Live Like a Local
Ten Things to Know about New Albany
- We’ve mastered planning. As a master-planned community, we are always looking for ways to improve our quality of life. Whether it’s leisure trails, Market Square or traffic patterns, we involve residents and businesses in identifying the services and amenities that matter most—and then we deliver.
- Our schools rank among the best. Built on a 200-acre learning campus bordered by a nature preserve, the New Albany Plain Local School system consistently ranks among the best in the state and earns an A for its 98% graduation rate.
- We are pedestrian-friendly. With sidewalks leading to parks in every neighborhood and nearly 40 miles of leisure trails connecting residents and businesses to the Village Center, there are plenty of opportunities to walk. We even host the New Albany Walking Classic, the largest walking-only event in the country.
- Healthy living is in our DNA. New Albany is home to a one-of-a-kind model of health, wellness and fitness—The Heit Center for Healthy New Albany. The center combines medical practices and state-of-the-art fitness facilities with educational programs ranging from healthful cooking to acupuncture to meditation.
- We are a giving community. Abercrombie and Fitch hosts the A&F Classic, a party to fund camps for children with serious illnesses. Many residents, businesses and employees participate in Pelotonia, a cycling event that raises funds to support cancer research. The New Albany Community Foundation continues to leverage our generosity to support educational, cultural, leisure and health programs and services.
- We believe in life-long learning. For intellectually stimulating programs year-round, you will find a wealth of choices, whether it’s the Jefferson Series lectures by internationally renowned thought leaders, the McCoy Community Center for the Arts’ classic to contemporary performances for all ages or the Innovate New Albany’s Tiger Talks for entrepreneurs.
- People come first. New Albany was built upon the strongest traditions of small town America. Take a walk to Market Square, cycle along our leisure trials or stroll through our Farmers Market and you’ll find a remarkably friendly, welcoming community.
- We are growing smarter. New Albany is the fastest growing city in Central Ohio and, through master planning, we have taken steps to anticipate the challenges of growth so we can avoid some of pitfalls of traditional suburban sprawl.
- We love nature. And, we love green space. Throughout the city, you’ll find more than 1,800 acres of woodlands and meadows protected from future development, 600 acres of parkland and an 80-acre nature preserve on the school campus that provides a learning lab for students. Rose Run, our own version of Central Park is coming soon.
- We thrive on innovation. In fact, our technology incubator is called Innovate New Albany. However, innovation is not just for businesses. We constantly challenge the status quo to find smarter and better ways to improve service delivery and protect our community’s assets whether it’s preserving vital green space or adding roundabouts to control traffic.
New Albany residents enjoy a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly community that offers the perfect blend of lifestyle and location for renters and homeowners alike. You’ll find apartment communities and condominiums with contemporary floor plans and lifestyle amenities as well as a wide range of single-family homes in neighborhoods with tree-lined sidewalks and parks.
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5946 New Albany Road, W., New Albany, OH 43054
5704 New Albany Road, W., New Albany, OH 43054
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5935 Central College Road, New Albany, OH 43054
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5501 New Albany Road, E., New Albany, OH 43054
5733 Traditions Drive, New Albany, OH 43054
Connected by leisure trails to neighborhoods and the business park, Market Square is a pedestrian-friendly urban center with restaurants, cafes, shops, a library and the Heit Center for Healthy New Albany, a multidisciplinary health, wellness and fitness facility.
The McCoy Community Center for the Arts is a world-class, state-of-the-art venue with two theaters, a dance studio and classrooms. It attracts a variety of national and international talent and features a full calendar of music, dance, comedy and lectures.
A high caliber of training, seasoned faculty and professional stage experience has led our ballet company to be ranked among the best in the Midwest and one of the premiere training academies in the country. Since 1999, the ballet company has taught ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance.
Every week, the New Albany Farmers Market offers a wide variety of fresh, locally-grown produce, baked goods and handcrafted artisan products. During the warmer months, the market take place outdoors at Market Square. During the cooler months, it’s held at the Heit Center.
Founded in 2008, the New Albany Symphony Orchestra has grown to more than 120 professional, community and student musicians who, under the direction of Luis Biava and together with nationally renowned guest artists, perform to sold-out crowds at the McCoy Community Center for the Arts, as well as in schools and throughout the community.
With its timeless Georgian architecture, world-class athletic facilities and natural surroundings, the New Albany Country Club is a popular community gathering spot for all ages. It features a 27-hole championship golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, five swimming pools and an award-winning tennis facility that includes clay, hard and grass courts. Inside, the club offers six dining venues, ranging from casual to elegant.
