Best Cheap Eats in Columbus of 2016: Condado

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Ever since we started polling our readers about their favorite place for an affordable bite to eat back in 2010, they’ve always answered the call with Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace. This year, we have a new winner in the category as Condado has taken top billing with their three dollar tacos as the best […]


Columbus Ranked #3 Best City for Renters

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While rental rates are certainly on the rise in Columbus, the city still remains a more affordable place for apartment-dwellers when compared to the more expensive rates all across the country. According to a new list from, Columbus is ranked as the #3 city for renters in the United States, moving up from fifth […]


Columbus is #5 Best City for Renters

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus is #5 Best City for Renters published a brand new list of the best and worst cities for renters last week, and once again, Columbus scored well in the rankings in 5th place for best. The study was based on four factors including average rent during the last quarter of 2014, vacancy rates, percentage of income spent on rent, and year-over-year […]


Columbus Ranked as 10th for Cities Where Paychecks Stretch Furthest

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Here’s something I bet you’ve heard before: Columbus is an affordable place to live. Joel Kotkin at New Geography reasserted this mantra once again with a new listing of cities where “paychecks stretch the furthest”. Their research takes a look at average annual wages of major US cities, and then adjusts for cost of living. […]

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Columbus 7th Best “Bargain” City Says Forbes

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Another day, another list. Forbes just released their top “Bargain Cities” rankings, and Columbus clocked in at #7 behind rival cities such as Indianapolis and Austin, but ahead of Nashville and Denver. Forbes describes these as cities as places where you can “get the most for your money”. On their measurability index, Columbus scored well […]


Wanted in The Hilltop: Creative, Young Professionals

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Could the Hilltop be hip? Yes, and that’s the image it needs to project to spur an economic turnaround, says Cleve Ricksecker, a veteran of urban revitalization efforts in Columbus. Ricksecker will share his thoughts on the Hilltop’s potential in a talk Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center, […]


Construction Continues On Downtown Apartments

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From NBC4: Construction Continues On Downtown Apartments, Condos By Denise Yost Central Ohioans have seen a steady decline in housing prices over the past two years. But that isn’t deterring the developer of the River South Condominium and rental project in downtown Columbus from progressing, NBC 4‘s Patrick Preston reported. The continuing construction of the […]


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