25 Reasons You Should Move to Clintonville Right Now
From Striking Landmarks to Gourmet Cuisine -- See Why Clintonville is the Place to be
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Ohio is filled with so many amazing neighborhoods that it can be difficult to familiarize yourself with all of them. If you’re in the market for a new home, this can be overwhelming -- we’ll help by unpacking why Clintonville could be the right choice for you!
Whether you’re looking for a home to raise your family or an area to build your career, Clintonville has it all. Ranked as one of the best neighborhoods in Columbus, Clintonville will never leave you searching for a weekend activity. Clintonville combines community with entertainment, nature, and dining to create a culture all of its own.
1. Clintonville is a Community like No Other
When you move to Clintonville, you become a part of something bigger -- a community. There are quite a few ways to get involved and meet new people in the neighborhood.
The Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center is dedicated to delivering responsive services, partnerships, and promoting opportunities to foster a healthier community. They offer services and activities such as:
- CRC’s Kid’s Club
- CRC Choice Food Pantry
- Senior Supportive Services
- Kinship Care
2. It Contains Unique Architecture
Clintonville is known for its architectural wonders-- you won’t find cookie-cutter houses in this neighborhood. Clintonville contains Lustron homes, Sears and Roebuck kit homes, four-squares, bungalows, Dutch Colonials, and much more.
One of the wildest styles is Lustron. These houses are primarily metal and almost entirely coated in porcelain. After WWII, Lustron homes were built as a quick fix for the lack of housing. Four of these houses stand in Clintonville today.
3. High Street Vintage Shopping
If Vintage is your thing, High Street has some shops that you’ll love. From antique lamps to Rock N’ Roll records, Clintonville is known as a hub for thrifting.
Columbus Underground says that these High Street shops are the best for Vintage buyers:
- Boomerang Room
- Down Memory Lane
- Bundle on High
4. Clintonville is a Great Place for Business
If you want to start or grow your business, Clintonville has the resources you’ll need. Join the Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce and gain access to resources, recognition, support, and community exposure.
Clintonville is already home to a plethora of local businesses and shops, add yours to the list!
5. ... and a Great Place for Education
If you are bringing kids into the area, education becomes one of the most important factors in choosing a neighborhood. No fear, Clintonville offers top-rated public and private schools which will allow your children to flourish academically.
- Clinton Elementary
- Colerain Elementary
- Indianola Informal Elementary
- Indian Springs Elementary
- Dominion Middle School
- Whetstone High School
6. It's Full of Musical Talent
Playing anything from Sousa to Bernstein, the Clintonville Community Band is made up of teachers, bankers, doctors, insurance agents, and anyone else who loves to perform. They play at multiple Columbus venues and have even performed at the Ohio State Fair.
The Clintonville Community Choir performs two concerts a year and recently, they sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The choir welcomes anyone in the community with a passion for singing.
7. Clintonville is for Nature Lovers
Are you bringing pets into the area? Walk your dog while exploring the neighborhood settings.
Enjoy a grassy landscape with parks such as Clintonville Park. Open from sunrise to sunset, the park offers shady areas to enjoy picnics as well as spots for relaxation.
8. What Other Neighborhood has Ravines?
Some unusual and breathtaking features of Clintonville are its ravines. Created by the Wisconsin glacier 50,000 years ago, these ravines now serve as scenic nature trails to residents.
Clintonville’s ravines include Glen Echo, Walhalla, and Overbrook (Adena Brook). Two other ravines have been since covered.
9. The Columbus Park of Roses
Located in the Clintonville neighborhood, the Columbus Park of Roses is a public rose garden that contains over 12,000 specimens of roses. This 13-acre park is an aesthetic wonder that will make for some pretty great Instagram posts.
10. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Looking for a weekend trip? Take a slight step out of the neighborhood and find yourself at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium first opened in 1927 and since then, it has accumulated over 130 species of animals. The zoo donates four million dollars annually to conservation efforts around the world.
11. Clintonville is Family Friendly
It is important to feel safe where you live, especially when raising a family. In 2018, Clintonville was reported as having a 38% lower crime rate than the national average.
