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Hardwood floors showcase the kitchen in this apartment in The Factory in North Charleston. There are different floor plans in each of the units. Leroy Burnell/Staff

With almost 2,000 apartment units under construction and 1,700 more proposed in the Charleston area, apartments are having to outdo each other. 

Gone are the days of apartments bragging about their nice crown molding. Now it's spin studios, wine tasting rooms and community docks.

There's a reason few new apartments are budget apartments. New construction on valuable Charleston land is tremendously expensive, so rents are high. And with big rents come...

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Carlos Gonzalez delivers a mattress to one of the 400 new apartments at The Haven at Indigo Square in Mount Pleasant on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Wade Spees/Staff

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The 274-unit Talison Row apartment complex (file photo)

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