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Old 02-17-2008, 12:37 AM
Location: MD
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"UA is a fairly upper-class neighborhood with professors and doctors/lawyers and the like w/ Ohio State university just across the river. It would seem that you would get a mixture of the uppity ups and the college students."

This is a misconception. In south UA yes the people there are wealthy, but not all of UA. Northern UA is great place to live with an abundance of middle class families. You can't go wrong with UA. St. Andrew school is among the top schools in Columbus. 95% of the boys are going to St.Charles which is the best high school in Columbus, being in the top 10% of the nation. Just remember UA!
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:17 PM
Location: Phoenix
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If your looking for a friendly, walkable cool neighborhood with good schools you can find that in Columbus and with many options.

Several on here have said that Columbus is unfriendly and is this totally car driven society. Yes, the further out areas are that way. If you live around Tuttle Mall, near dublin, (just one example) you might live in a nice expensive apartment complex or house and have many retail options for driving. Thus those who live in these areas fail to realize that there are many options for more refined urban, friendly living closer to the central city.

My experiences in Columbus (life long) have been that this place is very friendly, diverse and "chilled" as many of my young professional friends have put it. These better attributes are seen more clearly and illustrated in one of the central city neighborhoods or suburbs. I have many friends who moved here from all over the country and feel that Columbus is much more "OPEN" than where they are from.

some examples (most have already been stated above) that would fit your definition of a good place to live are:

Clintonville/Beechwold. These neigborhoods are walkable and are just north of Ohio State. There are rivers, trees, cute shops/coffe shops, a close sense of community, and many places to meet all kinds of people. The city schools (columbus city schools) have some issues district wide, however, there are good schools in the district and the schools in the Clintonville/Beechwold neighborhoods are some of the highest rated district wide.

Grandview Heights- This suburb of Columbus is located just due west of downtown. The area is very nice and friendly. It is located right next to the very well off suburb of Upper Arlington and right next to two of the hottest columbus neighborhoods Victorian Village and the Short North. Grandview has a very small, well run school district. Most students walk and do not need buses.
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:11 PM
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Red face think twice

Columbus is very class conscious and divided up that way, physically and psychologically...If you have to move here (I don't recommend it) the campus area and / or the short north might be good for you.
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