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  • Top Rated for Location
    a kitchen with white cabinets and a stainless steel refrigerator a dining area with bar stools and a table in front of a large window

    5711 Menerey Lane, Columbus, OH 43230
    4 Units available
    1 BED $1,125+
    2 BEDS $1,325
    Property reviews
    4.5/5 Anonymous on Oct 24, 2023

    Works perfect for me and my family. Very convenient location. According to USAToday Zipcode rated #1 in Top 10 Hottest Places to live.

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    a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a sink a bedroom with a large bed and a window

    5811 Spring Run Dr, Columbus, OH 43229
    8 Units available
    1 BED $1,149
    2 BEDS $1,399

    Apartments in Columbus, Ohio Welcome to Spring Creek Living, where comfort, convenience, and natural beauty seamlessly come together to create the perfect place to call home. Our thoughtfully designed apartments boast spacious layouts and contemporary finishes, creating a welcoming retreat you'll love coming back to.

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  • Top Rated for Location
    a kitchen with white cabinets and a bar with three stools a bedroom with a blue and white bed and large windows

    401 West Rich St, Columbus, OH 43215
    1 BED $1,204+
    2 BEDS $1,829+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Sep 27, 2023

    The best place to live in downtown Columbus, close enough to walk to everything but also far enough to feel like the suburbs. The staff are wonderful! The gym is the best for an apartment complex. Parking easy and not a pain.

    5/5 Autumn G. on Jul 17, 2020

    Everyone is so nice, couldnt pick a better location!

  • Resident Rated
    a kitchen with black appliances and a white counter top at Taylor House, Columbus, 43214 a bedroom with a large window and a bed at Taylor House Apartments, Columbus, OH, 43214

    5001 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214
    1 BED $1,469+
    2 BEDS $1,789+
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    5/5 Jamie k. on Jan 26, 2024

    I have lived at taylor house since they opened. Carrie our Property Manager has always taken excellent care of us. I love the area, we are so close to downtiwn

    5/5 Patricia R. on Nov 1, 2023

    I love my building - it is clean, well maintained - great customer service by the Staff.

  • Top Rated for Location
    a kitchen with a large island with three stools in front of it a bedroom with carpeted floors and a large window

    65 S. Washington Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
    6 Units available
    1 BED Ask for Pricing
    2 BEDS $2,480+
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    5/5 Lila on Jan 16, 2024

    This community popped up within the last 6 months and has brought so much life to this side of Downtown Columbus! It has the amenities you need and no hidden fees for them!

    5/5 Erin on Nov 1, 2023

    This is the perfect location for living downtown. It offers secure parking, great walkability to restaurants and other downtown features, park views, and more. The surrounding streets aren't busy at night which is perfect for quiet evenings

  • Top Rated for Location
    a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinets a bedroom with a bed and a window

    190 S. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
    5 Units available
    Studio $1,145+
    1 BED $1,303+
    2 BEDS $1,781+
    Property reviews
    5/5 Lydia W. on Mar 15, 2024

    Lived here for over a year now and the amenities here are fantastic; the maintenance staff is super responsive; and it's also very safe

    5/5 Anonymous on Sep 30, 2023

    Perfect location, convenient parking, kind staff and maintenance

  • Top Rated for Location
    kitchen with stainless appliances and white cabinetry at Saw Mill Village apartments Gorgeous Bedroom at Saw Mill Village Apartments, Columbus

    6900 Sawmill Village Dr, Columbus, OH 43235
    23 Units available
    1 BED $1,097+
    2 BEDS $1,401+
    3 BEDS $1,553+
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    4.5/5 MK on Sep 27, 2023

    The location is great the staff and maintenice top notch.

  • Top Rated for Location
    kitchen with stainless appliances and white cabinetry at The Residence at Christopher Wren apartments The Residence at Christopher Wren apartments spacious bedroom

    1390 Christopher Wren Dr, Gahanna, OH 43230
    14 Units available
    1 BED $1,295+
    2 BEDS $1,399+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Sep 3, 2023

    Its awesome all the time every day. Yes it is

    5/5 Anonymous on Jul 25, 2023

    Great place to stay great environment good maintenance

  • Top Rated for Location
    a kitchen with a long counter with plates of food a bedroom with a bed and a large window

    601 Flarestar Ave, Columbus, OH 43240
    5 Units available
    1 BED $1,281+
    2 BEDS $1,625+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Dec 2, 2023

    Great place and location. Good amenities!!!

