The residents of New Albany have taken special care to ensure the green spaces are ample and open throughout the community. This farming community turned wellness enthusiast hub remains a Columbus area treasure because of its careful planning. The Georgian style architecture is supported by the traditional white fences and friendly neighborhood attitudes. Even the schools are fitted with green space for students to enjoy.

From soccer and baseball, to tennis and plenty of golfing, there is bound to be a little something for everyone. For the avid golfer or just the amateur, the New Albany Country Club remains a draw with its 27-hole course – championship material, by the way – that was designed by none other than Jack Nicklaus. The Rocky Fork Metro Park is a wonderful 1,200-acre community asset which is also home to New Albany’s dog park, walking trails and horse trails.

New Albany is also home to some of the top employers in central Ohio, including Abercrombie & Fitch (corporate headquarters), Accel, Amazon, Bath & Body Works, Bob Evans (corporate headquarters), Discover, and Tween Brands/Justice (corporate headquarters). In fact, the economic development of the city’s major employers adds up to $1.4 billion in private investment and a workforce that has grown to 10,000.

And education is the name of the game when it comes to arts and culture in New Albany. You can check out the programming at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts and learn something new from their variety of guests. Enjoy the Taste of New Albany in August with a variety of restaurants represented as well as a wine tasting to kick it off.

The New Albany Classic, held every September since 1998, is the pride and joy of the community. Founded by Abigail Wexner, this International Equestrian Show coupled with Family Fair Day generates over $1 million for charity and brings out an estimated 15,000 guests. Since its founding The Classic has raised over $25 million to support the ongoing work at The Center for Family Safety and Healing. Hundreds of volunteers make this event not only possible, but successful.

It’s no wonder that Business Insider recently named New Albany as the #1 suburb in America.