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Old 02-08-2010, 11:42 PM
 
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I know that Columbus is alot bigger with way more jobs. Just wanna know others opinions about both of the cities,,,,like which one is more crime ridden, were is the best place to live.Im thinkin bout goin to Columbus state for college and wondering if i can get some advice please.

excuse the ebonics lol
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Northeast Ohio
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Columbus, doesn't even compare.

However, don't just "go there"; if OSU has a major you would like to pursue, choose Columbus. If a college in Dayton has a major you'd like to pursue, choose Dayton.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:25 PM
 
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You might be better off posting specific questions in the "Columbus" and "Dayton" forums about the specific colleges you are interested in and what the surrounding areas are like around them.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:54 PM
 
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It sounds like you want to attend community college in one of the cities. C-Bus State is on the list because OSU is nearby and Sinclair because it's the cheapest in the state.

Anyways, credits from either college will transfer quite easily to OSU or other state colleges. Dayton and Columbus each have their own distinct benefits and drawbacks, so please give us more info

Do you want an active party/social scene?
Is cost a major concern?
Are you married/have children?
Are you looking to go to a 4-yr college upon completion?
What do you want most in a city?
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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Here is the way I compare both cities:

Size: Cbus is bigger.
Crime: neutral; I think both cities have both high-crime as well as low-crime areas. In any sense, I would think that Columbus has a better economy overall, and probably gets the nod here.
Cost of Living: Dayton is probably cheaper
Nightlife: Columbus is a bigger town with a large student population (OSU), so I think that Columbus has the edge in this regard
Downtowns: Columbus' is larger and cleaner, and more active

Dayton is essentially a smaller version of Columbus, and both towns have direct parallels with each other

Some comparable items between each town:

Nightlife:
Dayton - Oregon District
Columbus - German Village

Main intersections:
Dayton - 3rd and Main
Columbus - High St and Broad St

Suburbs:
Dayton - Centerville (premier middle class with a colonial flare) and Oakwood (upper class/snobby)
Columbus - Dublin (premier middle class with a colonial flare) and Worthington (upper class/snobby)
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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I have to say that Dayton actually does have a better nightlife.scene. Columbus might have more bars but they are all pretty similar. I would say Dayton has a far more diverse and popular nightlife scene. For example, many Columbosites often travel to Dayton on the weekends and visit Club Masque because its that fantastic. Alot of people from Columbus seem jealous that they don't have such a popular destination. Masque is just one of the good clubs downtown and it was just ranked by Out Magazine "One of the Best Gay Bars in the World".
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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I know that Columbus is alot bigger with way more jobs. Just wanna know others opinions about both of the cities,,,,like which one is more crime ridden, were is the best place to live.Im thinkin bout goin to Columbus state for college and wondering if i can get some advice please.

excuse the ebonics lol
Dayton is a weird city. And that is both a good and bad thing. And I say this having lived there 10 years. Crime is Dayton is definitely a lot worse than Columbus, overall. Columbus may have some bad neighborhoods, but Dayton is worse overall. Dayton was the worst in the state at one time; the designation usually goes to either Dayton or Youngstown. As a city it is "big enough", but if you need more then go to Columbus, or even Cincinnati.

Columbus is a very big city, which is it's own thing, but it has more of a "Middle America" feel to it. Columbus State, do you mean Ohio State? That college is it's own city. Columbus State is a community college, no different than Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland.

If you need to get lost, then try Columbus. If you're looking for trouble, then try Dayton. I would not say that one is necessarily any better than the other, just a matter of personal preference. Having lived in Dayton if I were to do it again I'd say Columbus.

Another thing. Dayton has some very good schools. Very good. Wright State and the University of Dayton, among others. As with everything else Dayton offers you'll find it on a much larger scale in Columbus but again, if education is the priority and Dayton offers it I'd try there. You have the rest of your life to experience Columbus once you get your degree, and experience with the companies in Dayton.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Old discussion, but they're not very comparable. Both have their advantages & disadvantages, depending on what you're looking for. Columbus is larger, with many more career opportunities. Dayton is smaller, more intimate, and yes, more crime. Dayton feels like an anchor city not close enough to another to be a true anchor (no, Cincinnati doesn't count).
However, Dayton has quite a bit for its size, and geographically feels like somewhere like Portland. There are nightlife neighborhoods like Oregon and South Park, as well as livable neighborhoods with classic architecture and close-knit neighbors, like St Annes and McPherson Town. Dayton also has the most breweries per capita in the state.
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