Charleston Real Estate Market Overview

Could Charleston, WV be your next home? Kick-start your search with Trulia’s real estate guide and home search. With interactive maps and charts, Trulia provides a comprehensive overview of market trends, schools, demographics, and lifestyle data to help you learn all about Charleston. Not sure which neighborhood is for you? Check out our Nearby Places section below to explore popular cities near Charleston such as... South Charleston and Cross Lanes. When you’re ready, Trulia has 540 resale and new homes in Charleston lined up for you, including open houses, and homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. View more

$159,500

Median Sales Price

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$101

Price Per Sqft

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$937

Median Rent Per Month

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Housing Market Trends

Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in Charleston show a 2% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a -1% drop in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in Charleston for May 24 to Aug 23 was $159,500 based on 100 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for Charleston was $101, an increase of 12% compared to the same period last year.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in Charleston for Jul 24 to Aug 24 was $937.

Crime

Most frequent crimes in the past year

Knowing more about crime activity in and around Charleston can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.

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1,164

Counts of Theft

291

Counts of Burglary

173

Counts of Assault


Best Schools in Charleston

There are 47 schools in Charleston.

Elementary Schools
10

Kenna Elementary School

Public, PK-5

10

Weberwood Elementary School

Public, PK-5

10

Chamberlain Elementary School

Public, K-5

Middle Schools
10

John Adams Middle School

Public, 6-8

8

Horace Mann Middle School

Public, 6-8

8

South Charleston Middle School

Public, 6-8

High Schools
10

George Washington High School

Public, 9-12

8

South Charleston High School

Public, 9-12

6

Capital High School

Public, PK-12


Demographics

Get to know your neighbors in Charleston by reviewing our census driven map. Get insights into median age, how many people are married, and percentage of people with a college degree.

Single residents
40%
Single residents
Home owners
73%
Home owners
Median age
44
Median age
Household income
$45,335
Median household income
College educated
27%
College educated

Commute

Most people in Charleston commute by car. Learn how neighbors in this area get to work so you can consider how you might commute if you lived here, too.

Commute Type
97% commute by car
0% commute by bike
0% commute by public transportation
1% commute by foot

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