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German Village

Step foot into German Village, where you'll fall in love the red brick homes with wrought iron fences, the tree-lined streets, and locally owned restaurants on South Third. With so many unique destinations that make up German Village, this historic neighborhood is nothing shy of one of the world's premier historic restorations.

– Sandy Raines

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For decades, Schmidt's Sausage Haus has represented quintessential German Village culture. Where else can you grab some authentic German grub in a converted stable while drinking beer and dancing to live oompah jams?

The Book Loft

Located a few blocks South of the capitol building, The Book Loft's location within a pre-Civil War era building represents some of the German Village's best architecture. You could spend all day exploring their 32 rooms of bargain books!

Schiller Park

Home to the Actors' Theatre of Columbus, Schiller Statue, and its own recreation center, Schiller Park serves as the go-to outdoor destination for German Village residents. Be sure to attend the park's live summer plays and hike along the paved trails.

German Village at a Glance

Quick Facts

Population: 5,805
County: Franklin
Niche Rating: A+
Median Home Value: $519,500

Travel & Commute

Columbus Int'l Airport: 15 min
Downtown Columbus: 6 min
Hilliard: 17 min
Major Roads: I-70, I-71, US-23

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Local Events

German Village is a community steeped in tradition, so there's always something unique happening on these historic streets. The village hosts its own Oktoberfest every fall, as well as the German Village Maker's Market from April to December. You can also catch a Shakespearean play from local actors in Schiller Park during the summer months.

Shopping & Dining

Historic shops and internationally inspired restaurants dot the tree-lined streets of Columbus' German Village. If you want to live like a local, stop by The Book Loft for a new read, explore one of the neighborhood's countless galleries and breweries, and close your day out with a sausage from Schmidt's or fine dining courtesy of Lindey's.

Parks & Rec

Aside from Schiller Park, German Village has a number of other trails and green spaces that are worth visiting. As its name implies, Frank Fetch Park offers dog-friendly digs in a sunny city setting—be sure to bring along a frisbee and Fido! The famous Scioto Audobon Metro Park also awaits just beyond High Street.

Schools & Jobs

Students in the area attend Columbus City Schools, which serves roughly 47,000 students across 118 institutions. After graduation, many go on to The Ohio State University, which is one of the nation's top public colleges. German Village' ideal location near Downtown Columbus also puts it near countless job opportunities and Fortune 500 companies. 

Unique Homes

Searching for an eclectic historic home that's brimming with charm? Start your search in Columbus' German Village. Here, it's not uncommon for properties to come decked out in ornate brickwork and feature original details that date back for hundreds of years. Needless to say, there are no cookie-cutter homes in German Village!

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Ready to make your move to German Village? Nobody knows Central Ohio like The Raines Group, and we'd love to help you track down the perfect home or condo. To learn more about life and real estate in German Village, feel free to contact us at 614-924-9000, or take a look at our featured listings.

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