Discovery District

The Discovery District, full of education and culture, is lined by 6th Street on the West, I-670 on the north, Interstate-71 on the west and Interstates-70/71 on the south.

The Discovery District is a business improvement district, owned by private investors who are dedicated to maintaining the safety and cleanliness of the area. Home to the Columbus College of Art and Design as well as the Columbus Museum of Art, there is a lot to be desired by art enthusiast, as well as a surge of culture which influences the entire neighborhood. Topiary Park presented by the state of Ohio (previously known as Deaf School Park) currently is known for its topiary garden portraying scenes from Georges Seurat’s famous post-impressionist painting, A Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte, but features many other beautifully landscaped gardens as well.

Historic homes, built primarily in the 1850’s to the 1920’s, and newly developed apartments make up the residential portfolio of the area, offering something for everyone. Search available properties in the Discovery District.

The Discovery District is embedded with history. It was once a stop on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. The architecture which began developing majorly in the mid 1800’s was inspired by Classical and French Chateau styles. In 1989, a plan was developed by the City of Columbus to bring together the various institutions in the Discovery District to create one cohesive campus between the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus State Community College and the Columbus Museum of Art all located north of Broad Street, and to create a gateway that would attract visitors from downtown into this thriving district.

Today the Discovery District continues to grow as investors continue to develop the area, maintain its safety, and ensure the art and culture it is built upon remains vivacious. Learn more here.

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