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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 3,092 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 Beechcroft

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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.

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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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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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