Apartments in East Columbus, Columbus, OH
Conveniently close to the Port Columbus International Airport, East Columbus is bounded by I-670 and I-70 and stretches miles outside the city's outer belt. Residents of apartments for rent in East Columbus are also close to one of the city's major attractions: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Set within the 88 acres of Franklin Park, the conservatory houses more than 400 species of plants, and the John F. Wolfe Palm House, a grand Victorian-style glass greenhouse built in 1895, showcases more than 40 species of palms, some endangered. The outdoor botanical garden is free to the public and features plantings and floral displays that change with the seasons.
Things to Experience in East Columbus
The proximity to downtown gives people living in East Columbus apartment rentals a wealth of attractions on their doorstep. The Center of Science and Industry, visited by more than 30 million people since 1964, is considered one of the best science centers in the U.S. and is, most emphatically, not just for kids. With interactive exhibitions such as Ocean, Space, Gadgets and the new Innovation Showcase, it brings science to life. And don't miss the hair-raising - literally - Electrostatic Generator Show or the seven-story Extreme Screen theater.
Close-by, in suburban Pickerington, the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is home to classic motorcycles, memorabilia and more. Its main floor honors Hall of Fame inductees - what the museum refers to as the heroes of the track, road, trails and halls of government who have elevated the sport to new heights. Bike enthusiasts are transfixed by items like the Wayne Rainey Superbike, Gary Nixon's Formula 750 race bike, the one-of-a-kind Craig Vetter bikes and Doug Henry's YZM400, the bike that ignited the four-stroke motocross revolution.
Education in the Columbus Area
Besides an array of elementary, middle and high schools, the area covers educational bases with schools for the arts and various trades, private schools, preschools and resources for gifted and special-needs children. Colleges and universities also abound, including Ohio Wesleyan, Columbus Community College, Columbus College of Art and Design and Franklin University. And besides being a renowned center of higher learning, Ohio State University is a destination unto itself: Its Wexner Center for the Arts is not to be missed.
Getting Around East Columbus
While East Columbus is convenient to highways I-670, I-70 and I-71 and equally well-served by public transit, which makes a car an option rather than a necessity. And the plentiful bicycle trails make for a relaxing ride to Franklin Park, Gahanna Woods Nature Preserve and Blacklist Woods Metro Park.