The North Linden neighborhood of Columbus is located on the city's north side. The west end of the neighborhood hugs against the highway, making travel deeper into the city or out of it easy for residents with a vehicle. Along the highway there is a train track for those who wish to use public transportation. So whether its by train or automobile, travel throughout Columbus and its neighborhoods is convenient.
The neighborhood is home to several parks, all of which vary in size. Kenlawn Park, for example, features playgrounds and ball fields sprinkled amidst its green space. Go for a picnic and stay for a game. The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department offers sports teams for both kids and adults. They provide summer camps, after-school programs and arts camps for children. The department has also promoted a bike-sharing program. There are several pick-up locations around town where residents and visitors can purchase a 24-hour membership to take and use a bicycle. The first 30 minutes with the bike are free. After that, a fee accrues every half hour. Each bike has a code that is used to track the amount of time spent on the road.
The Northern Lights Shopping Center is located in North Linden for those who love to shop. With groceries and retail, this is the place to stop for all your needs.
Ohio's capital is probably best known as the seat of Ohio State University – the third largest university in the country with more than 56,000 students. But this college town is also a city in its own right, bustling with businesses, lively neighborhoods and cultural diversity, and located in the very center of the state. Here's the scoop to help you find Columbus apartments that fit your budget and tastes:
The cost of living in Columbus is lower than the national average, and the vacancy rate is pretty high at about 5.5 percent. The average rent across all housing types in Columbus is about $720 per month, while one-bedrooms cost $690 on average and two-bedrooms cost approximately $820. The city proper is relatively compact, at 223 square miles, but a car is a necessity here. When planning your move, consider that the Columbus area has about 17 colleges, so moving in the fall when all of the students are moving in might not be ideal. Also, like other Midwestern cities, you're likely to find lower rental rates here during the chilly winter months.
Columbus as a whole is great for young professionals, and many people end up staying to work at the four Fortune 500 companies headquartered here. These are some of the best neighborhoods for young people: