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Average Rent in Columbus, GA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Columbus Studio - $725+8%
Columbus 1 Bed - $981+3%
Columbus 2 Beds - $1,062+6%
Last updated 6/17/2024

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Local Reviews

My backyard, the close shops, the TINY house payment. We have owned this house forever and it is all we can afford.

It's safe , that's unique if you are in Columbus , ga . Fav restaurant is 'El Carrizo ' I like going to Atlanta with family and friends

Stores are in the area and some restaurants greyhound bus is here the rent is not foolish but most of all it's in Abad area but nothing has happened since I be been here

It's close to stores and restaurants. I love that it's close to the public library. Good schools are within walking distance.

Nice elderly people. Grocery stores close and like to take my mom to her likable restaurant. There's not much to do other than that.

It is near food places. My favorite local businesses are burger king and circle k. I like going to the lake and park with my family and friends.

Demographics

Education

High School

40%

Associate's

36%

Bachelor's

16%

Master's

7%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

45%

3 people

23%

4 people

19%

5 people

8%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

53%

50-100k

29%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

3%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

13%

20-45

36%

45-65

23%

65+

13%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/17/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Columbus, GA

In Columbus, GA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $725 to $1,062. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Columbus, GA is $725. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $981. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,062.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+8%

Changed from $671 to $725
1 Bed

+3%

Changed from $952 to $981
2 Beds

+6%

Changed from $1,002 to $1,062
Last updated 6/17/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
11%
31%
29%
18%
12%

Compare Other Cities

City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Lagrange$1,295+4%
Midland$1,205+5%
Valley$1,175--
Auburn$1,150+11%
Opelika$900+17%
Hogansville$895-6%
Phenix City$887-2%
West Point$650--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Midland$1,467-21%
Valley$1,375-13%
Opelika$1,312+31%
Lagrange$1,095-26%
Phenix City$1,003+8%
Auburn$890+21%
West Point$725--

Compare Neighborhoods

South Columbus

$637

1 Bed Avg. Rent

East Columbus

$650

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Columbus, GA?

For renters in Columbus seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are South Columbus, East Columbus, and Wynnton Village Historic District, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $637, $650, and $754 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Downtown Columbus and Downtown Historic District, where the rents are $850 and $850, a favorable comparison to Columbus's overall 1-bedroom average of $981.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Columbus, GA?

In Columbus, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are North Columbus, Beallwood, and North Highland. A 1-bedroom apartment in North Columbus averages at $1,192, in Beallwood it averages $1,100, and in North Highland, the average is $1,100. For additional high-end living options, St. Elmo offers 1-bedroom apartments at $926, and Panhandle at $924. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $981 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbus, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Columbus, GA?

In Columbus, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Midtown, Wynnton Village Historic District, and St. Elmo. In Midtown, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $875. Wynnton Village Historic District sees average rents of $754 for a 1-bedroom unit. St. Elmo offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $926. For those seeking other popular areas, Downtown Columbus presents 1-bedroom apartments at $850, and East Columbus at $650. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $981 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbus, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
North Columbus$1,650+17%
Downtown Columbus$1,2850%
Beallwood$1,215-2%
Panhandle$1,142+81%
Midtown$725+9%
East Columbus$4990%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
North Columbus$1,192+1%
Beallwood$1,1000%
North Highland$1,1000%
St. Elmo$926+6%
Panhandle$924+1%
Midtown$875+2%
Downtown Columbus$850-47%
Downtown Historic District$850--
Wynnton Village Historic District$754+13%
East Columbus$6500%
South Columbus$637+1%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
North Columbus$1,455-1%
Beallwood$1,415+24%
North Highland$1,415+24%
Panhandle$1,172+2%
St. Elmo$999+6%
Downtown Columbus$979--
Downtown Historic District$979--
Midtown$973+7%
East Wynnton$890--
Wynnton Village Historic District$7850%
East Columbus$7650%
South Columbus$750-3%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

