As home to The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, may well be known for its unbridled passion for college football. Look past the love of sports and you will see Columbus has much more to offer. With historic neighborhoods, a bustling art culture, a variety of green spaces and independent local restaurants, you don’t have to look far for things to do.
If you are looking to live in the vibrant and growing city of Columbus, we’re here to help you find your perfect neighborhood to call home.
We combed through Google data using generic keyword searches and combined those results with the most searched Columbus neighborhoods on ApartmentGuide.com to determine the five most popular Columbus neighborhoods with renters.
Below you will find the five most popular neighborhoods and what you can expect to pay for rent.
Downtown is the epicenter of Columbus’ rich cultural history and is home to the multiple theaters, Columbus Museum of Art and Topiary Park. It also features a vibrant nightlife and food scene, making it popular with younger artists and professionals alike.
The Scioto Mile, 145 acres of lush parkland, fountains and scenic overlooks along Downtown’s riverfront, provides a sanctuary for those who want to take in an outdoor concert, a stroll or explore nature trails. And with access to many transportation options, it’s easy to get around. But expect to pay higher prices to live in this area.
The Short North Arts District is the creative hub of the city. Situated below distinctive lighted arches, hip bars, art galleries, local shops and restaurants line is its main thoroughfare: High Street. The mile-and-a-half-long stretch is easily walkable or accessible by public transportation. If you love a busy, bustling area, the higher-than-average rent might be worth considering to live in this neighborhood.
Originally built in the 1800s, German Village is full of historic charm, featuring restored brick houses, shops and streets. It is a great place to explore by foot with many quaint coffee shops and restaurants, as well as inspiring green spaces, such as Schiller Park and the Scioto Audubon.
While German Village has one of the higher average rental prices for a one-bedroom, it offers the lowest rental price for two bedrooms of all of the most popular neighborhoods.
This neighborhood’s charm is due in part to the Victorian architecture. While this area is mostly residential, there are walkable hidden-gem restaurants and coffee shops. Goodale Park is a great place to stretch your legs, pack a picnic or play with the kids.
The cost to live in this near-perfect combination of both bustle and a neighborhood vibe is in the lower end when compared to the other top five neighborhoods.
Easton is further out from the city center but has easy freeway access to surrounding areas. Located just 15 minutes east of Downtown, it is the premier retail center in Ohio. With many neighborhoods to choose from, Easton is an excellent place for growing families. Despite its wealthy reputation, rent is reasonable compared to the other most popular communities.