Living in Columbus
Columbus, Ohio is booming, and not just because its population is growing. The city has been deemed "the San Francisco of the Midwest" for a reason! Columbus, or C-Bus, is home to nationally acclaimed distilleries and coffee roasters, an innovative food scene, imaginative chefs, and a host of music halls and dive bars. The nightlife is simply unforgettable! Whether you love football or contemporary art, you'll feel at home in the best city in Ohio. (A little word of advice: Start buying Buckeye gear. More than 90% of the people in Columbus are football fans. Trash the Ohio State Buckeyes and you may have a hard time making friends.)
Neighborhoods on all sides of Columbus are bursting with new places to shop, eat, and play. There's Ohio State University's Wexner Center for the Arts for contemporary art fans, and for avid bikers and hikers, there's the Scioto Mile—33 acres of new riverfront parkland in the heart of downtown!
The city's population is very diverse too, which means you can find food and activities from around the world. In fact, Columbus is home to the second largest Somali population in the country. There's plenty to do, plus plenty of fun (and smart) people to meet! According to the Intelligent Communities Forum, Columbus is one of the seven most intelligent cities in the world. That's right. IN THE WORLD.
Renting in Columbus: Furnished Apartments, Studios, & More
Overall, the cost of living is incredibly affordable in Columbus. Despite being Ohio's capital and largest city, Columbus boasts very affordable rental rates. On average, one bedroom apartments in Columbus rent for about $857 a month, with two bedroom apartments costing approximately $1,054 (September 2016). If you're apartment hunting on a budget, look into the following Columbus neighborhoods: Near East, South Side, and North Linden. More luxurious, expensive apartments can be found in Upper Arlington, Weinland Park, German Village, and University.
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