Highland West Neighbors Association

"Building community ... working together."

The civic association for the area bound by Hague Ave on the west, Valleyview on the north, I-70 on the east, and Sullivant Ave on the south


Email us at:


Or call and leave us a message at:

614-715-HWNA (4962)


The NEWLETTERS are out!!


Click on the link to read the latest issue!


The Columbus Police now offer this tool for online crime reporting.  This greatly helps CPD in it's compilation of stats and in their decisions regarding police coverage.  Please use it!!  It even allows you to upload photos.

CLICK HERE to report crime!

Columbus Police Scanner - Listen Free!

We HAVE THEM! Bumper Stickers! Show your neighborhood pride by placing one on your bumper today! (Yes, they do remove easily!)

Join The HWNA

Note: Membership on this site is a privilege. It is but one of many ways our members can become involved in our organization. Members on this site are to adhere to common standards of decency and be respectful of others at all times. Any comments that appear on this site are not necessarily the views of the Highland West Neighbors Association or its affiliates. Please be mindful of our rules. Thanks!

Click here to join the HWNA.

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Click here to see the Highland West Pride Video.



Highland West Neighbors Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


ADVERTISE WITH US!! Do it now to ttake advantage of our LOW introductory rate!

List your business in our directory!!   Our introductory rate is only $50/year for a basic listing; that's $4.16 per month, for a listing that includes your business category, name, address, phone number, and web address with a link to your website.  All advertising dollars will be used to support our website, community outreach, and our many other programs to make Highland West a better place.  Contact us at highlandwest@outlook.com

to set up your listing today!




The Designated Highland West Neighborhood Pride 2015 Area

This is a map highlighting the portion of the Highland West Community that will be the subject of the 2015 Neighborhood Pride Program.  We would have loved to have had the entire area included, but because of City rules, had to choose only a part of it.  We chose to begin in the middle, an area which at the present time needs a lot of attention, especially the areas surrounding the business district on West Broad Street which have rapidly deteriorated over the past decade.  We are not finished!   Perhaps your area will be next!  Everyone, from whatever neighborhood, is invited to take part in this.  The workshops, discussions, meeting with the Mayor, etc., are open to everyone, no matter where you live.   Within the next couple of days, the various main events of Pride will be put on our calendar, once we receive final confirmation on them.   So please join us as we begin the journey to rebuilding our community.



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New Public Work of Art to be Dedicated in Westgate Park, thanks to the efforts of those involved in SummerJam, an annual music and arts festival held in July.

Patti Von Niessen, the Coordinator for SummerJam 2015 to be held Saturday, July 11th in Westgate Park, is excited to announce the unveiling of “On the Wings of Change”.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Please share this information via your mail lists, Facebook and webpages. We’d like everyone to enjoy the unveiling of the Hilltop’s first public art sculpture.

The HWNA has always been a supporter of the SummerJam Festival, so please join us in celebrating this wonderful addition to Westgate Park.

DATE:   July 8, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm
Place: 3172 Wicklow (Enclosed shelter house at Westgate Park)

Posted by Highland West Neighbors on July 2, 2015 at 11:30am

Highland West Neighbors Association to Host Community Pre-Pride Informational Meeting Thursday Evening at the Westside Community Health Center, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

You are invited to join us for an informational Community Meeting.

The City of Columbus Pride Program is coming to our neighborhood July 13th– July 17th, and our community will be having many City-Neighborhood sponsored events, including safety programs, health screenings, information on programs to assist families and homeowners, along with visits by the Mayor and a Mayor Town Hall.  (Not to mention free lunches for all of us on each day of that week!) 

Come and hear all about it so you’ll be ready!  There will also be a chance to sign up to volunteer for various things, if you are able.  This is a great thing for our neighborhood and is part of making it a better place for all of us!

The historic neighborhoods of our inner core were selected this year as the Pride Area,…


Posted by Highland West Neighbors on June 15, 2015 at 10:05pm

Urban Farm Coming to Highland West

Some folks from the Mid-Ohio Food Bank are starting an urban farm on N Wheatland Ave behind the Columbus Public Health building. This year, they will be planting less than an acre, but plans for the next few years include farming five acres of the old state hospital property.

The plan is to run a sustainable farm in a city setting. They will have a farm stand so local residents can buy fresh produce and they plan to sell veggies to some local restaurants also.

According to their website, Urban Farms of Central Ohio:

In an effort to meet Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s mission of ending hunger one nourishing meal at a time and co-creating a sustainable community where everyone…


Posted by John R on June 12, 2015 at 1:31pm

The Spring Highland West Newsletter is Out!!



