Columbus, OH is both the capital of Ohio and the largest city in the state. It is located in Central Ohio and has a population of over three quarters of a million residents. Most of Columbus is located in Franklin County, of which it is the county seat, although parts of the city extend into Delaware County and Fairfield County.
Columbus real estate has over 370,000 housing units with a mix of single family homes, multi-family homes, condos, townhomes, and apartments. 47% of the housing units are owner-occupied and 53% rental units. Popular single family home styles include Victorian, ranch, craftsman, and colonial.
Columbus City Schools (CCS) is the largest school district in Ohio. The district operates over 140 schools and has over 50,000 students. There are a number of private schools in Columbus, such as the Wellington School, Clintonville Academy, and the Columbus School for Girls. … Read More
Columbus is home to several institutions of higher education, including Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, and Columbus College of Art and Design. Ohio State University has over 50,000 students at the 1700-acre city campus. The “Buckeyes” are a member of the Big Ten Conference and is one of the few universities who has won a national championship in football, men’s basketball, and baseball. Ohio State is a major research institution and a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance.
Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) operates commuter bus service within Columbus, while Greyhound, Megabus, GoBus, and others operate service between cities. John Glenn International Airport (CMH) and Port Columbus International Airport both provide passenger airline service to the Columbus area. Major highways I 70 and I 71 cross through the city. Columbus has taken major steps to make the city friendly to pedestrians and bicycles with the construction of pedestrian skyways and bike paths.
Columbus has a diverse economy comprised over 65,000 companies across a range of industries. Major industries include aviation, banking, education, food, government, health care, insurance and technology.
Residents of Columbus have access to a wide range of recreation. The Performing Arts are major part of the Columbus cultural makeup. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts organization in Columbus and offers both classical and pops performances. Opera Columbus, BalletMet Columbus, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and Columbus Jazz Orchestra are among the city’s other performing arts organizations. Theaters in Columbus include Lincoln Theatre, King Arts Complex, Palace Theatre, and Ohio Theatre. Columbus Museum of Art was formed in 1878 and features American and European art.
Families can enjoy time outdoors in one of the parks located within Columbus, including the 653-acre Blendon Woods, Goodale Park, and Schiller Park. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has over 7,000 animals and successful former director Jack Hanna for his many television appearances with wild animals. Sports fans can enjoy an Ohio State Buckeyes or Columbus Blue Jackets game.
There are plenty of options for shopping and dining for residents of Columbus. Eastland Mall, Easton Town Center, and Polaris Fashion Place are major shopping destinations in the area. There are a number of dining establishments throughout the city, ranging from inexpensive to fine dining.
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Map of Columbus, OH
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Popular Columbus Neighborhoods
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