60 Apartments under 1400 for rent in Columbia, MD

Last updated September 23 at 9:37PM
6027 MAJORS LANE
Long Reach
Columbia, MD
Updated August 15 at 5:56AM
1 Bedroom
$1,100
5482 CEDAR LANE
Harpers Choice
Columbia, MD
Updated September 23 at 6:51PM
1 Bedroom
$1,200
6051 MAJORS LANE
Long Reach
Columbia, MD
Updated September 21 at 2:13PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
6005 Majors Ln
Long Reach
Columbia, MD
Updated September 23 at 5:41PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
9209 WILBUR COURT
Savage - Guilford
Columbia, MD
Updated September 21 at 7:54PM
1 Bedroom
$850
10596 TWIN RIVERS ROAD
Harpers Choice
Columbia, MD
Updated September 19 at 6:59PM
1 Bedroom
$1,250
6093 MAJORS LANE
Long Reach
Columbia, MD
Updated September 23 at 6:29PM
1 Bedroom
$1,050
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Rent Report
Columbia

September 2017 Columbia Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 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 similar cities nationwide.

Columbia rents held steady over the past month

Columbia rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.5% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Columbia stand at $1,530 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,920 for a two-bedroom. Columbia's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.7%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Columbia

Rent growth in Columbia has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Columbia is less affordable for renters.

  • Maryland as a whole has logged 1.7% year-over-year growth, while rent trends across other cities throughout the state have varied.
  • Columbia's median two-bedroom rent of $1,920 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 1.5% rise in Columbia.
  • While rents in Columbia remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Columbus (+3.8%), Chicago (+3.8%), and Minneapolis (+2.6%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $950, $1,290, and $1,150 respectively.
  • 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 $960 $1,210 -0.2% 2.6%
Columbia $1,530 $1,920 0.1% 1.5%
Glen Burnie $1,170 $1,460 -0.1% 0.6%
Towson $1,220 $1,530 0.1% -0.8%
Annapolis $1,440 $1,810 0.1% -1.4%
Odenton $1,770 $2,220 -0.6% 1.9%
Owings Mills $1,210 $1,510 0.2% 2.9%
Elkridge $1,460 $1,830 -0.3% -0.0%

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.