544 reviews
  1. City in Ohio
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$128,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$822
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      198
      264
    • Murder
      10
      5
    • Rape
      89
      37
    • Robbery
      253
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      1,091
      575
    • Theft
      2,808
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      354
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $44,774
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    20%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      12%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      22%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      29%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      26%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      12%
      14%

    Columbus Reviews

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    I moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University and it was the best decision I could have ever made! This city is so extremely welcoming, diverse, and inclusive. After graduating from OSU, I decided to take a gap year before beginning graduate school, and chose to stay in Columbus instead of moving back home. The standard of living in Columbus has been extremely affordable for a first year college graduate. There are so many different things going on all the time, from art galleries to new restaurants and bars to festivals throughout the year. I have so much love for Columbus and am confident that anyone who moves here will feel the same!
    Columbus is a big city that has much to offer people of all walks of life. From art museums to Cosi science museum for children and the Clippers baseball and the Columbus blue jackets hockey team, there are many activities to do. Columbus is home to many different colleges including Columbus State Community College and the Ohio State University. The Short North features many fun and funky restaurants and stores for shopping, and the arena district offers an exciting night life nearly every day of the week. Let us not forget the Columbus zoo! Also, the Columbus police academy is one of the most state of the art and up to date academy's in the nation, training the best to do the best job and protect this wonderful city!
    Having grown up in Columbus, I can tell you it is very diverse! We've had much investment over the last 5 years, affording us wonderful new apartment complexes and restoration projects. The city itself is definitely looking better each year.

    The nightlife is fantastic, but there is something to do for those of all ages. From the organic food markets to the tech hubs, we have something to keep you entertained. I would recommend living here for the purpose of raising a family or career advancement. If you plan on visiting you shouldn't miss the opportunity to check out our city parks either - they truly are some of the best you will find in the country.