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Columbus Real Estate

Area Guide_ Columbus

About Columbus

Columbus was laid out in 1812 and incorporated in 1816. As the capital city of Ohio, it became a center of learning and social activities. The city has a diverse economy based on education, government, insurance, banking, defense, aviation, food, clothes, logistics, medical research, health care, retail, technology and much more. It has been referred to as “recession proof”.

Columbus is home to The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the country, and Capital University. The city has the headquarters of major corporations and has been ranked a top ten city by Relocate America. It is also home to the OSU Buckeye football team and the Bluejackets hockey team.

There are endless opportunities for sightseeing and learning — enjoy the art, history and science museums, cultural arts centers, theaters and concerts. Numerous parks offer outdoor activities, including bike paths along the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers. The world-renowned Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is minutes away.

Two of the historic neighborhoods within the city are Bexley and German Village. German Village was settled in 1814 and primarily developed after 1840. Historic homes, shops and restaurants are favorite sites for visitors and residents alike. Bexley is known for its close-knit neighborhoods, highly ranked school system, including private schools and classic main street environment. In the 1800s, country homes and urban estates were constructed east of Alum Creek along Broad Street.

Established in 1845, Columbus City Schools is Ohio’s largest school district with more than 50,000 students in 109 schools. The “heart of Ohio”, it is located in the center of the state.

Major highways bisect and surround Columbus, leading to the Columbus International Airport and dozens of desirable communities with unlimited opportunities for finding the home of your dreams.


Largest Area Employers:

  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  • L Brands, Inc.
  • Huntington Bancshares Inc.
  • Cardinal Health
  • American Electric Power
  • Alliance Data Retail Services
  • PNC Financial Services Group
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
  • Express Scripts Holdings Company
  • Battelle
  • Exel Inc.
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Abbott Nutrition
  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
  • Verizon Communications
  • Time Warner Cable Inc.
  • United Parcel Service, Inc.
  • The Kroger Co.