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351 Apartments for rent in Columbus, OH

Downtown Columbus
Tuttle West
East Broad
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Last updated May 24 at 10:24pm
1 Unit Available
79 West Longview Avenue
79 West Longview Avenue, Columbus, OH
4 Bedrooms
3383 sqft
Brick, 4 bedroom duplex in Clintonville completely updated.
Last updated May 24 at 10:25pm
Downtown Columbus
1 Unit Available
300 W Spring Street
300 West Spring Street, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
1921 sqft
Breathtaking views with a full balcony, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath unit offering a private separate owners suite, with private Master Bath with a jacuzzi tub, and an 10x10 sized walk in master closet.
Last updated May 24 at 10:25pm
Downtown Columbus
1 Unit Available
150 E Main Street
150 E Main St, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
653 sqft
Rent this lovely 1 bedroom/1 bath corner unit on the 4th floor of the Hartman building! 12+ month leases preferred. Unit comes with 1 covered parking space in the lot, bike/storage unit available. Stackable washer/dryer in unit.
Last updated May 24 at 10:25pm
King-Lincoln Bronzeville
1 Unit Available
74 N 22nd Street
74 Twenty-Second Street, Columbus, OH
2 Bedrooms
3696 sqft
Fantastic, renovated Olde Town East 2 bedroom, 2 baths multi-level unit located on the 1st floor. This unit features a modern feel with historic charm including exposed brick.
Last updated May 24 at 10:25pm
East Broad
1 Unit Available
42 Hallowell Drive
42 Hallowell, Columbus, OH
2 Bedrooms
1173 sqft
2 bedroom, 2 bath luxury apartment with attached two-car garage and private outdoor patio! Open, bright, cathedral ceilings, separate dining area and large bedrooms. Generous storage space and washer/dryer connections.
Last updated May 24 at 10:25pm
Downtown Columbus
1 Unit Available
609 Oak Street
609 Oak Street, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
1500 sqft
Huge one bedroom condo with high ceilings throughout. Second floor unit with a grand entry on the first floor. This condo is located next to the Topiary Park, and around the corner from downtown, Olde Towne East, German Village and Short North.
Last updated May 24 at 09:28pm
Indiana Forest
1 Unit Available
215 East Lane Avenue - E
215 East Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
3 Bedrooms
800 sqft
Fantastic three (3) bedroom apartment in an UNBEATABLE location on Lane Avenue! Each apartment includes one full bath and one half bath, lots of living space, washer & dryer hookups, central air conditioning and optional off-street parking! For a
Last updated May 24 at 07:04am
Westchester-Green Countrie
1 Unit Available
619 D'lyn Street
619 Dlyn Street, Columbus, OH
2 Bedrooms
1224 sqft
Move in Ready. Large 2 bedroom, 1.5 Bath Brick Townhouse. Finished basement. Washer/Dryer hook-up. Energy Efficient Gas HIVAC. Includes refrigerator, dishwasher, and gas stove, luxury vinyl flooring.
Last updated March 23 at 07:14pm
1 Unit Available
344 East Kelso Road
344 East Kelso Road, Columbus, OH
3 Bedrooms
1176 sqft
Location! Location! Location! Quiet, energy efficient duplex located close to OSU, Clintonville, Freeways, etc. Spacious rooms with hardwood throughout, nice covered front porch and rear deck for cookouts. On street parking.
Last updated May 24 at 09:28pm
1 Unit Available
2881 Bexley Park Road
2881 Bexley Park Road, Columbus, OH
2 Bedrooms
768 sqft
2 bedroom house in central eastmoor. Large fenced in yard. dry basement and partially finished. Florida room/ family room that looks over back yard. beutifuly redone bathroom and kitchen. Move in ready. Pets ok.
Last updated May 24 at 09:28pm
Merion Village
1 Unit Available
257 Southwood Ave
257 Southwood Avenue, Columbus, OH
3 Bedrooms
1000 sqft
Beautifully redone property in Merion Village. Well taken care of and walking distance to tons of local businesses. Info: Rent: $1250 Deposit: $1250 Sqft: 1000 Bed: 3 Bath: 1.
Last updated September 24 at 09:19am
Driving Park
1 Unit Available
1587 Mooberry Street
1587 Mooberry Street, Columbus, OH
3 Bedrooms
1176 sqft
Three Bedroom One Bathroom Half a Double Ready to Move In Today! - This spacious three bedroom unit features a large kitchen, fresh paint, fridge and stove available to use.
Last updated April 17 at 09:49pm
White Ash
1 Unit Available
6713 Lagrange Drive
6713 Lagrange Dr, Columbus, OH
2 Bedrooms
1248 sqft
Not your run of the mill condo in this community! Fully renovated, end unit condo with all new kitchen cabinetry, counter tops, doors, trims, the works. You will fall in love with this home. Welcome home! 1 year lease minimum. $950 deposit.
Last updated May 24 at 10:20pm
1 Unit Available
3890 E Fulton St
3890 Fulton Street, Columbus, OH
2 Bedrooms
1306 sqft
This adorable home is centrally located to everything you need, which means you will spend less time driving and more time living! Minutes from multiple highways mean you are just a short drive away from EVERYTHING.

