Uptown Westerville

A Day In The Life

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Westerville has been known for years as “A Quiet Peaceful Village,” but the bustling uptown area will certainly make you think otherwise. Located just on the northeast side of Columbus, Westerville gives new meaning to suburban living.

Rows of gorgeous historic homes give way to cobblestone streets, local shops, and gourmet eats. All of this adds up to a small-town feel with the amenities of a big city. On our adventures, we hit up a few of the local hot spots and we are in awe of the charm Westerville has to offer!

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Home to Otterbein College, a liberal arts school with incredible drama and dance departments, Westerville has a touch of the funky college town vibe. But there is something for everyone — uptown is the perfect place to spend a Saturday hopping from shop to shop in search of some vintage finds or a unique handcrafted gift.

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If vinyl records are your thing (and of course they are), drop into Cinda Lou and peruse their extensive record selection. From jazz and funk to pop and rock, you are sure to find an oldie but goodie.

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The hip and trendy Pure Roots Boutique will make you want one of everything. With unique jewelry made by local artists, one-of-a-kind handbags, and AMAZING knickknacks for all over your home, it’s the place to nab the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

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Got a sweet tooth? No question — stop at Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn…and thank us later. The Buckeye flavor (caramel corn, peanut butter, and chocolate) is out of this world. Getting a bag will be tempting, but the bucket is the way to go ­— you’ll definitely be craving it again later.

Top it all off with a cocktail and lunch at Asterisk Supper Club. We think it’s seriously heaven on earth and it will become one of your go-to spots. A cross between a library and a pub, Asterisk is casual yet elegant. Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves line the walls, and you can dine with friends at their family-style seating. Their menu is as elevated as the décor, featuring gourmet sammies, salads, and bar bites. (Hello, truffle fries!)

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In our humble opinion, Westerville checks all of the boxes. Small town charm, city sights, walkability, top-notch food and drink options, and truly special shops for days. It’s a town worth talking about!