One of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., census estimates show Columbus’s population surpassing those of Cleveland, Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Ohio’s capital now ranks as the 14th-largest city in the country, second only to Chicago in the Midwest. With population growth and a robust economy, Columbus has blossomed in the past decade, with new attractions and destinations springing up around the city. The Arena District has become a sports and entertainment destination. Growing interest in city living has revitalized downtown with new and reclaimed residential growth. And a major restoration of the banks of the Scioto River has brought new park land, bike trails, entertainment, and a sense of vibrancy to the downtown riverfront. Columbus has always been a friendly city. But recent growth and a new infusion of energy make it a city to be reckoned withand one filled with unexpected beauty. Welcome to the city of Columbus!
About the Author
A Columbus-area resident for more than 20 years and a lifelong Buckeye, Robin Smith is a graphic designer, writer, historian, and librarian. As a graphic designer, she has created books, educational materials, and Ohio travel and tourism publications. She has published two collections of Central Ohio ghost stories and collaborated with Randall Lee Schieber on their book Ohio Then and Now. She is currently the research director at Columbus Business First newspaper