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Living in Columbus

Ohio’s capitol city is located on the banks of the Scotio River. The region’s flat topography and trail system make it a good place for bicycle commuters. CoGo, the Columbus bike share program has more than two dozen stations throughout downtown and the nearby neighborhoods.

Ohio State University and government fuel much of the Columbus economy, but it’s also home to the The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), a top supercomputing academic center. COTA (Central Ohio Transit Authority) operates the city’s bus service.

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Walk Score of Columbus, OH

Columbus is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Olentangy River Greenway

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The Oval

Columbus is the 27th most walkable large city in the US with 787,033 residents.

Columbus has some public transportation and does not have many bike lanes.

Find apartments in Columbus's most walkable neighborhoods: Necko, German Village Commission and Weinland Park.

Columbus Apartments for Rent

View all Columbus apartments on a map. The average rent is $875.

Rental info for LC Paddock in the Columbus area
from $920
1 bed
Walk Score 21
Rental info for Residences at Central Park in the Columbus area
from $760
1 bed
Walk Score 23
Rental info for Brookfield Village Apartments in the Columbus area
from $630
Rental info for Tuttle's Grove in the Columbus area
from $765
1 bed
Walk Score 37
Rental info for Residences at Riverpointe Place in the Columbus area
from $709
Rental info for Spinnaker Club East in the Columbus area
from $545
1 bed
Walk Score 27
Rental info for Shaker Square in the Columbus area
from $679
2 bed
Walk Score 49
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100+ listings in Columbus

