-by Jeanne M. Likins, President, German Village Society Board of Trustees
Everyone loves German Village! This is as true for the more than 10,000 people who sign our Visitor Center guest book as it is for the young professionals, empty nesters, corporate re-locatees, and all the others who make their home in this remarkable, authentic community.
The pride of place, the specialness of this downtown, historic neighborhood, is palpable. This pride springs from the intense passion for German Village that has been nurtured over almost half a dozen decades.
This passion is for the brick streets and houses, the businesses interspersed throughout, the charming alleys planted with flowers, our impeccable parks, and the ability to walk to do or get just about anything you need or your heart desires.
Equally important is the passion for the strong sense of community, of connectedness and interconnectedness. People know and care about their neighbors. We shop local and know the business owners and employees. We welcome new folks with open arms and a gift of food or drink and an offer to get engaged in the life of German Village.
Visitors are cheerfully greeted and directed to favorite places such as destination restaurants, parks which stand out as one of the city’s jewels, and the Society’s Visitor’s Center. Everyone is proud to live, work and play in German Village. It is a very, very special place. You feel it as soon as you arrive.
The German Village Society strives every day to retain the character of the past while creating a thriving, urban community for the future. We hope you will join our ranks and be passionate about German Village by supporting the German Village Society, 588 South Third Street, Columbus, OH, 43215, 614.221.8888.