I moved from Columbus to the suburb city of Hilliard a few years back and absolutely love it. It offers a perfect mixture of keeping a busy lifestyle against a small city backdrop. I'm the kind of person that loves a strong coffee and a fresh bagel in the morning, and there are plenty of cafes in Hilliard that can step up to the plate.
Whether it's going to the park, shopping, or trying out a new restaurant, there's always something to do in Hilliard. The folks here are very friendly and pride themselves on taking great care of the city. It's expensive to buy a home here, but totally worth it. The crime rate is very slow and you'll definitely feel safe in Hilliard.
There are a lot of job opportunities for young professionals and entrepreneurs here, and the pay is great. The Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park, one of many parks, is the best area in the city and my go-to place for a relaxing afternoon.