Located northwest of downtown Columbus, the 35,522 inhabitants of Upper Arlington (UA) enjoy nearly ten square miles of historic neighborhood mixed with new builds for families or young professionals. Being so close to The Ohio State University and the University District also afford UA an excellent location for anyone looking for quiet streets with access to all that a university-adjacent setting has to offer, along with a top-rated school district year after year.
This neighborhood has an array of options for the avid golfer with the Scioto Country Club, the Ohio State University Golf Club, and the nearby Raymond Memorial Golf Club. There are a whopping 28 parks to check out over 170 acres, not to mention the Division of Aquatics and Tennis which runs and maintains three pools and tennis courts.
Upper Arlington is no stranger to great food and drinks, either. A meal out at Moretti’s, Figlio, South of Lane, or Lupo in the Mallway leaves residents full and happy. And a quick trip over to Lane Avenue offers a veritable dining destination with SOW Plated, La Chatelaine, The Original Pancake House, and Hudson 29.
Beyond restaurants, UA has a great Farmer’s Market, and well-attended events such as Fourth of July in Northam Park and the Labor Day Arts Festival. The city’s Tree Commission has developed a great series of Tree Treks to learn about the 50-plus tree species found at Fancyburg, Northam, Miller, and Thompson parks. The Cultural Arts Division’s Concourse Gallery features an annual series of exhibits by local and regional artists. Family-orientated and fun, Upper Arlington has quite a lot to offer.