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59 Cheap Apartments for rent in Columbus, OH

Last updated January 22 at 12:45pm UTC
Tall Oaks
2300 Fitzroy Pl S
Columbus, OH
Updated January 22 at 10:32am UTC
Studio
$405
1 Bedroom
$595
2 Bedrooms
$670
East Worthington Village
869 East Dublin Granville Road
Columbus, OH
Updated January 22 at 10:32am UTC
1 Bedroom
$585
2 Bedrooms
$730
Winterwood Gardens
1980 Belcher Drive
Columbus, OH
Updated January 22 at 10:32am UTC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$570
2 Bedrooms
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Winterwood Apartments
4388 Walford Street
Columbus, OH
Updated January 22 at 10:32am UTC
1 Bedroom
$555
2 Bedrooms
$645
Hampton Woods
2819 E Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus, OH
Updated January 22 at 7:56am UTC
1 Bedroom
$685
Clintonville Commons
4030 N High St
Columbus, OH
Updated January 22 at 12:45pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$639
2 Bedrooms
$839
Ravine Bluff
5454 Ponderosa Dr
Columbus, OH
Updated January 22 at 7:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$725
Century City Apartments
6300 Century City S
Columbus, OH
Updated January 22 at 12:28pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$575
2 Bedrooms
$640
Meadowood
1248 Warble Drive
Columbus, OH
Updated January 22 at 6:31am UTC
Studio
$499
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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King Avenue Apartments
1428 King Avenue
Columbus, OH
Updated January 22 at 12:25pm UTC
Studio
$699
1 Bedroom
$759
Amesbury Apartments
3155 Harshman Dr
Columbus, OH
Updated January 19 at 12:41am UTC
Studio
$529
1 Bedroom
$669
2 Bedrooms
$779
Parkville Apartments
2346 Parkgreen Pl
Columbus, OH
Updated January 19 at 12:41am UTC
Studio
$559
1 Bedroom
$669
Winthrop Court
2531 Arborview Drive
Columbus, OH
Updated January 19 at 12:41am UTC
Studio
$619
1 Bedroom
$759
2 Bedrooms
$879
West of Eastland
3752 Knightsway Lane
Columbus, OH
Updated January 19 at 12:41am UTC
Studio
$537
1 Bedroom
$630
2 Bedrooms
$759
Larkspur
5350 Jasmine Ln
Columbus, OH
Updated January 19 at 12:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$699
Plumwood
1050 Plumrose Dr
Columbus, OH
Updated January 19 at 12:41am UTC
Studio
$549
1 Bedroom
$639
2 Bedrooms
$799
Woodlands
5354 Deerbrook Ln
Columbus, OH
Updated January 19 at 12:40am UTC
Studio
$549
1 Bedroom
$654
2 Bedrooms
$819
Springwood
5470 Yellowbud Drive
Columbus, OH
Updated January 19 at 12:40am UTC
Studio
$549
1 Bedroom
$699
2 Bedrooms
$799
Annhurst
4957 Clancy Court
Columbus, OH
Updated January 19 at 12:40am UTC
Studio
$594
1 Bedroom
$699

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.