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Old 09-03-2007, 01:21 PM
 
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Hello! I am new to the board. My fiance and I are planning to move to Columbus in June after we are married in May. He is planning to do his Ph.D. at OSU (if he is accepted), and I will be starting my career (my training is in writing/public relations).

We are wondering about where we should look for good housing. We don't want to be really far from OSU, but we don't want to be on top of it either. Maybe 20-25 minutes away would be okay. We'd probably like to rent a townhouse or apartment for up to $800/month for 2+ bedrooms. It'd be great if we could find an area with other 20-somethings like us, and we don't really want to live around a bunch of partying undergraduates. We won't be starting a family for a while, so school districts aren't a concern at the moment. I'd appreciate ideas about areas where I should look, or even rental company suggestions.

I know you guys probably get "Help me, I'm moving!" questions all of the time, and I hate to be a bother, but I'm feeling overwhelmed by the research I've done so far. I have no idea which areas are safe, nice, etc., so I'm hoping to get some help from people who know far more about the city than I do. We're coming from Morgantown, WV, so it is a different world than what we are used to (other than a love of football).

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

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Old 09-03-2007, 06:38 PM
 
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Hello! I am new to the board. My fiance and I are planning to move to Columbus in June after we are married in May. He is planning to do his Ph.D. at OSU (if he is accepted), and I will be starting my career (my training is in writing/public relations).

We are wondering about where we should look for good housing. We don't want to be really far from OSU, but we don't want to be on top of it either. Maybe 20-25 minutes away would be okay. We'd probably like to rent a townhouse or apartment for up to $800/month for 2+ bedrooms. It'd be great if we could find an area with other 20-somethings like us, and we don't really want to live around a bunch of partying undergraduates. We won't be starting a family for a while, so school districts aren't a concern at the moment. I'd appreciate ideas about areas where I should look, or even rental company suggestions.

I know you guys probably get "Help me, I'm moving!" questions all of the time, and I hate to be a bother, but I'm feeling overwhelmed by the research I've done so far. I have no idea which areas are safe, nice, etc., so I'm hoping to get some help from people who know far more about the city than I do. We're coming from Morgantown, WV, so it is a different world than what we are used to (other than a love of football).

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
My quick initial answer would be the Grandview Heights area, about 3 or 4 miles west of Ohio State University on the west side. It has a wide range of folks, but grad students should fit in pretty well.

//www.city-data.com/city/Grandv...ghts-Ohio.html
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Old 09-03-2007, 07:07 PM
 
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Smile Hello

You will LOVE Columbus !!

All of these are close to the OSU area or on the bus line.

Like the last caller (lol) Grandview Heights is nice. Also Victorian Village, Short North, Itialian Village. The last three areas are within walking distance to Goodale Park and The short north Gallery Hop.

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