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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Columbus

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.

Who Lives Here

Columbus 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

How expensive is it in Columbus?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24$725$974$1046$1188
Jan '24$700$957$1057$1188
Dec '23$700$940$1044$1188
Nov '23$700$940$1027$1160
Oct '23$700$915$1037$1176
Sep '23$700$929$1008$1158
Aug '23$700$922$1014$1183
Jul '23$700$936$1004$1181
Jun '23$670$941$1002$1177
May '23$670$952$1004$1173
Apr '23$670$946$1004$1169
Mar '23$670$964$1002$1169
Feb '23$670$937$985$1152

*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.

Getting Around Columbus

Columbus 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

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Nightlife

Things To Do In Columbus

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

What Renters Are Saying

Columbus 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

Columbus Education

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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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Columbus, GA

Everything to Know about finding apartments for rent in Columbus, GA

The heart of Columbus, GA is on the east bank of the Chattahoochee River. Due to the city's location near Fort Benning, a major Army installation, Columbus residents enjoy a diverse blend of cultural influences. Only long-time residents may recognize the city's former motto, "What progress has preserved," but anyone can see the city boasts a close bond between tradition and new developments. This dedication to creating a better community is key to attracting new families on the hunt for apartments for rent in Columbus.

DID YOU KNOW?

Columbus was the home of Dr. John Stith Pemberton, the pharmacist who invented the secret recipe for Coca-Cola. He's buried in Linwood Cemetery. Mr. Claud A. Hatcher created the recipe for RC Cola, a southern favorite, in 1905 for his family grocery store in Columbus, GA.

COLUMBUS ATTRACTIONS

The RiverCenter for the Performing Arts presents a full season of plays, musicals, comedy acts and concerts in a state-of-the-art facility. If you're a sports fan, visit the home turf of the local hockey and arena football teams at Columbus Civic Center. For an educational experience, take a tour or attend an event at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center or the National Civil War Naval Museum. You can also get your fill of thrills on the Chattahoochee River, which offers the longest urban whitewater-rafting route in the world.

COLUMBUS APARTMENTS AND NEIGHBORHOODS

Apartments in Columbus offer a range of options and span the geographic reaches of the city. You can use Apartment Guide's powerful search tool to find pet-friendly properties and apartments with fitness centers, laundry facilities or private pools. Many of the newer developments are close to the Uptown area and the northern side of the city, but apartment communities closer to Midtown and other areas are also available. Downtown is ideal for renters seeking the urban lifestyle, and the more rural Midland residential area to the northeast is close to good schools.

Are you a student? The Westgate neighborhood is only minutes from Columbus State University, and the riverfront Bibb City community is within bike-riding distance of Troy University’s Ft. Benning campus. Apartment Guide can help renters narrow down the options to find the best apartments that Columbus, GA has to offer.

FREE THINGS TO DO IN COLUMBUS, GA

We've compiled a list of our top 10 free attractions in Columbus, GA. Don't miss out on the fun:

  • Bike, hike or fly your kite along the 15-mile-long Chattahoochee RiverWalk.
  • Columbus Botanical Garden offers 22 acres of herb, vegetable and rose gardens for the perfect family photo op.
  • Pack a picnic and take advantage of the biking trails, playground and Frisbee golf at Flat Rock Park.
  • Stretch your legs and go for a walk on the 11-mile Fall Line Trace Trail.
  • Expand your understanding of ecology with the exhibits at Oxbow Meadows.
  • Visit the Columbus Museum, which is the second largest art museum in Georgia and a regional history museum.
  • Step back in time to see how people lived with a visit to the five historic homes at the intersection of 7th and Broadway, known as Heritage Corner.
  • The only museum dedicated to the American soldier, National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center offers interactive exhibits from the American Revolution to Afghanistan.
  • Kadie the Cow, a fiberglass cow sculpture and long-time landmark, provides an unusual backdrop for a selfie.
  • Practice your ollie and kickflip at Jonathan Hatcher Skateboard Park.

INFO FOR FAMILIES IN COLUMBUS

Columbus is home to one of the state's top magnet schools and the #1 high school in Georgia, according to U.S. News & World Report. After the dismissal bell rings, take the kids to Columbus Public Library for family-friendly activities or spend the afternoon at Bridging the Gap Community Playground, built specifically to accommodate children of all physical abilities.

COLUMBUS NATURAL BEAUTY

Columbus is a short trip from Providence Canyon, Pine Mountain and other places of natural beauty, and the city itself offers many public parks, waterways and wooded areas. Many of the newer apartments in Columbus have been constructed near the scenic wooded areas of the city.

GETAWAYS FROM COLUMBUS, GA

If you're planning a weekend getaway to the beach, follow the Chattahoochee River south to the Gulf of Mexico. Panama City is the closest beach to Columbus, with Miramar and Pensacola close behind. For a memorable family vacation, make the six-hour drive to Disney World in Orlando, or visit the state capitals of Georgia or Alabama, both are about a 1.5-hour drive from Columbus.

Find Apartments for rent in Columbus, GA

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