Although I can't answer specifically about the North Linden area, Columbus as a whole barely got ANY snow this past winter! But that is extremely rare. We usually get our big snows in Feb and March it seems. Here is a good site to research weather trends and averages: http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/43210... more
If you are concerned about safety, your best source of information is the local police department, therefore contact/visit with all your questions; if unfamiliar with the area, do visit more than once and at differernt times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.