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Average Rent in Columbia, SC

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Columbia Studio - $1,234+23%
Columbia 1 Bed - $1,100-2%
Columbia 2 Beds - $1,249-2%

Local Guide

See what Columbia, SC has to offer.

Local Reviews

I like that there are a lot of shopping and dining options. I like to explore the bars and food nearby

Close to stores, restaurants, malls, and other services. Close to schools. Diversity in the area. Neighbors are nice and keep up their yards.

I like the people and the dogs and the trees. My favorite thing is that I am not far from shopping or the interstate

Quiet. Good stores nearby. It's a Nice and quiet area. Everything is close but not walking distance.

Unique housing, not a cookie cutter development. I like that housing and people are unique and diverse.

It has great and easy access to public transportation with most places you need being right down the street. It's about a 20min drive from fun activities.

Demographics

Education

High School

33%

Associate's

26%

Bachelor's

25%

Master's

13%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

49%

3 people

22%

4 people

18%

5 people

7%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

53%

50-100k

26%

100-150k

10%

150-200k

4%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

19%

20-45

42%

45-65

19%

65+

11%

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 Columbia, SC

In Columbia, SC, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,100 to $1,249. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Columbia, SC is $1,234. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,100. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,249.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+23%

Changed from $1,003 to $1,234
1 Bed

-2%

Changed from $1,122 to $1,100
2 Beds

-2%

Changed from $1,274 to $1,249

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
1%
9%
35%
32%
22%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Irmo$2,399+18%
Cayce$1,405--
West Columbia$899--
Sumter$695--
Dalzell$650--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Cayce$1,580+4%
West Columbia$1,409-27%
Lexington$1,363-3%
Irmo$1,2750%
Blythewood$1,275+4%
Elgin$1,208+7%
Aiken$1,170-1%
Sumter$1,064+8%
Orangeburg$895+5%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Cayce$1,736+2%
Gilbert$1,500--
Elgin$1,488+11%
West Columbia$1,477+34%
Lexington$1,470-2%
Blythewood$1,450+2%
Irmo$1,382-9%
Newberry$1,3450%
Sumter$1,280+18%
Aiken$1,249+3%
Orangeburg$1,025-22%
Camden$9450%

Compare Neighborhoods

Belvedere

$685

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Colonial Park

$695

1 Bed Avg. Rent

North Columbia

$785

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Columbia, SC?

For renters in Columbia seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Belvedere, Colonial Park, and North Columbia, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $685, $695, and $785 respectively. Additional areas offering value are South Kilbourne and Skyland, where the rents are $825 and $999, a favorable comparison to Columbia's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,100.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Columbia, SC?

In Columbia, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are University Hills, Shandon, and Downtown. A 1-bedroom apartment in University Hills averages at $1,675, in Shandon it averages $1,650, and in Downtown, the average is $1,497. For additional high-end living options, Wildewood offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,391, and Elmwood Park at $1,299. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,100 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Columbia, SC?

In Columbia, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Shandon, Five Points, and Elmwood Park. In Shandon, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,650. Five Points sees average rents of $1,295 for a 1-bedroom unit. Elmwood Park offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,299. For those seeking other popular areas, University Hills presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,675, and Downtown at $1,497. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,100 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
University Hills$1,450+13%
Downtown$1,432+17%
Five Points$1,250+39%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
University Hills$1,675+6%
Shandon$1,6500%
Downtown$1,497+11%
Wildewood$1,391+7%
Elmwood Park$1,299+16%
Five Points$1,2950%
Hyatt Park$1,050+2%
Northwest Columbia$1,003+4%
Skyland$999+16%
South Kilbourne$825+2%
North Columbia$785-23%
Colonial Park$695--
Belvedere$6850%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
University Hills$2,062+18%
Shandon$2,000-11%
The Congaree Vista$1,900+31%
Arsenal Hill$1,900+31%
Downtown$1,882+15%
Wildewood$1,684-1%
Elmwood Park$1,499+11%
Northwest Columbia$1,181+3%
Hyatt Park$1,1250%
Belvedere$1,100+42%
Skyland$1,100+7%
South Kilbourne$950+4%
East Central City$925-3%
North Columbia$922-18%
Colonial Park$887-1%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

50%

15-30 Mins

36%

30-40 Mins

9%

40-60 Mins

3%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3535

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 43 of 63 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 33 of 63 renters

Percentage: 3737

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 34 of 63 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 25% fewer grocery stores than 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. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 12% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 20% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 61% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Columbia is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 63% more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Columbia has a lot of style.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 7% 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. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 20% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Columbia is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 18% 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. 33% 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. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 70% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Columbia has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 19% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 57 of 63 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 55 of 63 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 54 of 63 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 52 of 63 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 45 of 63 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 45 of 63 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 45 of 63 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 42 of 63 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 41 of 63 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 39 of 63 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 39 of 63 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 38 of 63 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 32 of 63 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 32 of 63 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 35 of 63 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 37 of 63 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 38 of 63 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 48 of 63 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 48 of 63 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 51 of 63 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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