Living in Columbus

Welcome to the city of Columbus, named for famous explorer Christopher Columbus. Discover the city that is the heart and capital of Ohio. One million residents call the capital city home, making it the most populous city in the state of Ohio. The metropolitan feel is "small town" while the cultural attractions promote "big city" charm. The people are friendly, driven, and possess a spirited mindset that rivals its city namesake.

Columbus Skyline

Forbes Magazine ranked the capital city as the number one up-and-coming tech city in the nation in 2008. While technology is emerging as the innovative and sophisticated leading economic driver in Columbus, there exist other industry players committed to growing the local economy as well, including, education, government, insurance, banking, retail, health care, and hospitality to name a few.

Richly diversified cultures have created streets lined with exquisite historic neighborhood districts. The Ohio Victorian Village, German Village, Italian Village, North Bank Park and the Short North Arts District each offers its own distinctive blends of culture and commerce. The heart of downtown Columbus features capital attractions such as the State Capitol, Columbus Museum of Art, Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Shadowbox Cabaret, and the Actors Theatre of Columbus.

The capital city boasts professional sports teams in hockey, soccer, and minor-league baseball. Fans can catch the Columbus Blue Jackets NHL on home ice at the Nationwide Arena, the Columbus Crew MLS team at their own Columbus Crew Stadium, and the Clippers MLB team on home base at Huntington Park Stadium. The capital city is an equal opportunist as well when it comes to outdoor enthusiasts and their love for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden and the scenic Scioto and Olentangy rivers.

Spend a day or a lifetime in Columbus, a city that deserves to be discovered.

 

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Columbus Government

Central Ohio BBB

Central Ohio BBB

Phone: (614) 486-6336
Web: www.bbb.org/centralohio

City of Columbus

City of Columbus

Phone: (614) 645-7671
Web: www.cityofcolumbus.org

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (614) 221-1321
Web: www.columbus.org

Columbus Division of Fire

Columbus Division of Fire

Phone: (614) 645-8308
Web: www.fire.ci.columbus.oh.us

Columbus Police Department

Columbus Police Department

Phone: (614) 645-4545
Web: www.columbuspolice.org

Greater Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greater Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: (614) 221-6623
Web: www.experiencecolumbus.com

 

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Columbus Transportation

Central Ohio Transit Authority

Central Ohio Transit Authority

Phone: (614) 228-1776
Web: www.cota.com

Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Phone: (614) 239-4000
Web: www.columbusairports.com