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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 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, German Village and Italian Village.

Columbus Apartments for Rent

Columbus Neighborhoods

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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 3,038 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Columbus.

People in Columbus can walk to an average of 2 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Columbus Fish Market

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Cap City Fine Diner and Bar: Grandview

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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 44 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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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

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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on Gentile's Wine Sellers

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Park of Roses at Whetstone Park

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Joe Kristof Bowlers Pro-Shop

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College Traditions

Photo of College Traditions in Columbus

College Traditions

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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on Columbus Fish Market

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Clinton Street

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High Street

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Holy Name Catholic Church

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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