Columbus, Ohio is a bustling and modern city, renowned for its creative art scene, flourishing technology industry, and large university campus. It has been named the style capital of the Midwest by The New York Times and one of the ten best cities to live in by Money Magazine. An important metropolis and the fourteenth largest city in the United States, Columbus is an open and inviting city with a strong economy and a great place to live. The city is home to Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies such as Nationwide, AEP, Huntington, Abercrombie and Fitch, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Honda and Cardinal Health.
It is also an ideal breeding ground for startups, thanks to Ohio State University's investment in innovation. With nearly 60 college and university campuses in the region, Columbus has one of the largest student populations in the country. If you're looking for a great cup of coffee or a cold beer, Columbus has you covered. The Columbus Coffee Route and Columbus Ale Trail will help you find your favorite drinks.
The city also has an extensive metropolitan park system with over 200 miles of greenway trails connecting suburbs to downtown. Sports fans can enjoy watching the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, the Columbus Clippers AAA baseball team, or the Columbus Crew SC soccer team. Columbus is also home to many private institutions such as Capital University Law School, Columbus College of Art and Design, Fortis College, DeVry University, Ohio Business College, Miami-Jacobs Career College, Ohio Health Careers Institute, Bradford School and Franklin University. There are also Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Ohio Dominican University, Pontifical Josephinum College and Trinity Lutheran Seminary.
The city is also known for its vibrant restaurant scene with many popular chains such as Charleys Philly Steaks, Bibibop Asian Grill, Steak Escape, White Castle, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, Bob Evans Restaurants, Max & Erma's, Damon's Grill, Donatos Pizza and Wendy's. The Columbus Museum of Art has one of the world's largest collections of works by Columbus artists. In 1964 Geraldine Fredritz Mock became the first woman to fly solo around the world departing from Columbus. The city is also known for its relatively flat topography thanks to a large glacier that covered most of Ohio during the Wisconsin Ice Age.
Every year in November there is a football game between Ohio State and Michigan known colloquially as The Game which alternates between Columbus and Ann Arbor Michigan. The first weekend of June bars in Columbus' North Market District host the Park Street Festival which attracts thousands of visitors to a massive party in bars and on the street. The Ohio Theater in Capitol Square is an opulent Spanish Baroque building reminiscent of the 1920s while the Center for Science and Industry or “COSI” is a beloved science museum located in downtown Columbus. The Columbus Youth Ballet Academy was founded in the 1980s by dancer and artistic director Shir Lee Wu while in the center of the city A Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte Island is depicted on a topiary in Columbus Topiary Park. Columbus is an amazing city with something for everyone.
From its innovative art scene to its booming technology industry to its large university campus to its vibrant restaurant scene - there's something for everyone! Whether you're looking for a great cup of coffee or a cold beer or just want to explore all that this amazing city has to offer - you won't be disappointed!.