The third largest city in Ohio and the 14th largest city in the United States, Columbus is the capitol of the “Buckeye” state. BusinessWeek named the city the best place in the country to raise a family. In 2008, it was also named number one up-and-coming technology city in the nation by Forbes Magazine. It is also home to The Ohio State University, the third largest public university in the nation with just under 57,000 students.
Named in honor of Christopher Columbus, this capital city was founded on February 14, 1812 and later took on the role as state capital on February 10, 1816. Centrally located in the state, Columbus was established to become the focal point of all things political, economic and social in Ohio. The rest is truly history as Columbus has evolved into a technologically sophisticated city.
In typical Midwest fashion, Columbus’ weather is variable due to air masses from central and southwest Canada along with the air from the Gulf of Mexico. The moderate climate is characterized by four distinct seasons with an annual average rainfall of 39 inches and 27 inches of snow. The average annual temperature is just under 53° F.
Whether you prefer walking, driving, cycling, grabbing a cab, or using public transportation, Columbus provides user-friendly resources to get public transit information.
Cost of Living in Columbus
Living in a friendly neighborhood with a nice house doesn’t have to be pricey in Columbus. Check out the links below to help you determine the cost of living.
Providing both public and private education, Columbus City Schools (CCS) is part of one of the largest comprehensive public systems of education in the nation. Offering elementary, K-8, middle and senior high schools, Columbus is also home to several Ohio Adult Workforce Education (AWE) centers.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the number-one hospital in Columbus and the fourth-ranked hospital in Ohio. This general medical and surgical facility is also a teaching hospital and is nationally ranked in five adult specialties including cancer treatment and nephrology. Ranked number two in Columbus is Riverside Methodist Hospital – Ohio Health. This hospital is a general medical facility and a teaching hospital and is nationally ranked in neurology and neurosurgery. If Columbus is your new home, make sure you get to know the medical resources available to you:
Columbus Real Estate
Columbus has many different real estate options to choose from, ranging anywhere from apartments to cozy suburban homes. Use these resources to find the perfect place to live in Columbus, Ohio.
Whether you’re looking for a family atmosphere or a place for a romantic getaway, every guest will find satisfaction with Columbus hotel accommodations. From historic hotels to high-end five star suites, use the resources below to find lodging.
Columbus offers a wide variety of restaurants providing foods for every culinary palette. Use these resources to find your next dining experience in Columbus.
Things To Do in Columbus
Attractions range from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and COSI, a hands-on science center, to the Jack Nicklaus Museum. If city life isn’t for you, explore the outdoors with Columbus’ parks and trails.