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Amazing Deals in Cincinnati: 5 Great-Value Apartments for Rent Asking $600/Month (or Less!)

Dubbed “Queen City of the West”, Cincinnati – one of the most thriving Midwest cities – has a lot going for it. In addition to being the global headquarters of corporations like The Kroger Food Company, Macy’s, and Procter & Gamble, it’s also home to the University of Cincinnati and one of the nation’s oldest bars, Arnold’s Bar and Grill.

Even with a growing job market, living in Cincinnati doesn’t have to be expensive. Not only is the overall cost of living here quite decent, but the average rent of $847/month is also substantially below the national average of $1,175/month, according to Yardi Matrix. So if you’re a budget-minded renter looking for a nice apartment packed with amenities, you’re sure to find it in Cincy!

Just to make things even more appealing, we’ve lowered our target to apartments for rent in Cincinnati under $600/month! Enjoy this collection of exceptional apartments at affordable prices:

Montana Valley Apartments, Westwood: $530 for a 1-bed apartment, 500 sq ft.

The elegant Montana Valley Apartments is a serene community, ideal for any renter looking for a quiet retreat while still being in the middle of the city. With walking trails, an on-site pool, and surrounded by Mt. Airy Forest, the pet-friendly complex is perfect for nature lovers. Apartments boast in-unit washer/dryer connections, dishwashers, carpeting, and window coverings. In addition, some units feature over-sized closets, breakfast bars, coveted exposed-brick walls, and cozy fireplaces. The proximity to local universities and downtown makes these 1-bedroom apartments an excellent choice for both studying and enjoying the local nightlife.

Montana Valley Apartments in Cincinnati
$530/month for a one-bed apartment at Montana Valley, in Cincinnati. Images via RENTCafe.

Whispering Pines, Mount Washington: $613 for a 3-bed apartment, 1,050 sq ft.

You’ll be hard pressed to find a better deal on a 3-bedroom apartment than at Whispering Pines. Located on the east side of Cincinnati, this beautiful community surrounded by mature landscaping provides a pool perfect for the whole family, paid heat, 24-hr. emergency maintenance, and on-site laundry facilities. With its proximity to local bus lines, it’s easy to reach downtown without using your car. If you’re looking for a garden home with a lot of room, fully equipped kitchens, patios and balconies, in a location where you can relax and rewind, then you should definitely check out this pet-friendly community. 

Whispering Pines Apartments in Cincinnati
$613/month for a 3-bed apartment at Whispering Pines in Cincinnati. Images via RENTCafe.

The Residences at Summit View, Price Hill: $524 for a 1-bed apartment, 625 sq ft.

Imagine yourself living within a 32-acre community, packed with a basketball court, sand volleyball, a sparkling outdoor pool and a heated indoor one, a clubhouse with Wi-Fi, picnic areas, a fitness center, a tennis court, and many other perks. Well, dream no more, as for less than $600 a month you can enjoy all these at the The Residences at Summit View. Just 10 minutes away from Downtown and the University of Cincinnati, this is a great location for both students and families. Besides extra storage options, carpeting, and convenient dishwashers, the units boast awesome views of Downtown and the Riverfront from the private balconies. 

The Residences at Summit View in Cincinnati

Colonial Ridge, Pleasant Ridge: $545 for a studio apartment, 420 sq ft.

The red-brick Colonial Ridge Apartments have a warm and friendly atmosphere – with large trees and wide open spaces for tossing a ball around, reading, or just enjoying the outdoors. The personal patios and private entrances make these studio apartments both convenient and secluded – while still being just minutes away from both I-71 and I-75, and close to Kenwood and Hyde Park shopping. Inside, renters will appreciate the double sinks, carpeting, linen closets, and all the additional storage space. Consider making one of these studio apartments your new home in North Cincinnati.

Colonial Ridge Apartments in Cincinnati
$545/month for a studio at Colonial Ridge Apartments in Cincinnati. Images via RENTCafe.

Summit East Apartments, Roselawn: $560 for a 2-bed apartment, 950 sq ft.

A 55+ community, Summit East Apartments provides a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the town, while still being close to everything. The pet-friendly complex offers a gorgeous courtyard for long walks, a clubhouse, and a pristine pool – all within a secure neighborhood and with an involved on-site staff. Jump on 75 and easily reach Downtown, as these 1-bedroom apartments with patios and full kitchens are just minutes away from the city center. Pets are welcome!

Summit East Apartments in Cincinnati
$540 for a 2-bed apartment at Summit East in Cincinnati. Images via RENTCafe.

Regardless of your budget or lifestyle, “Queen City” has the perfect apartment to meet your needs. Take a look at many more apartments for rent in Cincinnati and discover your next home.

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Nicoleta Iudean

Online content developer Nicky Iudean loves writing about real estate, interior design, and lifestyle topics for RENTCafé. She gets inspiration for a healthier and happier way of living from her 4-year old son. You can reach Nicoleta by email or Twitter.

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