Nothing identifies the Columbus Metro area quite like its passion for sports, the pride of the city being the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. Certainly in the Columbus Metro area there is never a shortage of goings-on. Other sports are catered for slightly more out of town. Being a stop on the PGA tour, golf lovers should be sure to stop by the Dublin area, while keen sailing and boat enthusiasts can make the most of rivers and lakes nearby. When not cheering on their sports team, locals head to the Short North Arts District where they are spoiled by a lively variety of bars, clubs, museums, shops, and parks. Other days out might be a trip to COSI (Center of Science and Industry), the Museum of Art, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, or the Scioto Mile riverfront park, all popular family attractions.
The culture of this area is wholly supported by its many educational facilities, most notably The Ohio State University. Close ties with respected education providers draws a youthful vibe to the area and suits families seeking top tutoring. The presence of these colleges and universities provides many events, sporting venues and increases the artistic offering making an area that will keep everyone busy regardless of age or interest. Residents desiring a family-friendly environment may be drawn by the Gahanna area which offers beautiful outdoor spaces such as Creekside Park with its waterfalls, local events and places of historical interest. The Grove City area is also a great location where you can get up close and personal with nature and without being too far removed from city life.