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Once voted the second best place to live in America by CNNMoney Magazine, Columbia, Md., is renowned for its great mixture of local attractions, historic districts and scrumptious cuisine. Families looking for homes for rent in Columbia should take note of the many natural, cultural and entertaining amenities that make the community a superb place to live.

Interesting Facts for Columbia Renters to Know

  • Columbia was established as a planned community in the 1960s, and harbors 10 self-contained villages within its borders. This layout has fostered communities passionate about their own unique identities.
  • Great literature is celebrated in Columbia, which uses the names and works of authors such as Mark Twain, Robert Frost and J. R. R. Tolkien for its street names.
  • Columbia is about 20 miles southwest of Baltimore, which is reachable through bus service provided by the Maryland Transit Administration. It's also just 25 miles north of Washington, D.C., accessible by rail via the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Howard Transit also offers local bus service.
  • Students in kindergarten through grade 12 are served by the Howard County Public School system. The Howard County Library is regarded as one of the best public libraries in the U.S.

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What to Do in and Around Columbia

If arts and culture are your thing, you'll find some dazzling options in Columbia, including the Merriweather Post Pavilion outdoor amphitheater and festivals that happen year-round. Shoppers have tons of options at their disposal, from popular chain stores at the Mall in Columbia to one-of-a-kind local boutiques in Historic Elliott City.

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Falls Village Of Mt. Washington

Falls Village Of Mt. Washington

Baltimore, MD 21209 (12.55 miles)

Price: $878-$1,023

(410) 994-3625

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1

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Symphony Center Apartments

Symphony Center Apartments

Baltimore, MD 21201 (12.56 miles)

Price: From $1,875

(443) 681-1237

Beds: 2, Baths: 2

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The Residences At Pomona Park

The Residences At Pomona Park

Pikesville, MD 21208 (11.25 miles)

Price: $1,425-$2,505

(410) 753-4796

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Marlboro Classic & Redwood Square

Marlboro Classic & Redwood Square

Baltimore, MD 21201 (12.14 miles)

Price: From $1,055

(410) 698-1658

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Poplar Glen

Poplar Glen

Columbia, MD 21044 (3.95 miles)

Price: $1,250-$1,680

(443) 319-8756

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Poplar Glen

Poplar Glen

Columbia, MD 21044 (3.95 miles)

Price: $1,250-$1,680

(443) 319-8756

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Furnished Studio - Columbia

Furnished Studio - Columbia

Columbia, MD 21045 (1.40 miles)

Price: From $1,260

(410) 504-1067

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

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Furnished Studio - Columbia

Furnished Studio - Columbia

Columbia, MD 21046 (4.25 miles)

Price: From $1,260

(410) 504-1621

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

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Furnished Studio - Columbia

Furnished Studio - Columbia

Columbia, MD 21045 (3.58 miles)

Price: From $1,470

(410) 753-4792

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

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Oakland Place Townhomes

Oakland Place Townhomes

Columbia, MD 21046 (5.20 miles)

Price: $1,975-$2,075

(443) 319-8755

Beds: 4, Baths: 3½

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Columbia (Gov's Grant) 4BR, 2/2BA Townhome w/garag

Columbia (Gov's Grant) 4BR, 2/2BA Townhome w/garag

Columbia, MD 21044 (2.17 miles) (#1596444)

Price: $2,695

(877) 912-9216

Beds: 4, Baths: 2½

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Weatherworn Way, 2 BR, 1.5BA Condo

Weatherworn Way, 2 BR, 1.5BA Condo

Columbia, MD 21046 (5.44 miles) (#1601792)

Price: $1,525

(877) 391-2286

Beds: 2, Baths: 1½

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Grand Pointe

Grand Pointe

Columbia, MD 21045 (2.03 miles)

Price: $1,019-$2,807

(443) 319-8754

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Chimneys of Cradlerock

Chimneys of Cradlerock

Columbia, MD 21045 (3.50 miles)

Price: $1,080-$2,438

(443) 319-8761

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Lazy Hollow Apartments

Lazy Hollow Apartments

Columbia, MD 21045 (2.53 miles)

Price: $1,239-$2,526

(443) 319-8749

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Reflections

Reflections

Columbia, MD 21044 (3.81 miles)

Price: $1,400-$3,505

(443) 319-8742

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Orchard Crossing

Orchard Crossing

Columbia, MD 21045 (1.21 miles)

Price: From $1,245

(443) 319-8741

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Club Merion

Club Merion

Columbia, MD 21044 (3.71 miles)

Price: $1,245-$1,725

(240) 559-2688

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Harpers Forest

Harpers Forest

Columbia, MD 21044 (2.74 miles)

Price: $1,049-$1,659

(410) 696-5030

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1

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The Gramercy At Town Center

The Gramercy At Town Center

Columbia, MD 21044 (2.40 miles)

Price: $1,330-$2,816

(443) 319-8748

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Evergreens At Columbia Senior Living 55+

Evergreens At Columbia Senior Living 55+

Columbia, MD 21044 (1.80 miles)

Price: $1,488-$2,690

(410) 505-8462

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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