190 Apartments for rent in Columbia, MO

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Last updated October 18 at 5:50PM
5728 Pergola Dr Unit 101
Old Hawthorne
Columbia, MO
Updated October 12 at 10:30AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1410 Wilkes Blvd.
Benton - Stephens
Columbia, MO
Updated October 5 at 11:08AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1708 Vail Court
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated October 17 at 10:51AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$900
605 W STEWART RD
Historic Old Southwest
Columbia, MO
Updated September 29 at 10:08AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
4753 BETHEL ST
Cedar Lake
Columbia, MO
Updated September 12 at 2:35AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$825
4098 WESTON DR
Katy Lake Estates
Columbia, MO
Updated September 19 at 2:27AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,400
302 Benton St.
Ridgeway
Columbia, MO
Updated October 5 at 11:08AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,200
1654 N DOULTON DR
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated October 10 at 2:27AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$875
4803 CODY CT
Thornbrook
Columbia, MO
Updated September 21 at 2:46AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,350
3341 S BRAMPTON CT
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated September 22 at 2:35AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$850
4515 W KNOX DR
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated September 26 at 2:25AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
1100 WILLOWCREEK LN
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated October 12 at 2:05AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
404 Ridgeway
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated October 7 at 9:23AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$900
74 E. Southbrook Court
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated October 17 at 10:49AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
1012 E BROADWAY
Tenth Hitt Elm Locust
Columbia, MO
Updated August 15 at 5:21AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
1111 CANTERBURY DR
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated September 2 at 2:03AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,700
3615 BALMORAL CT
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated October 7 at 2:14AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,275
5340 E TRIKALLA DR
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated August 30 at 8:24PM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,275
1504 Riva Ridge Ct
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated October 18 at 5:50PM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$725
3515 MARQUIS CT
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated October 15 at 7:39PM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$850
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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

October 2017 Columbia Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2017 Columbia Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbia rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Columbia rents declined marginally over the past month

Columbia rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, and have decreased moderately by 0.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Columbia stand at $570 for a one-bedroom apartment and $720 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in May. Columbia's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.0%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

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 2.8% 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 Seattle (+4.5%), Phoenix (+4.5%), and Denver (+2.7%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbia than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,080, 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.