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Columbus, OH is the capital of Ohio and the most populous city in the state! If you are on this page you are most likely looking for Columbus homes for sale because you are moving to the city or already live here and are looking to upgrade or downsize! Read on to learn more about what makes me the Columbus expert and reach out for questions and if you are interested in seeing Columbus homes for sale in person. I will set you up on a personalized search so you get notified anytime something that matches your criteria comes on the market.
I was born and raised in Columbus, OH-in a suburb called Upper Arlington-and graduated from Upper Arlington High School. Even though I imagined moving “somewhere more exciting” for college, I ended up sticking around and attending OSU where I got my BA in Anthropology and Economics. I am so glad I did! I have rediscovered the city that I once found “so boring” is actually an ever-growing metropolitan area that continues to expand and change every year! There are so many fun things to do in and around Columbus such as attending an Ohio State football game, walking through the Short North during Gallery Hop, visiting COSI for a day of family fun, or grabbing a drink and playing classic arcade games at 16-Bit. I have come to love and appreciate how each Columbus neighborhood and suburb has something unique about it that makes it truly special!
During and after college, my now-husband and I had the opportunity to live on every side of Columbus and learned so much about each area of the city! In 2019, we started our own search for Columbus homes for sale and ended up settling in Reynoldsburg, a suburb just outside the 270 loop. We enjoy being slightly outside the city and love the community we have found here!
Columbus, OH offers everything a prospective homeowner could want and there are so many communities, suburbs, and neighborhoods to choose from depending on your needs and your budget! Columbus homes for sale include historic homes as well as new builds so rest assured Columbus has whatever kind of home you are looking for! As a dedicated Columbus agent, I help all of my buyers from start to finish navigate this crazy market with grace. I communicate extensively with all of my clients so you work hard to take the stress out of the home buying process.
Whatever your needs are, I am confident I have the expertise and experience to guide you through your search for Columbus homes for sale and find you and your family the perfect property. Whether you are looking for suburban living, a townhouse downtown, or are interested in some land, I can help you and your family make the right decision out of the numerous Columbus homes for sale.
As an experienced investor myself, I also help many individuals start their investment journey through Columbus real estate. When it comes to searching for Columbus homes for sale for investment purposes, your search will be considerably different. If you are looking for rehab houses for sale in Columbus Ohio to complete a flip, or want to find a duplex for sale to rent out and acquire passive income, I can help you run your numbers and settle on the right investment property. When it comes to investing it’s important you find an agent who not only works with investors but is an experienced investor themselves. Investors understand your mindset.
In addition, if you are looking to sell a home in Columbus, I have the expertise to list your property for top dollar and bring you, qualified buyers!
Reach out to me below to start your Columbus, OH property search!
Why Work with Me?
When you choose to work with me, you not only get my expertise and guidance but also the help of two other amazing agents. I am a member of a full-service real estate team, The Firm Foundation Co. with Keller Williams Greater Columbus. With over ten years of real estate experience, we have the knowledge and experience to help you navigate the market with confidence and ease. We believe in Honesty, Integrity, Communication, and Balance and we strive to live by these values every day in both our professional and personal lives. We work with a variety of clients from first-time homebuyers, investors, hardship clients, and everyone in between. Whether you are looking to sell your home or buy a new home, We are committed to providing you a skillfully efficient, guided experience. We help you find what’s next.
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Navigating Columbus Ohio
If you are moving to Columbus from out of state it can be overwhelming learning your way around the city. I- 270 is the freeway that loops around Columbus so you will most likely spend quite a bit of time on it. Most of the suburbs lie on the “outside” of the 270 loop. So when you are starting your search for Columbus homes for sale you will want to understand the layout. Starting at the “top” of I-270 or the point that is farthest North is Worthington-a highly desirable suburb with great schools, a plethora of small shops, and plenty of beautiful, well-maintained parks. Worthing mostly lies right inside the 270 loop but does spread just outside it as well. Some great places to visit in Worthington include the Shops at Worthington Place (a boutique mall with shopping, spas, and dining), The Whitney House which offers delicious food with locally sourced ingredients, and of course Graeter’s Ice Cream.
