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This tightly knit university has just under 4,000 students, and was founded by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1830. It is one of the largest Lutheran affiliated universities in the nation, and offers 60 majors and 39 minors over a wide range of fields of study.
Columbus, home city to Capital University, was named the 8th best large city to live in by Money Magazine, due to a wide variety of factors such as a diversified industry, wide range of activities and focuses, and fairly low crime rates. Most graduate employment opportunities are in healthcare, insurance, retail, technology and education.
The area around Capital University ranks 89 out of 100 for walkability - one of the best scores outside of the big three cities (New York, LA and Chicago) anywhere in the nation. Bars and restaurants abound within a quarter mile of school, and there are nearby grocery stores, clothing shops, bookstores, fitness centers and drug stores also.
Bikes and Nature - Columbus Community Events
Festivals and community events abound in the Columbus area, and will appeal to a wide range of interests. From fast custom bikes at Deepest BikeFest, to the Annual Nature Loving Festival and the Annual Hip Hop Fest, there is something for everyone.
Columbus also sees big names like Billy Joel and Elton John, Counting Crows, Offspring, Chicago and Disco Biscuits at its major arenas.
At Home in Ohio - Apartment Rental Guide
Apartments in Columbus are plentiful and well priced - and most of these are within an easy ten mile distance of Capital University. $400 to $500 per month will get you a one bedroom apartment in a nice area - studio apartments are difficult to find in Columbus. Go West for Good Times in Columbus
Capital University is located just to the east of the city proper, and while there are quite a few dining and nightlife options close to school (Drexel Radio Café, Wing's Restaurant, TT Murph's and Leipzig Haus among them), Columbus CBD is where the big names are at.
If it's a break from cafeteria food you're after, Creole Café and Black Creek Bistro are both in the center of town, and serve delicious American style cuisine, from old favorites to Cajun-spiced amazingly fanciful dishes.
Nightlife is better in the center of town too - Carabar gets rave reviews, and Diva Den and the Old Bag of Nails Pub are usually packed.
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What's the weather like in Columbus?
Columbus weather is in extremes. Hot humid summers and very cold winters. It's also in the zone that gets alot of strong spring and summer storms because of all the humidity build up. Makes things nice and green tho!
Why should I move to Columbus?
Columbus is such a great mid-western town with great mid-western values. It's got a great economy, terrific schools, and it's big but with a small town feel. Thing is that it's a reasonable place to live but it gives so much back with good schools and nice people.
Where in Columbus should I live if I'd like to walk or bike to work and to restaurants and bars from my apartment?
With many pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, Columbus was ranked the 27th most walkable city in the U.S. by Prevention magazine. The Arena District is the city's revitalized, walkable downtown area with a mix of apartments, condos, restaurants, bars, theaters, and more. Some other pedestrian and bike-friendly Columbus neighborhoods with a walk score of 80 out of 100 or above include Brewery, Weinland Park, Italian Village, Victorian Village, and University.
How much should I expect to pay for utilities in Columbus each month, depending on the time of year?
With hot summers and cold winters, the cost of utilities in Columbus will vary throughout the year. Season isn't the only factor to consider; cost will also depend on the number of people in a household as well as the size of the house. For a family of five, expect to pay $150 to $200 in winter for gas, or $30 or so in the summer. With steady use of cooling, the summer electric bill could run as high as $250 a month.
Are there any quiet neighborhoods in Columbus?
Yes, there are many quiet neighborhoods in Columbus, and one of them is Mount Air. With mostly single-family, medium-sized dwellings, this predominantly owner-occupied neighborhood lies on the northern edge of the city. It's also suburban in terms of population density, a factor that may contribute to its tranquil nature. Other neighborhoods that share many characteristics with Mount Air, including its low noise levels, include Linwood, Riverlea, Upper Arlington, and Riverside Dr / Mc Coy Rd.