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Columbia, MD 119 Cheap Apartments for Rent

Prices shown are base rent prices and may not include non-optional fees and utilities.
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, letter... Read Guide >
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Columbia?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Columbia is $2,054.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Columbia?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Columbia is $2,098.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Columbia?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Columbia is $2,476.

Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in Columbia?

Yes, you can filter your apartment search to only include properties in Columbia that are offering move-in specials.
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.