We’re committed to making newcomers feel welcome.


1,300 students speak 54 unique languages in our public schools.


Our community is a leader in human rights and educating the public.

Here in Columbus, Indiana, we’ve been challenging ourselves to be the best community of our size for decades.  We’re adding young people at one of the fastest rates in the country, and they’re not just coming from the American Midwest.  They’re moving from all over the country and around the globe.

Maybe a diverse, welcoming, surprising community in the hear of Indiana is just what you’re looking for.  Where you can make a difference. Make friends. Make a life.

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Sixth in the Nation for Architecture

That’s right. We rank high in architecturally significant spaces – along with New York, Chicago, and Boston.

Home of seven National Historic Landmarks

  • Miller House and Garden

  • First Baptist Church

  • McDowell Education Center

  • 333 Second Street Building

  • North Christian Church

  • First Christian Church

  • Irwin Conference Center

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Photo courtesy Columbus Indiana Visitors Center

Public Art and Music

Our community features a wide variety of public art and sculptures, and music from two philharmonic orchestras.

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Your Housing Dollar
Goes Farther Here

Housing available at 5 – 11% below the U.S. average.

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Green Spaces

Wide open opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors

Miles of Trails
Acres of Parks
Holes of Golf
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Photo courtesy Columbus Indiana Visitors Center

Quality Healthcare – Close to Home

American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize

Modern Healthcare’s 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare

Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals

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For working parents, quality childcare is available from a variety of facilities, from newborn to preschool.

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Enjoy all four seasons in central Indiana.





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