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About Columbus, OH


About Columbus - "The Arch City"


Columbus is a smart city. There are 62 colleges and universities in the Columbus metro area. The largest of them is Ohio State University. This college town also has a lot of college football fans. In fact, more than 90% of the residents of the city are football fans. And most of them root for the Buckeyes. Come gameday the city can feel quite empty with people watching the game at home, sports bars, or at the stadium itself. Some even go to the game just for tailgating. It's a good excuse to grill up some meat and throw around some beanbags or horse shoes.

Outside of gameday, all of these students need libraries. And Columbus has a stellar library system. It even won the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

Ohio State University has an excellent art institution in the Wexner Center for the Arts. Here you'll find film, concerts, dance, performance theatre and more. The Wexner Center for the Arts makes up part of the Central Ohio cultural hub.

The North Market is another gem of the city. Located in the Short North Arts District, over a million people per year visit the butchers, bakers, and candy makers here. You'll find the North Market in just about any tour guide.

German Village is another fascinating part of town. It's small for being known as one of the best historical districts in the U.S. but for what it doesn't have in size it makes up for in charm and history.

Clintonville is the north central neighborhood of Columbus. The Columbus Park of Roses is located here and is an enormous 13 acre rose garden containing over 11,000 roses in 350 varieties.

Topiary Park is landscaped after the painting by George Seurat "A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte". The 7 acre park has beautiful walks, picnic areas, and a visitors center. It's essentially a landscape of a painting of a landscape.

Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island is another popular destination. It contains the Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial as well as the Butterfly House which hosts dozens of species of butterflies.

For a more thrilling adventure, Ohio hosts some amazing amusement parks. Cedar Point in Sandusky is the largest roller coaster theme park in the Midwest. But King's Island near Cincinnati is pretty cool too. Both are highly recommended.

Despite all of the amenities that Columbus has to offer, the cost of living is very affordable. The city has been named by Forbes as one of the best cities to make your mark. Home prices are fairly low, and there's an ample availability of job opportunities. With Columbus, not only do you get all of the upsides of a large city, but there is also a small-town feel to it. And if downtown living isn't for you, Columbus has some of the best suburbs in the country in Upper Arlington, New Albany, and Powell - each ranked as one of the top 10 suburbs in America.


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