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Old 01-01-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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Hi. We are moving to Columbus in June (at the latest). I had a few general questions...

1. Digital Cable? Is AT&T U-Verse or Verizon FIOS available?
I believe our Fiber Optic service is through AT&T
2. What is the preferred internet method?
We use Comcast for cable modem service in our house. I know people that have the ATT U-verse thing, but I don't like having everything beholden to one service in case of outages
3. Any dog grooming places in town?
Yes, my neighbor takes her sweet springer to a nice groomer ... drops him off in the morning and they spoil him all day. If you want the name, I'll get it for you.
4. Any nice hair salons/spas?
Several ... I go to the salon at the Tipton Lakes AC, but I have friends who go to a place called Mode and another one with an Italian name ... B-something .. hey Plaidmom, it's not far from your area.
5. Local sports? What's available (including minor leagues)?
We're sports crazy here ... Football is huge, we have an ABA semi-pro basketball team (the Diesels). Hockey is also very popular. Not very many towns of our size have an ice arena.
6. Any local co-op or organic grocery stores?
Yep ... Double Oak Market: http://www.2oakfarm.com/documents/2010CSAregistration.pdf (broken link) , Nienbargers (is that right?). And Columbus has a Co-op in the works: http://www.columbusmarket.coop/ We also have a nice natural food store called Natural Choices http://naturalchoicesindiana.com/

7. Realistic drive time to
Chicago? 4.5 hours
Indianapolis? 1 hour
Bloomington? 1 hour
Cincinnatti? 1.5 hours
Louisville? little over an hour


8. Indianapolis question...what is the nicest hotel? The Conrad

Where would musicians stay overnight after a concert? Where do opposing NFL team stay? No clue, but The Conrad is probably your best bet. It's the only 5 star hotel in Indy, if not Indiana. It's right in the middle of downtown where all the venues, including that place the football team plays in


Sorry for all the questions, just like to be prepared. I have already utilized help from this forum for housing and childcare. Thanks!!!

No prob ... that's what we're here for

Last edited by domergurl; 01-02-2011 at 07:20 AM.. Reason: I'm editing your original request with answers I can provide
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:28 AM
 
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I put some answers into your request ...
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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Hi. We are moving to Columbus in June (at the latest). I had a few general questions...

1. Digital Cable? Is AT&T U-Verse or Verizon FIOS available?
I believe our Fiber Optic service is through AT&T
2. What is the preferred internet method?
We use Comcast for cable modem service in our house. I know people that have the ATT U-verse thing, but I don't like having everything beholden to one service in case of outages
3. Any dog grooming places in town?
Yes, my neighbor takes her sweet springer to a nice groomer ... drops him off in the morning and they spoil him all day. If you want the name, I'll get it for you.
4. Any nice hair salons/spas?
Several ... I go to the salon at the Tipton Lakes AC, but I have friends who go to a place called Mode and another one with an Italian name ... B-something .. hey Plaidmom, it's not far from your area.
5. Local sports? What's available (including minor leagues)?
We're sports crazy here ... Football is huge, we have an ABA semi-pro basketball team (the Diesels). Hockey is also very popular. Not very many towns of our size have an ice arena.
6. Any local co-op or organic grocery stores?
Yep ... Double Oak Market: http://www.2oakfarm.com/documents/2010CSAregistration.pdf (broken link) , Nienbargers (is that right?). And Columbus has a Co-op in the works: Columbus Cooperative Grocery and Market :: Home We also have a nice natural food store called Natural Choices Natural Choices — Health Food, Organic Produce, Gluten Free, Vitamins, Supplements — Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana: Home

7. Realistic drive time to
Chicago? 4.5 hours
Indianapolis? 1 hour
Bloomington? 1 hour
Cincinnatti? 1.5 hours
Louisville? little over an hour


8. Indianapolis question...what is the nicest hotel? The Conrad

Where would musicians stay overnight after a concert? Where do opposing NFL team stay? No clue, but The Conrad is probably your best bet. It's the only 5 star hotel in Indy, if not Indiana. It's right in the middle of downtown where all the venues, including that place the football team plays in


Sorry for all the questions, just like to be prepared. I have already utilized help from this forum for housing and childcare. Thanks!!!

No prob ... that's what we're here for
Hi,

Just thought I'd tell you that Columbus is a wonderful place to live. Forbes has rated us as one of the 10 best communities of our size for raising a family. Columbus consistently ranks in the top six or seven best cities for architechure. We have also been rated one of the ten safest communities of our size. The are tons of parks and people trails. Brown county state park is the best in the state and it is only 20 minutes west of town.

Some say the town is too quiet at night for young singles. I don't know - we have most of the known eating places that are known nationwide. If things are too quaint for you - the Southside of Indy (Greenwood), and Bloomington are only 30 to 40 minutes away.

It makes more sense given gas prices and simple convience to live in Columbus and jump over to the other communities for date nights, etc. There are lots of cultural outlets for family activities, 2 symphonies, great schools, "First Fridays for Families", sports, churches etc.

I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
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