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Columbus, Ohio 130 Reviews | Leave a Comment


-Diverse economy
-Excellent housing
-Educated population


-Growth and sprawl
-Areas of urban decay
-Crime rates

What Bert Has To Say About Columbus Metro Area

Columbus, the capital of Ohio, is a well-blended mixture of government, industry, and the enormous Ohio State University. Downtown is fairly dull and many inner neighborhoods have been neglected, but efforts are underway to revive them and some people are moving back into the city. The university brings a strong intellectual and cultural base to the city. Many businesses are attracted to Columbus because of its central location relative to the rest of the country, an educated population and good work force. There is a strong high tech presence, and other big corporate names include The Limited and Abercrombie & Fitch (retail), Nationwide Insurance, Wendy’s, and Cardinal Health. This diverse base brings more economic stability and growth than many of its Rust Belt neighbors.


Quick Facts About Columbus

    The unemployment rate in Columbus is 4.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbus jobs have Increased by 1.42 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Columbus's cost of living is 17.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Columbus's population is 790,168 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -6.71 percent.
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Columbus is $95,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 6.70 percent.
    Columbus public schools spend $13,928 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.8 students per teacher in Columbus.

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Columbus Housing Market

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Just the Right Size
Columbus may not be the biggest city but it certainly isn't the smallest. For comparison, I have spent time in both Chicago and Dayton, cities on either side of the... (read more)
re: Seriously, I hate this city - 5/9/2012
@MELODY---YOU MIGHT LIKE CBUS if you're into boring towns. Cbus is very boring. Lots of people move here from small towns and you can tell. Please, don't let anyone tell... (read more)
Depends on what you're looking for, but it's not a
Columbus is a great size, it's affordable, it has a lot of opportunities, some arts & culture, a lot of college related sports, and a few other professional athletic... (read more)
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