Housing in Columbus Indiana

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Real Estate Agent with Prudential Indiana Realty

Columbus Indiana has a Diverse Assortment of Housing Alternatives:

The Urban Columbus areas contain many varieties of style, age, cost and surroundings as alternative choices for a place to live.  The current vacancy rate which changes constantly, are 3 - 5% for single family homes, and 4 - 5% for apartments. Columbus has many downtown apartments available in former single family homes. There are approximately 20 apartment complexes across the city, with 1,854 total units.  Columbus may be historical but it is a 20th Century city with seven condominium developments.

There are more than 25 rural subdivisions within 6 miles of Columbus. Some of these country subdivisions are served by city water and have sewage treatment plants. There are some horse privledges and facilities available at a few. Some Columbus employees choose to live outside the city limits so they can take advantage of an even broader range of housing, and some just want a little more of country life benefits. As you drive around Columbus you will see many countryside villages within 15 miles of Columbus.  And there are 13 towns with population ranging from 250 - 5,000.

Columbus has a strong agricultural tradition, and there are hundreds of farms within 20 miles. Some of these farms range from hobby farms of 10 acres or less, small farms of 50 to 300 acres, and larger farms from 300 to 2,500 acres. Bartholomew County and Columbus has a large selection of small farms or ranches. Farm owner investments range in size and investment of $1,500 to $3,000 per acre cultivated.

Columbus is a historical city, with many older homes ranging from 30 to 100 years old. Several of these homes and areas have undergone restoration and neighborhood improvements. Our downtown has maintained its aesthetic appeal because of improvements, and ever changing and updating. There are major projects either under construction or planned, including the Indigo Hotel which recently opened its doors to travellers.

Columbus has a number of man made lakes, ponds and natural lakes within the city and just on the outskirts of town, and within 10 miles of Columbus. Fifteen of these lakes are the focal point of housing developments. They enhance the natural beauty, add scenic views, create water-sports havens, and are easily accessible.

Columbus cares about its residents, and provides Public Housing and Section 8 accommodations.  The Housing Authority of the City of Columbus serves the community and areas within 5 miles. They own and operate three low budget - low rent housing projects. One, specifically for the elderly and disabled. Two other facilities are for low income families. The Columbus Housing Authority has 45 homes diversely spread across the city and throughout the community, to provide housing for families requiring two or three bedroom accommodation. They also provide rental assistance through the Section 8 Voucher program.  There are approximately 700 units involved with both programs.

For residents living in Columbus, there is something for everyone.  For people looking to relocate the same applies. If you would like additional information about Columbus I would be happy to send you a Newcomers package, filled with all kinds of good information that you will find valuable.

Martin Dorgan
Coldwell Banker
South Central Realty
1015 Third Street
Columbus Indiana, 47201
Office: 812-378-3331 ext.122
Cell:   812-603-1368
Website:Http://www.columbusareahomesforsale.com
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Thank you for taking the time to share all this great information!  What an informative post for Localism!
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Jim Crawford, you are very welcome, it was a pleasure.  One thing I have definitely learned here on AR, is to become the local expert. Thats my goal, and I'm already seeing positive feedback because of my efforts. Thanks for leaving the comment.
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hello i am looking for subsidized housing in the columbbus area all help would be appreciated. thank you

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March 29, 2008 09:25 AM
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hello i am looking for subsidized housing in the columbbus area all help would be appreciated. thank you

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Sheryl;

If you search through the Columbus City website, I believe there is a location through their site that can be more helpfull. Or you could try through the Visitors Center website, there may also be help available through their site.

Give me a couple days and I will search around a little more, to see what I can come up with regarding subsidized housing. 

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