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Like other parenting stages, the college years can be joyful and frustrating, heart-warming and heart-breaking…often on the same day. It’s important to have someone to talk things over with, which is why we created College Parent Magazine. Read the magazine and join our community on Facebook, Twitter, and our weekly newsletter, the Loop. We’re so glad you’re here!


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When your student heads to college, there’s a whole new community to explore. We help parents find the resources they need. From OSU student housing to OSU off-campus apartments, we will point you to the most student-friendly housing options in Columbus. Along with on- and off-campus housing, your student may need help finding a bank near OSU, or a convenient Columbus healthcare provider. Last but not least, you’re sure to want to visit! Whether you’re looking for a place to stay for move-in, family weekend, graduation or any time in between, we can introduce you to the best hotels and restaurants near OSU campus plus share ideas for activities to enjoy with your student or on your own.

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    • Preffered Living
      Preffered Living

      Preffered Living has been developing and managing luxury apartment communities in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area since 1996. We pride ourselves on serving the University population's students, professors, and affiliates.

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    • Ohio Stater
    • Homestead-U
      Homestead-U

      A Living Tradition. Like the Buckeye spirit, University Village is designed around a sense of tradition, community, and unparalleled happiness. We are deeply rooted in OSU's rich history and offer students the sense of belonging and appreciation they have come to hold dear. A collegiate design with aesthetic appeal, University Village was first brought to Ohio State University in 1959 with one goal in mind: housing Ohio's best. Staffed with friendly and responsive personnel, University Village is the perfect off-campus location, equipped with seven private shuttles to quickly transport students to and from the OSU campus. From a jam-packed social calendar to a spacious studio, one, two, and three bedroom floor plans, and an awesome outdoor pool and Tiki bar, we are the ultimate choice for undergrads and graduates alike. All in all, Buckeyes agree that University Village is much more than another apartment option-it's an Ohio State tradition!

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    • The Commons On Kinnear
    • Olentangy Commons
      Olentangy Commons

      1, 2, and 3 bedroom options! Swimming pool, fitness center, Game On! Tavern, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, outdoor fitness trail, 3 dog parks, as well as 2 playgrounds all located on site!

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    • Legacy Management Services
      Legacy Management Services

      LMS is a small full service residential and commercial management company with a focus in student housing. It began as a single project owner-manager business in 2005 and has grown in to a multi-project manager with over 400 beds in its portfolio. LMS's driving principle is to treat its tenants with respect while requiring that its tenants treat the projects and LMS's staff with respect in return. We focus on customer service and timeliness. Our hope and goal is to achieve as much tenant satisfaction as reasonably possible.

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    • Hometeam Properties Management
    • Taylor House
      Taylor House

      Preferred Living has been developing and managing rental communities in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area since 1996. However, our company was founded to provide more than just everyday living spaces. We set out to encourage the "Preferred lifestyle" in stylish and relaxing environments.

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    • Harrison Apartments
    • Ohio Stater
      Ohio Stater

      Paid utilities including internet & cable, furnished with full size bed, on-site laundry, 5-min walk to Fisher College, located on cab & COTA bus line. Mall on lower level: restaurants, tanning & more

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    • Olentangy Village
      Olentangy Village

      Olentangy Village Apartments and Condominiums is Columbus' most unique apartment community. What was once an amusement park in the 1800's is now a place where historic charm blends with modern amenities in an urban location!\n\nToday, Olentangy Village is noted not only for its beautiful apartments but for its longevity, scenic river views, friendly atmosphere and variety of floor plans. One visit and you will see why Olentangy Village is one of the most sought after communities in Columbus.

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