The historic neighborhood of Franklinton
dates back to 1797, when Lucas Sullivant, a surveyor by profession, laid out the small town, now a suburb located just a few miles west of downtown Columbus
across the Scioto River. Some of the original houses
and buildings still stand. Today, residents take pride in their community's diversity and gladly welcome new neighbors looking for affordable apartments and homes with easy access to all the amenities of downtown.
For a little adventure and discovery, tourists and locals head to the popular COSI, the Center for Science and Industry. Children and families often spend the day there, interacting with the science exhibits, learning about the solar system in the in-house planetarium, or watching science-related movies on the giant IMAX screen. Outdoor enthusiasts also like to frequent Cody Park, a 0.29-acre swath of green space where visitors can sit and relax on the benches while watching the kids enjoy the playground.