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Upper Arlington is an affluent suburb, located seven miles Northwest of Downtown Columbus, near OSU and Riverside Hospital. The Upper Arlington real estate market is popular due to its award winning schools, convenient location, excellent parks and city services. The Upper Arlington Historic District has unique vintage homes, custom estate homes and mansions on park like streets. After WWII, the city expanded and experienced a housing boom, when many more modest ranch and two story homes were built. By the 1960s, development moved North with larger, luxury homes being built, more consistent with the Old Arlington style. Not surprisingly, Upper Arlington has been ranked one of the best places to raise a family.

Upper Arlington Real Estate Statistics
Total Homes for Sale in Upper Arlington: 204
Avg Days on Market in Upper Arlington: 58
Avg Home Price in Upper Arlington: $581,782
Lowest Home Price in Upper Arlington: $109,000
Highest Home Price in Upper Arlington: $4,675,000
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Upper Arlington Distinctives

  • Old Arlington (the southern half of the city) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985
  • Over 80% of homes are owner occupied
  • 9.87 Square Mile Area
  • Best Place to Live in Ohio and Best Central Ohio Suburb by Niche.com
  • Top 50 Safest Cities in Ohio
  • America's Top 100 Safest Cities
  • Central Ohio's Most Educated Communities by Business First
  • 10 Happiest Places in Ohio
  • 13th Best Small City in America for Working Parents
  • Best Suburb in the Columbus Metro Area, 2nd Best in Ohio
  • 7th Safest Place to Live in Ohio
  • 9th Most Educated Community in the Nation
  • Top 10 Best Town for Families in the Nation
  • America's Top 25 Neighborhoods for Small Businesses
  • Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation

Upper Arlington Population Growth

  • 1918 Population 200
  • 1920 Population 620
  • 1930 Population 3,059
  • 1940 Population 5,370
  • 1950 Population 9,024
  • 1960 Population 28,486
  • 1970 Population 38,727
  • 1980 Population 35,648
  • 1990 Population 34,128
  • 2000 Population 33,686
  • 2010 Population 33,771
  • 2015 Population 34,907


Upper Arlington Schools

The award winning Upper Arlington School District prides itself on providing unique academic options not available in many public schools. From the Burbank Early Childhood School, informal and contemporary learning models for elementary students, to more than 60 Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes for High School students. In addition, UA has a legacy of excellence in the arts and athletics. Student artists have been recognized at the state and national level. Student athletes have earned more than 130 state titles and the High School has won over 41 Ohio High School Athletic Association team state championships. Golden Bear teams are often ranked among the top Division One schools in Ohio, traditionally considered a power-house in golf, tennis, water polo, lacrosse and swimming. Upper Arlington High School sports teams are named the Golden Bears, a nickname shared by alumnus and golf pro, Jack Nicklaus. Visit the Ohio Dept of Education website for the most accurate school district report card ranking data. There is one private school, in Upper Arlington: The Wellington School.

Parks & Recreation

Upper Arlington is a fun place to live, thanks to the Parks and Recreation Department, which provides a wide variety of cultural arts, educational and athletic programs for all ages. The city manages 23 parks covering 180 acres, as well as recreational facilities, meeting spaces, tennis courts, athletic fields, playgrounds, swimming pools and historical sites.  The historic Amelita Mirolo Barn, the community’s oldest farm structure, is an airy, modern space available to rent for weddings, parties and other events. The Upper Arlington Special Olympics offers year-round sports training and athletic competition for student and adult athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Upper Arlington Golf Courses

Scioto Country Club, OSU Golf Course

Events & Attractions

Upper Arlington hosts numerous events to bring the community together. Some of the most popular events are the 4th of July parade and fireworks (one of the largest displays in Ohio), Labor Day Arts Festival, Summer Music in the Park series, Taste of UA Festival, Spring Fling, Summer Celebration, Fall Fest and Winter Fest.  A farmer’s market is held on Wednesday afternoons from May – October, in the Senior Center parking lot.

Upper Arlington History

Upper Arlington was founded in 1913, when brothers King and Ben Thompson purchased 840 acres of farmland from James Turrell Miller. They initially referred to the area as the “Country Club District” because they envisioned an idealistic community for Columbus, like the development in Kansas City.  At the time, two streetcars provided easy access to Columbus. Interestingly, the area enjoyed westerly winds, which helped to shield residents from the fumes of Columbus factories. By 1917, the area became known as Upper Arlington because it was located north of a village named Arlington (“Arlington” changed its name to Marble Cliff). Upper Arlington was incorporated as a village on March 20, 1918, with a population of 200 and the original land owner, James Miller, served as the first mayor.  The Mallway business district constructed in the 1920s, was the first commercial district in Upper Arlington. Upper Arlington became a city on February 8, 1941. Annexation of surrounding land in the 1940s – 1960 doubled the city’s size and population growth exploded. 

Rather than follow the grid like patterns in Columbus, Historic Old Upper Arlington development was inspired by the Garden City plan. William Pitkin Jr., a prominent landscape architect from Rochester, New York, provided the plans encouraging development of curving streets, to follow the contours of the land, lined with trees to provide scenery. This plan gives the historic district its distinct appearance. Early homes were more unique, upscale and custom built. The post WWII housing boom led to many new housing developments north of Lane Avenue, which mostly followed a street grid pattern with many traditional, smaller ranch homes being built. By the 1960s, Upper Arlington development returned to larger, more custom luxury homes being built, as the city grew to the North. Sporadic development continued into the 1990s and beyond, with more modern upscale homes and condos being built. Upper Arlington has the most unique mix of homes styles of any Columbus Suburb, ranging from moderately priced starter homes, to vintage homes overflowing with character, to exquisite luxury homes and estates on acreage.

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Homes Stats

  2016 2017 2018
Average Price $600,390 $497,642 $467,840
Price: Low-High $219,000-$1,330,561 $87,600-$2,555,000 $90,500-$1,478,000
Average Days On Market 60 65 73
# Of Sales 4 378 120

Condos Stats

  2016 2017 2018
Average Price $72,000 $221,629 $230,744
Price: Low-High $72,000-$1,525,000 $87,600-$2,555,000 $90,500-$1,478,000
Average Days On Market 62 64 66
# Of Sales 1 89 39

Land Stats

  2016 2017 2018
Average Price $320,000 $307,500 $465,000
Price: Low-High $72,000-$1,925,000 $87,600-$2,555,000 $90,500-$1,478,000
Average Days On Market 855 1 357
# Of Sales 1 2 1

Multi-family Stats

  2016 2017 2018
Average Price $520,000 $503,333 $534,583
Price: Low-High $72,000-$1,925,000 $87,600-$2,555,000 $90,500-$1,478,000
Average Days On Market 71 58 48
# Of Sales 1 3 6