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232 Apartments for rent in Columbia, MO

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Last updated February 23 at 11:55am UTC
1507 WORLEY ST
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated February 23 at 11:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750
3800 Panther Dr.
Vanderveen Crossing
Columbia, MO
Updated February 23 at 11:54am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
1314 Pickford Pl.
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated February 23 at 11:54am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
4303 Brookview Terr.
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated February 23 at 11:53am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
541 Southampton W Dr.
Bedford Walk
Columbia, MO
Updated February 23 at 11:53am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,300
606 Paris Ct.
Benton - Stephens
Columbia, MO
Updated February 23 at 11:49am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
2409 Thornberry Dr
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated February 23 at 11:49am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$950
4200 MERCHANT ST
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated February 23 at 2:04am UTC
1 Bedroom
$895
4329 LUDWICK BLVD
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated February 23 at 2:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
5502 Satinwood Ct.
Thornbrook
Columbia, MO
Updated February 22 at 11:43am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,250
1871 Field St. (T)
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated February 22 at 11:43am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
414 Oak Street
Douglass Park
Columbia, MO
Updated February 22 at 11:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$560
913 Sandifer Ave
Benton - Stephens
Columbia, MO
Updated February 22 at 11:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$900
901 Jewell
Ridgeway
Columbia, MO
Updated February 22 at 11:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$800
1003 Jewell Ave
Ridgeway
Columbia, MO
Updated February 22 at 11:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$900
4304 Mount Carmel Road
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated February 22 at 11:40am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,200
4104 Sweetwater Drive
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated February 22 at 11:39am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1514 Richardson
Benton - Stephens
Columbia, MO
Updated February 22 at 11:39am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
115 W Worley St.
Douglass Park
Columbia, MO
Updated February 22 at 11:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$800
Old 63 S 1201
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated February 23 at 9:42am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$875
506 COLUMBIA DR
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated February 23 at 9:22am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$800
810 E BROADWAY
Downtown Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated February 23 at 9:22am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
810 E BROADWAY
Downtown Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated February 23 at 9:22am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
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City Guide
Columbia
Apartment Hunting: Columbia Style

A lot can be said for quality and pricing of apartments in Columbia. Rents are a little cheaper here, so you’re likely to get more bang for your buck with nice amenities and newly rehabbed digs. The style choices for rentals are plentiful, as well. Rental houses of all sizes, duplexes, condos, small apartment buildings, and larger complexes are all around, so get out there and get looking for whatever strikes your fancy.

Utilities and Fees: Some places in Columbia come fully loaded with everything – even cable and electricity – included. A lot of the more expensive places will also have in-unit laundry, parking, security, and some even come furnished!

Where to Look

The city is split into many neighborhoods and subdivisions, but it’s easier to refer to it in terms of the central area and non-central areas:

Central: The center of the city has shopping and entertainment. This area has a lot of rentals in or near it, and is easily walkable or bikeable.

Everything Else: Outside the downtown area, things start to get a little quieter and more suburban feeling. In any of these parts – North, South, East, or West, more new construction houses, subdivisions, and condominiums are around here, but rentals aren’t as easy to come across.

Getting Around Town

Most of Columbia’s public transit is centered on the downtown area, but as the city grows, so too does transportation. Fixed-route bus services operate 6 days a week, and commuter shuttles.

So there you have it, a population sandwiched between two of Missouri’s biggest cities. You’ve got a lot to look at, so we’ll leave you to it.

Rent Report
Columbia

February 2018 Columbia Rent Report

Welcome to the February 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 state and nation.

Columbia rent trends were flat over the past month

Columbia rents have remained steady over the past month, but have decreased moderately by 0.6% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Columbia stand at $570 for a one-bedroom apartment and $720 for a two-bedroom. Columbia's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.5%, as well as the national average of 2.6%.

Rents rising across cities in Missouri

While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Columbia over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 7 of the largest 10 cities in Missouri for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.5% 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, Chesterfield is the most expensive of all Missouri's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,270; of the 10 largest cities in Missouri that we have data for, Springfield and Florissant, where two-bedrooms go for $680 and $990, are the two other major cities in the state besides Columbia to see rents fall year-over-year (-7.1% and -0.1%).
  • Chesterfield, Independence, and St. Peters have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.0%, 1.8%, and 1.6%, respectively).

Columbia rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have fallen moderately in Columbia, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Columbia is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Columbia's median two-bedroom rent of $720 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.6% over the past year compared to the 0.6% decline in Columbia.
  • While rents in Columbia fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.6%), Atlanta (+2.4%), and Seattle (+2.4%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbia than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,010, which is more than four times the price in Columbia.

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.