New Albany, OH Real Estate and Community Information
New Albany History
New Albany, OH was planned and developed in 1837 by Noble Landon and William Yantes. Revolutionary War veterans were given plots of land in this area to begin a settlement before the town's beginning. The intersection of High and Main Streets is still called Landon's Corners. The Landon family later produced Alf Landon, governor of Kansas, who ran for president. There are one or two early New Albany homes preserved from the 1800s.
New Albany was "redeveloped" in the 1990s by Les Wexner of The Limited empire and now looks like a brand new community. New streets and residential areas have been given English names and many families are very well off. It is not the little country town it was for the first 150 years.
New Albany Parks and Recreation
New Albany OH homes are surrounded by lush green scenery and parks. There are also three public parks with different types of athletic fields. The big three sports in the area are lacrosse, soccer and field hockey all are available through the community parks leagues and there are several adult league sports as well.
One reason New Albany real estate is so desirable is because of the easy access to recreational areas that are kept manicured and ready for use. The 2.5 acre Wexner Park has a beautiful pavilion with a fireplace and a warming kitchen. There is a playground and a pergola on the grounds and it draws many family, friends and office picnic gatherings.
New Albany Attraction And Activities
A Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course at the country club is an incentive for some to buy real estate in New Albany. There are three other golf courses in the immediate area as well. A New Albany home buyer can look forward to a great deal of community activity here with active public schools that seem more like private schools and all of the recreational opportunities within and outside of the school system.
New Albany Events
The New Albany Classic held every September is held by the Wexners on their estate to benefit The Center for Family Safety and Healing. A horse show, concert, animals, rides and activities make for one great family day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Anyone looking for New Albany homes for sale should contact Kathy Butler a experienced New Albany realtor for a tour of the town. She can be reached via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 614-889-0808. New Albany properties go from middle-class affordable to large estates. Homes for sale in New Albany are generally large, up-to-date and beautiful. Columbus is just a few miles south, but family-oriented New Albany is far-removed in some ways. Easton Town Center is nearby and has everything a shopper could want. Professional hockey and soccer and OSU football are also just a few miles southwest. It's pleasant living in amenity-rich New Albany.