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13 Apartments for rent in Columbus, IN

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Last updated August 13 at 12:06 PM
10 Units Available
Fox Pointe
4740 Fox Trail Lane, Columbus, IN
1 Bedroom
$750
613 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$835
935 sqft
Fox Pointe Apartments is located in the heart of Columbus, Indiana, the town that Lady Bird Johnson once called "Athens on the Prairie".
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Last updated August 13 at 12:02 PM
7 Units Available
Charleston Square
2410 Charleston Place, Columbus, IN
1 Bedroom
$700
728 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$775
767 sqft
Charleston Square is located in the heart of Columbus, Indiana, the town that Lady Bird Johnson once called "Athens on the Prairie".
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Last updated August 13 at 06:41 AM
10 Units Available
Eastlake Woods
1020 Thicket Ct, Columbus, IN
1 Bedroom
$769
694 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$953
919 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,237
1328 sqft
Eastlake Woods was designed and built as a community that reflects stability, prestige and convenience. At Eastlake Woods, you'll discover dependable maintenance, conscientious management and a quality environment.
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Last updated August 13 at 06:22 AM
13 Units Available
Briarwood Columbus
2350 Thornybrook Drive, Columbus, IN
1 Bedroom
$815
2 Bedrooms
$875
3 Bedrooms
$1,230
Modern apartments with luxury comforts, including a basketball court, hot tub, tennis court, pool and 24-hour gym. Stylish interiors include ample storage, fireplaces and a refrigerator. Private patio or balcony included.
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Last updated August 13 at 03:34 AM
11 Units Available
Quail Run
1182 Quail Run Dr, Columbus, IN
1 Bedroom
$800
729 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$880
920 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,060
1242 sqft
Floor plans range from spacious one-bedrooms to three-bedroom townhomes on expansive, landscaped grounds that include a gym, pool, and basketball court. Just two miles from Cummins Headquarters and across the street from Greenbelt Golf Course.
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13 Units Available
The Cole
200 Jackson St, Columbus, IN
1 Bedroom
$987
831 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,170
1090 sqft
Found between 3rd and 2nd streets and close to Mill Race Park. Modern apartments with a patio/balcony, private laundry facilities and a stylish, fully equipped kitchen. Residents have use of a gym and concierge service.
Last updated August 13 at 10:50 AM
1 Unit Available
3982 Villa Drive
3982 Villa Drive, Columbus, IN
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1384 sqft
Lovely ranch located in Peppertree Village, next to Parkside Elementary. 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Open concept in the living and dining areas, with a pass through window into the kitchen.
Last updated August 13 at 10:50 AM
1 Unit Available
1630 Lafayette Avenue
1630 Lafayette Avenue, Columbus, IN
3 Bedrooms
$1,195
1440 sqft
Gorgeous bottom half of duplex, three bedrooms, one full bath. Completely remodeled, fresh and clean and ready to move in. Classic remodel with gleaming hardwood floors, designer tile and much more. All appliances, washer and dryer are included too.
Last updated August 13 at 10:37 AM
1 Unit Available
2492 Middle View Dr.
2492 Middle View Drive, Columbus, IN
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
1731 sqft
Now Showing a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home at 2492 Middle View Dr., Columbus, IN - Columbus / W.
Last updated August 13 at 10:36 AM
1 Unit Available
2300 Lakecrest Dr.
2300 Lakecrest Drive, Columbus, IN
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
2136 sqft
Now Showing this 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home at 2300 Lakecrest Dr., Columbus, IN - Columbus: W 200 S & S 150 W Two story single family home with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, living room, family room, dining room, bonus room and laundry room.
Last updated August 13 at 08:42 AM
1 Unit Available
3021 Taylor Road
3021 Taylor Road, Columbus, IN
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
1 sqft
Nice 4 bed, 1.5 bath home With a great central location. Home features a large fenced in back yard. Has large kitchen and living room. $1000/mo plus deposit. Located in Richards, Central and East school districts.
Last updated May 4 at 11:11 AM
1 Unit Available
3970 Waycross Drive
3970 Waycross Drive, Columbus, IN
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
2762 sqft
Don’t miss this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath condo in Columbus Indiana. All new plank flooring throughout the home. Main floor has spacious great room, dining area, large kitchen with plenty of storage and stainless steel appliances.
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
1 Unit Available
2507 Middle View Dr.
2507 Middle View Drive, Columbus, IN
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1250 sqft
APPROVED APPLICATION WITH HOLD , NOT TAKING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME. - Columbus: W. 200 S & Jonesvillle Rd. Ranch single family home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus living room, dining room, kitchen and laundry room.

