Finding a ranch home for sale in Columbus and surrounding communities

 

There was an article in the Dispatch today about the popularity/scarcity conundrum of ranch homes in Central Ohio.

I haven’t experienced too manyThis fantastic Westerville Ranch at 4506 Ravine Drive has tow large walk out basements/rec rooms. buyers with strong preferences toward ranch homes unless they are also looking at downsizing to a 1-floor condo. I love working in areas like Eastmoor or Berwick or Upper Arlington where big ranches with full basements are plentiful and I have had buyers purchase homes there not necessarily for the ranch but because they liked the homes and it fit their price range.

Columbus area ranch homes sold over the last year.
Columbus area ranch homes sold over the last year.

Certainly I understand why a baby boomer might prefer ranch homes to two-story or split levels. Stairs are stairs and if you can age in place without having to go up and down them, why not. Truth be told though, these same buyers aren’t that interested in getting rid of everything they own and want the extra space and storage from a full basement and, I would guess, at least 1200 square feet. Let’s take a look at some numbers.

The first thing I’m surprised at is how many ranch homes with full or walkout basements and at least 1200 square feet have sold in Franklin County over the last year – 2,079.

Ranch Homes for sale in greater Columbus ohio
Ranch Homes for sale in greater Columbus ohio

That is not a dearth of ranch homes and they are all over the county. These are the blue squares in the map above.

More than 10% of that number, 292 columbus area ranch homes, are in contract as of today with only 237 still on the active market – these are the green squares in the map above. Here are the numbers on those active ranch homes for sale in Columbus, Ohio….

The average ranch home for sale in greater Columbus is listed at

  • $190,772,
  • has 1380 square feet,
  • is listed at $128/sqft and
  • has been on the market for 71 days.

Here is the thing though – because these homes are all over town, you’ll notice that they aren’t necessarily in popular downsizing neighborhoods – not the kind of places that you’re going to see written about in a Dispatch article -which mentioned a ‘nice neighborhood’ and at least 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, which I didn’t include in the above. So, like everything that often gets written about, on these pages also, it’s not so much that there aren’t that many ranch homes on the active for sale market in Columbus, they might just not be on a block that you want to live on. Surely though, judging from these maps, you can find something you like in a community you’ll enjoy.

Looking for your next home, ranch or not? Call me at 614-940-9100 and check out the latest listings below….

  1. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,443 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.18 ac
    Listing provided by Key Realty (614) 887-7450
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,466 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,147 sqft
    Listing provided by Cutler Real Estate (614) 339-4664
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,260 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices American Realty Center (614) 548-0500
  4. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,250 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,632 sqft
    Listing provided by Soskin Realty, LLC (614) 989-8638
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,553 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Excel Realty (614) 392-5000
  6. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,650 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,632 sqft
    Listing provided by ERA Home Network (614) 890-6161
  7. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,284 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by Signature Real Estate (614) 486-0101
  8. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,377 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,583 sqft
    Listing provided by Weichert, Realtors Triumph Group (614) 841-9533
  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,364 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Listing provided by Peak Property Group Realty (614) 339-4608
  10. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,405 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker King Thompson (614) 939-0808
  11. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,178 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,583 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Revealty (614) 505-7438
  12. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,440 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,147 sqft
    Listing provided by Carleton Realty, LLC (614) 891-0000
  13. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,318 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Listing provided by Key Realty (614) 887-7450
  14. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,656 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by Street Sotheby's International Realty (614) 538-8895
  15. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,665 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by Chris Roach Real Estate (614) 539-1234
  16. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,969 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX City Center, Realtors (614) 291-7555
  17. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,840 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Listing provided by HER, Realtors (614) 888-7400
  18. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,359 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,552 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Consultant Group (614) 855-2822
  19. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,727 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,196 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Consultants Realty (614) 932-2000
  20. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,653 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Premier Choice (614) 436-0330

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(all data current as of 12/17/2017)

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