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302 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 >
Hampton Courts Photo Gallery 1
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24 Units Available
Hampton Courts
501 Pelham Dr, Columbia, SC 29209
1 Bedroom
$956
475 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,283
902 sqft
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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12 Units Available
Riverwalk Vista
100 Bryton Trce, Columbia, SC 29210
Studio
$909
700 sqft
1 Bedroom
$954
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,010
1100 sqft
Experience Riverwalk Vista, A community you will love to come home to! Our community is one of Columbia’s finest, offering unique floor plans to boast features such as kitchen islands, wood burning fireplaces and full-size laundry rooms. We are nestled in a great location with a beautiful view of the Broad River as well as easy access to all major interstates and the very lively downtown Columbia where you can enjoy dining, shopping and sight-seeing. We invite you to visit our spectacular community and see why our residents love coming home!
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Gable Hill Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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10 Units Available
Gable Hill Apartment Homes
310 Ross Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
1 Bedroom
$1,125
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,087
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Perfectly situated in a tree-lined residential area, but still close to downtown and the popular Sandhills neighborhood, Gable Hill offers all the perks of Columbia without the hustle and bustle of urban living. With easy access to I-20 and I-77, you can be anywhere within minutes. From the moment you walk through the front door you’ll feel the comfort that makes our residents happy to call Gable Hill home.
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Hampton Greene Photo Gallery 1
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21 Units Available
Hampton Greene
500 Gills Creek Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29209
1 Bedroom
$1,010
591 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
1024 sqft
Convenience abounds at your Hampton Greene home, where you'll spend your free time in a tennis or sand volleyball match, lifting weights at the 24-hour fitness center or swimming laps at the pool. Chores are made easier with our clothes care center, car care center and business center, ensuring your weekends are all about relaxing and playing.
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23 Units Available
St. Andrews Commons Apartments
1200 Saint Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
1 Bedroom
$1,060
712 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,201
905 sqft
We don't just rent apartments. From the moment you walk through the front door, you'll feel the comfort and relaxation that makes our residents happy to call us home. Cutting-edge amenities, meticulously-groomed grounds, and a dedicated staff contribute to a higher standard of living. Convenient shopping, restaurants, local museums, and parks are all close at hand, with sponsored activities to develop new hobbies while getting to know your neighbors.
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25 Units Available
The Waterford Apartments
1340 Longcreek Dr, Columbia, SC 29210
1 Bedroom
$885
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
1000 sqft
Think big! Live smart at Waterford Apartments in Columbia, South Carolina. Here you'll find plenty of space to think big and live large. Wooded grounds are sprawling, allowing you to overlook trees, not the neighboring building. Living spaces are open and great for entertaining. Even the screened-in patios and balconies are oversized! Outside your Waterford apartment home you'll find two swimming pools, a 24-hour fitness center and a tennis court.  For your convenience, we also offer a 24-hour business center, 24-hour laundry facility, 24-hour maintenance and a car care center.
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2 Units Available
The Retreat at St. Andrews
82 Fox Run Ln, Columbia, SC 29210
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,085
1296 sqft
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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The Address Paces Run Photo Gallery 1
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7 Units Available
The Address Paces Run
100 Paces Run Court, Columbia, SC 29223
1 Bedroom
$850
614 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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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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5 Units Available
Lory of Harbison
100 Fairforest Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
Broad River Corridor
1 Bedroom
$905
950 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,024
1150 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,275
1230 sqft
The Lory of Harbison offers spacious 1, 2 & 3-bedroom apartments featuring a gourmet kitchen with modern appliance’s, central air conditioning, washer/dryer connections, oversized floor plans and more! Located off Harbison Blvd near I-26 and I-20, providing easy access to downtown Columbia. Our Community also offers a free membership to the Harbison Recreational Center entitling our residents access to the indoor swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts as well as over 10 miles of scenic hiking trails and numerous other benefits offered by the center. Under new management starting in May of 2020 we are committed to upgrading and improving the Lory of Harbison for our tenants and their families.
