Columbus. The Best of Everything.
When it comes to great cities, many are better than Columbus at one thing. But no city is as good as Columbus at everything. Nowhere else will you find so much. From exceptional schools to outstanding healthcare, great restaurants to diverse neighborhoods, major league sports to first-rate arts and entertainment, Columbus connects you to everything that matters to you. Add our Midwest values and welcoming diverse population, and it’s easy to see why Columbus really is the best of everything.
When a region’s cost of living is relatively low, the ability to own a home is high, and that’s certainly the case in Columbus. Nearly 70% of all Columbus Region residents earning the median income can afford to buy here”an incredible number compared to Chicago’s 47% or New York’s 5.7%.
Buying a home in Columbus means you can rest easy about your investment. Property values continue to appreciate steadily, without extreme flucuations seen in other big cities. With so many housing choices and such great values, it’s easy to unstand why Money Magazine has singled out a number of our communities as “Best Places to Live” in the U.S.
You’ve always wanted to live in a great downtown loft? You can do that here. Green lawns and block parties more your style? You can do that, too. And if luxury living is the life for you, you’ll find a number of extraordinary and highly sought after master planned communities including tranquil settings, large estate lots, stunning architecture, homes built by some of the areas top builders and world class school systems.
The Columbus Region is made up of a number of diverse communities, from eclectic neighborhoods and historical districts to exciting urban centers, family-friendly suburbs and charming country villages. No matter how you want to live, the Region is sure to have a place that feels just like home.
Living here really does give you the best of both worlds”all the excitement of a growing big city, with all the friendliness and sense of belonging that comes with being part of a smaller community.
The Columbus Region is home to 20 colleges and universities”more than any American city other than Boston. With more than 100,000 students at any given time, and nearly 20,000 of them graduating annually, it’s no wonder Columbus is growing at such an amazing rate.
Students in grades K through 12 benefit from a range of options. Columbus boasts some of the best school systems in the nation. With 53 different public school districts, 140 private and parochial schools, and 65 public libraries, the Region is rife with opportunities for every family, every child.
With four nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare systems contributing $4 billion annually to the area’s economy and employing more than 40,000 people, it’s clear that, in the Columbus Region, medicine means business.U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Columbus’s healthcare programs among the best in the country, and nearly all of our hospital systems and medical, research, and bioscience facilities receive regular national attention.
Named one of the top local economies in the United States, and the third fastest-growing major metropolitan area in the Midwest, Columbus shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The emerging 315 Research and Technology Corridor (which includes The Ohio State University, Battelle Memorial Institute, and all four of our major hospital systems) along with The Central Ohio Innovation Center of Dublin have made Columbus one of the top ten regions for technology.Of the top 40 regional employers, 15 are in the high-growth industries of financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, information services, energy, and technology. And of the more than one million people working here, nearly 30% have Bachelor’s Degrees and 10% have Master’s Degrees”numbers that point to a healthy and prosperous future for the city.
People of all ethnicities and from all over the world call Columbus home. We’re a cultural crossroads where a diverse group of people live, work, play, worship and learn from each other, every day. Cited as one of the top ten cities for African-Americans in the US (#1 for African-American families), Columbus also has more than 16 different active religious affiliations, a Top 30 company for women (American Electric Power), a higher than average gay and lesbian population, and more than 100 international companies with significant operations.
Our cultural diversity can be seen every day in our neighborhoods, our workplaces, our local markets and our globally inspired restaurants. At the end of the day, the Columbus Region is a truly welcoming place to those who choose to make it their home, and we’re all the richer for it.
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