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190 2 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Columbus, OH

Last updated January 17 at 2:28am UTC
Ravine Bluff
5454 Ponderosa Dr
Columbus, OH
Updated January 17 at 2:28am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$711
Century City Apartments
6300 Century City S
Columbus, OH
Updated January 17 at 2:16am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$640
Georgetown
59 Fitz Henry Blvd
Columbus, OH
Updated January 17 at 1:53am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
Marble Cliff Commons
2828 Marblevista Blvd
Columbus, OH
Updated January 17 at 1:45am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,392
Worthington Commons
1541 Barnes Drive East
Columbus, OH
Updated January 17 at 1:35am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$919
Tribeca
720 W 3rd Ave
Columbus, OH
Updated January 17 at 1:01am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,751
Village West
884 Thurber Dr W
Columbus, OH
Updated January 17 at 12:36am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,285
Woodlands
5354 Deerbrook Ln
Columbus, OH
Updated January 17 at 12:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$819
Amesbury Apartments
3155 Harshman Dr
Columbus, OH
Updated January 17 at 12:43am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$799
Winthrop Court
2531 Arborview Drive
Columbus, OH
Updated January 17 at 12:43am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$879
West of Eastland
3752 Knightsway Lane
Columbus, OH
Updated January 17 at 12:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$759
Plumwood
1050 Plumrose Dr
Columbus, OH
Updated January 17 at 12:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$799
Sawbury Commons
2637 Sawbury Blvd
Columbus, OH
Updated January 17 at 12:28am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$879
Hubbard Park Place
11 Buttles Avenue
Columbus, OH
Updated January 17 at 12:15am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
Karric Place of Dublin
3970 Brelsford Ln
Columbus, OH
Updated January 16 at 10:23pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$960
Creekbend
1048 Regentshire Drive
Columbus, OH
Updated January 16 at 10:23pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$890
Abbot's Cove
2960 Abbots Cove Blvd
Columbus, OH
Updated January 16 at 10:22pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$789

January 2019 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents declined 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 2019 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents declined 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 declined 0.1% over the past month, but have increased marginally by 0.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Columbus stand at $740 for a one-bedroom apartment and $950 for a two-bedroom. Columbus' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.2%, but is in line with the national average of 0.9%.

Rents steady across cities in Ohio

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring in the city of Columbus, but trends across other cities in the state have varied - of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Ohio, some have seen decreases while other cities have rents increasing. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.2% 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, Dublin is the most expensive of all Ohio's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,200; of the 10 largest Ohio cities that we have data for, 5 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Hamilton experiencing the fastest decline (-5.0%).
  • Dublin, Westerville, and Cincinnati have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (5.8%, 4.4%, and 1.2%, respectively).

Columbus rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Columbus, a few similar 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 $950 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year, which matches the increase in Columbus.
  • While Columbus' rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.3%), New York (+2.7%), and Denver (+2.5%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbus than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, 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 $740 $950 -0.1% 0.9%
Dublin $930 $1,200 6.6% 5.8%
Westerville $900 $1,160 -1.2% 4.4%
Reynoldsburg $760 $980 -2.6% -0.9%
Grove City $880 $1,140 3.1% 7.9%
Hilliard $720 $930 -0.6% -0.3%

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.