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Be My Neighbor

Interested in buying a home in a specific Columbus neighborhood? Well, there’s no better advice to seek than that of a current resident. “Be My Neighbor” is a guest-contributed series of articles where residents tell us why they live in the neighborhood that they do, and homes currently for sale are highlighted for those interested in house hunting. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Be My Neighbor – Franklinton Edition

 Bruce Warner Be My Neighbor – Franklinton Edition

I arrived in Franklinton in 1958 when I married Jan, an original Franklintonian. We didn’t have two cents to rub together and her parents. who lived on Avondale Avenue, took us in. I was trying to attend OSU and working part time. Our first son was born there and shortly after I took a regular […]

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Be My Neighbor: Woodland Park Edition

 Jeff Lafever Be My Neighbor: Woodland Park Edition

Thirteen years ago after 4 years of renting in Olde Towne East, we began our first home search. We wanted a property we could put a bit of our stamp on, and with the high ceilings, large rooms, and the character our apartment had. I also wanted to stay in the central city area, close […]

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Be My Neighbor: 5XNW Edition

 Angie Meeker Be My Neighbor: 5XNW Edition

Tucked between Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington, is a slice of Columbus called Fifth by Northwest. We lovingly call it 5xNW. You may never have heard of us – most people assume our neighborhood is part of Grandview. The truth is much of what you love about Grandview is technically in Fifth by Northwest (The […]

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Be My Neighbor – Colonial Hills Edition

 Donnie Austin Be My Neighbor – Colonial Hills Edition

I’ve been a resident of Colonial Hills in Worthington for almost eight years. It’s a neighborhood that I’d call a hidden treasure, located on the south edge where Worthington meets Clintonville and flanked by the Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian-inspired Rush Creek (many aren’t familiar with this tiny community but should check it out if interested […]

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Be My Neighbor: Harrison West Edition

 Mary Martineau Be My Neighbor: Harrison West Edition

After 11 (lovely) years of home ownership in Old North Columbus, my husband and I decided that we really wanted to move back to the Short North. After all, we’d lived there as renters for 5 years before getting married, both of us worked in the Short North and many of our friends and social […]

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Be My Neighbor: Westgate Edition

 Josh Quinn Be My Neighbor: Westgate Edition

After an exhausting search, my wife and I purchased our first home in Westgate; a neighborhood on the city’s west side. In the three years since, we have put in a new kitchen, removed the carpet in favor of the original hardwood, remodeled a bathroom, built a privacy fence, and changed almost every light fixture […]

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