Welcome to Columbus.
For more than three decades, Columbus Monthly’s annual CityGuide has chronicled the city’s development. With a metropolitan population of nearly 1.8 million, Ohio’s capital city has much to offer, including the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus Museum of Art, Wexner Center for the Arts, Franklin Park Conservatory, Ohio Statehouse, Ohio State University, Easton, Polaris, German Village, Arena District, Short North Arts District and an extensive parks system.
Residents as well as visitors enjoy a busy calendar of year-round entertainment, from a symphony orchestra and ballet troupe to games by Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew, the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, the Triple-A National Champion Columbus Clippers and the beloved OSU Buckeyes. Those who live in Columbus appreciate its many fine neighborhoods, friendly merchants, good services, easy access to the rest of the country and relatively low cost of living. With its Midwestern charm and easygoing style, Columbus is a fine place to raise a family or pay a visit.
There are some new attractions set to appear on the local landscape in 2011. Columbus Commons, a nine-acre park in the heart of the city, and Scioto Mile, a riverside promenade linking downtown parks and offering an interactive fountain, cafe and casual gathering spots, make their debuts this summer. And there’s a full slate of activities planned in 2012 in celebration of the city’s bicentennial.
CityGuide offers a wealth of information to newcomers, visitors and longtime residents about Central Ohio. Columbus Monthly handles bulk sales of CityGuide on behalf of the Columbus Chamber. Discounted prices are available to chamber members, many of whom use CityGuide to recruit employees and introduce customers to the area. Single copies are available on area newsstands or through Columbus Monthly. For information about bulk or single copy sales, call (614) 888-4567 or (866) 354-6031, or visit columbusmonthly.com.