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    300 Springboro Ln., Columbus, OH 43235
    18 Units available
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    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.

    4.5/5 Cody R. on Oct 4, 2022

    Good place to live

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    2645 Hard Rd Bedford, Columbus, OH 43235
    23 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,105+
    • $1,347+
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    When you step into our Columbus Apartments you’ll feel at home. Heathermoor and Bedford Commons apartments offer distinctively different styles that are sure to fit your lifestyle.   Our coveted location in the Dublin School District puts you within minutes from Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Curious Caves, and Ohio State University.   Step into flexible living at Heathermoor and Bedford Commons Apartments, and step up to possibility.

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    1390 Christopher Wren Dr, Columbus, OH 43230
    16 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,176+
    • $1,316+
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    5/5 Maria on Jul 29, 2022

    Amo vivir en este lugar

    4/5 Anonymous on Sep 1, 2022

    Locatiob great. Need better sidewalk for handicap accessiability for walkers. Would like if they could shovel sidewalks during the winter.

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    Stainless Steel Sink With Faucet In Kitchen at Runaway Bay, Columbus, OH - Photo Gallery 2 Living Area Interior at Runaway Bay, Columbus, Ohio - Photo Gallery 3
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    1480 Runaway Bay Drive, Columbus, OH 43204
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    • $1,036+
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    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.

    5/5 megan on Jul 23, 2022

    like it here

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    550 Branden Bush Ct, Columbus, OH 43228
    9 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,006+
    • $1,146+
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    600 Trinity Marsh, Columbus, OH 43228
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    2325 Marlborough Court, Columbus, OH 43229
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    • $1,350
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    1350 Underwood Farms Blvd., Gahanna, OH 43230
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    • $1,170+
    • $1,210+
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    1121 Mirror Lake Place, Columbus, OH 43228
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    • $1,070+
    • $1,365+
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    5001 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214
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    • $1,429+
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    300 Springboro Ln., Columbus, OH 43235
    18 Units available
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    1116 Harrison, Columbus, OH 43201
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    6851 Sharon Court, Columbus, OH 43229
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    5312 Gatehouse Drive, Columbus, OH 43213
    7 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $905
    • $1,425+
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    8500 Sancus Blvd, Columbus, OH 43240
    9 Units available
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    • $1,128+
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    2645 Hard Rd Bedford, Columbus, OH 43235
    23 Units available
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    • $1,105+
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    1076 Josephine Claire Way, Suite 103, Columbus, OH 43220
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    • $1,644+
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    858 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212
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    1466 Summit Ave., Columbus, OH 43201
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    1410 Worthington Ridge Blvd., Worthington, OH 43085
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    • $1,160+
    • $1,280+
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    1390 Christopher Wren Dr, Columbus, OH 43230
    16 Units available
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    • $1,176+
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    Community Development For All People II, Columbus, OH 43206
    2 Units available
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    • $665+
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    9180 Antares Ave., Columbus, OH 43240
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    3691 Albany Chase Road, Columbus, OH 43230
    18 Units available
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    • $1,194+
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    2300 Deewood Dr, Columbus, OH 43229
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $979
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    1480 Runaway Bay Drive, Columbus, OH 43204
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    • $1,036+
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    8900 Lyra Dr., Columbus, OH 43240
    29 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,009
    • $1,285+
    • $1,693+
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    1307 Yorkland Road, Columbus, OH 43232
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    • $840
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    3819 Plane Tree Drive West, Columbus, OH 43228
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    • $895
    • $1,075+
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    5028 Dierker Rd, Columbus, OH 43220
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    • $925
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    550 Branden Bush Ct, Columbus, OH 43228
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    4991 - 5003 Arbor Village Dr., Columbus, OH 43214
    8 Units available
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    5160 Preferred Place, Hilliard, OH 43026
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    4515 Desantis Court, Suite 101, Columbus, OH 43214
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    • $1,569+
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    265 East State Street, Columbus, OH 43215
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    600 Trinity Marsh, Columbus, OH 43228
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    • $976+
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    5300 Riverside Drive, Upper Arlington, OH 43220
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    • $1,275+
    • $1,630+
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    2255 Country Corner Dr., Columbus, OH 43220
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    5354 Deerbrook Ln., Columbus, OH 43213
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    230 E Long St, Columbus, OH 43215
    17 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,219+
    • $2,050+
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    1401 Aschinger Blvd, Columbus, OH 43212
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    • $1,135
    • $1,435
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    5391 Renner Road, Columbus, OH 43228
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    820 E Long Street, Columbus, OH 43203
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    • $920+
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    3255 Mckinley Ave, Columbus, OH 43204
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    2299 River Oaks Drive, Columbus, OH 43228
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    • $1,199
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    2143 Winslow Dr, Columbus, OH 43207
    10 Units available
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    • $639+
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    117 E. Seventh Ave., Columbus, OH 43201
    2 Units available
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,050
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    7200 Chadwood Lane, Dublin, OH 43017
    5 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,260
    • $1,370
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    1821 Kenny Road Apt. E, Columbus, OH 43212
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    6221 Ambleside Dr, Columbus, OH 43229
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Average rent in Columbus, OH

