New Albany

Zip Codes: 43054

New Albany is home to a diverse group of people, traveling here from around the country and around the globe. New Albany is an evolving and developing business environment, and many families have chosen to live in the community because of the commitment to education. Business Insider named New Albany America’s #1 suburb based on factors such as:

  • proximity to the nearest metropolitan area,
  • average commute times,
  • median household income,
  • crime rates, and
  • public-school ratings.

The New Albany community has shown strong support for the performing arts. Located in the city are the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and the New Albany Ballet Company. In 2002, the New Albany Community Foundation approached the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) to see if CML would build a library branch in New Albany if the Foundation would donate the book collections and computers. After a fundraising campaign, the library was built in the Market Square area.

Inspired by the success of the library, the Village of New Albany, Plain Township, and the New Albany-Plain Local School District partnered together in the development of the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts. The 35,000-square-foot brick building (located contiguous to the downtown learning campus containing the district schools) contains a 786-seat auditorium with balcony seating, a rehearsal studio, a dance studio, a scene shop, and classrooms dedicated to the performing arts.

Each May since 1976, New Albany residents celebrate New Albany Founders Day with a parade, festival, rides, vendors and street performers. Taste of New Albany is an annual culinary event that draws thousands to Market Square in downtown New Albany to sample (for an entry fee) food from dozens of restaurants. The proceeds from this event benefit the New Albany Chamber of Commerce.

The New Albany Walking Classic is a 10K walking event held annually in early September. It draws thousands of walkers from the Ohio area and beyond. The event was named the country's best walking event by Walk magazine and is now the country's largest walk-only race. Building on the success of the walking event, community members and civic leaders created the nonprofit Healthy New Albany and opened the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany.

The New Albany Classic is a USEF/FEI-sanctioned equestrian event held each September. The event raises money for the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence. The related Family Day has many activities, including a concert, amusement rides, and displays of animals from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Intel announced that it has selected the Licking County portion of the New Albany International Business Park as the location for a $20 billion+ chip manufacturing project. The company plans to build two state-of-the-art factories by 2025. Intel’s selection of our business park will create many opportunities for New Albany, our region and the entire state, including: 
  • thousands of new manufacturing and construction jobs; 
  • new infrastructure in and around New Albany to support the project, including state funding to widen State Route 161; and 
  • an even stronger emphasis on STEM education opportunities for our local schools, as well as 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities throughout the state of Ohio.

About the schools:

New Albany, Ohio is approximately 20 miles northeast of Columbus, and our schools are located on a central Learning Campus in the heart of the Village. The school district serves an area of 26 square miles. New Albany is both one of the oldest and one of the newest communities in Central Ohio. It was founded in 1837 and remained primarily a rural village for nearly 150 years before significant residential and commercial growth arrived.

New Albany - Plain Local Schools is a consistent performer earning the maximum of indicators on the state report card issued by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Even though our district is in the top 10% of districts in the State of Ohio, we continue to pursue even higher levels of excellence. In 2016, the Board of Education established the Purpose for the district: to create a culture of accountability that achieves the best academic and developmental outcomes for each student. A Continuous Improvement Plan was also developed in the winter of 2016, with the aspirational goal to be ranked by 2021 in the top 5% (#30 or higher of 608 public school districts) for student achievement in the State of Ohio as reported by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), which will require incremental progress of at least 1% annually.

The district’s buildings are designed in a Georgian Architectural, campus-style complex on 120 acres, connected by tree-lined walkways, and surrounded by an 80 acre nature preserve. From our “Jeffersonian” Library-Information and student center on the high school campus green, to the adjoining Environmental Land Lab, the Learning Community Campus is as unique as it is functional, creating outstanding educational opportunities.

Click below to view the State of Ohio report card for this school district.

Ohio School Report Cards

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
Great schools
Great for retirees
Car is needed
Easy commutes
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Walking / Hiking trails
Columbus and Central Ohio Regional MLS listings last updated Jul 18, 2024 2:44:am.