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Average Rent in Columbus, OH

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Columbus Studio - $1,1990%
Columbus 1 Bed - $1,379+1%
Columbus 2 Beds - $1,721+13%

Local Guide

See what Columbus, OH has to offer.

Local Reviews

Some architecture is really beautiful, access to a lot nearby parks, the families that live by who have been living nearby for generations.

My neighborhood is in a college town so there are always lots of house parties going on. There are a ton of bars and restaurants nearby & they are always busy, especially on the weekends. I enjoy going out to bars with friends.

Corner store close. The owner is friendly and cares about his customers.nothing unique. Papa John's. In the house.

Family friendly, there are shops and coffee shops close by. the neighbor is safe to walk in.neighbors are friendly

There's an airport nearby. The kids can play outside in the open space. It is usually pretty peaceful

1 thing is it is very safe. Another thing is that it's quiet. And another is it feels like a community.

Demographics

Education

High School

36%

Associate's

28%

Bachelor's

24%

Master's

10%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

44%

3 people

24%

4 people

18%

5 people

9%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

46%

50-100k

33%

100-150k

14%

150-200k

4%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

12%

20-45

42%

45-65

22%

65+

10%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*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, OH

In Columbus, OH, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,199 to $1,721. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Columbus, OH is $1,199. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,379. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,721.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

0%

Changed from $1,199 to $1,199
1 Bed

+1%

Changed from $1,365 to $1,379
2 Beds

+13%

Changed from $1,523 to $1,721

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
1%
12%
30%
26%
31%

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CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Dublin$1,522+7%
Westerville$1,122+14%
Hilliard$1,070+5%
Lancaster$1,011+6%
Mount Vernon$845+19%
Delaware$800+28%
Marysville$745+15%
Reynoldsburg$720--
Washington Court House$700--
Springfield$700+12%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Dublin$1,739+14%
New Albany$1,671+17%
Lewis Center$1,593+5%
Upper Arlington$1,586--
Westerville$1,410-2%
Groveport$1,397+47%
Canal Winchester$1,382--
Hilliard$1,323-2%
Grove City$1,301+6%
Lancaster$1,110+15%
Marysville$1,081+7%
Mount Vernon$975+10%
Delaware$945-5%
Reynoldsburg$8900%
Springfield$800+8%
Washington Court House$775-9%
Marion$7250%
Newark$5620%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Dublin$2,515+29%
Upper Arlington$2,425--
New Albany$2,284+21%
Lewis Center$1,766+3%
Hilliard$1,742-2%
Canal Winchester$1,734+42%
Marysville$1,723+5%
Groveport$1,672+55%
Grove City$1,664+1%
Westerville$1,550-3%
Lancaster$1,350-1%
Reynoldsburg$1,327+5%
Mount Vernon$1,075+12%
Delaware$955-18%
Washington Court House$900-5%
Springfield$900+16%
Marion$900+13%
Newark$6750%

Compare Neighborhoods

Old North Columbus

$700

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Franklinton

$712

1 Bed Avg. Rent

East of High

$750

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Columbus, OH?

For renters in Columbus seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Old North Columbus, Franklinton, and East of High, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $700, $712, and $750 respectively. Additional areas offering value are North Linden and Strawberry Farms, where the rents are $750 and $805, a favorable comparison to Columbus's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,379.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Columbus, OH?

In Columbus, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Northeast Columbus, Downtown, and Harrison West. A 1-bedroom apartment in Northeast Columbus averages at $1,880, in Downtown it averages $1,795, and in Harrison West, the average is $1,784. For additional high-end living options, Fifth by Northwest offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,757, and Northwest Columbus at $1,722. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,379 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbus, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Columbus, OH?