Anchoring the north end of Market Square, the New Albany branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library is a key attraction for all ages with story time programs for preschoolers, homework help for elementary and secondary school children, research resources and access to a vast selection of fiction and nonfiction works for everyone.
The Columbus Jewish Day School serves students from kindergarten through six grade through experiential learning that promotes intellectual, social and emotional growth to create local and global citizens who can strengthen the Jewish community and the world.
Sponsored by the New Albany Community Foundation, the acclaimed Jefferson Series of lectures has featured thought leaders from all walks of life, including Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, Emmy Award-winning journalists and past presidents of the United States.
The New Albany Chamber of Commerce’s leadership development program was created to help existing and emerging leaders enhance leadership skills and acquire a better understanding of local business, economic, civic and government operations through presentations, panel discussions and behind-the-scenes tours and put those insights to use in the community.
Marburn Academy is a nonprofit day school serving bright students who learn differently. Its state-of-the-art programs and teaching methods support students with learning differences such as dyslexia, executive function difficulties and attention issues that prevent them from succeeding in traditional schools.
New Albany-Plain Local Schools is ranked among the best regionally and nationally. It educates students from kindergarten to high school on a 200-acre learning community campus that includes an 80-acre nature preserve. It is home to the MIT Fabrication Lab, the Easton-OSU Engineering, Environmental and Energy Land Lab and an Environmental Science program, in collaboration with Eastland Career Center, Columbus State Community College and The Ohio State University that draws students throughout central Ohio.
With its state-of-the-art fitness center, medical services and variety of health programming, ranging from cooking classes to acupuncture, the Heit Center aims to make New Albany the “healthiest community in America.”
Walkers, runners, cyclists and families enjoy New Albany’s 40+ miles of leisure trails that meander through the city’s neighborhoods and business park. The city also offers nine parks and is home to the 1,200-acre Rocky Fork Metro Park.
New Albany residents and employees can enjoy sports leagues and leisure activities at the city’s 38 baseball, football, soccer and lacrosse fields as well as seven tennis courts, a basketball court, playgrounds and pavilions.
Rated the best walking event in America by Walking Magazine, the annual New Albany Walking Classic attracts participants from throughout the country with a 10k U.S. Track & Field certified course that meanders through the picturesque community.
Whether you’re a young professional or seasoned executive, the New Albany Chamber of Commerce provides many opportunities for social interaction and educational advancement with programs ranging from the C-Suite Speaker Series to the Leadership Academy.
Young professionals from a wide cross section of careers and industries come together to meet, build relationships, develop professionally and participate in philanthropic, civic and social activities and events. Don’t miss the monthly happy hours and trivia nights.
Innovate New Albany is the city’s incubator for technology startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses. From venture capital to human capital, Innovate New Albany enables business startups to access and leverage an unmatched level of resources to power growth. It is a one-stop shop where government, area businesses, venture capitalists, and private agencies come together to provide the guidance, expertise and services that new businesses need to succeed.
Innovate New Albany’s Tiger Talks provide insights and guidance from an impressive roster of experts on topics ranging from drone use and building a personal brand to doing business in China. The free workshops and talks take place at Innovate New Albany, 8000 Walton Parkway.
SmartRide New Albany, an express commuter bus service that runs weekday mornings and evenings between New Albany and downtown Columbus, offers a hassle-free, less expensive and greener way to and from work. A free shuttle takes riders from the bus stop to and from companies in the park.
Launched by our corporate partner, Abercrombie & Fitch, the A&F Challenge is a party that benefits the SeriousFun Children’s Network. It includes musical entertainment, food and drink and a 5K Fun Run and Walk. One of the special attractions is a camp-inspired activity area with a zip line, rock climbing wall, archery and arts and crafts.
The New Albany Community Foundation leverages the generosity of the community to improve New Albany’s quality of life. From Safety Town and the New Albany Walking Classic to the McCoy Community Center for the Arts, the foundation has led the way in creating the events, programs and institutions that bring our community together.
Make friends while helping to build a stronger community through the New Albany Women’s Network (NAWN). NAWN is made up of more than 350 women who live, work and or are interested in making New Albany a better place through social, charitable, educational and community outreach programs.
The only facility of its kind in Ohio and one of only two in the nation, LifeTown Columbus is a realistic, indoor city designed specifically to allow children with special needs to practice critical life skills they can use in the community while having fun.
The Honor Ride is a non-competitive cycling event with rides ranging 10 to 100 miles. It brings together active service members, injured veterans, first responders and the general public to raise funds and awareness for Project Hero’s local programs providing physical and mental health services to veterans at no cost.
Many residents, businesses and employees participate in Pelotonia, an annual cycling event that has raised more than $157 million to support cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Center. In fact, we are the starting point and end of the route for several rides throughout the weekend event.