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229 Cheap Apartments for rent in Columbus, OH

Finding cheap apartments in Columbus takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letter... Read Guide >
Ravine Bluff Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
25 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$829
950 sqft
Welcome to our community! Finding an affordable apartment home that offers comfort and value is important, and you'll find that Ravine Bluff Apartments is the perfect choice. Our 2 bedroom garden and townhome apartments are spacious with neutral decor throughout, wall-to-wall carpeting, and fully appointed kitchens, in addition to ample storage spaces and closets, and tiled kitchens and baths. Our wooded ravine views and beautiful landscaping will add to your enjoyment and are just two of the features our community has to offer. We offer an on-site laundry facility, central heating and cooling, picnic areas to enjoy the outdoors, mailboxes at your door, a pet walk with an open area, and a no worries automated rental payment program for convenient living. Doorside trash and recycling pickup service is included as well. We offer an excellent location that puts you close to shopping, dining, and various options for entertainment and recreation. Spend the day at the Easton Town Center, or visit one of the many nearby eateries such as Fujiyama Steak House of Japan, Fiesta Jalisco, or Borgata Pizza Café. Our apartments are also close to 270 and other major roadways so getting around has never been easier.
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Williamsburg Square Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$741
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,210
1220 sqft
Williamsburg Square is a Columbus address with easy access to Pickerington, Reynoldsburg and Easton Towne Center! Our community is less than 1.5 miles to three different shopping centers! We have the perfect home in the perfect location waiting for you.
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40 West Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
Studio
$1,019
345 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,499
695 sqft
40 West offers you the chance to live in the heart of Short North! The convenient location is just steps away from the vibrant High Street which offers endless shopping and dining options. Take a short drive and catch a show at the Ohio Theater or attend a hockey game at Nationwide Arena. Our boutique apartment living offers spacious and pet-friendly studios, 1 bedroom & 2 bedroom apartment homes. Enjoy high-end features such as walk-in closets, granite counters, luxury plank flooring, stainless steel appliances, off-street parking, and much more. Your new home awaits you at 40 West!
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Austin Place Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,025
685 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,220
933 sqft
Welcome Home to Austin Place Apartments! Conveniently located in the Southwestern School District and just seconds from shopping, dining and night life, select your perfect home from one of our fantastic one- and two-bedroom flats with 9' ceilings, spacious rooms, ample storage and trendy finishes. With on-site amenities including our 24-Hour Onsite Fitness Center, Stunning Courtyard Style Pool with Large Sundeck and Covered Dining/Grilling Area, Media/Movie Screening Room, Billiards and much more, Austin Place Apartments provide you with the perfect outlets for decompressing after a busy week. And we love our furry residents, too! Take a tour today, you can reserve your new home online or in our office 7 days a week. We can’t wait to meet you!
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Adelphi Quarter Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
11 Units Available
Studio
$970
419 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,495
1358 sqft
This community offers a one-of-a-kind living experience. With studio, one bedroom, and two bedrooms in an array of floor plans, the Adelphi has something for everyone – from flats or townhomes to garden units and lofts. Found in the heart of the King Lincoln District at 820 E. Long Street, this property includes boutique apartments and retail spaces with ample on-site parking. Each home features beautiful kitchens with efficient appliances, large closets, and in-unit laundry. The Adelphi will also have a public plaza for hosting local community events and resident hangouts.
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The Life at Edgewater Landing Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$750
430 sqft
1 Bedroom
$863
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$950
850 sqft
You're sure to find the perfect spacious apartment home here at The Life at Edgewater Landing, located in Columbus, OH. Our community offers a selection renovated studios, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom floor plans. Inspired by you and designed for your comfort, our newly remodeled floor plans are bright, open, and come ready with the quality features you deserve. Upgrades in your new apartment homes include brand new energy-efficient appliances, soft carpet, upgraded hardwood-style flooring, spacious closets, and much more!
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Senior Housing - Parsons Village Senior Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$994
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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We’ve been expecting you at Parsons Village Senior Apartment Homes (Senior Housing). Conveniently located in Southside Columbus, Ohio, Parsons Village boasts a warm, friendly atmosphere that will have you feeling right at home. Our spacious 2-bedroom floor plans, beautiful landscaping and organized community events are just part of what makes Parsons Village a great place to live. Contact us today.
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Easton Commons Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,015
595 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,285
748 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,815
1000 sqft
This community is right across the street from Easton Market and Easton Town Center. Numerous amenities include hot tub, pool, valet service, 24-hour gym and much more. Recently renovated, smoke-free units have hardwood flooring.
