A Chicago Daily Herald reporter recently visited nearby Columbus- and gave the growing metropolis a rave review.
The reporter touted Columbus' youthful vibe - according to the article millennials make up 25% of the population. It also cited the city's burgeoning art scene, international fashion headquarters, reasonable cost-of-living, and a growing foodie culture as reasons to visit and stay in the Ohio capital.
The article goes on to note:
"Columbus ranked highest in the Midwest for visitors satisfaction in a 2016 J.D. Power study and in 2015 TIME magazine ranked Columbus third on its list of "Best Cities for Millennials," who make up about 26 percent of its population. The Ohio State University adds to the youthful buzz giving Columbus one of the highest per capita student populations in the U.S. And plenty of those students stay after graduation to take advantage of job opportunities and an affordable cost of living. They're hooked on the city's friendly, low-key lifestyle that earns Columbus its reputation as "Biggest Small Town in America," though its population tops 800,000.
"Visitors find plenty of ways to soak up the city's new energy. In the evening, head to the Arena District, arenadistrict.com/, built around downtown's Nationwide Arena where the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets play. You'll be awash in a young crowd frequenting its bars and pubs."