Why Move to Columbus, Ohio: Breaking Down the Top Reasons

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As a third-generation Columbus, Ohio realtor, I know the charm of this city goes far beyond its skyline. Here’s an in-depth look into what’s causing so many people to relocate to this great city.

Thriving Job Opportunities in Columbus, Ohio

The city’s economic strength doesn’t come from just one source, but a myriad of them:

  • Diverse Economy: Columbus stands out for its varied sectors, ranging from insurance, banking, education, manufacturing, service, retail, to tech. Such diversity means if one segment experiences a downturn, the entire economy doesn’t nosedive.
  • Key Establishments: Two major establishments significantly bolster Columbus’s economy. The Ohio State University, the largest employer with over 30,000 people, and the state capital status, ensuring a steady inflow of government jobs and services.
  • Major Company Headquarters: Big players like Nationwide Insurance, Wendy’s International, Cardinal Health, Worthington Steel, and The Limited Brands, have chosen Columbus as their home base.
  • The Intel Factor: The city’s economic prospects are shining even brighter with Intel’s massive $100 billion investment. Their new microprocessor chip facility, the largest in the world, is expected to bring along an ecosystem of supporting companies, amplifying the region’s economic growth.

Affordability – The Columbus Advantage

Compared to other major cities, Columbus emerges as an oasis of affordability:

  • Cost-Effective Living: Utility costs, like electricity, water, and natural gas, often sit below the national average. The city also scores with competitive transportation costs, with gas prices typically below the national mark.
  • High-Quality Healthcare: Beyond affordability, residents benefit from top-tier healthcare facilities. Notably, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, after its massive investments, is among the best children’s hospitals in the country.

Exceptional Quality of Life

Columbus isn’t just about the economic stats; it’s about life quality:

  • Top-Notch Public Schools: One of the highlights for many relocating families is the city’s commendable public school system. It’s a relief for many who come from regions with underfunded or poorly-regarded public schools.
  • Diverse Housing Options: Whether you’re inclined towards the bustling city vibe or the quiet suburbs, Columbus has got you covered.
  • Commute & Connectivity: With an efficient freeway system and a convenient airport, moving around is a breeze. Plus, the Columbus folks are some of the friendliest you’ll meet!

Conclusion: Columbus, Ohio Awaits You

Did this deep dive into Columbus’s charm pique your interest? If you’re contemplating a move, it’s crucial to partner with someone who knows the city inside out. For those who need an expert by their side to make the transition smooth, my team and I are always ready to assist you. Reach out, and you’ll be one step closer to calling Columbus home.

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Marc Van Steyn

Marc Van Steyn is a graduate of The Ohio State University and represents the third generation in his family’s real estate business. Their family co-owned company, RE/MAX Premier Choice, has been the #1 ranked RE/MAX Brokerage (based on sales volume) in Central Ohio for 18 of the last 20 years. His business philosophy is centered on what he learned from his mother and grandfather “who put the needs of their clients first and built business on trust, dedication and uncompromised service."

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