Clintonville, home to 28,000 residents, is an informal neighborhood bordered by the Olentangy River to the west, Interstate-71 to the east, Arcadia Avenue to the South, and an ambiguous northern border.

Home to many beautiful parks, including Whetstone Park of Roses, Clintonville is an escape within the city, but not far from Downtown at all. It is a shopping and entertainment district, which is also peppered with biking and hiking trails—making it a neighborhood for a variety of people to enjoy.

20th century, Cape Cod, style homes give Clintonville a charm often sought after by residents. With front porches, hardwood floors, and unique woodworks, there is much to be enjoyed by those who live or are looking to live in Clintonville. Search available properties in Clintonville.

We know about the area today, but where did it all start? Thomas Bull, a minister, moved his family to what we know as Clintonville today (Clinton Township during that time) in 1812. His other family members followed shortly after. In order to build a community, Bull’s oldest son began building homes and shops, and giving them away to skilled craftsman under the condition that they stay, work, and live in Clintonville. The area began growing, and by 1847 established its own mail service and post office. By this time Clintonville became the place to live for employees and students of The Ohio State University, which rose to fame around that time. The automobile revolution made living close to work less necessary, and Clintonville began developing houses rather quickly as a result. Features such as ravines were built around private residences and public places—Glen Echo was the first ravine preserved in 1913, which helped Clintonville establish its nature filled charm.

Today Clintonville remains a charming, tight-knit community, where residents join together in local events promoting local businesses. Learn more about Clintonville here.

Bringing it Home, an Interview with Michael Tomko

“…Spend some time here. Really spend a few hours on a few different days, a few different nights in a neighborhood like Clintonville or Grandview and I think they’ll absolutely sell themselves…”