20 apartments for rent in Sharon Heights, Columbus, OH
The Clintonville neighborhood located north of downtown Columbus was subdivided into residential areas in the early 1900s, after the streetcars were extended north from downtown. At the top is Sharon Heights.
Its borders are the Olentagy River on the west; Morse Road east of High Street and the southern edge of the Graceland Shopping Center on the south, the Columbus-Worthington border on the north, and the Conrail railroad tracks on the east. The major north-south byways of I-71 and S.R. 315 are easily accessible.
One of the five glacial ravines that run through Clintonville is Bill Moose Run Ravine, which cuts through Sharon Heights. It was named after Bill Moose, known as the “last of the Wyandots.” On the south edge of the ravine sits the Ohio School for the Deaf and Blind. A stream runs in the ravine all year round, providing a home for wild animals, spring wildflowers and other vegetation.
The Ravine meets the Olentagy River on the west side of Sharon Heights. Along the Olentagy is Kenney Park, also called Delawanda Park. Located at 5201 Delawanda Avenue, its parking lot is accessible from near the Kroger Marketplace in the Graceland Shopping Center. The park includes ball diamonds, soccer field and walking trails.
Business districts along Indianola Avenue, Morse Road and High Street provide plenty of shopping, dining and services, including Graceland Shopping Center at 5324 North High Street.
Sharon Heights’ homes are as unique as the topography. They range in price from below $100,000 to over $500,000. Most were built between the 1940s and early 2000s and styles include Cape Cods, Colonials, high end new homes, Sears and Roebuck kit houses and the 1947-50s Lustron prefabricated metal and porcelain houses. One of the Lustrons still exists at 27 East Kanawha Street in Sharon Heights.