Columbus Among Best Cities for Students

by Maureen McCabe on April 6, 2009

College students… on a list from the  Columbus Chamber  News Archive -   Columbus Named Among the Best US Cities, Towns For College Students Columbus made the list for mid size cities.

The article starts out about an Ohio Wesleyan Student Dan Sharpe says:

“The Columbus, Ohio, area, where Sharpe attended college, serves as a headquarters location for internship-rich companies such as Nationwide Insurance, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF), Limited Brands Inc. (LTD) and Bob Evans Farms Inc. (BOBE), and two-bedroom apartments can be had for under $700 a month.”

The list comes from an index which compares 290 cities and college towns:.

  • Cost of living
  • Job opportunities
  • Earning potential
  • Student diversity
  • Availability of cultural and leisure activities

and more… the article says the index published by the American Institute for Economic Research uses12 criteria to come up with the best 75 cities and towns out of the 290 for college students.

Buying kiddie condos (or houses) is  mentioned in the article written by Marla Brill a freelancer.   Columbus has a lot more reasonable housing costs than many cities on the list which is broken out by size, Major Cities, Mid-Size cities, Small Cities,  Columbus has more reasonable housing prices than some places on the small city list (Madison and Milwaukee Wisconsin  and Ann Arbor have a higher average home price I believe.)   The article mentions  a depressed area “like Cleveland”  as a good area to buy with off campus housing being so reasonable in comparison to on campus prices.  I don’t see Cleveland on the lists though.

I am not involved with rentals, leasing or property management.

College towns large or small have lots of great attributes too.

Thanks to Real Living HER for the heads up on the chamber article.  Real Living HER tweets as @RealLivingHER

I am @MoInColumbusOH on Twitter.

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