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Living in Columbus

Ohio’s capital 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 70 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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41 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 32nd 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: Short North, Italian Village and German Village.

Columbus Apartments for Rent

Columbus Neighborhoods

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1 Short North 95 56 91 1,683
2 Italian Village 90 56 82 2,111
3 German Village 90 54 68 3,083
4 Schumacher Place 89 52 65 1,781
5 Weinland Park 88 56 87 3,313
6 University 88 53 85 6,305
7 Victorian Village 88 54 91 3,441
8 Indiana Forest 87 50 84 2,727
9 Northwood Park 87 47 87 848
10 Dennison Place 86 55 92 1,641
11 South Campus 86 54 92 8,442
12 Brewery District 85 55 74 1,074
13 Old North Columbus 83 45 87 7,415
14 Downtown 82 62 81 5,192
15 Merion Village 81 40 61 5,074
16 Indianola Terrace 79 51 75 4,156
17 Iuka Ravine 78 48 75 525
18 North Campus 78 47 93 2,676
19 Harrison West 75 51 93 3,444
20 King-Lincoln Bronzeville 73 46 72 4,257
21 Glen Echo 73 41 73 1,009
22 Olde Town East 73 49 76 4,706
23 Tri-Village 72 37 75 3,730
24 Necko 71 52 96 612
25 Hungarian Village 70 35 53 760
26 The Ohio State University 68 48 89 5,077
27 Southern Orchards 67 47 65 3,204
28 Northcrest 67 38 49 3,324
29 Northmoor 65 41 84 1,552
30 Vasser Village 64 40 59 2,292
31 Sawmill Ravines 64 38 44 1,010
32 Old Beechwold 63 43 75 755
33 Crown Ridge 63 40 47 703
34 Driving Park 63 41 48 4,492
35 Reeb-Hosack 63 34 48 1,413
36 Knolls West 62 36 48 2,717
37 North Hilltop 61 32 77 5,222
38 Livingston Park North 60 47 64 1,607
39 South of Main 60 44 47 1,363
40 Edgewood 58 36 52 1,541
41 Beechwood 58 42 43 3,044
42 Governours Square 58 38 47 3,272
43 Forest Park East 58 37 54 17,487
44 Henderson Heights 57 40 45 683
45 Woodland Park 56 41 64 1,812
46 Westgate 56 37 66 5,945
47 South Central Hilltop 56 32 49 4,740
48 Central Clintonville 56 37 63 4,999
49 Central Hilltop 56 36 59 8,474
50 Franklin Park 56 44 67 2,338
51 The Gables 55 37 44 4,856
52 Maize-Morse 55 38 47 10,645
53 North Linden 54 40 49 25,947
54 Whetstone 54 39 82 1,438
55 Mount Vernon 53 40 72 2,300
56 Milo-Grogan 52 48 48 2,234
57 Foxboro 52 27 44 2,768
58 Olentangy Commons 51 36 49 2,519
59 Trouville 51 15 43 3,182
60 South Hilltop 50 34 45 5,635
61 East Beechwold 50 41 58 2,580
62 South Linden 50 45 51 9,125
63 Eastmoor 50 39 45 11,094
64 Sharon Heights 50 41 57 6,502
65 Southwest Hilltop 49 29 52 3,909
66 Kendale 49 37 44 1,346
67 Busch 48 16 51 2,941
68 Misty Meadows 48 39 42 1,592
69 Riverview 48 37 57 3,916
70 Springbourne 47 7 41 665
71 Woodward Park 47 37 54 3,805
72 Broadleigh 47 39 47 3,182
73 Brice 47 30 45 2,241
74 Innis Garden Village 47 36 44 1,873
75 Indian Springs 46 37 55 2,473
76 Holly Hill 46 29 52 6,102
77 Olde Sawmill 45 26 46 4,836
78 Salem Village 45 33 45 3,433
79 Shady Lane 45 38 38 5,606
80 Wood Bridge Green 45 11 41 914
81 Hilliard Green 43 23 47 4,719
82 Shannon Heights 43 24 40 2,653
83 Worthington Woods 43 18 42 1,014
84 Northern Woods 42 25 49 14,136
85 Forest Park West 42 34 49 3,165
86 Livingston - McNaughten 41 39 38 2,813
87 Eastland 41 32 38 7,260
88 Polaris 41 20 53 718
89 Don Scott 41 23 39 962
90 Valleyview Heights 41 29 61 860
91 Georgian Heights 40 31 54 3,852
92 Brookshire 40 27 40 6,233
93 Glenmeadows 40 28 36 1,454
94 Sweetwater 40 24 53 8,279
95 East Linden 40 42 44 1,918
96 Summerwood 40 22 40 1,852
97 Worthington Village North 39 23 47 667
98 Worthington Crossing 39 22 56 1,038
99 Deshler Park 39 38 47 2,689
100 Northgate 39 23 53 8,055
101 Worthington Green 39 11 37 1,493
102 Westchester-Green Countrie 38 28 40 6,598
103 Deer Creek 38 9 41 1,340
104 Mill Run 38 22 37 1,026
105 Linwood 38 32 39 6,134
106 Shepard 37 31 56 989
107 West Campus 36 30 63 858
108 Fodor 36 0 43 2,254
109 Sawmill Forest 36 20 50 1,258
110 South Franklinton 35 29 38 1,574
111 Brookside Woods 35 19 36 3,502
112 Galloway Ridge 35 30 37 3,700
113 Blendon Woods 35 26 36 3,320
114 Leawood 35 37 31 5,045
115 Riverside 35 28 38 9,363
116 Sycamore Hills 35 24 34 2,050
117 Walnut Hills 34 34 37 2,729
118 Polaris South 34 23 60 1,385
119 Westworth Village 34 22 40 1,044
120 Devonshire 34 19 46 4,429
121 Park Club 34 14 40 1,371
122 Preserve South 32 19 35 2,743
123 Wynstone 32 10 37 1,081
124 Hyde Park 32 39 34 1,138
125 Easton 32 41 40 943
126 Cherry Creek 32 26 48 7,607
127 Independence Village 31 23 38 8,559
128 Winchester 31 24 41 1,940
129 Worthington Highlands 31 22 39 3,877
