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Short North

A Columbus Neighborhood


Short North is one of the most beloved neighborhoods in Columbus, despite its small size. It’s a hipster art village infused with lively, creative energy. There are always new businesses popping up– whether it be a fashion boutique, art ship, crafty restaurant, and so on. As you walk along the narrow streets of this tiny neighborhood, you can gawk at the fantastic street art around every corner. There are almost too many galleries in this neighborhood to count. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the monthly Gallery Hop. This celebration of art all culminates with ComFest – a commemoration of political activism, art, music, and community – in Goodale Park. Many of Columbus’s best restaurants are located in this area. The Pearl, for example, makes all of its food from scratch while providing an upscale vibe to casual dining. Residents can enjoy the diverse housing in the area, covering everything from refurbished old homes to modern apartment buildings. Short North is also convenient to many other great neighborhoods in Central Columbus, so activities and entertain are never far away.


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October Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2020 Columbus Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the October 2020 key findings and figures for the Columbus rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Columbus and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Columbus rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Columbus Rent Prices Increase From September to October

Columbus rent prices increased over the last month. From September to October, the city experienced a 0.94% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Columbus one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,079.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from September to October, Columbus experienced a -0.51% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Columbus two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,171.0.

October Prices: Columbus vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Columbus and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased in Columbus over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 6 of the Columbus suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 1 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Dublin, OH, Hilliard, OH, Canal Winchester, OH, Gahanna, OH, Lewis Center, OH, Reynoldsburg, OH .

  • Rent decreased in Westerville, OH.

  • 1 suburb is currently priced higher than the city of Columbus.

  • 6 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Columbus.

October 2020 Pricing Trends: Columbus vs. National Comparisons

Columbus Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Columbus over the past year has been on the rise. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Columbus rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Columbus one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of ABODO's October 2020 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Columbus and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Columbus and suburbs

1 BR October 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR October 2 BR M/M % Change
Columbus, OH $1,069.0 0.85% $1,177.0 -0.17%
Dublin, OH $1,111.0 2.02% $1,437.0 1.70%
Westerville, OH $967.0 -0.31% $1,184.0 0.00%
Hilliard, OH $961.0 0.73% $1,247.0 -1.27%
Canal Winchester, OH $971.0 0.73% $1,187.0 2.77%
Gahanna, OH $948.0 0.32% $1,298.0 0.46%
Lewis Center, OH $1,059.0 2.82% $1,263.0 -8.15%
Reynoldsburg, OH $829.0 1.84% $973.0 0.83%


Each month, using over 1 million ABODO listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.