Welcome to Columbus!

As the nation’s 15th largest city, Columbus has a big-city vibe served up with Midwestern friendliness. We are home to Fortune 500 companies, world-class research institutes, top-ranked hospitals and the state’s capitol.

Named the 2015 "Intelligent Community of the Year" by the Intellgent Community Forum, called a "Midwestern style capital" by the New York Times and one of the top ten "Best Place to Live" by Money Magazine, Columbus is second only to Boston for number of college students; nearly half the population falls within the 18-44 age group. Gallup rates Columbus the No. 2 metropolitan area for jobs, and we enjoy the second-highest employment rate in the country for young adults.

There is something for everyone: great parks, hiking and biking trails; diverse neighborhoods with their own unique feel and style; multiple dynamic arts districts and venues — music, theatre, opera, dance. Haute cuisine to food trucks, eating out in Columbus is a major sport. Real sports fans can cheer the Blue Jackets, the Columbus Clippers and of course, our own Buckeyes.