Downtown Columbus, Ohio

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Aerial view of Columbus' skyline

Downtown Columbus is the Central Business District of Columbus, Ohio, United States. The area centers on the intersection of Broad and High streets, with the northeast corners being known simple as Broad & High by the surrounding businesses and media. Downtown as a whole encompasses all the area inside the inner belt and is home to most of the largest buildings in Columbus. The State Capitol is located on the southeast corner of Broad & High, in Capitol Square. Downtown is also home to Columbus State Community College, Franklin University, Columbus College of Art and Design, Grant Medical Center, Capital University Law School, as well as the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, the Main Street Bridge and many parks. Downtown has many neighborhoods or "districts", but it can easily be separated into three main areas; The Discovery District, High Street Corridor, and the Riverfront. The Short North, Italian Village, and Victorian Village are directly north of Downtown. Olde Towne East, and the historic King-Lincoln District are directly east, while the Brewery District and German Village are directly south of Downtown. Franklinton is to the west of Downtown, with a portion of Franklinton in Downtown. In the northwest area is the Arena District, a mixed-use development centered on Nationwide Arena, the home of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Arena District also includes the baseball stadium Huntington Park and the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.

Over 87,000 people are employed Downtown, and more than 25,000 students attend school at one of the many institutions of higher education located there.[1] Downtown is currently home to over 6,300 residents.[2]



  1. ^ Newpoff, Laura (December 16, 2013). "Who brings the most people into downtown Columbus?". Columbus Business First. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ Ferenchik, Mark (September 18, 2013). "Downtown looking up as population grows". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 

Coordinates: 39°58′N 83°0′W / 39.967°N 83.000°W / 39.967; -83.000