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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Northwest Columbus is a neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio with a population of 82,532. Northwest Columbus is in Franklin County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Northwest Columbus offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Northwest Columbus there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Northwest Columbus and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Northwest Columbus are highly rated.
About Northwest Columbus...
Population
82,532

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$193,525
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$976
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Northwest Columbus Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
$75,072
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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The general atmosphere is great because there is a lot to do and see. The Short North area has a community event once every month called Gallery Hop where shops, art shows, street vendors, and musical performers are all operating together. The sport related activities are also great as there are many restaurants open that cater to fans. Sports are one of the most important atmosphere building factors because nearly everyone is a Ohio State Football fan and can get excited for a common cause. The music scene is also great as there are many venues that offer performance opportunities to local artists in a positive environment. There are also people from all parts of the world that live here and it is a great experience being exposed to diversity. Overall, the area is great because there are many reasons for people to come together and have fun.
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Lot of family owned businesses in the area! With high quality products, some mom-and-pop shops tend to be over priced, but not outrageous for the suburban mother. Lots of fast paced, mostly friendly service from our big "Chain" stores, providing us with mostly local fruits and vegetables.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a must-see. One of the best zoos in the country! Plenty of fun and enjoyment for any age, and so many attractions that more than one visit is necessary to see all the amazing things. The employees and volunteers are passionate about and dedicated to what they do, and it shows in how they treat guests.