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Top 10 Neighborhoods in Columbus of 2016

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Central Ohio is filled with a wide variety of dense urban neighborhoods, laid-back suburban communities and everything else in between. This year, when we asked our readers and contributors to nominate and select the number one neighborhood in the city, they picked Downtown Columbus for the first time ever.

Once a thriving place to live in the mid twentieth century, much of Downtown Columbus was emptied out and bulldozed by “urban renewal” to make room for parking lots. That emptiness began to change nearly twenty years ago when the efforts of former Mayor Michael B. Coleman took root to bring people back Downtown. Now that several waves of condo and apartment construction have been completed, thousands of new residents are calling the area home, and the concept of “neighborhood” has returned to the Downtown core of the city.

For more information, visit www.downtowncolumbus.com.

Top 10 Columbus Neighborhoods of 2016:

  1. Downtown
  2. Italian Village
  3. Olde Towne East
  4. Franklinton
  5. Clintonville
  6. University District
  7. German Village
  8. Weinland Park
  9. Bexley
  10. Victorian Village

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 2016″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

Bonus! Interested in learning more about the local real estate market? Tune in to this podcast episode:

 

Read More: A mid-2016 report shows that over $500 million worth of development is currently under construction in Downtown Columbus, with another $1.2 billion in the pipeline: http://wp.me/poKTY-4Lei

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