Columbus New Homes Directory
The Columbus New Homes Directory is designed to be the most simple, easy to use real estate resource on the web, for finding new homes for sale, new home builders, and new home communities in Columbus, Ohio. You may search for new homes and new condos in Columbus by price, location, builders, and by master planned communities.
Columbus is located in Franklin County and is the county seat. Two important rivers flow through the city--the Olentangy River and the Scioto River.
The first settlers in the Columbus region settled on the west side of the Scioto in 1797 and named their town Franklinton. In 1821, the land directly opposite the town, on the east bank of the river, was selected as the site of the state capital. In the same year, the state legislature adopted the name Columbus for the city, after Christopher Columbus. In 1834, Columbus received a city charter and in 1871 annexed the greater part of Franklinton.
Columbus' top three employers are the retail trade industry; finance, insurance and real estate; and professional education services. It is also the home of Ohio State University.
Outdoor recreation can be found at Buckeye State Park and Buckeye Lake about 20 miles east and Hoover Reservoir and Alum Creek Lake just north of town. Golfers have 4 public 18-hole and 2 9-hole courses to choose from.