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Last updated December 6 2019 at 3:16 PM

141 Apartments for rent in Columbia, SC

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The Congaree Vista
Olympia
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Last updated December 6 at 03:01pm
The Congaree Vista
26 Units Available
Vista Towers
2001 Vista Towers Drive, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,029
894 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,126
1167 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,321
1200 sqft
Located conveniently close to I-126. Units feature hardwood floors, a patio or balcony, and laundry. Residents enjoy communal amenities like parking and a dog park, as well as a pool, sauna and gym.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:43pm
14 Units Available
Peachtree Place
200 Berryhill Rd, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$735
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$809
1031 sqft
Pet-friendly homes with eat-in kitchens, vinyl flooring, and plush carpeting. Resident amenities include a clubhouse, a pool, and a playground. Close to I-20 and I-26.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:37pm
20 Units Available
Varia at Oakcrest
1310 Oakcrest Dr, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$835
862 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$950
1202 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,125
1347 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Varia at Oakcrest in Columbia. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Last updated December 6 at 01:22pm
21 Units Available
Providence Park
261 Business Park Blvd, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$895
898 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,019
1163 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,189
1366 sqft
Providence Park Apartments allow you to experience the best of both worlds. Minutes away from the vibrant Downtown Columbia scene, your apartment provides a peaceful retreat with designer features and finishes.
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Last updated December 6 at 12:26pm
Woodfield
9 Units Available
The Arbors at Windsor Lake
8720 Windsor Lake Blvd, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$860
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$900
964 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,015
1184 sqft
FIND THE PERFECT FLOOR PLAN Our beautiful apartments have quality options to make you feel at home
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Last updated December 6 at 09:00am
10 Units Available
Waters Edge at Harbison
250 Crossbow Dr, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$830
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$950
1108 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Welcome home to Waters Edge at Harbison in magnificent Columbia, SC. Our beautiful apartment home community is located in the heart of Irmo, just off of James F. Byrnes Expressway.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:43pm
The Congaree Vista
66 Units Available
Sola Station
325 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC
Studio
$1,190
735 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,240
801 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,735
1251 sqft
Sola Station is the newest addition to CanalSide, winner of Coumbia's Best Apartments 2013-2017, according to Free Times. Sola Station offers unmatched views of Columbia, South Carolina's riverfront.
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Last updated December 6 at 12:20pm
The Congaree Vista
46 Units Available
CanalSide Lofts
383 Taylor St, Columbia, SC
Studio
$964
633 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,145
796 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1028 sqft
Adjacent to Riverfront Park and the Three Rivers Greenway in downtown Columbia, CanalSide Lofts is the new way to live. You'll fall in love with the open floor plans, soaring ceilings and spacious interiors of the CanalSide Lofts.
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Last updated December 6 at 03:01pm
23 Units Available
Polo Village
1270 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$842
841 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$975
1232 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,195
1497 sqft
These attractive units are ideal for anyone who wants luxury and convenience. Available in one, two and three bedrooms, these Midtown apartments offer large floor plans, sunrooms and open-plan kitchens.
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Last updated December 6 at 12:47pm
18 Units Available
Companion at the Palms
1155 Clemson Frontage Rd, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$825
806 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$920
1061 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,070
1272 sqft
Welcome To Companion At The Palms\nTake a leisurely stroll through our well-landscaped lawns, and bring Fido along!
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Last updated December 6 at 01:32pm
Downtown
16 Units Available
Capitol Places
1350 Main St, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$905
539 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Capitol Places was formed in 1998 for the purpose of developing, renting, and managing apartments in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. An analysis at the time showed a strong need for downtown living.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:18pm
12 Units Available
Landmark at Pine Court Apartment Homes
3900 Bentley Dr, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$705
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$840
1047 sqft
Beautiful waterfront location, close to Broad River and the River Trail. In-unit amenities include washer/dryer hookup, bathtub, fireplace and walk-in closets. Community offers 24-hour gym, car wash area, pool, tennis court and more.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:18pm
22 Units Available
The Grandview at Lake Murray
2170 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,038
878 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,046
1198 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,264
1292 sqft
Residents live in units with laundry, range, patio or balcony, and garbage disposal. Community features gym, pool, trash valet and guest suite. Located just steps from the magnificent Lake Murray.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:17pm
11 Units Available
Waterford
1340 Longcreek Dr, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$614
667 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$877
1125 sqft
Waterford is located at 1340 Longcreek Drive Columbia, SC and is managed by First Communities, a reputable property management company. Waterford offers 1 to 2 bedroom apartments ranging in size from 500 to 1250 sq.ft.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:17pm
16 Units Available
34 Crestmont
34 Woodcross Dr, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$899
653 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$930
1012 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,199
1229 sqft
Comfortable and Convenient Columbia, SC Apartments at 34 Crestmont Live Well at 34 Crestmont, where class comfort and convenience turn rental apartments into true home experiences.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:39pm
26 Units Available
Arcadia's Edge
6837 North Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$959
826 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,175
1249 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,570
1454 sqft
Arcadia’s Edge provides our residents with the apartment and community amenities to enhance their lifestyle.
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Last updated December 6 at 12:34pm
Robert Mills Historic
10 Units Available
The Land Bank Lofts
1401 Hampton St, Columbia, SC
Studio
$885
429 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,145
581 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,520
862 sqft
HISTORIC. ICONIC. CHIC. Constructed in 1924, the Federal Land Bank Building, as it was originally known has been completely transformed into a modern masterpiece for today’s lifestyle.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:17pm
The Congaree Vista
10 Units Available
Vista Commons
1100 Pulaski St, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,157
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,477
1053 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,013
1258 sqft
Nestled in downtown Columbia's historic district moments from the bank of the Congaree River, these apartment homes feature a fitness center, detached garages and storage units.
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Last updated December 6 at 12:05pm
48 Units Available
Gleneagle
601 Saint Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC
Studio
$756
1069 sqft
1 Bedroom
$785
1130 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$876
1246 sqft
Homes with private patios and balconies, fireplaces, and extra storage space. Resident amenities include on-site laundry, a 24-hour gym, and a volleyball court. Less than 15 minutes from the downtown area.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:18pm
16 Units Available
Reserve at River Walk Apartment Homes
4501 Bentley Dr, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$690
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$811
1025 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,080
1250 sqft
Reserve at River Walk Apartment Homes offers six unique floor plans and plenty of amenities. Units feature walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and ice makers.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:18pm
21 Units Available
The Heights at Lake Murray
100 Walden Heights Drive, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$773
834 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,206
1171 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,652
1388 sqft
Great location for commuters on I-26. Units include patios or balconies, washer/dryer hookups, and garbage disposals. Pet-friendly community features garage, pool, credit card payments, playground and gym.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:17pm
14 Units Available
Vantage at Wildewood
811 Mallet Hill Rd, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$915
845 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,090
1108 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,269
1343 sqft
Accessible to I-20 and I-77 for easy commuting. Spacious floor plans with large bedrooms and walk-in closets. Gourmet kitchens with stainless steel amenities. Resort style pool, 24 hour cyber cafe and fire pit.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:17pm
14 Units Available
Hampton Greene
500 Gills Creek Pkwy, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$881
656 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$968
1024 sqft
Hampton Greene Apartments is a gated community in Columbia, SC and is located just two miles from I-77 and four miles from downtown Columbia, The University of South Carolina, and Fort Jackson.
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Last updated December 6 at 01:34pm
14 Units Available
The Keswick
840 Sparkleberry Ln, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$891
806 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$996
1185 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,305
1465 sqft
Come home to the quiet relaxation of The Keswick. Private and luxurious, this is a haven with numerous amenities. The Keswick is perfectly located near major interstates with access to historic downtown, shopping, medical facilities, and recreation.

