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210 apartments for rent in Columbus, OH

Last updated December 7 at 12:22PM
Governours Square
4695 Braddock Ct
Updated December 5 at 10:03PM
Studio
$815
1 Bed
$840
2 Bed
$861
Lakes of Brice
6060 Rossi Dr
Updated December 7 at 4:05AM
1 Bed
$755
2 Bed
$775
3 Bed
$1,495
The Meridian
1401 Aschinger Blvd
Updated December 7 at 4:08AM
Studio
$975
1 Bed
$1,049
2 Bed
$1,582
Midtown Towers
5676 Broadview Rd
Updated November 28 at 6:57PM
1 Bed
$598
2 Bed
$800
3 Bed
$812
Alexander Court
135 S Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd
Updated December 5 at 10:03PM
1 Bed
$713
2 Bed
$779
3 Bed
$1,382
Estates at New Albany
4701 Rexwood Dr
Updated December 7 at 11:20AM
1 Bed
$830
2 Bed
$969
3 Bed
$1,329
Skyview Towers
525 Sawyer Blvd
Updated December 7 at 12:22PM
1 Bed
$610
2 Bed
$757
Easton Commons
4011 Easton Way
Updated December 7 at 12:21AM
Studio
$755
1 Bed
$732
2 Bed
$1,228
Runaway Bay Apartments
1480 Runaway Bay Dr
Updated December 7 at 7:20AM
1 Bed
$840
2 Bed
$895
Hickory Creek
1820 Hickory Creek Ln
Updated December 5 at 10:03PM
1 Bed
$696
2 Bed
$974
Sky View Townhomes
1755 S 20th St
Updated November 24 at 12:05AM
1 Bed
Ask
2 Bed
$630
3 Bed
$685
Brooksedge Apartments
2870 Kengary Way
Updated December 7 at 4:08AM
2 Bed
$767
Sunbury Ridge
3030 Sunbury Ridge Dr
Updated December 7 at 4:08AM
1 Bed
$837
2 Bed
$1,090
Sterling Place
5399 Coachman Rd
Updated November 24 at 12:07AM
1 Bed
$925
2 Bed
$970
3 Bed
$1,345
BriceGrove Park
6617 Bricegrove Blvd
Updated December 7 at 12:24AM
2 Bed
$889
The Bradford At Easton
4150 Silver Springs Ln
Updated December 7 at 12:30AM
1 Bed
$875
2 Bed
$1,040
3 Bed
$1,525
The Edge at Arlington
5028 Dierker Rd
Updated December 7 at 12:21AM
1 Bed
$793
2 Bed
$830
Island Club
2225 Montego Blvd
Updated December 7 at 4:26AM
1 Bed
$797
2 Bed
$967
Central Park
105 Radio City Blvd
Updated December 7 at 12:31AM
1 Bed
$840
2 Bed
$1,150
Hilliard Park
2485 Hilliard Park Blvd
Updated December 7 at 12:21AM
2 Bed
$913
3 Bed
$1,662
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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
December 2016 Columbus Rent Report

Columbus rents grew by 0.6% over the past month

Columbus rent prices increased by 0.6% this past month and are now up 1.8% year-over-year. 1-bedrooms in Columbus have a median rent of $730, while 2-bedrooms cost $900.

Columbus is the 2nd most expensive city for renters

  • Cleveland Heights: Cleveland Heights has the highest rent prices in Ohio. A 2-bedroom there costs $960, and 1-beds run $630. Rents grew by 1.0% over the past month in Cleveland Heights.
  • Cincinnati: The 4th highest rents in Ohio are in Cincinnati. 2-bedrooms there have a median rent of $820, while 1-bedrooms run $640. Rents decreased by 1.3% over the past month.
  • Dayton: Dayton is the 8th most expensive city for renters in the state. Median rents in Dayton are at $630 for 2-bedrooms and $500 for 1-beds.

Miamisburg has the fastest-growing rents

  • Miamisburg: Having experienced an 8.3% increase in rents over the past year, Miamisburg has the highest rent growth in the state. 1- and 2-bedrooms there cost $1,060 and $850, respectively.
  • Lakewood: Lakewood shows the 2nd fastest-growing rents in Ohio, at a 4.8% increase year-over-year. 2-bedrooms in Lakewood cost $810, while 1-bedrooms rent for $620.
  • Toledo: In Toledo, rents grew by 3.8% over the past year. A 2-bedroom there has a median rent of $680, and 1-beds cost $500.

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
Cleveland Heights $630 $960 1.0% -0.6%
Columbus $730 $900 0.6% 1.8%
Miamisburg $1060 $850 2.0% 8.3%
Cincinnati $640 $820 -1.3% 0.2%
Lakewood $620 $810 -0.4% 4.8%
Cleveland $610 $790 0.0% 1.3%
Toledo $500 $680 -0.5% 3.8%
Dayton $500 $630 0.3% 2.5%

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.
  • “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.