Apartments: What $1,000 a month gets you in three different Charlotte neighborhoods

Apartments: What $1,000 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 February 23, 2021.

The average for rent here in the Queen City is $1,200, which is a lot of dough. Here are three apartments in three different Charlotte neighborhoods that have options for about $1,000 a month.

[Agenda related guide: Apartments: What $1,200 a month gets you in three different Charlotte neighborhood]

Edgeline Flats | Studio | $1,060+

Best studio apartment for $1,000 a month


These units offer more square footage than your average Charlotte apartment, even the studio, and have a cool industrial vibe. The monorail floorplan is technically a studio but it has decently sized and defined bedroom, kitchen, and living areas. It also has a generous closet and bathroom.

The community doesn’t have any amenities like a pool or gym, but the location is prime. You can walk to Optimist Hall and NoDa and Uptown are just a few minutes away.

Right now, they’re offering one month of free rent. If you decide to prorate your monthly rent instead of take the one-time deal up front, your payment would be under $1,000 for a studio.

Move here if: You want a convenient, cool location but don’t want to sacrifice the space.

Size: 737 square feet

Price per square foot: $1.44

Location: 525 E. 15th St., Optimist Park

edgeline flats

edgeline flats living room

edgeline flats dining area

The Edison | 1-bed | $1,003+

Best one-bedroom apartment for $1,000 a month

The Edison is in a prime Plaza Midwood location; you can walk to Common Market, N.C. Red, or Dish in under 3 minutes. The community has a small gym but no other high-end amenities like a pool. With modern apartments under $1,000 a month within walking distance to some of the best spots in the city, it’s fair tradeoff.

The interiors of the apartments have sleek cabinetry, plank flooring, and minimal ornamentation. The one-beds each have spacious balconies and open floorplans, some even have skyline views.

Move here if: All of your favorite spots are in Plaza Midwood, and you like a good deal.

Size: 562+ square feet

Price per square foot: $1.78+

Location: 1800 Commonwealth Ave., Plaza Midwood

the edison the edison living area

the edison kitchen

Courtesy of The Edison

The Park at Steele Creek | 2-bed | $1,033+

Best two-bed apartment for $1,000 a month

These apartments have a homey feel with exposed brick walls in some units, updated kitchens (with wine racks), and bright interiors. The two-bedroom floorplan has a dining room, private patio/balcony, and generous closet space.

The community has tons of amenities like a pool, gym, tennis courts, playground, and ample parking. They’ve also got great deals on one-beds (with dining rooms!), starting at $930 a month.

Move here if: You want multiple bedrooms and love the suburbs.

Size: 945 square feet

Price per square foot: $1.09+

Location: 13211-13421 Crescent Springs Drive, Steele Creek

park at steele creek dining

park at steele creek living room

park at steele creek pool

Courtesy of The Park at Steele Creek

Which apartment is the best deal?

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Still on the hunt? Here are some other options around $1,000.

South End


  • Lincoln at Dilworth: Studio, 590-615 square feet, $1,080+; 1 bedroom, 670-805 square feet, $1,095+



NoDa/Villa Heights

  • Mercury NoDa: Studio, 545-673 square feet, $1,032+; 1 bedroom, 738-768 square feet, $1,080+
  • 30Six NoDa Studio, 517-566 square feet, $1,078+
  • The Collective: Studio, 525-545 square feet, $1,085+

Optimist Park/Belmont

  • Alpha Mill: Studio, 537 square feet, $990+; 1 bedroom, 667-887 square feet, $1,060+
  • Overton Row: Studio, 546-788, $935+
  • Alexan Optimist Park: Studio, 663 square feet, $1,085+; 1 bedroom, 670 square feet, $1,150+


    University/North Charlotte

    Editor’s note: This article was first published in September 2020.

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