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  1. Public Schools
    C
  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
Westgate is a neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. Westgate is in Franklin County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Westgate offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Westgate there are a lot of bars and parks. Residents of Westgate tend to be liberal.
About Westgate...
Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,698
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$868
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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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
$44,781
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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Westgate is fantastic. Beatiful tree lines streets filled with well kept old homes full of character. Other than the occasional car break and such, crime is pretty much non existent.

The community is fantastic. Neighbors talk to and look out for one another, kids play outside, etc. At the heart of the neighborhood is a HUGE park with 2 playgrounds, a state of the art Rec center, baseball fields, basketball courts, hand/racquetball courts and an indoor shelter house with A/C, heat and a kitchen that can be rented for events.

Schools are average, but if you learn how to navigate the lottery system in Columbus you can get your child into just about any school in the system.

The only drawback is a severe lack of retail/restaurants. There are 2 fantastic breweries (side swipe and Four Strong) within a quick bike ride of the neighborhood though. Grandview is also very close.
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Very safe and beautiful area with a great park. This is by far the nicest neighbor in the zip code. Although it borders Hilltop, an area with moderate petty crime, it doesn't affect Westgate as far as I've seen, read or heard.
In my direct neighborhood,, there is rarely a problem with vacant or abandoned properties, but in the are surrounding my neighborhood, there are several vacant buildings.