Berwick is a Columbus neighborhood with a wealth of diversity and pride. The homes are well kept, with large yards. The community is green with wooded spaces and towering trees.
Long-term residents help keep the neighborhood stable. As members of the Berwick Civic Association, they helped to earn the Berwick slogan “Home to Great Neighbors.”
The Columbus Jewish Historical Society is located on College Avenue. The Society maintains an archive of photos, oral histories, and records of local Jewish heritage. Visitors can also review The Old Jewish Chronicle, first published in 1927.
Berwick streets are history. The original land was a British gift to Revolutionary War soldiers. After the war, stranded British soldiers became refugees. That history is reflected in street names such as Refugee Road. Livingston Avenue is named for British Colonel James Livingston.
Neighborhood residents who are golfers need only make a brief trip west to Walnut Hill, a municipal golf course. The course has a practice facility, pro shop, and junior golf days. For relaxation, Berwick Park is a 4.3-acre green space located on Wessex Court.
In terms of dining options, the neighborhood a number of of fast-food outlets. The Berwick Manor Restaurant and Banquet facility offers more elegant fare. This family-owned restaurant has been in business since 1955. Tat Ristorante de Familia is another local family-owned restaurant. It has been serving homemade pasta in Columbus since 1929.
Capitol University’s main campus is minutes away in nearby Bexley. That’s a short distance northwest on College Avenue from the Berwick neighborhood. Capitol is a private Lutheran university with five colleges and a range of programs.
The COTA #46 Express bus provides public transportation to the Berwick area. Commuters depart from the Winchester Pike and Berwick Park & Ride.