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Old 12-05-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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Another year, another relocation drama for either me or my husband. One of these years, maybe we'll actually move.

So my company may be moving to Columbus, it may be staying in suburban Chicago. Don't know right now, other than various gloom and doom type editorial pieces in the local press. If the company does move, I'd like to go because I really do like my job. Of course, circumstances if a company relocation is announce may change that...

I've begun to research with my husband if Columbus would be a fit, but there are so many neighborhoods out there. I was hoping there would be some recommendations from the fine people here.

We want a neighborhood that would be a good fit for:
- We are married, in the 35-40 age group, no kids, no plans for kids, so good schools are not important. We'd also like to be in a neighborhood that wasn't completely families.
- Single family homes + yards
- We love fine dining and live music (we realize that the single family home with a yard may put us out of an urban center, so we just would like to see a neighborhood where the hip centers are easily accessible by a short drive/cab ride)
- Good parks that are dog friendly
- My company will be at an office park big enough for 6k+ employees, so wherever companies of that size end up in Columbus, I'd like to be somewhat close there (no hour plus commutes!)

Anything fit this bill?
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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You could have just said Sears. Everyone already knows that situation and there are several discussions ongoing about it. In all likelihood you won't be going anywhere, but on the chance you are...

Neighborhoods that fit your criteria: Upper Arlington, Grandview, Marble Cliff, Short North, Victorian Village, German Village, Bexley and Clintonville. These are all more urban areas closer to Downtown that have single-family housing with yards, closer to more amenities such as restaurants, bars and other entertainment, have nice parks nearby (Franklin Park, Goodale Park, etc), and all of them would be an easy commute even if the company moves into the suburbs. Columbus is very easy to get around and hour commutes are pretty much unheard of in the local area. There is some construction going on, but even that shouldn't contribute to commutes of that length. Most of them are 10-30 minutes max.

BTW, from the rumors and information I've heard, the suburb of Dublin is probably most likely to get Sears if they even move. All of the neighborhoods mentioned would be reasonable.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:55 PM
 
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Clintonville, Short North, Downtown area. These neighborhoods all fit the profile. All neighborhoods above are reasonable. Also look at the suburbs, there are some suburbs like Worthington or Upper arlington that are designed perfectly for couples.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:54 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Victorian Village, Clintonville, Short North, Downtown area.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:19 AM
 
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Thanks... Didn't want to say the 5 letter word that starts and ends with an S because we aren't supposed to talk about it. I honestly think it is a 50/50 chance of happening, because Illinois is so completely inept at doing anything to retain big business.

Anyhow, I am seriously excited about this possibility. I don't know if I've been looking in bad areas, but the real estate prices in Clintonville at least are low enough that I can keep my Chicago home. Oh, and you guys had me at 10-30 minute commute
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:27 PM
 
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Can't we all say the same?
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