Columbus, OH is one of the most vivacious cities in the Midwest. Thanks in part to Ohio State University (OSU), it has become famous for its active life, arts and culture. However, this city is not just for college students. It’s dynamic nature and unique character makes it the perfect home for young professionals that want to start their life of a great foot. Despite the city’s many features and amenities, it’s an extremely affordable town to live in and many of its neighborhoods are incredibly walkable. All these youth-friendly characteristics have attracted many young professionals to the area.
Searching for great Columbus apartments can be challenging because of the many neighborhoods in the area. You want to find the right place to settle down, but each neighborhood has its own personality and quirks. Where are some of the best apartments for young professionals? We can help point you in the right direction.
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Victorian Village is a hot pick for young professionals because of its upscale vibe and central location. The neighborhood is very walkable, attractive, and conveniently located near the hoppin’ business and bar districts of Columbus. Though the neighborhood is known for its historic architecture, there are many modern homes available as well. The lovely Tivoli Apartments are a fantastic, affordable housing option currently available in this area. This community has spacious 1-2 bedroom apartments overlooking scenic downtown Columbus and the Arena District. Apartments have air conditioning, patio or deck, and dishwasher. Residents can also use the community pool. If you’re without a car, this building is a fantastic option, as it’s located right on the bus line.
German Village and the Brewery District – located within close proximity to each other – are fantastic neighborhoods for young professionals. Not only do these regions of the city have a lot of character, but they also have a very distinct kind of nightlife suitable to the needs of a young working person. As the name suggests, there are many local bars and breweries in the area, cultivating a quiet, more mature party scene. There are currently some lovely lofts available in the Brewery District. The 570 Lofts are sleek and beautiful 1-2 bedroom spaces that have been newly renovated and updated within a gorgeous historic building. The building is not only beautiful, but incredibly safe, requiring security access. Pets are allowed if you’re looking to start a furry family. The apartments and location convenient to Columbus’ finest neighborhoods truly can’t be beat!
Italian Village is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Columbus and is convenient to the Short North, as well as many other desirable areas of Columbus. It’s known for its tight-knit community, fantastic Italian food, and affordable rental prices. One great apartment available in this neighborhood right now are the Wonderbread Lofts, spaces that have been constructed inside the renovated Wonderbread factory. These 1-2 bedroom apartments vary in layout and style, but all them carry that ever-popular modern industrial feel. Many spaces have patios or decks, dishwashers, and air conditioning. The building has secure access, allows pets, and is friendly to those with disabilities.
If you’re looking for a place with a more suburban feel, check out the neighborhood of Hilliard. Its prime location right outside of Columbus – but near two highways – makes it a thriving business center. It’s a popular living option for commuters and young families. However, it’s certainly anything but boring. It still has some great shopping, many recreational centers, and holds many large community activities throughout the year. There are many wonderful homes available in this area, including Hilliard Village. This community offers 1-3 bedroom apartments and town homes, depending on your preference. The spaces are clean and beautiful, with varying layouts and lease times that you can choose at your own convenience. Many apartments have patios or decks, as well as air conditioning and a dishwasher. The main building offers a fitness center and swimming pool. Pets are also permitted.
Of course, these are only some of the many great Columbus neighborhoods and apartments available for young professionals. For even more information, check out Rentable’s Columbus Neighborhood Guide.
Now that you know where to look for a place, where can you meet some people and make connections? There are many fantastic groups in the Columbus area that help young professionals connect on both a personal and business level. Columbus Young Professionals Club (CYP Club) is a registered member group for young professionals in the Columbus area. They host over 150 networking events a year, making it a fantastic choice for newcomers to the area. Both free and premium members ship available. The Young Professionals of Columbus serve a similar function. Though there is a $30 membership fee to join the group, they host many annual events in the area and come with a few perks. Some businesses in Columbus even offer discounts to members, so the membership fee pays for itself quickly.
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