Best Neighborhoods in Columbus, Ohio

">Columbus is the capital and largest city in Ohio. Columbus is the 4th largest city in the American Midwest, and the 16th in the United States. Columbus has a generally strong and diverse economy based on technology, retail, hospitality, healthcare, medical research, steel, energy, logistics, food, aviation, defense, fashion, banking, insurance and education. 2008 found Columbus ranked by Forbes as the #1 in up and coming technological cities in the nation. In 2009, Columbus was named the best place in the country to raise a family by Business Weekly. Additionally, in 2010 Columbus ranted in the top 10 by Relocation America.

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Top Neighborhoods

Westerville, a northeast Columbus suburb, is a great place to reside. Westerville grew from very humble yet notable beginnings. Westerville was the first small town in the nation to have a first class post office. Today, Westerville is Columbus' largest suburb with excellent schools and a historic uptown district. There is easy access to Polaris Shopping Center, and Westerville boasts great green space and family friendly park areas. Westerville was ranked 15th by Money Magazine as one of the top 100 Best Places to live in 2009. This is the second time this distinguished Columbus neighborhood was acknowledged by Money Magazine. In 2007, Westerville was ranked #46. The residents of Westerville still consider their neighborhood one of the best places to live today.

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German Village is a great neighborhood in Columbus just south of the heart of downtown. German Village is captivating with its century old homes, interesting architecture, meticulously maintained gardens and hometown hospitality. A great deal of pride is taken in maintaining the charm and appeal of German Village. Homes have been preserved and restored giving new residents new opportunities to take advantage of this historic neighborhood. German Village is one of the most highly sought after neighborhoods in Columbus and it's not hard to see why. German Village's brewery district is very popular in Columbus. In addition to the brewery; German Village houses other community landmarks including the lane Public Library, Butler County Historical Society and the octagonal Lane-Hooven House.

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Old Towne East is a historical residential area located near German village and downtown Columbus. Old Towne East is described as an artsy community; that appeals to performers, artists, writers, painters, and other creative spirits. Highlights of the community include great craftsmanship, welcoming pedestrian walkways, and easy access to the city. Old Towne East is a racially, and culturally diverse community that demonstrate a lot of pride in their neighborhood. Although far from upscale, Old Towne East is an affordable historic and culturally diverse community that offers great housing, good school, easy access to public transportation and all the amenities Old Towne residents need to make life a little more comfortable.

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Clintonville is a great neighborhood located just north of downtown, and near Ohio State University. Clintonville is a fantastic place for singles and business professionals to reside. Clintonville has a comfortable neighborhood feel that makes settling into Clintonville an easy transition. The mature trees that line the street and older homes with great architectural detail give added character and charm to this Columbus neighborhood. Housing in the Clintonville area varies in style and price points. Families can choose from public or private schools for their children. There's something there for everyone.

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Bexley and New Albany are great neighborhoods for individuals and families in Columbus. Bexley is arguably the most exclusive neighborhood in Columbus. Located just east of downtown Columbus Bexley and New Albany are comprised of older stately and beautiful homes on tree line streets. Most of the residents are upper middle class professionals. There are first class restaurants, exclusive shops, and art galleries to take advantage of. Some of the best schools in Ohio are located in the Bexley and New Albany area. Bexley and New Albany are established communities that pride themselves on continuing to evolve with a commitment to excellence while maintaining the charm that brought residents to the neighborhood in the first place.

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