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44 Best Apartments in Charlotte, sorted by neighborhood

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

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Editor’s note: Rental rates are subject to change. Also, these properties are listed in no particular order; this is not a ranking.

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 a myriad of restaurants, brewpubs, grocery stores and other attractions to serve these residents.

The short story: You can’t go wrong with South End. All of the apartments along the light rail in South End offer a host of amenities and convenience, plus great proximity to all of the neighborhood’s attractions. It’s a field day for renters.

South End apartment honorable mentions: 1225 South Church and District Flats.

Ashton South End

Location: 125 W. Tremont Ave.

Total apartment units: 310, built in 2008

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $2,375
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $3,367

Why it stands out:

  • Concrete construction means you can’t hear what your neighbors are doing.
  • Large rooftop patio with pool and views of South End + Uptown.
  • 24-hour concierge handles guest arrivals, package and food delivery.
  • Ground zero for eateries and bars such as Superica, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Common Market, Zeppelin, Bang Bang Burgers, Yamazaru and Dilworth Tasting Room.

Silos South End

Location: 131 Poindexter Dr.

Total apartment units: 390, built in 2013

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: Starting at $1,695
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,825
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,850

Why it stands out:

  • It’s one of the largest apartment properties in South End. It boasts a variety of unit types, including townhomes, apartments and flats spread across a total of 10 separate buildings on 10 acres.
  • Surface parking means no hassles pulling into/out of the parking deck.
  • The outdoor community area includes a 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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Photo: Axios archives

The Winnifred

Location: 1425 Winnifred St.

Total apartment units: 91, built in 2020

Monthly rent: 

  • Studio: Starting at $1,366
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,698
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,481

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.
Centro RailYard
Photo: Axios archives

 Selene at Southline

Location: 2520 South Blvd.

Total apartment units: 300, built in 2017

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: Starting at $1,380
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,704

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 and onsite pet salon.
  • Located mid-way between Uptown and Queen Park/LoSo, so the entirety of South End is within a 5-minute bike (or scooter!) ride. 

Photo: Axios archives

Junction 1504 Luxury 

Location: 1504 Mainline Blvd. 

Total apartment units: 281 units, built in 2012

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: $1,845-$1,988
  • 2 bedroom: $2,680-$2,793

Why it stands out:

  • There’s an option to choose a custom color accent wall to elevate your living space.
  • Located near the LYNX light rail line, making traveling through the city without a car possible.
  • Popular breweries like Sycamore Brewing and Triple C Brewing are walking distance away.

Camden Gallery

Location: 1750 Camden Road

Total apartment units: 323, built in 2014

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,669-$1,689
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,819

Why it stands out:

  • Steps away from all of South End (above Blaze Pizza).
  • Close to the light rail.
Camden Gallery
Photo: Axios archives

Maddox South End

Location: 2630 South Blvd.

Total apartment units: 200 units, built in 2019

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: Starting at $2,252
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,790
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $3,193

Why it stands out:

  • Skyline views from some floors.
  • Walking distance to attractions such as The Suffolk Punch and Maple Street Biscuit Company.

Bradham at New Bern

Location: 145 New Bern St.

Total apartment units: 432, built in 2019

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,771 and up
  • 1 bedroom: $1,895 and up
  • 2 bedroom: $2,919 and up

Why it stands out:

  • Retail/restaurants below.
  • Beautiful interiors and a modern sleek design.
  • Townhouse layouts available.
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Bradham at New Bern Station one bedroom living room and kitchen
Photos: Axios archives

Spectrum South End

Location: 2225 Hawkins St.

Total apartment units: 331 units, built in 2009

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,684-$2,278
  • 1 bedroom: $$1,805-$2,599
  • 2 bedroom: $2,934-$4,394

Why it stands out:

  • Two pools are located within the apartment complex.
  • Adjacent to the light rail. 

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.

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. Development is now creeping down 10th Street into Belmont and along Hawthorne Lane to the north of Central.

Plaza Midwood apartment honorable mentions: The Overton Row, The Nook and One305Central.

Village at Commonwealth

Location: 1308 Lorna St.