Traveling North-East on I-270 you can get off in Westerville, another beautiful suburb with great schools and home to Otterbein University. Westerville is the place to go for outdoor fun-with five Metro Parks, the Highlands Park Aquatic Center and the Ohio to Erie trail you will be sure to find lots of outdoor activities to keep you occupied! Many of my clients put Westerville at the top of their search when they start looking for Columbus homes for sale. Like Worthington, Westerville also has several small shops such as Pure Roots Boutique, Morgan’s Treasure Custom Jewelry and Captivating Canines so you will have plenty of opportunity to support small businesses!
Continuing clockwise around the 270 loop you get off at 161 to reach New Albany. New Albany is another suburb that is considered the richest town in Ohio. It’s home to excellent schools (ranked in the top 3% of Ohio schools), luxury real estate, and ample walking trails. It’s pedestrian-friendly with quaint shops, several fitness facilities and is a quiet, safe community to raise a family. While in New Albany be sure to check out Blue Agave Mexican Restaurant for some authentic Mexican cuisine, Mellow Mushroom for stone-baked pizzas in a fun, eclectic environment, or Elliot Cooper for a boutique shopping experience.
Traveling South down 270 you will pass Gahanna, another highly desired suburb. One of the most enticing attractions in Gahanna is the Creekside Park which offers visitors waterfall attractions, paddle boats, and beautiful walking trails. Gahanna schools are excellent with test scores significantly above the state average. Gahanna is home to some delicious restaurants including Arepazo Tapas and Wine which offers authentic South American food as well as Barrel and Boar located in the Creekside plaza which serves delicious barbeque.
Continuing your journey around 270 will take you through Blacklick, Reynoldsburg, and Blacklick Estates which are suburbs located on the East and Southeast side of the city. Homes in these areas are usually slightly less expensive than houses in the previously discussed suburbs but still offer good schools and plenty of food and recreation to keep you and your family busy. Reynoldsburg is home to one of the most diverse school districts while Blacklick and Blacklick Estates students typically attend Gahanna, Groveport, Reynoldsburg, Licking Heights, or Columbus public schools. Reynoldsburg was voted the nation’s second-hottest housing market by realtor.com in 2020. Recently, more of my clients have included Reynoldsburg as an area they want to live in when starting their search for Columbus homes for sale. Reynoldsburg is also home to the infamous TomatoFest which is a yearly festival celebrating Reynoldsburg’s history as the birthplace of the modern-day tomato!
At the southernmost point of 270 is Obetz which is considered a village rather than a suburb. The majority of Obetz is located in the Hamilton Local School District although some Obetz residents send their children to Groveport public schools. Obetz is home to the yearly Zucchini Fest-a four day family-friendly festival held in Memorial Park.
Climbing back up 270 you will pass over Grove City-another Columbus suburb. While schools in Grove City are slightly below state-wide averages, Grove City is a safe suburb with lots of community gatherings and a small-town feel. Many of the small businesses that call Grove City home are located in the Grove City Town Center which is the historic part of Grove City.
Past Grove City traveling Northwest you will pass through Galloway, which is considered an unincorporated community. Galloway is a relatively young neighborhood so houses tend to be newer and under 30 years old. Galloway is extremely safe and houses here are much more affordable than most Columbus suburbs. Most Galloway children attend schools in the Hilliard school district which has excellent schools. Galloway is home to the Trap History Museum a unique museum that features exhibits on animal traps that aims to preserve the trapping heritage.
On the west side of 270 lies Hilliard, another Columbus suburb. Hilliard is the last suburb you pass through going West before you hit open farmland so it has a mix of suburban and rural living. Hilliard has 14 elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools to serve the growing population with an overall A- rating. Hilliard has 25 parks to enjoy that range from wooded walking paths to open fields and two public pools.
The last stop on our tour around 270 is Dublin, located Northwest of Downtown Columbus. Dublin is home to the infamous yearly Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf. The North Market Bridge Park is located in Dublin and is an amazing opportunity to visit different local shops and vendors all in one location. Dublin has excellent public schools with an overall A+ rating. Dublin is the suburb I am asked about the most when I start a search for Columbus homes for sale with a new client. Dublin’s Irish heritage is apparent in the shopping, recreation, and restaurants available in the area such as the Dublin Village Tavern, and the yearly Dublin Irish Festival.
Now that we have successfully completed our tour around 270 it’s time to look inside the loop. As mentioned earlier, most Columbus suburbs are located outside the loop with the exception of Upper Arlington, Grandview Heights, and Whitehall.
