154 Apartments for rent in Columbia, MO

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Last updated August 20 at 11:43AM
506 COLUMBIA DR
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated August 15 at 5:32AM
2 Bedrooms
$650
515 CHERRY STREET
Downtown Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated August 15 at 5:21AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
3704 Panther Dr
Vanderveen Crossing
Columbia, MO
Updated August 14 at 11:33AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,225
7421 ARRATT CT
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated August 15 at 5:32AM
3 Bedrooms
$950
450 E LAKE FOREST
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated August 17 at 12:15PM
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
1409 PARIS RD
Benton - Stephens
Columbia, MO
Updated August 15 at 5:21AM
1 Bedroom
$425
4810 WALNUT RIDGE CT
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated August 15 at 5:32AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
3341 S BRAMPTON CT
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated August 15 at 5:21AM
3 Bedrooms
$850
405 Brewer Dr
Rothwell Heights
Columbia, MO
Updated August 15 at 2:09AM
3 Bedrooms
$875
5610 YOUNGER DR
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated August 15 at 5:32AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,125
1407 Bass Ave.
East Campus
Columbia, MO
Updated August 1 at 9:36AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,600
301 W FOREST AVE
Ridgeway
Columbia, MO
Updated August 15 at 5:21AM
3 Bedrooms
$995
1608 Park de Ville
Park De Ville
Columbia, MO
Updated August 9 at 9:51AM
2 Bedrooms
$750
513 Hickman Ave
North Central Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated August 17 at 10:49AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
1626 Anthony
East Campus
Columbia, MO
Updated August 18 at 10:40AM
2 Bedrooms
$895
3701 Sierra Madre
Rockbridge
Columbia, MO
Updated August 19 at 9:48AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
4015 S WAPPEL DR
Rothwell Heights
Columbia, MO
Updated August 15 at 5:32AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
2401 SANTA ROSA CT
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated August 20 at 11:43AM
3 Bedrooms
$850
715 W GREEN MEADOWS RD
Columbia
Columbia, MO
Updated August 15 at 5:32AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
6 AMAZON DR
Vanderveen Crossing
Columbia, MO
Updated August 15 at 5:21AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
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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

August 2017 Columbia Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2017 Columbia Rent Report. Columbia rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbia rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Columbia rents declined slightly over the past month

Columbia rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, and are down 0.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Columbia stand at $570 for a one-bedroom apartment and $730 for a two-bedroom. This is the second 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 2.0%, as well as the national average of 2.9%.

Columbia rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

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

  • Columbia's median two-bedroom rent of $730 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While rents in Columbia fell over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Seattle (+5.6%), Phoenix (+5.0%), and Dallas (+2.9%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbia than most comparable cities. Comparably, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, 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.