Columbia Station is located in northern Ohio in Lorain County
about 20 miles southwest of Cleveland
and just over 10 miles south of Lake Erie
Nearby higher education comes in the form of Baldwin-Wallace College which is located in Berea about 5 miles to the northeast. In addition, Lorain County Community College is located in Elyria about 10 miles northwest of town.
Outdoor recreation includes trips to Cleveland Lakefront State Park on Cleveland's north side. In addition, golfers have 9 public courses to choose from including the Emerald Woods Golf Courses complex offering two 18-hole courses and a shorter, executive-style 9-hole layout; Mallard Creek Golf Club offering full 18-hole and full length 9-hole courses; Dorlon Golf Club, Hickory Nut Golf Club, Royal Crest Golf Club and Creekwood Golf Club, all 18-holers. In addition, Columbia Hills Country Club is a private club but has a reciprocal guest agreement in place for members of other clubs.