Apartments: What $2,000 a month gets you in three different Charlotte neighborhoods

Apartments: What $2,000 a month gets you in three different Charlotte neighborhoods
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Editor’s note: Rent prices can change from day to day. Prices listed here are what were available on October 12, 2020.


We’ve already looked into what $1,000 and $1,200 a month in rent can get you, so we wanted to see what happens when you bump that budget up to $2,000.

When our team was talking about the idea, Michael asked, “What doesn’t $2,000 a month get you?” It was a good question. Turns out, $2,000 a month doesn’t get you more than a 2-bed in neighborhoods like South End.

But it also turns out it does get you a decent-sized unit in just about every complex in the city, even in South End.

Here’s a comparison of what $2,000 gets you in three different Charlotte neighborhoods.

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The VUE | 1-bed | $2,018+

Most luxurious 1-bed apartment for $2,000 a month

Built in 2010, The VUE certainly isn’t Charlotte’s newest luxury apartment complex. But the high-rise still sets the standard for what high-end living looks like for Charlotte renters.

The complex has a 4,000-square-foot gym with multiple rooms and Peloton bikes; a spa with a sauna and steam and relaxation rooms; and a resort-style pool with a 35,000-square-foot tanning deck.

Other impressive perks include a private bar called the SkyLounge on the 50th floor; a putting green and golf simulator; and a lounge with a cafe. Plus, you can see the skyline, Panthers stadium, and Truist Field.

The apartments are spacious with 10- to 12.5-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, insane views, and modern bathrooms and kitchens.

Move here if: You want to live in one of the most notably luxe apartments in the city, and want the best Uptown views.

Size: 1,026 square feet

Price per square foot: $1.97

Location: 215 N. Pine St., Uptown

The VUE in Uptown pool

The VUE in Uptown kitchen

The VUE in Uptown bedroom

The VUE in Uptown rooftop views   The VUE in Uptown cafe


Providence Row | 2-bed | $1,930+

Best value for a (luxury) 2-bed apartment

From the moment you walk into the lobby, you know you’re stepping into luxury at Providence Row. Near the main entrance, for example, there’s a coffee bar where you can order a drink (for free) Tuesday through Saturday. All you have to do is text the barista, and they’ll let you know when it’s ready.

Other cool amenities include a giant pool area with surrounding lounge spaces, a golf simulator, spa, wine cellar (and eventually a wine bar), and 2,000-square-foot gym.

The interiors of these apartments are stunning; you can’t go wrong with any layout, but the two-bedroom is a particularly good deal. The two-bed has 10-foot ceilings, custom closets, a giant balcony, and a completely custom kitchen.

Move here if: You just have to have it all — luxury design and amenities, square footage, and location.

Size: 1,240+ square feet

Price per square foot: $1.56

Location: 5350 Pinehurst Park Drive, SouthPark area

Providence Row

Providence Row kitchen  Providence Row bathroom

Providence Row cafe barista bar


Wren Northlake | 3-bed | $1,772-$2,155

Most space for your buck

This place looks like the high-end communities popping up in Charlotte, at a more affordable price point. And according to Apartments.com and Google reviews, most residents give Wren Northlake at least 4/5 stars.

Some complex perks include a pool with water loungers, outdoor fire pit area, a hammock garden, bocce ball court, dog park, and a rec room.

The units have modern-style kitchens with granite countertops and designer hardware, spacious walk-in closets, and 10-foot ceilings. You can take a virtual tour of the 3-bed online here.

Move here if: You need multiple bedrooms, a homey feel, and luxe amenities.

Size: 1,611 square feet

Price per square foot: $1.10

Location: 8524 Mason Andrew Way, Northlake 

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Wren at Northlake Model Bedroom 2

Wren at Northlake Model Kitchen 9

Wren at Northlake Model Living

Wren at Northlake Model Bathroom 3

Photos courtesy of Wren Northlake


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Here are a few other options around $2,000 a month.

1-bedrooms: NOVEL Atherton ($1,615-$2,310), Broadstone Queen City ($1,640-$2,123), Novel Stonewall Station ($1,218-$3,095)

2-bedrooms: The Lexington Dilworth ($2,095+), Bradham at New Bern ($2,247+), Midwood Station ($1,619-$2,276), Bainbridge NoDa ( $1,825–$2,406), NOVEL Montford Park ($1,849-$2,791), 511 Queens ($1,845-$2,940), Cortland NoDa ($1,672+)

3-bedrooms: Alta Warp + Weft ($2,435-$2,440), District South ($1,650-$1,871), Cortland Whitehall ($1,696-$2,391), Blu at Northline ($1,650-$1,895), Novel Research Park ($1,851-$1,896)


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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