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Average Rent in Columbia, MD

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Columbia Studio - $1,7990%
Columbia 1 Bed - $1,922+13%
Columbia 2 Beds - $2,113+12%
Last updated 6/15/2024

Local Guide

See what Columbia, MD has to offer.

Local Reviews

I like the woods and the paths that cut through the woods throughout the neighborhoods. I also like most of the restaurants.

Safe. Nearby liquor store. Family nearby. Quiet. No worries. Pretty to look at. Close to everything. Parks

I like that the neighborhood is 55 plus; it keeps it from being filled with loud, rude children. It's close to hospitals and shopping. My neighbors are quiet, and they are mostly polite.

I that is has a lot of green space, with places to walk and parks. I like the feeling of community in this area.

I like that there is a homeless shelter close by. I like the greenspace across the street. It is a nice area for me to go for a run, or to walk my dog.

The bars and breweries around the area. There's a lot of restaurants that are small businesses that appearing. I love the Diversity as well. That is something important for me. And I really love how it's pet friendly as well. I think having lots of people who are walking dogs gives you lots of eyes on the property and area.

Demographics

Education

High School

18%

Associate's

21%

Bachelor's

33%

Master's

22%

Doctorate

5%

Family Size

2 people

43%

3 people

24%

4 people

21%

5 people

8%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

19%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

23%

150-200k

14%

200k+

17%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

13%

20-45

34%

45-65

26%

65+

15%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/15/2024

*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 Columbia, MD

In Columbia, MD, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,799 to $2,113. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Columbia, MD is $1,799. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,922. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,113.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

0%

Changed from $1,799 to $1,799
1 Bed

+13%

Changed from $1,701 to $1,922
2 Beds

+12%

Changed from $1,887 to $2,113
Last updated 6/15/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
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3%
12%
85%

Compare Other Cities

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Manassas$2,637+9%
Arlington$2,117+4%
Bethesda$2,079+18%
Fairfax$2,044+3%
Washington$2,025-1%
Frederick$1,951-8%
Rockville$1,9450%
Columbia$1,7990%
Alexandria$1,778-7%
Annapolis$1,750-3%
Silver Spring$1,732+8%
Germantown$1,7090%
Falls Church$1,705+6%
Towson$1,680+8%
Gaithersburg$1,679-13%
Owings Mills$1,605+4%
Woodbridge$1,5450%
Glen Burnie$1,526-6%
Baltimore$1,461-7%
Laurel$1,411-17%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Ashburn$3,316+51%
Bethesda$2,546-3%
Annapolis$2,523+5%
Arlington$2,512+4%
Washington$2,455-1%
Reston$2,260+5%
Rockville$2,205+3%
Fairfax$2,1570%
Manassas$2,061+12%
Gaithersburg$2,057-6%
Alexandria$2,0470%
Silver Spring$2,000+3%
Frederick$1,948+11%
Columbia$1,922+13%
Falls Church$1,900+5%
Laurel$1,876+11%
Towson$1,853+4%
Woodbridge$1,826+1%
Owings Mills$1,749+2%
Germantown$1,644-12%
Glen Burnie$1,474+1%
Baltimore$1,451+5%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Bethesda$3,5420%
Arlington$3,490+4%
Washington$3,332-4%
Reston$2,951+15%
Annapolis$2,756-5%
Fairfax$2,737+5%
Rockville$2,723-1%
Ashburn$2,689+5%
Alexandria$2,598+6%
Gaithersburg$2,389-11%
Laurel$2,377+14%
Falls Church$2,365+11%
Manassas$2,333+16%
Towson$2,327+3%
Silver Spring$2,309+2%
Frederick$2,217+9%
Woodbridge$2,189+5%
Columbia$2,113+12%
Owings Mills$2,095-1%
Germantown$2,0010%
Glen Burnie$1,767+1%
Baltimore$1,670+2%

Compare Neighborhoods

Wilde Lake

$1,250

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Long Reach

$1,483

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Phelps Luck

$1,483

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Columbia, MD?

For renters in Columbia seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Wilde Lake, Long Reach, and Phelps Luck, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,250, $1,483, and $1,483 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Bryant Woods and Stevens Forest, where the rents are $1,500 and $1,592, a favorable comparison to Columbia's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,922.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Columbia, MD?

In Columbia, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Owen Brown, Hickory Ridge, and Fairway Hills. A 1-bedroom apartment in Owen Brown averages at $2,074, in Hickory Ridge it averages $2,025, and in Fairway Hills, the average is $2,002. For additional high-end living options, Huntington offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,930, and Harpers Choice at $1,754. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,922 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Columbia, MD?

In Columbia, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Huntington, Kings Contrivance, and Phelps Luck. In Huntington, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,930. Kings Contrivance sees average rents of $1,675 for a 1-bedroom unit. Phelps Luck offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,483. For those seeking other popular areas, Long Reach presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,483, and Oakland Mills at $1,592. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,922 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Owen Brown$2,074+5%
Hickory Ridge$2,025+7%
Fairway Hills$2,002+8%
Huntington$1,930+15%
Harpers Choice$1,754+9%
Downtown Columbia$1,700--
Kings Contrivance$1,675-1%
Stevens Forest$1,592+1%
Oakland Mills$1,592+1%
Bryant Woods$1,500--
Long Reach$1,483+16%
Phelps Luck$1,483+16%
Wilde Lake$1,2500%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Huntington$2,652+38%
Downtown Columbia$2,500+9%
Owen Brown$2,376+4%
Fairway Hills$2,285-10%
Hickory Ridge$2,283+5%
Harpers Choice$2,249+8%
Long Reach$2,140+7%
Phelps Luck$2,140+46%
Kings Contrivance$2,000+5%
River Hill$2,000--
Wilde Lake$1,971+36%
Bryant Woods$1,900+6%
Stevens Forest$1,795-4%
Oakland Mills$1,795-4%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

22%

15-30 Mins

30%

30-40 Mins

18%

40-60 Mins

17%

60+ Mins

13%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4444

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 22 of 34 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 23 of 34 renters

Percentage: 4141

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 21 of 34 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Columbia is a good fit.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 15% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Columbia.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 65% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Columbia.

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

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 30% fewer coffee shops 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. 53% more parks than average
  3. 57% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Columbia doesn't tip the scales.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 55% more 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 Columbia.

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

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

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

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Columbia is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 19% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 47% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 50% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 79% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 32 of 34 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 30 of 34 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 30 of 34 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 29 of 34 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 29 of 34 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 26 of 34 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 26 of 34 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 25 of 34 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 25 of 34 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 21 of 34 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 20 of 34 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 19 of 34 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 18 of 34 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 17 of 34 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 17 of 34 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 18 of 34 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 19 of 34 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 25 of 34 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 26 of 34 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 29 of 34 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Columbia

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Columbia, MD$1,922$2,113
Ellicott City, MD 2.9 miles$1,795$2,200
Baltimore, MD 12.6 miles$1,451$1,670
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Laurel, MD 9.8 miles$1,876$2,377
Washington, DC 26.3 miles$2,455$3,332
Arlington, VA 27.5 miles$2,512$3,490
Owings Mills, MD 12.8 miles$1,749$2,095
Rockville, MD 20 miles$2,205$2,723
Towson, MD 16.9 miles$1,853$2,327