In Columbus, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Downtown, Italian Village, and Harrison West. In Downtown, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,795. Italian Village sees average rents of $1,643 for a 1-bedroom unit. Harrison West offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,784. For those seeking other popular areas, Victorian Village presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,575, and Dennison Place at $1,692. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,379 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbus, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Tuttle West$2,279+52%
Polaris$2,189+4%
Weinland Park$1,615+8%
East Columbus$1,560+144%
Northwest Columbus$1,454+43%
Northeast Columbus$1,440+7%
Downtown$1,410+10%
South Campus$1,400--
Victorian Village$1,395--
Franklinton$1,3350%
Fifth by Northwest$1,305--
Dennison Place$1,282+3%
University District$1,203-3%
Italian Village$1,137--
Short North$1,082-2%
South Columbus$927+3%
Clintonville$8240%
Hilltop$800--
Indianola Terrace$772+3%
Tri-Village$729--
East of High$725+12%
Independence Village$720--
Iuka Ravine$695--
Strawberry Farms$685+6%
Near East Columbus$639+7%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Northeast Columbus$1,880+6%
Downtown$1,795+17%
Harrison West$1,784+10%
Fifth by Northwest$1,757--
Northwest Columbus$1,722+18%
Tuttle West$1,695+27%
Dennison Place$1,692+16%
Italian Village$1,643-1%
Victorian Village$1,575+13%
Polaris$1,567-17%
Blacklick$1,552+55%
Short North$1,545+2%
Southwest Columbus$1,435--
German Village$1,410--
University District$1,385-12%
Schirm Farm$1,382--
Olde Town East$1,355--
Weinland Park$1,354-17%
West Albany$1,239+5%
South Columbus$1,138+34%
Westgate$1,095--
East Columbus$1,059+9%
Far South Hilltop$987--
Westland$974+3%
Hilltop$9600%
Riverbend$934-3%
Iuka Ravine$900+33%
Clintonville$8990%
Independence Village$890--
Indianola Terrace$850+13%
South Campus$850--
Lincoln Village$850--
Near East Columbus$849+15%
Tri-Village$809--
Strawberry Farms$805+5%
East of High$750--
North Linden$750--
Franklinton$712-50%
Old North Columbus$700--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$2,926+35%
Dennison Place$2,4950%
Harrison West$2,417+3%
Italian Village$2,342-4%
Northwest Columbus$2,321+26%
Fifth by Northwest$2,320--
Northeast Columbus$2,302+5%
Tuttle West$2,265+74%
Short North$2,145-18%
Franklinton$1,9850%
Weinland Park$1,956-13%
German Village$1,950--
Polaris$1,948+5%
University District$1,914-20%
Olde Town East$1,815--
Victorian Village$1,795-10%
Schirm Farm$1,734--
Blacklick$1,723+46%
Southwest Columbus$1,695--
Merion Village$1,450--
Old North Columbus$1,400-28%
West Albany$1,399-7%
Hilltop$1,345+29%
South Columbus$1,315+12%
East Columbus$1,300+3%
Independence Village$1,265--
South Campus$1,250-46%
Westgate$1,245--
Indianola Terrace$1,215-10%
Far South Hilltop$1,157+11%
Westland$1,155+1%
East of High$1,150+21%
Near East Columbus$1,144+5%
Clintonville$1,1290%
North Linden$1,129--
Iuka Ravine$1,100+22%
Riverbend$1,065+4%
Strawberry Farms$935+6%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

24%

15-30 Mins

50%

30-40 Mins

16%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 6161

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 176 of 241 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 174 of 241 renters

Percentage: 6363

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 149 of 241 renters

Percentage: 4444

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 132 of 241 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 193 of 241 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

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

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

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

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Columbus's coffee shop scene.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 12% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Columbus looks good for nightlife.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 16% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Columbus has a lot of style.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 8% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 21% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Columbus is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 9% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 29% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 31% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Columbus is a masterpiece for fine art lovers.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 29% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Columbus is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 64% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 211 of 241 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 209 of 241 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 206 of 241 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 197 of 241 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 183 of 241 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 178 of 241 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 173 of 241 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 171 of 241 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 169 of 241 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 164 of 241 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 156 of 241 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 153 of 241 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 146 of 241 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 143 of 241 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 131 of 241 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 125 of 241 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 128 of 241 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 186 of 241 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 186 of 241 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 191 of 241 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, OH

Overview of Columbus

Houses for rent in Columbus are great for families looking to for a place to relocate near one of the nation's top research universities or for young couples wanting to upgrade their housing in Ohio's capital city. One of the best neighborhoods for Columbus house rentals is Northwest Columbus. This suburban, residential neighborhood gives renters a combination of the green spaces of Ohio's agricultural past as well as the convenience of Ohio's largest city. Children will enjoy the other nearby families, while parents will enjoy the wide, safe streets. The whole family will enjoy Northwest Columbus' proximity to fun events and activities. 

The Columbus Zoo: 

Families with kids will enjoy renting in Northwest Columbus due to it's proximity to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, which is located directly to the north in Powell, Ohio. The zoo, run by famed animal expert Jack Hanna from 1978 to 1993, lies on the picturesque shore of O'Shaughnessy Reservoir along the Scioto River. The zoo is home to thousands of species of animals, divided into regions of the world, including Asia Quest, Australia and the Islands, Expedition Congo: African Forest and North America. Its star attraction is 57-year-old Colo, a Western lowland gorilla, and the first of its species born at the Columbus Zoo. Other diverse animals include the African leopard, American bison, Asian elephant, bald eagle, koala and dozens more, all just as exotic. The zoo is also well-known for its conservation efforts like Partners in Conservation, which established conservation incentives for people in Rwanda to protect animals like Colo and her habitat.

In addition to animals, the zoo also offers attractions such as a water park named Zoombezi Bay, Safari Golf, an 18-hole golf course, as well as food and shops. Visitors can enjoy year-round and seasonal tours, including Winter in the Wilds, Open-Air Safari and Wildside Tours.

Aquarium

Along with the Columbus Zoo, there is an aquarium that brings just as many exotic creatures to the backyards of renters in Northwest Columbus houses. The aquarium gives area residents a chance to see fish and other aquatic animals from around the globe. From alligators, snakes, snapping turtles and Gila monsters to penguins, sharks, manatees and stingrays, the aquarium houses and teaches about dozens of species of animals. Aside from viewing the animals, kids will enjoy the special educational activities. The Tide Pool at Discovery Reef gives kids the opportunity to reach in and get there hands wet, while the Reptile Keeper Lab lets children safely experience turtles, snakes and lizards up close. The Discovery Reef even has a diver that tell kids about the different sea creatures as he swims along with them in the tank. 

Living in a house for rent in Northwest Columbus will give families hundreds of benefits with plentiful local parks, neighborhood activities, easy downtown access and the advantage of having Ohio State University right nearby. But this comfortable residential neighborhood also has the distinction of housing hundreds of rare and foreign creatures that your family will love to visit and learn about. 

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