Just about 20 miles northeast of downtown Columbus is a beautiful suburb known as New Albany. Known for its beautiful scenery and lovely homes, New Albany has rightfully been named “America’s Best Suburb” by Business Insider Magazine in 2015. (1) New Albany has a relatively small population of only approximately 9,870 residents. (2) There are over 36 miles of leisure trails and 2,000 acres of parks, plenty of space to spend your time outdoors. New Albany also has one of the highest rated public school systems in the state of Ohio.
Population & Demographics
The population of New Albany is just under ten-thousand residents. There are over 3,300 households in the city, and the median home value is $485,100. (1) Over 75% of the population is college educated and has more artists, designers, and people working in media than 90% of communities in the country. 93% of people living in New Albany are employed in white-collar jobs. 36.4% of the population are between ages 35-54. The average income of New Albany residents is $196,030.
New Albany has an income tax rate of two percent, which comes in just a little bit higher than the state average of 1.5%. The city does however provide a 100% credit for income taxes paid to other municipalities. Annual property tax is collected at $2,958.04 per $100,000 of your homes value. (3)
Public School System
New Albany Plain Local School District has an enrollment of over 4,800 students. (4) There are four schools in the district ranging from pre-k to high school. New Albany Plain Local School District offers an abundance of after school programs and groups to keep students involved and active.
The crime index in New Albany is 55, meaning the city is safer than 55% of the other neighborhoods in the U.S. New Albany residents have a 1 in 75 chance of falling victim to a property crime and a 1 in 1,976 chance of being a victim of a violent crime. Overall, New Albany is a very safe community to live and raise a family.
There is always something to do in New Albany! With over 2,000 acres of parks and outdoor space, you will have no shortage of places to get out and explore. There are an abundance of Farmers Markets and community gardens to check out, as well as plenty of historic sites and memorials. There is plenty of fine dining for those nights you just don’t feel like cooking. There is also no shortage of retail stores to check out when you feel like getting out of the house. New Albany has some of the best vintage and antique stores in the area to help you find that perfect piece for your new home! Living in New Albany provides you with all the benefits of living in the city while still having the small town experience. You’re just a 25 minute drive away from all the activities that Columbus has to offer. You can spends your Saturdays in the fall catching an Ohio State football game, or get downtown to check out a show at the Palace Theatre. There is always something to do in Columbus!
New Albany wasn’t voted the “Best Suburb in America” for no reason, it is a great place to live! It is one of the safest neighborhoods in central Ohio, there are more parks than you can explore in one day, and there is always something to do! New Albany schools are an excellent place for your children to get an education and become involved with the community. It is a small town with all the benefits of the big city, and all the residents love it!