Best place to live in Central Ohio?

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Newcomer

Columbus, OH

#1 Sep 7, 2013
We are a couple looking for a good place to live, with good schools, safe and good housing values. I found this and not sure if this is accurate.

http://www.columbusmonthly.com/May-2013/Colum...

New Albany sounds expensive but I understand if it's worth it.
Real Tea Party

Columbus, OH

#2 Sep 8, 2013
What? This article is a bold face lie! How is New Albany better than Upper Arlington? If it weren't for that jewbag bought all the lands out there it would still be a boonie!

A place with names like Jack Nicklaus, "Wendy" Thomas, and Simon Frazier! How can you argue with that?
Real Tea Party

Columbus, OH

#3 Sep 8, 2013
Newcomer wrote:
We are a couple looking for a good place to live, with good schools, safe and good housing values. I found this and not sure if this is accurate.
http://www.columbusmonthly.com/May-2013/Colum...
New Albany sounds expensive but I understand if it's worth it.
You should look into Reynoldsburg, they are great place to live. The chart is upside down actually them and Whitehall are the top 2 suburbs in CBus!!! Lmao!!!!!!!!!!
Reynoldsburger No Onion

Reynoldsburg, OH

#4 Sep 8, 2013
Real Tea Party wrote:
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You should look into Reynoldsburg, they are great place to live. The chart is upside down actually them and Whitehall are the top 2 suburbs in CBus!!! Lmao!!!!!!!!!!
Is Roll of Toilet Paper upset because UA is Number 2?

We didn't need a chart to tell us that.

The smell gave it away.
They cannot kill a Spook

United States

#5 Sep 8, 2013
Newcomer wrote:
We are a couple looking for a good place to live, with good schools, safe and good housing values. I found this and not sure if this is accurate.
http://www.columbusmonthly.com/May-2013/Colum...
New Albany sounds expensive but I understand if it's worth it.
Most of the suburbs are good. Depending on your employment schedules you might wsnt to try avoiding having to drive across columbus every day for work.

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

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#6 Sep 8, 2013
Newcomer wrote:
We are a couple looking for a good place to live, with good schools, safe and good housing values. I found this and not sure if this is accurate.
http://www.columbusmonthly.com/May-2013/Colum...
New Albany sounds expensive but I understand if it's worth it.
Spook's on target. In general, just outside the 270 belt is generally a good bet. West is good too, Hilliard/Dublin area. But you may have to deal with commutes and the highway system is well, sad to say, often nasty with construction, backups, accidents, delays... There are some spots within the city that are fine, but I can't speak to Columbus Public Schools. Look that up--they're not doing well, but I didn't educate my kids in CPS.
Enzyte Bob

United States

#7 Sep 8, 2013
There are a few exceptions, but generally stay North of I-70 and outside I-270 and you'll be okay. Nothing wrong with Reynoldsburg despite what many people think.

Since: Jan 12

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#8 Sep 8, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
There are a few exceptions, but generally stay North of I-70 and outside I-270 and you'll be okay. Nothing wrong with Reynoldsburg despite what many people think.
Reynoldsburg is awful because Janelle lives there.
George

Columbus, OH

#9 Sep 8, 2013
Hilliard.
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Powell, OH

#10 Sep 8, 2013
The best places to live are Powell, Dublin, Upper Arlington and Worthington. Maybe New Albany. They all rank in the best school districts in the state.
Anon

Columbus, OH

#11 Sep 8, 2013
What is wrong with Hilltop?
tyrone

Columbus, OH

#12 Sep 9, 2013
williams rd in obetz be down wit it. dats my hood!

