Christopher Columbus is credited for discovering America, but his explorations didn’t end there. He is also the namesake behind the city of Columbus, Ohio. You may not discover a whole new world like the explorer whom the city is named after, but fresh new horizons are in front of you when moving to Columbus, Ohio.
No matter where you’re packing and loading up a moving van in preparation for your new direction, moving to Columbus, Ohio, is a relocation to “The biggest small town in America”. The city is big, but locals admit it has a small town feel with friendly, welcoming people who are long-time residents.
Columbus is right in the center of a state that has beautiful green countrysides, Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes, and locals with a genuine friendly Midwestern attitude. Columbus, Ohio is also a great sports town and has a great zoo and other attractions, like a conservatory.
Before heading out to explore your new surroundings and find a place to call home, be prepared to relax and spend some time enjoying streets lined with shops. Also be sure to save room for good food on your journey. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover that the downtown area has boutique shopping and an interesting restaurant scene.
Housing and the cost of living is considered to be extremely affordable without exchanging price for charm or history. Many neighborhoods have their own special character. Choose from some of Columbus area urban neighborhoods like Grandview, Bexley, German Village or Short North.
Of course, suburbs located around the city, like Upper Arlington, Dublin, Worthington, New Albany, and Grandview allow for room to spread out with great schools to raise a family. If you prefer the suburb way of life, just make sure you own a car to commute into the city for work and to generally get from place to place.