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Starting at $1,325
Updated 1 hr ago
Tamar Meadow Apartments
8600 Cobblefield Dr
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,325
2 Bedrooms
$1,475
3 Bedrooms
$2,080
Sophisticated colonial style in a complex next to Long Reach High School and Long Reach Park. Recently renovated units have washers and dryers, as well as fireplaces and extra storage. Pool and 24-hour gym.
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Starting at $1,229
Updated 2 hrs ago
Harpers Forest
5980 Turnabout Ln
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,229
2 Bedrooms
$1,349
3 Bedrooms
$1,749
Pet-friendly complex with on-site laundry, playground, 24-hour maintenance, and ample parking. Air-conditioned units boast energy-efficient appliances and wall-to-wall carpeting. Close to Highway 29, I-70, and I-95.
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Starting at $1,370
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The Greens at Columbia
12215 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,370
2 Bedrooms
$1,465
Close to all major routes, including 1-70 and I-95, these apartments are located in Columbia, Maryland -- voted the eighth-best place to live in MONEY magazine. Beautiful amenities, including ceramic-tile bath, lofts and skylights.
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Starting at $1,350
Updated 2 hrs ago
Hamilton at Kings Place
7525 Murray Hill Rd
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,350
2 Bedrooms
$1,515
Conveniently located between Baltimore and Washington, DC, this apartment community features a dog park, fitness trails and a grilling area. The garden-style homes boast upgraded kitchens, intrusion alarms and closets with built-in organizers.
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Starting at $1,465
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Columbia Town Center
10360 Swift Stream Pl
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,465
2 Bedrooms
$1,715
3 Bedrooms
$2,225
The Symphony Woods park and The Mall in Columbia are both just minutes from this property. The green community offers a clubhouse and 24-hour gym for residents to enjoy. Units feature stainless steel appliances.
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Starting at $1,375
Updated 2 hrs ago
eaves Columbia Town Center
10300 Hickory Ridge Rd
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,375
2 Bedrooms
$1,718
3 Bedrooms
$2,160
Adjacent to Symphony Woods and near Route 29 in Columbia. Units have real wood cabinets, in-unit laundry and air conditioning. Plenty of parking and pets are allowed.
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Starting at $1,300
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Avalon at Fairway Hills
5441 Columbia Rd
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,300
2 Bedrooms
$1,442
3 Bedrooms
$1,775
Located a short drive from Route 29 and on the edge of the Fairway Hills Golf Course. Apartments have a fireplace, dishwasher and private laundry facilities. Community includes racquetball court, pool and tennis court.
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Starting at $1,565
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Lakehouse
10201 Wincopin Cir
Columbia, MD
Studio
$1,565
1 Bedroom
$1,765
2 Bedrooms
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These pet-friendly apartments include on-site laundry, granite counters and carpet flooring, along with several other features and amenities. The housing complex is also located near U.S. Route 29.
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Starting at $1,320
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Sherwood Crossing
6731 Old Waterloo Rd
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,320
2 Bedrooms
$1,405
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
Recently renovated property with convenient Baltimore access via I-95 and Hwy 175. Residences include balcony/patio, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and fireplace. Desirable community features include a pool, tennis court and volleyball court.
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Starting at $1,447
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Alister Town Center
5331 Columbia Rd
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,447
2 Bedrooms
$1,603
3 Bedrooms
$1,835
The Mall in Columbia and Town Center Village are easily accessible from this property. Residents can play a round at Fairway Hills Golf Course. Units have fireplaces and walk-in closets. Onsite clubhouse and gym provided.
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Starting at $1,215
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Cedar Place
5458 Harpers Farm Rd
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,215
2 Bedrooms
$1,415
3 Bedrooms
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Recently renovated apartments with extra storage and private laundry. Community has a dog park and sparkling pool. Just minutes from Harper's Choice and the local skate park.
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Starting at $1,328
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Alister Columbia
8909 Early April Way
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,328
2 Bedrooms
$1,531
3 Bedrooms
$2,201
Luxury features abound: recently renovated with quartz counters, unique wood flooring, elegant lighting and cozy fireplaces. Minutes from I-95 and exclusive resident access to 24-hour gym, refreshing pool, clubhouse and car wash.
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Starting at $1,548
Updated 2 hrs ago
Bell Columbia
12020 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,548
2 Bedrooms
$1,609
3 Bedrooms
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Just seven miles west of I-95. Newly renovated luxury units have energy efficient appliance packages, storage space, walk-in closets, and fireplace. Property offers a clubhouse, courtyard, 24-hour gym, and pool. Pet friendly.
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Starting at $1,823
Updated 2 hrs ago
The Gramercy
10601 Gramercy Pl
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,823
3 Bedrooms
$2,416
Located across the street from the Mall in Columbia. Residence offers seven different floor plans, ranging from one- to three-bedroom apartments. Some units have lofts and nine-foot ceilings. All include air conditioning and in-unit laundry.
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Starting at $1,285
Updated 1 hr ago
The Brook at Columbia
5361 Brook Way
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,285
2 Bedrooms
$1,512
3 Bedrooms
$1,888
Homes with high ceilings, walk-in closets, wood cabinetry and modern cooking appliances in the kitchen. A gated community with landscaped gardens, a children's play area and outdoor grilling stations, located close to I-95.
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Starting at $1,185
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Autumn Crest Apartments
5664 Stevens Forest Rd
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,185
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
3 Bedrooms
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Apartment community near to Talbot Spring Elementary School and Highway 29. Recently renovated one- to three-bedroom units feature air conditioning, ceiling fan, garbage disposal and in-residence laundry. Pet-friendly, with playground. Wheelchair accessible.
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Starting at $1,331
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Poplar Glen
11608 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,331
2 Bedrooms
$1,488
Just a short distance away from the Mall of Columbia, shopping, and dining. Newly renovated units feature hardwood floors, fireplace, and patio/balcony. Resident have access to pool, clubhouse, 24-hour gym, media room. Pet friendly.
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Starting at $1,489
Updated 2 hrs ago
The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia
10000 Town Center Avenue
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,489
2 Bedrooms
$2,081
3 Bedrooms
$2,482
The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia is Silver LEED Certified and its interiors are as modern as you expect in an urban home. Wood-style flooring with updated kitchens.
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Starting at $1,238
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Chimneys of Cradlerock
6531 Quiet Hours
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,238
2 Bedrooms
$1,369
3 Bedrooms
$1,635
Apartments feature a private patio or balcony, all appliances, air conditioning and in-unit laundry, plus on-site laundry facilities. Wheelchair accessible, carport, BBQ area, playground, courtyard and coffee bar. Dogs and cats allowed.
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Starting at $1,203
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The Timbers at Long Reach Apartment Homes
8782 Cloudleap Ct
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,203
2 Bedrooms
$1,332
3 Bedrooms
$1,579
Close to Rouse Parkway. Patio or balcony overlooking a beautifully landscaped courtyard. Units include all appliances, granite countertops and laundry facilities. Community amenities include a playground, volleyball court, BBQ area and dog park.
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Starting at $1,119
Updated 2 hrs ago
Columbia Pointe Apartment Homes
5764 Stevens Forest Rd
Columbia, MD
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,119
2 Bedrooms
$1,505
Recently renovated units with an elegant kitchen including all appliances and in-unit laundry. Patio or balcony. Swimming pool, playground, 24-hour gym, 24-hour maintenance, parking and elevator. Pet friendly.
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Starting at $1,497
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TENm.flats
10101 Twin Rivers Rd
Columbia, MD
Studio
$1,497
1 Bedroom
$1,596
2 Bedrooms
$2,098
Modern apartments located right in the heart of Downtown Columbia close to shops and dining. Choose from a variety of floor plans and enjoy the large swimming pool and business cyber center.
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Starting at $679
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Monarch Mills
7600 Monarch Mills Way
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$708
2 Bedrooms
$679
3 Bedrooms
$1,220
Eco-conscious living in Monarch Mills, close to Fort Meade and I-95. Garden-style apartments feature fitted kitchens, Energy Star appliances, fireplaces, and luxury wood flooring. Resort-style pool, volleyball court, putting green, and fitness center on-site.
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Starting at $1,090
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The Verona at Oakland Mills
9650 Whiteacre Rd
Columbia, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,090
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
Apartment amenities include air conditioning, hardwood floors, laundry and walk-in closets. Community offers bike storage, playground, parking and courtyard. Close to schools, parks and highways.
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Enjoy the ease, convenience and affordability of life in this unique planned community. It has a small-town feel and immense livability, thanks to mindfully-designed villages with numerous amenities. People looking for apartments for rent, condos, or spacious single family homes will find no shortage of offerings in Columbia. The town's low vacancy rate of 4% demonstrates its status as a desirable place to live.

