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I've been busy scouring this site for census information about Columbus-area neighborhoods. And the Great Schools site for more specific demographics.

The three neighborhoods we are considering all have less racial diversity than the neighborhood we live in now. This is troubling. However in at least one of the neighborhoods, we would still have quick access to this one (the same grocery store, for example). In the other two, depending on where we live, we would have some access but would need to make more effort. Also one of the neighborhoods apparently has a lot of movement from African American students outside the area. In Columbus you can choose your school and there are three schools fed by this mostly white district that are considered very good by Columbus standards. Just outside this area is a neighborhood that is primarily African American and that -- shocking, I know -- has schools that are on Academic Emergency. Some of the students there must have parents who are exercising their right to school choice.

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