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The Short North: An Outstanding Central Ohio Community

The Short North is a neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio centered on the main strip of High Street immediately north of downtown and extending until just south of the Ohio State University campus area. It is an easy walk from the convention center or Nationwide Arena to the north. The Short North is a bustling community, particularly during the monthly "Gallery Hop" and other local and downtown events.

The Short North is heavily populated with art galleries, specialty shops, pubs, nightclubs and coffee houses. Here you will also find the historic North Market. This is Columbus' only public farmer's market and home to many international food shops. Most of its tightly packed brick buildings date from at least the early 20th century, with traditional storefronts along High Street (often with brightly painted murals on their side walls), and old apartment buildings, rowhouses and newer condominium developments in the surrounding blocks. The city installed 17 lighted metal archways extending across High Street throughout the Short North, which are reminiscent of such arches present in the area in the early 1900s.