Columbus is the capital of the State of Ohio and home to the world famous Ohio State Buckeyes football team. It is both a college and government, and is a transportation and trade center for the region. There are many neighborhoods to explore when looking for an apartment in this area.
Cost of living is 3% below national averages in this city and surrounding areas, which includes the smaller city of Dayton. You can find studio apartments renting for $450 per month, while one bedrooms go for between $550 and $700. Most two bedroom apartments are priced between $650 and $850 and three bedroom places begin at $900 and go up, depending on amenities.
If you like living in big apartment complexes then you might want to explore the downtown where more than two thirds of all housing is made up of buildings with ten or more units. The downtown consists of a variety of different kinds of apartments so if you don’t like the bigger complexes, then look at the smaller ones, which are often right next door. Many old historic homes have also been turned into interesting apartments rather than torn down to make way for newer buildings. These old historic places are very affordably priced, as well. Other areas to look for affordable housing are the areas surrounding the universities of Ohio State and the University of Dayton. This is a spread out area, so having a car is a good thing in Ohio.
In addition to the many colleges and universities, Columbus is home to the American Rose Society which has one of the largest rose gardens in the world. The city is also home to Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, where you can see the graves of some who died in during the Civil War. The area is also home to the US Air Force Museum with Wright Patterson Air Force Base, nearby. The Columbus area features a very diversified economy as home to many major corporations and industry giants. In addition there are many research and educational facilities and centers, including Nationwide Insurance, and American Electric Power. Along with Ohio State University, Wright Patterson Air Force base ranks as the number one employer in the region.
Due to the proximity of major cities, many people who live in the Columbus Dayton region actually travel a little further south and west to Cincinnati to broaden their job and living possibilities.