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Columbus, Ohio 43215


Quality of Life In Columbus

Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States with a population of 879,170. The city is perfect for active lifestyles, having invested $20 million to develop a growing system of bike and fitness trails that connect the suburbs and river trails to downtown's $44 million riverfront park system restoration.

Columbus is gaining nationwide recognition for its historic neighborhoods, booming downtown arts and sporting districts, open attitude and a noticeably affordable quality of life.

Columbus offers a variety of housing options-from the restored historic German Village, the Short North district, downtown condominiums, and new neighborhoods popping up around the city.

  German Village   Short North  
Shopping & entertainment  
Shopping, entertainment and fine dining include the Arena District, Easton Town Center, Polaris Fashion Place and Tuttle Mall.

  Easton Street Shopping   Carousel with fish  
The NHL Columbus Blue Jackets, the Columbus Crew, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Columbus Clippers are among the many choices for the sports enthusiast. Numerous fine golf courses are in the region. The area is also home to the Memorial Golf Tournament each summer.

  Blue Jackets   Huntington Park with cityscape