Columbus is a great place to start out, to stay, to raise a family and to explore. Find out for yourself:
14th largest city in the U.S. and the second largest in the Midwest behind Chicago.
Our diverse population makes us a top test market. There are 109 languages represented in Columbus.
The average commute is just 20.8 minutes, and Port Columbus airport is just 10 minutes from downtown.
The cost of living in Columbus is 10% below the national average.
Our NeighborhoodsWith a burgeoning downtown, lively urban districts and a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods, Columbus is a city that invites exploration.
Columbus also boasts a cost of living that is 10 percent below the national average.
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Schools and Child CareThere are plenty of options for great K-12 education in Columbus. We’ve collected rankings to help you begin your search.
The university supports families with younger children through The Ohio State University Child Care Program. There are also many other quality child care programs within minutes of Ohio State.
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Corporate ColumbusOhio State isn’t isolated when it comes to intellect and innovation. Opportunities for partnership through research and development abound.
If you have someone else in your household looking for work, Columbus has a pretty impressive list of employers.
Things to DoColumbus boasts a wide array of entertainment, sports, dining, nightlife and shopping, and is home to a vibrant arts scene. Ohio's Capital City ranks in at No. 47 on The New York Times list of "52 Places to go in 2019."
Between the green and floral Franklin Park Conservatory, creative food venues, unusual art and good old ball games, residents have plenty of choices for energetic entertainment in the city.
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Food and EntertainmentColumbus knows how to satisfy your cravings. Our culinary scene has gained national recognition for years and features top-ranked chefs, a rich farm-to-table movement, locally owned restaurants and an expanding craft beer and spirits scene.