The 5 Best Neighborhoods in and Around Columbus

Columbus is arguably the best of ALL worlds when it comes to making this great city your home. From the hustle and bustle of city life to a vibrant economy, great schools and an abundance of family attractions – in Columbus you can have it all!

Here are 5 great neighborhoods in Columbus, but make no mistake there will be more to come. Incredible economic and population growth is transforming the Columbus area every single day.


Dublin consistently tops the list of the best cities to live in Columbus, and for good reason! Dublin, OH is rich with cultural diversity and home to the annual Dublin Irish Festival, recognized multiple times as a festival and event venue award winner. Dublin’s economy is bursting at the seams, in part due to housing a few of Ohio’s largest corporations.

For folks of all ages, Dublin features great parks, fun for the kiddos, retail, restaurants and more. The housing market is especially attractive with styles and prices to match any interest and budget. New to Dublin is the astonishing Bridge Park District that runs along the Scioto River. With everything from nightlife and fine dining, to health and wellness accommodations and nice upscale living – You never have to leave!

Don’t miss checking out the PGA Memorial Tournament, home to Jack Nicklaus!


The quiet suburban neighborhood of Powell, Ohio is a community with something for folks and families of all ages.

In close proximity to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the #1 rated zoo in the country, Powell residents often purchase season passes.  Visit “North America” or see the kangaroos in Australia, it’s fun for adults and children of all ages. The ZoomBezi Bay is another great attraction, swim in the cool waters of the wave pool and water slides or just chill on a tube going around the lazy river.  Perfect for the gorgeous Ohio Summers!

If retail and restaurants are your thing, indulge in incredible shopping and dining – Everything from antiques to cutting edge fashion, and dining options for any taste and budget. Check out local favorite, Local Roots, a great restaurant with fabulous outdoor dining and live entertainment.

There is so much more to Powell including great schools, some of the highest rated golf courses in the state, parks for hiking, equestrian ranches for riding, the Olentangy Indian caverns for caving and on and on.

New Albany

New Albany is a popular choice for homebuyers, boasting one of the best housing markets and highest median incomes in the Columbus area.

Incredible housing options coupled with a great day and night life are one of the biggest reasons Ohioans call New Albany home. With the benefits of the big city and the quaint small-town sense of community, this is a great place to live.

New Albany currently has over 36 miles of leisure walking trails for residents. Close to New Albany is the Easton Town Center famous for shopping and the Hoover Dam (Ohio) well equipped with great viewing areas and parks along the Hoover Reservoir.

Grove City

Grove City started off small and has grown into a coveted location in the Columbus area. The historic downtown area is an amazing place to spend the day! The dining and retail options have grown exponentially in recent years, catering to the boom in population and growth in the area.

For the kiddos or the kid in you, Grove City has a lot to offer. Big Splash at Evans Park is a great place on a hot Summer day, making this aquatic facility one of Grove City’s little hidden secrets.

There are also many different outdoor, shopping, sports or family fun options, such as LVL UP Paintball, Kickmaster Footgolf, Disc Golf Courses, Hollywood Casino, Scioto Audubon Outdoor Free Climbing Wall and more.

Grove city is a great place to live, work and play.


Hilliard is conveniently located right off 270, with easy access to all of Columbus. Known for its great school system, this area of Columbus is where many families call home.

Hilliard has its own small downtown area named Old Hilliard. Fill your days visiting plenty of neat places, like the award winning Starliner Diner, known for their eclectic menu, featuring Cuban inspired breakfast cuisine that was rated as the Best Hangover Cure in Columbus.

Home of the Franklin County Fair, Hilliard is a pretty typical American town. Shop, dine, play, hike, visit museums – anything that piques your interest can be done here.

Other Honorable Mentions:

Short North
German Village
Upper Arlington

The greater Columbus region is a great place to live and work, for people and families of all ages. From gorgeous seasons, award-winning sports teams, world-class shopping, a sound economy and a booming real estate market – this is a great place, centrally located and ready for you to call home!

Heather Argenti