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Apartments for Rent in Columbia, MO
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    505 Lyon Street, Columbia, MO 65201
    Studio $649
    3 BEDS $1,200
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    402 Circus Avenue, Columbia, MO 65201
    Studio $480
    3 BEDS $1,250+
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    305 Tiger Lane, Columbia, MO 65203
    1 BED $826+
    2 BEDS $952+
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    1705 Hinkson Avenue, Columbia, MO 65201
    1 BED $750
    2 BEDS $850
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    111 N Stadium Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203
    1 BED $705+
    2 BEDS $730+
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    5000 Clark Lane, Columbia, MO 65202
    1 BED $740
    2 BEDS $905
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    2012 West Ash St., Columbia, MO 65203
    1 BED $832+
    2 BEDS $1,003+
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    2260 Bennett Springs Dr, Columbia, MO 65201
    1 BED $1,314+
    2 BEDS $1,295
    3 BEDS $1,646+
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    2206 Whitegate Dr., Columbia, MO 65202
    1 BED $799+
    2 BEDS $902+
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    2401 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203
    1 BED $856+
    2 BEDS $957+
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    3818 South Rock Quarry Road, Columbia, MO 65201
    2 BEDS $990
    3 BEDS $1,195
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Average rent in Columbia, MO

$1,453/mo Columbia, MO average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Columbia, MO is $1,453.

Columbia, MO apartment rent ranges

About 28% of apartment rents in Columbia, MO range between $701-$1,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,001-$1,500 represent 30% of apartments. Around 7% of Columbia’s apartments are in the $501-$700 price range. 2% of apartments are priced < $500.

Columbia, MO rent trends

Getting around in Columbia, MO

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Walk Score®: 33, Bike Score®: 61

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Columbia, MO last updated?

Prices and availability in Columbia, MO were last updated on 24 Feb 2024.

What are the best apartments in Columbia, MO?

The best apartments in Columbia, MO are: Lyon Crest Properties, Lyon Crest Properties, Tiger Village, Benton Stephens and Ash Street Place Apartments.

What is the average rent in Columbia, MO?

The average rent in Columbia, MO is $1,453. Start your search for apartments in Columbia, MO now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Columbia, MO?

The price range for a studio apartment in Columbia, MO is between $480 and $650. View all studio apartments in Columbia, MO.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia, MO?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia, MO is between $705 and $2,979. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Columbia, MO now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Columbia, MO?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Columbia, MO is between $730 and $3,401. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Columbia, MO.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Columbia, MO?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Columbia, MO is between $480 and $3,401. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Columbia, MO.

What type of rental buildings are in Columbia, MO?

In Columbia 51% of the housing is rented out compared to 49% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 11% of Columbia’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 71% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 17% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Columbia, MO?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Columbia are about 25 years old, on average. Of these, 56% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 3 stories. About 94% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 17% are mid-rises, and 2% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Columbia, MO?

Studio apartments in Columbia are around 1% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 19% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 46% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

Living in Columbia, MO

Columbia is a small city in Missouri where renters can enjoy low living costs, excellent schools, top-notch health care facilities and versatile housing options. The natural surroundings features rolling hills, wooded areas, and lakes and provide a peaceful respite from bustling city life, while still being close to all lifestyle amenities. As the home to the University of Missouri, Columbia also offers a vibrant cultural scene with theaters, museums, music venues and festivals all year round. Columbia experiences all four seasons: Summers tend to reach high temperatures, often reaching into the 90s, while winters can be cold with occasional snowfall and temperatures dipping as low as 10°F in December and January. Rainfall and humidity levels are generally moderate year-round, making it an ideal place for renters looking for temperature variety without excessive humidity.

Renting in Columbia, MO

Whether you're single or have a family, there are plenty of rental properties in Columbia, including townhomes, single-family homes and apartments. For renters looking to be close to the city's main events, the North Village Arts District and the historic district have rentals near restaurants, shops, art galleries and entertainment venues. Meanwhile, the East Campus neighborhood is geared toward students and renters looking for an active lifestyle, as the area has bike paths that connect to the entire city. Or, on the northwest side of town, renters will find family-friendly neighborhoods with upscale rentals on tree-lined streets close to parks, schools and everyday necessities. Note that, according to Missouri law, landlords can charge no more than two months' rent as a security deposit, which should be returned after terminating the lease. Landlords also must provide and maintain a habitable rental unit, while renters are usually responsible for paying the utilities. Additionally, to increase the rent, terminate the lease or change any parts of it, landlords have to send prior written notice.

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Shopping in Columbia, MO

Columbia renters will be close to everything from local boutiques to large chain retailers and discount stores. Specifically, Columbia Mall, located on the west side of town, is a big indoor mall where renters can find brands like American Eagle, Victoria's Secret, Torrid, Eddie Bauer, H&M, Hot Topic, Foot Locker and many more. Other malls where renters can go shopping include Broadway Shopping Center; Rock Bridge Shopping Center; Forum Shopping Center; and Fairview Market Place, which has department stores, restaurant chains, brand stores and local businesses. Columbia also has plenty of shops, boutiques, art galleries and independently operated stores that allow renters to explore the city's local shopping scene. Plus, Walmart, Hy-Vee Grocery Store, Aldi, Lowe's, Target, Costco, Schnucks, Gerbes, and local chains like Moser's Foods are available for groceries and household items. There are also plenty of open-air markets in Columbia selling handmade goods, vintage finds and locally sourced produce.

Transportation in Columbia, MO

Columbia has multiple transportation options for renters to move conveniently between the area. For instance, walking and biking around the city is possible in some neighborhoods, but a car will likely be necessary when renting in Columbia. The city is located at the intersection of several highways, including Interstate 70; U.S. highways 40 and 63; and several state routes, enabling renters who use a vehicle to easily get around with a car. Alternatively, for renters who prefer public transit, the local Go COMO buses run on a regular schedule and provide quick access to the main points of interest in the city. There are also several ridesharing providers, like Uber and Lyft, operating in Columbia that provide renters affordable rides at all hours. Finally, for long-distance travel, the city is served by Columbia Regional Airport with domestic flights, while Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is 111 miles away.

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