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Old 02-08-2010, 10:42 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, 04:48 PM
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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, 06:25 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, 01:54 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, 02:25 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:

Dayton - Oregon District
Columbus - German Village

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

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, 06:43 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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