31%

15-30 Mins

51%

30-40 Mins

9%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3535

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 25 of 38 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 23 of 38 renters

Percentage: 3737

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 23 of 38 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Columbus gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 25% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Columbus.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 8% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 32% more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 6% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Columbus.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 10% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Columbus doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 7% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 14% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Columbus doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 15% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Columbus.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 13% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Columbus.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 58% more coffee shops than average
  3. 68% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 33 of 38 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 32 of 38 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 32 of 38 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 31 of 38 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 28 of 38 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 26 of 38 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 26 of 38 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 26 of 38 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 24 of 38 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 24 of 38 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 23 of 38 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 22 of 38 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 21 of 38 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 19 of 38 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 21 of 38 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 23 of 38 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 28 of 38 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 29 of 38 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 29 of 38 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 33 of 38 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Columbus

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About

Columbus, GA

Overview of Columbus

Columbus, Georgia, lies about 100 miles south of the state's capital, Atlanta. The city is perhaps best known for its proximity to the United States Army post Fort Benning, but there's something in Columbus for everyone - from its baseball and football stadiums to its opera house and space science center.

The Chattahoochee River runs through the city, which is populated by nearly 190,000 residents, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Columbus is known for its southern hospitality and, like many of Georgia's larger cities, it displays an impressive ability to maintain a small-town feel despite its size. Those looking for a blend of urbanity and old-fashioned southern charm would do well to search for Columbus apartments for rent.

Living in Columbus, GA

Once the site of a Creek Indian village, Columbus was established as a trading post in 1828, and its predominant industry was textiles. Today, it takes up approximately 218 square miles.

Columbus comprises one-third of the Fall Line Cities, along with Augusta and Macon, meaning it lies along the geographic area where the Piedmont region meets the Atlantic Coastal Plain. In layman's terms, that means the north side of the city is hilly, while the south is made up of flat plains. In short, those living in North Columbus, where established homes commingle with up-and-coming subdivisions, have a different experience in contrast to the residents of South Columbus, who are mainly military thanks to the area's proximity to Fort Benning.

Those fond of shopping may be interested in Columbus apartments in the MidTown part of the city, the residential and commercial area that contains the Peachtree Mall. However, MidTown has a lot more going for it than that. Cyclists will likely be attracted to the area as well, given the fact that it's home to the four-loop Flat Rock Park Mountain Bike Course and the 14-mile multi-use Chattahoochee Riverwalk.

Columbus Work and Study

Columbus State University (CSU), which offers 46 undergraduate and 42 graduate degrees, is one of the largest educational institutions in the area, but by no means the only one. Those who are looking for Columbus rentals and are interested in further education may also consider Troy University and Columbus Technical College.

Then, of course, there's Fort Benning itself. An estimated 120,000 soldiers, military retirees, family members, contractors and civilians live, work and use services on the base, which is where the country's armor and infantry soldiers come to train. It is by far the area's largest employer, although payment processing corporation TSYS and the Muscogee County School District also have a significant presence.

Rentals in Columbus, GA and Cost of Living

U.S. Census Bureau figures put the median gross rent for apartments in Columbus at $758, although, as always, the cost varies significantly depending on location, size and condition. As of March 2012, the city's cost of living index was 84.2 - significantly lower than the national average of 100.

Columbus Attractions and Special Events

Columbus stays in touch with its heritage - in fact, there's a whole park dedicated to its industrial past. Heritage Park is a hub of historic houses and statues in an idyllic setting of greenery and fountains, which is especially apt given that Columbus is known as the Fountain City. For those with more modern interests, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center - which is just across the street from Heritage Park - is a must. The center, a division of CSU, boasts a state-of-the-art planetarium, as well as interactive lobby displays - including seven flight simulators.

Those interested in the arts will have no shortage of venues to frequent. Columbus is home to the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts and the Rankin Arts Center, and has its own symphony orchestra - the third oldest in the country.

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