Located just south of German Village, Merion Village is home to historic houses, churches, schools, a hospital and businesses. The community is a vibrant and special place. Many of the people residing in the area have strong family ties dating back to the early 1900s. The neighborhood continues to attract new families and individuals for many of the same reasons it did almost a century ago: pleasant, affordable and solidly built housing, strong neighborhood institutions, and easy access to area employers. Many Merion Village residents enjoy the easy commute to jobs downtown, nearby Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Grant Medical Center and Ohio State University.
Numerous restaurants dot the area, offering cuisine for every palate. Local favorites include the South Village Grille, Mid City Garage, Valters at the Maennerchor, Skillet and, for coffee & pastries, The Fox In The Snow
Merion Village is home to Moeller Park, located in the heart of our neighborhood at 281 Hanford Street. The park is 1.9 acres of soft grass. big trees. beautiful flowers and several spaces to relax, socialize and play. It’s the perfect spot to walk your dogs, take your children for an afternoon of play, or enjoy a picnic! Moeller Park is also home to the Merion Village Festival, held every September.
You’ll also find Schiller Park nearby, located in German Village, with whom our neighborhood shares several borders. Schiller Park is the second oldest park in Columbus, having been established in 1857. This beautiful park occupies 23.45 acres of land and includes a pond, tennis courts, playground equipment, basketball court, dog park, gardens, outdoor stage and medium-sized recreation center.
Merion Village is home to many beautiful home gardens, and in mid-July, you can see them for yourself at the Merion Village Garden Tour. Each year, the Association also hosts two community Yard Sales. The Spring sales take place on the first Saturday in May while the Autumn sale will take place on the first Saturday in October.