The Southeast Columbus neighborhood is bounded by Highway 33, I-270, Williams Road, and Alum Creek Drive. It is an area of smaller, new homes on tidy lots. Neighborhood children ride bikes on the sidewalks, and pretty landscaping enhances green spaces. Along the east side of the neighborhood are estate-like homes, mostly two-story and quite grand.
One of the city’s great parks, Three Creeks Park, is actually part of the neighborhood. At 1,053 acres, Three Creeks, which is sometimes called Three Rivers, is part of the 15-mile Greenways Trails. The park provides natural play areas, athletic fields, and canoeing. Heron Pond, within the neighborhood boundaries, allows fishing. Three Creeks Dog Park at Sycamore Fields gives Fido five acres of off-leash play area and water access.
Not too far away is another fine park, Scioto Audubon, accessible by public transit or a 10-minute walk from downtown. This park is part of the reclamation movement to turn old industrial sites into valuable habitats and parks.
A large retail area along High Street/Highway 23 provides plenty of opportunities for both everyday and out-of-the ordinary shopping at the Great Southern Shopping Center and Walmart. For antiques and collectibles, there is South Pointe Market Place, which also hosts a farmer’s market from spring to fall.
Great museums and historic areas are nearby. The Columbus Museum of Art, the Center of Science and Industry, the historic Brewery District, and the German District are all popular attractions for tourists and locals alike.
The Columbus Metropolitan Library is noted for its extensive collections and professional service for patrons. There are several private universities in the area, and The Ohio State University is close by as well.
Golfers enjoy easy access to Groveport Golf Course and the historic and famous Scioto Country Club, where young Jack Nicklaus first played.