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342 Apartments for rent in Columbus, OH

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Downtown Columbus
62 Units Available
The Nicholas
12 W Gay St, Columbus, OH
Studio
$1,260
578 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,419
759 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,956
1164 sqft
Now Open! An Edwards Urban Community Welcome home to The Nicholas, a new Edwards Urban Community, offering luxury in the heart of the city.
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Last updated August 21 at 09:20pm
9 Units Available
Havenwood Townhomes
4312 Westport Rd, Columbus, OH
2 Bedrooms
$911
1409 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$997
1608 sqft
Townhome-style homes featuring upscale living and ample space. On-site yoga studio, fitness center, year-round pool, and a playground. Homes feature modern appliances and lots of storage.
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Last updated August 21 at 09:20pm
Shannon Heights
9 Units Available
Karric Place of Dublin
3970 Brelsford Ln, Columbus, OH
Studio
$840
300 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,065
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,235
900 sqft
Karric Place of Dublin offers conveniently located Dublin apartment living just minutes from I-270, Route 33, and the Tuttle Crossing Mall.
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Marble Cliff Crossing
16 Units Available
The Quarry
2550 Quarry Lake Dr, Columbus, OH
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$975
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,199
1165 sqft
For unique apartment home living come explore The Quarry located in beautiful Columbus, Ohio. Newly renovated apartments just a short distance from the heart of Grandview, which offers a myriad of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues.
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Last updated August 21 at 09:20pm
13 Units Available
The Charles at Riggins Run
5252 Riggins Run Rd, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$1,029
781 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,209
1242 sqft
Great location near Dublin and Hilliard. Spacious units with well-equipped kitchens and air conditioning. Community amenities include a car washing station, rock climbing wall and tanning spa.
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Foxboro
15 Units Available
Heathermoor Apartments
2645 Hard Rd, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$765
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$990
1300 sqft
Near local stores and restaurants. Easy access to the Outerbelt surrounding Columbus. Amenities on site include a clubhouse, swimming pool and Wi-Fi. Apartments have their own patio/balcony and have been recently renovated.
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Springbourne
10 Units Available
Sanctuary Village
149 Sanctuary Village Dr, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$849
953 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$820
890 sqft
Your home should be your oasis, a little bit of peace in the turbulence of modern life. Sanctuary Village offers one and two bedroom apartments that provide just that.
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Polaris
44 Units Available
The Pointe at Polaris
8900 Lyra Dr, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$963
639 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,493
1290 sqft
Great location in Polaris close to shops, dining, and entertainment. Apartments are contemporary with elegant details, inviting views, and modern finishes. Apartments feature balconies and patios and updated features.
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Vasser Village
10 Units Available
Sky View Townhomes
1755 S 20th St, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$650
562 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$670
827 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$770
1105 sqft
This pet-friendly community is in Vassor Village and only moments from Lincoln Park and Barack Park. There's a clubhouse, gym and pool that residents get to enjoy. Apartments have stainless steel appliances.
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Polaris South
15 Units Available
The View at Polaris
601 Flarestar Ave, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$838
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,046
1062 sqft
Close to the freeway and South Old State Road. Near nightlife and shopping. Ample community amenities including a saltwater pool, electric car charging area and sunning deck. Nine-foot ceilings and stainless steel appliances in homes.
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Downtown Columbus
35 Units Available
Highpoint on Columbus Commons
190 S High St, Columbus, OH
Studio
$1,071
533 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,150
748 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,675
1329 sqft
Minutes from downtown Columbus and Columbus Commons Park. An updated community. Short-term leases and furnished apartments available. Premium finishes throughout. On-site clubhouse and business center. Lots of storage.
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Preserve South
34 Units Available
Albany Glen
5510 Morse Road, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$953
746 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,242
1147 sqft
Located near Highway 62 and 270. On-site fitness center and business center, and ample storage. Choose from several floor plan options. Garages available. On-site resort style pool.
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Olde Orchard
6 Units Available
Rosebrook Village
6566 Rosemeadows Dr, Columbus, OH
2 Bedrooms
$1,048
877 sqft
Looking for luxury living in Reynoldsburg? Look no further than Rosebook Village, a community that offers everything you need. The apartments are spacious two bedroom townhomes with newly updated cabinetry and countertops and impeccable upkeep.
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Strawberry Farms
10 Units Available
The Bradford At Easton
4150 Silver Springs Ln, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$910
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
1078 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,675
1459 sqft
These luxury apartments are perfectly located for access to Downtown Columbus and the I-270, and feature wood-finish flooring, breakfast bar and lofty ceilings. Community benefits include high-speed internet, on-site management, clubhouse and fitness studio.
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Last updated August 21 at 07:42pm
10 Units Available
Gateway Apartment Homes
3345 E 7th Ave, Columbus, OH
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$629
616 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$741
756 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Gateway Apartment Homes in Columbus. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Last updated August 21 at 07:25pm
Victorian Village
13 Units Available
The Jerome
1025 Dennison Avenue, Columbus, OH
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,399
801 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,899
1192 sqft
The Jerome features 54 beautiful apartments for rent in the heart of Victorian Village, with secure parking and top of the line finishes including hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, a washer and dryer, granite countertops, and so much more.
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Last updated August 21 at 07:17pm
Short North
4 Units Available
The Prescott
22 E Prescott St, Columbus, OH
Studio
$1,099
465 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,419
714 sqft
The Prescott offers unique boutique apartment living with unparalleled outdoor living spaces with views of the Short North, conveniently located to the neighborhood's eclectic selection of restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and bars.
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Last updated August 21 at 07:18pm
Trouville
54 Units Available
Enclave at Albany Park
4955 Enclave Boulevard, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$745
598 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,045
949 sqft
The word home takes on new meaning at Enclave at Albany Park.
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Last updated August 21 at 07:15pm
Downtown Columbus
6 Units Available
80 on the Commons
80 East Rich Street, Columbus, OH
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,625
840 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,650
1420 sqft
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Last updated August 21 at 07:06pm
6 Units Available
Steel House
1211 Chambers Road, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$1,206
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,036
1149 sqft
Steel House features luxury apartments for rent in the heart of the vibrant Grandview neighborhood, close to dining, shopping and entertainment.
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Last updated August 21 at 07:08pm
Harrison West
8 Units Available
Tribeca
720 W 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,398
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,959
1120 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Tribeca in Columbus. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Last updated August 21 at 07:06pm
Downtown Columbus
12 Units Available
303
303 South Front Street, Columbus, OH
Studio
$1,155
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,170
622 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
1018 sqft
303 provides brand new living in the heart of Downtown Columbus that is unlike any other.
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Last updated August 21 at 07:01pm
Crosswoods
11 Units Available
Prescott Place Luxury
351 Peat Moss Dr, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$829
677 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$929
933 sqft
Leave your troubles at the door, as the management team at Prescott Place has anticipated your every need for a carefree lifestyle. Prescott Place pairs classic elegance with affordability, giving you the best of both worlds in your new home.
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Last updated August 21 at 06:43pm
Cumberland Ridge
21 Units Available
The Residences at Town Center Apartments
2591 Venturi House, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$674
570 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,066
983 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,585
1448 sqft
Discover the unmatched lifestyle of The Residences at Towne Center, a premier community of apartments and townhomes in the heart of the Easton area of Columbus.