Median Rent in Columbus

Last updated Apr. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Columbus is $755, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $973.
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City GuideColumbus
There's a road outside Columbus, Ohio feels like I drove along for years. This midwest way of ease, it surrounds us. I can't deny the rhythm here, and as I pull away from riverside beside me, that high street never looked so good." (O.A.R. - "Road Outside Columbus").

Who likes Trivia? Name the capital of Ohio, the largest city in Ohio, and the Spanish explorer that discovered Cuba in 1492. Columbus, Columbus, Columbus! But who ever talks about Christopher Columbus anymore? Around here, it’s all about OSU football. You had better start sporting Buckeye colors before rolling into this town.

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Cheetah on display at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus

Apartment Search Pointers

Buckeye Rush The best time to find a Columbus apartment? May. As OSU students migrate, graduate, and move on, the trendiest, least expensive, and most convenient apartments will become available. Be sure to snatch them up before summer ends and the Buckeyes rush back into town for a new semester.

Pets Columbus apartment complexes favor cats over dogs. Unfortunately for the canine compassionate, having a dog will drastically limit your apartment options in most urban areas. Also, be prepared to pay pet rent on top of an often non-refundable pet deposit.

The Lease Most apartments require an initial 12-month lease. However, this is balanced with relatively low and refundable deposits... a luxury that many cities don't enjoy.

Navigating Columbus Neighborhoods

Whether you're an east coast urbanite or a product of cow-town upbringing, Columbus, Ohio might be a bit of a culture shock. But never fear, I've put together a simple city guide right here:

Downtown: Where the tall buildings live. It's the heart, the epicenter, the big shebang of Columbus. Here you will find an incredibly diverse selection of employers, plenty of great happy hour spots, various festivals and events, incredibly overpriced eats, and swanky city living rentals.

Arena District: Where the football fans live. Come here to watch local games in the Nationwide Arena, or head over to one of the many sports bars to cheer on your favorite team in a lively atmosphere of plasma TV's, quality brews, and raving-mad Buckeye fans. Modern apartments overlook downtown, located just one mile away, offering great skyline views and a myriad of businesses and nightlife within walking and biking distance.

Short North: Where the fabulous live. This district is known for its art galleries, murals, gay bars and quirky cafes. While it caters to the gay community, Short North also attracts a bohemian vibe, with plenty of eccentric street performers, artists, and offbeat events. It hosts the monthly Gallery Hop and the annual Doo Dah Parade, a parody of the traditional American 4th of July parade. Apartment life in this artsy area is the “bee’s knees”… knee deep in character and creativity. Apartments range from modern flats to village-style townhomes.

South: Where the Germans live. Historically, this area was heavily populated by German immigrants. Today, it is still best-known for the German Village Oktoberfest: a salute to beer, bratwurst, and sauerkraut. Residents enjoy a close proximity to downtown, though; there’re plenty of unique shops, eateries, art galleries and cultural character in their own neck of the woods. German village architecture can be seen in both the houses and apartments around here, giving the area a sort of Pleasantville vibe.

University: Where the tow trucks live. These law-abiding carjackers stalk the streets around OSU, especially during football season, and will pounce on your beloved vehicle the first chance they get. For this reason, be sure to snag an apartment with sufficient parking. Tow trucks aside, this area offers a great life for the fast-paced: there’s tailgating, frat parties, shopping and dining, lots of bars, an incredible underground music scene, and the bastion of arts and culture known as the Wexner Center. Also known as the "student ghetto", the affordability of this area makes for a shady, punk vibe that rubs many people the wrong way... but isn't that the point of punk?

Northwest: Where the quiet live. Looking to retreat into peaceful-open-space-suburbia-land? Head northwest into the neighborhoods of Grandview Heights, Upper Arlington, Dublin, and Hillard: All of the neigborhoods are a bit pricey.

Northeast: Where the nostalgic live. Is old town scenery what you're looking for? This area is made up of unique American architecture that spans various styles and historic eras. New Albany, Gahanna, and the wonderful Westerville neighborhoods are all popular locations for home seekers.

