36 best apartments in Charlotte, sorted by hot neighborhoods

36 best apartments in Charlotte, sorted by hot neighborhoods
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Note: This Agenda apartment guide is updated a few times each year. If you have feedback, updated data or insights shoot us a note at hi@charlotteagenda.com. Thank you for your help in keeping this the go-to apartment guide for our city. 

Looking for your next apartment? Here are the 36 best apartment communities in a handful of Charlotte’s hottest neighborhoods — South End, Plaza Midwood, NoDa, Uptown, SouthPark and Montford.

Happy apartment hunting!



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9 BEST SOUTH END APARTMENTS

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.

The short story: You can’t go wrong in South End. All of the 20-plus 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 at least $1,100 per month.

South End apartment honorable mentions: 1225 South Church, District Flats, Spectrum, Post South End and Junction 1504.

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Camden Grandview

Best for walking to work

Location: 309 E. Morehead St.
Total apartment units: 266, built in 2000
Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,349-$1,489
  • 2 bedroom: $2,109-$2,419
  • 3 bedroom: $3,429

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)

Ashton South End

Best building quality

Location: 125 W. Tremont Ave.
Total apartment units: 310, built in 2008
Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,559-$2,712
  • 2 bedroom: $2,605-$4,4541

Why it stands out:

  • Concrete construction means 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
Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,250-$1,560
  • 1 bedroom: $1,315-$2,010
  • 2 bedroom: $1,950-$2,465
  • 3 bedroom: $3,035-$3,225

Why it stands out:

  • Largest property in South End, with a wide variety of unit types, including town homes, apartments, flats spread across a total of 10 separate buildings on 10 acres
  • Surface parking means 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
Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,075-$1,323
  • 1 bedroom: $1,385-$2,034
  • 2 bedroom: $1,928-$2,313

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-minute bike (or scooter!) ride


Fountains South End

Best emerging location

Location: 126 New Bern St.
 Total apartment units: 208, built in 2013
Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,225-$1,365
  • 1 bedroom : $1,035-$2,035
  • 2 bedroom: $1,820-$2,970
  • 3 bedroom: $2,380-$2,460

Why it stands out:

  • Steps away from new Suffolk Punch (and Chick-Fil-A on South Boulevard…)
  • Surface and ground-level covered parking means 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

Camden Gallery

Best for urban location

Location: 1750 Camden Road
Total apartment units: 323, built in 2014
Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,189-$1,289
  • 1 bedroom: $1,409-$1,579
  • 2 bedroom: $1,819-$1,839

Why it stands out:

  • Steps away from all of South End (above Blaze Pizza)
  • Close to Light Rail

The Penrose

Best interior

Location: 327 W. Tremont Ave.
Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,320+
  • 1 bedroom: $1,413+
  • 2 bedroom: $1,952+

Why it stands out:

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

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NOVEL Atherton

Best retail within steps

Location: 2100 South Blvd.
Total apartment units: 346, built in 2019
Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,394+
  • 1 bedroom: $1,649+
  • 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

Biggest complex

Location: 145 New Bern St.
Total apartment units: 432, built in 2019
Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,275-$1,405
  • 1 bedroom: $1,390-$1,925
  • 2 bedroom: $1,975-$2,950

Why it stands out:

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

6 BEST APARTMENTS IN PLAZA MIDWOOD

Since the Great Recession, the stretch of Central Avenue on either side of The Plaza has been transformed from an under-the-radar cultural enclave to a thriving corridor of new development. In 2008, there were few apartments and no luxury rentals in Plaza Midwood; today there are more than 2,500 luxury apartments, nearly 1,500 of which were constructed in the past 24 months.

Similar to South End, the surge of new apartments has bolstered the food, beverage and entertainment offerings in the neighborhood. Most of the growth has been along Central between Louise Avenue and Morningside Drive, with spurs now creeping down 10th Street into Belmont and along Hawthorne Lane to the north of Central.

Plaza Midwood apartment honorable mentions: The Gibson, Overton Row, The Nook, Elizabeth Square and One305Central

Village at Commonwealth

Best overall 

Location: 1308 Lorna St.
Total apartment units: 400 built in 2015, 400 being added
Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom:$1,253-$1,824
  • 2 bedroom: $1,767-$2,669
  • 3 bedroom: $2,554-$3,279

Why it stands out:

  • Sprawling 15-acre campus includes townhomes, mid-rise apartments and garden-style walkups
  • Huge amenity building with large pool, grilling stations, oversized gym with yoga studio, sauna and stream room and indoor entertainment area with full demonstration kitchen and bar
  • Adjacent to Veterans Park, offering 15 acres of tennis and basketball courts, recreation fields and green space (great for pet owners)
  • Less than a 10-minute walk to core Plaza Midwood shops and restaurants
  • Beer garden, mural, partnership with Skipper and more in the works

