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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    NG
Southwest is a neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. Southwest is in Franklin County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Southwest offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Southwest there are a lot of parks. Residents of Southwest tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Southwest are above average.
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Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$76,396
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$840
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,777
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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It's a nice area and there are a lot of children in the neighborhood which is nice for families. A new high school was just built and they're working on other schools. Some crime occurs in the area and there are several sexual predators but you'll get little flyers saying when they move into the area. A shopping center and several fast food places are right down the road in walking distance. Overall, it's nice for a starter home and raising children.
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Local business (Easton Mall) is great for shopping all the most popular stores with prices ranging from affordable to extravagant. Also has activities like comedy shop, movie theatre, and game rooms.
Our immediate community has turned over quite frequently over the past 10 years. Many foreclosures, but the more recent homeowners appear to want to be here for the long haul.