I was walking to Barcelona to meet a friend for a cocktail on Sunday when I heard a car slowing behind me. Nice couple, late 20s, kid in the back seat. Their windows were rolled down and the daddy/driver was leaning toward me ready to ask a question.
I almost started giving directions to Schmidts before their wheels even stopped rolling (since THAT is the usual question), but this was something a little stickier:
Where should we live in Columbus?
Ok, here's the situation:
- Husband is college bound (deciding between Columbus and Ann Arbor)
- They have a young child (you'll have to forgive me for not noting the gender or age - this is still ME, remember?)
- They want to be near to campus and feel safe
- And, they have an urban/neighborhoody ethic
Off the cuff, I recommended Short North and its surrounding neighbors or Grandview. But, I also gave them my number to follow up. So, what do you think, Columbus? What's the ideal neighborhood for this growing, brainy family?