Best Columbus Neighborhoods to Buy a Home

Columbus, Ohio is the capital of the state with a population of 2,023,695. Known for college football, there are plenty of things to do other than going to an Ohio State Buckeyes game. The city is packed with restaurants, shopping, bars, art galleries, concert venues, museums, parks and more. Columbus has a low cost of living compared to other large cities. All of these qualities have earned Columbus the #51 spot in the Best Places to Live analysis by U.S. news.

Using, you can easily pinpoint the specific neighborhoods that are most desirable to you based on schools, area type, cost of living, things to do and more. has their own ranking system when it comes to best neighborhoods to buy a house in. Here are some of the top neighborhoods in Columbus.

1ST PLACE – Northland

In 1st place is Northland. They have a B+ grade for public schools, an A for housing and an A+ overall niche grade. The median home value is $243,744 and the median rent is $921. The area has a suburban feel and is home to Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park. Browse homes in Northland by clicking here.

2ND PLACE – Far North

Far North comes in 2nd place for Best Places to Buy a House in Columbus. Many families live in the area and there are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and parks. The schools, housing and overall niche grades are straight A’s! The median home value is $186,456 which is very comparable to the national average of $184,700. Check out what’s for sale in Far North by clicking here.

3RD PLACE – Powell

The 3rd ranked Best Place to Buy a House in Columbus is Powell, a suburb of Columbus. The median home value is on the higher side at $359,400. Powell earns an A+ overall niche grade. The top schools serving Powell all rank as A+. Learn more about Powell and browse homes for sale by following this link.

4TH PLACE – Northwest Columbus

Another north side neighborhood made the list. Northwest Columbus ranks as 4th in Best Place to Buy a House in Columbus according to The median home value is $193,525. Current homes for sale in Northwest Columbus can be found here.

5th PLACE – Bexley

Bexley, a suburb of Columbus takes 5th on Niche’s Best Places to Buy a House in Columbus list. The median home value is $328,300. There are plenty of parks and coffee shops in this area. Just like the other top 5 places to buy a house in Columbus, the public schools in Bexley are highly rated. Read more about Bexley and look at houses for sale here.

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