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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.

Easton Ranked #1 Retail Experience in the Country

Susan Post Susan Post Easton Ranked #1 Retail Experience in the Country

Columbus is home to the #1 Retail Center Experience in America for 2021, according to Chain Store Age magazine. Easton Town Center is tops when it comes to shopping. It’s the second time Easton has nabbed the #1 spot, also receiving the accolade in 2019. “The guest experience has always been a top priority at […]

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Columbus Has Fastest Selling Housing Market in the US, According to Zillow

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Has Fastest Selling Housing Market in the US, According to Zillow

See a house for sale that you like? It’s already gone. This fast-paced reality has become the norm for most home buyers in the United States in 2021, but Columbus residents are feeling the rush more than anywhere else. According to data gathered and analyzed by Zillow, homes for sale in the Columbus market are moving […]

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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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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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