Average Rent in Columbus

Last updated Jul. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Columbus is $749, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $966.
Studio
$634
1 Bed
$749
2 Beds
$966
3+ Beds
$1,243
City GuideColumbus
There's a road outside Columbus, Ohio feels like I drove along for years. This midwest way of ease, it surrounds us. I can't deny the rhythm here, and as I pull away from riverside beside me, that high street never looked so good." (O.A.R. - "Road Outside Columbus").

Who likes Trivia? Name the capital of Ohio, the largest city in Ohio, and the Spanish explorer that discovered Cuba in 1492. Columbus, Columbus, Columbus! But who ever talks about Christopher Columbus anymore? Around here, it’s all about OSU football. You had better start sporting Buckeye colors before rolling into this town.

Ohio State Buckeyes

North Market Farmer's Market

Cheetah on display at the Ohio State Fair in 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.

Navigating Columbus Neighborhoods

Whether you're an east coast urbanite or a product of cow-town upbringing, Columbus, Ohio might be a bit of a culture shock. But never fear, I've put together a simple city guide right here:

Downtown: Where the tall buildings live. It's the heart, the epicenter, the big shebang of Columbus. Here you will find an incredibly diverse selection of employers, plenty of great happy hour spots, various festivals and events, incredibly overpriced eats, and swanky city living rentals.

Arena District: Where the football fans live. Come here to watch local games in the Nationwide Arena, or head over to one of the many sports bars to cheer on your favorite team in a lively atmosphere of plasma TV's, quality brews, and raving-mad Buckeye fans. Modern apartments overlook downtown, located just one mile away, offering great skyline views and a myriad of businesses and nightlife within walking and biking distance.

