New place, new adventure: Raleigh apartment hunting made easy

From cozy flats to luxurious downtown living, City Editor Cat is providing pro tips and 13 of her favorite Raleigh apartments to help you find a fresh start.

Someone touring an apartment kitchen.

Leigh House has spots like City Barbeque, Vic’s Italian Restaurant, and UNC REX Hospital within walking distance.

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Not quite ready to purchase your dream home? According to RentCafe, the average rent price is $1,612 for a 956-sqft Raleigh apartment, which is lower than the national average of $1,702.

Apartment shopping doesn’t have to be frustrating — from modest flats to lavish living, City Editor Cat recently signed a lease and is ready to spill her 13 favorite one bedroom apartments ranging from $1,180 to $2,460.

Note: Rent pricing varies depending on location, size, and quality — plus, pricing fluctuates.

First, a few pro tips:

  1. The lowest rates are typically found between October and April, and are best right after the December holiday season.
  2. The highest priced months for move in are usually May through September.
  3. Download apps for apartment hunting like Apartment List and
  4. If possible, schedule on-site tours (not everything is as it seems).
  5. Take photos of the property, just in case you decide to move in.

Standard | Starting price $1,180-$1,435

Pinnacle Apartments, 5020-B Edwards Mill Rd. | Starting at $1,180
The Raleigh Apartments, 740 Smallwood Dr. | Starting at $1,299
The Villages at Olde Towne, 2301 Ostracod Ln. | Starting at $1,300
The Crest at Brier Creek, 6450 Viewpoint Cir. | Starting at $1,363
Leigh House, 2421 Landmark Dr. | Starting at $1,365
Historic Boylan, 817 Hillsborough St. | Starting at $1,435

The exterior of Channel House, a new Raleigh apartment.

This lux apartment has 13,358 sqft of ground level retail designed to accommodate breweries, restaurants, micro-retailers, and makers.

Provided by Channel House

Luxury living | Starting price $1,606-$2,460

712 Tucker, downtown Raleigh, 712 Tucker St. | Starting at $1,606
Skyhouse, downtown Raleigh, 308 S. Blount St. | Starting at $1,661
Channel House, North Hills Innovation District, 540 St. Albans Dr. | Starting at $1,670
The Signal at Seaboard Station, downtown Raleigh, 721 Halifax St. | Starting at $1,678
The Line, Smoky Hollow, 500 N. West St. | Starting at $1,949
The Eastern, North Hills, 4204 Six Forks Rd. | Starting at $2,460
Opening Fall 2023: 400H, 9 N. Harrington St. | Starting at $1,946

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