The North Rickenbacker neighborhood in southern Columbus derives its name from Rickenbacker Air Force Base, located just one mile from the area. Because of the proximity to the military base, the North Rickenbacker neighborhood is convenient for military families living in Columbus temporarily or on long-term assignment.
North Rickenbacker is an eclectic mix of apartments, condominiums, town homes, and single-family homes. Sidewalks line every street, making it an ideal neighborhood for pedestrians with strollers or pets.
Three main streets make up the community: John Glenn Avenue, Spruce Drive, and Pine Street. To access North Richenbacker, residents and visitors turn on John Glenn Avenue from Alum Creek Drive. Bus service through the Central Ohio Transportation Authority (COTA) is available to the neighborhood, taking riders to any almost any area of Columbus.
North Rickenbacker is a quick four miles south of I-270, Columbus’ outer loop. The neighborhood is approximately 13 miles from downtown Columbus and historic German Village, where Columbus residents enjoy venturing through gourmet ice cream and dessert shops, used book stores, and local art galleries. North Rickenbacker is approximately 15 miles from the Ohio State University campus, where students gather for classes and Buckeyes’ fans attend chilly autumn football games.
Younger students living in North Rickenbacker attend Hamilton County Schools, including Hamilton South Elementary School, Hamilton Middle School, and Hamilton Township High School.
North Rickenbacker remains a top choice for military families moving to Ohio’s capital city, providing quick transportation to the Rickenbacker Air Force Base and just a short drive to all Columbus has to offer.