The Peach District has organically evolved as the University District’s newest neighborhood. The area is influenced by The Ohio State University to the north and Dennison Place to the south. The resulting merge is exhibited in the diverse population that calls the neighborhood home. Architecture in the area is undoubtedly Victorian with a mix of stately single-family homes, row houses, and apartment buildings.
This “district within a district” was established in 2009 in an effort to build a community amongst residents and provide identity to the area. The name “Peach District” is largely irreverent – relating to the previous non-identity of the area and the desire to be something else other than south campus. Residents organize a biannual festival called The Peach Classic. Held in early summer, it features local bands, food, and art, bringing residents together and showcasing the neighborhood’s offerings and talents to the rest of Columbus.