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189 apartments for rent in Columbus, OH

Estates at New Albany
4701 Rexwood Dr
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2 Bed
3 Bed
Runaway Bay Apartments
1480 Runaway Bay Dr
1 Bed
2 Bed
1 Bed
2 Bed
Chelsea Square
4120 Quentin Blvd
1 Bed
2 Bed
1 Bed
2 Bed
Hilliard Park
2485 Hilliard Park Blvd
2 Bed
3 Bed
BriceGrove Park
6617 Bricegrove Blvd
2 Bed
Heritage Apartments
1361 Presidential Dr
1 Bed
2 Bed
2957 Dale Avenue
3 Bed
1158 Say Avenue
Italian Village
2 Bed
622 Alta View Court
Slate Hill
2 Bed
382 E Beechwold Boulevard
East Beechwold
2 Bed
4515 Loos Circle E
4 Bed
1408 Doten Avenue
Grandview Heights
1 Bed
3088 Leon Avenue
Cumberland Ridge
3 Bed
553 Pinegrove Place
4 Bed
908 Chatham Lane
2 Bed
5200 OWEN Street
Cherry Creek
3 Bed
1172 E WOODROW Avenue
Innis Garden Village
2 Bed
1215 Romona Place
Scioto Woods
3 Bed
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City Guide
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:
A Plans for homeownership
A- City satisfaction
A Confidence in the local economy
B Safety and crime rate
C- Access to recreational activities
C- Quality of schools
A State and local taxes
A+ Satisfaction with daily commute
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Columbus's results from the first annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 18,000 renters, provides new insights into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

"Columbus renters report high city satisfaction driven by strong grades for the local economy," says Andrew Tam, Vice President of Data Science at Apartment List. "The US renter population is at its highest level in 20 years, and renters in Columbus expressed lower than average satisfaction with the quality of local schools, which is an area that can influence renter satisfaction."

Key findings in Columbus include the following:

  • Columbus earned an A- for city satisfaction, ranking 26th among 100 cities nationwide as well as the highest grade out of four Ohio cities in our survey.
  • Renters expressed confidence in the state capital's economy: 39% of respondents said the local is on the right track compared to just 18% who say it's on the wrong track.
  • A high percentage of renters in Columbus (70%) are planning for future homeownership versus the national average of 60%: this ranks 14th highest in our study.
  • Columbus receives an A+ for quality of daily commute with 80% reporting satisfaction versus the national average of 68%.
  • One area for improvement is on quality of local schools: only 41% of respondents reported satisfaction which is the lowest rate among Ohio cities including Cincinnati (67%), Cleveland (58%), and Toledo (50%).
  • The survey covered a total of 4 Ohio cities. Columbus received the highest city satisfaction grade at A-, followed by Cleveland (B), Cincinnati (C-), and Toledo (D).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for city satisfaction were Plano, TX; Boston, MA; Arlington, VA; Austin, TX; and Torrance, CA. The lowest rated cities were Newark, NJ; New Haven, CT; Bridgeport, CT; Hartford, CT; and Columbia, SC.

A detailed report explaining the survey's methodology, analysis, and findings is available upon request. To obtain a copy, please email Andrew Tam, Apartment List's Vice President of Data Science, at