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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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Columbus Fish Market

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Ohio Craft Museum

Columbus is the 29th 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, German Village and Schumacher Place.

Columbus Apartments for Rent

View all Columbus apartments on a map. The average rent is $949 and the average home price is $139,200.

Rental info for Shaker Square in the Columbus area
from $719
2 bed
Walk Score 51
Rental info for The Wendell in the Columbus area
from $870
1 bed
Walk Score 8
Rental info for Stafford House in the Columbus area
from $955
1 bed
Walk Score 32
Rental info for OSU Campus Apartments in the Columbus area
from $700
2 bed
Walk Score 82
Rental info for Wellington Woods in the Columbus area
from $650
1 bed
Walk Score 19
Rental info for Schirm Farms in the Columbus area
from $699
1 bed
Walk Score 16
Rental info for Olde Towne Apartments in the Columbus area
from $879
2 bed
Walk Score 15
Rental info for Grand at Polaris in the Columbus area
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1 bed
Walk Score 46

To view Columbus homes for sale sorted by Walk Score, visit Trulia.com.

Columbus Neighborhoods

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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 2,886 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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Cap City Fine Diner and Bar: Grandview

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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.

Robert Pickard
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 59 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.

Ask Vince about Columbus

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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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http://chrisvogt.bandcamp.com »

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College Traditions

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College Traditions

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The Oval

Bike Score of Columbus, OH

Columbus is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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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

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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

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High 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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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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