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494 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 >
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Orleans
5199 Edwards Farms Rd
Columbus, OH | Dexter Falls
1 Bedroom
$1,016
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,212
915 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 9:51 PM
Take a Virtual Tour Now!An Edwards Community A rare find... an entire community where no one lives above or below you!Orleans Apartments & Townhomes, an Edwards Community, offers you everything you need for today’s busy lifestyle, while surrounding you with the charm of a peaceful neighborhood in the Big Easy. The distinctive New Orleans inspired architecture and innovative floorplans are unique to the Columbus and Dublin area. Experience the luxury that our spacious one bedroom ranch-style and two bedroom apartments and townhomes have to offer. Nestled in the heart of Tuttle Crossing and conveniently located minutes from Old Dublin, you'll enjoy local dining, shopping and the exciting festivities this town has to offer!
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8 Units Available
Gateway Apartment Homes
3345 E 7th Ave
Columbus, OH
Studio
$629
326 sqft
1 Bedroom
$629
546 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$766
756 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 9:50 PM
A new concept in affordable apartment living. Designed to be a home, not just another place to live. You'll have all the features you want at an affordable price when you choose Gateway Apartment Homes.Pick from one, two, or three-bedroom models, each with new interiors. There are three styles to choose from. All are spacious and require only your personal touches to make the perfect home.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.
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26 Units Available
Collier Park
2201 Collier Crst
Columbus, OH | Stonebridge
1 Bedroom
$945
690 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$980
885 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 9:50 PM
It’s time to love where you live! Located in Grove City, OH, Collier Park Apartment Homes offer a variety of must-have features and amenities. Our apartments feature balconies and patios with terrific views, spacious fully-equipped kitchens and dining rooms, walk-in closets, and washer and dryer connections. Take advantage of our amazing swimming pool and sundeck, complimentary package receiving, inviting community clubhouse, and much more. Plus, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’ll be taken care of by our on-site maintenance and management teams. Tour our one and two-bedroom options and choose the space that matches your lifestyle. We’re just 8 miles southwest of Downtown Columbus! Head into the city for all kinds of fun—visit Green Lawn Abbey, walk through beautiful Schiller Park, grab a drink and play old school arcade games at 16-Bit Bar + Arcade, shop at Pearl Market or catch a show at the Ohio Theatre! Near home, visit Gardens at Gantz Farm, shop Parkway Centre-North Shoppin
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24 Units Available
Avalon Oaks
1820 Holt Rd
Columbus, OH | Holt-Alkire
1 Bedroom
$995
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,265
1070 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,720
1508 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 9:49 PM
Find the luxury and comfort you've been looking for in your newly remodeled apartment home here in scenic Southwest Columbus, OH! Avalon Oaks offers a range of spectacular apartment features and amazing community amenities. In your new home, you’ll find beautiful 9-ft ceilings, cozy fireplaces, private balconies and much more. Take advantage of amenities like our refreshing swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, inviting community clubhouse with coffee station and TV, and complimentary package receiving. We have six unique floor plans for you to explore—discover your future abode at Avalon Oaks! Avalon Oaks puts you just 12 miles from the heart of downtown Columbus! Whether you’re staying close to home or venturing into the city, there’s plenty of entertainment options for you to take advantage of. Downtown, visit the Kelton House Museum and Garden, enjoy nature at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, walk around the Short North Arts District or grab a bite to eat at
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Stone Lodge Apartments
5125 Cedar Dr
Columbus, OH | Pine Hills
1 Bedroom
$725
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$780
880 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 9:49 PM
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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17 Units Available
The Chelsea
4120 Quentin Blvd
Columbus, OH | Preserve South
1 Bedroom
$1,030
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
1007 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 9:49 PM
Luxurious living is what you’ll discover at The Chelsea, a beautiful apartment home community in northeast Columbus, OH! Get the most out of your home with an array of must-have features and amenities. You’ll absolutely love our gorgeous hardwood-style flooring, open-concept kitchen with black appliance package, private balcony or patio, and more. Take advantage of our amazing amenities including refreshing pool with plenty of room for lounging, fitness center, tanning bed, and coffee station. You’re sure to find your perfect space with our selection of one and two-bedroom floor plan options. Our community is a quick drive to Downtown Columbus—we’re located just 13 miles away! There’s plenty to do in the city and locally. Downtown, visit the historic Ohio Theatre, dine at Milestone 229, shop Pearl Market or Lennox Town Center, or stop by the Columbus Museum of Art. Near home, catch a movie at Cinemark Movies 16, grab a bite at The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek, golf at New Albany Country C
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15 Units Available
Heathermoor Apartments
2645 Hard Rd
Columbus, OH | Foxboro
1 Bedroom
$1,010
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
950 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 9:49 PM
Near local stores and restaurants. Easy access to the Outerbelt surrounding Columbus. Amenities on site include a clubhouse, swimming pool and Wi-Fi. Apartments have their own patio/balcony and have been recently renovated.
