Living in and Around Columbus

Looking to live in a tight-knit neighborhood, family-friendly suburb or vibrant community packed with arts and events? Columbus is surrounded by a wide range of terrific options. Learn more and find your perfect home in one of the area’s neighborhoods, towns or cities.


University District

Close and convenient, this eclectic area includes 13 distinct neighborhoods in 2.83 square miles surrounding Ohio State. The district’s signature entertainment area, the Gateway, resulted from a decade-long partnership between the university and city intended to support the district’s revitalization. 

Visit the University District

Downtown Columbus

This vibrant area has recently added thousands of new apartments and condominiums, as well as two showcase parks, Columbus Commons and Scioto Mile.

Visit Downtown

Short North

Borders 14 blocks along High Street with a nonstop line of bars, clubs, restaurants, shops and art galleries. 

Visit the Short North Arts District

Victorian Village

Grand mansions and “painted ladies” from the Victorian Era edge the walkable streets.
"Modern Columbus has emerged as a technologically sophisticated city." Forbes

Surrounding Cities and Neighborhoods

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