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I moved to Columbus, Ohio, 11 years ago when I enrolled as an undergraduate at the Ohio State University. During my years as a student -- and since, as a young professional -- I had the opportunity to experience much of what the city has to offer. Some of my favorite memories involve shopping and dining at the many independent restaurants and business of the Short North/Italian Village, Clintonville and German Village. The area neighboorhoods boast an impressive array of cafes, bars, and restaurants -- not to mention clothing stores, antique shops and bookstores. Many also host annual community and cultural festivals that are truly amazing to see! I would encourage everyone, residents and visitors alike, to experience all that Columbus has to offer! There is truly a little something for every taste.
Columbus, and surrounding suburbs, is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. They have great schools, a vibrant night life, lots of shopping and entertainment, and it's centrally located so you're close to everywhere. While winters seem to last longer, the weather is nice year round. There is a lot of history and lots to explore. I really like the summer festival schedule. Starting in late May and ending in August with the State Fair, there is something going on EVERY weekend. My favorites are the Jazz & Ribs Fest and the Asian Festival. We've got the Bluejackets hockey and Buckeye Football! I've never seen a park system quite like the one here. You can't go wrong in Cbus!
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!