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Historic Homes

If you love historic neighborhoods, you’ve come to the right place. Columbus has a rich, vibrant history. Founded in 1812, the city begain its real growth in the mid-1800s with the arrival of the railroad, canal system and the national road. That brought population and trade. You’ll find remnants of those early years in many of our neighborhoods.

German Village

German Village is arguably Columbus’ best-known historic neighborhood. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, German Village features lovingly restored brick houses, shops and streets, and its sidewalks are full of historic charm and modern swank. Homes are primarily Italianate, Queen Anne and Dutch Double in design. In 2007, it was made a Preserve America Community by the White House.   Founded in the mid-1800’s by German immigrants who arrived to work in the city’s thriving beer-brewing industry, German Village was home to people who worked in the brewing industry up and down the pay scale.

Victorian Village

Victorian Village

Victorian Village, which runs along Neil Avenue and is south of Ohio State University and northwest of downtown Columbus, is one of central Ohio’s showcases for fine residential architecture. As the name implies, the area is known for its Victorian houses, which were built when a streetcar line first ran along Neil Avenue around 1900. For decades, affluent people lived in the grand houses that typified the neighborhood. The Village faced serious blight and crime in the 1960’s and 70’s, much like the city’s other historic neighborhoods. But the area has rebounded thanks to new residents who have an appreciation for the architectural styles of yesteryear.


Olde Towne East, also known as OTE, is a former bedroom community of Columbus in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a time when the city was much smaller. Its stately homes were built for affluent politicians, businessmen, industrialists, architects and land speculators who would shape the future of the city of Columbus. Architectural styles are many, including Federal, Italianate, Victorian, Queen Anne, Gothic Revival, Tudor, Colonial Revival and American Foursquare. After WWII, the area fell into disrepair when residents began moving to suburbs. But in recent years, new generations have seen the opportunities in OTE and began restoring its homes to their original majesty.