54 best apartments in Charlotte, sorted by neighborhood

54 best apartments in Charlotte, sorted by neighborhood

Photo: by Axios' Brianna Crane/Apartment complex pictured: Bradham at New Bern

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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 charlotte@axios.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 54 best apartment communities in a handful of Charlotte’s hottest neighborhoods — South End, Plaza Midwood, NoDa, Uptown, SouthPark, Montford, Dilworth,  Ashley Park and Optimist Park.

Happy apartment hunting!

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SOUTH END

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.

Camden Grandview

Location: 309 E. Morehead St.

Total apartment units: 266, built in 2000

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,459-$1,569
  • 2 bedroom: $2,169-$3,829

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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Ashton South End

Location: 125 W. Tremont Ave.

Total apartment units: 310, built in 2008

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,990-$2,418
  • 2 bedroom: $2,415-$2,711

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 eateries and bars: Superica, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Common Market, Zeppelin, Bang Bang Burgers, Yamazaru, Dilworth Tasting Room

Silos South End

Location: 131 Poindexter Drive

Total apartment units: 390, built in 2013

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,320- $1,725
  • 1 bedroom: $1,530-$2,760
  • 2 bedroom: $2,180-$3,285
  • 3 bedroom: $3,465-$3,910

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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Centro RailYard Apartments

Location: 1425 Winnifred St.

Total apartment units: 91, built in 2020

Monthly rent: 

  • Studio: $1,175- $1,295
  • 1 bedroom: $1,195- $1,505
  • 2 bedroom: $1,855- $2,165

Why it stands out:

  • Connected to The RailYard, a new development with WeWork, Rhino Market & Deli, and Orangetheory Fitness
  • Walking distance from South End hot spots like Wooden Robot Brewery, Seoul Food Meat Company, and Lost & Found
  • Modern, sleek design

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Solis Southline

Location: 2520 South Blvd.

Total apartment units: 300, built in 2017

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,206-$3,109
  • 1 bedroom: $1,543-$3,966
  • 2 bedroom: $2,321-$5,857

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

Location: 126 New Bern St.

Total apartment units: 208, built in 2013

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,325-$1,425
  • 1 bedroom : $1,465-$3,248
  • 2 bedroom: $2,040-$4,7,82
  • 3 bedroom: $2,545-$2,605

Why it stands out:

  • Steps away from 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

Camden Gallery

Location: 1750 Camden Road

Total apartment units: 323, built in 2014

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,389-$1,409
  • 1 bedroom: $1,569-$1,779
  • 2 bedroom: $2,319-$2,459

Why it stands out:

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

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The Penrose

Location: 327 W. Tremont Ave.

Total apartment units: 350, built in 2018

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,290-$1,756
  • 1 bedroom: $1,391-$2,557
  • 2 bedroom: $2,242-$3,022

Why it stands out:

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

NOVEL Atherton

Location: 2100 South Blvd.

Total apartment units: 346, built in 2019

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,403-$1,743
  • 1 bedroom: $1,761+
  • 2 bedroom: $3,368

Why it stands out:

  • Attached to Atherton Mill (one of the city’s best retail centers)
  • Luxury pool and deck with lounge chairs

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Bradham at New Bern

Location: 145 New Bern St.

Total apartment units: 432, built in 2019

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,410-$1,455
  • 1 bedroom: $1,597-$2,105
  • 2 bedroom: $2,227-$2,866

Why it stands out:

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

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Bradham at New Bern Station one bedroom living room and kitchen


Hub South End

Location: 2250 Hawkins Street

Total apartment units: 265, built in 2020

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,630-$2,195
  • 1 bedroom: $1,770-$2,308
  • 2 bedroom: $2,530-$3,216

Why it stands out:

Hub South End Intertwined Mural by Sharon Dowell

Intertwined Mural by Sharon Dowell


Hawk

Location: 1932 Hawkins St.

Total apartment units: 71, built in 2020

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,905-$5,105
  • 2 bedroom: $2,843-$6,631
  • 3 bedroom: $4,823-$8,013

Why it stands out:

  • The building is made of precast concrete, which makes it more energy efficient and sound proof
  • Standard features include a gas range, custom walnut cabinetry, balconies with TV hookups

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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

Location: 1308 Lorna St.

Total apartment units: 823, built in 2015

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,496-$1,638
  • 1 bedroom:$1,466-$1,813
  • 2 bedroom: $2,214-$2,642
  • 3 bedroom: $2,796-$3,168

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
  • Less than a 10-minute walk to core Plaza Midwood shops and restaurants
  • Beer garden and food truck area
  • Skipper dog daycare facility on site
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The Lofts at Hawthorne Mill

Location: 1101 Hawthorne Lane

Total apartment units: 149, built in 2018

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,325+
  • 2 bedroom: $1,575-$1,750

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

Location: 2412 Commonwealth Ave.

