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Cut Down on Your Commute in a Commuter-Friendly Columbus Suburb

If you’re thinking of making “find a new job” your 2017 New Year’s Resolution, you might be interested in learning which top Columbus suburbs also have the best commutes. That way you can live in a great small town or city while enjoying all the perks of life near a top employment hub.

Grandview Heights

Located just northwest of downtown Columbus at the intersection of Interstates 70 and 71 along the banks of the Scioto River, Grandview Heights enjoys a low average commute time of just 17 minutes, as well as a low unemployment rate. It offers a wide variety of diverse homes and townhomes, as well as easy access to amenities and plenty of community events. And best of all, Downtown Columbus is just minutes away.


Located just east of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus, Bexley is another bustling suburb with a charming small-town feel and an average commute time of only 17 minutes. It offers a wide variety of activities, such as shopping and dining in its quaint downtown or exploring nearby parks along Alum Creek.

Upper Arlington

Upper Arlington is a larger suburb located northwest of Grandview Heights between the Scioto River and The Ohio State University. Its average commute time falls at just 19 minutes, and some of its other claims to fame include lots of amenities, beautiful riverside parks, top-notch golf courses, and a wide variety of diverse living options.


Located north of Columbus between the I-270 and I-71, Westerville has a low average commute time of just 20 minutes and is much-loved by residents for its charming small-town feel filled with amenities, events, and outstanding parks and natural areas. Shopping and dining is convenient—including both Polaris Fashion Place and Easton Town Center—as is amazing boating, swimming, and recreation at the Hoover Dam.

New Albany

New Albany is situated northeast of Columbus along Route 62 and enjoys a low commute time of 21 minutes. It is consistently ranked among the best suburbs not only in Columbus, but also in the US for its blend of outstanding recreational and parks programs and facilities (like Plain Township Aquatic Center), its many easily-accessible amenities, and its beautiful countryside homes.


Located just north of Columbus and south of Interstate 270, Worthington offers a low average commute time of just 21 minutes. Miles of beautiful parks along the Olentangy River offer outstanding outdoor recreation alongside Worthington’s many convenient amenities, like The Shops at Worthington Place, or easy access to Polaris Fashion Place.


Tucked between Columbus and New Albany along Interstate 270, Gahanna’s average commute time is just 21 minutes. It’s an ideal location for nature-lovers who want to be close to the city, as plenty of large parks and nature preserves offer plenty of ways to get outside. Also within easy reach is the Columbus International Airport, for those who regularly travel for business or pleasure.


Located along Interstate 270 northwest of Columbus, Dublin is a thriving and diverse city perfect for those who want to be close to Columbus—but also want to live in a trendy, up-and-coming town with so many of its own businesses, amenities, attractions, and amazing events that a commute into the city just might not be necessary.

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