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One of Columbus’s first and oldest suburbs, Upper Arlington is a premier, mostly residential community of approximately 9.6 square miles and more than 35,000 residents. Its location provides convenient access to downtown Columbus, The Ohio State University, Port Columbus and all major highways.

A family-oriented community, Upper Arlington has been recognized by national publications as among the best places to raise a family and among the nation’s most educated cities. Homebuyers will love the community’s quaint charm and character of the tree-lined streets and pocket parks, but the city’s main draws are its excellent location and close proximity to OSU and downtown Columbus

Living in Upper Arlington


Much like the community, Upper Arlington schools are all about getting involved. Students enjoy individual attention as participants in their own education. The mission of Upper Arlington schools is to “challenge and support every student, every step of the way”. Students enjoy this personalized learning in diverse after school programs that emphasize artistic, athletic, and academic pursuits.

Students also enjoy custom learning advantages, which they can’t find in most other schools. From elementary to high school, each Upper Arlington student has one-on-one access to a technological device that uniquely maximizes their personal learning style. Upper Arlington provides truly unique learning opportunities for each and every one of their students.

Things to see and do

Though Upper Arlington is primarily a residential neighborhood, there are many unique things to do and see in this Columbus suburb. Enjoy the Chadwick Arboretum, a 62 acre free arboretum that’s a nature lover’s dream. The arboretum features vast selections of native Ohio plants, perennials, tropical plants, wildflowers, woody plants, and more than 400 cultivars of annuals.

You can also visit Upper Arlington’s many historical sites, including the Ohio Craft Museum where you’ll find unique gift ideas or Shrum Moundwhere you can explore some of the Native American history in the area.

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