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Old 04-07-2015, 12:51 PM
 
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I'm curious about those of you who have relocated to Columbus. How do you like it? Are you happy with your move? Which area did you move to? If you could have moved someplace else, where would it be? What areas of Columbus would you recommend moving to? Do you find Columbus to be friendly to transplants? What made you move here? What do you like and dislike about Columbus? Thank you in advance for your replies.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:06 PM
 
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I love Columbus, its a great city. Moved here about 1.5 years ago. Rented in Victorian Village than bought a house in Upper Arlington. People here are very friendly. Both the wife and I got jobs here. The weather sucks here in January/February but the other ten months have decent weather. Other than that the drivers are horrible. Overall a really nice, underrated city.
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:42 AM
 
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Interesting..there are not many replies.
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:11 PM
 
Location: OH
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It's great if you are a Buckeye fan. Ambivalent or root for another program and be prepared to be treated like a leper.
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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I have been here almost 6 years and love it. Cincinnati born and raised. I still love Cincy, but Columbus is much easier to get around and I find it easier to make friends here as the population is a bit more transient. Only thing I would change if I could is the weather (I like 4 seasons, but would prefer more of a North Carolina type of winter) and it would be nice if we could land an NBA team (I'm already a Bengals and Reds fan for life, so no desire for an NFL or MLB team).

In reply to Zen_master, I am a Bearcat fan and I have rarely had any problems. Of course people always want to talk about the Buckeyes, but that's natural. OSU fan can be annoying, but that doesn't go beyond sports from my personal experiences.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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It's great if you are a Buckeye fan. Ambivalent or root for another program and be prepared to be treated like a leper.
This is such a total lie, I'm not sure how people expect to get away with repeating it and be taken seriously.
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:05 AM
 
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Awesome, I have been here ten years and love it. Constantly growing but still an undiscovered gem. Plan on staying for the long haul.
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Old 04-11-2015, 10:49 PM
 
Location: ohio
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Moved here close to 30 years ago. The Buckeye sports aura is oppressive, and ubiquitous, but only the lowest of the low will seriously harrass you for rooting on another team - but expect to get razzing for it. Columbus is well located, central to the state, good day trips abound and there is plenty to do in the metro area. Employment is back to pre recession levels. Housing is supposedly affordable, but I dont see it that way, anything nice is 175K and up, way up.

The climate in Ohio isnt great but isnt as bad as some other places. Each decade, about 3 of 10 summer are brutal about the same for winters. Generally Cleveland gets much worse winters, Cincinnati milder, Cbus in the middle as we prettu much always are.

For me overall, living here this long, Columbus has changed for the worse. Traffic, riiff raff, ghetto areas, suburban sprawl, and people with attitude low class and upper, all these have greatly expanded over the years.
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Old 04-12-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Moved here close to 30 years ago. The Buckeye sports aura is oppressive, and ubiquitous, but only the lowest of the low will seriously harrass you for rooting on another team - but expect to get razzing for it. Columbus is well located, central to the state, good day trips abound and there is plenty to do in the metro area. Employment is back to pre recession levels. Housing is supposedly affordable, but I dont see it that way, anything nice is 175K and up, way up.

The climate in Ohio isnt great but isnt as bad as some other places. Each decade, about 3 of 10 summer are brutal about the same for winters. Generally Cleveland gets much worse winters, Cincinnati milder, Cbus in the middle as we prettu much always are.

For me overall, living here this long, Columbus has changed for the worse. Traffic, riiff raff, ghetto areas, suburban sprawl, and people with attitude low class and upper, all these have greatly expanded over the years.
Not sure what you mean by riff-raff and "ghetto areas". I hope you mean crime rather than by racially diverse... Assuming you mean crime, that's factually untrue. Crime rates over the past 30 years have dropped significantly for every single type of crime.

Traffic has gotten worse, but that's just a reality for a metro adding tens of thousands of people every year without investing in alternatives to driving.
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Old 04-12-2015, 12:40 PM
 
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Don't like it, leaving when the right job offer comes in. Just don't like the weather, and I'm not personally into the limited attractions Columbus has to offer. Would recommend for families who need affordable housing or younger graduates just starting out. If you have the money to live somewhere subjectively better to you, don't stay/come to Columbus.
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