Clintonville, Ohio

clintonville_0393Clintonville is a neighborhood in north-central Columbus with around 30,000 residents. Clintonville is an informal neighborhood. The southern border is loosely defined as Arcadia Avenue or the Glen Echo Ravine. To the east, either Interstate 71 or the adjacent railroad tracks are commonly accepted. The western boundary is assumed to be the Olentangy River.

Whetstone Park in Clintonville is a Columbus landmark. The Park includes bike trails, baseball fields and tennis courts, a pond, ravine, library and recreation facility, as well as the beautiful 13 acres Park of Roses. Opened in 1952, the Park of Roses is a frequent site for weddings and special events. In June, the Park of Roses hosts its annual “Rose Festival.” During summer months concerts featuring many of Columbus’ brass bands are held every Sunday evening at the Park’s gazebo. Whetstone Park also hosts an annual July Fourth fireworks display for the Clintonville community, perhaps the largest in Columbus aside from the downtown display.

Among the unique home styles in Clintonville are several Lustron homes. These houses are essentially all metal. Nearly everything is porcelain coated, including the walls, cabinets, ceilings, sinks, roofs and gutters. Other styles common in this area include Sears and Roebuck kit homes, 4-squares, bungalows, Dutch Colonials and Larcombs. The Larcomb homes, in particular, met the need for affordable family housing following World War II.

The Columbus City School District serves this neighborhood. Private schools in Clintonville include Calumet Christian School, Clintonville Academy and Our Lady of Peace.

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