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Apartments for Rent in Columbus, OH
754 Rentals Available

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    Stafford & Proprietors, Worthington, OH 43085
    1 BED $635
    2 BEDS $700
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    1939 S 9Th Ave, Columbus, OH 43207
    2 BEDS $1,500
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    5554 Covert Drive, Columbus, OH 43231
    Studio $816
    1 BED $936+
    2 BEDS $1,011+
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    500 S Hamilton Rd, Columbus, OH 43213
    1 BED $675
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    2523 Atwood Terrace, Columbus, OH 43211
    2 BEDS $950
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    6677 Guinevere Dr, Columbus, OH 43229
    Studio Ask for Pricing
    1 BED Ask for Pricing
    2 BEDS Ask for Pricing
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    1654 Smith Road, Columbus, OH 43207
    3 BEDS $1,500
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    27 W Jenkins Ave, Columbus, OH 43207
    1 BED $381+
    2 BEDS $453+
    3 BEDS $511+
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    783 South James Road, Columbus, OH 43227
    2 BEDS $550
    3 BEDS $600
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    251 N Brinker Avenue, Columbus, OH 43204
    2 BEDS $1,400
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    1349 Island Bay Drive, Columbus, OH 43235
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    35 Broadmeadows Blvd., Columbus, OH 43214
    Studio $80
    1 BED $575
    2 BEDS $600
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    1736 Pheasant Run West, Columbus, OH 43228
    2 BEDS $655
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    1315 Melrose Avenue, Columbus, OH 43224
    2 BEDS $1,200
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    855-857-859-861 Oakland Park Ave, Columbus, OH 43224
    2 BEDS $1,175
    3 BEDS $1,425
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    216 N Wheatland Ave, Columbus, OH 43204
    1 BED $671+
    2 BEDS $802+
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    3284 Mallcreek Ct, Columbus, OH 43223
    4 BEDS Ask for Pricing
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    1349 Island Bay Drive, Columbus, OH 43235
    3 BEDS $1,100+
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    1840 Lockbourne Road, Columbus, OH 43207
    1 BED $760+
    2 BEDS $840+
    3 BEDS $770+
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    Noddymill Lane, Worthington, OH 43085
    2 BEDS $1,500
    3 BEDS Ask for Pricing
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    1863 Bairsford Drive, Columbus, OH 43232
    3 BEDS Ask for Pricing
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    33 W. Morrill Ave, Columbus, OH 43207
    1 BED $925
    2 BEDS $1,095
    3 BEDS $1,235
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    1774 East Main St, Columbus, OH 43205
    1 BED $395+
    2 BEDS $473+
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    4 BEDS Ask for Pricing
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    1113 Oakwood Avenue, Columbus, OH 43206
    2 BEDS $600

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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

What are the best apartments in Columbus, OH?

The best apartments in Columbus, OH are: Spring Creek, Runaway Bay Apartments, Residences at Topiary Park, Springburne and Sonnenblick.

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 $381 and $3,397. 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 $453 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 $440 and $4,182. 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 10% 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 average age of rental buildings in Columbus is 36 years old, with 30% 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, 8% are mid-sized buildings, and 2% 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.

Columbus, OH in the news

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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