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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Far North is a neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio with a population of 30,684. Far North is in Franklin County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Far North offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Far North there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Far North and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Far North are highly rated.
About Far North...
Population
30,684

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$186,456
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,096
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$79,250
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Having four seasons is great! Summers are usually on the humid side though, but not unbearably, and there are plenty of public sources of swimming and cooling off. Winters are not very difficult, with a few decent snows through-out the season. The roads are kept in pretty decent shape, and the community is mindful of treating schools and public areas accordingly with the weather. Spring and Fall are the highlights of this area, as the local flora is always so vibrant and rich in color. Overall, a good experience through-out all four seasons.
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There is a good mix of high-density housing in affordable price ranges to pricey, mid-level family homes (single detached), and historic/older homes. The high-density housing is primarily well kept, and most offer great amenities like a pool and exercise room. The mid-level family homes are kept neat and the community feels strongly about appearance, and it shows. There are a lot of older homes and some historic properties and some are in beautiful condition or are being used as retail, and these add significantly to the community perspective. This area really is a beautiful area to live in.
There are an abundance of local parks and nature areas with various activities. Children's playgrounds are common, pet activity areas are common, park benches and picnic areas are common. Lakes and green areas are abundant. There are plenty of activities such as kayaking and skiing. I'm unaware of any pollution concerns, including noise from surrounding highways at the park/nature areas.