Columbus Blockwatches

Joining and getting active with your local block watch can be enlightening and a great way to meet your neighbors and help curb crime in your neighborhood. There are several block watches throughout the metro Columbus Ohio area. Keeping up to date with your surrounding block watches may also be helpful to see what crime trends are nearby and how you might be better prepared with knowledge.

This is not an all inclusive list of neighborhoods and their local organizations or block watches. We are currently researching each area thanks to websites like Facebook and Nextdoor. Blockwatches will be added as time permits. If you know of additional resources or organizations, please comment below and we will add. (Note that your comment will be removed after we add your resource)

Thank you and stay safe neighbors!

Columbus Ohio Block Watches / Associations
(Organized by Quadrants)

North of I-70 / West of I-71

Buckeye Block Watch (Inactive)

Glen Echo Neighborhood Association – Area north of Hudson up to the Glen Echo Ravine, from the railroad tracks over to High street. Facebook / Nextdoor

City of Grandview Heights

Fifth by Northwest – Wikipedia

Fifth by Northwest Central– King Ave on North, 3rd Ave on South. Broadview Ave on west to Eastview Ave on East. Nextdoor

Fifth by Northwest East – King Ave on north to 3rd Ave on south. Eastview Ave on west to I-315 on the east. Nextdoor

Fifth by Northwest West – King Ave on North to 3rd Ave on South. Wyandotte Ave on west to Broadview Ave on east. Nextdoor

Grandview Heights East – 3rd ave on the north, south to Goodale. 315 on the east over to Grandview on the west. Nextdoor

Grandview Heights South – Goodale on north, to 670 on south. From I-33 on west over to 315 on the east. Nextdoor

Grandview Heights West – From the I-33 & 5th at northwest corner, east over to 5th & Wyandott. Then down Wyandott to 3rd and then over to Grandview on the east. South to Goodale. Nextdoor

Indianola Forest – Area from Northwood to Woodruff and from Indianola to High. Nextdoor

Indianola Terrace East – Area from Summit to tracks on east, from Chittenden to 17th Ave. Nextdoor

Indianola Terrace West – Area approximately Woodruff south to Chittenden, from Summit to High Street. Nextdoor

IUKA Ravine – Area surrounding the IUKA Ravine.

Northwest Civic Association (near Dublin)

Northwood Park – Area of High St. to Indianola and surrounding Northwood and Oakland homes. Nextdoor / Information

Old North Columbus – The area encompasses many of the sub neighborhoods north of OSU, and extending north up to Clintonville. Facebook / NextdoorBusiness Association

Riverview – area bounded by the 315 on the west to the olentangy river, and from Ackerman/Dodridge up north to the E. Northbroadway curve. Nextdoor

Short North Civic Association

SoHud Blockwatch – Area south of Hudson to IUKA Ravine, and between Indianola and the railroad tracks. Facebook / Twitter / Nextdoor

North of I-70 / East of I-71

Milo-Grogan – Area from 11th ave south to 670 and from railroad tracks near I-71 east to tracks just past Cleveland Ave. Nextdoor / Information / Milo Arts

North Eastmoor Civic Association and Block Watch

North Linden – East of I-71 to approx Medina, and from Hudson north to Weldon. A portion of Linden Park cuts into North Linden at the area surrounding the park called Linden Park. FacebookNextdoor

Sharon Woods Civic Association and Block Watch

South of I-70 / West of I-71

South Central Hilltop Block WatchFacebook

South of I-70 / East of I-71

Eastmoor Civic Association and Block WatchFacebook

Merion Village Blockwatch

Olde Towne East Block Watches

 

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Columbus Ohio Area Commissions

Area Commissions help represent your local area to the Columbus City Council. Area Commissions can help address issues relevant to you and the neighborhood pertaining to Zoning, Crime and Safety. Area Commission meetings are open to the public and will have speaker slips you can fill out just before the meeting so you can share your concerns. Many of the commissions will also have a way to contact them, usually by email. Check with your Area Commission if they have a Crime & Safety Committee as these are a good way to find out about and address any safety concerns for your neighborhood.

5th by Northwest

Boundaries:
North: Kinnear/Chambers Rd.
East: Olentangy River Rd.
South: Third Ave.
West: North Star Ave.

Commission meets on the First Tuesday of each month at St. Luke’s UME Church, 1150 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Oh, 43212 at 7:00 pm.

Berwick/Eastmoor

Clintonville

Boundaries:
North: Columbus/Worthington Boundary
East: Conrail Railroad
South: Glen Echo Ravine
West: Olentangy River

Commission Meetings take place on the First Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Whetstone Library located at 3909 N. High St.

Columbus Southside

Boundaries:
North: Livingston Avenue
East: Alum Creek
South: State Route 104
West: Scioto

Commission Meetings take place on the Fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Parsons Avenue Library located at 1113 Parsons Avenue.

