Hey there! I'm new to the C-bus board. I grew up east of Columbus, and never really had the opportunity to explore the city while I was living with my parents. After college, DH and I moved to TX, and now we've moved back. We're living in the Columbus/Gahanna area now and renting.
I think we're curious about buying a home soon, and with the extension of the new buyer's credit until April 30, 2010, I want to look around a bit. I'd like to be putting my money into a mortgage...not rent. We like where we are: good access to major highways, a good amount of trees (a big one for me), 15 minutes from downtown...but I wonder about which neighborhoods you like?
I'm concerned about safety (because like *every* city, Columbus has its pockets), good schools (because once we buy, we probably wouldn't sell for awhile and kids are in our future), access to a park or a good amount of green space, not too busy or loud...
I don't mind if its inside the outer belt or outside, just looking for your opinions about where I could be looking on real estate webpages.