I live in Columbus and there are townhouses everywhere! In fact if you can find a place that isn't a townhouse I'd be shocked! First of all, I suggest living in the NW section of Columbus. Upper Arlington, Hilliard and Dublin are a few places to look for. I used to live on the NW side and I now live on the NE side...BIG MISTAKE. Some really sweet apartments are located on Dierker (sp?) off Bethel Rd. I think it's called the Island Club or something. Olentangy Commons is where most OSU students live off campus but there are parts of the complex that are overrought with rowdy undergrads, so if you are looking for a quite place, make sure the rental office is aware. Let me know if you need any other info. Good luck!