The quaint neighborhood of Clintonville attracts young families and professionals who like the convenience and accessibility features and the charm of older homes that Clintonville offers. Whetstone Park in Clintonville is a Columbus landmark. The Park includes bike trails, baseball fields and tennis courts, a pond, ravine, library, and recreation facility, as well as the beautiful 13-acre Park of Roses. The Park of Roses is a frequent site for weddings and special events. Beechwold, a neighborhood within Clintonville, is north of the Overbrook Ravine. Many of the homes in this area are Cape Cod style starter homes. Higher-end homes can be found along the Olentangy River.
The community of Clintonville was once considered to be Wyandot Native American territory. Named after the U.S. Vice President George Clinton, Clintonville was quite difficult to develop, until farmland was bought by the Bull family for religious services. The Bull family built Clinton Chapel, which played a huge role as a stop on the Underground Railroad. During their time on the farm, they realized that because they were the only residents, there was no place they could easily go to buy goods and services—so the Bull family built businesses in the center of Clinton Township along what is now known as North High Street. Summer homes were built by the early 1900s, and surrounding farmland was developed into neighborhoods. By the 1950s, both Beechwold and Clintonville communities were officially considered a part of Columbus, Ohio.