Columbus Neighborhoods, Locations and Districts

(Columbus, Ohio - OH, USA)

Columbus has undergone major development over the past few decades and is now recognized across the country as an innovative, clean and friendly city, containing a number of notable districts and neighborhoods. There is a strong burgeoning arts scene in Columbus, together with well-preserved buildings and spacious parks. A popular business center is focused on the downtown district of Columbus, which boasts the headquarters of numerous Fortune 500 companies.

Columbus's German Village district is famous for its architecture, restaurants and bars, while the Brewery district and Short North region are home to lively nightlife. The presence of the huge Ohio State University ensures a young, vibrant atmosphere throughout Columbus city.

Downtown District

This is the economic engine room of the city, with shiny office towers that are home to leading multinational corporations. Here you'll also find various government buildings plus hotels and restaurants.

Arena District

This is an innovative mixed-use, planned urban development home to the Nationwide Arena, located north of downtown Columbus, and also features numerous restaurants and clubs, preserved warehouses, office buildings, and hotels.

Brewery District

Once forming the home of Columbus' industrial heartland, the warehouses here are now home to popular restaurants, apartments, and bars, making the area a hip place to hangout, especially among the younger crowd.

Italian Village District

The Italian Village district of Columbus is situated on the northern side of the city, next to the Central Business District (CBD). One of the oldest and most historic districts in Columbus, the Italian Village includes many buildings and structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Short North District

Located to the north of Arena district of Columbus, this area is popular for its night time entertainment and boasts chic clubs, plenty of bars, restaurants and cafés as well as hip art galleries.

German Village

Just south of the Capitol is the famous German Village, a charming place to stroll around boasting picturesque tree-lined, red brick streets, gorgeous 19th-century houses, shops, galleries, restaurants, and cafés.