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Old 02-13-2015, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Hi. I'm 23 and a occupational therapist graduate. I was wondering about how the medical field is in the are. Also questions like how is the weather in all the seasons? Is there alot of recreational activities to do? Is the shopping and dining good? What is the cost of living like? And will it be fairly easy to get a job? I'm recently single so how is the nightlife for young singles in columbus ohio? I'm considering this area because it is a growing city about 4 hours from home with more opportunity than my city. Any info helps. Thank You all.
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Old 02-15-2015, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Cbus-Ohio- To Florida
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Good place to build
6 months of winter.. 10 months of cloudy days
Shopping and food are great
I find people to be grumpy all the time..
Cost of living is good compared to big cities
Nightlife- plenty of bars and clubs
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Good place to build
6 months of winter.. 10 months of cloudy days
Shopping and food are great
I find people to be grumpy all the time..
Cost of living is good compared to big cities
Nightlife- plenty of bars and clubs
I have 136 years of weather records to prove you factually wrong, and by a good bit.

People have come and gone and said similar things, but they always tend to come from people who hate living in Columbus and plan to move. While I can't prove it exactly, my theory is that when you're no longer mentally invested in a place, you are far more likely to see mostly the negative, especially when it comes to people. Columbus residents (many of which are not even from there) are absolutely no different in terms of attitude than anywhere else. Having lived in both Columbus and Florida, there was no difference. I found people to be generally friendly.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:57 AM
 
Location: OH
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Good place to build
6 months of winter.. 10 months of cloudy days
Shopping and food are great
I find people to be grumpy all the time..
Cost of living is good compared to big cities
Nightlife- plenty of bars and clubs
More often when the Buckeyes lose.
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:08 AM
 
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I think Columbus would be a great fit for you. The unemployment rate is low, and cost of living is great. It is cold starting in December and last through early to mid March. The overcast and gray last for two months on average and then things brighten up heading into late March/ April.
The key is to find an area that you like and find people who know Columbus well. There are a ton of things to do here but it is not really on the surface. It takes some time to find all the hidden gems. I have been here ten years and plan to stay much longer.
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:32 PM
 
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Cleveland, Ohio has great medical facilities!!
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:51 PM
 
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Cleveland has world renowned hospitals such as the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and Metrohealth. Lake County Ohio has Lake Hospital Systems. Definitely check out Cleveland. Also, Cleveland has an older population that will need physical therapy but in the end it is where you can get a job that isn't a contract job which is much more prevalent in the medical field due to shrinking budgets.
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Old 02-21-2015, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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To answer all your questions:

There are lots of medical jobs in Columbus. Almost every single hospital system has been going through significant expansions. The medical/education industry added 6,600 jobs in 2014. Overall, the employment rate in December was 3.7%, one of the lowest of any metro in the US.

The weather has 4 distinct seasons. It will be colder than Maryland in the winter, but not quite as hot/humid in the summer.

Recreational activities depends what you like to do, but there are plenty. There are nearly 30,000 acres of MetroParks, and the Hocking Hills is maybe a 40 minute drive and still within the metro area. There are some reservoirs/lakes for boating/fishing and such. There is one of the best, if not the best, zoo in the country. Theaters, museums, clubs, pro and minor league sports, bars, tons of restaurants, lots of social clubs, festivals and markets. You really shouldn't lack for something to do so long as you take the time to look.

Cost of living will be lower than in Maryland, easily, especially on housing.

Columbus has the lowest average age of any of Ohio's major cities, at around 31.8. The urban areas near and along the High Street corridor, even outside of OSU's campus, are actually getting younger over time. So there are tons of bars/restaurants and stuff that cater to a younger crowd. You should have no problem with that.
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