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To best answer the question about good neighborhoods we would need you to define what qualifies as a good neighborhood in order to address that question. We all have different needs and desires for what is best for us. As noted below, Realtors in the Columbus Board of Realtors have a large database of info on rentals in our MLS, so most any Realtor could help you find a great rental home or condo for the downsize. My Brokerage has a dedicated rental division whose sole purpose is the rental industry. I would be happy to put you in touch with our specialists that deal in the rental market. Let me know how else I may be of help to you.
There are lots of homes available to rent in Columbus and surrounding areas. It would be helpful to know more information, what is the range of rent you are able to pay? Where do you live now and is your home for sale or are you going to rent it? You state you are not familiar, we as agents can not tell you one neighborhood is better than another. However, once you let us know how much rent you are able to pay, we can send you to those area's which you can afford. You may then go to those neighborhoods on your own and determine which ones appeal to you and your family. I hope this helps. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask.