The Short North Arts District—the area just north of downtown Columbus and just south of the Ohio State University campus—is hip, bohemian, and happening. The neighborhood is a gathering place for artists and students.
The Short North is home to many art galleries, shops, pubs, nightclubs, and coffee houses. The area is alive with activity, particularly on the first Saturday of the month during the “Gallery Hop,” when the art galleries stay open late and the streets are filled with art lovers, street musicians, and performers.
The area features 17 metal arches along High Street; a nod to Columbus’ reputation as “The Arch City” after dozens of wooden arches used to light the street. The arches were removed in 1914, but were rebuilt in 2002 as part of the community’s renaissance.
This trendy area is Columbus’ creative soul and offers a wealth of choice in art, shopping, and dining.
Apartments in the district range from studios to three-bedroom units. Rents are higher than average for apartments in Columbus.