Welcome to Wilshire Heights
Greetings from Wilshire Heights, our neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. We’re on the city’s West Side, in an area known as the Hilltop.
Many of our fine old homes were built in a style known as English Cottage Revival, a form of Tudor Revival architecture that was popular in the early 20 th century. Interior features such as hardwood floors, gum wood trim and arched doorways are common in Wilshire Heights – and rare in newly built homes.
Just four miles from downtown Columbus, Wilshire Heights is served by two COTA bus lines and is close to I-70, I-71 and I-270. The Hilltop branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library and Westgate Park are within walking distance
A landmark in our midst –Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery – draws visitors from out of state in search of quiet reflection on an ancestor’s life. Camp Chase served several roles in the Civil War, including as a prison for Confederate captives. Many of the 2,260 buried in the Sullivant Avenue cemetery died of disease contracted from crowded conditions.
History. Architecture. Convenience. These are great assets. But it’s the people who make Wilshire Heights a great place to live. Our residents are working together in efforts such as Blockwatch and beautification. We come from many backgrounds and experiences. Some have lived in Wilshire Heights for decades, others a few years and some have just moved in this year. A few of us were born this year!
Thanks for your interest in our neighborhood. We hope to see you at Camp Chase Cemetery and Wilshire Heights soon.
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Home and Garden Tour coming to Westgate
On Saturday June 13, 2009 the inaugural Home and Garden Tour is coming to Westgate. Currently there are 12 homes on the tour and tickets are available around town for $8 each or $10 the day of the event. For more information, go to the Friends of the Hilltop website. Updates will be posted when more information becomes available.
The Hilltop Historical Society has a new Website
Ever wanted to know more about the Hilltop but didn’t know where to look? The Hilltop Historical Society has a new website: