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436 Cheap Apartments for rent in Columbia, SC

Finding cheap apartments in Columbia 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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9 Units Available
Hampton Courts
501 Pelham Dr
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$882
682 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,032
902 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:17 AM
One- and two-bedroom apartment homes in the heart of Columbia close to USC Medical School and I-77. Apartments feature walk-in closets, washer/dryer connections and private patio/balcony.
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7 Units Available
The Vue at St. Andrews
82 Fox Run Ln
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$920
1008 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$980
1296 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:56 AM
Your Life...Your Way! The Vue at St. Andrews apartments is committed to providing the best living and learning environment possible with everything you need to feel at home!
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6 Units Available
The Palms on Main
1155 Lady St
Columbia, SC | Downtown
1 Bedroom
$1,015
565 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 15 at 12:55 AM
Cosmopolitan apartments with hints of art deco design, featuring brushed nickel accessories and floor-to-ceiling windows. Restaurants and retail space on the main level. Located in the heart of Columbia, near the South Carolina State House.
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5 Units Available
The Address Paces Run
100 Paces Run Court
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$889
779 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$910
943 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:55 AM
The Address Paces Run is located in Columbia, South Carolina surrounded by beautiful woodlands and carved from a natural setting. You'll enjoy a lifestyle of ease at Paces Run. Your future home is located in a neighborhood tucked away from city living, and only moments from life's every convenience.
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26 Units Available
Raintree Apartments
3500 Fernandina Road
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$825
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$795
1050 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 15 at 12:55 AM
Discover Raintree Youll love what you see! Youll find a spacious apartment to match your lifestyle. You can choose from seven floor plans, all with fireplaces, and a private patio or balcony. Enjoy the convenience of living in the St. Andrews area, just minutes from downtown, the Columbiana Center Mall and great dining, with easy access to I-26, I-126, and I-20. Visit Raintree Apartments Today!
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6 Units Available
Avenue at Harbison
113 Paces Brook Ave
Columbia, SC | Columbiana Ridge
1 Bedroom
$770
629 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
1101 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,394
1229 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:54 AM
Welcome to Avenue at Harbison located in beautiful Columbia, SC. We offer one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes with everything you need to live a hassle-free lifestyle – open concept living with vaulted ceilings, updated appliances and wood-style flooring. Avenue at Harbison features some of the area’s best amenities including a sparkling pool and sundeck, fitness center, dog park, outdoor entertaining spaces and convenient access to the Harbison Walking Trail. Our unbeatable location delivers it all for working professionals and families alike – a relaxed oasis next to the Harbison Boulevard retail corridor and major employment centers, as well as a short drive to downtown Columbia, there endless shopping, dining and entertainment options await. Start the journey to exceptional living at Avenue at Harbison!
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18 Units Available
Waters Edge at Harbison
250 Crossbow Dr
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,041
819 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,203
1077 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 15 at 12:54 AM
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. Our community is conveniently located near Columbiana Centre, Harbison Court, and Frankie's of Columbia. We are also just a few minutes away from an array of fine dining experiences and entertainment hot spots. Let Waters Edge at Harbison be your gateway to fun and excitement in Lexington County.
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10 Units Available
Reserve at River Walk Apartment Homes
4501 Bentley Dr
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$850
642 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$985
927 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,151
1250 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:54 AM
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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14 Units Available
Landmark at Pine Court Apartment Homes
3900 Bentley Dr
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$771
632 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$966
980 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:52 AM
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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8 Units Available
The Land Bank Lofts
1401 Hampton St
Columbia, SC | Robert Mills Historic
Studio
$905
379 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,020
532 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,485
1032 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:52 AM
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. With upscale features such as 16 foot ceilings, exposed brick, concrete floors, and much more, you are sure to find an exclusive floor plan that is perfect for you.
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15 Units Available
The Heights at Lake Murray
100 Walden Heights Drive
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,046
642 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,346
1131 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,671
1358 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:51 AM
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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11 Units Available
Wellspring
500 Harbison Blvd
Columbia, SC | Broad River Corridor
1 Bedroom
$943
690 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$957
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,275
1304 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:50 AM
In tranquil Harbison, this apartment community features landscaped grounds with tennis and racquetball courts, a gym, and a pool. The interiors of these pet-friendly apartments feature fireplaces, in-unit laundry, and fully equipped kitchens.
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16 Units Available
Hampton Greene
500 Gills Creek Pkwy
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$976
591 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,203
1024 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:49 AM
Hampton Greene Apartments in Columbia, SC is located just two miles from I-77 and four miles from downtown Columbia, The University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson. We are only one mile from the USC School of Medicine, VA Hospital, and Midlands Technical College. Fun eateries and shopping is just a quick walk away at the Shoppes at Woodhill.
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8 Units Available
Waterford
1340 Longcreek Dr
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$787
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$939
1000 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:49 AM
Waterford is located at 1340 Longcreek Drive Columbia, SC and is managed by First Communities, a reputable property management company with verified listings on http://www.rentcafe.com/. Waterford offers 1 to 2 bedroom apartments ranging in size from 500 to 1250 sq.ft. Amenities include Air Conditioner, Business Center, Clubhouse, Extra Storage, Fireplace and more. Property is located in the 29210 ZIP code.
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4 Units Available
Three Rivers Apartments
900 Gracern Rd
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$995
1162 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,185
1260 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:46 AM
Just off I-26. Playground, picnic area, and on-site pool with a sundeck. Flexible leasing terms. Apartments offer a private balcony or patio, energy efficient appliances, and lots of storage.
