With a population of more than 860,000, Columbus is the 14th largest city in the country and the second biggest in the Midwest after Chicago. The Columbus region is the population growth king of Ohio and remains Ohio's largest city, well ahead of Cleveland (No. 51) and Cincinnati (No. 65).
And a young city
It is a city for young professionals with an average age of 32.5 years, 6th youngest in the U.S., and the nation’s second highest per capita number of college students, with more than 120,000 students among 12 institutions of higher learning
It is smart
The Intelligent Communities Forum named Columbus as one of the seven most intelligent cities in the world.
And gets high marks
Forbes ranked Columbus as No. 9 on its list of most affordable places to live and BusinessWeek ranked Columbus as No. 20 in its list of 50 best cities in America.
Columbus is a foodie's heaven
There are more than 1,600 restaurants in Columbus. Fine dining and food, farm-to-table menus and gooey pizza, sauerbraten and sushi – all exist in gastronomic harmony in a city that loves to eat.
Columbus has two pro sports teams
Columbus is a football town, there’s no denying it. But that doesn’t mean the city doesn’t like other sports. Columbus has two professional sports teams: the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team and the Crew Soccer Club.
On the campus of The Ohio State University, the Wexner Center for the Arts is the city’s go-to location for contemporary art. Film, concerts, dance, theater, and exhibitions—and it is right next to Page Hall.
The Olentangy Trail is almost 14 miles long and winds from Worthington Hills, passes through the Ohio State campus, to downtown. A great place to ride a bike, take a run or a walk.