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71 Cheap Apartments for rent in Columbus, OH

Last updated November 18 at 4:15am UTC
King Avenue Apartments
1428 King Avenue
Columbus, OH
Updated November 18 at 2:08am UTC
Studio
$689
1 Bedroom
$749
Century City Apartments
6300 Century City S
Columbus, OH
Updated November 18 at 1:32am UTC
1 Bedroom
$575
2 Bedrooms
$640
Winterwood Apartments
4388 Walford Street
Columbus, OH
Updated November 17 at 10:33am UTC
1 Bedroom
$550
2 Bedrooms
$645
Tall Oaks
2300 Fitzroy Pl S
Columbus, OH
Updated November 17 at 10:33am UTC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$640
2 Bedrooms
$690
Winterwood Gardens
1980 Belcher Drive
Columbus, OH
Updated November 17 at 10:33am UTC
Studio
$430
1 Bedroom
$550
2 Bedrooms
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East Worthington Village
869 East Dublin Granville Road
Columbus, OH
Updated November 17 at 10:33am UTC
1 Bedroom
$575
2 Bedrooms
$720
Hampton Woods
2819 E Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus, OH
Updated November 17 at 8:20pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$660
Meadowood
1248 Warble Drive
Columbus, OH
Updated November 18 at 12:09am UTC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$610
2 Bedrooms
$759
Ridgewood (OH)
3616 Hogans Run Road
Columbus, OH
Updated November 18 at 12:31am UTC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$695
2 Bedrooms
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Hidden Creek
4800 Hall Road
Columbus, OH
Updated November 18 at 4:15am UTC
1 Bedroom
$706
2 Bedrooms
$790
3 Bedrooms
$1,101
Schrock Park
1779 Schrock Rd
Columbus, OH
Updated November 18 at 12:25am UTC
1 Bedroom
$695
Lindendale
3554 Lindendale Drive
Columbus, OH
Updated November 18 at 12:17am UTC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$625
2 Bedrooms
$775
Clintonville Commons
4030 N High St
Columbus, OH
Updated November 18 at 1:53am UTC
1 Bedroom
$619
2 Bedrooms
$809
Summit Park Apartments
4370 Lemarie Ct
Columbus, OH
Updated October 29 at 11:51pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$575
2 Bedrooms
$670
3 Bedrooms
$855
4991 Arbor Village Dr
Sharon Heights
Columbus, OH
Updated November 18 at 1:34am UTC
1 Bedroom
$650
2903 E 9th Ave
Columbus
Columbus, OH
Updated November 18 at 1:32am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$600
1777 E Livingston Ave
Driving Park
Columbus, OH
Updated November 18 at 1:32am UTC
1 Bedroom
$625

November 2018 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2018 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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November 2018 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2018 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 rents declined slightly over the past month

Columbus rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but have increased marginally by 0.8% 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 0.6%, but trails the national average of 1.1%.

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, 6 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.6% 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, Westerville is the most expensive of all Ohio's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,190; of the 10 largest Ohio cities that we have data for, 4 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Dublin experiencing the fastest decline (-1.6%).
  • Westerville, Lakewood, and Cincinnati have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.1%, 1.6%, and 1.0%, respectively).

Columbus rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Columbus, a few other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Columbus is still more affordable than most similar cities across the country.

  • Columbus' median two-bedroom rent of $950 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.1% over the past year compared to the 0.8% increase in Columbus.
  • While Columbus' rents rose marginally over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 1.3%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbus than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, 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 -0.2% 0.8%
Dublin $870 $1,130 -0.7% -1.6%
Westerville $920 $1,190 -1.6% 4.1%
Reynoldsburg $790 $1,010 0.3% 2.6%
Grove City $860 $1,110 0.0% 5.8%
Hilliard $740 $950 -1.5% 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.