Short North: Where the fabulous live. This district is known for its art galleries, murals, gay bars and quirky cafes. While it caters to the gay community, Short North also attracts a bohemian vibe, with plenty of eccentric street performers, artists, and offbeat events. It hosts the monthly Gallery Hop and the annual Doo Dah Parade, a parody of the traditional American 4th of July parade. Apartment life in this artsy area is the “bee’s knees”… knee deep in character and creativity. Apartments range from modern flats to village-style townhomes.

South: Where the Germans live. Historically, this area was heavily populated by German immigrants. Today, it is still best-known for the German Village Oktoberfest: a salute to beer, bratwurst, and sauerkraut. Residents enjoy a close proximity to downtown, though; there’re plenty of unique shops, eateries, art galleries and cultural character in their own neck of the woods. German village architecture can be seen in both the houses and apartments around here, giving the area a sort of Pleasantville vibe.

University: Where the tow trucks live. These law-abiding carjackers stalk the streets around OSU, especially during football season, and will pounce on your beloved vehicle the first chance they get. For this reason, be sure to snag an apartment with sufficient parking. Tow trucks aside, this area offers a great life for the fast-paced: there’s tailgating, frat parties, shopping and dining, lots of bars, an incredible underground music scene, and the bastion of arts and culture known as the Wexner Center. Also known as the "student ghetto", the affordability of this area makes for a shady, punk vibe that rubs many people the wrong way... but isn't that the point of punk?

Northwest: Where the quiet live. Looking to retreat into peaceful-open-space-suburbia-land? Head northwest into the neighborhoods of Grandview Heights, Upper Arlington, Dublin, and Hillard: All of the neigborhoods are a bit pricey.

Northeast: Where the nostalgic live. Is old town scenery what you're looking for? This area is made up of unique American architecture that spans various styles and historic eras. New Albany, Gahanna, and the wonderful Westerville neighborhoods are all popular locations for home seekers.

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

August 2019 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbus rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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August 2019 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbus rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Columbus rents increased slightly over the past month

Columbus rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Columbus stand at $750 for a one-bedroom apartment and $966 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in December of last year. Columbus' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.3%, as well as the national average of 1.6%.

    Rents rising across cities in Ohio

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Columbus, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Ohio, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.3% 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, Columbus is the most expensive of all Ohio's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $966; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Youngstown, where a two-bedroom goes for $729, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.5%).
    • Cincinnati and Lorain have both experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (1.9% and 1.8%, respectively).

    Columbus rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Columbus, a few similar cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Columbus is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

    • Columbus' median two-bedroom rent of $966 is below the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 1.2% rise in Columbus.
    • While Columbus' rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), Dallas (+2.1%), and New York (+1.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbus than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,126, which is more than three times the price in Columbus.

    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.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Columbus
    $750
    $970
    0.2%
    1.2%
    Dublin
    $940
    $1,210
    -0.4%
    -0.3%
    Lancaster
    $780
    $1,010
    0.6%
    0
    Westerville
    $970
    $1,250
    2%
    3.1%
    Reynoldsburg
    $770
    $1,000
    -0.8%
    2.1%
    Hilliard
    $750
    $960
    0.5%
    0.9%
    Troy
    $570
    $740
    0.3%
    0.8%
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    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Columbus’ results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Columbus renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment Lis...

    View full Columbus Renter Survey

    Here’s how Columbus ranks on:

    C+
    Overall satisfaction
    B
    Safety and crime rate
    A
    Jobs and career opportunities
    A-
    Recreational activities
    B+
    Affordability
    B+
    Quality of schools
    A-
    Social Life
    C
    Weather
    A-
    Commute time
    B
    State and local taxes
    A-
    Public transit
    A
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Columbus’ results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Columbus renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above-average scores."

    Key Findings in Columbus include the following:

    • Columbus renters gave their city a C+ overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Columbus were pet-friendliness and job and career opportunities, which both received A grades.
    • The biggest area of concern to Columbus renters is weather, which received a score of C.
    • Columbus millennials are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of C+.
    • Columbus earned similar scores compared to other Ohio cities like Cleveland (C) and Cincinnati (C+), but earned higher marks than Dayton (F).
    • Columbus did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Austin (A-), Phoenix (B-) and Chicago (B-).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "It’s a great city with big city entertainment and small city safety and traffic." -Anon.
    • "I love how many things there are to do, but the cost of living is high." -Julie H.
    • "There’s always something to do and nothing is too far away. Great communities with friendly people." -Karl D.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here.

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