Columbus Ohio

Columbus Ohio

As the state capital and the largest city of Ohio, Columbus ranks high in many areas including best-for-relocation. The city has a number of well-defined, unique neighborhoods, including German Town and Olde Towne East. The latter has over 1000 historic homes built by families who shaped Columbus since its founding in 1812. Columbus is also home to Ohio State University which had its beginnings in 1870.

Columbus Ohio Videos: This 3-minute, slide-show video features 10 top things to do in Columbus Ohio. This 3-minute video features downtown Columbus.

FunFacts about Columbus Ohio: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Columbus is the state capital and the largest city of and the most populous city in the U.S. State of Ohio. With a population of 892,533 as of 2018 estimates, it is the 14th-most populous city in the United States and one of the fastest growing large cities in the nation. This makes Columbus the third-most populous state capital in the US (after Phoenix, Arizona and Austin, Texas) and the second-most populous city in the Midwest (after Chicago, Illinois). (Source)
  • The Columbus Metro area has a population of over 2 million.
  • Origins of Columbus, quote: Named for explorer Christopher Columbus, the city was founded in 1812, at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and assumed the functions of state capital in 1816. (Source)
  • Columbus has a strong, diverse economy.
  • Columbus hits many ‘best of’ lists including cities for relocation, for businesses, for a highly educated workforce, and excellent wage growth.
  • Columbus, at the confluence of two rivers, has a relatively flat terrain.
  • Columbus has 22 unique neighborhoods including German Village, Olde Towne East, University District and Downtown.
  • The climate of Columbus, quote: The city’s climate is humid continental transitional with the humid subtropical climate to the south characterized by warm, muggy summers and cold, dry winters. (Source)
  • Some of the landmarks of Columbus are the Ohio Statehouse, Franklin Park Conservatory, LeVeque Tower, and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.
  • COSI, (Center of Science and Industry) is a major attraction in Columbus.
  • Ohio State University is located in Columbus and was established in 1870.
  • Columbus has many beautiful parks, a zoo and an aquarium.
  • Columbus hosts one of the nation’s largest annual fairs, the Ohio State Fair.
  • In 1992, the city of Columbus built the Santa Maria Ship Museum in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the city’s namesake. This ship is a museum-quality representation of Christopher Columbus’s flagship.

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38 thoughts on “Columbus Ohio

  1. I’d love to see some of the historic homes in Columbus. Attending the Ohio State Fair would also be a fun experience!

  2. I love the sixth photo down showing the bridge and all the colorful buildings. I have never been to Ohio, but am impressed with the architecture.

    Fort Myers, Florida

  3. I love Ohio! I was born in north central Ohio and lived just east of Columbus (Newark) since I was in the 3rd grade which was a verrrrry long time ago. Twenty years ago my husband and I moved to Indianapolis but return to Ohio to visit family often. When you live somewhere for a long time you tend to forget or take for granted all of the wondrous offerings. While I am proud of the above listings in Columbus, I realize I haven’t been to many of these places in quite some time. Thanks for the reminder to get caught up on my adventures!

  4. Love the beautiful pictures! I enjoyed watching the videos. I grew up in North Eastern part of Ohio and ne er had a chance to visit Columbus. I drive through Columbus when I go home to visit family but that’s about it. I would love to see the historical houses myself there.

  5. The pictures are just beautiful. Everything seems so manicured and well maintained.
    A place that I would love to visit.

  6. Wonderful pictures and enjoyed the videos. Loved the Kelton Gardens, Franklin Park Conservatory, the Ohio Theatre-so much to see. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. AZ

  7. Columbus is a fun city. There were some interesting facts that I didn’t know. I love the photos of the river,

  8. Been to several cities in Ohio but never made it to Columbus. From the pics it looks like I should make a return visit to Ohio.

  9. I live in Ohio and have only been once and it was for a Bon Jovi concert ;). The second to the last photo is my favorite.

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  11. I live in Ohio and I’ve travelled thru Columbus a few times. Of course, your pics are the pretty sides of! Love how you threw the Wend’y pic in there!

  12. If ever in Columbus, Ohio visit COSI it’s a science museum and really fun. Also in February or March check out the Arnold Schwarzenegger fitness event schools from all over the state compete at this event for NASP (Natinal Archery in Schools Program). Great event. And a great a restaurant is the Mongolian restaurant, they use swords to cook with.

  13. I live in Mingo Jct., OH which is about 2 hours east of Columbus. We’re right on the Ohio River. It’s been awhile since we’ve been to Columbus, but, I remember visiting COSI and it was great even back in the dark ages.

  14. I’m a fan of your books. I’m a native Buckeye, born in Columbus, Ohio and was raised in one of the oldest neighborhoods with many of these old homes which is the Hilltop area – West High School area which was also built in the late 1920’s. My parent’s home was built in 1928. A 2600 sq ft. home. I really miss that house. Columbus used to be called Cowtown is a running joke by old locals. Lucas Sullivan is the one who founded the city and he is buried in one of the oldest neighborhoods which is called the ‘Bottoms’ which is just west of downtown Columbus. There is also Victorian Village (near OSU) and old St. Patrick Church.There is the old 3C Highway which runs through Columbus, and connects to Cincinnati, and Cleveland. Home to Columbus Zoo, and many local festivals such as: Oktoberfest, Red, White, and Boom, Greek, Corn, Pumpkin, and Tomato festivals, Jazz and Rib Fest and the yearly arts festival. One of my favorite places is Planks a great bar and grill place to go after playing softball. Great place to raise a family in the surrounding suburbs such as Dublin, Ohio (home of the Memorial Golf Tournament). Grove City, Ohio (close to local farm markets) and Plain City, Ohio (amish shops and restaurants). Many other local suburb cities with their own local favorites and food.

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