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Columbus regularly receives recognition from a wide variety of list-making publications. We write about some of the most noteworthy lists, below.

Columbus Ranks 8th Worst Large City For Minority Homeownership Rates

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranks 8th Worst Large City For Minority Homeownership Rates

A new study on home equity ranked the largest US cities by minority homeownership rates, and Columbus placed toward the bottom of the list. With a minority homeownership rate of just 32.3 percent, Columbus scored 8th worst on that list. “Despite some improvement, low rates of homeownership among minority households is both a result of and […]

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Columbus Ranked 6th Most Sleep Deprived Large City in US

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranked 6th Most Sleep Deprived Large City in US

If you’re reading this article through blurry eyes, you’re not alone. Columbus was recently ranked one of the most sleep deprived cities in the United States by a study from RetailMeNot. The study looked at data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in which adults reported getting less than seven hours of sleep per […]

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Columbus Ranked #1 Real Estate Market in US

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranked #1 Real Estate Market in US

According to a new report from Realtor.com, Columbus has claimed the number one spot on their list of “hottest real estate markets” in the United States. The Columbus Metro Area ranked 9th place in February’s report, jumping eight spots in March, displacing larger and more expensive metros like Boston and San Francisco. “Columbus is superaffordable, […]

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The List: The Top 20 Hottest Real Estate Neighborhoods in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: The Top 20 Hottest Real Estate Neighborhoods in Columbus

While the Columbus region has recently ranked as the #2 housing market in the entire country, we all know that real estate is all about location, location, location. That means that some parts of town are certainly “hotter” than others when it comes to houses selling more quickly and often for above their asking price. […]

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Columbus Falls Six Places in Latest ParkScore Index

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Falls Six Places in Latest ParkScore Index

Columbus ranked 62nd on The Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore Index for 2018, falling from 56th place in 2017’s ranking of park systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities. ParkScore rankings are based on four factors: park access, which measures the percentage of city residents within a 10-minute walk from a park; park acreage, which […]

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Columbus Ranked #1 City for College Grads, According to New Study

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Ranked #1 City for College Grads, According to New Study

Columbus has been ranked yet again as one of the best cities for new college graduates. Personal finance tech company SmartAsset has pulled data from the Census Bureau to rank the top 10 cities in the country, with Columbus in the number one slot. SmartAsset looked at data related to jobs, affordability and entertainment. Metrics included […]

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Old North (and South Clintonville) Named Hottest Hipster Neighborhoods in US

Walker Evans Walker Evans Old North (and South Clintonville) Named Hottest Hipster Neighborhoods in US

If you’re looking for a combination of hip local businesses to frequent and an active real estate market, then you could do no better than the Old North neighborhood right here in Columbus. According to a joint report by Yelp and Realtor.com, the 43202 zip code — which technically includes both the south end of […]

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