Moving to Columbus

Our Quick Guide to Settling into Columbus

moving to Columbus, Moving to ColumbusMoving to Columbus can be exciting and overwhelming – From fun events to insane traffic on the inner belt, navigating the area is easier with our expert local tips! Once you have moved to Columbus, it’s quickly clear that we have a great place to explore and settle in.

From Short North to German Village, Franklinton / Downtown, Campus and everything in between – The options are endless.  Unless you have unlimited time and budget – some creative planning can go a long way!

Time Your Traffic – The number one lesson in moving to Columbus

For any exploration, be mindful of traffic – AM / PM rush hours and event-related traffic jams can eat hours up from your day.  This is the first, and arguably the most important lesson for moving to Columbus!  Be mindful of OSU game days if you are traveling near Campus or Clintonville, and holiday / shopping traffic can be a beast near Easton and Polaris.  Take the outer belt when you can, or hop on a tour for expert direction.

Learn Your Area(s)

Columbus has experienced a pretty incredible boom in recent years – New neighborhoods are popping up everywhere, and along with that comes exciting new businesses and venues.  Check out your neighborhood before you wander out of the area! Check out Yelp or Facebook for restaurants and events nearby with a ‘near me’ search or navigating the maps.  From national chain favorites to hundreds of local restaurants, breweries, food trucks and more – It is almost impossible to fall short on satisfying a craving!

Our top choices:

German Village: SKILLET! This is a must for brunch / breakfast.

Franklinton: Tommy’s Diner – Gyros and so much more!

Campus / OSU / Clintonville / Worthington: If you are anywhere near, stop at Ray Ray’s Hog Pit – You will not be sorry!

Arena: Plan to shop – This is a melting pot of vendors and restaurants, no one in the office can pick a favorite – They’re all incredible!

This list could go on forever!

Get Involved

What better way to learn your new town than to get involved in a great organization?  We have so many friends in so many amazing places! From our experience, these are a great starting point – But don’t count out the thousands of other community / non profit efforts all over Columbus.

  • Mid Ohio Food Bank
  • Capital Area Humane Society
  • Komen Columbus
  • Dublin Food Pantry
  • Ohio Wildlife Center

Whew! Columbus is pretty great. Eat, volunteer and explore your way through the countless towns and businesses around the area and you will never be bored.  For more great information, check out www.experiencecolumbus.com or call our office!