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German Village

Located just to the south of Downtown Columbus is a neighborhood overflowing with character. With its brick roads and historic homes, German Village is the definition of character and charm. Whether you’re looking for a home around the corner from the office, or are starting a small family the neighborhood has something for everybody.

Winter, spring, summer, or fall the streets of German Village are always filled with activity.  Wander into the village any Saturday in the summertime and join the dozens of people out and about on streets lined with yard sales. Enjoy brunch on a patio filled with flowers, and end your day in one of the locally-owned shops. Stop by the critically acclaimed Chapman’s for some modern eating, Thurmans Cafe for the famous “Thurmanator”, Katzinger’s deli for the largest and most unique sandwich in Columbus, or Schmidt’s for historic food with a German flare.

Beautiful home in German Village overlooking Schiller Park
Beautiful home in German Village overlooking Schiller Park

Come fall and you can’t go wrong spending a day at Cup O’ Joe or Pistachio Vera and the legendary Book Loft, the ultimate spot for book lovers with 32 rooms filled with everything from children’s books to classic novels. After getting your fill of literature visit a happy hour around the corner at Bar 185 or Barcelona places with the characters and quality of the greatest books.  With the first snowfall, the streets transform and the seasonal holiday spirit helps curb the woes of winter weather. Visit the holiday Christmas festival for decorated homes and treats on each corner. Warm-up with warm drinks or take a date to Lindey’s, or The Kitchen for a hands-on meal.

When springtime makes its way back and the sun hits the bricks prepare for neighbors greeting one another again and the annual Haus and Garden Tour. Visit beautiful homes and explore the gorgeous gardens of the people who make German Village the community it is.

German Village Brick Lined Sidewalks
German Village Brick Lined Sidewalks and Roads Create a Unique Atmosphere

No matter the season there’s always a reason to stop by German Village. Looking to show the first date a nice evening, celebrate an anniversary, settle down, or be close to the lights of the city, the neighborhood has a lot to offer. Spend a day there and you won’t regret the excursion. You may find yourself calling the movers before you pick a place.

This quiet village is full of history and some of the best dining options in Columbus. The cobblestone streets take residents back to a much more peaceful time and the perfect place to call home. In addition to amazing dining options, the beautiful Schiller Park and the Brewery District offer an amazing array of entertainment options. This historic community is just south of downtown and the sense of community in German Village is engaging. Living in the German Village residents have everything they need from dinner and specialty cocktails to amazing desserts and from charming shops of all kinds to bookstores and specialty shops often locally owned and operated—all within walking distance.

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