I live just outside of Columbus. I don't suggest moving actually into Columbus. It is very busy with the airport, OSU, theaters, COSI, the Blue Jackets (Hockey), the Clippers (baseball) and everything else downtown. I moved here from a small town and love it!! Being in the suburbs puts you close to many activities but far enough away to avoid the major conjestions of the city. Some of the better school districts are Dublin, Powell, New Albany, Pickerington, but you'll pay higher living costs in these areas. If you have children though, it's worth it for their education. Some other areas are Reynoldsburg, , Lancaster, Pataskala, Grove City, Canal Winchester. There are many daycare centers Rainbow Station is the only on I can think of off the top of my head. The YMCA also offers child care and I know they have a scholarship program for families with lower income. There are jobs everywhere, but it may take a little bit to find something in your field. You can always find something in the meantime. There are retail stores adn malls everywhere, along with many distribution centers (GAP, Limited, Too Inc, Victoria's Secret, Eddie Bauer, etc.). As I said, I love living here, there are so many opportunities for my daughter here that there wouldn't be in a smaller town. But the suburbs are the way to go. I read the previous replies, outerbelt Route 270 runs all the way around Columbus, it makes for easier commute to wherever, but I would suggest living outside of the outerbelt, versus inside. Check out the foolowing link for apartments; http://www.forrent.com/
. I think it'll also give you a link to check out he school systems. Good Luck and I do hope you're ready to be a Buckeye Fan, it comes with teh territory.