Upper Arlington

Welcome to Upper Arlington

All the classics — Family, friends, and a fun lifestyle
Upper Arlington offers residents a classic slice of Americana. It's a place where people can still go for an evening stroll in their neighborhood and make new friends along the way. Located just minutes from downtown Columbus and the great Ohio State University, Upper Arlington offers the ideal location for people to raise a family and become valued community members. 

The Upper Arlington area's real estate includes one- and two-story homes. A mix of newer construction and mature homes meets a variety of needs. Many of the area's homes are quite large, with four, five, or even six bedrooms. A variety of architectures are available, including homes with a stately Georgian flair, ranch-style, impressive Tudors, historic brick two-story homes, and more. Most homes have large yards, complete with beautiful, mature vegetation.

What to Love

  • Fun events throughout the year
  • Public parks galore 
  • Fantastic schools
  • Walkable neighborhoods

Local Lifestyle

With all the great schools in the area and the child-friendly events that occur throughout the year, it's safe to say that Upper Arlington is a great place to raise a family. The family-friendly events make it easy to make friends with others who share the same lifestyle. All-in-all, Upper Arlington is a friendly, walkable suburb with a small-town feel, yet it's still close to all the amenities that people expect when living near a large metropolitan city.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Hudson 29 Kitchen + Drink offers a cozy yet upscale setting with (seasonal) outdoor seating. The restaurant offers a variety of artfully-designed American fare, wine, and cocktails. The Wine Bistro is a great place to meet friends for a glass of wine or a casual meal. The bistro offers a variety of appetizing dishes, such as beef short ribs and sesame-orange-glazed salmon. The restaurant is also known for its famous wine selection.

For shopping, Cover to Cover Children's Books in nearby Columbus has an extensive selection of children's books supported by knowledgeable staff. The bookstore also holds events throughout the year, including story time reading for children and "Meet the Author" book signings. Jeffrey Thomas Clothing boutique offers designer clothing and accessories for men, women, and children.

Things to Do

Upper Arlington offers a variety of fun, family-oriented events throughout the year. First on the list is the Golden Bear Scare. This event takes place at Smith Nature Park. Participants take part in a guided tour of the park to learn why the park is known for being haunted. Participants should expect to see a lively display of witches, ghosts, and zombies as they take the tour.

Upper Arlington's Thompson Park is home to the city's annual Christmas in the Park event. This fun, family-friendly event includes crafts and holiday-oriented food items. Later on, guests take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the park. After they admire all the magical, snow-covered foliage, they arrive to receive a personalized visit with Santa.

Fancyburg Park is home to the city's Music in the Parks concert series. Guests enjoy live music from a variety of musical genres, all for free. Last but not least, one of Upper Arlington's premier events is the annual Independence Day Parade. In addition to the parade, there are keynote speakers, a float judging contest, a fireworks extravaganza, and more.


The Upper Arlington community is served by the Upper Arlington City School District. Notable schools in the area include:

  • Barrington Road Elementary School, grades PK, K-5, report card: A 
  • Greensview Elementary School, grades K-5, report card: A
  • Tremont Elementary School, grades PK, K-5, report card: A-
  • Wickliffe Elementary School, grades PK, K-4, report card: B
  • Windermere Elementary School, grades K-5, report card: A
  • Jones Middle School, grades 6-8, report card: A
  • Hastings Middle School, grades 6-8, report card: A-
  • Upper Arlington High School, grades 9-12, report card: A


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