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238 apartments for rent in Columbus, OH

Last updated September 28 at 6:16AM
Lakes of Brice
6060 Rossi Dr
Updated September 28 at 2:48AM
1 Bed
$755
2 Bed
$795
3 Bed
$1,495
The Meridian
1401 Aschinger Blvd
Updated September 28 at 2:48AM
Studio
$1,015
1 Bed
$1,049
2 Bed
$1,582
Midtown Towers
5676 Broadview Rd
Updated September 21 at 7:18PM
1 Bed
$517
2 Bed
$636
3 Bed
$984
Estates at New Albany
4701 Rexwood Dr
Updated September 27 at 11:20AM
1 Bed
$815
2 Bed
$944
3 Bed
$1,329
Governours Square
4695 Braddock Ct
Updated September 25 at 11:24PM
Studio
$708
1 Bed
$837
2 Bed
$876
Alexander Court
135 S Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd
Updated September 27 at 3:56PM
1 Bed
$714
2 Bed
$780
3 Bed
$1,298
Sky View Townhomes
1755 S 20th St
Updated September 27 at 3:55PM
1 Bed
$610
2 Bed
$630
3 Bed
$685
Hickory Creek
1820 Hickory Creek Ln
Updated September 25 at 11:24PM
1 Bed
$740
2 Bed
$824
Sunbury Ridge
3030 Sunbury Ridge Dr
Updated September 28 at 2:48AM
1 Bed
$728
2 Bed
$1,012
Brooksedge Apartments
2870 Kengary Way
Updated September 28 at 2:48AM
2 Bed
$1,013
Central Park
105 Radio City Blvd
Updated September 28 at 12:49AM
1 Bed
$850
2 Bed
$1,190
BriceGrove Park
6617 Bricegrove Blvd
Updated September 28 at 12:43AM
2 Bed
$752
The Bradford At Easton
4150 Silver Springs Ln
Updated September 28 at 12:47AM
1 Bed
$875
2 Bed
$1,060
3 Bed
$1,665
Hilliard Park
2485 Hilliard Park Blvd
Updated September 28 at 12:43AM
2 Bed
$1,004
3 Bed
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Runaway Bay Apartments
1480 Runaway Bay Dr
Updated September 28 at 6:15AM
1 Bed
$825
2 Bed
$915
Villas at Little Turtle Apartments
5450 Firewater Ln
Updated September 28 at 6:16AM
1 Bed
$850
2 Bed
$935
1689 Summit
University
Updated September 13 at 10:07AM
8 Bed
$5,000
2485 Eakin Road
Brookshire
Updated September 2 at 10:18AM
3 Bed
$899
2715 Pontiac St
North Linden
Updated September 9 at 10:04AM
2 Bed
$650
441 N Monroe Ave
Mount Vernon
Updated September 10 at 10:06AM
4 Bed
$750
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City Guide
Columbus
Apartment Search Pointers

Buckeye Rush The best time to find a Columbus apartment? May. As OSU students migrate, graduate, and move on, the trendiest, least expensive, and most convenient apartments will become available. Be sure to snatch them up before summer ends and the Buckeyes rush back into town for a new semester.

Pets Columbus apartment complexes favor cats over dogs. Unfortunately for the canine compassionate, having a dog will drastically limit your apartment options in most urban areas. Also, be prepared to pay pet rent on top of an often non-refundable pet deposit.

The Lease Most apartments require an initial 12-month lease. However, this is balanced with relatively low and refundable deposits... a luxury that many cities don't enjoy.

How to Get By in Columbus

Get a car. If you are moving from a place like New York, then public transportation here will seem like a cruel joke. If you are moving from a sprawling city like Los Angeles or San Antonio, then it might not seem too bad. Either way, life will be easier with your own ride.... especially in winter, when cold weather can make even the most convenient neighborhoods a harsh place to walk, bike, or wait for a bus.

Become a Buckeyes fan. The easiest way to make friends in Columbus: Just put on the OSU colors (which are gray and scarlet, not red) and scream "O.H." You will hear an "I.O." echoing back at you with instant, effortless comradery. And, should you dare support an out-of-state team at the local sports bars, you’d better keep your voice down and have an escape plan.

Count Your Vices. Cigarette smoking laws are very strict in Columbus, the bars close at 2 a.m., and you can only buy beer from 1 p.m. to midnight on Sundays. For those not used to having the government regulate their bad habits, this surprise can be both shocking and annoying.

Scrape the surface. Many people move here from big, big cities, drive down High Street, drink at Oktoberfest, and then claim that there's nothing else to do. Despite all the live music, festivals, and football games, they say, "Columbus sucks." Columbus residents say, "Columbus sucks because you suck." This affectionate phrase is now the title of an underground flyer/event calendar that comes out once a month. If you're into radical art shows, offensive comedy, noisy hardcore punk, ambient, drone, tribal and grind music, then this flyer is for you!

That about wraps it up. The most difficult step of any journey is the first, and with just one step at a time is the arduous journey completed. Now go forth, just as Christopher Columbus did, for you have some serious exploring to do.

-By Katy Comal

Columbus Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Columbus ranks on:
B Overall satisfaction
B- Safety and crime rate
A Jobs and career opportunities
B+ Recreational activities
A- Affordability
B+ Quality of schools
D Weather
B+ Commute time
B State and local taxes
C+ Public transit
B+ Pet-friendliness
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Columbus from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Columbus renters expressed relative satisfaction with the city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “Most categories received average or above average scores, with a few exceptions.”

Key findings in Columbus include the following:

  • Columbus renters give their city a B overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated categories for Columbus were local jobs and career opportunities (A) and affordability/cost of living (A-).
  • Renters here are also satisfied with things like quality of local schools (B+), pet friendliness of the city (B+), state and local taxes (B), and safety (B-).
  • Millennial renters are relatively satisfied with their city, giving it a B overall.
  • Columbus was on par with other nearby cities such as Indianapolis (B) and Chicago (B-) and did much better than other cities like Detroit (D).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.

Renters say:

  • “There's a lot to do in Columbus, [compared] to other cities in Ohio. In general, job opportunities are somewhat abundant here as well. It's an overall great city.” —Lexi L.
  • “Columbus is a great place to live! I love the diverse and young population, sports teams, artsy vibe, and plethora of activities available. Really, the only thing Columbus is missing is warmer weather and maybe some palm trees.” —Anon.
  • “Columbus has a lot of entertainment and a decent food scene. But many areas are not prioritized enough, and the public transportation needs a lot of work.” —Maya J.
  • “People here are pretty rude I have found, not a lot of manners...the weather changes unexpectedly...I do like the fact though that the cost of living is cheaper here…” —Robin J.