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454 Apartments for rent in Columbus, OH

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Last updated January 22 at 03:32pm
Marble Cliff Crossing
38 Units Available
The Quarry
2550 Quarry Lake Dr, Columbus, OH
Studio
$985
555 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,035
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1171 sqft
For unique apartment home living come explore The Quarry located in beautiful Columbus, Ohio. We are a short distance from downtown in the community of Grandview, which offers a myriad of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues.
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Last updated January 22 at 03:10pm
Northcrest
26 Units Available
The Edge at Arlington
5028 Dierker Rd, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$726
663 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$927
940 sqft
The Northwest Center is minutes away from this community, so shopping and dining experiences abound. Community features include a fire pit, clubhouse, pool and 24-hour gym. Smoke-free units available and apartments are recently renovated.
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Last updated January 22 at 03:10pm
Downtown Columbus
21 Units Available
Arena Crossing Apartments
425 N Front St, Columbus, OH
Studio
$1,171
568 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,205
839 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,797
1408 sqft
Live in one of Columbus' most popular neighborhoods-The Arena District.
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Last updated January 22 at 01:23pm
Downtown Columbus
91 Units Available
The Nicholas
12 W Gay St, Columbus, OH
Studio
$1,118
554 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,419
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,944
1159 sqft
Now Open! An Edwards Urban Community Welcome home to The Nicholas, a new Edwards Urban Community, offering luxury apartments in the heart of Downtown Columbus.
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Last updated January 22 at 01:23pm
Little Turtle
25 Units Available
St Andrews at Little Turtle
5450 Firewater Ln, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$925
874 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,020
1172 sqft
Don't Miss This Special at St. Andrews and The Villas! Ask how you can get one month free on a 13 month lease! Restrictions apply. Westerville living is in high demand – snag your spot at St.
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Last updated January 22 at 01:23pm
10 Units Available
The Fenimore
5746 Leila Lane, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$1,099
791 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,285
1168 sqft
NOW LEASING : Get two months free on a 14-month lease - Restrictions Apply Find your home at the Fenimore, a stunning new community nestled in the historic suburb of Westerville.
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Last updated January 22 at 01:54pm
Holt-Alkire
5 Units Available
Redwood Grove City
2298 Faraday Blvd, Columbus, OH
2 Bedrooms
$1,602
1273 sqft
Redwood Grove City is where you'll find the single-story apartment you've been looking for. Live in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, pet-friendly home with an attached garage.
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Last updated January 22 at 01:23pm
20 Units Available
The Charles at Riggins Run
5252 Riggins Run Rd, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$1,049
781 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,209
1239 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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Last updated January 22 at 01:01pm
Marble Cliff Crossing
9 Units Available
Marble Cliff Commons
2828 Marblevista Blvd, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$1,060
888 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,410
1288 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,857
1732 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Marble Cliff Commons in Columbus. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Last updated January 22 at 12:27pm
4 Units Available
Bexley House
2877 E Broad St, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$971
728 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
3 Bedrooms
$1,717
1499 sqft
This green community is located along East Broad Street and all of its shopping and dining options. The property is pet-friendly and offers a coffee bar, clubhouse and doorman. Units are furnished and have fireplaces.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:20pm
Harrison West
12 Units Available
Trotters Park
720 Michigan Ave, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$1,235
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,769
1098 sqft
Within walking distance of the Tempe Marketplace for shopping, entertainment, and dining. Kitchen appliances, walk-in closets, ceiling fans, handrails, and window coverings. Private balconies and a lawn area.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:10pm
Golfview Woods
206 Units Available
Gateway Lofts Columbus
2211 Old Dublin Road, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$995
729 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
1047 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Gateway Lofts Columbus in Columbus. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Last updated January 22 at 12:14pm
56 Units Available
Gravity
500 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH
Studio
$1,250
571 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,350
751 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,620
1106 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Gravity in Columbus. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Last updated January 22 at 03:11pm
Downtown Columbus
18 Units Available
250 High
250 South High St, Columbus, OH
Studio
$1,490
720 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,423
848 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,953
1434 sqft
Located near area freeways for an easy commute. Next to the Columbus Commons. On-site fitness center, secured parking garage, and rooftop lounge with panoramic views. Gourmet kitchens and floor-to-ceiling windows.
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Last updated January 22 at 03:11pm
Downtown Columbus
12 Units Available
80 on the Commons
80 East Rich Street, Columbus, OH
Studio
$1,207
485 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,509
840 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,066
1464 sqft
80 on the Commons overlooks the Columbus Commons in the heart of downtown Columbus, OH. 80 on the Commons embraces the downtown ambiance while giving its residents the high-rise lifestyle just above the hustle and bustle.
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Last updated January 22 at 03:10pm
13 Units Available
Steel House
1211 Chambers Road, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$1,153
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,474
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 January 22 at 03:10pm
Scioto Trace
12 Units Available
Arlington Pointe
2555 Shore Line Ln, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$796
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$867
975 sqft
Located near Grandview, OSU, and the Short North, this development offers one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with newly renovated kitchens and energy-efficient windows. Many units also feature new vinyl plank flooring.
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Last updated January 22 at 03:10pm
Riverside
9 Units Available
Sawmill Ridge
6564 Millridge Cir, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$827
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$940
900 sqft
Sawmill Ridge in Dublin, OH offers spacious and affordable 1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes for rent. Sawmill Ridge is a pet friendly community and is located within the Dublin School District.
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Last updated January 22 at 10:57am
Short North
1 Unit Available
The Diplomat
9 Buttles Avenue, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$1,585
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Luxurious apartments in the heart of the Short North keep the city’s rich legacy intact.
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Last updated January 22 at 10:57am
Victorian Village
1 Unit Available
The Dennison
789 Dennison Avenue, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$2,399
1194 sqft
We transformed a historic hotel from the late 1800s into stylish homes on the Short North’s historic Goodale Park. Sip coffee or cocktails on the gorgeous Rooftop at Dennison and visit the shops, restaurants and nightlife just a quick stroll away.
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Last updated January 22 at 10:32am
Governours Square
69 Units Available
Governours Square
4695 Braddock Ct, Columbus, OH
Studio
$695
433 sqft
1 Bedroom
$815
659 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$865
831 sqft
Governours Square Apartments sits just off SR-315 and I-270, near Ohio State University. Units feature extra storage, stainless steel appliances, and new carpeting. Community is surrounded by boutique shops and dining venues.
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Last updated January 22 at 10:32am
Worthington Green
17 Units Available
TGM Worthington Green
1739 Wetherburn Dr, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$949
874 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,049
1004 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at TGM Worthington Green in Columbus. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Last updated January 22 at 10:32am
Northgate
23 Units Available
Hickory Creek
1820 Hickory Creek Ln, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$755
657 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$905
1040 sqft
Just off I-270 in Westerville School District. Recently renovated with in-unit laundry, updated appliances and walk-in closets. On-site amenities include a volleyball and tennis court, clubhouse, pool and 24-hour gym. Pet-friendly community.
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Last updated January 22 at 10:32am
Maize-Morse
26 Units Available
Winterwood Apartments
4388 Walford Street, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$535
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$575
825 sqft
Welcome home to Winterwood Apartments. Choose your spacious new one, two, or three bedroom garden style apartment home which features plush carpeting, central air conditioning, and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher.

