About Harrison West
The Harrison West historic district is one of the most recent additions to Columbus’s Near Northside. It has become an increasingly popular destination for first-time homeowners, professionals, and families looking for a suburbian feel near downtown without breaking their budget.
The neighborhood was originally established in 1889 as working-class brick road hamlet on the outskirts of town by John Hines Berryhill Jr., who sought out land west from his original Grandview settlement during that time period due to its proximity with rail lines where he could haul materials more easily than overland routes which were becoming congested with coal trains headed east towards Ohio’s steel mills before they eventually sprawled into what we now know as Victorian Village around 1920 after being annexed at this point following World War 2.
Now the neighborhood is nestled between the bustling neighborhoods of Victorian Village, the Short North, Grandview Heights, and the OSU campus area. With both new developments, older homes, and condos available, their are living options for everyone in Harrison West.