The Short North is one of the most successful comeback neighborhoods in Ohio. Once a decrepit street of old, rundown buildings, the neighborhood has transformed itself into the arts center of Central Ohio and even a "gay mecca" of sorts. With an eclectic collection of boutiques, art galleries, trendy restaurants, cabarets, and apartments and condos, the Short North is one of Columbus' best neighborhoods. Vibrant day and night, the neighborhood is located between downtown and The Ohio State University along High Street, the main north-south thoroughfare in Columbus. It is a must if you ever go to Columbus!