Since: Sep 13

Columbus, OH

#13 Sep 9, 2013
yeah hilliard is great for good school system, westerville real nice but high taxes, powell, dublin, worthington are nice, stay away from ohio weslyan university, some riff raff right near campus

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#15 Sep 9, 2013
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
Grove City is nice. Hilliard is full of white people and trailer parks.
Having been to neither of those places, it's no wonder your ignorance shines through, booner.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#16 Sep 9, 2013
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
Grove City is nice. Hilliard is full of white people and trailer parks.
You might think Grove City is nice...if you like the scent of city landfill.
Just as you might think Obama is competent...if you're dumb as a bag of hammers.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#18 Sep 9, 2013
Newcomer wrote:
We are a couple looking for a good place to live, with good schools, safe and good housing values. I found this and not sure if this is accurate.
http://www.columbusmonthly.com/May-2013/Colum...
New Albany sounds expensive but I understand if it's worth it.
Two Cents:

New Albany is very nice with excellent schools. Its small size allows it to maintain a "rural" feel while harboring some of the most upscale residences in central Ohio. Also, it has none of the traffic issues experienced by the more developed suburbs. Its tax rate reflects its upscale nature; be prepared to pay more as expansion continues.

Farther east of New Albany, the village of Granville offers top-notch schools and is home to Denison U. The newer SR-161 makes the commute very reasonable.

To the north of New Albany, Sunbury/Galena is a fast-developing rural community served by the excellent Big Walnut Schools, which is now eclipsing Westerville City Schools in rating and popularity.

Westerville is a city and school district I would avoid [high taxes/decreasing educational return]. Also not a fan of any suburb/school to the east and/or south of New Albany [i.e., Gahanna, Reynoldsburg, Pickerington, et al.]

Bexley and Grandview Heights are older, established "city" suburbs that seem almost a part of Columbus; great schools, if you desire to live next door to the city.

Upper Arlington, Worthington, and Dublin are what I consider large, upscale, land-locked [somewhat congested] suburbs that offer excellent schools. Arlington is neighbor to OSU; many staff reside there and home values remain high & stable; some university-related congestion.

Hilliard and Powell [Olentangy Schools] are developed suburbs that skirt rural areas; they are larger and more developed [residentially/commercially] than New Albany -- both offer upscale residential areas and great schools.

Just depends on your community/commute expectations.
Enzyte Bob

United States

#20 Sep 9, 2013
"Also not a fan of any suburb/school to the east and/or south of New Albany [i.e., Gahanna, Reynoldsburg, Pickerington, et al.]"

Don't agree ... Gahanna has traditionally had above average schools and Pickerington has excellent schools as well. Gahanna schools also encompass Blacklick and Jefferson Twp. Home to some of the finest homes in the area.

Reynoldsburg also has excellent schools but is more working class.

Not everybody can afford the million dollar McMansion. All are fine if you have a more modest price point.

One more thing ... Lots of Fairfield County and Hocking Valley gentry end up in Pickerington. There is some hidden money in those parts not as conspicuous as in Jew Albany.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#21 Sep 9, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
"Also not a fan of any suburb/school to the east and/or south of New Albany [i.e., Gahanna, Reynoldsburg, Pickerington, et al.]"
Don't agree ... Gahanna has traditionally had above average schools and Pickerington has excellent schools as well. Gahanna schools also encompass Blacklick and Jefferson Twp. Home to some of the finest homes in the area.
Reynoldsburg also has excellent schools but is more working class.
Not everybody can afford the million dollar McMansion. All are fine if you have a more modest price point.
One more thing ... Lots of Fairfield County and Hocking Valley gentry end up in Pickerington. There is some hidden money in those parts not as conspicuous as in Jew Albany.
Trends inform me to avoid the east and south sides.
These areas are not what they used to be.
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#22 Sep 9, 2013
Even if I had more than enough money to live in New Albany, there is no way I would choose that area to waste my money on them homes.
Unless you're a rich retiree, doctor or overpaid lawyer, that's what them houses are designed for. Bottom line... Money pits.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#23 Sep 9, 2013
sidekick wrote:
Even if I had more than enough money to live in New Albany, there is no way I would choose that area to waste my money on them homes.
Unless you're a rich retiree, doctor or overpaid lawyer, that's what them houses are designed for. Bottom line... Money pits.
Why live in New Albany and have to travel through the ghetto to get to downtown when you can live in Dublin or UA with that money and have a clean drive?

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