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Columbus Neighborhoods

Rank

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

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Population

1 Necko 86 54 71 7,813
2 German Village Commission 85 55 64 2,786
3 Weinland Park 84 56 67 3,478
4 Schumacher Place 84 52 63 1,715
5 Italian Village 84 58 70 2,682
6 Indiana Forest 83 52 72 3,377
7 Victorian Village 80 56 74 4,541
8 Dennison Place 80 55 74 1,702
9 The Ohio State University 78 53 75 12,551
10 Iuka Ravine 77 49 72 1,125
11 Downtown 77 64 66 5,221
12 Brewery District (including Whittier Peninsula) 76 57 74 1,146
13 Tri-Village 75 37 68 7,354
14 Indianola Terrace 75 51 66 4,028
15 Clintonville 74 44 77 8,520
16 King-Lincoln-Bronzeville 74 49 54 3,405
17 Old North Columbus 73 48 80 6,588
18 Olde Town East 71 53 52 4,408
19 Merion Village 71 41 68 5,228
20 North Campus 70 51 89 2,943
21 Glen Echo 69 44 74 928
22 Livingston Park North 67 49 51 1,690
23 Southern Orchards 67 44 58 3,538
24 Mount Vernon 66 47 64 3,120
25 Woodland Park 64 47 54 1,764
26 Northmoor 63 43 80 1,602
27 South Side CAN 62 41 57 5,322
28 South of Main 62 47 51 1,395
29 Central Hilltop 62 38 57 8,398
30 Driving Park 61 42 52 4,213
31 Franklinton 61 45 62 8,521
32 Vasser Village (Lincoln Park) 60 39 57 2,217
33 Busch 60 26 52 1,569
34 North Hilltop 60 35 66 5,191
35 Northcrest 60 34 47 3,525
36 Franklin Park 59 49 52 2,779
37 Hungarian Village 58 37 63 759
38 Edgewood 58 35 49 1,504
39 Harrison West 58 52 88 3,362
40 Forest Park East 57 37 50 17,391
41 Central Clintonville 57 40 61 4,983
42 Knolls West 56 32 51 2,900
43 East Linden 56 42 48 1,895
44 Westgate 55 38 56 5,857
45 Old Beechwold 55 43 59 765
46 South Linden 54 41 45 9,068
47 South Central Hilltop 54 35 51 4,935
48 Governours Square 54 32 53 3,210
49 Innis Garden Village 53 34 45 1,870
50 Whetstone 52 41 66 1,400
51 Westworth Village 52 13 42 1,108
52 Eastmoor 51 43 47 10,902
53 Reeb-Hosack 50 35 58 1,369
54 Broadleigh 50 42 44 3,227
55 Worthington Woods 50 11 43 969
56 Sharon Heights 50 41 47 6,120
57 Foxboro 50 12 47 2,774
58 North Linden 49 39 47 26,148
59 Southwest Hilltop 49 33 47 3,415
60 Beechwood 49 47 43 3,005
61 The Gables 49 34 41 4,763
62 Maize-Morse 49 39 50 10,479
63 Sawmill Ravines 48 31 41 864
64 Springbourne 48 4 42 659
65 East Beechwold 47 40 49 2,526
66 Misty Meadows 47 34 42 1,600
67 Shannon Heights 46 28 45 2,505
68 Hilltop 2 46 39 44 668
69 Milo-Grogan 46 47 44 2,216
70 Crown Ridge 46 32 44 781
71 Deshler Park 46 38 50 2,662
72 Olde Sawmill 45 12 51 4,842
73 Woodward Park 45 38 53 3,934
74 Salem Village 45 37 45 3,611
75 Brookside Woods 45 18 39 3,094
76 Wood Bridge Green 44 12 51 896
77 East Columbus 44 38 42 3,956
78 Forest Park West 44 35 48 2,926
79 Holly Hill 43 32 45 6,070
80 Olentangy Commons 42 34 47 2,444
81 Shady Lane 42 43 41 5,537
82 Linwood 42 35 40 6,030
83 Kendale 42 31 43 1,201
84 Brice 42 28 57 2,079
85 Argyle Park 41 38 42 1,856
86 St. Mary's 41 38 48 836
87 Hilliard Green 41 15 47 4,667
88 Georgian Heights 41 36 42 3,758
89 Trouville 40 18 44 2,864
90 Northgate 39 26 50 7,972
91 Northern Woods 39 29 49 14,026
92 Riverview 39 42 63 3,936
93 Shepard 39 40 63 968
94 Livingston - McNaughten 39 40 40 2,747
95 Indian Springs 39 39 49 2,547
96 Summerwood 39 12 44 1,847
97 Eastland 38 33 39 7,390
98 Worthington Park 38 11 39 1,793
99 Worthington Village North 38 31 43 767
100 Don Scott 38 23 38 1,417
101 Devonshire 37 21 43 5,767
102 Deer Creek 37 13 42 1,394
103 Park Club 36 11 42 1,353
104 Eastgate 36 43 62 1,118
105 Walnut Hills 36 41 38 2,696
106 Worthington Green 36 12 49 1,411
107 Sawmill Forest 35 12 52 1,284
108 Brookshire 35 29 45 6,406
109 Worthington Crossing 35 11 47 1,074
110 Easton 35 32 42 1,090
111 Westchester-Green Countrie 35 28 44 6,348
112 Cherry Creek 34 32 37 7,341
113 Olentangy High Bluffs 33 0 32 1,242
114 Riverside 33 25 38 8,904
115 Mill Run 33 22 39 580
116 Polaris 33 11 49 901
117 Teakwood 32 35 38 798
118 Leawood 31 40 37 4,951
119 Berwick 31 32 44 4,567
120 Winchester 31 22 38 1,881
121 Woodland Holt 30 31 35 1,179
122 Valleyview Heights 30 33 48 831
123 Northwoods 30 - 30 631
124 Polaris South 30 10 44 1,769
125 Slate Hill 29 17 36 3,635
126 Preserve South 29 17 37 2,784
127 Laurel Greene 29 5 35 4,918
128 Worthington Highlands 29 8 34 3,732
129 Sweetwater 29 18 40 8,176
130 Walnut Heights 29 33 43 8,683
131 Central College 28 7 39 3,357
132 Independence Village 28 28 40 8,943
133 Cross Creek 28 13 47 5,677
134 Grandview South 28 27 52 623
135 Sycamore Hills 27 25 37 2,018
136 Wynstone 27 9 38 1,016
137 Marion Franklin 27 29 35 4,784
138 Somerset 27 31 36 7,951
139 Southside 27 25 40 15,335
140 Brittany Hills 26 30 37 2,310
141 Oriole Park 26 30 34 745
142 Tuttle 26 27 48 1,138
143 Brookside Colony 26 15 37 2,428
144 Blendon Woods Metro Park 25 11 33 1,079
145 Preston Commons 25 10 30 579
146 Preserve North 25 14 39 3,120
147 Milbrook 25 33 41 1,570
148 Brookhollow 24 24 35 1,833
149 Glenmeadows 23 36 38 1,094
150 Galloway Ridge 23 30 35 3,598
151 Blendon Woods 23 24 40 3,465
152 Cranbrook 23 35 33 1,313
153 Olde Orchard 23 33 33 3,917
154 Summit View Forest 23 12 33 639
155 South Franklinton 22 29 44 1,478
156 Appian 22 30 33 1,268
157 Southwest Airport 22 5 32 4,461
158 Olentangy 22 6 32 1,850
159 Brentwood Park 22 33 31 841
160 Glenbrook 21 28 39 7,162
161 East Broad 21 18 33 17,357
162 Summit View Woods 21 12 35 2,523
163 Walnut Creek 20 27 37 3,684
164 Parkview 19 25 46 4,897
165 Bridgeview 19 31 43 1,577
166 Western Hills 19 12 34 2,087
167 Brookside Village 19 12 35 1,807
168 Woods of Josephinium 19 33 30 559
169 Worthington Hills 18 5 44 565
170 Pine Hills 18 36 43 2,622
171 Greenhill Acres 18 31 34 557
172 Knolls-Thomas 18 34 47 1,654
173 Westside 3 18 26 31 683
174 Stonebridge 17 18 30 2,800
175 Marble Cliff Crossing 17 24 34 4,486
176 Madison Mills 17 25 35 2,242
177 Holt-Alkire 17 5 32 3,984
178 Antrim 17 8 41 1,006
179 Greenbriar Farm 17 33 27 1,661
180 Hilltop 3 16 24 35 939
181 Little Turtle 16 10 28 4,384
182 Riverplace 16 16 30 533
183 Westbend 15 - 29 604
184 Strawberry Farms 15 23 38 5,274
185 Smokey Ridge Estates 15 12 33 1,233
186 Cumberland Ridge 14 32 31 1,623
187 Tuttle West 14 7 38 4,264
188 Polaris North 14 8 29 1,478
189 Golfview Woods 13 21 31 1,890
190 East 13 5 44 9,199
191 Williams Creek 13 26 35 2,222
192 Wexmoor 12 27 29 1,321
193 West Albany 12 1 28 3,227
194 Scioto Trace 12 20 26 1,886
195 Woodstream 11 15 30 846
196 Highpoint-Glen 10 19 29 2,487
197 Stilson 10 13 38 795
198 Shannon Green 10 20 35 2,167
199 Southeast 9 28 54 1,614
200 Olentangy Highlands 9 23 41 1,074
201 Dexter Falls 9 16 32 4,734
202 Westbrooke-Heritage 9 8 33 3,592
203 Wexford-Thornapple 9 14 28 7,309
204 Albany Commons 8 1 29 550
205 Trabue Woods 7 25 29 1,138
206 Three Rivers 6 23 27 1,963
207 White Ash 6 8 28 6,448
208 Gould Park 5 15 30 842
209 North Rickenbacker 4 18 27 2,180
210 Schirm Farm 4 9 26 3,765
211 Worthingview 4 13 33 1,028
212 Hilltop 1 3 19 26 2,582