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15 Units Available
Waters Edge at Harbison
250 Crossbow Dr, Columbia, SC 29212
1 Bedroom
$1,067
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,089
1077 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,661
1350 sqft
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 29210
1 Bedroom
$960
642 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,227
1066 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,360
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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Landmark at Pine Court Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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12 Units Available
Landmark at Pine Court Apartment Homes
3900 Bentley Dr, Columbia, SC 29210
1 Bedroom
$856
632 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,069
980 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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Stone Ridge Photo Gallery 1
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4 Units Available
Stone Ridge
1000 Watermark Pl, Columbia, SC 29210
Studio
$1,025
1350 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$900
1000 sqft
Welcome to Stone Ridge Apartment Homes Here at Stone Ridge Apartment Homes, our apartments and townhomes have all of the details you desire. Select apartments are smoke-free and lovingly upgraded with all-new kitchens and baths with espresso cabinets and brushed nickel fixtures. Our community also features a 24/7 fitness center, resident lounge, business center, and swimming pool.
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Prosper Fairways Photo Gallery 1
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82 Units Available
Prosper Fairways
1800 Longcreek Dr, Columbia, SC 29210
1 Bedroom
$899
678 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$999
912 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,225
1300 sqft
Resort-like complex includes four swimming pools, clubhouse, gym, dog park and more. It's just six miles from downtown Columbia and close to I-20, Broad River, Dutch Square Mall and Riverbank Zoo and Garden.
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Beldon Spring Lake Photo Gallery 1
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4 Units Available
Beldon Spring Lake
3611 Ranch Road, Columbia, SC 29206
1 Bedroom
$675
1000 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$775
1250 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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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Vantage at Wildewood Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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45 Units Available
Vantage at Wildewood Apartment Homes
811 Mallet Hill Road, Columbia, SC 29223
1 Bedroom
$1,125
845 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,467
1108 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,649
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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The Arbors at Windsor Lake Photo Gallery 1
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6 Units Available
The Arbors at Windsor Lake
8720 Windsor Lake Blvd, Columbia, SC 29223
Woodfield
1 Bedroom
$900
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$970
964 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
1184 sqft
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Varia at Oakcrest Photo Gallery 1
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20 Units Available
Varia at Oakcrest
1310 Oakcrest Dr, Columbia, SC 29223
1 Bedroom
$1,130
842 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,315
1235 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Ovation @ 3500 Photo Gallery 1
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32 Units Available
Ovation @ 3500
3500 Fernandina Road, Columbia, SC 29210
1 Bedroom
$825
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$905
1080 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,375
1250 sqft
Welcome to: Ovation @ 3500 Discover Ovation @ 3500 …You’ll love what you see! You’ll find a spacious apartment to match your lifestyle. You can choose from seven different 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 Centre Mall, and great dining, with easy access to I-26, I-126, and I-20. Visit Ovation @ 3500 Apartments Today!
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Peachtree Place Photo Gallery 1
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8 Units Available
Peachtree Place
200 Berryhill Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
1 Bedroom
$871
735 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,088
1006 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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Providence Park Photo Gallery 1
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5 Units Available
Providence Park
261 Business Park Blvd, Columbia, SC 29203
1 Bedroom
$1,080
854 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,180
1132 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,555
1332 sqft
A peaceful retreat minutes from lively Downtown Columbia, Providence Park allows you to live the best of both worlds. Experience a new standard of luxury living complete with a resort-inspired pool, grand club room, and spacious courtyards in a variety of one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans.
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Wellington Residential Photo Gallery 1
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4 Units Available
Wellington Residential
7116 Tama Rd, Columbia, SC 29209
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$950
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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
Windridge Townhomes
3300 Kay Street, Columbia, SC 29210
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
1200 sqft
Come home to Windridge Townhomes in Columbia, SC! Our townhomes are home to a fantastic location where endless opportunities for work and play collide. At our townhomes, you can choose from our townhomes that are complete with everything you need to always feel right at home. Here you’ll find yourself surrounded by an amenity-rich community and beautiful scenery. Our townhomes place you in the best destination to embrace Columbia living. This prime neighborhood will give you easier commutes and allow you to experience the perfect balance of modern city life and relaxation. Ready to step into your dream townhome? Apply now to Windridge in Columbia today.
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THE APARTMENTS AT PALMETTO COMPRESS
612 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29201
The Congaree Vista
1 Bedroom
$1,000
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
Renovated warehouse offers one- to three-bedroom apartments that mix modern style with historic appeal. Exposed brick walls and wooden ceiling beams add charm. Just steps away from the University of South Carolina and Downtown Columbia.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Columbia?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Columbia is $1,212.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Columbia?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Columbia is $1,149.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Columbia?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Columbia is $1,407.
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.