apartments, flats spread across a total of 10 separate buildings on 10 acres
  • Surface parking = no hassles pulling into/out of parking deck
  • Outdoor community area includes pool, bocce court, dog park and dog grooming station
  • Bonus points for preserving the historic silos, an homage to the neighborhood’s industrial roots

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Solis Southline

Best new build

Location: 2520 South Blvd

Total apartment units: 300, built in 2017

Managed by: Greystar

Monthly Rent: Studio = $1,075-$1,323, 1BR = $1,385-$1,806, 2BR = $1,928-$2,178

Why it Stands Out:

  • Oversized gym and clubhouse with cold brew coffee on tap
  • Steps away from both Publix and Harris Teeter grocery stores
  • Brand new construction with large courtyard pool, on-site pet salon
  • Located mid-way between Uptown and Queen Park / LoSo, so the entirety of South End is within 5 min bike (or scooter!) ride


Fountains Southend

Best emerging location

Location: 126 New Bern St

Constructed: 2013

No. of Apts: 208

Managed by: IRT

Monthly Rent:

  • Studio = $1,225-$1,365,
  • 1BR = $1,035-$2,035
  • 2BR = $1,820-$2,970
  • 3BR = $2,380-$2,460

Why it Stands Out:

  • Steps away from new Suffolk Punch (and Chick-Fil-A on South Blvd…)
  • Surface and ground-level covered parking = convenience, security, garage benefits without the hassle of a deck
  • Adjacent to New Bern Station light rail stop, plus indoor waiting area with coffee
  • Closest property to Queen Park / LoSo brewery district with OMB, Queen Park Social, Broken Spoke, Sugar Creek Brewing, Breweries at 4001 Yancey, Red Clay Ciderworks
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