German Village is just south of downtown Columbus. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is considered one of the most desirable neighborhoods in city. It is named for the German immigrants who flooded the area in the mid 1800s. In 2007, it was recognized by the White House as a Preserve America Community.
The neighborhood is home to many locally owned restaurants, most in the commercial strip along Third Street, which also features a few shops. Most of German Village, however, is residential, with red-bricked homes along three-lined, brick-paved streets.
Schiller Park, located at the south end of the village, was once a community meeting ground for the neighborhood. Today it has recreational facilities, gardens, and an amphitheater where free live performances of Shakespeare’s works are performed by the Actor’s Theatre during the summer.
Each year on the last Sunday of June, German Village hosts the Haus and Garten Tour, which highlights the historical renovations and gardens of the neighborhood. The purpose is to inspire civic pride and cohesiveness in other communities while showcasing its own.
Apartments in this part of Columbus range from studios to three-bedroom units. Rents run higher than average for apartments for rent in Columbus.