    5/5 Anonymous on Mar 17, 2023

    Overall good place

  • Today

    8900 Lyra Dr., Columbus, OH 43240
    24 Units available
    Studio $1,310+
    1 BED $1,287+
    2 BEDS $1,920+
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    550 Branden Bush Ct, Columbus, OH 43228
    9 Units available
    1 BED $1,243+
    2 BEDS $1,336+

    Welcome to Oak Run Apartments, the cozy home that you are looking for! Our recently renovated, loft-inspired units have so much to offer. We have flexible leases, convenient amenities, and an ideal location merely 26 minutes away from the downtown area. Our apartments on Norton Road, Columbus, Ohio offer you the comfortable, carefree lifestyle that you want and deserve.  Tucked away in the peaceful, green area of Lincoln Village, OH, our community is the definition of suburban bliss. Bathe in sunlight in our courtyard to the sound of birds chirping and young residents laughing at the playground. Leave the car at the carport and take a short walk to one of the shops and eateries that are close by, such as La Michoacana Market and Las Tapias Birria. You will never have to worry about being stuck in traffic, either, since we are close to Norton Road & Brandenberry Drive bus stops. To make life even more stress-free, we offer on-site management, maintenance, recycling, and package-receiving services.   Home is where your heart is, and we are ready to catch yours with one of our apartments in West Columbus, Ohio. They come in one and two-bedroom layouts with luxury finishes such as granite countertops and laminate hardwood floorings. What's more, all the units are appointed with efficient, black appliances and washer/dryer sets to make chores a breeze. Large closets, skylights, and covered porches are also part of the deal. Feel free to enjoy all of these delightful amenities together with your furry companions, since we are pet-friendly.  Do not pass on the opportunity to shape your best life in this great environment. Get in touch with us today to schedule a private tour of our Norton Rd apartments on the West Side of Columbus, Ohio!

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  • Top Rated for Location
    Kitchen at Polaris Apartments in Columbus, Ohio, 43235 Swimming Pool with Sundeck and Lounge Area, at Springburne at Polaris Apartments in Columbus, Ohio 43235

    300 Springboro Ln., Columbus, OH 43235
    25 Units available
    Studio $1,035+
    1 BED $1,092+
    2 BEDS $1,391+
    Property reviews
    5/5 Anonymous on Apr 11, 2023

    Nice place to live

    5/5 Jamesetta M. on Apr 1, 2020

    I feel that it is a good place to live. Not noisy at all. Everyone seem to be pleasant. The pets are nice and good behavior. Sometime people don't pick up pet waste. Overall it's decent.

  • Top Rated for Location
    living room kitchen

    3691 Albany Chase Road, Columbus, OH 43230
    22 Units available
    1 BED $1,279+
    2 BEDS $1,467+
    Property reviews
    5/5 Anonymous on May 16, 2023

    Best place EVER! Hardest working staff I have ever dealt with and will not be going anywhere else for a very long time ??

    3/5 Anonymous on Oct 24, 2022

    The rudest staff you will find apartments need updating. Carpet is old and nasty. They try to clean it but its just sticky and gross move to the nicer and newer complexes even if the ppl are rude at least the apartment makes up for it

  • Top Rated for Location
    an empty living room with a kitchen and a carpeted floor an aerial view of a large building with a green lawn and trees

    149 Sanctuary Village Drive, Worthington, OH 43235
    7 Units available
    1 BED $1,112+
    2 BEDS $1,239+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Sep 29, 2023

    Ive been here for about 4 months so far and am enjoying the location alot! The area is quiet and neighbors seem noce as well. The office is helpful and maintenance has been timely with few things that i wanted them to check when i moved in ??

    5/5 Anonymous on Sep 15, 2023

    Nice place to live. Community is quiet and neighbors are respectful

  • Top Rated for Amenities
    Kitchen Bedroom

    2875 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202
    5 Units available
    Studio $1,379
    1 BED $1,459+
    2 BEDS $2,029
    Property reviews
    5/5 Anonymous on Jan 31, 2023

    Great place, residents are nice, staff is friendly and helpful! Two things about the gym, I wish there was at least one barbell and bench with plates! Also, I wish there were some jump ropes!