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10 Units Available
Saw Mill Village Apartments
6900 Sawmill Village Dr
Columbus, OH | Brookside Woods
1 Bedroom
$985
897 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,290
1171 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,385
1273 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 9:49 PM
One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments available. Several shopping and dining options are nearby, and Brookside Woods are located past the community's lake. Yoga studio and fitness center on-site.
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12 Units Available
Latitude Five25
525 Sawyer Blvd
Columbus, OH | Mount Vernon
1 Bedroom
$749
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$860
730 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 9:48 PM
This Mount Vernon community is nestled between Interstates 670 and 71, so finding entertainment is easy. Back home, though, there's a clubhouse, swimming pool and gym. Units have walk-in closets.
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9 Units Available
303
303 South Front Street
Columbus, OH | Downtown Columbus
Studio
$795
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,095
648 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,555
1020 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 9:48 PM
303 provides brand new living in the heart of Downtown Columbus that is unlike any other. It’s a sleek, modern building married with Borror’s boutique styling, offering a rooftop sundeck with a kitchenette, state of the art security system, secured on-site parking, and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows. With a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, there’s something for everyone. Within the RiverSouth district, you will be just blocks from jobs, entertainment, shopping, and the parks, trails and civic spaces of the revitalized Scioto Mile, Bicentennial Park and Columbus Commons. 303 is offering fully integrated smart apartments, including smart locks, thermostats, lights, and more! Schedule a tour today and see everything that sets us apart.
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15 Units Available
The View at Polaris
601 Flarestar Ave
Columbus, OH | Polaris South
1 Bedroom
$1,016
596 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,335
1062 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 9:48 PM
Close to the freeway and South Old State Road. Near nightlife and shopping. Ample community amenities including a saltwater pool, electric car charging area and sunning deck. Nine-foot ceilings and stainless steel appliances in homes.
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1 Unit Available
Affordable Housing - Career Gateway Homes
755 East Whittier Street
Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$690
702 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated June 14 at 9:48 PM
Conveniently located in the Southside of Columbus, Career Gateway Homes (Affordable Housing) offers moderately priced 1 and 2-bedroom apartment homes and 3-bedroom townhomes. Your future new home is well-appointed with modern finishes and amenities to suit any lifestyle! Our community offers a 2400 square foot innovative workforce training room where community partners will host tailored workshops for all members of the community. Find yourself attending a meeting, getting fit in our 24-hour fitness center or enjoying time with your children at the playground. At Career Gateway Homes you will discover a sense of community that will have you feeling right at home.
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10 Units Available
Highpoint on Columbus Commons
190 S High St
Columbus, OH | Downtown Columbus
Studio
$1,024
554 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,558
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,682
1186 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 9:48 PM
Minutes from downtown Columbus and Columbus Commons Park. An updated community. Short-term leases and furnished apartments available. Premium finishes throughout. On-site clubhouse and business center. Lots of storage.
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6 Units Available
Stafford House
7600 Huntington Park Dr STE. 101
Columbus, OH | Crosswoods
1 Bedroom
$1,030
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
1037 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 9:47 PM
Newly built and close to everything, Stafford House offers residents a lifestyle of luxury and convenience, Ideally situated near I-270 and Route 23 in the Worthington School District, Stafford House is just minutes from Polaris Fashion Place and the most upscale dining, entertainment and shopping in Central Ohio. After a day of work or a night of fun, residents come home to a grill and fire pit lounge, putting green and a dog park. Residents also love the beautiful courtyard, fun monthly resident events, and our professional and friendly management team that is completely dedicated to creating an enjoyable rental experience.
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6 Units Available
Lake Club at Polaris
1038 Bayridge Drive
Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
$1,015
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
844 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 9:46 PM
Located close to I-71 and I-270. On-site locker system for deliveries, fitness center and Starbucks coffee bar. Updated interiors with fashionable features. Garden-style community with a lake.
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6 Units Available
Sanctuary Village
149 Sanctuary Village Dr
Columbus, OH | Springbourne
1 Bedroom
$975
604 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
890 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 9:45 PM
Your home should be your oasis, a little bit of peace in the turbulence of modern life. Sanctuary Village offers one and two bedroom apartments that provide just that. With upgraded finishes available, every spacious floor plan allows you to make the apartment into a true home. Luxury services like doorstep recycling cap off the list of reasons why you'll never want to leave. Located in the historic suburb of Worthington, Sanctuary Village is exactly where you want to be. Shopping, restaurants, gyms, and more are all around the corner from this friendly neighborhood. Your little piece of paradise awaits. Contact our leasing team today to secure your apartment!
