The Shady Lane neighborhood in Columbus is bounded by East Main Street/Highway 40, I-70/Jack Nicklaus Freeway, East Livingston Avenue, and South Hamilton Road. Walnut Park, with a three-acre off-leash dog park, extends through the middle of this community. It is a neighborhood of small ranch and split-level homes with sidewalks along neat, well-tended lawns.
Shopping centers are conveniently located. The Great Eastern Shoppers Mart Shopping Center and Carnaby Mall are just two of the retail areas serving Shady Lane residents. A Walmart Supercenter and other nationally branded retail stores are close to the community. There are dozens of eateries, both locally owned establishments and national franchises, on the major thoroughfares. The Brewery District, west of Shady Lane, is a popular entertainment spot.
Recreational areas are conveniently located as well. The Bennett Park and Recreational Center and Walter A. Tucker Natural Preserve are two of the largest. The Tucker Preserve features biking, jogging, and hiking.
As might be expected in the hometown of Jack Nicklaus, golf courses are everywhere. The Columbus Country Club, Airport Golf Course, and Turnberry Golf Course are the most conveniently located to Shady Lane. Ten others are within half an hour’s drive.
Two private liberal arts colleges are nearby, Capital University and Ohio Dominican University. The Ohio State University, with an enrollment of 50,000 students, is within an easy drive.
Bexley Public Library is close to the Shady Lane neighborhood, about five miles west. Many other libraries are located either downtown or on the many area college campuses. The Ohio Historical Society, a bit northwest, is the site of the Ohio Village, which allows visitors to experience 19th Century Ohio and enjoy year-round seasonal celebrations.
The Shady Lane neighborhood is on COTA bus routes, with a park-ride facility on Livingston. It is conveniently located to the Port Columbus International Airport, I-270, and I-70.