We dove back into Ohio living head first: We bought a house.
We officially moved back to Columbus on July 21. On July 22, we made an offer on the home. The next day, after a couple of counteroffers, it was accepted.
The 1923 house is in the Columbus neighborhood of Clintonville, a few
miles north of both the Ohio State University campus and downtown. An inspection of the house Wednesday went fine. We'll be moving in by the end of the month.
Walkability was a major must-have in our hunt for a home, and our new neighborhood has it in spades.
Our house is a short walk to the neighborhood farmers market, an excellent library, the Park of Roses, a giant playground, the Olentangy River and the nearly 14-mile bike and walking trail that winds along it. Several pleasant restaurants and coffee shops are also within walking distance.
Another bonus: It's about a 15 minute drive to Paul's office. He's not going to know what to do with all of his spare time!
We've spent a lot of time in Clintonville, both before we moved to New York and in visits back home after we moved away. But I know it's nothing like living there. We're excited and anxious to explore the neighborhood as new residents!