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398 Cheap Apartments for rent in Columbia, MD

Finding cheap apartments in Columbia takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters ... Read Guide >
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The Verona at Oakland Mills
9650 Whiteacre Rd
Columbia, MD | Oakland Mills
1 Bedroom
$1,185
682 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,385
886 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 22 at 12:53 AM
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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6 Units Available
Autumn Crest Apartments
5664 Stevens Forest Rd
Columbia, MD | Oakland Mills
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,505
1041 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 22 at 12:47 AM
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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11 Units Available
The Gramercy
10601 Gramercy Pl
Columbia, MD | Downtown Columbia
1 Bedroom
$1,696
809 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,102
1054 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 22 at 12:33 AM
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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10 Units Available
Alister Town Center
5331 Columbia Rd
Columbia, MD | Fairway Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,537
801 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,680
995 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,508
1107 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 12:29 AM
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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12 Units Available
Alister Columbia
8909 Early April Way
Columbia, MD | Kings Contrivance
1 Bedroom
$1,590
792 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,601
940 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 22 at 12:29 AM
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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9 Units Available
Cedar Place
5458 Harpers Farm Rd
Columbia, MD | Harpers Choice
1 Bedroom
$1,354
815 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,530
1056 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 22 at 12:18 AM
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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15 Units Available
The Brook at Columbia
5361 Brook Way
Columbia, MD | Wilde Lake
1 Bedroom
$1,533
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,534
943 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,130
1423 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 12:01 AM
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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6 Units Available
Harpers Forest
5980 Turnabout Ln
Columbia, MD | Harpers Choice
1 Bedroom
$1,329
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,449
825 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 22 at 12:06 AM
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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9 Units Available
Vista Wilde Lake
5421 Lynx Ln
Columbia, MD | Wilde Lake
1 Bedroom
$1,744
778 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,048
1162 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 22 at 12:04 AM
1-3 bedroom luxury apartments with open kitchens, granite counters, walk-in closets, in-unit laundry and private patio/balcony. Pet-friendly community with pool, bbq/grill area, car charging and fitness center. Wilde Lake near US-29 and Howard Community College.
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92 Units Available
Juniper
6000 Merriweather Drive
Columbia, MD | Downtown Columbia
Studio
$1,657
599 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,695
748 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,525
1187 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 11:15 PM
Introducing Juniper. The centerpiece of the new Merriweather District. Studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments available.
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1 Unit Available
The Timbers at Long Reach Apartments
8782 Cloudleap Ct
Columbia, MD | Long Reach
1 Bedroom
$1,356
851 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 21 at 11:15 PM
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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4 Units Available
Preserve at Cradlerock Apartment Homes
6531 Quiet Hours
Columbia, MD | Owen Brown
1 Bedroom
$1,261
821 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,555
1160 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,741
1279 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 11:15 PM
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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6 Units Available
Poplar Glen
11608 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD | Hickory Ridge
1 Bedroom
$1,536
931 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,867
1160 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 11:15 PM
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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8 Units Available
Beech's Farm
7260 Eden Brook Dr
Columbia, MD | Kings Contrivance
1 Bedroom
$1,529
856 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,154
1079 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,214
1059 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 11:15 PM
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6 Units Available
The Elms at Kendall Ridge
8399 Tamar Dr
Columbia, MD | Long Reach
1 Bedroom
$1,471
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
1020 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,189
1250 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 11:15 PM
This stunning community sits in a tree-lined street area near shopping and dining. On-site amenities include a resort-style pool and lighted tennis court. Updated interiors feature lots of functional space and a patio or balcony.
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13 Units Available
Columbia Town Center
10360 Swift Stream Pl
Columbia, MD | Downtown Columbia
1 Bedroom
$1,620
833 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,840
1115 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,340
1403 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 10:50 PM
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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2 Units Available
Clarys Crossing
11311 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD | Hickory Ridge
1 Bedroom
$1,384
817 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 21 at 10:50 PM
Close to The Mall in Columbia. Open-concept floor plans featuring private patios. Wood-burning fireplace, walk-in closets and black appliances in every apartment. On-site Wi-Fi lounge, coffee bar, fitness center and outdoor swimming pool.
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9 Units Available
Columbia Glade
5029 Columbia Road
Columbia, MD | Fairway Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,446
873 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
1106 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 21 at 10:50 PM
Trends will come and go, but value and location are evergreen. If you're looking for affordable apartments in Columbia, then look no further. Value means spacious 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments with comfortable kitchens and bright rooms.
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9 Units Available
Tamar Meadow Apartments
8600 Cobblefield Dr
Columbia, MD | Long Reach
1 Bedroom
$1,470
858 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,692
1024 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 21 at 10:50 PM
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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11 Units Available
The Greens at Columbia
12215 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD | Hickory Ridge
1 Bedroom
$1,423
895 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,654
1090 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 10:50 PM
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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15 Units Available
The Madison at Eden Brook
7310 Eden Brook Dr
Columbia, MD | Kings Contrivance
1 Bedroom
$1,353
759 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,645
1017 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 10:50 PM
Convenient to Columbia between Washington and Baltimore, this apartment home community boasts a 24-hour gym, a pool and fitness trails. Interior features include intrusion alarms, wood-burning fireplaces and in-home laundry.
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7 Units Available
Hamilton at Kings Place
7525 Murray Hill Rd
Columbia, MD | Kings Contrivance
1 Bedroom
$1,310
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,690
1017 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 10:50 PM
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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42 Units Available
TENm.flats
10101 Twin Rivers Rd
Columbia, MD | Wilde Lake
Studio
$1,718
582 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,777
774 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,068
1130 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 10:50 PM
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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11 Units Available
Bell Columbia
12020 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD | Hickory Ridge
1 Bedroom
$1,625
876 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,775
1129 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,590
1337 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 10:50 PM
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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Columbia?
The median rent for a studio apartment in Columbia is $1,361.
What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Columbia?
The median rent for a studio apartment in Columbia is $1,361.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Columbia?
The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Columbia is $1,510.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Columbia?
The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Columbia is $1,510.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Columbia?
The median monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Columbia is $1,762.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Columbia?
The median monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Columbia is $1,762.
Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in Columbia?
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City Guide for Columbia, MD

"One may wonder why a city only 40 years old needs a history, but Columbia, Maryland, is no ordinary place." (-- Joseph Rocco Mitchell and David L. Stebenne, "New City Upon a Hill: A History of Columbia")

The planned community of Columbia, Maryland began with a vision. Today, Columbia is Maryland's second most popular community with 10 distinct villages comprising a population of nearly 100,000. Columbia has for the most part lived up to the promising vision of its celebrated founder, James Rouse: the city consistently holds a place on Money Magazines list of "Top Ten Places to Live," most recently appearing in 2012 in the 8th slot. So come on over!

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Columbia, MD

Finding cheap apartments in Columbia takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Columbia by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Columbia in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Columbia.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Columbia. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Columbia.