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415 Apartments for rent in Columbus, OH

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Merion Village
1 Unit Available
212 E Moler Street
212 E Moler St, Columbus, OH
2 Bedrooms
2016 sqft
Beautifully restored 1/2 double on a Moler Street. Close to High Street. less than 1/2 mile to Schiller Park.
Last updated November 21 at 09:05pm
Olde Town East
1 Unit Available
472 S Ohio Ave
472 South Ohio Avenue, Columbus, OH
3 Bedrooms
1240 sqft
3 bedroom, 1.5 bath located Near Old Town East.
Last updated November 21 at 07:36pm
1 Unit Available
83 E Como Avenue
83 East Como Avenue, Columbus, OH
4 Bedrooms
3700 sqft
Over 3700 sq ft of 100% renovated home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & skylights . Close to High Street shopping and bus line. A dramatic 2nd floor owners suite with a walk in closet and master bath.
Last updated November 21 at 07:36pm
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 November 21 at 09:05pm
Central Hilltop
1 Unit Available
146 Wrexham Avenue
146 Wrexham Avenue, Columbus, OH
2 Bedrooms
918 sqft
Great 2 bedroom and 1 bath home that has been updated. Has off street parking and sits next to beautiful Wrexham Park. Rent includes water. Tenant pays gas and electric.
Last updated November 21 at 09:05pm
Indianola Terrace
1 Unit Available
1682-1684 N 4th St - 1684 B
1682 N 4th St, Columbus, OH
2 Bedrooms
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment for rent. Located close to OSU campus, downtown, conference center and highways/public transit. The apartment features an updated kitchen and large balcony. On site laundry, shared with 1 other unit.
Last updated November 21 at 09:05pm
Holly Hill
1 Unit Available
1144 Farmhurst - 1
1144 Farmhurst Ct, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
590 sqft
55+ community. Mini blinds throughout. All electric. A/C and Heat. Wall to wall carpet except in Bathroom/Kitchen/entry which is vinyl flooring. Laundry and pool on site. Conveniently located within banking and shopping.
Last updated November 21 at 07:35pm
Governours Square
1 Unit Available
1231 Old Henderson Square
1231 Olde Henderson Sq, Columbus, OH
2 Bedrooms
1500 sqft
FOR LEASE. Huge newly remodeled 2 BR, 1 1/2 BA townhomes. 1st FL is refinished concrete, 2nd FL is new carpet. New KT and BA vanity cabinets, tops, sinks, toilets, faucets, and floors.
Last updated November 21 at 07:36pm
Walnut Heights
1 Unit Available
2961 Falcon Bridge Drive
2961 Falcon Bridge Drive, Columbus, OH
4 Bedrooms
1625 sqft
OPEN HOUSE to view the property is every SUNDAY 2-3pm and WEDNESDAY 7-8pm. No appointment required. GREAT HOME ON THE EAST SIDE!!! LOCATED OFF OF CHATTERTON & REFUGEE RD.
Last updated November 21 at 09:05pm
South Central Hilltop
1 Unit Available
973 D Forest Creek Drive East
973 Forest Creek Dr E, Columbus, OH
1 Bedroom
650 sqft
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, private patio
Last updated November 21 at 07:36pm
Central Hilltop
1 Unit Available
309 Martha Avenue
309 Martha Avenue, Columbus, OH
2 Bedrooms
810 sqft
THREE UNITS AVAILABLE - Lovely 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment features nice courtyard, fresh paint, updated kitchen, appliances, updated bathroom and off street parking. Minutes to Downtown on the bus line.
Last updated November 21 at 07:36pm
1 Unit Available
431 W Rich Street
431 W Rich St, Columbus, OH
2 Bedrooms
1021 sqft
River & Rich offers one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and townhouse style apartments. Open floorplans, over-sized windows and modern finishes. Find your perfect fit and discover the perks of living at River & Rich. Immerse yourself in the neighborhood.

Average Rent in Columbus

Last updated Oct. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Columbus is $752, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $969.
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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

November 2019 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2019 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents increased 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 2019 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2019 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents increased 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 increased moderately over the past month

Columbus rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Columbus stand at $752 for a one-bedroom apartment and $969 for a two-bedroom. Columbus' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.2%, 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 1.2% 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, Columbus is the most expensive of all Ohio's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $969; of the 10 largest cities in Ohio that we have data for, Youngstown and Cleveland, where two-bedrooms go for $728 and $792, are the only two major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.8% and -0.7%).
    • Lorain, Columbus, and Springfield have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.8%, 1.6%, and 1.3%, respectively).

    Columbus rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Columbus, a few comparable cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Columbus is still more affordable than most similar cities across the country.

    • Columbus' median two-bedroom rent of $969 is below the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.6% rise in Columbus.
    • While Columbus' rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+4.0%), Dallas (+2.3%), and Atlanta (+1.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbus than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,123, 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.

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