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.
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.
Central Ohio BBB
Phone: (614) 486-6336
City of Columbus
Phone: (614) 645-7671
Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (614) 221-1321
Columbus Division of Fire
Phone: (614) 645-8308
Columbus Police Department
Phone: (614) 645-4545
Greater Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau
Phone: (614) 221-6623