Median Rent in Columbus

Last updated Jul. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Columbus is $801, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $966.
Studio
$672
1 Bed
$801
2 Beds
$966
3+ Beds
$1,248
City GuideColumbus
Columbus, IN may be considered an Indy suburb to some, but to those who live or visit here, it’s a whole lot more. With a population of only a smidge over 44,000 folks, Columbus has earned itself some big awards. The Chicago Tribune travel section even went so far as to claim that “Columbus. . .is a town that lifts your spirits.” It sounds like you’ve chosen the perfect new town, now let’s find you a Columbus apartment for rent.
Life in Columbus

While the official median rent for a Columbus apartment is $844, you’ll find the range is typically between $650 and $825. If you prefer to rent a townhouse, you’ll pay close to $900, or more. Most Columbus houses and apartments were built in the 1960s.

If luxury living is your thing, try to hang on until the mixed-use Cole Apartments complex, in downtown Columbus, is complete. When it’s finished it will have shops and eateries on the ground floor and lots of luxurious apartments above.

Bargain hunters aren’t left out when it comes to inexpensive Columbus apartments. While studio apartments aren’t abundant, there are some very inexpensive ones in town. Try the Willowood Apartments on Cardinal Court. They’re offering a studio for an amazing $449 and that includes water and sewer. Cute little buggers, they have Murphy beds – the ones that pull down from the wall – so you won’t even have to buy much furniture.

Although four-bedroom apartments are almost unheard of in most cities this size, you’ll find them in Columbus. Check out Arbors at Water’s Edge over on W. Columbus for 4-bedroom apartments that rent for $799 to $870.

No discussion of apartment hunting anywhere in this great country of ours is complete without mentioning pet-friendly apartments. The entire town of Columbus is pretty dog friendly and even a lot of the hotels allow dogs. If you work up a thirst when you’re out walking the pooch, hit the Tropical Smoothie Café, where canines are always welcome. Columbus landlords, overall, seem to love kitties and pups as well. Snag a two-bedroom town home with a fireplace and tennis courts on-site at Briarwood Apartments on Thornybrook. They actually advertise their love of pets, so be sure to check them out.

Although Columbus isn’t a large city, it’s the winner of numerous awards and usually lands near the top of America’s Safest City lists. It’s most well known for its very cool collection of modern architecture, but there’s more to the city than eye-catching sculptures. If you like hiking and biking you’ll enjoy the city’s 20 miles of trails and 700 acres of parks. Other city amenities include the Donner Aquatic Center, Hamilton Center Ice Arena. In the summertime, the living is easy in Columbus and lots of folks take to the Driftwood River in kayaks, canoes and rafts.

Somebody seems to have taken the steel wool to Columbus, scrubbing the rust out of this rust belt city. Because of that, we think you’ll enjoy living in Columbus and we want to be the first to welcome you home.

August 2020 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2020 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbus rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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August 2020 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2020 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbus rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Columbus rents increased slightly over the past month

Columbus rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and are up marginally by 0.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Columbus stand at $802 for a one-bedroom apartment and $966 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in April. Columbus' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.0%, but exceeds the national average of 0.2%.

    Rents rising across cities in Indiana

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Columbus, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Indiana, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.0% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Carmel is the most expensive of all Indiana's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,229; of the 10 largest cities in Indiana that we have data for, Fishers, Gary, and Carmel, where two-bedrooms go for $1,149, $927, and $1,229, respectively, are the three major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-5.7%, -1.1%, and -0.6%).
    • South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Bloomington have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.6%, 1.9%, and 1.5%, respectively).

    Columbus rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased marginally in Columbus, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Columbus is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Columbus' median two-bedroom rent of $966 is below the national average of $1,193. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Columbus' rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.5%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbus than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,001, which is more than three times the price in Columbus.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in Columbus?
    In Columbus, the median rent is $672 for a studio, $801 for a 1-bedroom, $966 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,248 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Columbus, check out our monthly Columbus Rent Report.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Columbus?
    Some of the colleges located in the Columbus area include University of Indianapolis, Indiana University-Bloomington, Marian University, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, and Butler University. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Columbus?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Columbus from include Indianapolis, Carmel, Bloomington, Greenwood, and Fishers.

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