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202 Apartments for rent in Columbia, MO

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Last updated December 19 at 12:55pm UTC
Hyde Park Townhomes
3801 Cooper Drive East
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 12:01pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$725
3 Bedrooms
$875
3514 Delmar Court
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 9:45am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$900
5451 Bethel Church Road
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
1527 Bodie Drive
Auburn Hills
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$750
3602 Hermitage
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$700
1507 Raleigh Dr.
Auburn Hills
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$750
1906 Mirtle Grove
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$700
3618 Hermitage
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$650
405 Pershing
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$700
1907 Mirtle Grove
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$650
1528 Citadel Dr
Auburn Hills
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$750
114 W. Sexton Road
Douglass Park
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$850
2110 Bay Brook
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1919 Mirtle Grove
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$650
1501 Joanne St.
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$700
806 Hunt Avenue
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
1 Bedroom
$475
3710 Hermitage
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$650
1524 Citadel
Auburn Hills
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$750
5402 Kelsey Drive
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$950
5451 Bethel Church Road
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 11:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Ask
3 Bedrooms
$750
3410 Jenne Hill Drive
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 12:55pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,150
1301 N ROBERT RAY DR
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated December 18 at 9:38pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$825
1205 University
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
Updated December 19 at 9:45am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
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.

December 2018 Columbia Rent Report

Welcome to the December 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

December 2018 Columbia Rent Report

Welcome to the December 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 increased 0.1% over the past month, and are up marginally 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. Columbia's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.2%, but trails the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across cities in Missouri

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Columbia, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Missouri, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.2% 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, Ballwin is the most expensive of all Missouri's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,330; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, St. Louis, where a two-bedroom goes for $930, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.3%).
  • St. Charles, Ballwin, and St. Peters have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.0%, 1.5%, and 1.0%, respectively).

Columbia rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Columbia, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Columbia is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Columbia's median two-bedroom rent of $720 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 0.6% rise in Columbia.
  • While Columbia's rents rose marginally over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbia than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, 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.