Thanks for your question regarding safe areas. We get that a lot. I hope you do make it to Columbus and welcome! To me it's the best in the mid-west. Check out this web site may help answer your question: city-data.com. You can also call or visit the local law enforcement in the area and ask for crime statsitics. In fact I think if you just google " crime statistice" you can get to free sites that will give you that information.
Again , if you do decide to come here to work, welcome to Columbus. I hope this has helped you.
There are some beautiful Victorian houses in Victorian Village which is just south of campus. You could also look at some south of downtown depending on your price range. I could send you some in each area if you would like. Please let me know.
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