Total apartment units: 105, built in 2016

Monthly rent: There are no units available right now. But the typical range range is $1,233-$2,298.

    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
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    Metro 808

    Location: 808 Hawthorne Lane

    Total apartment units: 237, built in 2012

    Monthly rent:

    • Studio: $1,350-$2,185
    • 1 bedroom: $1,417-$2,070
    • 2 bedroom: $1,690-$3,257

    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

    Location: 1800 Commonwealth Ave.

    Total apartment units: 52, built in 2013

    Monthly rent: There are no units currently available but they typically run $1,200-$1,700 a month.

    Why it stands out:

      • Unique art deco facade
      • Located in the heart of the entertainment district
      • Easy access to Elizabeth and 7th Street restaurants via Pecan
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      Vistas @ 707

      Location: 707 Seigle Ave.

      Total apartment units: 190, constructed in 2015

      Monthly rent: There are no units available right now, but rent is typically $780-$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

      UPTOWN

      Uptown is Charlotte’s crown jewel, home to the city’s biggest sports, business, arts and food destinations. And for those fortunate enough to earn 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: 409, built in 2010

      Agenda related guide: The #1 apartment tower in Charlotte

      Monthly rent:

      • Studio: $1,374-$2,740
      • 1 bedroom: $2,078-$3,046
      • 2 bedroom: $2,870-$6,686
      • 3 bedroom: $5,258-$7,387

      Why it stands out:

      • A 51-story luxury complex near Truist Field 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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      The Francis

      Location: 400 E. Stonewall St. (formerly Novel Stonewall Station)

      Total apartment units: 459, built in 2018

      Monthly rent:

      • Studio: $1,245-$2,118
      • 1 bedroom: $1,563-$2,733
      • 2 bedroom: $2,186-$4,054

      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: $1,483-$2,801
      • 1 bedroom: $1,680-$4,999
      • 2 bedroom: $2,795-$5,939

      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: $1,318-$5,354
      • 1 bedroom: $1,111-$4,765
      • 2 bedroom: $1,805-$6,548
      • 3 bedroom: $2,304-$10,306

      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: $1,816-$4,603
      • 2 bedroom: $2,913-$5,727

      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: $1,379-$3,415
      • 1 bedroom: $1,570-$4,672
      • 2 bedroom: $2,468-$6,019

      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: $1,370-$1,897
      • 2 bedroom: $2,140-$2,455

      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:

      • Studio: $1,343-$3,053
      • 1 bedroom: $1,388-$2,683
      • 2 bedroom: $2,023-$4,108
      • 3 bedroom: $2,568-$5,118

      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:

      • Studio: $1,735-$2,150
      • 1 bedroom: $1,507-$1,833
      • 2 bedroom: $2,450-$3,100
      • 3 bedroom: $3,252-$3,392

      Why it stands out:

      • Great amenities
      • Resort-style salt water pool with sun deck
      • Walking distance from Whole Foods

      Uptown 550 on Stonewall

      Location: 550 E. Stonewall St.

      Total apartment units: 421, built in 2019

      Monthly rent: 

      • Studio: $1,469-$1,548
      • 1 bedroom: $1,738-$2,255
      • 2 bedroom:$2,406-$2,663
      • 3 bedroom: $3,624-$3,832

      Why it stands out:

      • Offers insane amenities like a private rooftop bar and terrace, an on-site spa, outdoor saltwater pool with private cabanas, a coffee bar with barista, and state-of-the-art fitness center
      • If you snag a unit in the 21-story tower, you can enjoy gorgeous Uptown views
      • Just down the street from Whole Foods and other retailers

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      Marq Midtown

      Location: 205 S. Kings Drive

      Total apartment units: 261, built in 2015

      Monthly rent: 

      • Studio: $1,220- $1,255
      • 1 bedroom: $1,307- $1,486
      • 2 bedroom: $1,742- $1,870

      Why it stands out: 

      • Proximity to Metropolitan shopping center
      • Close to Little Sugar Creek Greenway

      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: $1,051-$1,430
      • 1 bedroom: $1,325-$1,717
      • 2 bedroom: $1,298-$2,205
      • 3 bedroom: $2,245-$2,585

      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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      30Six NoDa

      Location: 424 E. 36th St. (formerly Novel NoDa)

      Total apartment units: 344, built in 2017

      Monthly rent:

      • Studio: $1,187-$1,253
      • 1 bedroom: $1,378-$1,714
      • 2 bedroom: $1,843-$2,274

      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: $1,330-$2,253
      • 2 bedroom: $1,435+

