Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Ohio > Columbus
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-10-2019, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
21 posts, read 25,232 times
Reputation: 20

Advertisements

After getting off to a rocky start in Columbus almost 3 years ago, we've decided to stay put for a while and buy our first home. We're currently renting in the area between Hilliard and Lincoln Village just south of 70. Our lease is up and January and we're trying to get a feel for different neighborhoods we should check out, so I'm looking for suggestions. Here's the basics:

- We're a late 20s - late 30s couple
- No children
- We do have pets so a small yard is needed
- I work off Morse near 71 & my husband works off Sawmill by 270
- Our budget is a little in the air since we haven't been pre-approved yet, but we're trying to keep housing costs low since we both have student loans we'd like to eventually pay off. So for now we're looking in the neighborhood of $150Kish.
- We'd like a smaller modest home, 3 beds preferred or 2 with some additional space. A garage would be a major plus.
- We'd really like a neighborhood with a sense of community .. something that's been lacking since we've moved to Columbus.
- Safety is a big concern. We don't mind areas in transition so long as I don't feel like we'll be murdered. My husband and I work opposite hours and I'm home alone frequently in the evenings.

We're not settled on either the city or the suburbs ... we're open to both and have lived in both in another state. So far on our list is Lincoln Village, Galloway, North Linden (north of E North Broadway), and we've heard interesting things about Southern Orchards and have seen some nice renovations there (still iffy on the area though).

One thing that concerns us is the horror stories we've heard about the water prices in Prairie Township, which serves Lincoln Village and Galloway. Is it THAT big of difference between them and City of Columbus? We don't want to be blind sided by an astronomical water bill.

Any other suggestions would be amazing!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-12-2019, 01:10 PM
 
383 posts, read 514,237 times
Reputation: 515
Merion Village, its on the south side of German Village. Lived there 10 years ago and it was in transition with spill over from G.V. Parsons ave is really coming along and you would be close to downtown.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-12-2019, 01:46 PM
 
22,017 posts, read 9,591,807 times
Reputation: 19508
Do you plan to have kids? Is the school district a consideration?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2019, 07:34 PM
 
Location: USA
509 posts, read 787,081 times
Reputation: 463
Quote:
Originally Posted by cbusflyer View Post
Merion Village, its on the south side of German Village. Lived there 10 years ago and it was in transition with spill over from G.V. Parsons ave is really coming along and you would be close to downtown.
You can't get anything in Merion Village for $150k. Maybe just outside of there, just south or east across Parsons.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2019, 07:36 PM
 
Location: USA
509 posts, read 787,081 times
Reputation: 463
Quote:
Originally Posted by mc427 View Post
After getting off to a rocky start in Columbus almost 3 years ago, we've decided to stay put for a while and buy our first home. We're currently renting in the area between Hilliard and Lincoln Village just south of 70. Our lease is up and January and we're trying to get a feel for different neighborhoods we should check out, so I'm looking for suggestions. Here's the basics:

- We're a late 20s - late 30s couple
- No children
- We do have pets so a small yard is needed
- I work off Morse near 71 & my husband works off Sawmill by 270
- Our budget is a little in the air since we haven't been pre-approved yet, but we're trying to keep housing costs low since we both have student loans we'd like to eventually pay off. So for now we're looking in the neighborhood of $150Kish.
- We'd like a smaller modest home, 3 beds preferred or 2 with some additional space. A garage would be a major plus.
- We'd really like a neighborhood with a sense of community .. something that's been lacking since we've moved to Columbus.
- Safety is a big concern. We don't mind areas in transition so long as I don't feel like we'll be murdered. My husband and I work opposite hours and I'm home alone frequently in the evenings.

We're not settled on either the city or the suburbs ... we're open to both and have lived in both in another state. So far on our list is Lincoln Village, Galloway, North Linden (north of E North Broadway), and we've heard interesting things about Southern Orchards and have seen some nice renovations there (still iffy on the area though).

One thing that concerns us is the horror stories we've heard about the water prices in Prairie Township, which serves Lincoln Village and Galloway. Is it THAT big of difference between them and City of Columbus? We don't want to be blind sided by an astronomical water bill.

Any other suggestions would be amazing!

Your best bet is talking to a Realtor. But you are looking for a 3 bed/2 bath house with a yard and garage, in a safe area with a community feel for $150k. I'd say that's unrealistic. But maybe a Realtor knows of some hidden gem neighborhoods.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 11:01 PM
 
5 posts
Reputation: 10
Southern Orchards is a lot less shooty than a few years ago.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2022 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Ohio > Columbus
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top