Average Rent in Columbia

Last updated Nov. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Columbia is $852, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $984.
Studio
$675
1 Bed
$852
2 Beds
$984
3+ Beds
$1,302
City GuideColumbia
Columbia is a city full of southern hospitality, year-round southern heat, and charming southern scenery. Tree-lined streets and wrap-around porches await you in Columbia. It's a true southern culture, ripe for the pickin' and ready to rent.
Things to Know About Columbia

Getting Around. Like many southern cities, Columbia is no place to be without a car. Bus service runs around downtown, with just a few routes that extend beyond the center of the city. However, traffic will be a breeze in most areas.

Watch Your Water. Columbia is known to have some of the best tasting water in the country. However, many older apartment complexes tend to accumulate extremely high water bills due to the common plumbing problems of older buildings. There are a few things to consider, water-wise, when deciding on your apartment. For instance, does the toilet ever stop running after you flush it? Can you hear any leaks in the faucets, showers, or in the walls? Does the apartment charge its tenants for pool water? All of these factors are likely to result in an uncomfortably high water bill.

Underground Culture. Check out these great spots for entertainment: Art Bar, the Hunter-Gatherer, Alley Cafe, summer concert series at Finlay Park, occasional music on the river, and amazing street bands playing on the corner for change during major festivals and holiday events. You can also visit New Brooklyn Tavern in the neighboring city of West Columbia for hardcore music, or catch bluegrass jams in the nearby city of Cayce.