$1,164/mo Columbus, OH average rental price, July 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Columbus, OH is $1,164.

Columbus, OH apartment rent ranges

About 40% of apartment rents in Columbus, OH range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 13% of apartments. Around 36% of Columbus’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 8% 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 30 Nov 2022.

What are the best apartments in Columbus, OH?

The best apartments in Columbus, OH are: Runaway Bay, Springburne, Heathermoor and Bedford Commons Apartments, The Residence at Christopher Wren Apartments and Trinity Lakes Apartments.

What is the average rent in Columbus, OH?

The average rent in Columbus, OH is $1,164. 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 $410 and $3,995. 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 $385 and $3,800. 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 $453 and $5,995. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Columbus, OH.

What type of rental buildings are in Columbus, OH?

In Columbus, 55% of the residents are renting compared to 45% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 9% of Columbus’s rentals, 72% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 18% are single-family rentals.

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

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 Columbus are about 36 years old, on average. Of these, 29% 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 91% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 8% are mid-rises, and 1.0% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Columbus, OH?

Studio apartments in Columbus are around 3% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 38% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 52% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

Columbus, OH in the news

Renter's guide to Columbus, OH

The city of Columbus, Ohio is the largest city in the state and is also the capital. Columbus is the 15th largest city in the country with a population of around 805,100 people. In 2012, Columbus was ranked as one of Business Week’s Best Fifty Cities in America. Forbes magazine also recognized Columbus as being one of the top cities for businesses in the nation in 2013, giving it an A rating.

Columbus is only 106 miles from Cincinnati, the third largest city in Ohio. Columbus is 143 miles to Cleveland, the second largest city in Ohio. Columbus is about 350 miles to Chicago, Illinios another major city in the Midwest and a mere 146 miles to Toledo, Ohio. Columbus is only 183 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The weather in Columbus is humid in the summer and Columbus is known for having warm summers. However, the winters do not have heavy snowfall due to the city being too far south from Lake Eerie to experience the lake effect. Columbus is also out of the path of Nor’easters, further sparing it heavy winter snowstorms.

Tips for renting in Columbus, OH

In Columbus, renters’ rights are protected under the Ohio Landlord Law. One tip; before taking possession of an apartment, a good idea is to walk through and check items that may need to be repaired. If there are any, it is advisable to delay moving in until the repairs can be made.

Make sure the landlord promises to make the repairs in writing if a move cannot be stalled. Keep detailed records and request promises in writing from a landlord.

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Columbus, OH demographics

Columbus, OH has a population of 889,079 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 455,328 of Columbus’s residents are women and 433,751 are men. The median age of those who live in Columbus, OH is 32.4.

Living in Columbus, OH

Columbus is probably best known as being the home of The Ohio State University. The Ohio State University football team is a top ranked team year after year and their home games attract hundreds of thousands of people to the city. Columbus is also well known for its Zoo. Columbus has a top tier Zoo and Aquarium and a lively art scene but lack of public transit is one of Columbus’s weak spots.

Columbus, OH households

  • 191,495 Family
    171,131 Non-family
  • 100,930 Children
    261,696 No Children
  • 362,626Total Number of Households
  • 2.39Average People Per Household
  • $54,902Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 362,626 households in Columbus, OH. 191,495 are family households and 171,131 are non-family households. There are 100,930 households with children in Columbus and 261,696 households without children. On average, about 2.39 people live in a household in Columbus, OH.

