Bell Columbia

(164 Reviews)
12020 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044
$1,580 - $2,954/mo

Floor Plans & Pricing

1 Bedroom

Hawthorne

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 897 sq. ft.

$1,595 - $2,110

2 Available Units

Thoreau

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 854 sq. ft.

$1,580 - $2,095

1 Available Unit

2 Bedrooms

Keaty

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,068 sq. ft.

$1,870 - $2,495

2 Available Units

Emerson

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,250 sq. ft.

$2,105 - $2,827

2 Available Units

Lowell

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,067 sq. ft.

$1,899 - $2,954

1 Available Unit

3 Bedrooms

Wordsworth

3 Beds, 2.5 Baths | 1,337 sq. ft.

Not Available

Disclaimer: Special, prices and availabilities subject to change.

Ratings & Reviews

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Community epIQ Grade

A
A

Renter Ratings

A+

Noise

4.3

Grounds

4.9

Safety

4.9

Office Staff

5.0

Maintenance

4.9

Neighborhood

5.0

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Review Count

A-

Number of reviews in the past 365 days

11

Manager’s Review Engagement

A-

Percentage of reviews responded to

81.82%

Manager’s Review Reply Time

C+

Average time to respond to reviews

57.18 days

Verified Residents
Reviews with the Verified Badge are from residents surveyed directly from the community, ensuring reviews are from real residents!

Reviews

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Verified Resident 874901

VRP 2019 - 2020

2/22/2021

Office staff is awesome , very friendly and welcoming. The maintenance team is professional especially the new maintenance manager. The location is also very convenient. We are close to trails walking/biking. Always clean grounds. A whole lot of shopping options and parks. Email's answered within 24See More >
Manager

2/23/2021

Bell Columbia
Good Morning! Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are so happy to hear you are enjoying your time here with us! If there are other virtual events that you would be interested in us trying, please let us know in the office. We are always open to new suggestions! Heather- Community Manager
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Verified Resident 853477

VRP 2020

12/15/2020

Bell Columbia is a great place to live. The property is quiet, beautiful and a perfect little piece of heaven tucked away from the outside world. The staff are always helpful and friendly. Moving here was definitely a great decision!

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Verified Resident 716724

VRP 2019 - 2020

12/2/2020

Bell Columbia is a GREAT place to stay! Its quiet and very clean in the community. We have great respectful individuals that we communicate with in the office. And maintenance is AWESOME! They always get the job done. They give great service. If anyone isSee More >
Manager

1/25/2021

Bell Columbia
Good Morning! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We like to think Bell Columbia is a little hidden gem in Columbia. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to keep your stay with us so positive! Heather - Community Manager
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Verified Resident 843720

VRP 2020

11/15/2020

We have had a great experience at Bell Columbia! The complex is quiet and well-maintained. Office and maintenance staff are professional and responsive, and neighbors are friendly and respectful. A great place to live!

Manager

11/17/2020

Bell Columbia
Good Afternoon! Thank you for the review! We are so thrilled to hear you love it here. We are just a phone call away if ever there is anything we can do to heighten your experience! -Emily, Assistant Community Manager
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Cole_L375

prospectiveVisited 2020

11/11/2020

I had a great interaction with the staff here, they were kind and helpful! The places are very nice and seem to have great maintenance! I would love to move here in the future, there is a lot of hiking and things to do inSee More >
Manager

11/12/2020

Bell Columbia
Good Morning! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're thrilled to hear you love the area and had positive interactions with our staff members. Please keep us updated should you decide to come back out to lease with us! -Emily, Assistant Community Manager
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Verified Resident 835460

VRP 2020

10/23/2020

the office staff have always been courteous when I call the office. If I have to leave a message, they call back within, at most, an hour. They immediately take care of any issues or questions I have. Always cheerfully. A great office staff.See More >
Manager

10/23/2020

Bell Columbia
Good Morning and TGIF! We greatly appreciate your review and are so thrilled to hear you love living here! We aim to get back to everyone in a timely manner and create a hassle-free living experience for all. Glad to have you here and please let us know if there is anything we can help with! - Emily, Assistant Community Manager

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Verified Resident 760242

VRP 2019 - 2020

10/16/2020

I enjoy the area being quite, lots of greens, walk paths connecting neighborhoods, grocery stores, hospital, mall are conveniently located within couple of miles. The management team is very friendly, attentive and responsive; maintenance team responds to service requests promptly and performs job efficiently, cleanSee More >
Manager

10/16/2020

Bell Columbia
Good Morning and Happy Friday! Thank you for brightening this gloomy day with your kind review! We are ecstatic to hear you enjoy the location of our community as well as our staff members. We aim to make living here as hassle-free as possible for all of our residents. We are just a phone call away if ever there is anything we can assist you with in the future! -Emily, Assistant Community Manager

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Verified Resident 333563

VRP 2017 - 2020

10/15/2020

Maintenance is very responsive and helpful, and the office staff is wonderful too. We called Maintenance about a heating issue and they came right away though it was not very cold. I very much appreciate the staff at Bell Apartments.

