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Columbus is 9th most affordable place to live

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Forbes magazine recently listed Columbus, Ohio has the country’s 9th most affordable city (another Ohio city Cincinnati was #3) to live in according to a recent study by Forbes.com that looked at metrics such as low cost of living, housing affordability, as well as positive aspects of a city such as job creation, culture and area business growth.

The entry for Columbus reads: Home to Ohio State, the biggest university in the country, Columbus offers residents access to the top-notch facilities that come with such a huge institution. The city scores well in health care, based on access to the Ohio State University Medical Center, especially the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, which are top national centers. Cost of living is just below the national average, and 76.4% of homes sold last quarter were available to the median-income earner, making it the seventh most affordable real estate market of the 50 we measured.

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