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A Columbus Neighborhood


Westerville is a suburb of Columbus that thrives on its historic origins and active sensibilities. Many of the old brick buildings have been recently renovated, meaning that your local Starbucks may be contained in a late 19th century town home. This is an intellectual ‘burb, containing an award-winning library and the underplayed Otterbein University. Residents are located conveniently near two large shopping malls known across Ohio: the Easton Town Center and Polaris Fashion Place. For those looking for Westerville’s artistic side, check out Historic Uptown. Uptown is full of smaller shops and restaurants that are the pride of the community, giving the community an artistic flair that rivals parts of Short North. This area also hosts the exciting 4th Friday Festival. To attend the Westerville Area Chamber Music and Arts Festival, cruise on over to Heritage Park. Westerville is also an incredibly health-conscious and active community that gets a lot of use out of its large Park and Recreation Center.


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April Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2020 Columbus Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the April 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 March to April

Columbus rent prices increased over the last month. From March to April, the city experienced a 3.33% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Columbus one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $961.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from March to April, Columbus experienced a 2.23% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Columbus two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,102.0.

April 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 3 of the Columbus suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 4 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

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

  • Rent decreased in Dublin, OH, Westerville, OH, Reynoldsburg, OH, Gahanna, OH.

  • 2 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Columbus.

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

April 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 April 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 April 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR April 2 BR M/M % Change
Columbus, OH $930.0 -0.32% $1,078.0 1.51%
Dublin, OH $1,080.0 0.00% $1,442.0 -0.21%
Westerville, OH $956.0 -0.52% $1,196.0 -0.08%
Lewis Center, OH $1,081.0 0.84% $1,657.0 -0.36%
Canal Winchester, OH $909.0 2.48% $1,142.0 -0.95%
Hilliard, OH $921.0 0.88% $1,285.0 0.23%
Reynoldsburg, OH $773.0 0.00% $935.0 1.85%
Gahanna, OH $908.0 -0.33% $1,173.0 0.34%


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.