Total apartment units: 823, built in 2015

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,718-2,793
  • 1 bedroom:$1,832-$3,383
  • 2 bedroom: $2,646-$4,648
  • 3 bedroom: starting at $2,962

Why it stands out:

  • The 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 steam 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.
  • Onsite doggy daycare services available with Buddies at Commonwealth.
  • Daily complimentary café drinks.
The Village at Commonwealth apartments
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Midwood Station

Location: 2017 Central Ave.

Total apartment units: 97 units, built in 2018

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,485
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $1,935

Why it stands out:

  • Frosted glass cabinetry in all units.
  • Built-in wine racks in the kitchen within all units.
  • Restaurant options like Resident Culture and Pure Pizza within walking distance.

Elizabeth Square

Location: 730 Hawthorne Lane

Total apartment units: 267 units, built in 2008

Monthly rent: 

  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,611
  • 2 Bedroom: Starting at $2,082
  • 3 bedrooms: Starting at $2,838

Why it stands out: 

  • Saltwater pool.
  • Located right between Plaza Midwood and Elizabeth.
  • Close to the highway, making longer commutes easier. 
  • Entertainment options like the Mint Museum and the Discovery Play Science are minutes away.

The Gibson

Location: 1000 Central Ave.

Total apartment units: 250 units, built in 2016.

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,390
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $1,899

Why it stands out:

  • This complex occupies the renowned Reflection Sound Studio.
  • Cabana-style pool.
  • Luxury sleek kitchen design.

Vyne on Central

Location: 3214 Central Ave.

Total apartment units: 98 units, built in 2012

Monthly rent: 

  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,479
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $1,587

Why it stands out:

  • Amenities feature a community garden.
  • Uptown is three miles away.
  • Living room spaces feature high ceilings.

UPTOWN

Uptown is Charlotte’s crown jewel, home to the city’s biggest sports, business, arts and food destinations. You can pay top-dollar to live right in the middle of it all.

The VUE Charlotte

Location: 215 N. Pine St.

Total apartment units: 409, built in 2010

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Monthly rent: 

  • Studio: Starting at $1,743
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $2,326
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $3,050

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.
The VUE in Uptown rooftop views
Photo: Axios archives

Ascent Uptown

Location: 225 S. Poplar St.

Total apartment units: 300, built in 2017

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: Starting at $1,621
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $2,067
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $3,272

Why it stands out:

  • Top-notch rooftop amenities include a saltwater pool, a 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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Photo: Axios archives

Circa Uptown

Location: 360 S Graham St.

Total apartment units: 243 units, built in 2016.

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: Starting at $1,917
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,617
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,781

Why it stands out:

  • Located walking distance from Truist Field and Bank of America Stadium.
  • Two skyline terraces are available for reservation. 
  • Some amenities include an onsite bike shop, valet dry cleaning/laundry services and an organic coffee bar.

The Crown of Queen City

Location: 101 W Morehead St.

Total apartment units: 260 units, built in 2020

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,828 – $2,170
  • 1 bedroom: $1,826 – $2,100
  • 2 bedroom: call for pricing

Why it stands out:

  • Select units feature floor-to-ceiling windows, built-in shelving and a custom entryway mud bench.

The Reed

Location: 401 S Graham St. 

Total apartment units: 195 units, built in 2021

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: Starting at $1,408
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $2,845

Why it stands out:

  • The pool is located on the 18th floor and provides views of uptown.
  • The Fitness center overlooks the city skyline.
  • Walking distance from Bank of America Stadium and Ink and Ivy.

500 W Trade 

Location: 500 W Trade Suite 100

Total apartment units: 354 units, built in 2021

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: $1,869 – $2,346
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,907
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,801

Why it stands out:

  • This 15-floor apartment property boasts luxury living with a rooftop pool lounge and resort-style indoor spa and sauna. 
  • Located in the heart of Uptown.

Uptown 550

Location:550 E. Brooklyn Village Ave.

