Victorian Village is a unique Columbus, Ohio neighborhood. Located just north of downtown, Victorian Village hosts some of the oldest homes in the area. The Boundaries of Victorian Village are West Goodale Street on the south, Harrison Avenue on the west, West Fifth Avenue on the north, and North High Street on the east.
Victorian Village homes were built in the late 1800s and early 1900s, but some newer buildings are scattered throughout. The area became neglected during the mid-1900s, but was restored in the latter part of the century. Today, Victorian Village is one of the most beautiful areas of Columbus, with grand brick homes, lovely mature sycamore and elm trees, and several urban parks.
Goodale Park is one of the focal points of Victorian Village. The park provides playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a place to walk the many dogs that live in the area. On Independence Day, Goodale Park sits at both the beginning and end of the whimsical Doo-Dah Parade, which features floats that poke fun at current events and powerful people in a celebration of freedom of speech. In the spring, Goodale Park hosts the Community Festival, with food, local craftsman and artists, and a long line up of local bands.
Victorian Village sits in the shadow of the Horseshoe, home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes. The stadium fills all of its 100 thousand-plus seats every game while football parties take over the city. Victorian Village flies the Buckeye flag proudly. When the game gets going, the neighborhood gets loud.