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Living in Columbus

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Columbus is the capital of Ohio, and the largest city in the state. Here, you can enjoy historical attractions, cultural events, the arts, dining, sports, and shopping on par with many larger cities, but in an affordable Midwestern setting.

Money magazine has ranked Columbus in the top 10 "Best Places to Live". The city has many big-city benefits to offer, yet without all of the big-city problems. And for all that is available to you in Columbus, the cost of living remains comparatively low.


  • Consistently honored as one of the most livable cities in the nation
  • A unique blend of distinct communities, diverse neighborhoods and downtown living
  • A hometown feel with big-city amenities
  • The 15th largest city in the United States


  • Innovative, attractive and business-friendly community
  • A leading center for scientific information distribution and technology advancement
  • A top-10 high-tech and top-25 bio-tech city


  • Sports enthusiasts can choose from a variety of professional and collegiate sports
  • The Arena District offers some of the city’s most delectable eateries and nightspots
  • Three urban districts – German Village, Short North and Brewery District – provide unique opportunities to shop, dine and explore
  • Columbus has three historic downtown theaters – Ohio Theatre, the Palace Theatre and the Southern Theatre
  • For the family, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the Center for Science and Industry offer a variety of educational and entertainment activities

Discover more about the city at Experience Columbus and Live Work Play Columbus.