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Columbus Ohio is a great place to call home. With a vibrant downtown, a variety of niche neighborhoods and beautiful surrounding suburbs there are appealing lifestyle options for everyone. Research Columbus here and see all Columbus homes for sale.
Columbus and vicinity are made up of many neighborhoods and communities. There is a movement toward urban living downtown with new condominiums and homes popping up every year. Some neighborhoods are locked in geographically while others outside the I-270 outer belt are still growing. Each area is proud of their “flavor” and Columbus offers many for you to enjoy.
Victorian Village was designated as a historic district by the City in 1973. It is located between downtown and the Ohio State University and is on the Westside of the Short North area. It is within walking distance of the North Market and the Arena District, Goodale Park, a 35 acre park was established in 1851, is centrally located with walking paths, tennis courts playground equipment, a pond side gazebo and a great place to exercise your pets. It is surrounded with two and three story late 19th and early 20th century houses on narrow lots, with a small mix of townhouse rows and apartment buildings of the same period.
German Village, immediately south of I-70 in downtown Columbus, originally housed many German workers in the 19th century. Today, it is a tourist center with gift shops, restaurants, and a history museum. The picturesque houses range from snug story-and-a-half brick homes to Victorian brick mansions. Schiller Park offers Summer Theater, picturesque flower gardens and a reflecting pool. The White House has designated German Village as a Preserve America Community for its historic-preservation efforts. It is the first Ohio neighborhood to receive such a designation.
Italian Village is a small neighborhood just North of downtown Columbus and east of High Street in the Short North area. Most of the homes were built between 1880 and 1915 and today many of the two-story brick and frame homes are being renovated under the guidelines of the Italian Village Commission. New housing and condos are rapidly appearing due to the short walking distance to the art galleries, restaurants and jazz clubs in the Short North.
Olde Town East
Olde Town was one of the first neighborhoods of Columbus. Some homes were built as early as the 1830s and represent more than 50 architectural styles. It was once one of Columbus’ wealthiest neighborhoods and many of the homes are now being restored. Homes in this area range from relatively modest two-story residences to magnificent Victorian homes surrounding Franklin Park and lining Bryden Road.
North of The Short North Area is the area around The Ohio State University and Battelle Memorial Institute. The University and the Institute have begun implementing aggressive neighborhood plans to improve the community around them. Newer retail and commercial development has been completed in the High Street campus area. Many nearby houses are rental houses for students or remodeled historic homes for permanent residence.
Further north along High Street are the communities of Clintonville and Beechwood. Whetstone Park is located here and is a popular spot with the Columbus Park of Roses where 11,000 rose bushes on 13 acres can be visited. These are two highly-sought-after neighborhoods for people who want quiet streets and rows of quaint two-story homes, brick ranches and Dutch Colonials. These neighborhoods are like a city-within-a-city in Columbus.
The City of Bexley was established in 1932 with its own elected mayor, city council and police department. Just east of downtown Columbus, Bexley has a small population of approximately 13,000, outstanding schools, and excellent city services. Along with the public-school system, Bexley is home to the exceptional Columbus School for Girls and St. Charles Preparatory (for boys). Bexley is also home to Capital University. It is populated with mansions of Tudor style as well as contemporary homes and now new contemporary condominiums. Many of the grand old houses were built during the prosperous 1920s and still carry the names of their original owners such as Jeffrey, Huntington and Lazarus.
Upper Arlington is located across the Olentangy River from The Ohio State University and is one of the oldest and most prestigious suburbs of Columbus. Upper Arlington became a city in 1941 and in 1985 the historic district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is home to the Scioto Country Club and The Ohio State Scarlet and Gray golf courses. It is home to professors, medical specialists (because of the extremely proximity to hospitals and clinics and The Ohio State University), attorneys, bankers and business owners (because of its 10-minute drive to downtown.) It is family oriented with one of the best public schools systems in central Ohio with 95% of its high school graduates pursuing higher education. There are several public swimming pools, 180 acres of parks (dogs are allowed) and tennis courts, Upper Arlington has its own police and fire departments. The city government consists of a city manager and a seven-member council.
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