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Pros

-Diverse economy
-Excellent housing
-Educated population

Cons

-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.


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Quick Facts About Columbus


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Columbus is 4.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbus jobs have Increased by 1.85 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Columbus's cost of living is 15.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Columbus's population is 850,106 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 34.32 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Columbus is $119,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -1.92%.
    SCHOOLS
    Columbus public schools spend $18,391 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.4 students per teacher in Columbus.

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Columbus Housing Market


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  8/29/2016
Columbus, OH

have lived in Columbus for about 9 yrs now. Moved here because my husband was born & raised here and had good memories of the place from the '70's. I can't stand this... (Read More)

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  3/5/2016
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After living in the Columbus area for 2 years, I think I can give an impartial review of the city. So, here goes: Pros: Low cost of living compared to many other... (Read More)

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