Eating & Drinking

There are about 2,704 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Columbus.

People in Columbus can walk to an average of 1 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Columbus Fish Market

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Massey's Pizza

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thumbnail for Olentangy River GreenwaySubmerged for decades, the floodplain of the Olentangy River along the OSU campus has been exposed, thanks to the demolition of the 5th Ave dam. Over the next several years, a more natural riparian ecosystem will re-establish itself, with some help by human hands. Already, I've seen dozens of cranes hunting in the newly formed shallows.

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on Olentangy River Greenway

Transit Score of Columbus, OH

Columbus has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Columbus apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Columbus has some public transportation and about 58 bus lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Columbus on public transit.

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Columbus has about 19 car shares from RelayRides and Hertz On Demand.

Neighborhood Guides

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Vince Graves

Realtor with Keller Williams Classic Properties. Whether you are looking for a condo Downtown or a home in one of the surrounding Villages, I'll help get you into the perfect home for you and your family.

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Goodale Park

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Pistacia Vera

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Katzinger's Delicatessen

Chris Vogt

I've been in Columbus for nearly 5 years and absolutely love it here. I moved here because of a couple of friends--who I'm also in bands with--and because I wanted to finish school--just graduated from OSU in December!

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The Oval

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College Traditions

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College Traditions

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Bike Score of Columbus, OH

Columbus is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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Rife's Market

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Gentile's Wine Sellers

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Cap City Fine Diner & Bar

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Ohio Craft Museum

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Italian Village

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Short North

thumbnail for Rife's MarketWhat started as an open-air produce stand is now a full-service market, well-established at the corners of Fifth and Grandview Avenues. Over 76 years of selling produce straight from farmers and small producers makes for life-long relationships, allowing Rife’s to prove our commitment to total quality and service for our customers. It’s a simple shop, full of fresh items from those relationships, with each supplier represented on an Ohio map with push-pins. #trivillage

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CoGo Bike Share

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Clintonville Farmers Market

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Park of Roses at Whetstone Park

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Joe Kristof Bowlers Pro-Shop

thumbnail for Gentile's Wine SellersGentile’s, The Wine Sellers, a full service beverage shop offering a huge selection of wines, imported beers, micro brews, home brewing supplies, wine classes, wine dinners, wedding/event planning, and wine education and travel. #trivillage

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College Traditions

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College Traditions

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Clinton Street

thumbnail for Columbus Fish MarketThe ever-changing menu printed twice daily at Columbus Fish Market puts the finest and freshest from every coastline on the planet within your culinary reach. Chilean Coast, Bering Strait, Chesapeake Bay, Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes, Cape Cod, Atlantic, Pacific. Regardless of what sea it comes from, each of the over 80 menu items is a shining example of what great seafood can be. A Cameron Mitchell Restaurant. #trivillage

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