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01-21-2014, 04:28 PM
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I don't know how often this kind of things are asked here, but I might be moving to Columbus soon. I might be getting an internal transfer from Finland to Springfield, OH and I'm not planning to live in Springfield. Are there any areas of Columbus I need to avoid from renting a house, what are good things to know in general about Columbus and the surrounding areas?

Again, nothing is 100% confirmed yet, but I'm just trying to prepare for this scenario.

Thanks in advance!

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I don't know how often this kind of things are asked here, but I might be moving to Columbus soon. I might be getting an internal transfer from Finland to Springfield, OH and I'm not planning to live in Springfield. Are there any areas of Columbus I need to avoid from renting a house, what are good things to know in general about Columbus and the surrounding areas?

Again, nothing is 100% confirmed yet, but I'm just trying to prepare for this scenario.

Thanks in advance!
Any particular reason you don't want to live in Springfield? You'll rarely get from Columbus to Springfield in under 60 minutes, especially during the usual commute hours.

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01-22-2014, 05:47 AM
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I don't know how often this kind of things are asked here, but I might be moving to Columbus soon. I might be getting an internal transfer from Finland to Springfield, OH and I'm not planning to live in Springfield. Are there any areas of Columbus I need to avoid from renting a house, what are good things to know in general about Columbus and the surrounding areas?

Again, nothing is 100% confirmed yet, but I'm just trying to prepare for this scenario.

Thanks in advance!
I'll be Captain Obvious, and say that you might want to look in the Hilliard area. It's a nice area, and being on the west side of the city will make that commute to Springfield much better.

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I'll be Captain Obvious, and say that you might want to look in the Hilliard area. It's a nice area, and being on the west side of the city will make that commute to Springfield much better.
I was just thinking the same, so yeah it must be obvious. I'd think you could find a place off Roberts Road, be 5 mins or less from I-70, straight shot to Springfield in maybe less than 45 minutes, depending on the time of day. Maybe another 5-10 minutes off the trip if you go west of Hilliard proper (out by Bradley HS) and where the workplace is in Springfield.

Sharppi - What's your family situation? Would help in offering some feedback to your questions.

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Hey thanks already for your answers. The offices are located in southeast Springfield, straight off 70.

I have a wife, a 2 month old daughter and a golden retriever. Slightly cliche, I know.

Anyway, I'm very much open to all options, but Hilliard seems like a reasonable place. Is it a decent neighborhood? I have some relatives living in Houston and they live in this gated community, is it a necessity in Ohio or even typical? I've been in Ohio so far so I'm not too familiar with anything.

I didn't like Springfield too much, it reminds me of a dead industrial town. I'd much rather live in Columbus, as it would be much more easier to go see some NHL hockey (and my beloved Wild). I'm determined that Blue Jackets can become my "east team" though.

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Hilliard is a great city to raise a kid...taxes are higher if you own a home, but good school district...you don't need to live in a gated area...but there are some around if your job is affluent enough

They're really building up the area and redo-ing roads near I70 on the south side of Hilliard, so getting to Springfield from there should be very difficult...as well as get you to CBJ games quite easily...

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Hilliard is a great city to raise a kid...taxes are higher if you own a home, but good school district...you don't need to live in a gated area...but there are some around if your job is affluent enough

They're really building up the area and redo-ing roads near I70 on the south side of Hilliard, so getting to Springfield from there should be very difficult...as well as get you to CBJ games quite easily...
I think you're missing "not" in there.

Sharppi - I think Hilliard is the ideal location. Plenty of nice neighborhoods, if a little cookie-cutter. It's a large enough suburb to support pretty much every kind of retail, and easy access to the 270 outerbelt which will get you to any part of greater Columbus in a half-hour or so, and I-70 access as well to get downtown Columbus and to work. Fro's right about the schools - two of the high schools are new in the last decade or so, plus new buildings at lower levels, too. Nice neighborhoods in "old" Hilliard proper as well, and put you bikes rides to fast food, library and such, if you like.

(No, I am not a realtor nor a member of the Visitors' Bureau.)

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Again, thanks a lot for your replies. I will familiarize myself more with the Hilliard area, but it really sounds great. Helpful bunch, you are.

Also, Jeff Carter sucks.

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Hey thanks already for your answers. The offices are located in southeast Springfield, straight off 70...

Anyway, I'm very much open to all options, but Hilliard seems like a reasonable place. Is it a decent neighborhood? I have some relatives living in Houston and they live in this gated community, is it a necessity in Ohio or even typical? I've been in Ohio so far so I'm not too familiar with anything.