      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: $1,306
      • 1 bedroom: $1,290-$1,407
      • 2 bedroom: $1,970-$2,076
      • 3 bedroom: $2,488+

      Why it stands out:

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

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      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: $1,417-$5,640
      • 2 bedroom: $2,743-$9,083
      • 3 bedroom: $4,871-$15,348

      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

      Monthly rent:

      • Studio: $1,220-$1,475
      • 1 bedroom: $1,420-$1,710
      • 2 bedroom: $1,985-$2,485
      • 3 bedroom: $3,740-$3,940

      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
      • For your furry friends, an in-house doggie daycare (run by The Waggle Company), dog park and dog grooming spa
      • Right next to Yafo, Sabor, Earth Fare and Tandur

      Providence Row

      Location: 4100 Providence Road

      Total apartment units: 327, built in 2018

      Monthly rent:

      • Studio: $1,302-$1,367
      • 1 bedroom: $1,416-$1,665
      • 2 bedroom: $2,046-$2,275
      • 3 bedroom: $3,532-$3,792

      Why it stands out:

      • 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
      • Huge balconies

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      The Encore SouthPark

      Location: 6205 Morrison Blvd.

      Constructed: 2016

      Total apartment units: 280

      Monthly rent:

      • 1 bedroom: $1,450-$2,550
      • 2 bedroom: $2,095 -$2,975
      • 3 bedroom: $3,935-$5,475

      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: $1,096-$1,425
      • 1 bedroom: $1,361-$2,239
      • 2 bedroom: $1,861-$2,432

      Why it stands out:

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

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      Solis SouthPark

      Location: 4905 Ashley Park Lane

      Total apartment units: 239, built in 2014, renovated 2018

      Monthly rent:

      • Studio: $1,354-$1,433
      • 1 bedroom: $1,536-$1,908
      • 2 bedroom: $2,041-$2,287

      Why it stands out:

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

      Strawberry Hill

      Location: 4051 Bannockburn Place

      Total apartment units: 581, built in 1977

      Monthly rent: 

      • 1 bedroom: $1,290-$1,470
      • 2 bedroom: $1,820- $2,030
      • 3 bedroom: $1,920+

      Why it stands out:

      • Huge community with a variety of floor plans
      • Affordability
      • New Strawberry Hill shopping center has Fresh Market, Superica (opening soon), a pilates studio, and more

      Hazel SouthPark

      Location: 4401 Barclay Downs Drive

      Total apartment units: 203, built in 2020

      Monthly rent: 

      • Studio: $1,460+
      • 1 bedroom: $1,460-$2,643
      • 2 bedroom: $2,001-$3,500
      • 3 bedroom: $4,265-$8,125

      Why it stands out:

      • New construction
      • Steps from Reid’s, Neiman Marcus, and other SouthPark shops
      • Rooftop social house
      • Upscale finishes like marble countertops and waterfall islands

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      Allure

      Location: 4401 Barclay Downs Drive

      Total apartment units: 350, built in 2015

      Monthly rent: 

      • Studio: $1,400+
      • 1 bedroom: $1,400-$1,700
      • 2 bedroom: $1,740-$2,000

      Why it stands out:

      • Residential feel with sidewalk- and tree-lined streets
      • Walkable to Legion Brewing SouthPark
      • Best rent deals compared to other popular SouthPark complexes

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      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: $1,255-$1,510
      • 1 bedroom: $1,341-$1,650
      • 1 bedroom with office/den: $1,630-$1,880
      • 2 bedroom: $1,895-$2,800

      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: $1,121-$1,251
      • 1 bedroom: $1,277-$1,402
      • 2 bedroom: $1,401-$1,629
      • 3 bedroom: $2,017

      Why it stands out:

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

      DILWORTH

      Lexington Dilworth

      Best interiors and courtyards

      Location: 1106 Euclid Ave.

      Total apartment units: 235 units, built in 2016

      Monthly Rent:

      • Studio: $1,320+
      • 1 bedroom: $1,370-$1,635
      • 2 bedroom: $2,095-$2,800

      Why it stands out:

      • Most “neighborhood feel” sitting one block off of Morehead Street and two blocks off of South Boulevard
      • Multiple court yards with grills and lounge spaces
      • Walking distance to Latta and Freedom parks and Dowd YMCA
      • Option of a two-bedroom with an office

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      Berkshire Dilworth

      Most family-friendly floor plans 

      Location: 1351 E Morehead St.

