13 best apartments in South End

13 best apartments in South End
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South End continues to be the hottest neighborhood in Charlotte.

If you’re on the hunt for an apartment, rent starts around $1,200 a month for a studio or one bed in South End. You can’t go wrong with many of the 20-plus apartments along the Light Rail, but a few stand out above the rest.

We evaluated properties on the basis of walkability, amenities, design, and overall quality. Note: Rents listed here are from apartments.com and change daily.

Here are the 13 best apartments in South End (listed in no particular order).

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Centro RailYard

Micro apartments

Location: 1425 Winnifred St.

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $999-$1,653
  • 1 bed: $1,505-$1,700
  • 2 bed: $1,998-$2,459

Why it stands out:

  • Micro apartments, starting at 396 square feet
  • Luxury interiors
  • Retail on the ground floor (like Glory Days Apparel and oyster/cocktail bar STIR)
  • No on-site amenities allows for cheaper rent

[Agenda related story: Starting at 396 square feet, Charlotte’s first micro-apartments buck amenities and space for cheaper rent]   Centro RailYard


Hawk

Luxe interiors

Location: 1932 Hawkins St.

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,905+
  • 2 bedroom: $2,893+
  • 3 bedroom: $4,823+

Why it stands out:

  • Steps away from the Design Center, which includes hot spots like Superica, Barcelona Wine Bar, Jeni’s, and Hawkers
  • 3-bedroom layouts available
  • Stunning interiors with custom walnut cabinetry, brass and black hardware, and quartz countertops
  • Spa-like bathrooms with freestanding tubs in some units

[Agenda relates story: Exclusive: 13-story apartment tower named “Hawk” coming to South End next door to the Design Center]

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Hub South End

Art-focused community

Location: 2250 Hawkins St.

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,245-$1,468
  • 1 bedroom: $1,580-$2,861
  • 2 bedroom: $2,115-$3,288
  • 3 bedroom: Call Hub

Why it stands out: 

  • Focus on art with gallery-like interiors
  • Luxe amenities, including a pool deck with chic cabanas and a pizza oven
  • Bright, neutral interiors
  • 3-bedroom layouts available
  • Artist-in-residence program provides free rent for one artist

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Hub South End sitting room gallery

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Maddox

Biggest range of floorplans

Location: 2630 South Blvd.

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,195-$2,105
  • 1 bedroom: $1,538-$2,140
  • 2 bedroom: $1,895-$3,205
  • 3 bedroom: $3,385+

Why it stands out:

  • Townhouse options
  • Two-story gym
  • Pet park
  • Rooftop lounge
  • Resort-style pool with sun shelf and dining area

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Broadstone Queen City

Grand Bohemian-like artful interiors

Location: 101 W. Morehead St.

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,340-$1,620
  • 1 bedroom: $1,615-$2,123
  • 2 bedroom: $2,270-$2,710

Why it stands out:

  • Queen City Grounds on ground level
  • Pool overlooking Uptown
  • Grand Bohemian-like artful interiors
  • Right on Morehead, it’s walking distance from South End, Dilworth, and Uptown

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Broadstone QueenCity kitchen

Broadstone QueenCity bath

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The Edge

Neighborhood feel

Location: 2705 Haverford Pl.

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,330-$1,595
  • 1 bedroom: $1,575-$2,300
  • 2 bedroom: $2,225-$3,150

Why it stands out:

  • Tree-lined streets with a neighborhood feel
  • Four courtyards, including a rooftop terrace
  • All the amenities you expect: saltwater pool, dog spa and park, 24-hour gym, game and poker room, etc.

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Camden Grandview

Best views

Location: 309 E. Morehead St.

  • Studio: $1,449
  • 1 bedroom: $1,339-$1,449
  • 2 bedroom: $2,169-$3,899
  • 3 bedroom: $3,909

Why it stands out:

  • Closest South End property to Uptown, less than 5-minute walk to Whole Foods
  • Views of downtown from approximately half the units
  • Concrete construction means stomp around all you want, your neighbors won’t hear you
  • New town home units with larger floor plans (opened in 2018)

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Silos South End

Best for amenities and location

Location: 131 Poindexter Dr.

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: call
  • 1 bedroom: $1,290-$1,825
  • 2 bedroom: $2,015-$2,935
  • 3 bedroom: $2,985-$3,735

Why it stands out:

  • Largest property in South End, with a variety of unit types, including townhomes, apartments, and 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

Modern style

Location: 2520 South Blvd.

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,075-$1,323
  • 1 bedroom: $1,465-$1,806
  • 2 bedroom: $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 midway between Uptown and Queen Park / LoSo, so the most of South End is within 5 min bike (or scooter!) ride

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Camden Gallery

Best value

Location: 1750 Camden Rd.

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,149+
  • 1 bedroom: $1,229+
  • 2 bedroom: $1,909+

Why it stands out:

  • In the middle of it all in South End (above Blaze Pizza)
  • Close to light rail
  • Spacious balconies

Camden Gallery


The Penrose

Best location 

Location: 327 W. Tremont Ave.

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,204+
  • 1 bedroom: $1,159+
  • 2 bedroom: $1,578+

Why it stands out:

  • Three modern designs
  • Designated live/work spaces
  • Big Green Egg smoker and grilling stations
  • Walking distance to South End hot spots like Pins Mechanical

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The Penrose model unit

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NOVEL Atherton

Best retail nearby

Location: 2100 South Blvd.

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,394+
  • 1 bedroom: $1,615+
  • 2 bedroom: $2,229+

Why it stands out:

  • Three modern designs
  • Designated live/work spaces
  • Big Green Egg smoker and grilling stations

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Bradham at New Bern

Best new build

Location: 145 New Bern St.

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,200+
  • 1 bedroom: $1,437-$2,079
  • 2 bedroom: $2,072-$3,117

Why it stands out:

  • More than 400 units
  • Retail/restaurants below
  • Beautiful interiors, modern sleek design
  • Townhouse layouts available

Bradham at New Bern Station one bedroom living room and kitchen


Still looking for *the one*? Check out our other apartment guides: 43 best apartments in Charlotte, sorted by hot neighborhoods, 23 apartments in Charlotte with sign-on deals like one or two months free rent

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