Columbus Information


Local Resources, Events and Activities around Columbus Ohio



Ohio's capital city Columbus is the largest city in the state, whose broad metropolitan area encompasses several counties, ranking it squarely with its sister cities Cincinnati and Cleveland. Columbus has a diverse and thus stable economy that holds a strong base in a range of fields - education, government, insurance, banking, fashion, defense, aviation, food, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, health care, hospitality, retail, and technology are all vibrant and thriving in Columbus.


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Ohio's capital city Columbus is the largest city in the state, whose broad metropolitan area encompasses several counties, ranking it squarely with its sister cities Cincinnati and Cleveland. Columbus has a diverse and thus stable economy that holds a strong base in a range of fields - education, government, insurance, banking, fashion, defense, aviation, food, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, health care, hospitality, retail, and technology are all vibrant and thriving in Columbus.


Technologically sophisticated, modern Columbus has emerged as a leading city in private research and development, with city strongholds Battelle Memorial Institute; CAS, or Chemical Abstracts Service, NetJets and Ohio State University leading the way into Columbus's future. In recent years it has ranked in the top 10 for " best big city to live in", "best place to raise a family", "up and coming technological city", and "city of the future" by reputable institutions ranging from Forbes Magazine to Business Week.



Location and History

Columbus is located at the junction of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and prior to its founding in 1812, the settlement did not exist. As such, Columbus has always been a forward-thinking city, designed from its inception as the state's capital, which prepared it to lead the way in the development of Ohio's political, economic, and social structure. Columbus assumed the function and role as Ohio's state capital in 1816. In 1831, the National Road from Baltimore arrived in Columbus, which, along with the completion of the Ohio and Erie Canals, brought business, industry and a wave of new residents to the area, prompting its official city charter in 1834. Among these new residents were significant ethnic enclaves - modern Columbus is proud of the historic areas and ethnic districts upon which the city's greatness was built.


Columbus The Irish North Naghten Street/ Nationwide Boulevard, Italian Village, German Old South End German Village (Das Alte Südende),Victorian Village and North Bank Park maintain unique identities within the whole of greater Columbus, adding to the city's fusion of culture and history. Leading up to and during the Civil War, Columbus was both active in the Underground Railroad and as a base for the volunteer Union Army. By the turn of the century, Columbus was known as the "Buggy Capital of the World", cementing its status as a major American center of manufacturing. During this time, Columbus also earned one of its nicknames, "The Arch City", due to the arches constructed to illuminate the city's thoroughfare. These arches have been reconstructed in the Short North district, to preserve the city's historical significance.


In the 20th and 21st centuries, Columbus has enjoyed city growth and technological advancement, but has never lost touch with the natural beauty of the area on which it was founded. The Scioto and Olentangy rivers, as well as the area tributaries Alum Creek, Big Walnut Creek, and Darby Creek offer residents the pleasures of the outdoors.


Events and Activities


 Columbus and Franklin County's Metropolitan Park District boasts the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay Water Park and Amusement Park, as well as Franklin Park Conservatory Botanical Gardens, Kelton House Museum and Garden, the Ohio Historical Center & Ohio Village and numerous other public parks to enjoy at leisure. The Audubon Nature Center, Chadwick Arboretum and Whetstone Park's Park of Roses serve to round out the offerings of Ohio's natural beauty. Equestrian activities, golf and auto racing, as well as hockey, soccer, roller derby and minor league baseball are also locally available favorite activities. The Scioto Mile, Columbus Museum of Art, Wexner Center for the Arts, Jerome Schottenstein Center, Jack Nicklaus Museum, Greater Columbus Convention Center, as well as many other notable venues offer cultural events year round, from organizations such as the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Opera Columbus, BalletMet Columbus, The ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, CATCO, Columbus Children's Theatre, Shadowbox Cabaret and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Must-see annual events include the Ohio State Fair, Columbus Arts Festival, ComFest and Oktoberfest.

From history to technology, culture and nature to sports and recreation, Columbus is ideal for families, professionals and retirees alike, offering a wide variety of services catering to residents from all walks of life. For more information on where to live in Columbus Ohio or to talk to me directly, please contact me here.

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