House hunting or apartment shopping in massive Columbia can be overwhelming. Between Columbia's 10 villages and neighborhoods within them, you will want to familiarize with the area and its offerings before pounding the pavement. Without the proper planning your head may be spinning as you drive around in circles.

Aside from your GPS to navigate Columbia's many similarly-named streets and identical neighborhoods, you'll want to be prepared with all of the usual materials: credit info, references, proof of employment, etc.

Neighborhoods in Columbia
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Each of Columbias 10 villages is designed to provide its residents with a small town experience, thanks to community centers, recreational facilities, and plenty of other unique amenities. Most villages have everything from apartments to single family houses although some have more of one or the other. Columbia's 10 villages are as follows:

Wilde Lake: One of Columbia's more affordable villages, Wilde Lake comprises the neighborhoods of Bryant Woods, Faulkner Ridge, The Birches and Running Brook. With its own grocery store, and the famed Columbia Swim Center with its "Splashdown" slide, this is an appealing place.

Harpers Choice: Comprising the neighborhoods of Longfellow, Swansfield, and Hobbit's Glen, Harpers Choice is located in Columbia's northwest, adjacent to Wilde Lake. It is home to one of Columbia's athletic clubs, as well as a golf course, mini golf, tennis courts and a skate park. Neighborhoods are connected by a walking trail.

