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Old 12-10-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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thanks. i saw the houses...we know other people who have recommended for forest park area. there are so many family areas though, it seems. i really just want to walk my kids to school and have them live near other kids their age and be able to trick-or-treat and not be a nervous wreck about the neighborhood, ya know?
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Old 12-12-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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sounds like my neighborhood!
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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amm240.
If you are looking for walking distance to IUPUC and your child's school then Parkside Area would be the closest for that. Columbus has great people trails. They are accessible all around. The Carriage Estates and Fairlawn area would also be a close walking distance to the child's school. Columbus is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. I have lived here all my life and raised both of my children here.
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:36 AM
 
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question...are there any websites on the different develpments or subdivisions?
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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Not that I'm aware of ... what kind of information are you looking for? Columbus isn't a suburban type town. We don't have an HOA, for instance. I think Breakaway Trails and Broadmoor do, but that's only for common area upkeep and it's a newer neighborhood. Tipton Lakes has an HOA, but there are neighborhoods within the big neighborhood.
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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Just comparables. I'd love to see the pros and cons of all the different areas.
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:03 PM
 
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All of the different areas? Ummmmm ... you realize that Columbus is a rather large town right? 40K people spread out over 30 miles ... That's kind of hard to do. Again, Columbus isn't suburban. You said you wanted a walkable school .. there are a few (Parkside, schmitt, Richards for example). My suggestion to you is that you look at houses in a specific elementary school district and then we can tell you about the neighborhood or area.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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Just comparables. I'd love to see the pros and cons of all the different areas.
Sorry, we aren't that...errrr....organized?

Tipton Lakes is the only area that has a website as far as I know:

Tipton Lakes Community Association, Columbus, IN 47201


and it's very rah rah pro-Tipton Lakes. Imagine that!

TL has many lovely homes, at all price points. Many families live there and are happy. Tons-o kids. Two parks. A marinia. Good, safe, trick-or-treating. The One Big Flaw (in my mind and as domergurl has pointed out):NO walkable schools. Your kids really couldn't even bike to Southside. Sorry. It's still a nice place to live, and your hubby would be about ~10-15 minutes closer (by car) to the trails west of town than if you lived east of I-65. Expect to DRIVE your kids to activities in town (ballet? soccer?), to school and to IUPUC. Not a terrible choice, as long as you love your car and get decent gas mileage.


I still think Parkside or Forest Park (LOVVVVE that neighborhood; I'm a fan of MCM architecture) would bet a better choice.

I live in the Donner Park area (and love it!), but didn't really push for that based on your criteria. 1: the walk to Schmitt school isn't that great. Must cross a major road (25th). 2: you say you need a BIG house and our houses are all older. 1900-1950's. They can be large in square footage, but older houses just "live" differently. You either are an old-house person....or you are not. We don't have "open floor plans" or "spa-like master suites"....in general, in this part of town.


Good luck and best wishes on the hunt!
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:04 PM
 
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I will tell you this, I love the East side of Columbus and rather not live on any other side unless it is where the super rich live at and still I would live in Bexleywhich is on the East side. I would maybe consider short-north arts district cause it is in close proximity to Downtown, but I do love the East-side and think it is a great place to live. If on the east-side Mc Naughten estates in Reynoldsburgh is excellent.
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