Here is the color version!   These are on their way to you mailboxes if you have not already received yours.  YES, we heard you and the print is much larger!  Enjoy!  A special thanks to our partners at United Way, Bob Evans, The Columbus Foundation, and PNC Bank for making this newsletter possible through their generous grant.

Posted by Highland West Neighbors on April 29, 2015 at 5:04pm

NEIGHBORHOOD PRIDE! Coming to Highland West this summer .... July 13 through July 17

We are pleased to announce that the City of Columbus has approved our application for neighborhood pride.   During this five day event to be held in July, our community will be partnering with all the divisions of the City to complete the groundwork needed to bring new life back into our rapidly deteriorating inner core, within the boundaries as shown on the map above:  Highland and Wheatland Streets on the east, north and south Eureka Avenue on the west, Palmetto Street on the south, all the way up to the railroad tracks by our northern corporate line.  Thanks to all who have volunteered to serve on our leadership team:  Gene' Klingler, Keither Chaldis, Roberta Carter, and Caleb Martin.  There will be opportunity for even more leaders to come forward over the next 3 1/2 months as we prepare to…


Posted by Geoffrey Phillips on March 27, 2015 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

The Highland West Community Garden to Start Up Real Soon!!

Keep your eyes open for the announcement of our first community garden meeting for all those interested in gardening with us during the 2015 season.  The garden was expanded in 2013, so we have plenty of plots for families to grow fresh food in.  Our garden is based on the model of "family" or "household" plots where they can raise their own food to put on the table.  There also are a few "community plots" that everyone helps take care in which the produce is shared.  There are no income requirements in order to have a plot and you don't even have to live in Highland West ... our garden is open to all.  The only cost is a small charge for water which will be assessed to each plot at the beginning of the year.  SO PLEASE consider spending a summer getting to know your neighbors and to make some new…


Posted by Geoffrey Phillips on March 2, 2015 at 10:53pm

Thanks to everyone who participated in this years "Highland West: Holiday Lights 2014"!

Over 400 displays were seen and each were special in their own way.  This is probably the largest amount of participation since we started the contest back in December 2009.  The JUDGING is still taking place because so many streets had to be traveled, so many pictures taken and assembled.  We should have a winner by the end of this month, so please be patient!!  In the meantime, our photo section has some of the pictures scrolling in a slide show for you to look at and enjoy.  The slide show only allows so many, so it only contains a fraction of them selected at random.  There will also be another video made for 2015, just like we did in 2014, of various displays selected at random.  Thank you again for being a part of this display of neighborhood pride.  For all those who live outside our area that often say, "they just don't have any pride in anything over there", well, they obviously don't know what they're talking about!  We will be announcing the winners on the website and…


Posted by Geoffrey Phillips on January 17, 2015 at 11:06am — 1 Comment

Highland West Harvest Festival 2014

Posted by Rick M. on September 25, 2014 at 10:00pm

Please....Don't Forget to RECYCLE!

Accepted items

Here's what goes in the blue cart:

Aluminum and steel cans - and lids.
Flattened cardboard and pizza boxes (free of food and grease).
Plastic bottles/jugs.
Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, computer paper, cereal and other dry food boxes and phone books.
Glass bottles and jars.
Cartons and juice boxes.

Here's what doesn't:

No trash or yard waste.  The blue cart is for recyclables only.
No plastic bags.
No hazardous materials, such as oil, pesticides, paints, cleaners or batteries.
No syringes/needles.
No electronics or light bulbs.
No window glass, mirrors, dinnerware, ceramics or pots and pans.
No food.
No buckets or butter tubs.
No foil juice pouches.


No sorting required. Put all recyclables in the blue cart.
Lids, caps and labels can be kept on recyclable containers.
Do not place dirty recyclables, like un-rinsed jars, in the cart.
Reference the graphic on the lid of your blue cart if you are unsure whether or not an item is accepted.

Cart placement

The recycling cart should be set out for collection in the same location as trash is collected. So, if a household's trash is collected in the alley, the blue recycling cart should be placed in the same location used for collection of the green 90 or 300-gallon trash container on the designated recycling collection day. If a household's trash is collected at the curbside in front of the home, the blue recycling cart should be placed at the curbside.




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The Highland West Neighborhood Plan: Business District

After a year of large amounts of public input, this was approved in 2006.  It has since disappeared from the City's Document Library, although it continues to be referenced in City documents, so as a service to you and for your efforts back then, we are providing a copy of it here!

Highland West Visioning Charette

Keep Hope Alive!!!


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