Things to do in Columbus, OH

Columbus has a fantastic dining scene. Brassica was named Columbus' Best New Restaurants of 2015 by Alive.com. Schmidt's Sausage Haus is an excellent place for German cuisine lovers, whereas Skillet, Rustic.Urban.Food is the go-to-place for those who fancy New American fare.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offers wonderful opportunities to see animals such as the Zoo’s new polar bear cub, Nora. The aquarium also offers hands on opportunities for guests to touch marine animals like starfish. The Heart of Africa is a new Columbus zoo exhibit that spans 43 acres and features giraffes.

The Columbus Museum of Art, COMA, is a stand out in the Columbus art community. The museum hosts rotating exhibits, notably a Picasso exhibit, and also has its own impressive collection of art. This cultural hotspot offers fantastic opportunities to experience art in Columbus.

The Columbus Arts Festival has been held annually for nearly forty years and takes place along the Scioto River east side featuring nearly 300 artisans and craftspeople along with entertainment and food, ranging from gourmet to “street treats.”

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The Columbus Arts Festival has been held annually for nearly forty years and takes place along the Scioto River east side featuring nearly 300 artisans and craftspeople along with entertainment and food, ranging from gourmet to “street treats.”

The Ohio State Fair is an annual event that the Travel Channel calls “one of the country’s best state fairs.” The state fair is held every summer from late July until early August.

Parks in Columbus

Columbus has a variety of parks for residents to enjoy. Schiller Park is a favorite of many Columbus residents. Schiller Park features green space, a playground, tennis courts, fishing ponds and has an open air stage for outdoor entertainment. Whetstone Park is another top park in Columbus. The park is 146 acres with a rose garden, community center and athletic fields. Both these parks are free to the public.

Columbus has a variety of parks for residents to enjoy. Schiller Park is a favorite of many Columbus residents. Schiller Park features green space, a playground, tennis courts, fishing ponds and has an open air stage for outdoor entertainment. Whetstone Park is another top park in Columbus. The park is 146 acres with a rose garden, community center and athletic fields. Both these parks are free to the public.

Shopping in Columbus

Top tier shopping in Columbus can be found at Easton Town Center. Easton Town Center has stores like Nordstrom, Coach, and Apple and over twenty-one million shoppers visit Easton Town Center each year. The Short North district also offers shopping with many funky and unique boutiques.

Sports in Columbus

In addition to Ohio State University’s sports programs, Columbus has other exciting sports teams to follow. Columbus has a professional hockey team, the Blue Jackets. Attending a Blue Jackets game is fun for the entire family or a great date night. Columbus also has a minor league baseball team, the Columbus Clippers, who are a Triple A affiliate of the nearby Cleveland Indians. Columbus has the football fan, hockey fan, and baseball fan covered.

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Columbus, OH employment & economy

The largest employer in Columbus is Ohio State University, which employs 29,000+ people.  The State of Ohio is the second largest employer. Since Columbus is the capital it is no surprise the state employs so many people, around 22,000. JP Morgan Chase, which employs around 12,000 people is another top employer and Nationwide Financial is behind JP Morgan Chase employing around 11,000 people. In many ways Columbus is a “college town” due to the Universities influence but the finance sector is also a major industry in the city.

Education in Columbus, OH

In addition to Ohio State University, Columbus is also home to Columbus State University, which offers undergraduate and graduate programs. The campus is 132 acres, situated in downtown Columbus, and the enrollment is around 8,300 undergraduates and graduate students. In contrast, Ohio State University has an enrollment of around 65,000 students making it one of the largest universities in the nation. It covers 1,764 acres. 

Columbus has a large public school district with around 110 schools for younger students. The public school system offers top notch education for students from kindergarten to high school. The vision of the public school district in Columbus is to provide a “world class model of public education” and prepare students in Columbus to meet their full potential.

Columbus, OH education statistics

The level of education of the population of Columbus, OH is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 32% completed some high school, 24% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 23% have a Bachelor Degree, and 11% have a Graduate Degree.

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