Clintonville is a vibrant neighborhood that includes a weekly farmer's market, thriving locally-owned businesses, and rich park space. Clintonville is on the north side of the city of Columbus, consisting of Clinton and Sharon Townships. The area was never independently incorporated and was gradually added to Columbus during the first half of the twentieth century.
- Population: 29,285 estimated (2010 census)
- Estimated Occupation: 59.7% white-collar workers (2010)
- Median Household Income: $72,476 (2010)
Thriving Small Business
Clintonville has a wide variety of studios and shops, ranging from decades-old, multi-generational family businesses to alternative upstarts. Clintonville has a newly renovated, independent movie theater, craft stores with small classes and some absolutely delicious restaurants. A major perk of Clintonville: you can walk down the street to go to the barber, the bakery or the guitar-maker! There's also a pride for quality in these local businesses that you'll be hard pressed to find somewhere else. If you have a question about a product, then you may leave being an expert. These shopkeepers are savvy and enjoy helping their customers.
You're never far from a park or path when in Clintonville. Roughly 8 percent of Clintonville is park space, and residents take great advantage of it, walking, running or cycling to many places they need to go. A series of ravines wind through the neighborhood and are great places to take a stroll with your family and see native plants and observe wildlife in the city including songbirds, cardinals, red-tailed hawks, mallards, squirrels, foxes and deer.
The Olentangy bike path runs right through Clintonville and connects the city of Worthington to the main campus of Ohio State, ending in downtown Columbus. The Whetstone Park of Roses is one of the largest rose gardens in the country, and was a 2010 winner of America's Best Rose Garden competition held by All-American Rose Selections. Rose bushes can also be seen growing in many lawns all across the neighborhood.