Central Ohio embodies all of what is best about the state of Ohio—a mix of tidy farming communities, upscale urban areas, and a thriving cultural and political center in the capital city of Columbus. Located in the heart of the state, Columbus is the largest city in Ohio and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a population of 850,106. It is home to Ohio's lawmakers and history records, along with an exceptional array of art galleries and museums. In 2012, Columbus was ranked in BusinessWeek's 50 best cities in America and in 2013, Forbes gave Columbus an "A" rating as one of the top cities for business in the U.S.
Columbus hosts two major league professional sports teams. The Columbus Blue Jackets which play at Nationwide Arena and Columbus Crew SC which play at Mapfre Stadium, the first soccer-specific stadium built in the United States.
Central Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University, one of the nation's largest public universities, including the Ohio State University College of Medicine.
FUN FACT: Columbus ranks in the top five U.S. cities for craft beer production.