Why Columbus?

Doctors Hospital

  • State-of-the-art 50-bed Emergency Department that opened in the spring of 2010
  • Medical education center that includes a simulation laboratory, 300 seat auditorium, conference rooms, medical library, staff offices, resident lounge with sleeping rooms, and a fitness center
  • Accredited by the American Osteopathic Association and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization
  • Part of OhioHealth, the largest healthcare services provider in central Ohio.
  • Certified as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and Providers and the first hospital to achieve Tier III accreditation
  • Certified Primary Stroke Provider by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stoke Association
  • Named Leapfrog Group’s Top Hospitals list for quality of care
  • Named Truven’s list of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for clinical quality, patient satisfaction, efficiency, and financial health
  • Named Truven’s Health Analytics “50 Top cardiovascular Hospitals,” 2013
  • Named among the nation’s “most wired hospitals” by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine
  • OhioHealth ranked in the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For (Fortune Magazine)
  • OhioHealth named Truven’s Top Fifteen Healthcare Systems in America

Columbus

Columbus is the capital of and largest city in the state of Ohio.  It serves as host to a thriving downtown business district with terrific shopping, dining and cultural attractions.   Very close to downtown, the Short North area is home to many art galleries, eclectic restaurants, trendy shopping and unique apartments, while German Village offers beautiful old homes and ethnic dining in a safe city neighborhood.  Suburban Columbus is a great place to raise a family with a wide variety of housing and public and private educational options.

Easy access is also afforded to a number of outdoor amenities including lakes, rivers, and an excellent park system.  The nationally recognized Columbus Zoo also draws many visitors each year.  Sports fans enjoy The Ohio State University and pro sports including: hockey, soccer, lacrosse, arena football, and minor league baseball.  Columbus is also home to the PGA Memorial Tournament. The professional sports and other amenities of Cincinnati and Cleveland are within a two-to-three hour drive. In addition, many Broadway shows and major concerts are available in Columbus, throughout the year.

Rankings

  • 14th largest city in the country in terms of population, largest city in Ohio, and 3rd largest city in the Midwest.  Columbus is within 500 miles of half the population in the United States.
  • Best big city to live in (CNN/Money)
  • Most affordable places to live (Forbes)
  • Best place for singles (Money Magazine)
  • Best place to raise kids (Business Week)
  • America’s economically strongest metro areas (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  • Best place for business and careers (Forbes)
  • Ranked #6 American Dream City (Burghard Group)
  • Best library system (Library Journal)
  • Best zoo in America (USA Travel Guide)
  • Best science museum, COSI (Parents Magazine)
  • Best children’s hospital – Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Parents Magazine)
  • Home to 4 of the top 100 golf courses in America (Golf Digest)

Suggestions from our Residents

For the coffee lover

For the beer lover

  • Columbus Ale Trail
  • BrewDog – World’s First Craft Beer Hotel
  • Specific Breweries: Pretentious, Hop Yard 62, Land Grant, Platform, SideSwipe 

For the outdoorsman/woman

  • Clinton-Como Park: great for cyclists and runners, dog friendly
  • Scioto Audubon Metro Park: climbing wall, dog park, biking & hiking trails
  • Schiller Park: Dog friendly, fishing pond, rec center, tennis courts,
    • Shakespeare in the Park free plays in the summer
  • Goodale Park 
  • Indian Run Falls: great walking park with small waterfalls in Dublin 
  • Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • Hocking Hills: camping, chalets/cabins for rent
  • Cuyahoga State Park

For the artist

  • Otherworld: Immersive art and music experience
  • Columbus Museum of Art
  • Short North Arts District

For the musician

  • Concert venues include: Nationwide Area, Schottenstein Cener, Express Live!, Newport Music Hall, A&R Music Bar, Columbus Athenaeum, and many more

For the foodie

  • North Market 
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream 
  • Cameron Mitchell Restaurants: The Pearl, Lincoln Social Rooftop, The Guild House, Cap City, Marcella’s
  • Thurman’s
  • Wings Over
  • Lupo
  • Brassica
  • Hofbräuhaus Columbus
  • DK Diner
  • Local Cantina
  • South Village Grille
  • Barcelona
  • Comune
  • Wolf’s Ridge Brewing

For the family

  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  • COSI – mixed science and fun for kids and adults
  • Columbus Library Systems
  • Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • Easton Mall
  • Recreations Outlet – indoor play for kids
  • Zombezi Bay Waterpark
  • MetroParks
  • Prairie Oaks
  • Homestead
  • Darby Creek
  • Heritage Trail
  • Battelle-Darby

For the sports

  • OSU – College Sports
  • MLS – Columbus Crew SC
  • NHL – Columbus Blue Jackets 
  • MLB AAA – Columbus Clippers

Other

  • NightLight614: Summer outdoor movie series with food trucks
  • The Book Loft – 32 Rooms of Book
Check out this video of what our residents enjoy around Columbus!