Manager

10/15/2020

Bell Columbia
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so pleased to hear maintenance was able to take care of everything for you in a timely manner. We appreciate you as well and are here should you need anything! Stay warm! -Emily, Assistant Community Manager
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Verified Resident 820822

VRP 2020

9/20/2020

We moved in April 2020, the office staff Emily and Heather has been amazing, they are both very efficient and helpful. Jason was excellent while he was here, and now we have Edward and he excellent too :). No issues here.

Manager

9/21/2020

Bell Columbia
Good Morning! What great words to come into on a Monday morning! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We love hearing that you are so happy with the staff here at Bell Columbia. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to keep you smiling! Heather- Community Manager

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Verified Resident 710378

VRP 2016 - 2020

8/15/2020

I love living in Bell Columbia Apartments in Columbia MD. I highly recommend living here. The office and maintence staff is amazing. always kind and professional. During this tough time (Covid) staff was great!!

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Verified Resident 801926

VRP 2017 - 2020

8/10/2020

The staff are very friendly and respond to concerns in a timely manner. The complex is well maintained for the most part and try to enhance the cohesiveness amongst neighbors by hosting community events.

Manager

8/10/2020

Bell Columbia
Good Morning and thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback. We appreciate it! We are happy to hear you are enjoying living here and being part of the Bell Columbia community. Stay tuned as we have some more events coming in the next few weeks and months!- Heather, Community Manager
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Verified Resident 780343

VRP 2017 - 2020

6/16/2020

Outdated appliances, everything used in the apartment is the lowest quality, doors constantly coming off hinges, knobs falling off of cabinets and drawers. Terrible upkeep of trash areas, you have to dodge other peoples trash( old food, diapers, broken furniture) just to attempt taking yourSee More >
Manager

6/16/2020

Bell Columbia
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. Please feel free to submit a work order for any issues! While the team saw an uptick of trash during stay-at-home orders, this has since improved; management also has rectified any overflow issues with one recycling container. If you ever see any issues with this area, please feel free to let them know! The team has not received any phone calls regarding gun shots, but would encourage residents to call the police if it ever happens again. - Lindsay, Bell Customer Service
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Verified Resident 773746

VRP 2019 - 2020

5/30/2020

The oven/stove still doesn't work and I'm paying $1700+ per month with equipment that doesn't function, neighbors who leave fecal matter at my door, and utilities I can't use and at no point has anyone reached out about the fact I'm paying for those services/amenitiesSee More >
Manager

6/2/2020

Bell Columbia
Hello, thank you for your review. We understand the oven and stove issue was resolved yesterday, and the pet waste left by a neighbor was addressed by management. Please let the office know if there is anything else you need assistance with! - Lindsay, Bell Customer Service
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Verified Resident 616265

VRP 2003 - 2020

5/30/2020

Excellent! Emily and Heather are not only Property Managers, they are family. They are caring professionals. They listen to our concern, they want to get it right The first time. The maintenance team and grounds staff are very good.

Manager

3/16/2019

Bell Columbia
Thank you so much for you kind response. It is an honor for us to serve our residents and keep this a peaceful and delightful place to live.
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Verified Resident 760449

VRP 2015 - 2020

4/20/2020

The community is a very safe community and the property is clean and well maintained. The office does a great job at communicating what is happening in the community. It is also nice to see the social events they have put together. I dont getSee More >
Manager

4/20/2020

Bell Columbia
We appreciate you taking the time to review our community! We would love for you to be able to attend some of our events when we start having them again - please give us a call and we can try to adjust some of our future event times! - Emily, Assistant Community Manager
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Verified Resident 752911

VRP 2020

3/17/2020

I love the community. The staff if very nice and answers all my questions. The inside is very beautiful and has nice storage space. Is it very quiet and all the neighbors are very friendly. Overall an excellent apartment complex

