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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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January Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2022 Columbus Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the January 2022 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 average rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Columbus Rent Prices Decrease From December to January

Columbus rent prices decreased over the last month. From December to January, the city experienced a -2.89% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Columbus one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,110.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from December to January, Columbus experienced a -0.64% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Columbus two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,234.0.

January Prices: Columbus vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Columbus and Surrounding Areas

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

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Westerville, OH, Hilliard, OH, Gahanna, OH, Lewis Center, OH .

  • Rent decreased in Dublin, OH, Reynoldsburg, OH, Grandview Heights, OH.

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

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

January 2022 Pricing Trends: Columbus vs. National Comparisons

Columbus Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Columbus over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Columbus average 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 Rentable's January 2022 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 January 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR January 2 BR M/M % Change
Columbus, OH $1,143.0 -1.21% $1,242.0 0.73%
Dublin, OH $1,153.0 -0.26% $1,516.0 -0.20%
Westerville, OH $1,113.0 0.45% $1,418.0 -0.77%
Hilliard, OH $991.0 1.12% $1,313.0 -0.83%
Reynoldsburg, OH $864.0 -0.35% $1,166.0 1.48%
Gahanna, OH $960.0 1.05% $1,320.0 0.00%
Lewis Center, OH $1,184.0 1.02% $1,634.0 0.55%
Grandview Heights, OH $1,329.0 0.00% $1,888.0 0.05%


Each month, using over 1 million Rentable 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.