The Lofts at Hawthorne Mill

Most unique design

Location: 1101 Hawthorne Lane
Total apartment units: 149, built in 2018
Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,135-$1,500
  • 2 bedroom: $1,550 to $2,000

Why it stands out:

  • Built in the 122-year-old former Louise Cotton Mill
  • Industrial design with exposed brick and beams
  • Two bedrooms are two stories

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Lofts at Hawthorne Mill pool


The Julien

Best for quieter neighborhood feel

Location: 2412 Commonwealth Ave.
Total apartment units: 105, built in 2016
Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,072-$1,547
  • 2 bedroom: $1,657-$2,017
  • 3 bedroom: $2,207-$2,282

Why it stands out: 

  • Tucked away on Commonwealth just east of The Plaza intersection means a quieter neighborhood feel while still being within blocks of Plaza Midwood’s entertainment district
  • Two blocks away from Harris Teeter on Central (the original HT!)
  • Ground-floor parking offers the benefits of a garage but without the hassle of a parking deck
  • Lower profile with only 105 apartments but still offers fitness center, grilling stations

Metro 808

Best walkability

Location: 808 Hawthorne Lane
Total apartment units: 237, built in 2012
Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,021-$2,228
  • 1 bedroom: $1,243-$1,770
  • 2 bedroom: $1,575-$2,286
  • 3 bedroom: $2,186-$2,246

Why it stands out:

  • Central location with a short walk to essentially everything in the neighborhood
  • Full suite of community amenities including pool, clubhouse, fitness center, dog park
  • Easy access to both Central Avenue and Hawthorne Lane

The Edison

Unique look and location

Location: 1800 Commonwealth Ave.
Total apartment units: 52, built in 2013
Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,090+
  • 2 bedroom: $1,050+
  • 3 bedroom: $1,499+

Why it stands out:

  • Unique art deco façade
  • Located in the heart of the entertainment district
  • Easy access to Elizabeth and 7th Street restaurants via Pecan

Vistas @ 707

Best affordability

Location: 707 Seigle Ave.
Total apartment units: 190, constructed in 2015
Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $780+
  • 1 bedroom: $980+
  • 2 bedroom: $1,200+
  • 3 bedroom: $1,400+

Why it stands out:

  • Note: Vistas @ 707 is part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, meaning that residents need to make less than 50-80 percent of area median income to apply. 
  • One of a handful of mixed-income properties in Charlotte but still offers full amenities suite and covered parking
  • Near Little Sugar Creek Greenway and Alexander Street Park with tennis courts and soccer fields
  • Walkable access to Uptown via pedestrian cut-through into Third Ward, access to I-77 and I-85 in under five minutes via 12th Street and I-277
  • Around the corner from Catawba’s huge Louise Avenue taproom

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9 BEST UPTOWN APARTMENTS

Uptown is Charlotte’s crown jewel, home to the city’s biggest sports, business, arts and food destinations. And for those fortunate enough to be earning top-dollar, you can pay top-dollar to live right in the middle of it all.

Uptown has dozens of high- and mid-rise apartment complexes that are all relatively new, offering the best of the best.

The VUE Charlotte

Location: 215 N. Pine St.
Total apartment units: 395, built in 2010
Agenda related guide: The #1 apartment tower in Charlotte

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,316-$3,925
  • 2 bedroom: $2,123-$5,450
  • 3 bedroom: $5,003-$7,945

Why it stands out:

  • A 51-story luxury complex near BB&T Ballpark and Bank of American Stadium, the VUE offers some of the best Uptown views
  • Luxe amenities include a 50th floor SKY lounge, a private bar for residents and their guests; a 4,000-square-foot health club and spa; and a golf simulator and gaming room

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Novel Stonewall Station

Location: 300 E. Stonewall St.
Total apartment units: 459, built in 2018

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,330-$1,885
  • 1 bedroom: $1,535-$2,655
  • 2 bedroom: $2,260-$6,000
  • 3 bedroom: $6,995-$12,030

Why it stands out:

  • The 2,600-square-foot gym has skyline views (talk about motivation)
  • Whole Foods – located right below – has already opened its doors, and more retail businesses are slated to be built
  • The pool deck has picnic tables and grills, views for days and lounge-style cabanas

Agenda guide: Want to live above Whole Foods Uptown? Rent ranges $1,295 – $15,000


Ascent Uptown

Location: 225 S. Poplar St.
Total apartment units: 300, built in 2017

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,485-$2,415
  • 1 bedroom: $1,765-$3,404
  • 2 bedroom: $3,235-$4,685

Why it stands out:

