Victorian Village

The stylish Victorian Village is bordered by Goodale Avenue to the south, North Street to the east, West Fifth Avenue to the north, and Harrison and Neil Avenues to the west.


With easy access to the Short North, Arena District, and The Ohio State University, Victorian Village is a fun area with a lot to offer. Residents and visitors can select from a variety of restaurants, parks, and shopping options that line the streets. With access to Goodale Park, visitors can enjoy strolling about to coffee shops, cafés, and other local stores. Lovers of architecture will enjoy landmarks such as the Cocoa Manor and Sells’ House which are preserved in the area still today.

Historical, Victorian homes and modern housing make up the housing portfolio in the neighborhood. Visit Metro-Rentals to explore.

With its well preserved style, you might wonder where Victorian Village got its start. William Neil purchased 300 acres of farmland just north of Downtown in 1827; the land we know as Victorian Village today. Neil Avenue was developed by Mr. Neil as a road to his farmlands—after his death the land was divided amongst his heirs. The Southern portion of his land developed and became Victorian Village. The Olentangy Industrial Cluster developed and aided in the success of the area as manufacturing grew as a result. By 1879 Streetcars filled Victorian Village connecting it to surrounding neighborhoods—Neil Avenue became a major north-south route. Select property became reserved for large homes between 1888 and 1902 as housing demands raised. In 1920 automobiles became the new trend and people and businesses moved further away from central Columbus, thus causing the decline of Victorian Village. By 1970 interest was renewed in the neighborhood following the success of German Village. The Victorian Village Commission began restoring the area, and it became established as a historic district in 1973 by the City of Columbus. Stay connected to the growth of Victorian Village by visiting the following link.




 Back to La Basi, an Interview with Trish & Johnny

       "The people are vibrant. This was a neighborhood that was left behind…these houses became derelict. The neighbors are pioneers. They came in and invested their time and resources."

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