Housing Survey Results

  • According to a recent survey of Capital Law students…

    Cost of Rent
    Average $635
    Highest $1,400
    Lowest $350
     

    Roommates
    48% do not have a roommate
    37% have 1 roommate
    15% have 2 or more roommates

    Top Neighborhoods 

    Downtown
     

    Appealing aspects: Close proximity to Law School, ease of access to highways and neighboring communities, and lack of traffic.
    Commute: 5-10 minute walk to Law School
     

    German Village
     

    Appealing aspects: Proximity to Law School, quiet, rich historic culture, and lots of great restaurants. 
    Commute: Less than 10 minute drive to Law School  

    Short North 

    Appealing aspects: Lively, numerous social and cultural activities, close to restaurants and bars.
    Commute: 10- 15 minute drive to Law School

    Victorian Village
     

    Appealing aspects: Great energy, evening activities, diverse community, proximity to Short North and Law School.
    Commute: Lack of parking and high cost of rent.

    Westerville 

    Appealing aspects: Small town feel, lively, great restaurants, access to parks and recreation.
    Commute: 15-25 minute drive to Law School

    Grandview 

    Appealing aspects: Proximity to downtown/Law School, lots of young professionals, mixture of urban and suburban culture, safe.
    Cons: 15 minute drive to Law School

    Upper Arlington 

    Appealing aspects: Quite and safe, great restaurants.
    Cons: 15-20 minute drive to Law School

    Hilliard  

    Appealing aspects: Clean, safe, affordable cost of housing, great restaurants, access to parks and recreation.
    Cons: 20 minute drive to Law School
     

    Top 3 Apartment Communities:  

    Seneca
     
    Most Common Utilities included with Rent 
    Water
    Gas

    Most Common Apartment Amenities: 
    Washer/Dryer or Washer/Dryer hook-up
    Off Street Parking
    Pool
    Covered/Garage Parking
    On-site Fitness Facility

    Distance of Commute
    44% commute less than 5 miles
    28% commute 5-10 miles
    16% commute 10-15 miles
    6%   commute 5-20 miles
    6%   commute more than 20 miles
     
      
    Best Housing Search Advice 
     
    • You don't need to live anywhere fancy.  You will spend most of your time at school, not in your apartment. Save money on gas and rent by living close to the Law School.
    • Conduct a broad search for housing and when you find a place that you like, act quickly because rentals do not stay available very long.
    • Investigate the crime rates in the areas that interest you, it might make a difference in where you ultimately decide to live.
    • Pick an area of town where you feel safe and make sure that you are surrounded by quiet and respectful neighbors.
    • Test your potential commute before you commit to an apartment. Live like a student as long as you can.  Do not rent an apartment outside of your means or stretch your means just to have a nicer apartment.
    • Columbus has great communities- each with a unique personality.  Spend time exploring the city and find the neighborhood that best fits your personality. In doing so, everything in your hectic life will fall into place.