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Old 01-14-2008, 07:15 PM
 
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Hi, I'm getting ready to move to the Columbus area. I want to know which area is safest. I'd prefer the suburbs because I've heard that they are safer than living in a big city zip code. I have school age kids and want an area with a good school system. I'm looking at the Gahanna, Westerville, New Albany area, but am willing to take suggestions for Columbus as long as it is a safe area where I don't have to worry about hearing gunshots or having my car broken into. Right now I live on the West side of Indy and it is God awful here. I'm from a small town in Va, so the whole having to watch what I do at night is a huge culture shock. I'm will be living in an apartment so if you know any good ones that are safe, not too much noise, and suitable for children let me know.

Thanks
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:47 AM
 
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I am new to the Columbus area, but from what I know all of the areas that you mentioned are nice. There are tons of threads on this....do some searches on the specifc towns and you will see what people have to say about them.

Good luck
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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New Albany is a quickly growing suburb. I believe in 1990 it had only about 1,000 residents, now it is over 7,000. It is a very nice "wooded" suburb that feels far from the city, but is very close to large city ammenities. New Albany is worth looking into. Good Luck!
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I live in New Albany, and have been here for 2 years. I lived in Gahanna for 1 year. Both very safe, very nice. . .with New Albany probably being a bit safer. Schools are good in both places, again I'd give New Albany the edge though.
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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I used to live on the west side of Indy (when it was much nicer). I live in Dublin now (fairly new resident) but it is terrific. The rec center offers some great classes and depending on your price range you'll find some great neighborhoods in that area of town.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Westerville
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Westerville and Gahanna are both great communities and for what they offer are also pretty affordable. New Albany is more upscale and typically more expensive. Westerville has the best parks and rec system.
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