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The South of Main neighborhood is a densely populated area bound by East Main Street, Alum Creek Drive, East Freeway/I-70, and Wilson Avenue in an historic section of Columbus. This community includes a variety of homes, from stately Victorians to American Foursquares, also known as Prairie Box houses. Some are in pristine condition and quite elegant. Small, single-story homes and older duplexes are scattered through the neighborhood as well.

The largest neighborhood park is Franklin Park Conservatory, built in 1895. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The botanical garden features permanent collections and special exhibits. The paved trails are great for walking. Just across from Franklin Park is Wolfe Park, with athletic fields and courts, as well as access to the Alum Creek Bikeway and Greenway Trail Access. The shelter house was built in 1935.

Residents enjoy easy access to other historic areas, some of which are also entertainment destinations. Within a five-mile drive are the Brewery District, the German District, and the Arena District.

Columbus Metropolitan Library is often rated as one of the best in the nation for its excellent collections and service to patrons. Several small universities are convenient to the South of Main area. These include Capital University to the southeast and Franklin University to the southwest. The Ohio State University is just a few miles west.

Walmart, a VF Outlet, and a Kroger grocery on East Main Street make shopping convenient. There are public transit stops along East Main Street as well.

There are several public golf courses nearby, including Airport Golf Course and Walnut Hill Golf Course. Four Seasons Golf Center provides indoor and outdoor practice areas.

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