Columbus is the largest metropolitan area in the state of Ohio, and as such we have a host of condominium and loft living options in and around the city. Columbus Condos come in a range of shapes and sizes, from historic lofts to high-rise towers offering great views.
Living in a Columbus Condo or Loft gives you a more carefree lifestyle, and frees up time to enjoy all the city has to offer. You'll be able to explore the 16 metropolitan parks and gardens throughout the city. Significant green spaces include the Inniswood Metro Gardens, the Chadwick Arboretum and the topiary garden on the grounds of the Old Deaf School. Just east of downtown is the Franklin Park Conservatory’s botanical garden. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to polar bears, tigers, gorillas and manatees as well as water and amusement parks. Famed naturalist Jack Hanna serves as a key adviser for the world-famous facility.
Art galleries in the Short North community host monthly events known as “Gallery Hop”, which invites guests to view their collections during extended hours. The Columbus Museum of Art exhibits works that showcase Impressionist, Expressionist and Cubist styles. Residents and visitors can view contemporary art in the Wexner Center situated on the university campus.
Columbus hosts the annual State Fair as well as several other cultural festivals and parades each year. Several thousand residents and tourists attend the Jazz and Ribs Festival and the Arts Festival along the riverfront in downtown Columbus. Other popular celebrations include the Asian Festival during the Memorial Day weekend and the Fourth of July Red, White and Boom! Franklin Park is setting for the Juneteenth Ohio Festival, which celebrates African-American heritage. The city’s Doo Dah Parade is a whimsical procession that winds through the Victorian Village and Short North communities during the Fourth of July. In the closing days of September, Oktoberfest celebrations are held in German Village, a neighborhood settled in the 19th century.
Founded in 1812 and named in honor of the Great Navigator, Columbus is located in the geographic center of the state. The arrival of the National Road from Baltimore and the opening of the Ohio and Erie Canal link attracted thousands of settlers. Columbus served as a center of volunteers for the Union Army and as a prisoner of war camp for Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. By the end of the 19th century, Columbus was a major manufacturing center.
Columbus is home to The Ohio State University (OSU), which was founded in 1870 as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical School. The university has become one of the largest in the country. OSU is highly ranked for its education, veterinary, medicine and pharmacy programs. The city also has several private and religious institutions of higher learning, including a law school, a college of art and design, a seminary and a school of nursing. The current city school system operates 142 elementary, middle and high schools. There are several private schools as well as those operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus.
In addition to professional hockey and a minor league baseball team, Columbus hosts the collegiate home games for The Ohio State Buckeyes sports teams. The Ohio Theater, the Southern Theater and the open-air amphitheater located inside Schiller Park are among the popular performing arts venues located in the city.