Manager

3/17/2020

Bell Columbia
Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review! We're ecstatic to hear you love the community and are pleased with our services. Please never hesitate to reach out to us if there is ever anything we can do to keep your time here a pleasant one! - Emily, Assistant Community Manager

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anonymous

Resident 2019

11/6/2019

The Apartments Are Expensive and needs a Complete Renovation. The Appliances are outdated old and rusty. The Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets Also needs to Be replaced They're Old Smelly and Has Had Water damage and Mold.And the rental office responses is that the company doesn'tSee More >
Manager

11/12/2019

Bell Columbia
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. We understand the team has offered a transfer to a different apartment, as well as the option to break your lease. If you would like to take advantage of one of these, please don't hesitate to let the office know! - Lindsay, Bell Customer Service
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Verified Resident 717981

VRP 2019

12/13/2019

The move-in process was super easy and straightforward. The apartment was ready and in great condition when I moved in. The staff has checked on me since my move and has ensured I am happy with everything. I love it here!

Manager

11/18/2019

Bell Columbia
Hello there! Thank you very much for the positive feedback and honest opinion. We are happy to hear that you are loving the community. If there is anything we can do to keep you happy in your new home please don't hesitate to reach out! -Assistant Community Manager
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Verified Resident 709393

VRP 2019

10/23/2019

I love this place!!!! This is definitely home ! Me and my roommates looked at a lot of places but this one really caught our attention. Bell Columbia is strong representation of what comfortable affordable living is!

Manager

10/24/2019

Bell Columbia
Good Afternoon! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! Please let us know how else we can continue to keep your stay here comfortable! Heather, Community Manager
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Verified Resident 693280

VRP 2019

9/11/2019

I've only been a resident for 2 weeks. However, I love the community management team and maintenance team. Maintenace has been prompt with my requests even though I still have some outstanding work order issues.

Manager

9/23/2019

Bell Columbia
Good Morning! Thank you for taking time to leave a review about our community. It is a pleasure to have you as part of our community, and look forward to continuing our service here for you.
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Verified Resident 688089

VRP 2019

9/1/2019

Bell Columbia is a great place to live. It is safe, quiet, and well-maintained. All maintenance issues are fixed right away by the on-site staff. The walls seem to be thick - we never hear anything from our neighbors. Everyone who lives here is friendlySee More >
Manager

9/6/2019

Bell Columbia
Hello and Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review our community. We are so glad your experience so far has been great! Please let us know how else we can continue to exceed your expectations here at Bell Columbia.- Heather, Community Manager
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anonymous

Resident 2019

8/22/2019

It is a quiet neighborhood, the people for the most part are respectable. The apartments are big, the maintenance team is good. However, there are major problems as it relates to the upkeep of the community. The complex looks great from the front gate toSee More >
Manager

8/23/2019

Bell Columbia
Hi there, thank you for your comments. The site team is aware of some waste management issues, and is in contact with the vendor as well as residents to have them rectified. They have also ordered larger recycling receptacles; hopefully this will help alleviate any issues! We appreciate your feedback. - Lindsay, Bell Customer Service
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Verified Resident 668883

VRP 2019

7/24/2019

The community is ok. We really like all the green space and trees. The dog owners are in general conscientious and pick up after their dogs. But the garage and recycling situation is horrible. There is always garbage left by residents outsideSee More >
Manager

7/25/2019

Bell Columbia
Hi, thank you so much for your review. We are sorry to hear you are dissatisfied with The Bell Columbia community. I invite you to stop by the office so we can discuss, I would love to speak with you further about this and see what we can do to change your experience with us around! The team and I actively address resident concerns in your community! - Diana Coleman, Community Manager
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Verified Resident 620788

VRP 2017 - 2019

6/29/2019

My experience here at Bell Columbia has been the best! The staff are always incredibly friendly and helpful (planning community activities) . I love the location and how the grounds are kept very well. Maintenance provides excellent service in a timely manner. I loveSee More >
Manager

3/28/2019

Bell Columbia
Thank you so much for your review of your experience at Bell Columbia! We look forward to serving you and our community with excellence
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Brandon_K205

Resident 2018 - 2019

6/24/2019

To start things off I'd like to say that the staff at Bell Columbia are very nice and helpful. That being said a lot of what is done is either ineffective or used as misdirection. Our apartment has had the same sliding doors fixed tooSee More >
Manager

6/26/2019

Bell Columbia
Hello Brandon, thank you for the review. We are disappointed to hear that you have not had a positive experience at Bell Columbia. After speaking with the team, we understand that you have been meeting with the team to discuss your concerns. Please feel free to continue to reach out to the team with any outstanding questions or concerns! - Marjorie, Bell Customer Service

