Overview of Columbus
It seems unimaginable that such a serene environment can be located a mere 17-minute drive from the urban landscape of downtown Columbus, but there it is. You can forget all about the downtown traffic and busy workers when you live in Old North Columbus, where the streets are quiet and the houses sit close enough for you to meet your new neighbors.
Ring in the season
One of the best ways to meet people in the neighborhood is at Ohio's many fairs and festivals. You'll know summer's arrived and it's time for the festivities to begin when you attend the Park Street Festival, held on the first weekend of June since 2007. This kicks off the summer festival season in Columbus and is the perfect way to get amped up about the upcoming months of sunshine, high temperatures and plethora of great festivals that will keep you busy. At the Park Street Festival, you'll enjoy live performances and fare from some of Columbus' most well-known food trucks.
Embrace the arts
Columbus is home to a huge community of artists and art-lovers, so it's no surprise that there are fairs dedicated to art. These will start with Columbus Arts Festival, held in the downtown riverfront area. This stunning backdrop serves as the venue for this festival, held every June. Take this opportunity to check out some great handmade art and invest in some pieces to decorate your new three-bedroom apartment in Old North Columbus with.
The revelry continues into September with the Hot Times Festival, an independent community arts and music event in Olde Town East. Here, you and your housemates will enjoy poetry, music, art and more. There's even an artcar showcase, which features the work of artists who make their vehicles as unique as they are. Automobiles have arrived at this festival from around the country, so you'll want to take advantage of this great opportunity.
Appreciating artwork is a year-round practice when you live in Columbus. You'll be able to admire local work the first Saturday of every month at the Gallery Hop. On these nights, you'll swing by neighborhood galleries that open their doors to the public and dance to the music of street performers. Finish off the night before returning to your three-bedroom apartment in Columbus at one of the many restaurants and bars that feature extended hours for the event.
Go for the big one
One of the area's most exciting gatherings is the Ohio State Fair, held at the Ohio Expo Center every summer in late July or early August. Located just south of your three-bedroom apartment in Columbus, you'll be able to enjoy myriad foods, lively concerts and exhilarating stunt shows. You won't want to miss out on the fun rides or friendly animals, either. It's the perfect time to invite family over for a visit, since the fair offers educational exhibits and lots of family-friendly entertainment.
Summer will be a busy season when you move to your three-bedroom Columbus apartment. But the intimate setting of the neighborhood will ensure that you have plenty of friends to spend time with year-round. For the perfect balance of relaxation and lively activity, look no further than Old North Columbus.