Columbus as your new home

Columbus has been dubbed a Midwestern style capital by The New York Times and one of the top ten best cities to start a career by Time. A major metropolis and the 14th largest city in the U.S., Columbus, the capital of Ohio, is home to more than two million in the metro area.










Cost of Living
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbus's cost of living is 15.7% lower than the U.S. Average. Compare Columbus's Cost of Living.

University District
The University District is home to many different gems. 

We are Foodies Here
There are more than 1,600 restaurants in Columbus. Fine dining and food, farm-to-table menus and gooey pizza, sauerbraten and sushi – all exist in gastronomic harmony in a city that loves to eat. Columbus has one of the most vibrant immigrant food scenes:

Sports enthusiasts can choose from a variety of professional and collegiate sports, including the Ohio State Buckeyes; the Columbus Crew Soccer team; Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL hockey);and the Columbus Clippers (AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians). But sports fans aren't the only ones who will enjoy the fun and flavor of the Arena District. This area also offers some of the city's most delectable eateries and nightspots, as well as fine shops and convenient hotel accommodations.

Columbus Arts Scene
Columbus’ art scene is bursting with creativity. Check out Shadowbox Live!, America’s largest resident theatre company, top art collections at The Pizzuti Collection, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and the Columbus Museum of Art. The Columbus Arts Festival takes place on the downtown riverfront every June along the Scioto Mile. The Columbus Area Performing Arts Association (CAPA) brings top performances year round including traveling Broadway Shows. 

The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is botanical landmark just two miles east of downtown Columbus  and features exotic plant collections and displays, seasonal exhibitions, outdoor gardens and more. 

For more see Experience Columbus Arts and Entertainment.

Easton Town Center is the Midwest's premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination with open-air town squares, fountains, and parks.

Polaris Fashion Place is a two level shopping mall and surrounding retail plaza serving Columbus, Ohio, United States.

North Market has been in business as a public market for nearly 150 years. The historic and altogether charming space is the place to go to find some of Ohio’s best local and independent producers, makers and merchants. You can find interesting and local ingredients if you're planning a homemade meal during your trip.

The Short North Arts District boasts a wide array of small businesses. This is the neighborhood to go to if you love a unique find, locally-run and operated storefronts, and mingling with shoppers who live and work nearby. There’s a little bit of something for everyone.

Columbus Area (and beyond) Festival Guide
From festivals every weekend in the summer to the light displays throughout the city in the winter, there is always something happening in Columbus!

Experience Columbus:

Check out what else Ohio State has to say about Columbus, Ohio.

Columbus Neighborhoods:
Watch full episodes, segments and previews from the Columbus Neighborhoods weekly series or check out the original 12 Columbus Neighborhoods documentaries that celebrated Columbus’ bicentennial.

Interested in the outdoors?
We have that too! All within a short drive of Columbus.

Columbus Metro Parks: - Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks features 19 natural area parks with more than 230 miles of trails and over 27,200 acres of land.

Hocking Hills: - Southeastern Ohio’s scenic wonderland includes 9 state parks and state forests. Camping, hiking, black sandstone cliffs, gorges and more in the Allegheny Plateau.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park: - A 33,000- acre park with hiking trails, bike paths, a scenic railroad & a vast array of flora & fauna. Located in Northeast Ohio along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron

Ohio State Nature Preserves: - State Nature Preserves and natural areas contain remnants of Ohio’s pre-settlement past, rare and endangered species, and wondrous geologic features.


Downtown Columbus as seen from our 6th floor lounge

Downtown Columbus as seen from our 6th floor lounge.