Study: Columbus Neighborhoods Still Surprisingly Suburban

Columbus is surprisingly suburban, given that the city is the largest in population in the state of Ohio. Maybe that perception comes from the fact that it’s also the largest in size in the state?

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July 19, 2015, 1:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


"According to Community Research Partners’ latest study, 54 percent of Columbus is considered suburban, based on criteria established for ZIP codes by the real-estate website Trulia," reports Mark Ferenchik. For comparison's sake, on the same scale, Chicago is 100 percent urban and Nashville is 82 percent suburban.

After noting that Columbus's large footprint allows for subdivisions with larger lot sizes, the article goes on to discuss whether the future of Columbus is likely to be so suburban.

"The question going forward is how much the Columbus map will change in the next 20 to 30 years as urban neighborhoods are developed and the philosophy of how cities and suburbs should grow evolves," according to Ferenchik. 

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