Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Gastonia submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $6 per sqft per year. That's a 25% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metrolina market, the Gastonia region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been made available, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,060 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1984 and are Class B.