This area of downtown Columbus is called the Discovery District for a very good reason: it is home to four colleges, dozens of non-profit organizations, museums, and more.
Home of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, BalletMet, Columbus Museum of Art, and Franklin University, the Discovery District has a lot to offer residents. And there is more to come. The district is undergoing a renaissance, with businesses, cultural and educational organizations, residents, and public officials working together to make this neighborhood one of the premier areas in Columbus.
At the center of the Discovery District is Topiary Park, which covers seven acres and features topiary interpretations of famous works of art, including Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte.” The park also hosts several events during the year, including outdoor performances and programs for children.
The Columbus Metropolitan Library system has been rated one of the best in the country; the main branch is appropriately located in the Discovery District. The branch offers several services to the community, including special field trip programs, the Homework Help Center, and over 100 computers.
Apartments here range from studios to three-bedroom units and are priced higher than the average for apartments for rent Columbus.