Columbus' west side has a rich history, active night life and lots of family-friendly neighborhoods. If you're looking for a place to settle down or a new area to explore, it’s well worth a look.
Hilliard is just one of those vibrant west-side communities, with one of the best school districts in the state of Ohio and homes for families large and small. Dublin is an expanding area committed to outstanding quality of life. With 40,000 residents, a mix of large and small lots and new and historic homes, it’s easy to see why National Citizen Survey ranked Dublin as one of its “best places to live”. For those seeking to be close to night life, Grandview is an obvious choice. With an eclectic mix of restaurants, coffee houses and pubs, it’s a great destination. And its tree-lined streets and charming homes add a peaceful quaintness to a community that’s only two miles from downtown Columbus. Upper Arlington is another popular west-side community with a district of historic homes, a world-renowned golf club, unique neighborhoods and great schools, It’s also one of the 50 Safest Cities in Ohio and one of Americas Top 100 Safest Cities.
If you're looking to explore exciting new dining options, Columbus' west side is a good place to start. For busy parents, the Tree of Life Play + Café offers freshly made coffee and food options with an innovative play area to keep your kids stimulated while you relax. For a uniquely Irish experience visit the Brazenhead in Dublin – a restaurant inspired by Ireland's oldest pub. It features a custom interior designed by a group of Irish carpenters. Grandview is known for its collection of award-winning craft microbreweries, which you can visit during the city’s guided Grandview Brewery Tour. And if you prefer some traditional American foods, Park Creek Kitchen offers farm-fresh classics with a fancy twist. But no matter how you want to treat yourself, the west side will give you every opportunity.
No community is complete without some go-to shopping spots, and the west side has plenty. Grandview’s Fifth Avenue and Grandview Avenue are lined with unique independent shops like Acorn Bookshop.. The Market at Mill Run in Hilliard and Dublin’s Mall at Turtle Crossing have lots of traditional name-brand retailers. Dublin’s historic district is home to places like Audacious Boutique, which offers award-winning women's clothing, handbags, and jewelry. And Upper Arlington's Mallway features a charming and unique blend of specialty retail, dining, and service providers.
Arts and culture are alive and well in Columbus' West Side as well Hilliard features a restored original 1886 train that’s now part of the Historical Village in Weaver Park. Dublin has a uniquely Irish attitude with Irish-themed events throughout the year like the annual Dublin Irish Festival. A hub of creativity, culture, and out-of-the-ordinary experiences, Grandview offers an array of guided food and drink-tasting tours, unique regional events, demos, classes, art galleries, consignment shops, a working distillery, the nation’s oldest operating single-screen theater, and much more. And Upper Arlington’s Fourth of July celebration and Labor Day Arts Festival draw huge crowds every summer.
Parks and Paths
There are many parks and trails to explore on the west side. You can spend a day with your furry companion at Heritage Trail Dog Park in Hilliard. If golfing is your thing, Dublin is home to the annual Memorial Tournament at Jack Nicklaus' Muirfield Village Golf Club – the only club in the world to host The Ryder Cup, The Solheim Cup and The Presidents Cup. Grandview boosts 45 acres of parks, green spaces, and trees, and Upper Arlington’s curvy, tree-lined streets and generous green space are two of its very best features. No matter your interest, the west side Is a great place to explore.
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