Those of us who call Columbus home know what a fantastic city it is. The word is out, though, and after making many “best” lists over the past few years (Forbes’s Best City for young Professionals, Time Magazine’s Best Cities for Millennials, Money Magazine’s Best Big Cities, etc.), more and more folks are making the move to Columbus. One major factor that draws folks here is our strong local economy. Columbus was not affected as deeply by the recession as other cities, and we bounced back remarkably quickly. NPR recently ran an article explaining just how our economy withstood the downturn.
Here in Columbus, three main employers anchor our job market. The Ohio State University, state government, and insurance companies employ thousands of our residents. All three are relatively recession-proof. Besides these industries, we also have a strong retail presence that provides lots of opportunities for our residents.
Cost of Living
In most major cities, home ownership is reserved for the upper class, with most middle and lower class residents unable to afford the crazy real estate prices. Here in Columbus, regular middle class families can afford to purchase a home in one of our wonderful neighborhoods. Beside housing, The city maintains a low cost of living in lots of areas that make it easy to have a great quality of life on a normal salary.
Over the past decade or so, Columbus has earned the reputation of being an open, welcoming city. You won’t find people who are more enthusiastic about their city than we are! If you’re considering relocating to Columbus, come for a visit and see for yourself what a great city it is!