How to Get By in Columbus

Get a car. If you are moving from a place like New York, then public transportation here will seem like a cruel joke. If you are moving from a sprawling city like Los Angeles or San Antonio, then it might not seem too bad. Either way, life will be easier with your own ride.... especially in winter, when cold weather can make even the most convenient neighborhoods a harsh place to walk, bike, or wait for a bus.

Become a Buckeyes fan. The easiest way to make friends in Columbus: Just put on the OSU colors (which are gray and scarlet, not red) and scream "O.H." You will hear an "I.O." echoing back at you with instant, effortless comradery. And, should you dare support an out-of-state team at the local sports bars, you’d better keep your voice down and have an escape plan.

Count Your Vices. Cigarette smoking laws are very strict in Columbus, the bars close at 2 a.m., and you can only buy beer from 1 p.m. to midnight on Sundays. For those not used to having the government regulate their bad habits, this surprise can be both shocking and annoying.

Scrape the surface. Many people move here from big, big cities, drive down High Street, drink at Oktoberfest, and then claim that there's nothing else to do. Despite all the live music, festivals, and football games, they say, "Columbus sucks." Columbus residents say, "Columbus sucks because you suck." This affectionate phrase is now the title of an underground flyer/event calendar that comes out once a month. If you're into radical art shows, offensive comedy, noisy hardcore punk, ambient, drone, tribal and grind music, then this flyer is for you!

That about wraps it up. The most difficult step of any journey is the first, and with just one step at a time is the arduous journey completed. Now go forth, just as Christopher Columbus did, for you have some serious exploring to do.

-By Katy Comal

May 2020 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2020 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents remained steady 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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May 2020 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2020 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents remained steady 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 held steady over the past month

Columbus rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up slightly by 1.3% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Columbus stand at $755 for a one-bedroom apartment and $973 for a two-bedroom. Columbus' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.5%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

    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, 8 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.5% 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, Columbus is the most expensive of all Ohio's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $973; of the 10 largest cities in Ohio that we have data for, Cleveland and Youngstown, where two-bedrooms go for $780 and $726, are the only two major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-2.7% and -0.3%).
    • Akron, Springfield, and Hamilton have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.0%, 3.0%, and 2.1%, respectively).

    Columbus rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

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

    • Columbus' median two-bedroom rent of $973 is below the national average of $1,196. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.3% rise in Columbus.
    • While Columbus' rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including San Francisco (-0.3%) and Atlanta (-0.2%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbus than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,094, 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.

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    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.


    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Columbus’ results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Columbus renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment Lis...

    View full Columbus Renter Survey

    Here’s how Columbus ranks on:

    Overall satisfaction
    Safety and crime rate
    Jobs and career opportunities
    Recreational activities
    Quality of schools
    Social Life
    Commute time
    State and local taxes
    Public transit

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Columbus’ results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Columbus renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above-average scores."

    Key Findings in Columbus include the following:

    • Columbus renters gave their city a C+ overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Columbus were pet-friendliness and job and career opportunities, which both received A grades.
    • The biggest area of concern to Columbus renters is weather, which received a score of C.
    • Columbus millennials are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of C+.
    • Columbus earned similar scores compared to other Ohio cities like Cleveland (C) and Cincinnati (C+), but earned higher marks than Dayton (F).
    • Columbus did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Austin (A-), Phoenix (B-) and Chicago (B-).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "It’s a great city with big city entertainment and small city safety and traffic." -Anon.
    • "I love how many things there are to do, but the cost of living is high." -Julie H.
    • "There’s always something to do and nothing is too far away. Great communities with friendly people." -Karl D.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in Columbus?
    In Columbus, the median rent is $638 for a studio, $755 for a 1-bedroom, $973 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,251 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Columbus, check out our monthly Columbus Rent Report.
    What are the most popular neighborhoods in Columbus?
    Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Columbus include Downtown Columbus, Tuttle West, East Broad, Northgate, and Northern Woods.
    How pet-friendly is Columbus?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Columbus received a letter grade of A for pet-friendliness.
    What is the job market like in Columbus?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Columbus received a letter grade of A for satisfaction with jobs and career opportunities.
    How good are the schools in Columbus?
    Columbus renters gave their city a letter grade of B+ when asked to rate their satisfaction with schools in the area. To see how Columbus did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What is social life like in Columbus?
    Columbus renters gave their city a letter grade of A- when asked to rate their satisfaction with social life and dating opportunities. To see how Columbus did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Columbus?
    Some of the colleges located in the Columbus area include Columbus College of Art and Design, Franklin University, Ohio Dominican University, Ohio State University-Main Campus, and Mount Carmel College of Nursing. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Columbus?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Columbus from include Westerville, Dublin, Hilliard, Reynoldsburg, and Gahanna.

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