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Columbus, Ohio, home of the Ohio State Buckeyes was founded in 1812 and is now the largest city in Ohio and the 15th largest city in the United States. Here are a few fun facts about our stats capitol… • 2013 – Columbus was rated as one of the top cities for business in the U.S. by Forbes • 2013 – Also named one of the Best Places for Business and Careers • 2012 – Columbus was ranked in BusinessWeek’s 50 Best Cities in America • 2010 – Top 10 Cities by Relocate America • 2008 – Columbus was ranked as the #1 up-an-coming tech city in the nation by Forbes Columbus is also the home of the Ohio State Fair among many other festivals such as ComFest, Oktoberfest, and many more. When you are not enjoying a fair or festival, check out the Columbus Metro Parks, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, COSI, or any of the other attractions located in Central Ohio. Read More

Forbes' Opportunity Citiest

Columbus, Ohio, was supposed to be just a temporary stop in 2006 on the way East for Josh and Niki Quinn, a place to save money and plan their new business. After years of living in Los Angeles, where they launched the wholesale wallets and accessories brand Maxine Dear, the couple had decided to open a retail shop, either in Philly or New York.

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10 Year Housing Surge Horizon

The housing market is poised for one of its largest expansions in history. By 2024, demographic and economic changes are forecasted to bring 15.9 million additional households on board, according to a new study released by the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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Columbus Infographic

Columbus is a city with its finger on America's pulse. This vibrant city is one of the best performing U.S. cities since the recession. Come and look at some more reasons why the Columbus metropolitan area is a brilliant choice of location for companies looking to maximize their growth and development in the coming year! - See more at: http://www.derbyllc.com/columbus-infographic/#sthash.ETnCStVC.dpuf

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Developers Eye Office Buildings Residences

A new trend is emerging in downtowns: Once empty, obsolete office buildings are increasingly being converted into apartments, the CoStar Group reports. Office-to-residential conversions have been popular in revitalizing some downtowns, particularly along the East Coast, but the trend is now rapidly expanding to Midwest markets.

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Holiday events in columbus

There are many events to enjoy the holiday season around Columbus. Mark you calendars so you don’t miss out. More details can be found through the links, or on the individual event websites. Please let me know what I’m missing in the comments or by emailing cbusonthecheap@gmail.com. I grouped the events by weeks, with the “week” beginning on Fridays for convenience of weekend planning.

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Columbus Ohio Food Drink Flavor

As a major college town and the capital of Ohio, Columbus draws its citizenry from around the state. That said, it sometimes seems like everyone here is from somewhere else. What that means for the food scene is primarily open-minded residents, if not wide-eyed. Maybe that's why Columbus has traditionally been one of the country's top test markets. It also means that people are willing to try new things and keep going back if they're good.

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Experience Columbus

Have a blast at Columbus' attractions. Find everything from the #1 zoo and #1 science center to galleries, spas and entertainment districts.

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Central Ohio Housing Report December-2015

2015 breaks record in Central Ohio home sales

In 2015, residential real estate experienced its best year since the Great Recession ended in 2009. Although inventory could still use a jolt, demand was healthy throughout the year and there was enough supply to keep the engine strong.

Central Ohio saw 29,408 single-family and condominium home sales in 2015, up 9.3 percent from 2014 (26,917) marking the highest year for home sales on record. The last time home sales came close to being this high was in 2005 during the housing boom when annual sales reached 27,493 according to data gathered by Columbus REALTORS® from their Multiple Listing Service.

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2016 03 Ohio real estate healthy

Columbus, Dayton and Cleveland are among the Top 10 healthiest housing markets in the nation, according to Nationwide’s latest Health of Housing Markets report.

The quarterly report found that Dayton has the nation’s steadiest housing market, followed by Yakima, Wash.; Cleveland; Saginaw, Mich.; and Syracuse, N.Y. Columbus ranked No. 10.

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Festivals Annual Events

During the summer and fall, there’s a huge festival happening in Columbus almost every weekend! Check these highlights, or search our interactive events calendar for even more.

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Central Ohio could be home to 3 million people by 2050

Workers prepare a construction site on Neruda Street near North Fourth Street in the Italian Village neighborhood. One issue stemming from the possibility of having as many as 3 million people living in central Ohio by 2050 is having enough housing for them.

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September is shaping up to be the hottest fall in the last decade, according to realtor.com®’s latest housing report. Homes for sale in September are moving 4 percent more quickly than last year, despite prices zooming to record highs.


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Realtor.com® flagged the following 20 markets as the hottest in the country in November, where homes are selling the fastest and demand is highest (based on page views):

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The annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, compiled by the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers, has some good news for Columbus. The city was ranked in the report as having the number one local outlook for the Midwest Region. That score is decided by local experts that rank and score cities based on overall trends in development and the real estate marketplace.


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Central Ohio is filled with a wide variety of dense urban neighborhoods, laid-back suburban communities and everything else in between. This year, when we asked our readers and contributors to nominate and select the number one neighborhood in the city, they picked Downtown Columbus for the first time ever.

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The South and Midwest are expected to outpace the nation this year in home values, according to a new report from Clear Capital.

The real-estate information service forecasts home prices to rise 2.4 percent in 2017, well below the 5.8 percent posted in 2016. Home values in the West, which led the nation for the past few years, will moderate and some markets will see a decline, according to the forecast.

Instead, the South is predicted to lead the nation with 3.5 percent appreciation, followed by the Midwest, with 3.4 percent, West, 1.1 percent, and Northeast, .1 percent.

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When Donald Trump, on his first day as president, halted a planned rate cut for government-backed mortgage insurance, Carlos Fernandez was worried about what it meant for his plans to finally buy a home. He even tweeted a plea for information: 

“Most of the stuff that Trump was planning on implementing doesn’t actually affect me directly,” he told CBS MoneyWatch. “This is the first time that a president sat down and started making decisions that personally affected me. It was literally an hour after he became president. That was a little scary for me.”


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Columbus, as you will read in the below list of awards, is by far the best city in the Country, and, in fact, the World. Unlike every other major city in the world, Columbus, Ohio, has not peaked.

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Hiking is one of the best ways to experience Ohio, hands-down.

From hidden waterfalls to mossy gorges, there’s always something new to surprise you along an Ohio trail. Fortunately, you don’t necessarily have to be an advanced hiker to experience some of the best natural beauty in the Buckeye State—you just have to have a sense of adventure. Here are 10 easy, totally doable hikes to add to your outdoor bucket list in Ohio:

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