Upper Arlington is an affluent suburb northwest of metropolitan Columbus. Founded in 1913 by Ben and King Thompson, Upper Arlington was incorporated in 1917 and operated out of a field office on the Miller Farm. Today, this historic building still stands and houses the Miller Park branch of the Upper Arlington Library. For a brief period of time, development of the new city was brought to a halt when the National Guard used the area as a training camp. The camp was dismantled in September of 1916 and Upper Arlington resumed its development.
Upper Arlington has a diverse and rich culture, heavily influenced by the arts. The Cultural Arts Commission runs the visual art series at the Concourse Gallery, where residents can enjoy interactive art exhibits. The Arts Commission also hosts the summer concert series, Music in the Parks, a free music series held at the Jake Will Amphiteater at the Amelita Mirolo Barn every Thursday evening in the summer.
Upper Arlington’s Parks and Recreation Department offers Movies in the Park, an exciting lineup of movies residents can enjoy free of cost at Thompson Park. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy attending games for the Clippers or Bluejackets at Ohio State, while golf aficionados can work on their swing at one of two beautiful courses.
The locals might go for a stroll in the Upper Arlington Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the Park Service of the United States Department of the Interior in 1985, or visit the Jack Nicklaus Museum, dedicated to the golf professional born in Upper Arlington. Families enjoy splashing in the pools at the Reed Road Water Park in the warm summer months. Additionally, Upper Arlington houses 28 parks spanning over 180 acres, featuring amenities such as playgrounds, athletic fields, and natural wooded areas great for hiking.
The Shops on Lane Avenue serve area shoppers with over 30 stores including Whole Foods Market, Pier 1 Imports, and Bed Bath & Beyond in a unique open-air plaza conveniently located minutes from Ohio State University off State Route 315. The Kingsdale Shopping Center boasts a brand new Giant Eagle Market and a number of restaurants and retail shops including Macy’s.
From single-family homes to apartment complexes, Upper Arlington has a place to call home for everyone. The area attracts business executives, families, and college students due to the wide variety of culture, Ohio State University, low crime rates, and the city’s convenient location to Columbus. If you’re a rental property owner in the area, consider RENU Property Management Ohio for all of your property management needs. From advertising vacancies to rental collection, and every step in between, RENU Ohio has you covered from A to Z.
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