  • Top-notch rooftop amenities include a saltwater pool, penthouse lounge with a bar and a fitness center with high-tech equipment
  • Rooftop fire pit and entertainment space with lounge seating

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SkyHouse Uptown

Location: 640 N. Church St.
Total apartment units: 672, built in 2015

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,343-$$1,799
  • 1 bedroom: $1,291-$2,782
  • 2 bedroom: $2,218-$2,717
  • 3 bedroom: $2,924-$3,325

Why it stands out:

  • SkyPark is their exclusive open-air, one-acre activity area with putting greens, a dog park, fire pits, tennis courts and more – all elevated on the sixth floor with skyline views

Museum Tower

Location: 525 S. Church St.
Total apartment units: 395, built in 2016

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,860-$2,946
  • 2 bedroom: $2,807-$4,252

Why it stands out:

  • Unobstructed view of and walking distance to the Panther’s Stadium
  • 24-hour concierge to take care of any needs, at any time
  • A cycling studio and yoga room, in addition to the fitness center

Agenda guide: Luxury high-rise Museum Tower now open on top of the Mint. See the view from the 43rd floor (video)

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Element Uptown

Location: 355 W. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Total apartment units: 352, built in 2015

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,510-$1,900
  • 1 bedroom: $1,850-$2,055
  • 2 bedroom: $2,460-$2,975

Why it stands out:

  • Some units offer 12- to 14-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, opening up to Uptown views
  • Ample entertaining areas, including private cabanas with TVs and food-prep station

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Catalyst

Location: 255 W. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Total apartment units: 463, built in 2009

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,333-$1,906
  • 2 bedroom: $2,126-$2,441

Why it stands out:

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows in living areas and bedrooms of some units
  • Free Google Fiber

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Enclave

Location: 710 E. 7th St.
Total apartment units: 85, built in 2008

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,334-$2,300
  • 2 bedroom: $2,068-$3,413
  • 3 bedroom: $2,573-$3,898

Why it stands out:

  • Gated park/pet area with pet-waste disposal
  • Coffee/breakfast concierge

Savoy

Location: 650 E. Stonewall St.
Total apartment units: 302, built in 2018

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,268-$2,153
  • 2 bedroom: $2,355-$3,260
  • 3 bedroom: $3,180-$3,310

Why it stands out:

  • Brand new
  • Resort-style salt water pool with sun deck

4 BEST APARTMENTS IN NODA

On the edge of Uptown, NoDa is known as the city’s arts district, with art crawls, galleries, breweries and music venues scattered throughout.

Historically home to mill houses, several new apartment complexes have popped up near the Blue Line extension in recent years.

Mercury NoDa

Location: 2901 N. Davidson St.
Total apartment units: 241, built in 2016

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,125-$1,527
  • 1 bedroom: $1,280-$1,919
  • 2 bedroom: $1,640-$2,045
  • 3 bedroom: $2,468-$2,665

Why it stands out:

  • Entertaining area with billiards, foosball and catering kitchen
  • Industrial inspired finishes, garage doors that open up to courtyard, graffiti art throughout

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Novel NoDa

Location: 424 E. 36th St.
Total apartment units: 344, built in 2017

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,176-$1,310
  • 1 bedroom: $1,261-$1,841
  • 2 bedroom: $1,644-$2,456

Why it stands out:

  • Right on the Blue Line extension; four stops until Uptown
  • Mixed-use development with shops below and a common courtyard with beer garden, fire pit and green spaces
  • Community plaza has farmers’ markets, art crawls, food trucks and more

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Highland Mill Lofts

Location: 3310 N. Davidson St.
Total apartment units: 166, built in 2007

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,190-$3,635
  • 2 bedroom: $1,576-$4,503

Why it stands out:

  • Open, modern and industrial-inspired interior
  • Restaurant and brewery on site

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Yards at NoDa

Location: 703 Rollerton Road
Total apartment units: 182, built in 2013

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,101-$2,894
  • 1 bedroom: $1,205-$2,460
  • 2 bedroom: $1,513-$3,424
  • 3 bedroom: $2,312-$4,808

Why it stands out:

  • Pool, grilling areas and other recreational spots
  • Gated entry

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7 BEST APARTMENTS IN SOUTHPARK

A little over five miles from Uptown and home to SouthPark mall, Phillips Place and other high-end shopping and dining, the SouthPark neighborhood attracts young professionals, families and well-established Charlotteans alike.

