Woodland Park

Woodland Park neighborhood boundaries encompass the area from Broad Street on the south (along Franklin Park) to Maryland Avenue (along I-670) on the north, Taylor Avenue (near OSU Hospital East) to the west and to the Norfolk & Western Railroad track (near Nelson Road) to the east.

Woodland Park is diverse by nature—because of its vast community pockets, residents range from different backgrounds, socio-economic groups, and more. The neighborhood is often referred to as the “arts and education” district because a variety of teachers and artists which reside within its borders. Woodland Park is also home to the beautiful Franklin Park Conservatory, also known as the “Central Park of the Midwest.”

A wide variety of residential properties make up the rental portfolio in Woodland Park; everything from Victorian style homes to English Tudor rental properties are available to potential residents of the area. Visit Metro-Rentals to explore.

Woodland Park is one of Columbus’ first planned neighborhoods, named for Woodland Avenue in 1899. In the early 1900’s Woodland Park was boasted about as it offered rare amenities (for the times) such as paved sidewalks, sewage, and electricity. One of the first homes built in Woodland Park was that of John Connors, a railroad salesman in 1909. Howell and Thomas, an architecture firm, began developing prominent homes in the area primarily between 1908 and 1930. Throughout the 20th century Woodland Park made a transition from a not so, to a very diverse neighborhood which has helped it to develop into what it is today.

The Woodland Park Association continues to preserve the history of the neighborhood while propelling it further to strengthen its future. Visit the following link to learn more.

 

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