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Old 03-10-2015, 01:02 PM
 
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So I just got a job at OSU's Medical Center (woot!) and I'm looking to make the cross-country move in a few weeks. I'm a single, recently graduated female in her early twenties. I know this question has been asked more than a few times, but I'm hoping to get some advice on where to look for an apartment.

I grew up in Ohio, so I know Columbus a bit, but I haven't been there in quite some time. I'm looking for a more urban neighborhood that's very walkable. I'll be driving to work but I'd really love to be a short walk from grocery stores, coffee shops, bars, markets etc. I've been looking at the Short North, Arena District, and Victorian Village. I remember really loving German Village, but apartments there seem older and ultra pricey. I'd like to keep rent under or around $950/mo. if possible. I know I'd be able to get much more bang for my buck in a neighborhood like Grandview, but location is probably the biggest factor for me, and I really don't want to have to use my car that much.

My biggest issue right now is safety. Being a very young, very small girl who won't be getting home from work until around midnight, I'd love to be somewhere where safety isn't a huge concern. I've been told to stay away from more southeast areas of the city, but I'm looking at places within a couple blocks of High Street for the convenience (and, ok - the perceived coolness factor). Does the Short North area get fairly dangerous at night? Is it better or worse the closer you get to downtown? I found a few places within my budget on both the north and south ends of the Short North, but I don't know which area would be better. Is it better on the east or west side of High Street? I've heard Victorian Village is pretty affluent, but I haven't really heard anything about Italian Village.

Sorry for so many questions! It's really hard looking for places to live when you're currently 1500 miles away. Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:43 PM
 
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I can't offer much detail as I have been living in Denver for 2 1/2 years (moving back though) but when I was in my mid 20's I was living on the far west side. I spent a lot of time in Grandview and would highly recommend it. You will find a lot of people in your age group as well as great bars and restaurants. It has a pretty great vibe and if I could afford a house in that area...i would be moving there!
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:35 AM
 
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Check in the Grandview area. Very walkable!! safe, lot's of restraunts and young people.
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:56 AM
 
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So I just got a job at OSU's Medical Center (woot!) and I'm looking to make the cross-country move in a few weeks. I'm a single, recently graduated female in her early twenties.
Are you hot? You can use my spare room.

That was just a sick joke, by the way. Grandview, Victorian Village and German Village are all going to suit your needs.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:58 AM
 
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Are you hot? You can use my spare room.

That was just a sick joke, by the way. Grandview, Victorian Village and German Village are all going to suit your needs.
Funniest part is that wasn't a joke lol
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:42 AM
 
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Grandview - you can take your car (5 minutes max) or ride the bus to OSU medical. You can literally get anywhere you need to on the weekend in Grandview via walking or bike. $950 should get you a place no problem, you'll just need to be quick.
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