Oakland Hills: Located just east of Columbia Town Center, Oakland Mills comprises the neighborhoods of Stevens Forest, Talbott Springs and Thunder Hills, and is home to the Columbia Ice Rink.

Long Reach: The largest village in Columbia and one of its oldest. Long Reach includes the neighborhoods of Kendall Ridge, Jeffers Hill, Phelps Luck and Locust Park.

Owen Brown: Just southeast of the Town Center, Owen Brown includes Hopewell, Elkhorn and Dasher Green, Elkhorn and Hopewell. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy access to Lake Elkhorns 37 acres.

Hickory Ridge: Home to a variety of grocery stores, gas stations, banks and restaurants.

Dorsey's Search: Comprising just two neighborhoods, Dorsey Hall and Fairway Hills, Dorsey's Search is Columbia's furthest north village, and has a golf course and pool.

Kings Contrivance: Columbia's southernmost village and one of its largest, Kings Cross has great access to major highways. Neighborhoods include Huntington, Macgills Common and Dickinson.

River Hill: This well-manicured neighborhood comprises Pheasant Ridge and Pointers Run.

Town Center: Including the neighborhoods of Amesbury, Banneker, Vantage Point, Warfield Triangle and Creightons Run, Town Center is the most urban of Columbia's villages, offering multi-level apartments for rent as well as retail offices. Town Center features an attractive lakefront, as well as the shoppers delight: the Mall of Columbia.

Living in Columbia
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Columbia's streets are named for famous works of art and literature, ranging from the works of Robert Frost to J.R.R. Tolkien. Its particularly fitting then that Howard County, of which Columbia is a part, has one of the country's top-ranked public library systems. Owen Brown and Town Center are home to Columbia's two public libraries--bookworms rejoice!

A central concept of Columbia's design is a commitment to recreation. Managed and maintained by the Columbia Association, there are a whopping 23 outdoor swimming pools and size indoor swimming pools in Columbia. Throw in water slides, batting cages, skating rinks, an equestrian center, skateboard park and numerous other offerings, and theres never a shortage of activities.

Those with aspiring green thumbs will enjoy taking advantage of Columbia's garden plot rentals, a program which has been around for 40-some years. Spread throughout Columbia, three sites offer residents use of 350 garden plots for a small fee.

Columbia has a low-key local bar scene, which plays host to popular local bands. Music lovers also enjoy convenient access to outdoor concert venue Merriweather Post Pavilion.

If you're going to live in Columbia, you will most certainly need a car. While the town is served by both Howard Transit locally and Maryland Transit Administration routes to Baltimore and Washington, it is still not feasible to rely entirely on buses unless you like walking and waiting. Bus service does give commuters a boost to the Washington Metro; there are no train stations in Columbia. Highways lead to Baltimore (a 20 minute drive), Washington (a 40 minute drive) and Annapolis (also 40 minutes), as well as historic towns like Frederick and Savage. When its time to escape the region, residents have their choice of BWI, National or Washington Dulles to take to the friendly skies.

Rent Report
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May 2018 Columbia Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Columbia Rent Report. Columbia rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbia rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Columbia rent trends were flat over the past month

Columbia rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased marginally by 0.6% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Columbia stand at $1,510 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,890 for a two-bedroom. Columbia's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.7%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

    Rents rising across the Baltimore Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Columbia, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Baltimore metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Odenton has the most expensive rents in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,230; the city has also seen rent growth of 3.4% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
    • Over the past year, Towson has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 3.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,470, while one-bedrooms go for $1,170.
    • Essex has the least expensive rents in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,100; rents increased 0.9% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Columbia

    As rents have increased marginally in Columbia, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Columbia is less affordable for renters.

    • Columbia's median two-bedroom rent of $1,890 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 0.6% increase in Columbia.
    • While Columbia's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Columbus (+1.5%), Philadelphia (+1.1%), and Boston (+1.0%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Columbia than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $890, where Columbia is more than twice that price.

    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.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Baltimore
    $940
    $1,180
    0.4%
    -1.1%
    Columbia
    $1,510
    $1,890
    0.2%
    0.6%
    Glen Burnie
    $1,160
    $1,460
    0.2%
    0.2%
    Ellicott City
    $1,460
    $1,840
    0.3%
    2.2%
    Dundalk
    $940
    $1,180
    0.8%
    3%
    Towson
    $1,170
    $1,470
    -0.7%
    -3.6%
    Catonsville
    $1,090
    $1,370
    1%
    2.1%
    Essex
    $880
    $1,100
    0
    0.9%
    Annapolis
    $1,460
    $1,840
    0.8%
    1.5%
    Odenton
    $1,770
    $2,230
    -0.4%
    3.4%
    Parkville
    $1,070
    $1,340
    0.1%
    2.8%
    Owings Mills
    $1,210
    $1,510
    0
    1.9%
    Reisterstown
    $1,110
    $1,390
    0.1%
    -0.8%
    Cockeysville
    $1,080
    $1,360
    0.1%
    1.8%
    Elkridge
    $1,470
    $1,850
    0.5%
    4.1%
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    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:

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    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.

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