Total apartment units: 421, built in 2019

Monthly rent: 

  • Studio: Starting at $1,756
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $2,111
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $3,068
  • 3 bedroom: Starting at $3,574

Why it stands out:

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

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:

  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,462
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,269

Why it stands out:

  • The property has an entertainment area with billiards, foosball and catering kitchen.
  • It also has industrial-inspired finishes, garage doors that open up to the courtyard and graffiti art throughout.
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Photo: Axios archives

Yards at NoDa

Location: 703 Rollerton Road

Total apartment units: 182, built in 2013

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: Starting at $1,396
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,536
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,282

Why it stands out:

  • Pool, grilling areas and other recreational spots.
  • Gated entry.
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Photo: Axios archives

Kaleido Noda

Location: 2818 Cullman Ave.

Monthly rent: 

  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,435
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $1,910

Why it stands out: 

  • Units feature hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and spacious walk-in closets.
  • Community amenities include yoga studio and resort-style pool.
  • It’s also located near the Cross Charlotte Trail.

Bainbridge NoDa

Location: 2509 N Davidson St.

Monthly rent: 

  • Studio: Starting at $1,554
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,512
  • 2 bedroom: starting at $2,323

Why it stands out: 

  • It has a rooftop sky lounge.
  • It’s located along the light rail.
  • It’s a short walk from local NoDa bars and restaurants.
  • Units have generous walk-in closet space.

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.

Providence Row

Location: 4100 Providence Road

Total apartment units: 327, built in 2018

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,841
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,458
  • 3 bedroom: Starting at $3,193

Why it stands out:

  • It’s across the street from the newly remodeled Fresh Market.
  • The property has a two-story clubhouse, spa, sauna, steam room and private cabanas.
  • It also has a golf simulator, wine room/lockers, gaming lawn and more.
  • Units have huge balconies.
Providence Row
Providence Row kitchen
Photos: Axios archives

The Encore SouthPark

Location: 6205 Morrison Blvd.

Constructed: 2016

Total apartment units: 280

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,875
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,740
  • 3 bedroom: Starting at $3,865

Why it stands out:

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

LaVie SouthPark

Location: 5725 Carnegie Blvd.

Total apartment units: 322, built in 2015

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,646
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,188

Why it stands out:

  • Walking trails overlook a scenic pond.
  • Courtyard spaces with grills, lounge areas, fire pits and more.
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Photo: Axios archives

Lennox SouthPark

Location: 4905 Ashley Park Lane

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

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: Starting at $1,335
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,847
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,809

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.

Emerson at Montford Park

Location: 1520 Mockingbird Lane

Total apartment units: 337, built in 2019

Monthly rent: 

  • Studio: Starting at $1,359
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,711
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,052

Why it stands out:

  • Beer garden and dog park.
  • Walk-up units.
  • Rooftop lounge.
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Photo: Axios archives

5115 Park Place

Location: 5115 Park Road

Total apartment units: 273, built in 2016.

Monthly rent: 

  • Studio: Starting at $1,386
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,599
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,043

Why it stands out:

  • Short drive to SouthPark mall and Montford Drive.
  • Sleek modern interior design.

The Abbey

Location: 1415 Abbey Pl.

Total apartment units: 260, built in 2016

Monthly rent: 

  • Studio: Starting at $1,621
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,665
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,240

Why it stands out:

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

DILWORTH

The neighborhood often known for being Charlotte’s first street car district, has also made a name for itself with some of the most popular bungalow styled homes. This charming area offers more suburban vibes with Latta Park as a place to connect with the community. Dilworth is located about 2 miles south of center city.

Lexington Dilworth

Location: 1106 Euclid Ave.

Total apartment units: 235 units, built in 2016

Monthly Rent:

  • Studio: Starting at $1,635
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,715
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,480

Why it stands out:

  • It boasts a “neighborhood feel” and sits one block off of Morehead Street and two blocks off of South Boulevard.
  • Multiple courtyards 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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lexington dilworth pool
Photos: Axios archives

Greenside

Location: 1315 Harding Pl. 

Total apartment units: 225 units, built in 2018

Monthly Rent: 

  • Studio: Starting at $1,481
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,949
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,401

Why it stands out:

  • Pearl Street Park and Baxter Street Park are a short distance away.
  • Contemporary interior design.
  • A view of the Uptown skyline and Little Sugar Creek Greenery.

Lincoln at Dilworth

Location: 905 Kenilworth Ave. 

