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Apartments for rent in Columbia Falls, MT

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See what Columbia Falls, MT has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Columbia Falls

I like being far enough from town that we don't have the noise of in town but yet we are close enough to get stores/drs/etc.

I have a park with an outdoor public swimming pool at the end of the street and another park a couple blocks away, which is very convenient with having kids. I also frequently walk with them to the grocery store, even though I have to cross the highway. There's also several coffee shops, my bank, great restaurants, and the public library all within walking distance for us.

Feels rural while still being at edge of town. Have great access to microbreweries with great beer and good food

Who Lives Here

Columbia Falls Demographics

Education

High School

39%

Associate's

37%

Bachelor's

18%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

59%

3 people

23%

4 people

15%

5 people

1%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

54%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

9%

150-200k

2%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

16%

20-45

25%

45-65

32%

65+

18%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Columbia Falls?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24$1047$1447$2100-
Jan '24$1047$1447$2100-
Dec '23$1047$1447$1615-
Nov '23$1182$1447$1727-
Oct '23$1170$1425$1725-
Sep '23$1170$1425$1725-
Aug '23$1145$1325$1695-
Jul '23$1145$1325$1695-
Jun '23$1145$1325$1695-
May '23$1145$1325$1695-
Apr '23$1095$1275$1650-
Mar '23$1095$1275$1950-
Feb '23$1095$1275$2250-

*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 Columbia Falls

Columbia Falls Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

38%

15-30 Mins

25%

30-40 Mins

32%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

1%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 2828

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Percentage: 4646

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

What Renters Are Saying

Columbia Falls Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Columbia Falls Education

Schools

Percentage: 5/55/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Columbia Falls

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Columbia Falls, MT

Columbia Falls is a small town in Montana with a population of approximately 5,000. Middle-aged professionals will fit right in, as they make up an above-average portion of the community, while young adults figure less prominently in the demographics. Home ownership is more common than renting in Columbia Falls, and 33% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $697 per month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Montana. Over the course of a year, renters in Columbia Falls will save around $1,400 compared to the state average.

Columbia Falls has an average commute time of about 20 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, chosen by 48% of commuters, while public transit isn't used. Cycling is the second-most favored method of commuting to work, selected by 1% of workers. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

Compared to the national average (5%), Columbia Falls has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (9%). Further, 12% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Columbia Falls, the most common four of which are retail, healthcare, education, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries account for 26% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the town. Columbia Falls workers earn an average annual income of around $51,000, about $12,000 less than the Montana average. Columbia Falls's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.