Where can I find quality communities close to downtown Columbus?

Northwest Columbus has something for every taste, from larger cities to tiny townships, each with a distinctive personality.

Dublin, named for the city in Ireland, is a thriving suburban area proud of its Irish roots. The area has 46 parks, spanning more than 1,100 acres, biking and hiking trails, a community recreation center that includes the Abbey Theatre, and 96 miles of bikeways. The city hosts the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament each year as well as their own Dublin Irish Festival.

The city of Powell is another Ohio city named as one of Money magazine’s Best Places To Live for its employment and educational opportunities, low crime rate, and access to recreation. The low cost of living coupled with short commute times makes this area an excellent place to raise a family. Powell has eight parks, miles of biking trails, and both a public and private school system.

Upper Arlington is close to downtown Columbus, within the “first-ring” of suburbs, offering easy commutes into the downtown area. The city is committed to the Green movement, having one of the highest recycling rates in the nation and working hard to reduce its carbon footprint.

Apartments in Northwest Columbus range from studios to three-bedroom units. Rents run a bit higher than average for the greater Columbus area.

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