    4.5/5 Anonymous on Jul 2, 2023

    Perfect location Clean and beautiful Close to osu A great comunity

  • Top Rated for Location
    Heathermoor and Bedford Commons apartments kitchen with white cabinets and stainless appliances Bedroom interior at Bedford Commons Apartments & Heathermoor Apartments, Ohio

    2645 Hard Rd Bedford, Columbus, OH 43235
    22 Units available
    1 BED $1,096+
    2 BEDS $1,254+
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    5/5 Brenda L. on Sep 7, 2023

    Yes the apartments are very beautiful and I would like to know a little bit more about them and is there an application fee because I do not have dogs or cat so that's why I was going ahead but it's a quiet neighborhood I know some people that used to live there but didn't even got to stay and my brother used to live up off of hard road so I will give this excellent thought and I would just like to know when I can be able to check them out again

  • Top Rated for Location
    a kitchen with white cabinets and appliances and a white refrigerator Pool Overview at Sonnenblick Apartments in Short North, Victorian Village, and Grandview Ohio

    730 Thurber Drive West, Columbus, OH 43215
    2 Units available
    Studio Ask for Pricing
    1 BED Ask for Pricing
    2+ BEDS $1,440
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    4.5/5 Anonymous on May 4, 2023

    Management is great to work with and loving my neighbors. Laundry facilities, gym and community center are well-kept all 24 hours of the day. Location is perfect.

    4/5 Anonymous on Oct 31, 2023

    I have overall liked living her, I have struggled being by the pool with the noise in the summer so keep that in mind on what unit you picked. I have also had some trouble with the noise since there are so many units right next to each other. The size for the price is great, having a basement and a back patio has been amazing and is what really pulled me in. They have gone through 3 managers but the most current one seems to be working hard to improve the the grounds which is nice.

  • Resident Rated
    Kitchen With Hallway View at Island Club, Ohio Gorgeous Bedroom at Island Club, Columbus, Ohio

    2225 Montego Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235
    1 BED $1,086+
    2 BEDS $1,197+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Mar 1, 2024

    i have greatly enjoyed living at island club apartments

    4/5 Anonymous on Dec 1, 2023

    The apartment community is in a good location, parking is fine, maintenance is alright.

  • Resident Rated
    Fully Equipped Kitchen at Runaway Bay, Columbus, OH, 43204 Gorgeous Bedroom at Runaway Bay, Columbus, 43204

    1480 Runaway Bay Drive, Columbus, OH 43204
    1 BED $1,040+
    2 BEDS $1,113+
    Property reviews
    5/5 NIk S. on Nov 17, 2023

    Been here 10 years. I like it it suits my life style

    5/5 Trey K. on Aug 12, 2022

    We've been living here for several years, and truthfully it's been one of the best apartment experience we've ever had. It has a beautiful view of a quarry, a great beach and pool, and the office staff are exceptionally kind and willing to go out of their way to help the tenants. I'm so appreciative of everyone here and am very thankful we've had three wonderful years at Runaway Bay.

  • Today

    820 E Long St, Columbus, OH 43203
    Studio $979+
    1 BED $1,249
    2 BEDS $1,650
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    1517 Felix Dr, Columbus, OH 43207
    4 BEDS $1,545
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    1400 Hollybrier Dr., Gahanna, OH 43230
    2 BEDS $1,750+
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    4991 - 5003 Arbor Village Dr., Columbus, OH 43214
    1 BED $875
    2 BEDS $950
  • Today

    5711 Menerey Lane, Columbus, OH 43230
    1 BED $1,125+
    2 BEDS $1,325
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    65 Robinwood Ave, Whitehall, OH 43213
    1 BED Ask for Pricing
    2 BEDS $1,345

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Average rent in Columbus, OH

$1,248/mo Columbus, OH average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Columbus, OH is $1,248.

Columbus, OH apartment rent ranges

About 52% of apartment rents in Columbus, OH range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 14% of apartments. Around 26% of Columbus’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 4% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

Columbus, OH rent trends

Getting around in Columbus, OH

52 /100
Somewhat Walkable
46 /100
Some Transit
48 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 52, Transit Score®: 46, Bike Score®: 48

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Columbus, OH last updated?

Prices and availability in Columbus, OH were last updated on 18 Jul 2024.

What are the best apartments in Columbus, OH?

The best apartments in Columbus, OH are: River & Rich, Taylor House, Spring Creek, 43 at New Albany and The City.

What is the average rent in Columbus, OH?

The average rent in Columbus, OH is $1,248. Start your search for apartments in Columbus, OH now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Columbus, OH?

The price range for a studio apartment in Columbus, OH is between $250 and $2,812. View all studio apartments in Columbus, OH.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbus, OH?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbus, OH is between $382 and $3,365. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Columbus, OH now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Columbus, OH?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Columbus, OH is between $385 and $9,999,999. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Columbus, OH.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Columbus, OH?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Columbus, OH is between $382 and $3,770. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Columbus, OH.