Features & Amenities

Laundry
  • Washer and Dryer Included
Parking
  • Carport
  • Convenient to I-95, I-295, Route 29 and 32
  • Covered Parking
Pets
  • Dogs Allowed
    Rent: $50. Restrictions: Breed Restrictions Apply. Pet Limit: 2
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  • Cats Allowed
    Rent: $50. Restrictions: Breed Restrictions Apply. Pet Limit: 2
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Other
  • 2" Blinds Throughout
  • Brushed Nickel Track Lighting Fixtures
  • Built-in Microwaves and Breakfast Bar
  • Clubhouse
  • Convenient to Columbia Town Center
  • Courtyard and Wooded View
  • Fitness Center
  • His and Her Closets and Walk In Closets
  • Lofts and Townhomes Available
  • Maple Wood Cabinetry
  • Nature Trail
  • New Countertops and Premium Flooring
  • Online Payments and Service Requests Available
  • Onsite Recycling Services
  • Outdoor Gas Grilling Station
  • Pool
  • Private Entrances with Vaulted Ceilings
  • Private Entrances with Vaulted Ceilings Available
  • Redesigned 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom Floorplans
  • Transfer Program
  • Woodburning Fireplace
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Leasing

Bell Columbia offers luxury apartment homes, surrounded by some of the most desirable residential neighborhoods in Columbia, Maryland. One of the most successful planned communities in the country, Columbia is a magnet in the Baltimore- Washington corridor, attracting families in search of good schools and businesses. Named #1 on Money Magazine's “Best Places to Live” in 2016, Columbia ranks in the top 5% of the 823 places on the list for job growth and economic opportunity, and the schools are some of the best in the country. Bell Columbia is located three miles west of Columbia Town Center, anchored by Nordstrom, eleven miles from Fort Meade, twenty miles from Baltimore, and thirty miles from both Annapolis and Washington, DC. Residents choose Bell Columbia because of the upgraded apartment finishes, community amenities, and location seven miles west of I-95. All of our homes have been newly enhanced and include energy efficient appliance package, custom 42” cabinets, track lighting in the kitchen, breakfast bar, brick entry, great storage space, built in microwave, and private patio or balcony and covered parking is available. Our residents will enjoy a Resident Lounge with a complimentary Wi-Fi, Outdoor Pool with Sundeck and Wi-Fi, Wellness Center with Cardio and Free Weight Equipment, Outdoor Exercise and Nature Trail and much more! We are also located in the prestigious Howard County School District. Bell Columbia is professionally managed by Bell Partners, Inc. and we offer excellent resident service features such as online rent payment,online service request submission, our Good Neighbor Pledge, flexible lease terms, and nationwide transfer program. Call, Visit, or Apply Online Today!

Office Hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
This community is managed by

Eagle Rock Management

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Frequently Asked

What are noise levels like at Bell Columbia?
The community is rated 4.3/5 stars, which is considered having extremely quiet noise levels on average.
How satisfied are residents with the upkeep and overall appearance of the grounds at Bell Columbia?
The community is rated 4.9/5 stars, signifying extreme satisfaction on average.
How safe is Bell Columbia?
The community is rated 4.9/5 stars, which is considered being extremely safe on average.
How satisfied are residents with the neighborhood
The community is rated 5/5 stars, signifying extreme satisfaction on average.
How effective was the maintenance team when resolving your problem?
The community is rated 4.9/5 stars, which is considered being extremely effective on average.
How often does management engage with reviews?
Managers have responded to 81.82% of their community reviews in the past year.
How quickly does management engage with reviews?
Managers have replied within 57.18 days to their community reviews in the past year.
Who manages Bell Columbia?
Eagle Rock Management
What is the pet policy at Bell Columbia?
Dogs Allowed
Rent: $50
Restrictions: Breed Restrictions Apply
Pet Limit: 2
Cats Allowed
Rent: $50
Restrictions: Breed Restrictions Apply
Pet Limit: 2
What types of floor plans are available?
1 Bed, 1 Bath
2 Beds, 2 Baths
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths

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Bell Columbia is a 854 - 1,337 sq. ft. apartment in Columbia in zip code 21044. This community has a 1 - 3 Beds, 1 - 2.5 Baths, and is for rent for $1,580 - $2,954. Nearby cities include Jessup, Ellicott City, Savage, Elkridge, and Woodstock. 21043, 2104, 21042, 21042, and 21045 are nearby zips.