Upper Arlington is known for great public schools and expensive houses. Because Upper Arlington is landlocked with little room for growth, housing development is rare and in turn, prices are high. The suburb is also able to serve its residents with 5 Elementary Schools, 2 Middle Schools, and 1 High School. Because the area has such high demand, you need an agent that can send you daily updates about Columbus homes for sale in this area as you will need to move fast to snag an Upper Arlington home. Because Upper Arlington is located within the 270 loop, it is a ten-minute drive to downtown Columbus. Upper Arlington hosts the yearly Labor Day Arts Festival which takes place in Northam park for one day. The festival includes artwork for sale by local artists as well as a variety of local vendors.
Grandview Heights is another suburb located directly under Upper Arlington. Even though it is small, Grandview still maintains its own police force, fire department, and public school district. Grandview offers safe neighborhoods, great schools all with a more urban feel as it is just minutes to downtown Columbus. Grandview is packed full of local restaurants and shops such as Stauffs Coffee, Third and Hollywood, and Yats Cajun Carole. Like Upper Arlington, Grandview housing prices are extremely high due to limited supply and high demand.
Whitehall is located on the East side of Columbus and has experienced a significant amount of redevelopment within the past few years. While Whitehall Public Schools are below average with a C- ranking, housing in Whitehall is affordable and the population is extremely diverse. I predict in the next ten years I will get more requests to include Whitehall in my client’s search for Columbus homes for sale.
If suburban living isn’t for you, there are plenty of Columbus homes for sale in urban neighborhoods located within 270 that each offer unique features.
Clintonville is bordered by the Olentangy River, Glen Echo Creek, and the Worthington City Limits. It is just North of Ohio State Campus so many OSU students, as well as young families, call Clintonville home. Houses here are old but tend to be well maintained. Clintonville was actually a finalist in Reader’s Digest America’s Nicest Places to Live in 2020. The Clintonville community is extremely tight-knit and residents are known to be laid back. Some eclectic businesses in Clintonville include Studio 35, a single screen independent theatre, Eat, Purr Love, Central Ohio’s first cat cafe, and Rag-O-Rama a consignment shop known to carry funky pieces. Like some of the more desirable suburbs within 270, Clintonville homes are expensive as you are paying for the community and the centralized location.
Traveling East from the Clintonville neighborhood you will arrive in the Linden area. Like Whitehall, Linden has experienced a tremendous amount of redevelopment in the past few years and is attracting more and more families to the area. Linden has struggled with poverty and crime but many residents have lived in the area for generations and take great pride in their community. While the neighborhood may still be struggling, housing prices are appreciating so many individuals and young couples are buying houses considerably cheaper than other parts of Columbus and plan to build equity over the years. Linden is a diverse community and therefore is home to tons of locally owned international restaurants such as Addis restaurant which offers Ethiopian cuisine, Ena’s Caribbean Kitchen, and Canaley Somali Restaurant.
Franklinton is another Columbus neighborhood that has experienced significant revitalization in the past few years. Located just Southwest of downtown Columbus, Franklinton has gone from a neighborhood known for crime and poverty to a booming art hub. Several art galleries have taken residence in previously abandoned industrial buildings such as Wild Goose Creative, and new breweries and restaurants have popped up throughout the neighborhood such as BrewDog Franklinton. While Franklinton still has a significant crime problem, housing is considerably less expensive and there are always things to do in this neighborhood.
Olde Town East is located directly East of Downtown Columbus and is home to some of the most beautiful historical homes as it is the oldest neighborhood in the city. Olde Town East is a mix of new and old. Like Linden and Franklinton, it too has experienced a significant amount of redevelopment and newer businesses are flocking to the area. However, staples of the community still remain such as Old Town Tavern and Pat and Gracie’s. Olde Town East is a hot spot for investors so houses on the market tend to be renovated and expensive.
The last neighborhood we are going to cover is Merion Village. Merion Village is home to many Columbus staples such as the Franklin Park Conservatory and The Thurman Cafe-which was featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners Drive-Ins and Dives. Similar to Olde Town East, Merion Village has experienced significant development that has led to new bars and restaurants moving to the area such as Mid City Garage, a pub converted from an old auto shop.
While we did not cover every Columbus neighborhood so if you have any questions about German Village, Vassar Village, Italian Village, The Hilltop Area, etc. feel free to reach out! As a Columbus native, I am confident I can give you a comprehensive overview of any and all areas you are interested in and help you find the home that fits your needs! When it comes to your search for Columbus homes for sale I will be there to guide you through every step.