Cityscape

Spare yourself the hours of research, and use this guide to find the neighborhoods that suit you best. Columbia has affordable, as well as luxurious rentals available all around the city, whether you want to live in the bright lights of downtown, or need some space with wide-open country views and dark star-gazing skies.

Midtown-Downtown

University Hill. Surrounded by downtown nightlife.

Congaree Vista. A renaissance on the river: beautiful parks, plenty of food, a growing music scene, and a healthy dose of art and theater, all accompanied by cold beer and cocktails.

Earlewood Park. Riverfront neighborhood of old cottages, neighborhood parks, and downtown skyline views.

Elmwood. Popular for its affordability, downtown proximity, and charming 1920's bungalows.

Cottontown. Historic homes with unique rental options.

Olympia-Grandby. Riverfront rentals and an easy walk to downtown.

Hollywood-Rose Hill. Good eats and a short walk to downtown

East

Waverly. An affordable and popular neighborhood.

Melrose Heights. Close proximity to downtown.

Old Shandon. Historic homes with bay windows, tons of shopping nearby, plus a quick commute to downtown entertainment.

Shandon. Tree-lined streets, distinctive architecture, and proximity to downtown and nearby shopping.

Rosewood. Complete with vintage atmosphere and uniquely Rosewood personality.

Southeast. Variety of housing options.

Northeast

Arcadia Lakes. Popular for the nearby lake on a hot summer day, and its golf course.

Dentsville. Truly amazing for the scenery and nearby Sesquicentennial State Park. (Try saying that name three times fast)

Woodfield. Next door to Fort Jackson with everything you could as for in a neighborhood: lakes, a state park, a shopping center.

Forest Acres. Easy commutes to the lake or to downtown.

Spring Valley. A little farther north, complete with country club, enormous state park, tons of eats and shopping.

Greenview. Popular for its easy commute and proximity.

North

Eau Claire. Comes with a few parks and riverfront bike rides.

The Colony. A slew of beltline bars and plenty of affordable rentals.

Lincolnshire. Variety of different housing options here.

Denny Terrace. More rural, giving you more space.

Northwest

St. Andrews. Different housing options available.

Seven Oaks. A community just down the road from Lake Murray.

Irmo. Amazing location, with Lake Murray and the Harbison State Forest right next door.

That's the city breakdown for you. Now it's time to see it for yourself. Good luck with the hunt, and keep in mind that southern hospitality is a two-way street.

-By Katy Comal

December 2019 Columbia Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2019 Columbia Rent Report. Columbia rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbia rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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December 2019 Columbia Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2019 Columbia Rent Report. Columbia rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbia rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Columbia rents declined significantly over the past month

Columbia rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Columbia stand at $853 for a one-bedroom apartment and $985 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. Columbia's 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 South Carolina

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Columbia, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in South Carolina, 9 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, Mount Pleasant is the most expensive of all South Carolina's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,556; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Mount Pleasant, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-3.0%).
    • Rock Hill, Greenville, and North Charleston have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.2%, 3.0%, and 2.5%, respectively).

    Columbia rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

    • Columbia's median two-bedroom rent of $985 is below the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.9% increase in Columbia.
    • While Columbia's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%), Dallas (+2.2%), and Seattle (+1.6%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbia than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,101, which is more than three times the price in Columbia.

    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.

    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

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

    "Columbia renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "...

    View full Columbia Renter Survey

    Here’s how Columbia ranks on:

    B-
    Overall satisfaction
    B+
    Safety and crime rate
    C+
    Jobs and career opportunities
    D
    Recreational activities
    A
    Affordability
    A
    Quality of schools
    A-
    Social Life
    B-
    Weather
    B-
    Commute time
    A
    State and local taxes
    C
    Public transit
    C+
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

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

    "Columbia renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Columbia, some aspects can be better."

    Key findings in Columbia include the following:

    • Columbia renters gave their city a B- overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Columbia were affordability, state and local taxes, and the quality of local schools, which all received A grades.
    • The areas of concern to Columbia renters are recreational activities (D) and public transit (C).
    • Millennial renters are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of A-.
    • Columbia did relatively poorly compared to other cities in South Carolina, including Charleston (A+), Greenville (A+) and Myrtle Beach (A+).
    • Columbia did relatively poorly compared to other cities nationwide, including Denver, CO (B+), Austin, TX (A-) and Seattle, WA (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 beautiful city. Easy commuting access from highways. The only thing I don’t like is the erratic weather: you never know when to put your summer clothes away!" – Leandra E.
    • "Love the people, but rent is expensive." – Helen S.
    • "I like the weather, the convenience of local shopping, and the friendly, kind people here." – Sheila B.
    • "I love the activities but the cost of living is high compared to pay. Safe, nice places are either really expensive or far from downtown." – Jiani H.

    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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