Business Insider once named New Albany, Ohio America’s #1 suburb because of its minute commute times, public school ratings, and low crime rates. Home to nearly 11,000 people, New Albany is a pedestrian friendly suburb of Columbus, which has something to offer everyone – whether it be a dream job in the International Business Park or more than 2,000 miles of parkland to explore.
Live and Learn
When you arrive to New Albany, you may notice how vast the New Albany – Plain Local School District campus is (200 acres, in fact!) Every student attends class here, on this beautiful, Monticello architecture-inspired campus that includes an 80 acre nature preserve. This school district isn’t just based on looks, but also academic performance: NAPLS performs in the top 3% of schools in Ohio.
Bored in Suburbia? Not in New Albany.
Market Square is the heart of New Albany. Surrounded by restaurants like Cameron Mitchell fan-favorite, Rusty Bucket, and Mellow Mushroom, New Albany’s culinary offerings will satisfy your tastebuds. There is even a Whit’s Frozen Custard for dessert! You’ll frequently see families and high school students engaged in conversation outside Starbucks or the library, a branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Retailers in Market Square include Hayley Gallery, which promotes the work of 70+ local Ohio artists; Learning Express, a toy store that will have your kiddos begging to enter; and Elliott Cooper, a one-stop-shop for home décor, jewelry, and clothing.
Experience Mother Nature
Rocky Fork Metro Park boasts more than three miles of walking trails that wind through beautiful woods and fields. There is a large shelter area for family picnics, a playground for your kiddos, and an off-leash trail for dogs. Additionally, New Albany is home to 53 miles of interconnected leisure trails. View a complete map at newalbanyohio.org/maps. Let’s not forget Healthy New Albany, a nonprofit promoting a culture of health and wellbeing, hosts a variety of physical activities outside including Mindful Nature Walks and World of Wonder: Nature Classes for Preschoolers.