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Heritage Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$782
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$874
425 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,235
700 sqft
Those who choose to make these apartments in Grandview, Ohio their home will find themselves surrounded by comfort and convenience. Each open-concept floorplan includes wood-style flooring, 2” wood blinds, and ample, natural lighting. Meals can be whipped up in a kitchen featuring stainless-steel appliances and track lighting, and relaxing is easy in a spacious bedroom with ample closet space. Each bathroom includes rainfall shower heads, and as an added convenience, a washer/dryer is also included.Discover the best in Grandview apartment living by calling Heritage Apartments in Grandview today to schedule an exclusive tour with a member of our professional sales team!
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Ardmore Village Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
10 Units Available
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$871
840 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$978
1239 sqft
Ardmore Village is located in east Columbus, OH and offers spacious and affordable one, two, and three bedroom townhomes and two bedroom garden apartment homes for rent. Mayfair is pet friendly and offers many amenities including washer/dryer connections, tennis courts, garages, fully equipped kitchens, basements, gas heat/central air, and hardwood floors. Mayfair Apartments is close to I-670, Port Columbus International Airport, Easton, and eastside entertainment, dining, and shopping options. All Ardmore Village residents are invited to participate in our resident referral and Home Purchase programs. (RLNE1605180)
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Gateway Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$729
546 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$891
756 sqft
Gateway Apartments are bringing a new concept to affordable apartment living, featuring one, two, or three-bedroom models, each with contemporary interiors. There are three styles to choose from, and all are spacious and require only your personal touches to make the perfect home. Gateway is conveniently located minutes from I-670; this community has the modern conveniences that make the difference. Relax in the private park, enjoy the new landscaping, or shop at Easton Town Center. *Please note: Gateway is an income-restricted community. To qualify, your yearly income cannot exceed the below income limits based on the number of people in your household. Your employment history must reflect a minimum of 6 months with your current employer. The annual income requirements are as follows: # of persons Annual Income 1 $29,600 2 $33,800 3 $38,050 4 $42,
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Springburne At Polaris Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,007
300 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,011
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,352
800 sqft
Springburne at Polaris is the perfect place to call home in Columbus, Ohio. Commuting is made easy with our close proximity to Interstate 71 and Lazelle Road. Residents can discover inviting eateries, exhilarating entertainment attractions, thrilling outdoor parks, and alluring shops all around our beautiful community. We invite you to check out our pet-friendly community for yourself and discover all the great places to explore nearby.
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Karric Place of Dublin Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
9 Units Available
Studio
$925
300 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,030
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,208
900 sqft
Karric Place of Dublin offers conveniently located Dublin apartment living just minutes from I-270, Route 33, and the Tuttle Crossing Mall. Karric Place of Dublin is rich in amenities, with two resort style pools with sundecks, a fitness center, three on-site laundry facilities, and 24-hour emergency maintenance services. Our friendly management and maintenance teams are here to ensure you always feel at home. Our Dublin location means you're never far from shopping, dining, and entertainment choices. Come home to your fabulous apartment at Karric Place of Dublin!
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Stone Lodge Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$790
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$895
880 sqft
Located right by I-70 and Big Walnut Creek. Stylish homes have carpet, kitchen appliances, garbage disposal and walk-in closets. Residents have use of a pool with sundeck, a playground and a dog park.
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Abbot's Cove Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,019
850 sqft
Location is everything, so why compromise when it comes to your apartment? Abbot's Cove gives you the best of both worlds -- a cozy place to call home at a price point that won't break the bank. Located in Marble Cliff Crossing, Abbot's Cove features one-bedroom flats and two-bedroom flats and townhomes. You'll be sure to find the perfect place to make your own! The apartments at Abbot's Cove feature all the space you need, plus some! You'll find plenty of storage in your walk-in closets and free garages. Ready to see yourself here? Contact our leasing team today!
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Alkire Gate Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,005
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,115
996 sqft
Alkire Gate doesn't feel like your standard box of apartments -- the one and two bedroom ranch-style homes are perfect to add your own touch to. Every apartment has its own entrance and patio space, where you can house your favorite plants or sit outside after a long day. You'll feel right at home in no time here. The closets and bathrooms are spacious, and the vaulted ceilings add an elegant touch to your home. You'll enjoy neighborhood conveniences like doorstep recycling and optional detached garages to keep your car cozy in the cold Ohio winter. Contact our leasing team today to find your perfect place!
