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254 Apartments for rent in Columbia, MO

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Last updated June 21 at 3:07am UTC
3253 W WILCOX RD
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated June 21 at 3:07am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
4200 S BEARFIELD RD
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated June 21 at 3:07am UTC
1 Bedroom
$520
2267 S ALAMOS PL
El Chaparral
Columbia, MO
Updated June 21 at 3:07am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
541 W SOUTHAMPTON DR
Bedford Walk
Columbia, MO
Updated June 21 at 3:07am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,300
1941 CENTER ST
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated June 21 at 3:07am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
1870 W FIELD ST
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated June 21 at 3:06am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
3601 LUPINE DR
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated June 21 at 3:06am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1626 UNIVERSITY AVE
East Campus
Columbia, MO
Updated June 21 at 3:06am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,180
203 W BRIARWOOD LN
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated June 20 at 11:16pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$1,400
2312 Ridgemont
Southwest Hills
Columbia, MO
Updated June 20 at 5:38pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,600
3410 ZINNIA DR
Valley View
Columbia, MO
Updated June 20 at 2:43pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$750
1711 N LAKEWOOD DR
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated June 20 at 2:43pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$950
1408 PICKFORD PL
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated June 20 at 2:42pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,150
1880 FIELD ST
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated June 20 at 2:42pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
208 JACKAL DR
Vanderveen Crossing
Columbia, MO
Updated June 20 at 2:42pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$1,600
1302 E BROWN SCHOOL RD
Auburn Hills
Columbia, MO
Updated June 20 at 2:42pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$950
1304 E BROWN SCHOOL RD
Auburn Hills
Columbia, MO
Updated June 20 at 2:42pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$950
1603 KENILWORTH DR
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated June 20 at 2:42pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,650
1578 N DOULTON DR
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated June 20 at 2:41pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$950
1606 PARKSIDE DR
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated June 20 at 2:41pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$600
2208 NOTTOWAY DR
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated June 20 at 2:41pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
5807 S BETHEL CHURCH RD
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated June 21 at 3:07am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
211 Snead Dr
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated June 20 at 5:38pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$550
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.

June 2018 Columbia Rent Report

Welcome to the June 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.

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Rent Report
Columbia

June 2018 Columbia Rent Report

Welcome to the June 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 rents held steady over the past month

Columbia rents have remained steady over the past month, but are down slightly by 0.2% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Columbia stand at $570 for a one-bedroom apartment and $730 for a two-bedroom. Columbia's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.4%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

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 6 of the largest 10 cities in Missouri for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.4% 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 $1,280; of the 10 largest cities in Missouri that we have data for, St. Charles and Springfield, where two-bedrooms go for $1,050 and $680, are the two other major cities in the state besides Columbia to see rents fall year-over-year (-2.2% and -1.7%).
  • St. Peters, Chesterfield, and Blue Springs have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.0%, 2.6%, and 1.1%, respectively).

Columbia rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have fallen slightly 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 $730 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 0.2% decline in Columbia.
  • While rents in Columbia fell slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.2%), Atlanta (+2.0%), and San Francisco (+1.5%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbia than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, 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.