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198 apartments for rent in Columbus, OH

Last updated March 26 at 6:37AM
Governours Square
4695 Braddock Ct
Columbus, OH
Updated March 24 at 6:58AM
Studio
$780
1 Bedroom
$820
2 Bedrooms
$846
Westerville Park
4565 Northland Square Dr E
Columbus, OH
Updated March 21 at 2:03PM
1 Bedroom
$795
2 Bedrooms
$905
Latitude Five25
525 Sawyer Blvd
Columbus, OH
Updated March 26 at 6:36AM
1 Bedroom
$610
2 Bedrooms
$939
The Meridian
1401 Aschinger Blvd
Columbus, OH
Updated March 26 at 5:19AM
Studio
$925
1 Bedroom
$1,218
2 Bedrooms
$1,626
Lakes of Brice
6060 Rossi Dr
Columbus, OH
Updated March 26 at 5:19AM
1 Bedroom
$764
2 Bedrooms
$893
3 Bedrooms
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Hickory Creek
1820 Hickory Creek Ln
Columbus, OH
Updated March 24 at 6:58AM
1 Bedroom
$723
2 Bedrooms
$1,052
Sky View Townhomes
1755 S 20th St
Columbus, OH
Updated November 24 at 12:05AM
1 Bedroom
$565
2 Bedrooms
$630
3 Bedrooms
$685
Alexander Court
135 S Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd
Columbus, OH
Updated March 24 at 6:58AM
1 Bedroom
$1,007
2 Bedrooms
$912
3 Bedrooms
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Central Park
105 Radio City Blvd
Columbus, OH
Updated March 25 at 2:54PM
1 Bedroom
$885
2 Bedrooms
$1,240
Sunbury Ridge
3030 Sunbury Ridge Dr
Columbus, OH
Updated March 26 at 5:07AM
1 Bedroom
$804
2 Bedrooms
$1,029
The Edge at Arlington
5028 Dierker Rd
Columbus, OH
Updated March 25 at 2:46PM
1 Bedroom
$756
2 Bedrooms
$921
Easton Commons
4011 Easton Way
Columbus, OH
Updated March 25 at 2:44PM
Studio
$761
1 Bedroom
$936
2 Bedrooms
$1,536
Villas at Little Turtle Apartments
5450 Firewater Ln
Columbus, OH
Updated March 26 at 6:37AM
1 Bedroom
$880
2 Bedrooms
$975
Saw Mill Village Apartments
6900 Sawmill Village Dr
Columbus, OH
Updated March 26 at 6:37AM
1 Bedroom
$910
2 Bedrooms
$995
3 Bedrooms
$1,405
Brooksedge Apartments
2870 Kengary Way
Columbus, OH
Updated March 26 at 5:07AM
2 Bedrooms
$854
Sterling Place
5399 Coachman Rd
Columbus, OH
Updated February 16 at 11:51PM
1 Bedroom
$810
2 Bedrooms
$975
3 Bedrooms
$1,245
BriceGrove Park
6617 Bricegrove Blvd
Columbus, OH
Updated March 25 at 2:50PM
2 Bedrooms
$858
The Bradford At Easton
4150 Silver Springs Ln
Columbus, OH
Updated March 25 at 2:52PM
1 Bedroom
$940
2 Bedrooms
$1,040
3 Bedrooms
$1,470
Heathermoor Apartments
2645 Hard Rd
Columbus, OH
Updated March 26 at 6:37AM
1 Bedroom
$795
2 Bedrooms
$925
Hilliard Park
2485 Hilliard Park Blvd
Columbus, OH
Updated March 25 at 2:48PM
2 Bedrooms
$941
3 Bedrooms
$1,366
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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

Rent Report
Columbus
March 2017 Columbus Rent Report

Columbus rents grew over the past month

Columbus rents increased by 0.2% over the past month, and rent prices are 2.6% higher than last year. 1-bedrooms in Columbus have a median rent of $750, while 2-bedrooms cost $900.

Columbus is the 3rd most expensive city for renters

  • Hilliard: Hilliard is the most expensive city in Ohio for renters. A 2-bedroom in Hilliard costs $1,100, and 1-bedrooms rent for $870. Hilliard rents have grown by 1.0% over the past month.
  • Cincinnati: Despite a 0.9% decrease in rents over the past month, Cincinnati has the 2nd highest rent prices in the state. Median rents in Cincinnati are at $930 for 2-bedrooms and $700 for 1-bedrooms.
  • Cleveland: Cleveland has the 4th highest rents in Ohio. 2-bedrooms in Cleveland have a median rent of $750, while 1-beds run $630. Cleveland rents increased by 1.6% over the last month.

Toledo shows the fastest-growing rents

  • Toledo: Having experienced a 7.1% increase in rents over the past year, Toledo shows the fastest-growing rents in Ohio. 2-bedrooms in Toledo rent for $650, and 1-bedrooms cost $500.
  • Dayton: Dayton shows the 2nd highest year-over-year rent growth, at a 5.8% increase over last year. 1- and 2-bedrooms in Dayton cost $470 and $600, respectively.
  • Middletown: In Middletown, rent prices have grown by 1.4% in the past year, though rents decreased by 0.5% over the past month. A 2-bedroom in Middletown costs $660, and 1-beds go for $540.

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 1 BR price Median 2 BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Hilliard $870 $1100 1.0% 1.1%
Cincinnati $700 $930 -0.8% 0.9%
Columbus $750 $900 0.2% 2.6%
Cleveland $640 $750 1.5% 2.9%
Euclid $600 $710 0.9% -3.9%
Middletown $540 $660 -0.5% 1.4%
Toledo $500 $650 0.4% 7.1%
Dayton $480 $600 0.3% 5.8%

Methodology:

Apartment List Rent Report data is drawn monthly from the millions of listings on our site. 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rents are calculated as the median for units available in the specified size and time period. Price changes are calculated using a “same unit” methodology similar to the Case-Shiller “repeat sales” home prices methodology, taking the average price change for units available across both time periods.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List’s Rent Reports cover rental pricing data in major cities, their suburbs, and their neighborhoods. We provide valuable leading indicators of rental price trends, highlight data on top cities, and identify the key facts renters should know. As always, our goal is to provide price transparency to America’s 105 million renters to help them make the best possible decisions in choosing a place to call home.

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
Best Worst
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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.