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Columbia, Maryland, 21045
1 Bedroom$1,194 - $2,011
2 Bedrooms$1,519 - $2,517
3 Bedrooms$1,705 - $2,873
Columbia, Maryland, 21044
1 Bedroom$1,245 - $1,570
2 Bedrooms$1,355 - $1,800
3 Bedrooms$2,175 - $2,190
Columbia, Maryland, 21045
1 Bedroom$1,142 - $2,234
2 Bedrooms$1,325 - $2,714
3 Bedrooms$1,539 - $3,191
Columbia, Maryland, 21044
2 Bedrooms$1,398 - $1,522
3+ Bedrooms$1,757 - $2,376
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Columbia, Maryland has a population of just over 97,000 people. What's unusual about Columbia is that it is a completely planned community consisting of ten villages. all of which are considered self-contained. Since the late 1960s when the city was built, there has been some erasing of the finely tuned original planning, but it remains a good outline of the planned city it was meant to be.
While the area was definitely planned, that planning did not include forethought on transportation. When looking for your Columbia apartment, know that it isn't very walkable and that public transportation consists of some bus service to Baltimore.Each ‘village' contains all the necessities when it comes to stores, services and schools, and is consistently rate one of the best places to live in America.
Planned and Planning
As an original and important part of the planned concept, you will find ample recreational facilities. From swimming pools to lakes for fishing and boating to an equestrian center, there's virtually no sport left out. There's Columbia's Festival of the Arts each year, and you can even rent yourself a garden plot to do a little farming.The Merriweather Post Pavilion is a good outdoor concert venue and you can expect some big names there. With both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. not that far away, you'll also have the option of world class museums, concerts and more with just quick drive from your Columbia apartment.
Many restaurants in Columbia are in the same class with the better restaurants in Baltimore and D.C. Cafe de Paris is one of them. For French bistro food, it gets high rankings by everyone. Other top rated places are The King's Contrivance, Frisco Grille and Cantina, and Sushi Sono for Japanese. You can also find plenty of other international cuisines as well as chain restaurants and fast food ones too.
New Friends and Hangouts
There are no nightclubs per se in Columbia but that doesn't mean there's no nightlife.Many of the bars book live music and make up for the lack of true clubs. Both Clyde's and Sonoma can always be counted on to have something good to listen to. Pub Dog and The Second Chance Saloon are great hangouts and they are both good places to meet your neighbors. Once in your Columbia apartment, it won't take long to fit right in.
Average Apartment Rent in Columbia, Maryland
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Columbia Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Columbia have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Columbia apartment cost $1,371. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Columbia apartment was $1,566 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $1,940. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Columbia rentals listed below.
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What neighborhoods in Columbia are good for eating out?
Each village of Columbia has restaurants but some of the most fun ones are in the Southern section. Owen Brown and Oakland Mills. There are loads of good Indian restaurants but The Mango Grove is fantastic. One chain place that's fun is the Melting Pot, which serves fondu and it is super fun with friends. It's on Twin Rivers Road in Columbia.
What are the most fun neighborhoods in Columbia?
All of the villages are nice, but King's Contrivance is so great because of all the access to outdoor places like all parks and the biking trails. River Hill is good if you like going out. It has more restaurants and bars than any of the other villages.
Where in Columbia should I live if I'd like to walk or bike to work and to restaurants and bars from my apartment?
The town of Columbia is a "planned community". Each neighborhood is centered around its own urban center, which features a grocery store and assortment of other shops and amenities. However, it is certainly a driving town. The only way it might be feasible to get around without a car is if you both live and work in the "downtown" area of Columbia which is the neighborhood surrounding the mall and across the street from the town's main restaurant block.
How far is the airport from downtown Columbia and can I get there easily and cheaply?
Located 10 miles from the city center, the closest major airport to Columbia is Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), which is a major hub for budget carrier Southwest Airlines. At the airport, catch the Silver route bus outside Pier E, the International Terminal, on the lower level, towards Columbia Town Center. The next closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which has flights from Washington, DC and is 29 miles from downtown Columbia. Lastly, Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) has international and domestic flights from Dulles, Virginia and is 38 miles from Columbia.
Why should I move to Columbia?
With a population of over 97,000, Columbia is a town in Howard County, Maryland. As a planned community consisting of ten smaller villages, Columbia maintains a small-town feel despite its large size. In 2010, Money magazine ranked Columbia (together with Ellicott City, its neighbor to the north) number 2 out of the 100 "Best Places to Live" in the United States. Possessing a lower-than-average crime rate when compared to other communities of similar population size, Columbia is also quite safe. Columbia also boasts an excellent public school system. Public education is primarily provided by Howard County Public School District, which was rated better than 100.00 percent of school districts in Maryland and 89.6 percent of school districts in the United States.