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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: Short North, German Village and University.

Columbus Apartments for Rent

View all Columbus apartments on a map. The average rent is $899 and the average home price is $130,900.

Rental info for Hamilton Creek in the Columbus area
from $545
1 bed
Walk Score 12
Rental info for Ambleside Commons in the Columbus area
from $610
2 bed
Walk Score 41
Rental info for Stoney Creek Apartments in the Columbus area
from $614
1 bed
Walk Score 51
Rental info for Albany Woods in the Columbus area
from $739
1 bed
Walk Score 22
Rental info for Regency Arms in the Columbus area
from $560
1 bed
Walk Score 52
Rental info for Arbors of Dublin in the Columbus area
from $714
1 bed
Walk Score 55
Rental info for Bent Tree Apartments in the Columbus area
from $797
1 bed
Walk Score 32
Rental info for Fieldstone Trace in the Columbus area
from $1,019
2 bed
Walk Score 20

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

Columbus Neighborhoods

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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 2,685 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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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 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.

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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Rife's Market

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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

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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on Rife's Market

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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

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College Traditions

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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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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on Columbus Fish Market

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