Apartments in Downtown, Columbus, OH
Downtown's got character, proclaims its website, and it doesn't take long to realize what that means for those living in apartments for rent in Downtown Columbus: an exhilarating neighborhood filled with an entrepreneurial spirit and diversity. These blend to create an intelligent, open community that's become the area's preferred place to live, work and play.
Take Pearl Market, for example. Few places anywhere in the country can boast an open-air urban market that reflects this level of cultural diversity, with produce from local farmers, handcrafted items and a retail incubator for local entrepreneurs.
What to do in Downtown Columbus
Downtown apartment rentals combine the appeal of urban bustle with the tranquility of its many parks and trails. Especially worth noting is the Scioto Mile, an urban haven encompassing more than 145 acres of parkland. Tracing the riverfront and extending from the Arena District to the Whittier Peninsula, the Scioto Mile connects downtown to the Scioto River through a lovely system of parks, boulevards, bikeways and pedestrian paths. That's not to mention the largest free outdoor climbing wall in the country and a full-scale replica of the Santa Maria, honoring the city's namesake.
Included in the Scioto Mile is the John W. Galbreath Bicentennial Park. Features include a spectacular 15,000-square-foot interactive fountain that shoots more than 1,000 jets of water and is enhanced by exquisite lighting and fog effects. Also tucked into the park is Milestone 229, a glass-enclosed restaurant and covered dining terrace, as well as the Performing Arts Pavilion, a permanent stage for concerts, movies and dance performances.
Education in Columbus and Central Ohio
No discussion about Ohio education would be complete without mentioning Ohio State University, ranked in U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Colleges. What makes it even better is that in-state tuition is very affordable. But from educational choices like Ohio Wesleyan, Columbus Community College, Columbus College of Art and Design and Franklin University to trade schools, private schools, preschools and resources for gifted and special-needs children,this area has education covered.
Getting Around Downtown and Beyond
Downtown Columbus is well-served by highways I-670, I-70 and I-71 for getaways to points beyond. Commuters who don't opt to walk or ride a bicycle to work can take advantage of excellent public transit. You might also want to make like a tourist and discover Columbus on a guided bus tour. After all, you don't need to be a visitor to enjoy your city.