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A+ Northwest Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Northwest Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Ohio
946% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Northwest cost of living
C Northwest Crime Total crime is 6% higher than Ohio
Total crime
2,8684% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 354% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-0%Year over year crime is down
Northwest crime
B- Northwest Employment Household income is 41% higher than Ohio
Median household income
$71,35229% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,42719% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%45% lower than the US average
Northwest employment
C+ Northwest Housing Home value is 34% higher than Ohio
Median home value
$176,6634% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$84411% lower than the US average
Home ownership
52%18% lower than the US average
Northwest real estate or Northwest rentals
A+ Northwest Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Ohio
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
79%61% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Columbus K-12 schools or Columbus colleges

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Compare Columbus, OH Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Columbus, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Clintonville, Columbus874.530,675
Northwest, Columbus84079,502
Downtown, Columbus839.68,760
Harrison West, Columbus838.21,347
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Far North, Columbus834.833,986
Worthington, Columbus822.914,074
West Columbus Interim, Columbus828.453,633
Bexley, Columbus8011.413,485

Best Cities Near Columbus, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Grandview Heights, OH928.27,191
Minerva Park, OH926.61,299
Hilliard, OH915.833,108
Worthington, OH902.614,155
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westerville, OH898.538,089
Gahanna, OH8910.834,373
Bexley, OH8811.513,534
Pickerington, OH8821.119,379
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Experience Upper Arlington

I lived in northwest Columbus, Ohio for 2 years in my early twenties. More specifically Upper Arlington, which is just a stone's throw away from The Ohio State University. There are a few different neighborhoods in the northwest region of Columbus, and in my opinion Upper Arlington is the best. It is the perfect blend of an affluent, suburban neighborhood and the electricity of a thriving entertainment district. It lies in the northwest area of Columbus but it's in the heart of the city. UA is a great place to raise a family but also a great place for young singles.

Overall UA is a very safe place to live. It's considered affluent and I personally never experienced any semblance of crime, nor did I ever feel unsafe. You can routinely find quiet tree lined streets with large homes even though you're right across from the hustle and bustle of High Street, Lane Avenue, and The Ohio State campus. The most popular shopping center is The Shops On Lane Avenue, which is host to a plethora of shopping options and restaurants. The layout and atmosphere is inviting, family friendly, and clean. It's an outdoor shopping area with an excellent vibe as you walk past the shops.

UA might be most popular across Ohio for it's high school, Upper Arlington High School. UAHS has won a record 41 state championships in various team sports and received several national awards for excellence in learning. Jack Nicklaus is an alum and the school bears his nickname "The Golden Bears." If you're relocating to UA, remember that it sits directly next door to OSU and there is a heavy Buckeye influence on everything in the area.

My overall rating is a 10 because when you combine everything a neighborhood is supposed to be, you won't find any better than Upper Arlington. The only reason some categories don't get a 10 is because those areas of interest are abundant on OSU campus, which isn't technically considered part of Upper Arlington. However, campus is barely one mile away.
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Source: The Northwest, Columbus, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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