Welcome to Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff
A blend of urban attractions and a suburban lifestyle
Located on the banks of the Scioto River, the suburbs of Grandview Heights and Marble Cliff offer the best in terms of suburban living and nearby metropolitan activities. People living in the area are busy raising their families or focused on their careers, but they still make time to get to know their neighbors, and many get together for fun city-sponsored events.
The homes in the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff area can only be described as lovely. More than a few of the homes are beautifully-restored Craftsman or farmhouse-style homes. It's clear from their well-maintained yards and tidy interiors that the homes are well-loved. Many have original woodwork inside and large front porches on their exterior. There are also a few large, Tudor-style mansions and a handful of impeccably-maintained condominiums.
What to Love
- Lovely neighborhood with well-maintained homes
- Friendly, walkable suburb
- City-sponsored events throughout the year
- Fun block parties
The peaceful suburban atmosphere, the good schools, and the well-maintained homes fulfill all the check marks for those looking for a nice area to raise a family. Even so, young professional couples are increasingly drawn to the area because of its great restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and dog-friendly parks. Since the two suburbs are so close to the attractions in downtown Columbus, it's not surprising that an area like Goodview Heights/Marble Cliff attracts people of all ages and interests.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Third & Hollywood
is a casually sophisticated restaurant serving American fare. It's the ideal spot to meet someone for a drink or a fun date night. In nearby Columbus, there's the Watershed Kitchen + Bar
. This restaurant has an extensive cocktail menu and serves American fare, which is both a feast for the eyes and the palate.
For entertainment and dining, local residents like to go to the Grandview Theater and Drafthouse
. This is a fun place to see the latest blockbuster movie and grab a beer and a slice of pizza at the same time.
When people in the area want to purchase decor for their home, they often stop by Fortin Ironworks — The Market
. The name of the store says it all. The gallery has one-of-a-kind hand-worked iron items for both the interior and exterior of the home. They also have a large selection of other items, such as glassware, wood items, and ceramics. For boutique shopping, there's Vernacular — Grandview
, specializing in women's clothing, handbags, shoes, and accessories.
Things to Do
Residents like to get together during the summer months at The Grandview Hop
. The Grandview Hop takes place on Grandview Avenue
, between 1st and 3rd Avenue. On the last Saturday of every month from June-September, the city closes the street to allow an open-air market. Guests can enjoy live music, kid-friendly activities, food trucks, street shopping, and so much more.
Biking enthusiasts are always happy to learn about the annual city-wide Toure de Grandview Bike Race. Organized by the city of Grandview, the bike race attracts several hundred professional bicyclists to the area for a race through the suburban streets of Grandview Heights. The professional race also sprouts other fun events like the Kid's Spring bicycling competition, a street party on Grandview Avenue, and multiple yard parties as residents gather to watch bicyclists race through their neighborhood.
The city of Grandview Heights also sponsors other events such as the Holiday in the Heights
annual tree lighting ceremony, as well as several other events throughout the year, such as The Great Pumpkin Run, Easter Egg Hunt, and much more.
The Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff area is served by the Grandview Heights City School District. Top-rated schools in the area include:
- Stevenson Elementary School, grades PK, K-3, report card: A
- Larry Larson Middle School, grades 6-8, report card: A
- Grandview Heights High School, grades 9-12, report card: A
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