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The Top 10 Columbus Neighborhoods of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Columbus Neighborhoods of 2019River & Rich is one of the new apartment communities to open in Franklinton in 2019.
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What makes a neighborhood great is a very personal definition. Some people prefer being able to walk to nearby restaurants and nightlife while others want to be close to parks and nature. We surveyed our readers about the most important neighborhoods of 2019, and the list shifted pretty drastically compared to last year’s rankings.

In the number one spot this year is Franklinton. The closest neighborhood to the west of Downtown Columbus, Franklinton has seen some pretty drastic changes over the past 10 years. Some of the largest empty lots, abandoned warehouses and low-income housing projects have been replaced by local beer breweries, art studios and Millennial-centric mixed-use apartment complexes.

Some of the big news from 2019 in Franklinton includes the completion of large scale housing developments Gravity and River & Rich (both of which have second phases that are likely to break ground in early 2020), and the grand opening of new destinations including Roosevelt Coffee House, ROY G BIV Gallery and Taft’s Brewpourium.

The Top 10 Columbus Neighborhoods of 2019:

  1. Franklinton (⬆️5)
  2. Italian Village (⬆️5)
  3. Downtown (⬆️2)
  4. Olde Towne East (⬇️2)
  5. Grandview Heights (⬇️2)
  6. German Village (⬇️5)
  7. Brewery District (⬇️3)
  8. Weinland Park (new)
  9. Bexley (⬇️1)
  10. Victorian Village (new)

Flashback: Best Neighborhood of 2018 — German Village
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 2019″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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