Columbus neighborhoods offer fun, shopping and history

Columbus neighborhoods offer fun, shopping and history
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Columbus has recently been honored in the national news media for the vibrant life it offers its residents and visitors. For instance, did you know that:

  • MSN picked it as one of 18 road trip destinations within a day’s drive for 50% or more Americans.
  • U.S. News and World Report chose it as one of the best weekend getaways in the U.S. in 2021.
  • Travel Channel named it one of the top 10 domestic destinations for 2020.

Although there are many reasons why Columbus is staying on the radar of visitors around the nation, one of the key attributes is its neighborhoods. There is plenty to do and see in five different areas of our city. Here’s a look at what each has to offer.

Downtown Columbus

Recently noted by as one of the top 10 cities having a resurgence of its downtown area, this part of Columbus is filled with plenty to explore, including many restaurants and hotels.

Also featured is the Ohio Statehouse, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Columbus Commons shopping center, the Central Ohio Fire Museum and The Boat House at Confluence Park. See all the attractions of downtown at the Experience Columbus site.

The Arena District 

Columbus has three pro sports teams: the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL, the Columbus Crew of the MLS and the Columbus Clippers of the MiLB. Each venue for those teams is within walking distance from each other and close to dining, bars and shopping.

The district also features the North Market shopping center, the large live music and comedy venue Kemba Live and the Columbus Children’s Theater. It also houses the Greater Columbus Convention Center. More details on the Arena District can be found on its website.

Short North Arts District

Nestled between the Ohio State main campus and the downtown area, Short North has more than 100 restaurants, boutiques, galleries and new housing. It also has dozens of public art murals and 17 lighted arches that are along High Street, which is the main thoroughfare for Short North. The area is also LGBTQ+ friendly.

The neighborhood also has the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, the Short North Stage theater, the site of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, its annual Greek Festival, and other events. Find out more about Short North at its website.

German Village 

This area is so named because it was founded by German residents of Columbus in the mid-19th century. A mix of old-world style and modern vibes, German Village is a great place to find some of the city’s most distinctive food and drink spots.

This neighborhood also houses the city’s Brewery District, which features a baker’s dozen of bespoke beermakers. The city’s largest theater company, Shadowbox, is also part of German Village. Find out more by visiting the website for German Village.

University District

Well, no secret here why this area is named this way. This is indeed the hub of Ohio State University. There are plenty of places to check out local artisans and see concerts and major sporting events. Clintonville, part of this district, is the indie-hip portion of the U district, with gastropubs, cafes and many boutiques.

Find out more about this part of town by visiting the University District website.

What Scioto Metro provides Columbus

We at PMI Scioto Metro also care about Columbus and want to preserve the residences and businesses of this great city. Maintenance requests are just one part of what we can offer homeowners and property managers who are a part of our organization.

We believe every property and community is different in Central Ohio, so we bring a new approach every time to the areas we manage. Find out more on our website.