Harrison West is a historic, urban neighborhood located north and near west of downtown Columbus, Ohio. The neighborhood character is similar to the better-known Victorian Village just to the east. The area is bounded by Harrison Avenue on the east (which runs parallel to Neil Avenue), Goodale on the South, 5th Avenue on the North, and Olentangy River Road to the west (including “Gowdy Field”). In January 2008, the neighborhood expanded to include all of “Thurber Village” to the South East.
The small downtown located within Harrison West has created a vibrant center to the community. Local favorites such as Harrisons on Third and Zenos create a relaxed nightlife, while, the parks, sidewalks, and cafes create a great sense of community. Real estate in Harrison West is only going up in value, but in some areas it is still affordable for someone straight out of college and there are many rental options available as well.
Harrison West has seen an absolute explosion in new development on the west side near the river. There are continued developments ongoing. Here are a few of the featured areas and developments you may want to consider.
Harrison Park Flats
The flats are on the north side of the Harrison Park development and offer quite a few different layouts that are mainly between one and three bedrooms. There are also quite a few of these that are now available as rentals. Below is a Matterport Tour of one of the condos.
Harrison Park Townhomes
The townhomes are much larger and just south of the Harrison park flats. There are several different styles from a few different developers. Below is a Matterport Tour of one of the larger townhomes that were built at Harrison Park around 2010.
Harrison West is quietly becoming one of the most desirable areas in downtown Columbus, with a great location to downtown, Ohio State University, Grandview and The Short North arts district it is sure to continue in a positive direction. You can visit the official Harrison Park website here.