The Residence at SouthPark

Location: 4300 Sharon Road
Total apartment units: 150, built in 2008

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,857-$5,248
  • 2 bedroom: $2,197-$9,379
  • 3 bedroom: $5,871-$13,717

Why it stands out:

  • SouthPark mall is footsteps away and shopping and dining options are below including The Cowfish and Bulla Gastrobar
  • Luxe amenities include a rooftop, resort-style saltwater pool, a cozy fire pit, upscale common areas, a business center, guest suites and more

Inspire SouthPark

Location: 345 Sharon Township Lane
Total apartment units: 369, built in 2018
Agenda guide: Apartment hunting? Go inside Inspire SouthPark

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,449-$2,370
  • 2 bedroom: $1,652-$3,141
  • 3 bedroom: $4,275-$4,675

Why it stands out:

  • Unit features: soft-close cabinets, a wine cooler, ceiling fans, a cable data port on every wall (so you can pick exactly where you want your TV) and a clean interior design
  • Units can face either the quiet green space or Junior-Olympic-sized salt water pool
  • Full spa area with mani/pedi chairs, a massage table and full locker room
  • The gym is fully equipped with WellBeats and they plan on having instructors teach regular spin and yoga classes
  • For your furry friends, an in-house doggie daycare (run by The Waggle Company), dog park and dog grooming spa
  • Underground loading dock to make moving in a breeze
  • Right next to Yafo, Sabor, Earth Fare and Tandur

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Providence Row

Location: 4100 Providence Road
Total apartment units: 327, built in 2018

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,449-$2,370
  • 2 bedroom: $1,652-$3,141
  • 3 bedroom: $4,275-$4,675

Why it stands out:

  • Brand new. It’s across the street from newly remodeled Fresh Market
  • Two-story clubhouse, spa, sauna, steam room and private cabanas
  • Golf simulator, wine room/lockers, gaming lawn and more

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Post Park at Phillips Place

Location: 4835 Cameron Valley Pkwy
Total apartment units: 415, built in 1998

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,265-$2,340
  • 1 bedroom: $1,125-$2,190
  • 2 bedroom: $1,505-$2,620
  • 3 bedroom: $2,055-$3,185

Why it stands out

  • Access to shopping, dining (The Palm, Wolfgang Puck) and the movie theater at Phillips Place
  • Clay tennis courts, trails and spacious gym offer ample exercise space
  • In addition to apartments, there are also condos, town homes and carriage houses for rent

The Encore SouthPark

Location: 6205 Morrison Blvd.
Constructed: 2016
Total apartment units: 28

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,195-$1,930
  • 2 bedroom: $1,705-$3,000
  • 3 bedroom: $4,040-$5,255

Why it stands out:

  • Short walk to SouthPark mall, Bricktop’s and Paco’s Tacos and Legion Brewing SouthPark
  • Rooftop lounge with pool, billiards, grills and a clubroom
  • A guest suite available for visitors
  • Some units offer a built-in wine fridge

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LaVie SouthPark

Location: 5725 Carnegie Blvd.
Total apartment units: 322, built in 2015

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,210-$1,620
  • 1 bedroom: $1,085-$1,960
  • 2 bedroom: $1,565-$2,400

Why it stands out:

  • Walking trails overlook scenic pond
  • Courtyard spaces with grills, lounge areas, fire pits and more

Solis SouthPark

Location: 4905 Ashley Park Lane
Total apartment units: 239, built in 2014, renovated 2018

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,188-$1,274
  • 1 bedroom: $1,361-$1,800
  • 2 bedroom: $1,893-$2,961

Why it stands out:

  • In the same complex as Whole Foods, Dogwood, Oak Steakhouse and other dining/shopping

MONTFORD

Between Dilworth and SouthPark, Montford is a prime location. You’ve got Park Road Shopping Center, Good Food on Montford, Freedom Park, Dot Dot Dot, Brazwells and more close by. It’s the perfect spot for someone who doesn’t want to live in busy South End or Uptown and prefers a neighborhood/residential setting.

NOVEL Montford Park

Location: 1520 Mockingbird Lane
Total apartment units: 337, built in 2019

Monthly rent: 

  • Studio: $1,170-$1,420
  • 1 bedroom: $1,371-$1,782
  • 1 bedroom with office: $1,774-$2,019
  • 2 bedroom: $2,064-$3,100

Why it stands out:

  • Beer garden and dog park
  • Walk-up units
  • Rooftop lounge

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The Abbey

Location: 1415 Abbey Place
Total apartment units: 260, built in 2016

Monthly rent: 

  • Studio: $1,142-$1,247
  • 1 bedroom: $1,305-$1,478
  • 2 bedroom: $1,699-$2,099
  • 3 bedroom: $2,399

Why it stands out:

  • Neighborhood setting
  • Resort-style pool with cabanas and sun shelf

This Agenda apartment guide is updated a few times each year. If you have feedback, updated data or insights shoot us a note at hi@charlotteagenda.com. Thank you for your help in keeping this the go-to apartment guide for our city. 

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