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Enclave at Albany Park Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$895
514 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
949 sqft
The word home takes on new meaning at Enclave at Albany Park. Situated only 14 miles northeast of downtown Columbus, within the Premier New Albany School District our contemporary apartments for rent in Westerville, OH, are the perfect place to unwind and recharge. Set on lush grounds near the trails and lakes of Blendon Woods Metro Park, our community offers charming studio, one, and two bedroom floor plans. Hop on Highway 161 for a short drive to Mount Carmel St. Ann's or Otterbein University. In the summers, work on your tan on the sundeck surrounding the resort-style swimming pool. If you are ready to upgrade your lifestyle, make your move to Enclave at Albany Park.
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Bridgestone Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
5 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,003
880 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,073
993 sqft
Welcome to Bridgestone Apartment Homes, where your one- or two-bedroom garden-style apartment home awaits you. It’s not about finding a place to sleep, but finding a place you’ll love to call home. At Bridgestone, we have the features and amenities you’ve been looking for, in the area where you want to live and all for an affordable price. Bridgestone is located in the vibrant Hilliard area which allows its residents to enjoy easy access to the recently renovated Hilliard Rome Road and the ever-growing Hilliard business community. Our apartments come with full-size W/D connections, fully-equipped kitchens, spacious closets, plush carpets, blinds and more! Our professional management team is dedicated to helping residents experience luxury living by offering superior customer service. We welcome you to experience the best living in Hilliard at Bridgestone Apartment Homes!
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Gravity Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$905
422 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,355
733 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,985
1060 sqft
Located just moments from downtown Columbus in the unique community of Franklinton, Gravity offers a truly exceptional living experience. Equipped with studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments, Gravity also offers amenities such as an outdoor movie wall and resident programming based on wellness. At Gravity, you will truly be inspired to live a life of fulfillment as you meet and interact with your neighbors in a multitude of cool meeting spaces. With Roosevelt Coffee, COVA Cowork, Train Axon and Taft's Brewpourium right below, you will never run out of things and people to enjoy.
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Whispering Oaks Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
20 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$735
552 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$920
760 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,199
912 sqft
Our quiet community will surprise you with its mature landscaping and exceptional service. Whispering Oaks offers one, two and three bedroom garden style apartment homes that feature fully equipped kitchens, ceiling fans, private patios and balconies, air conditioning and more. While you are here you can enjoy our on-site laundry facilities. We welcome your pets as well. Our friendly staff invites you to be our guest and explore all that Whispering Oaks has to offer.
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Steeplechase Village Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
13 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$910
1200 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,060
1300 sqft
4 Bedrooms
$1,325
2000 sqft
Steeplechase Village offers so much more than a standard apartment home. This upgraded lifestyle destination in southern Columbus and throughout Ohio, brings you more space and better living. With plenty of room to roam indoors and out, find more than you expected in our pet-friendly two, three and four bedroom townhomes and single family homes. From our community’s rolling greenspaces to your home’s cozy fireplace, everything about Steeplechase Village represents the lifestyle you crave.
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Out of Town Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,015
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,243
668 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Out of Town is our newest community in the Franklinton Arts District. Featuring one and two bedroom apartment homes that include on-site parking, washer/dryers and modern finishes. Our unique community adds to the revitalization of Franklinton, where art lovers can visit local galleries at Columbus Idea Foundry and Glass Axis, walk to local dining and entertainment at BrewDog, Strongwater, and Land Grant. Enjoy weekends and events at Scioto Mile along the Scioto River! Great location, minutes from Downtown and conveniently located near 315 and 70
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Westerville Park Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
Contact for Availability
1 Bedroom
$815
585 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$915
700 sqft
Close to Morse Center Shopping Center. All apartments offer contemporary kitchens with ceramic tiles and granite counters, and large bedrooms with wood floors and spacious closets. Ample parking for residents and guests.
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Timber Trail Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
Contact for Availability
2 Bedrooms
$995
1000 sqft
Spacious and affordable two-bedroom brick townhomes with stainless steel appliances, cherry-finished cabinets and granite countertops. Minutes from Easton, steps from COTA bus line. A secluded feeling nestled in amongst the surrounding woodlands.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Columbus?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Columbus is $1,217.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Columbus?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Columbus is $1,412.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Columbus?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Columbus is $1,661.
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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Columbus, OH

Finding cheap apartments in Columbus takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Columbus by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Columbus in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Columbus.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Columbus. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Columbus.