New Albany, Ohio Overview 2018

The City of New Albany, Ohio is a nationally-acclaimed master-planned community just 15 minutes northeast of Columbus, the nation’s 14th largest city. This vibrant, pedestrian-friendly city of 11,000 residents is known for its sophisticated approach to sustainable development that revolves around – education, culture, health and sustainability. 

With its restaurants, shops and library, Market Square at Village Center is the axis upon which life revolves in New Albany. It is home to civic and cultural amenities, including the nationally-ranked New Albany Plain Local Schools located on a 200-acre learning campus; the Heit Center for Healthy New Albany, a state-of-the-art health and fitness facility; and the McCoy Center for the Performing Arts, a world-class entertainment venue. Nearly 40 miles of leisure trails connect walkers, runners and cyclists to the Village Center, neighborhoods, schools and businesses.

Situated on more than 3,000 acres, The New Albany International Business Park is the only master-planned business park in the region. It features five clusters of commerce, including Personal Care and Beauty, Information Technology and Mission Critical, Corporate Office and R&D, High Tech Manufacturing and Logistics and Healthcare. Technology and shovel-ready sites, robust fiber optics and triple-feed electric combined with one-stop planning resources and 25% faster permitting have made the business park one of the most prolific economic development engines in the state.

Founded in 1837, the city was dramatically transformed from a picturesque hamlet to a 21st century community through a master plan developed by leading architects and land planners from Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania and University of Virginia. The plan embraces the best practices of thriving, centuries-old communities like Williamsburg, Virginia and Cotswold, England while avoiding the pitfalls of typical suburban sprawl.

New Albany’s walkable residential communities range from country club and traditional neighborhoods to European-style townhomes and urban multifamily apartments. There are sidewalks in every neighborhood, more than 600 acres of public parks and 900 acres of preserved green space.