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14 Units Available
Beldon Spring Lake
3611 Ranch Road
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$659
1000 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$775
1250 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$885
1550 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:31 AM
Beldon Spring Lake Apartments is located in the Forest Acres neighborhood in gorgeous Columbia, South Carolina. Our small but beautiful apartment community offers spacious one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes and we believe in eco-friendly, sustainable living; recycling, energy-STAR appliances, low VOC paints just to name a few! Our location provides quick and easy access to Fort Jackson, Columbia Place Mall and several local colleges. We are certain that you will find an apartment home here that perfectly fits your lifestyle. You will love calling Beldon Spring Lake "home". Call or email us today to schedule a personal tour of your new home!
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25 Units Available
Wellington Residential
7116 Tama Rd
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$775
769 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$875
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 15 at 12:28 AM
Offers a mixture of design, comfort and quality. Our newly renovated apartment homes in a great location, close to Fort Jackson and retail shopping. About 6 miles from downtown. Our open units will not last very long as we are in high demand! The team of leasing professionals is ready and waiting to show you our community. It's time to love where you live. Stop by for a Visit Today!
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6 Units Available
The Keswick
840 Sparkleberry Ln
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,030
772 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,265
1305 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 15 at 12:26 AM
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. Available for your convenience are a clubhouse that can be rented for family events, a fitness center, a dog park and a sparkling swimming pool with a lap lane and hammocks to relax and enjoy your favorite book. Experience the ease of deluxe apartment living amid beautifully landscaped grounds. You'll have the time to pursue your interests while enjoying maintenance-free living. The apartments have attached garages with remotes, internal staircases, vaulted ceiling, wood burning fireplaces, gournet kitchens and closets that are the envey of all! Now offering Upgraded apartments with black appliances, brushed nickel fixtures and plank wood flooring.
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20 Units Available
Quail Hollow
2700 Feather Run Trl
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$845
858 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$915
1200 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$985
1400 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:25 AM
Located just off I-26 and I-20 just minutes from downtown Columbia. Elegant apartments with ceiling fans, walk-in closets, hardwood floors and fireplace. Community has 24-hour maintenance, plus pool and gym.
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13 Units Available
Arcadia's Edge
6837 North Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,075
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,364
1169 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 15 at 12:18 AM
Arcadia’s Edge provides our residents with the apartment and community amenities to enhance their lifestyle. When it’s time to dine, you’re in luck with our modern, fully-equipped kitchens that feature a spacious pantry, stainless steel appliances*, designer cabinetry, and authentic granite countertops – all perfect for the at-home chef. Residents will also enjoy serene pond and green views through expansive picture windows, private patios or balconies, and more. Step outside of your apartment home to enjoy our luxury community amenities, which include a resort-style swimming pool, state of the art fitness center with dedicated spin bikes, and outdoor living and entertaining. You’ll never suffer from a shortage of comfort, entertainment, and fun while living at Arcadia’s Edge in Columbia, South Carolina. Welcome home!
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18 Units Available
Town Center at Lake Carolina
20 Helton Dr
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,029
789 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
1103 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,675
1508 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:14 AM
More than just a place to rent, the Town Center at Lake Carolina Apartments is a community that gives you a sense of belonging. Our unique one, two, and three-bedroom apartments in Columbia, SC are designed for every lifestyle. Located in a beautiful location near Lake Carolina, our thoughtfully-created community is the perfect place to escape from all the hustle and bustle of city life. The unique architectural detail, high-end interior features, and premium services are what makes our community stand out from the rest. Pet-friendly and surrounded by miles upon miles of paved walking trails, several large parks, and even an on-site pet-park, there’s plenty of room for you and your furry companion to roam. Our homes are modern, featuring spacious layouts, large closets, granite countertops, as well as energy efficient appliances, garbage disposals, dishwashers, in-unit washer and dryers and more. Along with our incredible on-site staff, there’s no doubt that when you live at Town Center at Lake Carolina you won’t have a care in the world! That’s how well prepared we are with our valet trash pick-up services, pest control, and concierge services. Not to mention that our rent also includes essentials like sewer, water, premium cable, and high-speed internet from Spectrum Cable. Another thing that makes us unique to the neighborhood is our vast array of community features. Some of our favorites are the generous club space, resort-style pool, fitness center, and yoga studio. Of course, we can’t forget our signature events either, where we always have the best time getting to know our residents better. Check out our Facebook page, or better yet, give us a call and schedule your private tour of our Town Center at Lake Carolina Apartments today!
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12 Units Available
Peachtree Place
200 Berryhill Rd
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$825
735 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$977
1006 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:14 AM
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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16 Units Available
The Arbors at Windsor Lake
8720 Windsor Lake Blvd
Columbia, SC | Woodfield
1 Bedroom
$850
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$920
964 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,060
1184 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:12 AM
FIND THE PERFECT FLOOR PLAN Our beautiful apartments have quality options to make you feel at home
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16 Units Available
KRC Foxfire
408 Foxfire Dr
Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$799
752 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$899
1062 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$999
1280 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 12:09 AM
KRC Firefox Apartments, located in the heart of Northwest Columbia, exceeds your expectations by offering you a life you so richly deserve! We offer easy driving access to I-26 and I-20. Our community is also in close proximity to the Riverbanks Zoo, shopping, including the Columbiana Center Mall, dining, and much more! Come see why living at KRC Firefox Apartments is not just a home, but a lifestyle!
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What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Columbia?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Columbia is $1,186.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Columbia?
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Columbia is $1,063.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Columbia?
The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Columbia is $1,234.
City Guide for Columbia, SC

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.

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Columbia, SC

Finding cheap apartments in Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Columbia. 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 Columbia.