Arena District

The Arena District is located in the heart of Downtown Columbus, bordered by North High Street to the east, Neil Avenue to the west, Spring Street to the south and Vine Street to the north



Today the Arena District is a mixed-use planned development and neighborhood spanning 75-acres. Home of the Nationwide Arena, where the Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) play; Huntington Park, where the Columbus Clippers (MILB) play; Lifestyle Community Pavilion, an indoor and outdoor music venue which hosts a wide array of musical acts; and several parks, restaurants, and bars.

The residential opportunities in the Arena District are vast as well, with well over 700 rental units in the area. With new residential buildings currently operating and more under construction, there are many studio-styles to four-bedroom apartments for rent in the district. Search available properties in the Arena District.

While currently home to many exciting places, the Arena District was once referred to as a “no man’s land” and used to consist of the southern portion of the Olentangy Industrial Cluster which was developed just after 1900; it housed, throughout time, the Columbus Buggy Company, Union Fork and Hoe Company, Jaeger Machine Company, and more. In 1925 there were as many as 17 residences available in area. Due to the Olentangy Industrial Cluster decline the area was practically empty by the mid 1900’s. Owned by the City of Columbus, who had a vision to redevelop the neighborhood, the Arena District was put up for bid and was eventually sold for $11 million to Nationwide Realty Investors (NRI). NRI worked with private investors and various corporations to fund a $450 million redevelopment of the area, ultimately making the district what it is today.

With several development projects in the works, there will soon be more residential, commercial, and mixed-use properties to add the Arena District, making it an even more thriving neighborhood. Learn more about the Arena District at the following link.

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