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Old Oaks

Located just east of Downtown Columbus, the neighborhood’s construction mainly took place between 1892 and 1922. Its residences are predominantly 2.5-story brick homes with large front porches. Old Oaks is bounded on the west by homes on Ohio Avenue, on the east by homes on Kimball Place, on the north by Mooberry Street, and on the south by Livingston Avenue.

Holiday Lights Trolley Tour

  Holiday Lights Trolley Tour

We’re hosting our first Holiday Bazaar from 12-8pm, next Saturday, December 16th. Starting at 5pm, visitors will be treated to trolley rides to tour the holiday lights in our neighboring community of Old Oaks! The Holiday Bazaar will feature local artisans, selling items ranging from holiday décor, baked goods, empanadas, leather bags/wallets and handmade soaps. […]

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Woods Development Group is Betting on the Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Woods Development Group is Betting on the Near East Side

Over the past several years, Columbus Underground has featured in-depth interviews with many established developers in Columbus, including Brett Kaufman, Michael Schiff, Mark Wood, and Doug Borror. Those conversations focused on the Short North more than any other neighborhood, in part because that is where the developers were doing their most significant work, and in […]


Momentum Building in Historic Old Oaks Neighborhood

Brent Warren Brent Warren Momentum Building in Historic Old Oaks Neighborhood

While the campus of Nationwide Children’s Hospital continues to expand – with two new six-story buildings currently under construction – redevelopment on a much smaller scale just a few blocks to the east has residents and city officials optimistic about the potential turnaround of a historic neighborhood. The Old Oaks Historic District (bordered by I-70 […]


History Lesson: The growth of Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: The growth of Nationwide Children’s Hospital

On Sunday June 10th, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host a community-wide celebration and will officially open the new wing on June 20! According to U.S. News and World Report (with data obtained from the American Hospital Association as recently as April 2012) Nationwide Children’s Hospital is ranked nationally in 10 pediatric specialties and is a […]

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Five Neighborhoods Getting New Security Cameras

Walker Evans Walker Evans

A new safety camera pilot project was announced today by Columbus City Councilmember Andrew Ginther, Columbus Division of Police officials, neighborhood leaders, and Mayor Michael B. Coleman. Over 40 safety cameras will be rolled out as early as next summer in areas including Weinland Park, The University District, The Hilltop, The King Lincoln District, the […]


At Home: History in Old Oaks

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home: History in Old Oaks

When Todd Popp was looking for a home about fourteen years ago, he had been looking for an older home in an established neighborhood in the 100k-120k range. That search originally had him looking around Westgate for the cute, older neighborhood feel and lasted about two years. During that time, he also met his partner […]


Old Oaks Neighborhood Profiled in The Dispatch

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Yesterday, The Dispatch ran a new neighborhood profile piece on Old Oaks, which is located just southeast of Downtown. The article does a great job of outlining the challenges that residents in this area have faced with bringing this historic neighborhood back to life. Many of the residents interviewed in the article tout the affordability […]




brunch festival columbus ohio food festivals

The biggest brunch festival in Columbus returns! Join us on Friday, April 20th for the ALL THINGS BRUNCH Festival and taste your way through the best sweet and savory brunch menus that Columbus has to offer! Limited tickets are available and are likely to sell out in advance: