You’re looking for a change of pace, maybe slower, but not quite rural. How about moving to Columbus, Ohio?
Here are the reasons to answer with an emphatic “Yes!”
- The Columbus, Ohio real estate market is trending
- Driving is not a daily must
- Festivals spring up like mushrooms during the summer
- Scioto Mile is your key to a budget-friendly active lifestyle
- Job growth plus diversity? Check
- Foodie heaven, thy name is Columbus
Buyers looking for affordable housing in the US should definitely check out Columbus. As of March 2019, the median listing price of real estate in the city is $249,900. This is almost $50,000 less than the national listing price. In fact, it topped Realtor.com’s “Hottest Real Estate Markets in America” this March, up by 8 spots from its February standing. Thousands more in available housing are still up for grabs.
COTA. CBUS. COGO. Columbus wants these acronyms to unlock a new level of independence from cars. While you won’t be able to go completely carless (yet), the city is working closely with the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) and other agencies to inch to this possibility. The Connect Columbus program, a dedicated transportation plan that integrates different transportation methods like bike sharing (COGO) and bus transportation (CBUS), was launched in 2015. Since that time, it has been advancing its multimodal vision for the Columbus metro region.
Fill your calendar with exciting summer festivals to watch in Columbus.
Watch satire and social commentary on the streets in the Doo Dah Parade. Dine on a full slab of ribs while listening to smooth jazz at the Jazz & Rib Fest. Greet Independence Day with a bang by grabbing a spot for the fireworks display at Red, White & Boom! Get your music, workshop, and arts fix in one go at the ComFest.
Located in Downtown Columbus, Scioto Mile flanks both sides of the river that it’s named after. Encompassing 145 acres of land, it’s a network of parks, trails, fountains, bikeways, and pedestrian paths. Do your exercise regimen – run, stroll, or bike – because unlike with your gym membership, it’s free to do here.
Money.com cited Columbus as one of 2018’s “10 best big cities to live in right now,” thanks to its surging economy. Job growth figures for the past eight years (as of the fourth quarter of 2018) also manifest a 14% increase. The top five contributors to these strong employment stats represent key job sectors in the city. These are Ohio State University (education), the state and national governments (government), Ohio Health (health care), and JP Morgan Chase (finance). Other significant job sectors are retail and industry.
Columbus is foodie heaven, given the numerous restaurants and delectable dishes to excite your taste buds.
If you’re wondering what Somalian cuisine is all about then visit Ginevra Café in Forest Park. For special nights with that special someone, go Italian at Nicola’s in Upper Arlington. Your craving for rustic German dishes and heavenly cream puffs will be sated at Schmidt’s in German Village. Meanwhile, craft beers from obscure Ohio breweries get the spotlight at The Ohio Taproom in Grandview.
With so many great things about Columbus, it’s hard not to get excited about living here. If you’re looking for the perfect home to move in to, there’s no better team to talk to than the Clouse Eaglin Team. Get in touch with them today at 614.325.1740 or 614.746.0304. You can also send an email to dena(at)rcgrealtors(dotted)com or email@example.com.