Glen Echo Columbus Homes for Sale
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More About Glen Echo
Glen Echo is a small pocket neighborhood in North Columbus just north of E. Hudson St. and along Indianola Avenue north of Old North Columbus and Tuttle Park and south of central Clintonville and North Lindeshen. It's just off Interstate 71 close to N. High St. with shops and restaurants, services, and amenities.
It's nestled in the far northern part of the University District and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The name refers to Glen Echo Ravine running along the northern edge of the neighborhood. It originated in 1909 when the Columbus Real Estate and Improvement Company plotted 47 acres as Indianola Parkview for a master-planned residential community. At the time the Glen Echo Ravine was turned into a park, which influenced the original layout and character of the neighborhood. In 1909, an Ohio State publication described the park as a place of beauty where large elm and oak trees shaded a small pond and five little lakes connected by a single stream. There were benches and footbridges, cobblestones, and trails in this picturesque environment were perfect for picnickers, horseback riders, and even motorists to enjoy the oasis of scenery. In 1910, Glen Echo was annexed to the city of Columbus and the park was dedicated to the city in 1912.
Today, you'll find many of the older homes still gracing many of the streets that were built between 1909 and 1943. You'll find American craftsman-style bungalows, Tudor revival, Colonial, and American foursquare homes. There's a mix of single-family units as well as duplexes and stones stanchions and street furniture are hallmarks of the community.
Why People Love Glen Echo
Glen Echo is been considered one of Columbus is underappreciated assets. This hidden green and inviting getaway is a respite from a sometimes loud and bustling city. Descend into the tranquility and wander the beautiful areas that look more like the rolling hills of the Appalachians than central Ohio. This is one of the biggest reasons people have chosen to live in Glen Echo.
The park is another reason. Located at 510 Cliffside Dr., Glen Echo Park runs from the north end of 4th St. SW., Indianola Avenue. It offers steep wooded banks dropping to a meandering stream naturalized with sloping edges and plantings of native plants and trees. A walkway runs to the park along the creek and visitors can access the park on stairs from Cliffside Drive or on service roads at Fourth Street. It's perfect for bird watching, jogging, quiet strolls, or even picnicking away from the noisy street above. It offers just over 4 acres and is a perfect place to escape in the woods of Northwest Columbus.
Homes are also quite desirable in Glen Echo. About 54% of residents own their own homes but with the median rent of just $1100, renting one of these beautiful older homes or duplexes is quite attainable. The median home value is about $235,000 and you'll find homes anywhere from $150,000 to over $400,000. Most of the homes in Glen Echo have been well maintained. Each year, the Glen Echo neighborhood is featured on Columbus Landmarks Foundation Walking Tour and there are several buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Glen Echo Schools
residents are part of the Columbus school district and are typically assigned to the Clinton elementary school, the Dominion middle school, and the Whetstone high school. The Clinton elementary school receives an 8 out of 10 by great schools.org and has excellent reviews.
"I couldn't be happier with our experience at Clinton Elementary! There is a LOT of parental involvement and it's reflected all over the school. Lots of activities happening throughout the year like an art show, black history month celebration, read-a-thon, ice cream social, theater productions, and talent show." - Great Schools
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