      Total apartment units: 296 units, built in 2015

      Monthly Rent:

      • Studio: $1,200-$1,700
      • 1 bedroom: $1,792-$2,110
      • 2 bedroom: $1,625-$5,000+

      Why it stands out:

      • Located adjacent to Little Sugar Creek greenway with dedicated pedestrian bridge from Harding Place
      • Luxe amenities package including rooftop veranda overlooking greenway, catering kitchen, dog bathing station and spa, oversized fitness center and workout studio
      • Larger-than-average floorplans range from mid-600s square feet to 2,600-square-foot penthouse

      525 East

      Best boutique community

      Location: 525 East Blvd.

      Total apartment units: 24 units, built in 2016

      Monthly Rent: 

      • 1 bedroom: $1,420+
      • 2 bedroom (with a den): $2,220+

      Why it stands out:

      • Boutique community within one block of Latta Park and walking distance to East Boulevard and South End hot spots

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      ASHLEY PARK

      The Griff

      Location: 1835 Morehead Ridge Dr.

      Total apartment units: 271, built in 2021

      Monthly rent: 

      • 1 bedroom: $1,177+
      • 2 bedroom: $1,682+
      • 3 bedroom: $2,345+

      Why it stands out: 

      • Sky lounge with Uptown views
      • Includes three-bedroom townhome floor plan, with rooftop terraces
      The Griff apartments

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      The Bryant

      Location: 2020 Morton St.

      Total apartment units: 346, built in 2020

      Monthly rent:

      • Studio: $1,134-$3,459
      • 1 bedroom: $1,168-$4,029
      • 2 bedroom: $1,647-$7,665

      Why it stands out:

      • Skyline views from certain units and the community gym
      • Brand new, spacious apartments with side-by-side refrigerators with exterior ice/water dispensers
      The Bryant Apartments

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      OPTIMIST PARK

      Between Uptown and NoDa, the Optimist Park neighborhood has exploded over the last couple of years.

      Since Optimist Hall — a 137,000-square-foot mixed-use development with a food hall — opened a little over a year ago, multiple luxury apartment complexes have popped up in the area. And another food hall, Lintmen’s, is opening a mile down the road in 2021.

      Alta Purl

      Location: 1005 N. Davidson St.

      Monthly rent:

      • 1 bedroom: $1,310-$1,660
      • 2 bedroom: $1,865-$2,240

      Rent specials: Half off rent for the first four months plus receive a gift card with 14- to 18-month leases.

      Why it stands out:

      • Great kitchens with sleek mid-century modern cabinetry, subway backsplash, quartz counters, and stainless steel appliances
      • Rooftop lounge with Uptown views and social clubs with beer and wine on tap
      • Game room with shuffle board and arcade games
      • Resort-style pool with aqua loungers and swanky deck
      • Across the street from Optimist Hall

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      Courtesy of Alta Purl


      Alpha Mill

      Location: 220 Alpha Mill Lane

      Monthly rent:

      • 1 bedroom: $1,255-$2,182
      • 2 bedroom: $1,555-$2,490

      Rent specials: Waived admin fee ($200 savings).

      Why it stands out:

      • Pricing. You can get a 1,000-square-foot 2-bed for under $1,600 a month
      • 3 sky lounges with Uptown views, 2 fitness centers, dog park with agility course
      • Blend of historic architecture and modern design
      • 40 different floor plans, from lofts to two-story townhouse-like options

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      Courtesy of Alpha Mill 


      Alton Optimist Park

      Location: 1009 N. Caldwell St.

      Monthly rent:

      • Studio: $1,260-$1,497
      • 1 bedroom: $1,327-$1,905
      • 2 bedroom: $1,775-$2,876

      Rent specials: Two months of free rent + $1,000 gift card.

      Why it stands out:

      • Beautiful chef-inspired kitchens with 2 designer color options
      • Custom closets and oversized balconies (on some units)
      • Resort-style pool with tanning deck and fire pit
      • Coworking space with Mac computers

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      Courtesy of Alexan Optimist Park


      Edgeline Flats on Davidson

      Location: 525 E. 15th St.

      Monthly rent:

      • 1 bedroom: $1,060-$1,075
      • 2 bedroom: $1,300-$1,400

      Why it stands out:

      • Affordability (it offers one of the most spacious floor plans for the cost)
      • Modern, industrial design

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      Cortland NoDa

      Location: 1700 N. Brevard St.

      Monthly rent:

      • Studio: $1,368-$1,578
      • 1 bedroom: $1,310-$1,944
      • 2 bedroom: $1,750-$2,600
      • 3 bedroom: $$2,567+

      Why it stands out:

      • Variety of layouts, including 3-bed option
      • Stunning interiors with built-ins, huge windows, and sleek, stylish kitchens
      • Heated resort-style pool
      • Convenient to Optimist Hall and NoDa

      Cortland NoDa Resort Style Pool

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      Cortland NoDa Bedroom

      Courtesy of Cortland NoDa


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