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Where can I find a picturesque, affordable area in Columbus, Ohio?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Victorian Village neighborhood in Columbus is a diverse, thriving area full of life and character. It sprang up in the early 1900s when wealthier citizens wanted to live close to the streetcar line that ran through the north part of town. Today the area remains as an example of a nineteenth century neighborhood, and a great place to rent Columbus apartments.

Residents are proud of the area’s lineage; the neighborhood has an architectural review commission to ensure that renovations preserve the original style. Every year Victorian Village plays host to a Tour of Homes, where the public can walk through some of the homes. Homes in the neighborhood reflect a wealth of architectural styles, from Gothic Revival to Queen Anne to Italianate. Several homes are listed as historical landmarks.

This unique enclave is home to a wide variety of income levels and social backgrounds and is considered a very livable, affordable area. There are several good alternative schools in the neighborhood as a well as a Montessori school that teaches students through the eighth grade.

Apartments here range from studios to three-bedroom units. Rents are about average for the greater Columbus, OH area.

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