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Old 11-22-2012, 10:45 PM
 
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I am moving my family to Columbus from Las Vegas to take a job. My job will require me to drive all over the city to call upon my stores. I am looking for a safe, quiet neighborhood to rent a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home/townhouse for $1000-$1300 a month that is not so remote that it becomes a pain for me to get around the city. I have heard good things about Dublin, but also hear traffic is a nightmare. It also seems tough to find a place in my price range. If anybody could turn me on to something that could work, I would be very appreciative.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:00 AM
 
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Check out Preserve Crossing in Gahanna.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Wheeling, WV
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You can live on the NW end of town/Dublin for that price, but you will have to do some serious searching.

I had a similar situation and similar budget and I pulled it off. Check out Bethel Rd and/or the Tuttle Mall area.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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If your job requires you to travel to all parts of the city, I'm not so sure Dublin would be the best option, anyway. It's on the far northwest corner of the city, so you'd have a lot further to travel to most areas than in a more centrally-located area. I'd suggest Upper Arlington, Grandview Heights, Old North Columbus and Clintonville.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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There are several houses for rent in Upper Arlington right now. It's very easy to get to 270 and 315 from UA with traffic that isn't as terrible as Dublin. Look at the River Ridge area just south of Fishinger. A lot of these homes aren't listed on any websites, but rather just have 'For Rent' signs in the yards, so it will require some driving around. Good luck!
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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You can live on the NW end of town/Dublin for that price, but you will have to do some serious searching.

I had a similar situation and similar budget and I pulled it off. Check out Bethel Rd and/or the Tuttle Mall area.
VERY GOOD ADVICE ABOVE

Columbus is not a city where you have to live in a suburb. If you prefer something more "suburban/post ww II" in nature: The city limts extend over 200 sq miles and include areas that feel like a suburb themselves, or even attend suburban schools.

The NW side of Columbus is just south west of dublin and north west of hilliard. It is a nice late 80s/90s/2000s area with good school condos, etc. Parts attend dublin/worthington schools, as well.

This area is also closer in to the central city, nice access to 315, the olentangy bike trails, and not as exurban.

I would recommend Grandview, as well. Its very close to downtown, but I am not sure on the price range for condos. There are many apartments there within in your range.

Also, if you like nice, safe urban areas Columbus has many. The central city areas like the Short North/Italian Village/Victorian Village and even Clintonville to the north are gentrified and about as safe as any central large city area you can find.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: MPLS
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I hated getting stuck in traffic up in NW Columbus/Dublin area on roads like Bethel and Sawmill. All of the northern area around 270 has lots of new dumb development (population here has exploded and continues to do so) where everyone has to own a car. There are no side roads, so lots more people are moving in (with their cars of course) and making traffic worse and worse. You didn't post anything about your personality, so in general for a family in a quiet central location it's hard to beat Clintonville.
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