130 Cross Creek 31 23 43 6,117
131 Worthington Park 30 21 41 1,764
132 St. Mary's 29 29 50 1,066
133 Tuttle 29 23 37 1,184
134 Eastgate 28 37 62 1,094
135 Central College 28 - 37 3,528
136 Olentangy High Bluffs 28 - 32 940
137 Somerset 28 35 38 8,146
138 Northwoods 28 1 30 586
139 Brookside Colony 28 20 35 2,484
140 Grandview South 27 25 58 746
141 Brandywine 27 34 33 3,888
142 Berwick 26 26 42 4,437
143 Argyle Park 26 40 47 1,822
144 Framingham 26 34 31 3,267
145 Linworth Village 25 26 38 961
146 Olde Orchard 25 31 32 3,943
147 Summit View Woods 25 11 38 2,621
148 East Broad 24 20 33 20,477
149 Parkview 24 22 43 4,900
150 Slate Hill 24 23 38 3,856
151 Preserve North 24 10 33 3,190
152 Laurel Greene 24 19 43 5,242
153 Glenbrook 24 27 42 7,678
154 Smoky Ridge Estates 23 10 33 1,331
155 Appian 23 39 30 1,141
156 Western Hills 22 11 32 2,135
157 Marble Cliff Crossing 22 25 29 4,751
158 Madison Mills 22 33 34 2,306
159 Arlington Park 22 34 37 3,081
160 Cranbrook 22 34 46 1,380
161 Abby Trails 22 27 52 2,152
162 Walnut Heights 21 27 38 8,912
163 Marion Franklin 20 27 34 4,793
164 Gould Park 20 14 28 953
165 Walnut Creek 20 35 41 3,730
166 Olentangy 20 8 32 1,975
167 Pine Hills 20 32 33 2,630
168 Knolls-Thomas 19 35 48 1,566
169 Milbrook 19 37 32 1,537
170 Tuttle West 19 13 36 6,651
171 Brookhollow 19 27 35 1,878
172 Holt-Alkire 19 6 31 4,550
173 Bridgeview 18 34 43 1,481
174 Village at Worthington 17 20 31 617
175 Woods of Josephinium 17 20 28 566
176 Riverbend 17 18 30 8,627
177 Oriole Heights 16 26 35 638
178 Polaris North 16 4 32 1,859
179 Scioto Woods 16 25 32 3,784
180 Southwest Airport 15 22 38 4,338
181 Little Turtle 15 - 24 4,563
182 Brentwood Park 15 35 32 884
183 Teakwood 15 27 39 658
184 Southeast Columbus 14 34 50 1,420
185 Strawberry Farms 14 21 35 5,282
186 Westbend 14 0 28 712
187 North Rickenbacker 14 22 40 2,589
188 Woodland Holt 14 31 37 1,238
189 Brittany Hills 13 32 45 2,424
190 Blendon Woods Metro Park 13 6 25 907
191 Westbrooke-Heritage 13 14 45 3,790
192 Williams Creek 13 34 35 2,338
193 Stonebridge 13 22 28 3,403
194 Wexmoor 13 36 28 1,416
195 Schirm Farm 12 22 28 3,914
196 White Ash 12 17 27 6,521
197 Cumberland Ridge 12 33 31 1,591
198 Woodstream 12 9 27 813
199 Albany Commons 12 - 36 573
200 Greenbriar Farm 12 30 24 1,525
201 Scioto Trace 11 20 20 2,097
202 Preston Commons 11 - 28 619
203 Antrim 11 6 29 1,039
204 Willow Creek 11 5 26 4,067
205 West Albany 10 - 30 3,352
206 Brookside Village 9 11 29 1,839
207 Wexford-Thornapple 9 18 27 8,004
208 Golfview Woods 9 19 30 1,810
209 Three Rivers 8 20 33 2,002
210 Trabue Woods 8 26 28 1,197
211 Highpoint-Glen 8 10 26 2,414
212 Greenhill Acres 8 32 31 595
213 Stilson 6 10 29 804
214 Dexter Falls 6 15 31 5,063
215 Shannon Green 5 10 37 2,324
216 Worthingview 3 10 27 1,011

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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30 Transit Score of Columbus, OH

Columbus has Some Transit

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Public Transit Routes

Columbus has some public transportation and about 27 bus lines.

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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

48 Bike Score of Columbus, OH

Columbus is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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Gentile's Wine Sellers

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Ohio Craft Museum

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Italian Village

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Short North

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CoGo Bike Share

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Clintonville Farmers' Market

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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Park of Roses at Whetstone Park

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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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High Street

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Holy Name Catholic Church

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Helping Hands Center

thumbnail for Ohio Craft MuseumThe Ohio Craft Museum is a program of Ohio Designer Craftsmen, presenting 5 major exhibitions each year, as well as focus exhibits & a rotating display of the permanent collection. In addition, the museum houses the Craft Research Library & offers educational workshops & events for all ages & levels of experience. #trivillage

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