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View Poll Results: Columbus OH. vs. Columbus GA. , Preference / Taste ?
Columbus Ohio 22 68.75%
Columbus Georgia 10 31.25%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-09-2017, 10:17 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Columbus, Georgia vs. Columbus, Ohio, Midwest vs. Southern versions? We both know Columbus, Ohio is a far larger City at around 860,000 residents and Columbus, GA. at about 197,000, so this is not about size at all but more preference. Some people may prefer a smaller town while others may prefer a Big City feel in a city of choice. Also there is a Midwest vs. South Aspect. Every one doesn't like Big city so it's more a matter of opinion and Columbus GA. does have enough amenities for a person to enjoy or can be livable as far as shopping and some attractions so this is not a closed door factor. It would be more of a Southern vs. Midwest factor. Some people may not like the South or smaller feel as well so all about choice here.
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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I've never been to Columbus, Georgia and honestly don't feel educated enough about it to comment one way or another.

I have lived in Columbus, Ohio for five years now. I enjoy it a lot as a young professional. Emerging urban neighborhoods (Italian Village, Harrison West, Arena District etc.), solid economy, LGBT friendly and fairly progressive and a very good bar/restaurant scene.

The public transit is pretty meh. COTA buses and the Circulator are very good for getting up and down High Street (the city's main corridor) but forget about using it to commute from the suburbs. The topography is extremely average here but there are quite a few gems in terms of parks (Goodale, Schiller, Whetstone etc.). I actually don't mind the weather here. This winter was very mild overall plus drinking is practically a sport in the Midwest so you learn to make your own fun when it gets cold
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Old 06-09-2017, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Columbus ,Ga is completely out of Columbus, Ohio's league. Columbus, Ga would be better compared to Montgomery or Tallahassee. If you're going to compare them as midwest vs the south then it should have been Nashville vs Columbus or Charlotte vs Columbus. I prefer milder winters but if I was offered a good job paying the same salary I would choose Columbus, Ohio because it offers a hell of a lot more. Now Canton,Oh vs Columbus,Ga would make me consider the milder winters.

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Old 06-10-2017, 02:17 PM
 
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I prefer Columbus, Georgia.
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Old 06-10-2017, 09:44 PM
 
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The one in Georgia.
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Old 06-10-2017, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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Columbus ,Ga is completely out of Columbus, Ohio's league. Columbus, Ga would be better compared to Montgomery or Tallahassee. If you're going to compare them as midwest vs the south then it should have been Nashville vs Columbus or Charlotte vs Columbus. I prefer milder winters but if I was offered a good job paying the same salary I would choose Columbus, Ohio because it offers a hell of a lot more. Now Canton,Oh vs Columbus,Ga would make me consider the milder winters.
I'm not sure which Columbus I'd actually chose but isn't Mobile in the same tier with Columbus and Montgomery or am I missing something?
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Old 06-11-2017, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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I'm not sure which Columbus I'd actually chose but isn't Mobile in the same tier with Columbus and Montgomery or am I missing something?
Yes,Mobile,Columbus(Ga),Montgomery,Huntsville,Augu sta, and etc are all in the same tier. Though Mobile feels bigger and more urban .
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:08 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Just because they have the same name, it doesn't make them comparable.
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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I never looked at Columbus, OH the same way I would other big cities. As in fast paced, people difficult to get along with, people standoffish, misanthropic, etc. I do agree with PortCity that Columbus, GA is out of Columbus, OH league but I don't think that Columbus, OH comes across like one would normally assume, considering it's size. On the other hand Columbus is one of those odd amalgamations of suburban with urban that you don't experience in other cities, like Cleveland, or Cincinnati, within the city limits.

People naively assume that the Midwest, with cities like Columbus, Indianapolis, or Chicago, offers the same look and feel that they would get on either Coast. A lot of Midwestern cities are large amalgamations of hundreds of smaller neighborhoods, than they are one large city. Even Detroit; it has it's issues, and it is a large city physically, never struck me the same way as cities like New York, DC, or Philadelphia.

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Old 06-12-2017, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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Yes,Mobile,Columbus(Ga),Montgomery,Huntsville,Augu sta, and etc are all in the same tier. Though Mobile feels bigger and more urban .

I would take Augusta out of that tier and maybe Huntsville too. Augusta has nearly 600,000 people in it's metro and Huntsville will be at 500,000 in probably another 15 years or so.
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