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Old 06-05-2015, 11:44 AM
 
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:24 PM
 
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I think Clintonville and Worthington would be a good fit to you! Good luck on your move.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:51 PM
 
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Weinland Park is crawling with bums and thugs, although it is close to a nice area. Bexley has some very nice places to live, the place has so much charm, but Bexley is surrounded by ghetto. If you want to live in a good, affordable suburb try Hilliard.
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Weinland Park is crawling with bums and thugs, although it is close to a nice area. Bexley has some very nice places to live, the place has so much charm, but Bexley is surrounded by ghetto. If you want to live in a good, affordable suburb try Hilliard.
Weinland Park has some issues, but it is an improving area and is a great investment neighborhood.

There are good and bad areas around Bexley.
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:41 AM
 
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That was an odd comment about seniors. Who would say an entire city doesn't have much to offer seniors, as if no one that ages should consider Columbus. So odd!! Anyhoo... to correct that information, though you be well under senior age, there are A LOT of activities for seniors. I'm not one yet, but I'm very active outdoors and have noticed many senior programs. As for middle age... you'll love the area. If you can't find reasonable rentals in the areas others have suggested, try the Polaris area. It is NOT a walkable area, but it is a high density (nice) rental area for the temporary, until you decide on location and jobs. It's very close to Old Worthington, which is hard not to love. It keeps you out of most of the hairy-ness of the 270/71 traffic. It doesn't give you the city experience, but it is an option, since I really don't see getting a nice place on that budget in some of the areas mentioned. We had a tough time (with only 30 days notice moving from NE Ohio) finding a suitable place. Pics online look great, then the neighborhood or actual rentals were yucky in person. Victorian Village seems very cool, but visit during night too, as a friend complained of night time partying noise. German Village would be heavenly, but I can't see how anyone can mention it with the budget you stated. It is expensive. Not sure of pricing, but Clintonville would be a great choice for the location, shops, the Park of Roses, a nice library and a short drive to Short North to the south or Worthington to the north. I've also been enamored with Grandview, with its little street of shops, but again, I'm clueless on affordability. I still need to explore many parts around columbus and an no expert at all, but I am partial to the northern side. You are close enough to drive anywhere, but out of the cluster-feeling of inner 270.
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Old 07-14-2015, 12:00 AM
 
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I second the Clintonville (and Beechwold) area.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:54 AM
 
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Suggest that you benchmark all the locations you visit against this place here:

https://lifestylecommunities.com/com...g/details.html

This location is the mecca of middle aged Cbus transplants.

Also visit downtown Gahanna, grab a bite at the Old bag of nails pub and sit outdoors on the deck.

I did extensive research when I moved to Columbus on where to rent and while this location is more expensive, it was worth it. While it's not as walkable as other locations, its just a 5 minute drive to down town Gahanna or Easton mall and there is a great park right around the corner, Blendon woods. I just couldn't pass up the convenience of this location.
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:08 PM
 
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I would also consider Merion/Hungarian Village which is just south of German Village. The former is up and coming , walkable and much less expensive than the latter.
No!
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:16 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Bexley is very pretty. There is a small university there (Capital U) and it is very walkable. When we visited, I did not notice that it was surrounded by a Ghetto.

BYW, I agree with the OP - Senior Citizens are 80 or better. My youngest child will go off to college in the Fall, so I have a quasi empty nest. However, I am middle aged.
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:31 PM
 
Location: OH
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Suggest that you benchmark all the locations you visit against this place here:

https://lifestylecommunities.com/com...g/details.html

This location is the mecca of middle aged Cbus transplants.

Also visit downtown Gahanna, grab a bite at the Old bag of nails pub and sit outdoors on the deck.

I did extensive research when I moved to Columbus on where to rent and while this location is more expensive, it was worth it. While it's not as walkable as other locations, its just a 5 minute drive to down town Gahanna or Easton mall and there is a great park right around the corner, Blendon woods. I just couldn't pass up the convenience of this location.
Not knocking the LC Preserve, but I don't understand how they call that Gahanna. I don't think it's even Gahanna schools. Most likely New Albany or Columbus.

In addition to this development, there are a ton of options a little north of there on Thompson Rd.

But, since you mentioned Old Gahanna - I remember seeing these were offering rentals some time back: http://residences-creekside.com/
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