Located just off I-71, the Polaris and Lewis Center neighborhoods are excellent places to live for young professionals who want to stay out of the mainstream city life and in close proximity to outdoor recreation.
Enjoy the great outdoors at nearby Alum Creek State Park, Highbanks Metropark, and Sharon Woods Metropolitan Park. For something the kids will love, try the Shale Hollow Park Reserve, where visitors of all ages rave about the cool water stream that runs through all the natural beauty. Parents love seeing their children find shale rock in the shallow waters. Families can also enjoy the Sky Zone Trampoline Park, as well as the Lazer Kraze entertainment center.
But once the kiddos have had their share of fun, it’s your turn to enjoy a truly magnificent shopping experience at Polaris Fashion Place, which welcomes more than two million locals and tourists annually. Polaris offers a wide variety of shopping and dining with more than 190 local and national specialty shops ranging from popular clothing brands like H&M to accessory stores like Coach. It also includes popular places to eat like Brio Tuscan Grill, Mitchell’s Steak House, Molly Woo’s Asian Bistro, and Cantina Laredo.
Around the surrounding area, you’ll find a location for just about every national food chain you can imagine in addition to local favorites such as Marcella’s, Kitchen Social, and Sushi En.
But what truly makes Polaris a destination mall is its events calendar! Polaris Fashion Place hosts more than 75 events a year including Polaris Live, KidX Club, Mommy Mile, the Easter Bunny and Santa Photo Set. Most any day you stop, Polaris offers entertainment for the entire family.
For additional entertainment options, scope out Rave Cinemas, Star Lanes, or Topgolf. And for some old-school fun, take your family to Magic Mountain or a round of mini-golf at Westerville Mini-Golf.
Living options abound in the residential area of Lewis Center, as well as apartment communities Alexander Square and Kenyon Square. Roughly 10,000 Columbus region employees work at the Polaris Parkway campus of JP Morgan Chase. Other major employers in the area include Mettler Toledo, McGraw-Hill Publishing, Exel, Microsoft, and UnitedHealthcare.