Average Rent in Columbus

Last updated Dec. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Columbus is $752, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $969.
Studio
$636
1 Bed
$752
2 Beds
$969
3+ Beds
$1,247
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

January 2020 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents remained steady 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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January 2020 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents remained steady 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 rent trends were flat over the past month

Columbus rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.8% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Columbus stand at $752 for a one-bedroom apartment and $970 for a two-bedroom. Columbus' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.3%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

    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, 8 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 $970; of the 10 largest cities in Ohio that we have data for, Youngstown and Cleveland, where two-bedrooms go for $725 and $777, are the only two major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.0% and -0.3%).
    • Lorain, Hamilton, and Columbus have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.3%, 2.0%, and 1.8%, respectively).

    Columbus rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

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

    • Columbus' median two-bedroom rent of $970 is below the national average of $1,192. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.8% increase in Columbus.
    • While Columbus' rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.8%), Dallas (+2.2%), and Seattle (+1.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbus than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,088, 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
    1.8%
    Newark
    $620
    $800
    0.3%
    1%
    Dublin
    $940
    $1,210
    1.4%
    0.8%
    Lancaster
    $780
    $1,000
    -0.6%
    0
    Westerville
    $990
    $1,270
    -1.8%
    9.4%
    Reynoldsburg
    $760
    $970
    0.6%
    -0.7%
    Grove City
    $870
    $1,120
    -0.9%
    -1.8%
    Hilliard
    $740
    $950
    -0.6%
    2.3%
    Troy
    $570
    $750
    -0.1%
    1.8%
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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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