Columbus Unexpected

A friendly Midwestern town with metropolitan style.

Columbus is a great place to start out, to stay, to raise a family and to explore. Find out for yourself:

We’re Big

14th largest city in the U.S. and the second largest in the Midwest behind Chicago.

We’re Diverse

Our diverse population makes us a top test market. There are 109 languages represented in Columbus.

We’re Accessible

The average commute is just 20.8 minutes, and Port Columbus airport is just 10 minutes from downtown.

We’re Affordable

The cost of living in Columbus is 10% below the national average.

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Our Neighborhoods

With 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.  

Explore neighborhoods in Columbus

Childcare

Schools and Child Care

There 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. 

Start your search for a school or child care program

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Corporate Columbus

Ohio 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. 
 
Explore opportunities

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Things to Do

Columbus boasts a wide array of entertainment, sports, dining, nightlife and shopping, and is home to a vibrant arts scene.  

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. 

See for yourself

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Food and Entertainment

Columbus 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.
 
Dine local


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