What type of rental buildings are in Columbus, OH?

In Columbus 55% of the housing is rented out compared to 45% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 10% of Columbus’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 72% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 18% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Columbus, OH?

The average age of rental buildings in Columbus is 36 years old, with 31% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 3 stories, of which 94% are garden-style apartment communities, 7% are mid-sized buildings, and 1% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Columbus, OH?

Rental apartments in Columbus come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 3% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 38% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 51% of all rentals in Columbus. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

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Living in Columbus, OH

Living in location

In the heart of central Ohio where the Scioto and Olentangy rivers intertwine, the large city of Columbus pulses with a thriving downtown, historic neighborhoods, and a tremendous arts and sports scene (featuring the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, as well as the Columbus Crew, The Ohio State University Buckeyes and the Columbus Clippers). The apartments for rent in Columbus are 70 miles east of Dayton, OH; 105 miles northeast of Cincinnati; and 140 miles southwest of Cleveland. The city's low cost of living, combined with The Ohio State University, draw renters who are students, professionals and families. Renters in Columbus often find careers in education, technology, government, research, insurance and health care. Renting in Columbus also offers excellent American, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Mediterranean, Japanese, Indian, Vietnamese, Thai and Ethiopian cuisines. Additionally, the Columbus City School District provides renters with more than 100 schools.

Columbus is not only a hub for education and sports but also an incubator for innovation and entrepreneurship. Its vibrant business environment includes several Fortune 500 companies, fostering job opportunities across various sectors. The city is also known for its lush parks and outdoor spaces, including the Scioto Mile, a string of parks along the river with interactive fountains and scenic pathways, making it an ideal locale for nature lovers and families alike. Cultural enthusiasts will appreciate the Columbus Museum of Art and the Wexner Center for the Arts, which contribute to the city's rich tapestry of artistic expression.

Renting in Columbus, OH

Renting in Columbus offers a handful of distinctly beautiful neighborhoods to choose from. For instance, for a historic neighborhood feel, German Village has restored, mid-1800s single-family houses and apartments for rent with brick exteriors. In contrast, downtown Columbus has modern condos and high-rise apartments for rent, whereas, north of the university, Clintonville has Tudor-style and Craftsman houses for rent near the water with greater rentals availability in Central Clintonville. Meanwhile, Old Town East has more than 50 styles of architecture, including stunning Dutch Colonial and bungalow rentals, in addition to condominium apartments for rent. Otherwise, Short North Arts District is an LGBT-friendly neighborhood with converted warehouse loft rentals and renovated condominium apartments for rent. Or, for a traditional suburban vibe, check out the single-family houses, townhouses and historic Victorian rentals in Bexley. The most affordable rentals are in Franklinton.

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Shopping in Columbus, OH

The Mall at Tuttle Crossing offers renters a varied selection of department stores, like Champs, H&M and rue21. Likewise, the Arena District, Easton Town Center and Polaris Fashion Place are other shopping hotspots when renting in Columbus. The Arena District has local brands at Experience Columbus and Easton Town Center boasts luxury brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Express, and is conveniently located just 15 minutes east of downtown Columbus rentals. Or, Polaris Fashion Place, which is north of downtown, has popular stores such as Sak's Fifth Avenue, Madewell and lululemon. Renters also have fresh local foods and international cuisines at the renowned North Market, which also hosts a weekly farmers' market. For unique boutique shopping, renters recommend The Brass Hands, The Look on Broadway and Red Giraffe Designs. And, for discounted shopping options, Tanger Outlets is just a short drive north on I-71.

Transportation in Columbus, OH

Renters are well-connected to the greater Columbus area via I-71, I-70, I-270, and I-670, and the Central Ohio Transit Authority operates more than 40 bus routes and on-demand services. Special routes like the Zoo Bus take renters to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, while Bus Route 9 takes renters to the Center of Science of Industry and the Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Bus Route 9 also takes renters to the Easton area, and the AirConnect route takes renters from John Glenn International Airport to downtown Columbus. The CBUS also takes renters on a circle from the North Arts District to the Brewery District. While renters in Columbus don't have access to Amtrak or any light rail system. Columbus promotes cycling with protected bike lanes and has options like Lyft, Uber, Zipcar, Free2Move, and scooter and bike rentals with Bird Scooters, Lime Scooters, CoGo Bike Share and pedicab services. Finally, John Glenn Columbus International Airport and Rickenbacker International Airport are the two major airports when renting in Columbus.

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