Charlotte is a charming big city with a small town charm that has comfortable weather with all four seasons, lots of green spaces, lakes and proximity to the Appalachian mountains or the beaches of the Outer Banks. Charlotte also has a robust job market and is one of the countries biggest financial hubs with Bank of America headquartered there, along with many other financial companies. There are also many higher education institutions all over Charlotte including UNCC, Queens University, Winthrop, and CPCC. Charlotteans also have plenty of local sports, whether it’s the college teams like the UNCC 49ers, or pro teams like the Carolina Panthers or Charlotte Hornets. Oh, and there is also a NASCAR racetrack. It’s definitely a fantastic place to live with lots to do, and you’ll get a bigger bang for your buck with rent. But, that doesn’t mean you’ll want to forgo finding a roommate or a room for rent. If you are just moving to Charlotte, the perfect roommate can help make for a softer landing as well as lower your living costs. Despite the common notion that finding a roommate is difficult, our roommate finder makes it easy to someone fantastic you’ll love living with.
Rents in Charlotte have been steadily rising over time, however they are still below the national average. With the average rent of a 1 bedroom apartment being $1,299 compared to $1,495 for a 2 bedroom, it makes sense to share a larger apartment with a roommate and save on rent. While it’s fairly easy to find affordable housing in Charlotte, the neighborhood you’ll move into can have a significant impact on the cost of rent. Neighborhoods like the Second Ward in Uptown, Wilmore or Commonwealth have an average rent of $2,400 to $2,700 for a two bedroom apartment. But by having a roommate, you can still live in the more expensive areas, and still be able to afford the rent. For around $1,800 for a two bedroom, you could live in popular areas like NoDa, Dilworth, Plaza Midwood or the Fourth Ward in Uptown. For much lower rents, you can find neighborhoods like Shamrock, Windsor Park or Tryon Hills. If you are a UNCC student and want to live close to, but Off-Campus, there are plenty of apartment complexes all around campus with predominantly student tenants. Sharing a 4 bedroom apartment with your peers in University City South or North, or Mallard Creek will cost you around $500 each. There are definitely plenty of options, but if you don’t want to stress about making rent while still being able and take advantage of everything Charlotte offers, having a roommate is a good idea.
Finding a good roommate or a room for rent may seem difficult. Everyone's wants can be different, so we aim to match you with roommates who share similar lifestyles and preferences. First, you’ll need to tell us a little about yourself. We’ll start with the basics such as budget, move date and preferred areas. Then, we’ll ask about your lifestyle and preferences, such as your schedule, habits and sociability. The more we know about you, the better we can match you with potential roommates. Once signed up, you can explore potential roommates and rooms for rent who we will present to you based on the best fit. You can further filter the roommate and room options based on your preferences to find the perfect person to live with.
Our roommate finder makes it easy to find someone you’ll love living with. Once you sign up, review your top roommate prospects and check out their profiles. If you like what you see and read make sure to engage by "liking" them or send them a message to introduce yourself. You’ll be able to chat with them directly on our platform, and schedule to meet in person if they seem as a good fit. It won’t be long before you find the perfect roommate, and start making plans to room up.
With the right roommate you can spend less on rent and more on everything else Charlotte has to offer. So don't wait, start looking through our roommate finder today. A free Diggz account is all you need to start looking for the perfect roommate to live with. Let us help you find the perfect roommate in Charlotte.
Search through thousands of potential roommates, whether you have a room for rent, are looking for a vacant room, or want to pair up with someone to search for a new apartment. Our proprietary algorithm will match your personality, lifestyle and preferences with other roommate prospects and display your personalized best matches on top. You can further refine your roommate search using our filters to match your specific requirements.
Express interest by clicking “Like” on profiles of those who seem as they would be good roommates and if it’s mutual, they will become a “Match”. When a potential roommate “likes” you, you will receive a notification and they will be added to your “Likes” page where you can decide if it is mutual and “Like” back.
You can communicate directly and safely with your potential roommate “Matches” within our application. All your roommate search leads are in one central place, and you don’t need to share your personal contact information until you are ready.