Far East

Boundaries:
North: CSX RR – Blacklick Creek tributary
East: Columbus City Limits
South: Norfolk Southern RR
West: Big Walnut Creek – Whitehall City Limits

Commission meets on the First Tuesday of each alternating month beginning January at the Far East Pride Center, 2500 Park Crescent Drive, Columbus 43232 at 7:00 pm.

Far South Columbus

Boundaries:
North: State Route 104
East: Alum Creek
South: City Limits
West: Scioto River

Commission Meetings take place on the First Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Fire Training Academy located at 3639 Parsons Avenue.

Franklinton

Boundaries:
North: Scioto River
East: River and Harmon
South: Stimmel Rd. and Greenlawn Ave.
West: West of Schultz & I-70

Commission meetings take place on the Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Mount Carmel Community Health Resource Center, 777 West State Street, Medical Office Building 2.

Greater Hilltop

Boundaries:
North: I-70
East: B & O Railroad
South: 1-270/ B & O Railroad
West: I-270

Commission meetings take place on the First Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Hilltop Regional Library located at 511 S. Hague Avenue.

Greater South East

Boundaries:
North: S. Hamilton Road, I-70 E
East: Refugee and Wright Road
South: SR 33 and Gender Road
West: Refugee and S. Hamilton Road

Commission meets on the Fourth Tuesday of each alternating month beginning February at 6:30 pm at the Far East Pride Center 2500 Park Crescent Drive, Columbus 43232.

Livingston Avenue

Boundaries:
North: I-70
East: Alum Creek
South: E. Livingston/ E. Whittier Street
West: Lehman St./Kennedy Dr.

Commission meetings take place on the Third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the St. John’s Learning Center located at 640 S. Ohio Ave.

Milo Grogan

Boundaries:
North: 11th Ave./ Conrail Railroad
East: Conrail Railroad/St. Clair Ave.
South: Conrail Railroad/ I-670
West: Conrail Railroad

Commission meetings take place on the Second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Milo Community Center at 862 East 2nd Ave.

Near East

Boundaries:
North: Conrail Railroad
East: Alum Creek
South: I-70/ Livingston Ave.
West: I-71

Commission meetings take place on the Second Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Neighborhood Policing Center located at 950 E. Main Street. The Commission does not meet in August.

North Central

Boundaries:
North: Hudson/ Mock
East: Alum Creek
South: Conrail Railroad/ I-670
West: Conrail Railroad/ 17th Ave./ Joyce Ave./ 25th Ave.

Commission Meetings take place on the First Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm at the Shepard Library located at 850 Nelson Road.

North Linden

Boundaries:
North: Cooke/ Ferris
East: Conrail Road
South: Hudson St.
West: Conrail Road

Commission meetings take place on the Third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Northern Light Library, 4093 Cleveland Avenue.

Northeast

Boundaries:
North: Morse Rd.
East: I-270 & I-62
South: Mock/ Alum Creek/ I-62
West: Conrail Road

Commission meetings take place on the First Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Howard Community Recreation Center located at 2505 Cassady Avenue.

South Linden

Boundaries:
North: Hudson St.
East: Conrail Road/ Joyce
South: Conrail Railroad
West: I-71

Commission meetings take place on the Third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Community House, 1500 E. 17th Avenue.

Southwest

Boundaries:
North: Mound St./ Greenlawn Ave.
East: Scioto River
South: I-270
West: CSX Railroad

Commission meetings take place on the Third Wednesday of the month (Feb. May, Aug. Nov.) at 7:00 pm at New Horizons United Methodist Church located at 1665 Harrisburg Pike. Commission will meet on 3rd Wednesday of other months if there is a zoning application.

University

Boundaries:
North: Glen Echo Ravine
East: Conrail Railroad/ Parker St.
South: East & West Fifth Ave.
West: Olentangy River

Commission meetings take place on the Third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Northwood & High Building located at 2231 N. High Street.

Westland

Boundaries:
North: Conrail Railroad
East: Centerline of I-270 & Big Run South Rd.
South: Centerline of Grove City Rd.
West: Hellbranch Creek

Commission meetings take place on the Third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at Doctor’s Hospital West located at 5100 W. Broad Street.

West Scioto

Boundaries:
North: Cemetery Rd/Carriage Ln
East: SR-33 to I-670
South: I-670 West (to bank of Scioto River)
West: Easternmost CSX rail line/I-270

Commission meets on the Third Thursday of each month at The Church Triumphant, 1001 Vera Place, Columbus, OH 43204 at 7:00 p.m.

Resources

Area Commissions City of Columbus

Nextdoor Listing of all Columbus Ohio neighborhoods

Strategic Response Bureau