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6 Units Available
The Bradford At Easton
4150 Silver Springs Ln
Columbus, OH | Strawberry Farms
1 Bedroom
$925
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,255
937 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated June 14 at 9:44 PM
These luxury apartments are perfectly located for access to Downtown Columbus and the I-270, and feature wood-finish flooring, breakfast bar and lofty ceilings. Community benefits include high-speed internet, on-site management, clubhouse and fitness studio.
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42 Units Available
Sawmill Crossing
6700 Allister Way
Columbus, OH | Don Scott
1 Bedroom
$929
556 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,059
998 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 6:29 PM
At Sawmill Crossing, your options are endless– one or two bedrooms, furnished or unfurnished, a short or long-term lease– the choice is yours. We also offer controlled-access buildings, elevators, a swimming pool and 24-hour fitness center in a pet-friendly environment. Located in the prestigious Dublin community, served by Dublin City Schools, residents also enjoy easy access to Sawmill Road, Tuttle Crossing, and the growing Dublin business community. With so much shopping, dining and entertainment just minutes away plus a professional management team dedicated to your happiness, you’ll love calling Sawmill Crossing home. Furnished apartments available!
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20 Units Available
The Yardley
122 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, OH | Olde Town East
Studio
$995
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,095
668 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
1136 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 6:25 PM
The Yardley is an upscale and urban residence situated within the charming, Olde Towne East community. As a resident you will have access to lifestyle amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center, inviting lobby with gourmet coffee bar, secure package lockers, valet trash service, and attached parking garage. The Yardley is comprised of a variety of unique floor plans including studios, one, two and three bedrooms. Your beautifully designed home features an open floor plan with a sleek and functional kitchen, luxurious bathroom, washer & dryer, and spacious living/dining area. The light and airy interior boasts 9 ft ceilings, stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. Most homes open to a private balcony or patio perfect for entertaining. Experience breath taking views of downtown Columbus from our roof top patios in our Penthouse Suites. A unique and diverse historic neighborhood moments from shops, eateries and entertainment. This home encompasses all the best of city living.
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33 Units Available
Olentangy Village
2907 N High St
Columbus, OH
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$949
700 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 6:17 PM
Welcome to Olentangy Village Apartments, a residential community located in the highly sought-after Clintonville community. Olentangy Village features studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. An ideal location within walking distance to grocery, dining and entertainment options and just 1.2 miles from OSU’s campus! Our spacious layouts, amenities and exceptional service will welcome you home! Contact our friendly, professional leasing team to schedule a tour today!
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10 Units Available
Wesbury Park
6667 Wesbury Park Ave
Columbus, OH | Don Scott
1 Bedroom
$995
778 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
1053 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 6:09 PM
Welcome to your new home at Wesbury Park in Columbus, OH! Wesbury Park offers all the rewards and comforts of high-class living. Whether it be a relaxing night of beautiful Columbus views or a night out on the town, Wesbury Park gives you the neighborhood you're looking for at the price you want. We offer pet-friendly, 1 & 2 bedroom floor plans just minutes from Columbus's finest shopping and dining, you get the benefits of city living, combined with comforting amenities. Check out our photo gallery for a digital tour of Wesbury Park Apartments and see for yourself why you should call our community your home!
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44 Units Available
Whispering Oaks
4314 Dresden St
Columbus, OH | Maize-Morse
1 Bedroom
$675
552 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$970
760 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,199
912 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 6:01 PM
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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6 Units Available
Bridgestone
2640 Lakebridge Ln
Columbus, OH | Sweetwater
1 Bedroom
$956
880 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,021
1080 sqft
Last updated June 14 at 6:01 PM
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9 Units Available
The Lakes Of Olentangy
396 Summerwind Ln
Columbus, OH | Olentangy
1 Bedroom
$899
615 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated June 14 at 5:38 PM
DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK WE HAVE SUSPENDED ALL FACE-TO-FACE TOURS OF THE COMMUNITY AT THIS TIME. However, we would still love to show off our community by offering video tours. Future residents can submit applications and sign leases digitally as well. We value our residents, potential residents and associates, so we are taking extra precautions to assure that all parties remain safe and healthy. Contact us today to schedule your video tour! The Lakes of Olentangy is an outstanding community of 282 one and two-bedroom gardens and two-bedroom townhomes. Ideally located off SR-23 in Columbus’ north quadrant, The Lakes of Olentangy is close to major thoroughfares, the most upscale shopping in the region, and many major business centers.
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What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Columbus?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Columbus is $1,077.
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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.