Columbus is a bustling metropolitan city that invites you in, then steals your heart. You’ll love its urban downtown, charming neighborhoods, nightly entertainment and thriving arts scene. Savor a cuppa Joe on the Columbus Coffee Trail or a cool brew and great vibe at the Brewery District. Indeed there is much that makes this city so irresistible. Begin your love affair with Columbus today.
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On the banks of the Scioto River, Columbus has a strong and diverse economy with a growing technology base. The city is booming as more and more families move here for the thriving business and lifestyle opportunities.
Downtown is an eclectic mix of neighborhoods that collectively create an exciting, culturally rich sense of place. Walk to German Village for dining and entertainment; shop industrial chic, arts-filled Franklinton; and check out Short North Arts District, considered the “art and soul” of Columbus.
A haven for independent artists, dance troupes and artists-in-residence, Columbus is home to Wexner Center for the Arts, an internationally known contemporary arts center at Ohio State University that specializes in exhibitions, performances, films and artistic residencies. Columbus Museum of Art offers an impressive permanent collection, special exhibitions and outdoor sculpture garden.
A great city to raise a family, Columbus is home to COSI, a renowned science center with over 300 interactive exhibits. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium features the Heart of Africa exhibit and a Safari Golf Club. Zoombezi Bay is the summer hot spot with its wave pool, and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens hosts year-round family activities and programs.
When it comes to shopping, Columbus has the third highest concentration of fashion designers in the nation, behind only New York and Los Angeles. It is headquarters to retail giant brands: DSW, Abercrombie & Fitch, L Brands, and Express.
If outdoors and nature appeals to you, Inniswood offers more than 100 acres of woods and streams, and the 44-acre Homestead Park offers scenic hiking trails, covered bridges, and ponds. Dublin Coffman Park http://dublinohiousa.gov wraps around an amphitheater and has a skate park and fishing ponds. Indian Run Falls is a natural gorge with trails for hiking and an observation deck overlooking waterfalls. Battelle Darby Creek has 7,000+ acres to love nature, and Highbanks has trails and bridges that cross deep ravines.
In Columbus, sports fans rally year round in support of the Columbus Clippers, Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew SC, and National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets.
Columbus is home to Ohio State University and Columbus College of Art & Design. It was named one of the “30 Most Fun Places to Live in the U.S.” by U.S. News & World Report and one of “17 Must-Visit Destinations in 2017” by Expedia. If a great family-friendly city offering spectacular parks, thriving arts and culture, an exciting nightlife, exceptional dining and unsurpassed career opportunities isn’t enough to lure you to Columbus… have you checked out the Ohio State Fair? It too is amazing, and it’s in Columbus!