Short North

Art, culture, and entertainment embody the thriving life in the Short North which is bounded by West 5th Street to the north, Mount Pleasant Avenue to the east, just north of the Convention Center to the south, and North Front Street to the west.

The Short North is centered on High Street immediately north of Downtown. It is a very walkable district filled with restaurants, shopping, night life, and so much more. With its bohemian flair and diverse population, the Short North has attracted a young population of residents—and a hugely loyal group of visitors. The monthly Gallery Hop attracts people of all kinds to the area when local businesses open up alongside galleries to create a unique, fun night out on the town. The annual Columbus Gay Pride Festival adds vibrancy and represents the openness of the neighborhood, its residents and business owners.

Fine dining options are of the plenty; whether you are craving Italian food at Marcella’s Ristorante or Asian Pacific style food at HAIKO there is a restaurant for you in the Short North. Of course, art galleries are located throughout the neighborhood—visit the following link to explore your art options. Unique shopping goes hand in hand with the culture of the Short North; visit the following link to explore the plethora of shopping options. The list goes on and on, and visiting the Short North is usually exciting and a great way to get to know Columbus.

Living in the Short North is highly desirable for the fan of urban living. Visit Metro-Rentals to explore.

Though vibrant and thriving today, the Short North hasn’t always been the upscale district it is known to be. Its name traces back to what law enforcement referred to as the area just short of the central business district’s north end, both physically and economically. Though rents and prices are the highest around today, the Short North used to be known as a squatters district—perhaps where its bohemian feel got its start. During the 1960’s and 1970’s the Short North lost residents due to the push towards suburban living, a common pattern for these areas during that time. During the 1980’s artists began migrating to the area and galleries began opening and flourishing in the area. It wasn’t long before other small businesses followed suit.

The Short North continues to attract people, businesses, and events—Stay informed on this exciting neighborhood by visiting the following link.

Comfort in Columbus, an Interview with Dan Varga

“We all take pride in everything. We look out for everything. My neighbors know me, and I know everybody. When I go outside it's "hey Bob, hey Tony"............”       





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