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:



Call the Highland West Info Line:

614-887-8474, for upcoming event info and to leave a message for us


The NEWLETTERS are out!!

Spring 2014 Newletter

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.

Click here to Join us on Facebook.


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@columbus.rr.com  

to set up your listing today!



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Blog Posts

Ohio to Erie Trail Description Update

We have updated our Ohio to Erie Trail description to reflect the current route shown on the Ohio to Erie Trail Printed Map.  This route is mostly marked with "Ohio to Erie" trail signs as well. 

The information is online here:
East of London to Columbus
The Camp Chase Trail is 50% done and includes 8 miles in Madison County and Franklin County, it is completed through Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park and a short distance to the east at Alton Road.  The section on to Galloway Road is under construction with the placement of a bridge over Hellbranch run.  
From the end of the Camp Chase Trail at Alton Road, follow Road Route: Alton (S) - Alkire (E) Alkire becomes Galloway Road.  The printed map uses Galloway Rd (N) - Hall Rd (E) - Norton Rd (N) - W.Broad St (E) - Westgate Blvd (N) - Steele Ave Bicycle…

Posted by Jody Dzuranin on September 4, 2014 at 3:47pm

National Bike-Route Passes Through Highland West

"Transportation Insider: New bike route will run across state"

By Rick Rouan, The Columbus Dispatch

"The first Ohio section of what will become the largest official bike network in the world has been approved. A 313-mile route that stretches from Preble County on the Indiana border to Steubenville has been designated as U.S. Bicycle Rt. 50 by the Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Ohio’s route traverses several road segments and portions of 14 trails, including parts of the Olentangy, Alum Creek and Camp Chase trails in Columbus." For information, click…


Posted by Rick M. on July 31, 2014 at 1:00am

"Tending to vacant lot can lead to ownership" By Dominic Binkley.. The Columbus Dispatch

"When the house next door was left vacant five years ago, Susan Peters worried it would hurt her Franklinton property’s value.

First, she cleaned up the yard. Then she had the house boarded up and routinely mowed the lawn. After the city finally demolished the house in 2012, Columbus’ Mow to Own program offered her a new opportunity.

“Between my fencing it, landscaping it, my labor and all the expenses, I was able to purchase the land and attach it to my property for a little under $1,000,” said Peters, 65. “It’s fantastic.” The Mow to Own program lets property owners living next door to vacant lots in the city’s land bank earn “sweat equity” through their upkeep of the land. Nearby nonprofit organizations also are eligible. Since the city’s program started in 2012, 19 lots have been transferred and six more neighbors are working toward ownership, said Cynthia Rickman, spokeswoman for the Land Redevelopment Office. There are 835 vacant lots in the city’s land bank. “It’s a…


Posted by Rick M. on July 29, 2014 at 9:17pm — 1 Comment

Latino Health Summit 2014 ... Please share this info throughout our community!


REGISTER: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2014-ohio-latino-health-summit-tickets-12230966149…


Posted by Highland West Neighbors on July 24, 2014 at 12:41pm

Council Members Fund Home Repair Programs to Strengthen Neighborhoods

Council members Fund Home Repair Programs to Strengthen Neighborhoods

For Immediate Release

July 2, 2014

For More Information:

John Ivanic, City Council: 614-645-6798

Homes on the Hill: 614-275-4663

"The Hilltop Home Repair Program, created in 2013 by Council Member Zach Klein, will award a total of up to $1,000,000 this year in grants to homeowners in the Hilltop. The Department of Development’s Housing Division will partner with Homes on the Hill CDC to market the Hilltop program, identify potential grant recipients and coordinate the application process."

Click here for the source of…


Posted by Rick M. on July 14, 2014 at 11:47pm

Free Legal Advice

Free legal advice and confidential consultation with attorneys, on Monday, July 21 from 5:30-7:30 at The Run The Race Center, 880 South Wayne Ave., on the corner of S. Wayne and a Eakin Rd.

Posted by Rachel Muha on July 3, 2014 at 5:37am

PHILLIPS and ROBACK from Highland West Win Seats on the GHAC in Today's Election!

The votes are in and two of our residents won seats with a term of three years on the Greater Hilltop Area Commission in today's election, Geoffrey Phillips, of South Eureka Avenue, and John Roback, of North Oakley Avenue.  Other winners of the four seats were Jay McAllister of the Greater Western Neighborhood that sits west of Hague and north of Broad Street and Brian Bainbridge of Westgate.  Phillips and Roback are both proponents for responsible neighborhood development and have been participants in most hilltop housing development forums and meetings.  Phillips is President of the Highland West…


Posted by Highland West Neighbors on June 28, 2014 at 5:11pm

Columbus Division of Police 2014 Community Survey

This survey is being conducted for and on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police in an effort to solicit input from members of the community we serve gauging the quality and level of police services throughout Columbus.

This survey is completely anonymous and your participation will allow the Division to asses its efforts, target resources better, and receive input from the community. 

This survey consists of 17 questions and should take only a few minutes of your time, but the more details and information you provide, the better the results for us to utilize.

The Division welcomes ALL input and will compile the results into a usable format for command staff personnel to utilize moving forward. 

Any questions, comments, or concerns about this survey can be directed to CPD Sgt. Steve Livingston, Strategic Response Bureau, Community Liaison Section via email…


Posted by Rick M. on May 13, 2014 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

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.




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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