12. The Food is Delicious
Clintonville is home to dozens of local restaurants that share their own spin on dishes. According to the Columbus Navigator, the ten best restaurants in Clintonville are:
- Wild Flower Cafe
- Pat and Gracie’s
- Harvest Bar and Kitchen
- Lavash Cafe
- Nancy’s Home Cooking
- Acropolis Gyro Restaurant
- The Crest
“A carrot cake like no other. A wonderful pop up shop. Humble talented ownership. Local small business with ties in the local community.” -- Mozart’s Yelp Review
13. The Desserts are Even Better
If you’re interested in sweets (who isn’t?), Clintonville offers a wide variety of tasty treats. Stop in at Sassafras Bakery for a slice of pie or the Colonial Candy Shoppe for some ice cream -- the options are pretty sweet.
14. Clintonville Appreciates Diversity
Clintonville is home to people of various ages, ethnicities, and occupations. As far as ethnic and economic diversity, Niche rates Clintonville as above average.
15. ... and is Filled with Accepting Residents
For some time now, Columbus has been known for their supportiveness towards the LGTBQ+ community. Clintonville shares these views and offers specialized counseling and support for LGTBQ+ residents in need at Clintonville Counseling and Wellness.
“We utilize an affirmative approach to counseling to assist each client with working toward authenticity. Our counselors will meet you where you are in your life without judgment.” -- Clintonville Counseling and Wellness.
16. It's Accessible to Columbus
Clintonville is a quick 13-minute drive away from downtown Columbus, making it an easy commute if you work in the city.
17. But Also Located Near Ohio State University
Just eight minutes away from Clintonville lies the entire campus of Ohio State University -- where there’s always something going on.
Listed as a To-Do on Ohio State University’s website, you’re bound to get a taste of student life in Clintonville. Let’s just say if you're not a Buckeye fan now, we know you’ll change your mind.
18. There are Countless Employment Opportunities
Many Ohio State University alumni stay in Clintonville after receiving their degrees because of the job opportunities. According to Areavibes.com, the median household income in Clintonville is in the mid $70,000 range. As a booming place for business, you can be sure to find a career you enjoy.
19. It's A Beer Lover’s Paradise
The night scene in Clintonville is not boring, we can assure this. With breweries like Lineage Brewing, Random Precision, and Somewhere in Particular Brewing nearby, you will be sure to find some fun that suits your tastes.
“What a great find! This place is beautiful, clean, well thought out and tasty!
Great food that pairs with their beer, friendly server with plenty of beer knowledge, and lots of growth potential! Can't wait to visit again!” -- Somewhere in Particular Brewing Yelp Review
20. It’s a Place for Healthy Living
Clintonville takes sustainability seriously -- they believe in going green. In 2007, Clintonville implemented a sustainability program which is also aided by several local businesses such as Go Sustainable Energy.
“Go Sustainable Energy’s team of expert engineers assists companies by helping them identify energy, sustainable material, and cost-savings opportunities.” -- Capstone Dental
21. And a Place for Healthy Eating
If you have a restricted diet or you’re just looking to start a new lifestyle, the neighborhood is very accommodating. Clintonville has several gluten-free, vegan, and other dietary restricted restaurants and bakeries. Pattycake Bakery, BLunch Columbus, and Corelife Eatery are just a few of many.
“You would never know that this bakery is made from 100% plant-based ingredients. I don't even understand it. But they're killing it over here. The whoopie pie is my personal fave & the staff is always very friendly.” -- Pattycake Bakery Yelp Review
22. There’s even a Farmers Market
Featuring 60 plus producers, the Clintonville Farmers Market runs from April 25 - November 21, 2020. Producers travel anywhere from one to 90 miles in order to bring fresh produce to the market each day.
“The mission of our non-profit, community-based market is to support excellent growers and producers while nurturing community appreciation of wholesome local foods in a lively neighborhood setting. We are a producer-only market, which means that everything you see at market is grown or produced by the stall farmer or cottage food producer.” -- Clintonville Farmers Market
23. Clintonville is Rich in History
Clintonville was originally the territory of the Wyandotte Native American tribe. Upon Westward expansion, it fell into the hands of the U.S. government. Soon after, the land was purchased by Thomas Bull -- but he and his family could not maintain the land alone. Thomas’ son built what is now known as High Street in an attempt to bring people into the area -- offering anyone who worked space.
25. ...and Art
25. You Need to Visit Clintonville!
“Growing up in Clintonville, Columbus, Ohio has been wonderful! All the neighbors are like a tight-knit family and the surrounding area has restaurants with amazing food and shops with very unique and beautiful trinkets. Plus, OSU's campus and Downtown Columbus are just 10 to 15 minutes from Clintonville, giving even more access to theaters, shops, cinemas, restaurants, etc.” -- Niche Review
Near the city yet in its own little oasis, Clintonville has become a happy home to many residents -- come and see why!
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