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Developed as a part of post-war restoration, Salem Village sits in a small triangle-shaped area just south of E. Dublin Granville Road and west of Indianola Avenue to I-71. Salem Village offers a safe and affordable neighborhood to call home. The neighborhood features family-owned businesses throughout the community.

Residential pockets situated in the northernmost parts of the neighborhood provide an old-fashioned feel at reasonable prices, making Salem Village attractive to apartment renters. A majority of residents who have settled here have remained for decades, adding to the comfort, vibrancy, and community spirit of this area.


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As of September 2017, the average apartment rent in Columbus, OH is $561 for one bedroom, $738 for two bedrooms, and $723 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Columbus has decreased by -2.3% in the past year.

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46 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable



Salem Village gives residents a wide variety of options for dining and entertainment within the neighborhood and just beyond. From traditional neighborhood favorite bars and restaurants to new-age clubs and music venues, Salem Village meets a range of tastes, budgets and preferred means of leisure.

Pizza House specializes in bona fide Italian cuisine. This nearly 50-year-old family-owned eatery pleases guests with traditional dishes like spaghetti, ravioli, fresh salads, and sandwiches, but of course it earns its renowned reputation through its pizzas. Locals rave about the popular old-world pepperoni built with house-made sauce and cheese on a thick yet crispy crust.

To the south of Salem Village, Namaste Indo-Nepali Restaurant features cuisine of the top of the world. Aloo saag arrives at your table as a vegetarian dish with potatoes and cooked mustard leaves. As a unique meat dish, the goat curry contains Nepalese spices and goat meat. Chicken makhani serves as a specialty of the house with chicken, onion, tomato, ground cumin and bay leaf.

With 3.3 times more bars per capita than Ohio as a whole, Salem Village has numerous late-night options. Dive bars and music venues are located along Sinclair Road, providing entertainment for residents and visitors alike. O'Sheckys Live may not look like much from the outside, but inside this popular Salem Village venue, patrons find live music, a full bar, and a dance floor that make it the perfect meet-up place for a night out. Despite its nightly live entertainment, O'Sheckys customers manage to carry on conversations in the back of the pub while enjoying the rocking music.


In the years immediately following World War II, the rural area surrounding Sinclair Road transformed itself through the gradual introduction of homes and businesses, and thus the neighborhood of Salem Village came to be.

Despite continued development, Salem Village maintains its post-war feel and seclusion, as the majority of houses within the neighborhood were built in the 1950s. The town has many railroad tracks that serve as a reminder of Salem Village's historical transformation.

Residents can visit the Ohio Railway Museum on Proprietors Road to enjoy the culture of the neighborhood through 65 years of railroading in this Ohio town. Founded in 1948, the museum educates visitors through displays and demonstrations and exists as one of the oldest railroad museums in America.


Residents of Salem Village choose a variety of ways to navigate the neighborhood. Most residents use cars to commute in and out of the neighborhood and can find plenty of public parking, Local bus lines also have several stops throughout the neighborhood.

By car, residents travelling to downtown Columbus from Salem Village can expect to arrive within 15 minutes. You can find plenty of cabs within the downtown area, but expect to pay. If you're looking to travel to the city without driving yourself, Uber becomes your best and most readily available option.

The residential areas east of Sinclair Road are extremely walkable. Residents can also enjoy the bike-friendly roads from E. Lincoln Road to Indianola Avenue.


Those looking to settle down in Salem Village pay reasonable prices for a home nestled in the post-war comfort and convenience of the neighborhood. Young professionals take up a disproportionately large portion of the population in Salem Village, and almost half of all residents occupy rental properties. Expect to pay an average of $527 per month for a one-bedroom apartment.

Gas prices in Salem Village fall approximately five percent below the national average, and the price of beer at a local pub runs residents $6 on average. The cost of living in Salem Village is about eight percent less than the national average.


Salem Village itself lacks major shopping areas, but residents do not have to travel far to enjoy a day spent shopping at the nearby Shops at Worthington Place.

For a variety of retail options, The Shops at Worthington Place combines national chains with local businesses at this large, elegant outdoor shopping venue. This one-stop shop for dining, shopping and leisure has recently grown into a must-see attraction in Worthington just a few miles from Salem Village.

Salem Village is also home to smaller businesses. For those interested in collecting or repairing old model train sets or even looking for older collectible toys, the nearby Robbies Hobbies has a large inventory waiting. Classical music lovers and string musicians will appreciate the new and used instruments, accessories and rentals available for patrons at The Loft Violin Shop. David Schlub offer hand crafted instruments with knowledge passed down from his family as far back as the early ninetenth century.

Residents looking to grocery shop within the neighborhood can do so at the nearby grocer chains. Giant Eagle is located just north of Salem Village, and Kroger, located just south. These locations supply locals with groceries and goods at affordable prices.

Residents looking for a farmers market can find the closest option 4 miles west of the neighborhood at HTH Farm Market. Here, local goods take center stage with fresh produce, cheese, jellies, jams, baked goods and much more. Garden plants are sold beginning in April, but local vegetables and fruits sell according to growing season all year long.


Although Salem Village upholds its post-war vibes with old homes and seclusion, it also maintains its natural history though surrounding parks and playgrounds.

Within its nearly 50 acres, Woodward Park, located just east on Karl Road, features athletic fields, walking and biking trails, picnic pavilions, and a nature reserve. Residents also enjoy the Woodward Park Community Recreation center for a fitness facility, meeting rooms and indoor leisure activities. Within Salem Village, residents can also visit Chaseland or Indianola Park, which are both dog and child friendly for a day of outdoor leisure and relaxation.


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Developed as a part of post-war restoration, Salem Village sits in a small triangle-shaped area just south of E. Dublin Granville Road and west of Indianola Avenue to I-71. Salem Village offers a safe and affordable neighborhood to call home. The neighborhood features family-owned businesses throughout the community.

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