Near East Columbus Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Near East is located east of downtown Columbus, Ohio with I-670 to the north and I-71 to the west, making it a convenient place to live. In reality, it is made up of many smaller historic neighborhoods. The zip codes for Near East are 43203, 43219 and 43205. The borders are the Amtrak rail tracks to the north, I-71 to the west, Alum Creek on the east and East Freeway I-70 on the south.
This area, because it is older and historic, has just about every type of housing. The styles reflect the age of the area, and there are many homes from the 19th and early 20th century. Among the styles to be seen are colonials, craftsman bungalows and Tudors. One beautiful historic building from 1910 is the Hotel St. Clair. It began as a hospital and later became a hotel before being abandoned. It has been beautifully restored and now offers senior housing.
Franklin Park with its Conservatory is located in the western section of Near East. The Conservatory has over 400 plants and provides a perfect place to enjoy the tropics, especially during the colder months. It features a shop and a garden café.
Alum Creek Trail goes through Nelson Park on the eastern border of the Near East neighborhood. The trail is multi-use and welcomes runners, walkers and bikers. Nelson Park is 30 acres of trees and open space, along with a playground, picnic area and shelter, athletic fields and basketball courts.
When residents want to go grocery shopping, there is a Kroger Supermarket on East Main Street, along with many other local businesses and restaurants in the Near East neighborhood.