Dennison Place Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
In many ways, Dennison Place bridges the gap between The Ohio State University campus and the Victorian Village north of downtown Columbus. Not only is it physically situated between the two sections of the city, but the neighborhood’s metaphorical heart lies in the two areas as well. Its collection of Victorian-style homes has earned it a place on the National Register of Historic Places, but its residents are a vibrant cross-section of students, university staff, and urban professionals.
Dennison Place is part of the 43201 area code. Its boundaries are King Avenue to the north, West Fifth Avenue to the south, the 315 Freeway to the west, and Neil Avenue to the east. The Olentangy River is also part of the neighborhood’s western boundary. Dennison Place consists of 495 structures, more than 400 of which are single-family homes or duplexes. The owner occupancy rate in Dennison Place is more than 75 percent, one of the highest percentages in Columbus.
The majority of the homes in Dennison Place were built between 1888 and 1895 by Anne Dennison, a descendant of former Ohio Governor and United States Postmaster General William Dennison Jr. The young architect designed the neighborhood around six large circular islands at key intersections. Four of the sixty-foot tall traffic islands survive today, keeping car traffic at a leisurely pace and making it easy for pedestrians to enjoy walking the tree-lined streets.
The location of Dennison Place on the southern end of Ohio State’s campus allows residents to take advantage of the area’s many shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. Residents often take advantage of leisure activities along the Olentangy River, or visit the King Avenue and Thompson Parks that border the neighborhood.