Clintonville Information and Realty
Clintonville Ohio is located just north of downtown Columbus between Highway 315 and I-71. Home to the original Columbus zoo and several local parks, as well as about 32,000 residents.
Clintonville's history began as a Methodist minister and his wife settled in the area and purchased 600 acres along the Columbus/Worthington Pike to give to Revolutionary war soldiers at the pension and as a payment for their service. The minister and his family also settled into the area and begin to farm but no one else settled in the area so to attract residents to the area, the minister's oldest son built houses and shops along what is now High Street and gave them to anyone with a skill who would stay and practice their craft such as blacksmithing, carpentry and the like. The idea caught on after a short while Clintonville steadily grew and became its own city on September 13, 1847.
This informal neighborhood and the suburb of Columbus has absorbed neighboring communities south of Worthington and parts of Beechwold. there are four distinct neighborhoods within Clintonville; South Clintonville which is a mix of single and multifamily homes the majority of which were built prior to 1930; North Clintonville which is immediately north of North Broadway and consists of higher and properties with driveways built between the 1920s and 1950s; Beechwold the highest majority of homes and residences in the area with high style and high end housing; and north of Morse which extends to the Worthington city limits and home to several schools and the Graceland shopping center. The average listing price in Clintonville is $335,000 and the median sales price is about $230,000. With a variety of homes, styles, vintage and contemporary, there's something for everyone in this beautiful community.
Clintonville has valued education since the 1800s and the first substantial school was the Clinton school in 1895 on the site of the current Clinton elementary school. In addition to many elementary schools Clintonville also has the Dominion middle school and the Whetstone high school.
As the original location for the Columbus zoo in 1905, it only lasted five months and now the remaining structures such as the monkey house and the views of stone entrance called the kissing Bridge are all that's left. However, there are two major parks and landmarks in Clintonville; Whetstone Park and Olentangy Park. With biking trails, sports fields, lakes and recreational facilities, Whetstone Park offers over 13 acres of roses, trails and parks facilities. Olentangy Park first opened in 1880 and was once home to the largest amusement park in the US. Although it closed in 1939, scattered remains of the park could still be found in the woods by the river as recently as the late 1980s.
Rich in history, a beautiful place to call home, and steeped in community tradition, Clintonville continues to created the ideal location just north of Columbus. If you are interested in learning more about this community and the homes and real estate for sale therein feel free to start your search online here for free, I office for more information. I would be happy to offer relocation tips, utilities and moving resources for Clintonville and all areas surrounding Columbus Ohio.
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