Central Clintonville in Columbus, Ohio, is an informal description of the area that straddles North and South Clintonville, starting at around Weber Road to the south and extending north along North High Street to Whetstone Park. Central Clintonville ends around Calumet Avenue to the east.
The homes in the area are historic, restored and very desirable. The prices of many are more than twice the average price for the Greater Columbus Area. The neighborhoods that make up the Central Clintonville area were first built in the early part of the century and are grand and ornate. Along and just off North High Street are rental properties, many antique shops, and independent restaurants and coffee shops.
Whetstone Park of Roses and Recreation center is a hub of activity for the residents of Central Clintonville. There are leagues for children and adults for baseball and softball, soccer, basketball and horseshoes. The recreation center has art classes for all ages, gymnastics and classes in self-defense. Inside the park is the stunning Rose Garden, kept up by local volunteers. On July the 4th, the Whetstone Park hosts a whole day of community events, parades, picnics, ending with a fireworks display.
Sports fans have to work overtime in Columbus, and Central Clintonville is close to all the biggest action. Saturdays in the fall, you and 110,000 of the best sports fans in the country can get together at The Horseshoe to watch The Ohio State Buckeyes play football. Hockey fans need to travel south on North High Street to Nationwide Arena to see the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League play their home games. And along Hudson Avenue near Interstate 71, one of the first Major League Soccer teams, the Columbus Crew, play in one of the only soccer-only stadiums in the country.