Total apartment units: 380 units, built in 2018

Monthly Rent: There aren’t any available units on the website, but typically rates range from $1,392 – $3,471.

Why it stands out: 

  • Tile backsplash in the units create the a lovely accent wall.
  • Rooftop lounge and coffee bar adds skyline views and a space for work.
  • Two-story fitness center with spin, yoga and Wellbeats. 

ASHLEY PARK

The location, a few short miles west of Uptown, makes this neighborhood convenient for commuting into the city on occasion. Ashley Park is home to a local restaurant like Pinky’s Westside Grill. This area is a good fit if you’re looking to spend $1,500 to $1,600 on an apartment that is close enough to the inner part of the city.

The Griff

Location: 1835 Morehead Ridge Dr.

Total apartment units: 271, built in 2021

Monthly rent: 

  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,538
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,175
  • 3 bedroom: Starting at $2,610

Why it stands out: 

  • Sky lounge with Uptown views.
  • Has a three-bedroom townhome floor plan, with rooftop terraces. 
The Griff apartments
Paige Hopkins/Axios 

The Bryant

Location: 2020 Morton St.

Total apartment units: 346, built in 2020

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: Starting at $1,633
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,692
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,708

Why it stands out:

  • Skyline views from certain units and a community gym. 
  • Spacious apartments with side-by-side refrigerators with exterior ice/water dispensers. 
The Bryant Apartments
Photo: Paige Hopkins/Axios

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 in 2019, multiple luxury apartment complexes have popped up in the area. And another food hall, Urban District Market, opened a mile down the road recently.

Alta Purl

Location: 1005 N. Davidson St.

Monthly rent:

  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,546
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,140

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 shuffleboard and arcade games. 
  • Resort-style pool with aqua loungers and swanky deck. 
  • Across the street from Optimist Hall.
Photos: Courtesy of Alta Purl

Alpha Mill

Location: 220 Alpha Mill Lane

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: Starting at $1,320 
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,450
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $1,905

Why it stands out:

  • Three sky lounges with Uptown views, two fitness centers, dog park with an 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

Cortland NoDa

Location: 1700 N. Brevard St.

Monthly rent:

  • Studio: Starting at $1,395
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,598
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,675

Why it stands out:

  • 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
Cortland NoDa Bedroom
Photos: Courtesy of Cortland NoDa

Alta Filament 

Location: 525 E 21st St.

Monthly rent: 

  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,495
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,295
  • 3 bedroom: Starting at $2,944

Why it stands out: 

  • Units have built-in desks.
  • The property has a contemporary design.
  • Units have stainless steel appliances.
  • It has a bicycle repair shop and studio/content creator room among community amenities.

UNIVERSITY CITY

Located in north Charlotte, the area is home to UNC Charlotte and The Boardwalk, plus its a short distance from Concord. This area is convenient if you’re taking classes at the school or you’re looking to live away from the inner city. There are also expansion plans for the university to give it a similar feel to popular streets associated with North Carolina universities, like Franklin St. in Chapel Hill. 

NOVEL University Place

Location: 6010 Jasmine Lane

Monthly rent: 

  • Studio: Starting at $1,405
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,540
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $2,055

Why it stands out: 

  • There are views of the Boardwalk and lake. There’s also a bridge that connects to the boardwalk.
  • It has a separate two-story amenity building with a fitness center.
  • The property has a resort-style pool and cabanas.

Verde at McCullough Station

Location: 8320 University Executive Park Dr.

Monthly rent: 

  • Studio: Starting at $1,433
  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,451
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $1,616

Why it stands out: 

  • Walking distance from the McCullough Station light rail stop.
  • Modern cabinetry.
  • Spacious walk-in closets.

Century University City

Location: 5340 Periwinkle Hill Ave.

Monthly rent: 

  • 1 bedroom: Starting at $1,417
  • 2 bedroom: Starting at $1,650
  • 3 bedroom: Starting at $2,220

Why it stands out: 

  • Walking distance from LYNX Blue Line.
  • Sports pub and billing room in the community area.
  • Units have high ceilings.

This Axios apartment guide is updated a few times each year. If you have feedback, updated data or insights shoot us a note at [email protected]. Thank you for your help in keeping this the go-to apartment guide for our city. 

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