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The Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens is back for another year, ready to wow us and make us all see what we’re missing out on by not living in the neighborhood. The tour is an exciting mix of historic and new construction homes and it’s completely self-guided.
Three free shuttles will pick up and drop off tour attendees at all nine of the locations throughout the day. You can find the shuttles on the Tour Map app, which will offer real-time tracking. Some shuttle power will probably be fairly beneficial considering we’re currently experiencing “second summer” here in Columbus.
The homes on the tour this year are insane. There’s a Queen Anne Victorian home, complete with a towering turret. There’s also a modern industrial spot with a farmhouse aesthetic. You can visit a luxurious backyard oasis and stop by a charming, idyllic cottage. Seriously, this tour has a ton of variety and quite frankly, some things you’d never expect to see in the Short North.
The Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens will kick off at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 15 and last until 4 p.m. If you buy your tickets early, you can snag them for $20, but Day of tickets are $25. You can purchase tickets online at ShortNorthCivic.org. To start your tour, pick up your program and map at Thurber Village Shopping Center, located at 777 Neil Ave.
All of that sounds pretty good, right? Well, what if I told you that I haven’t even told you the best part? On Saturday, September 14 at 4:30 p.m., you can take the preview tour and then check-out the exclusive Rooftop Party at the new Hubbard Park Place Apartments’ wild rooftop deck.
After you get done visiting the homes on the tour, you can head there where you’ll have an all-access pass to the rooftop deck including the poolside tables & seating, the covered pergola lounge area, and an elevated sky deck. The party will have catered hors d’oeuvres and an open bar with wine and beer. Tickets for the preview tour and party are $100. Please note that the shuttle service won’t be available during the preview tour or party.