City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Living In UA

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The City of Upper Arlington is a first-ring, primarily residential suburb of Columbus, Ohio. Approximately 90 years old and just under 10 square miles in size, Upper Arlington is called home by more than 33,000 residents, with multiple generations of the same family to be found in close proximity to each other. They value its strong sense of tradition and community, excellent school system, beautiful neighborhoods with mature street trees, and the many exceptional safety and City services that are provided.

Over the decades, the community has often been a leader in setting the standard for quality of life expectations. The City boasts an extensive and well-used network of community parks with a rich variety of active and passive recreational opportunities. Community gatherings and celebrations are the standard not the exception here, including a resident-driven Fourth of July parade and festival, the region's premier one-day arts festival, summer concerts and more.

In the mid-1970s, Upper Arlington made the conscious decision to halt its physical growth, and to shift its focus to maintaining and enhancing a quality residential environment, with the goal of growing deeper and stronger as a community.

With an ideal central location and close proximity to The Ohio State University, Upper Arlington residents are well educated and place great value on opportunities for continuing their own lifelong learning, as well as ensuring a quality learning environment for their children.

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News & Notices

  • Summer Celebration
    Parks & Recreation Department's annual Summer Celebration event.
  • Peddling/Solicitation Permits
    Apply online for a solicitation permit, and see listing of entities with current solicitation permits.
  • Construction Updates
    The Westwood Avenue reconstruction project begins May 23. The Reed Road reconstruction project between Lane Rd and McCoy begins next Tuesday but watch for project staging later this week.