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Baltimore suburb celebrates diversity and nature.

  • Family-Friendly
  • Scenic
  • Inclusive
  • Diverse
  • Luxurious

Columbia is a lush, inclusive community situated about halfway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. A particularly unique aspect of Columbia is its planning, which celebrates socioeconomic diversity. Ranked Money Magazine’s #1 Small City to Live In, Columbia is the second most populous city in Maryland after Baltimore.

Full of trees and natural features, Columbia takes great pride in its natural beauty. Popular outdoor venues in Columbia include Lake Kittamaqundi, Centennial Park, Lake Elkhorn Park, and Robinson Nature Center. Columbia is also home to the expansive Mall in Columbia, boasting high-end department stores and over 200 specialty shops. Plays, concerts, and dance performances are always happening at Jim Rouse Theatre and Performing Arts Center.

Should you seek the excitement of a bigger city, Columbia sits just 20 miles south of Baltimore and 29 miles north of Washington, DC. Access to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Airport as well as I-95 and U.S. 29 makes traveling and commuting from Columbia simple.

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The black-eyed Susan is the Maryland state flower

Explore the natural beauty in Columbia's nearby parks

Rent Trends

As of October 2018, the average apartment rent in Columbia, MD is $1,435 for a studio, $1,443 for one bedroom, $1,639 for two bedrooms, and $2,023 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Columbia has increased by 2.8% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 531 $1,435
1 BR 788 $1,443
2 BR 1,039 $1,639
3 BR 1,291 $2,023


39 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
31 Transit Score® Some Transit
44 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable


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Apartments for Rent Under $1,300 in Columbia, MD

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