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Old 10-14-2014, 02:01 PM
 
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Hello everyone, I am looking for some recommendations on areas to purchase my first house in Columbus. Some background info:

I currently live with my Fiance in the Short North. We are renting. Getting married next year, mid twenties. OSU Graduates.

I originally come from Cleveland, more specifically the Solon suburb. For those not familiar with Cleveland, I would compare it to Dublin/Upper Arlington. My Fiance is a country girl. She comes from a very small town. She has family that lives in Plain City. I am pro-suburb, she is on the fence. We like the city life, but I think in the future we may grow out of it.

I work near Polaris, she works in Dublin.

Budget: $200-250K


Priorities (most important to least)

1. Good schools
2. Decent sized yard, not in a busy street
3. Parks, outdoors, bike trails
4. Lots of younger couples who would potentially begin raising families in 3-5 years
5. Some sort of downtown/main area
6. Good food, not lots of chains/national brand shops, local ammenities
7. Preferably going against the normal flow of 270/71 traffic if possible on work commutes

We are both very young and have not begun starting a family, but it will be very important moving forward.

So my initial list would be:

Westerville (schools concerning me)
Grandview Heights (not enough yard, too noisy?)
Dublin (too expensive?)
Worthington (never spent much time here)
Clintonville (Crime, Columbus schools?)

Any tips for us? Thanks!
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Old 10-18-2014, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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Hi I grew up in the Dublin area and currently live in Grandview heights. I rent in Grandview Heights and it's hard to find a home in that price range. You'll most likely find condos. I think it would make sense to live there if you both worked downtown.

My parents still live up in Delaware county and really know the area. Moderator cut: realtor advertising There are nice homes, good schools, and it's more country. Good luck on your search!

Last edited by Yac; 10-20-2014 at 06:05 AM..
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:38 PM
 
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Look in the area off Bethel Road near Reed and Dierker. It is Dublin schools and that price range will get you 2000 square feet or more with a nice back yard.
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Wheeling, WV
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Hello everyone, I am looking for some recommendations on areas to purchase my first house in Columbus. Some background info:

I currently live with my Fiance in the Short North. We are renting. Getting married next year, mid twenties. OSU Graduates.

I originally come from Cleveland, more specifically the Solon suburb. For those not familiar with Cleveland, I would compare it to Dublin/Upper Arlington. My Fiance is a country girl. She comes from a very small town. She has family that lives in Plain City. I am pro-suburb, she is on the fence. We like the city life, but I think in the future we may grow out of it.

I work near Polaris, she works in Dublin.

Budget: $200-250K


Priorities (most important to least)

1. Good schools
2. Decent sized yard, not in a busy street
3. Parks, outdoors, bike trails
4. Lots of younger couples who would potentially begin raising families in 3-5 years
5. Some sort of downtown/main area
6. Good food, not lots of chains/national brand shops, local ammenities
7. Preferably going against the normal flow of 270/71 traffic if possible on work commutes

We are both very young and have not begun starting a family, but it will be very important moving forward.

So my initial list would be:

Westerville (schools concerning me)
Grandview Heights (not enough yard, too noisy?)
Dublin (too expensive?)
Worthington (never spent much time here)
Clintonville (Crime, Columbus schools?)

Any tips for us? Thanks!
How about Powell?
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