We all know that Columbus, Ohio is where it's at.
Those who have lived in the Central Ohio area are familiar with all of the personality that the many neighborhoods around downtown Columbus has to offer. With plenty of options for shopping, dining, and entertainment, this bustling city isn't one to be missed.
With a low cost of living and many companies basing their operations here, Columbus offers many benefits of the big city life, while also being realistic and sensitive to the economy.
So whether you're moving to Columbus for work or are just looking to relocate, it is important to do your research on what areas of the city will best fit your desired lifestyle.
Things to be on the look-out for include:
- Cost of living
- The vibe of the neighborhood
- Activities, events, and night life
- Schools and parks
- Public transportation
In this follow-up to our first post about the best neighborhoods in Columbus Ohio, we will show you even more places to consider if you're moving to this great area.
Grandview Heights is a charming, not-to-be-missed destination, just 10 minutes from downtown Columbus. A trendy, walkable, bike-able neighborhood- Grandview Heights is brimming with award-winning restaurants and sidewalk cafes, independent craft breweries, and one-of-a-kind boutiques.
Home to the nation's oldest operating single-screen theater, Grandview Heights is a combination of a hip, urban city, but with the warmth of a close-knit neighborhood.
Grandview Heights offers the perfect variety of award winning breweries, entertainment, and food, all within a close knit community.
Nearby Parks: C Ray Buck Park, Wyman Woods Park, Pierce Field, McKinley Field Park, Grandview Memorial Park, Parkway Park.
Demographics: Middle class
Walk Score: 72 - Most errands can be accomplished on foot.
School District: Grandview Heights City Schools
Overall Vibe: Laid back
Stretching from Ohio State University's campus all the way to Worthington, Clintonville is a large neighborhood with many attractions. From the Park of Roses to the independently owned retail shops and restaurants that line High Street, Clintonville is a bustling area with plenty of options for dining and shopping.
When it's warm, people can enjoy the Clintonville Farmers Market to get fresh produce, or head to the Olentangy River recreational trail to hike and bike. Arts venues like Wild Goose Creative and Studio 35 are open year round, and you can start your day with a cup of coffee from one of the cafes on the Columbus Coffee Trail.
Also known for its historical significance, Clintonville also once served as a stop for the Underground Railroad. This community now caters to families and former students who hope to remain close to their alma mater.
Nearby Parks: Bucholtz Park, Olen Park, Picnic Point, Rohrer Park, Columbus Park of Roses
Demographics: Middle class, family-friendly
Walk Score: 33 - Most errands require a car
School District: Clintonville Public Schools
Overall Vibe: Relaxed and easy going.
Directly northwest of downtown Columbus lies the Arena District. What started as the opening of Nationwide Arena in 2000, the Arena District has evolved into a vibrant neighborhood filled with restaurants, bars, condos and offices.
Nationwide and Express Live both host concerts from some of the biggest acts in the nation, while family-friendly Huntington Park is home to the Columbus Clippers, where you can catch the local boys hitting homeruns during baseball season.
If you're looking to stay in downtown, the Arena District might be the place for you. With amazing entertainment venues mere blocks away, you're likely to never get bored living in this energetic and thriving community.
Nearby Parks: McFerson Commons Park, Goodale Park
Demographics: Middle Class
Walk Score: 82 - Most errands can be accomplished on foot.
School District: Columbus City Schools
Overall Vibe: Energetic, upbeat, fast-paced
Ready to move yet?
Hopefully this post helped give you an idea of all of the options for some of the best neighborhoods in Columbus Ohio. If you missed our first post with even more neighborhoods, be sure to check it out here.