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The Top 10 Columbus Neighborhoods of 2018

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Columbus is a city of neighborhoods, as Mayor Andrew Ginther loves to proclaim. Each has its own unique characteristics, its own set of amenities and its own challenges to overcome. We survey our readers and editors each year to help select the top neighborhood in the city, generally focusing on its overall livability. And for the first time in a decade, German Village has risen to the top of the charts.

With nearly 200 years of history, German Village is one of the first residential neighborhoods in the City of Columbus, and thanks to historic preservation efforts that began in the 1950s, much of it remains intact today.

That doesn’t mean that the neighborhood is without change. While classics like Schmidt’s and Lindey’s and The Book Loft are celebrated destinations, new businesses like El Lugar, Alpine and Fox in the Snow are keeping the area fresh and exciting. And there’s more in store for German Village in 2019 as the northern edge is likely to see drastic change with new homes and a new hotel facing a revamped Livingston Avenue.

For more information, visit www.germanvillage.com.

The Top 10 Columbus Neighborhoods of 2018:

  1. German Village
  2. Olde Towne East
  3. Grandview Heights
  4. Brewery District
  5. Downtown
  6. Franklinton
  7. Italian Village
  8. Bexley
  9. Clintonville
  10. King-Lincoln District

Flashback: Best Neighborhood of 2017 — Downtown
Flashback: Best Neighborhood of 2016 — Downtown
Flashback: Best Neighborhood of 2015 — Clintonville

Flashback: Best Neighborhood of 2014 — Clintonville

Flashback: Best Neighborhood of 2013 — The Short North

Flashback: Best Neighborhood of 2012 – The Short North
Flashback: Best Neighborhood of 2011 – The Short North
Flashback: Best Neighborhood of 2010 – The Short North
Flashback: Best Neighborhood of 2009 – The Short North
Flashback: Best Neighborhood of 2008 – The Short North

Note: Our “Best of 2018″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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