I didn't like Springfield too much, it reminds me of a dead industrial town. I'd much rather live in Columbus, as it would be much more easier to go see some NHL hockey (and my beloved Wild). I'm determined that Blue Jackets can become my "east team" though.
The daily commute between Springfield and Hilliard is manageable - I had a co-worker who did that commute for six years and it worked for her.

Hilliard is kind of a blend of old and new - it's an overgrown farm town with a historical section as well as all the modern amenities of a larger suburb. Every category of housing (houses, apartments, and condominiums) is available there in all price ranges - you'll have lots of options, both new and established. My wife and I have lived here since we were married almost 22 years ago and raised four children here. The kids have had so many different kinds of opportunities to pursue academically and athletically here.

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Again, thanks a lot for your replies. I will familiarize myself more with the Hilliard area, but it really sounds great. Helpful bunch, you are.

Also, Jeff Carter sucks.
I like him. Welcome aboard, Sharppi!

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The daily commute between Springfield and Hilliard is manageable - I had a co-worker who did that commute for six years and it worked for her.

Hilliard is kind of a blend of old and new - it's an overgrown farm town with a historical section as well as all the modern amenities of a larger suburb. Every category of housing (houses, apartments, and condominiums) is available there in all price ranges - you'll have lots of options, both new and established. My wife and I have lived here since we were married almost 22 years ago and raised four children here. The kids have had so many different kinds of opportunities to pursue academically and athletically here.
Hilliard has nice people and schools. I lived there for 10 years.
It lacks a sense of community identity mainly because it sprawls, feels unplanned, and lacks quality control. Dublin and Upper Arlington are better suburbs.

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Hey thanks already for your answers. The offices are located in southeast Springfield, straight off 70.

I have a wife, a 2 month old daughter and a golden retriever. Slightly cliche, I know.

Anyway, I'm very much open to all options, but Hilliard seems like a reasonable place. Is it a decent neighborhood? I have some relatives living in Houston and they live in this gated community, is it a necessity in Ohio or even typical? I've been in Ohio so far so I'm not too familiar with anything.

I didn't like Springfield too much, it reminds me of a dead industrial town. I'd much rather live in Columbus, as it would be much more easier to go see some NHL hockey (and my beloved Wild). I'm determined that Blue Jackets can become my "east team" though.
That's just about accurate, from what I know of having been there (my father comes from that area). That said, don't underestimate the commute. My grandfather (z''l) lived on the east side of Springfield (Oaksmere Street, if you've been there) and we're in Upper Arlington, but getting there routinely took more than an hour.

Gated communities are not exactly commonplace. I've seen more of them on the northeast side, and that seems to be more out of trendiness rather than any real necessity.

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If you really want to experience middle America, Check out London, Ohio. Half way between Columbus and Springfield, low cost of living and they even have a Walmart.

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Hey thanks already for your answers. The offices are located in southeast Springfield, straight off 70.

I have a wife, a 2 month old daughter and a golden retriever. Slightly cliche, I know.

Anyway, I'm very much open to all options, but Hilliard seems like a reasonable place. Is it a decent neighborhood? I have some relatives living in Houston and they live in this gated community, is it a necessity in Ohio or even typical? I've been in Ohio so far so I'm not too familiar with anything.

I didn't like Springfield too much, it reminds me of a dead industrial town. I'd much rather live in Columbus, as it would be much more easier to go see some NHL hockey (and my beloved Wild). I'm determined that Blue Jackets can become my "east team" though.
How about London? Sorry, what DEF said.

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I live in London, and it is as described, a quiet little slice of mid-America. Nice place to raise a family. No kids so can't tell you about the schools other than they are are all new buildings. Can get to NWA in about 30 minutes, almost anywhere in Columbus in less than an hour. Hilliard Rome road is the west most exit and it's about 15 min.

It is a small town if that's what you're looking for. Definitively not a suburb.

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Time Warner being purchased by Comcast.

Glad we get to go from a near-monopoly with poor service to an even larger near-monopoly with even worse service.

Hope this gets blocked.

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Time Warner being purchased by Comcast.

Glad we get to go from a near-monopoly with poor service to an even larger near-monopoly with even worse service.

Hope this gets blocked.
We're all hoping much the same over here. The AT&T-TMobile merger got blocked, so I already know miracles are possible in this regard, but we'll see.

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Glad we get to go from a near-monopoly with poor service to an even larger near-monopoly with even worse service.

Hope this gets blocked.
Judging from the relative lack of activity on TWC's stock (it still sits nicely below the reported buy price), it would seem that the market doesn't think it'll end up going through either.

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