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Old 02-04-2009, 11:22 AM
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Default went to New Albany, hated it. Where to look ?

Hi, I went to visit my brother in New Albany and I did not see any fancy cars, big houses ...... I live in a pretty wealthy area, and when I went to check out New Albany all I saw were plain jane cars, small houses, and grocery stores....

Am I missing something? All I see of people talking about rich people in New Albany, keeping with with everyone, huge houses.... I stopped by the easton mall and that's the best area I saw the whole trip.

I just ask this as I'm planning to move to Ohio but don't know what area to live in. Any place like Delaware around the New albany area? small town, peace and quiet, understated wealth, walking trails.... ???

I have dogs, and the biggest part of my day is taking the dogs to an off leash dog park, sometimes twice a day. thanks for any help guys
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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Go down the street to Dublin if you want to see all that. Trust me, it definitely exists.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:47 AM
 
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Dublin is the wealthiest part of Columbus... NW corner of the Franklin County.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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I would also check out Upper Arlington - South of Lane.

I don't know where you were in New Albany, but there were definitely places you missed. The thing about New Albany is - it's brand new. The houses are very large, but new. There's no "understated" about the wealth in New Albany. It's definitely for the nouveau riche.

As for grocery stores, I have yet to find a decent one in Columbus. Let me know if you find one.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:01 AM
 
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Hi, I went to visit my brother in New Albany and I did not see any fancy cars, big houses ...... I live in a pretty wealthy area, and when I went to check out New Albany all I saw were plain jane cars, small houses, and grocery stores....

Am I missing something? All I see of people talking about rich people in New Albany, keeping with with everyone, huge houses.... I stopped by the easton mall and that's the best area I saw the whole trip.

I just ask this as I'm planning to move to Ohio but don't know what area to live in. Any place like Delaware around the New albany area? small town, peace and quiet, understated wealth, walking trails.... ???

I have dogs, and the biggest part of my day is taking the dogs to an off leash dog park, sometimes twice a day. thanks for any help guys
You sure you really saw New Albany??? To best see it you need to be quite a bit east of Easton, with the majority around Johnstown Rd between Morse and Rt 161.

They currently have over 40 homes listed for sale over 5,000 square ft.


http://www.realtor.com/realestateand.../New-Albany_OH
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Powell, OH
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I don't know where you were in New Albany, but there were definitely places you missed. The thing about New Albany is - it's brand new. The houses are very large, but new. There's no "understated" about the wealth in New Albany. It's definitely for the nouveau riche.

As for grocery stores, I have yet to find a decent one in Columbus. Let me know if you find one.
OP obviously didn't see the country club area of New Albany, which consists of mostly of the upper end homes. We have a few friends (yes - rich folks can actually be nice ) that live in the CC and many there that have inherited weath as well (apparently lots of them grew up in places like UA, Bexley & Worthington).

As for grocery stores, I would go to Trader Joes at Easton or Whole Foods on Dublin-Granville. There is a Fresh market somewhere near OSU but I haven't ventured there yet. Raisin Rack in Westerville. Meat markets and bakeries are scattered about but you have to search and ask locals for tips. Ironically, I find that Columbus grocery stores are much better than Atlanta where I used to live.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:21 AM
 
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Take 161 East, get off on Hamilton, follow it to the right. At the traffic light, turn left. Turn right on Greensward Rd.

Enjoy the large homes. World's largest Rolls Royce collection is it that neighborhood, right next door to my friend.
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:20 PM
 
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I agree with the four previous posters. Most of New Albany is DEFINITELY upscale, high-end, etc., etc.! I believe NA has the highest median HH income in Central Ohio.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Passed out on the trail to Hanakapi'ai
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all I saw were plain jane cars, small houses, and grocery stores....
Welcome to columbus, you just described it.

The diversity here is so small that if you are coming from a diverse city everyone looks the same. (and they are.)

Think of 'invasion of the body snatchers' after the pods win.
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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Yes, McMansions are not the definition of "understated wealth." Sounds like you were looking around in the Morse Road area, and probably were not actually out far enough east to be in New Albany. I know what type of area you are looking for, but you will have to compromise a bit if you are absolutely sold on moving to Franklin County. It's very McCity.
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