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Things won't handed to you... Posted On: 6/11/2011 6:02:41 AM
As I read the posts, I just want to say that I am a Columbus native and have enjoyed my experiences here. When I was younger, I couldn't leave Columbus fast enough. I looked at every school that was outside of here! But Columbus has afforded me many opportunities that I know that I couldn't get anywhere else.
Some of these other posts talk about not having culture or things to do, but it won't just fall in your lap. Because of the culture here I have been able to travel around the world on someone else's dime (through community programming not college study abroad), to experience performance arts, science, and festivals galore!
While the politicians are not always transparent (which is everywhere!) they are very accessible. That is not very common for larger cities. People seem to forget that Columbus is around #15 in cities in the US.
Also I came from a middle class family that does a lot of non-profit work which I have continued the tradition.
While Ohio is for the most part a red state, Columbus is somewhat progressive and has been making strides in the local food movement to stimulate the local economy here as well as green buildings and energy.
There are many minority groups that are very active in Columbus including Latino, Somali, Ghanaian, Jewish, African American and GLBT. The cost of living here is awesome and is hard to beat. There are suburbs and urban areas for everyone.
It very much about WHO you know in Columbus, so before you come here, brush up on your networking skills. It will make a HUGE difference in your experience.