Dear Business Owner,

The Westgate Neighbors Association invites you to visit the Westgate neighborhood and see all we have to offer your growing business!

Westgate is located 4 miles west of downtown Columbus and is bounded by West Broad Street to the north, Demorest Road to the west, Sullivant Avenue to the south and Hague Avenue to the east. Westgate was built on the site of Camp Chase Union Training and Confederate Prisoner of War camp (1861-1865) and was developed as a “streetcar suburb” in the 1920s. In 2008, The Columbus Dispatch named Westgate as one of the most affordable neighborhoods in the city.

The Westgate Neighbors Association (WNA), formed in February 2008, is a non-profit community civic organization made up of residents in and around the Westgate neighborhood. Our purpose is to improve the viability, livability, and overall quality of life for the residents of Westgate.

As a business owner, you may ask why Westgate? Westgate has an established, strong community with a new generation of homeowners who want to buy local. Our business corridors offer many desirable storefronts and are priced at rates more reasonable than what you will find in German Village, Short North and Grandview. Commercial property in Westgate also offers parking, walkability and charm to help your business succeed.

Westgate has been considered a “hidden-gem” of Columbus for a very long time, but word is getting out! Dirty Frank’s West opened in 2014 and other small businesses have been opening up in available storefronts. Schmidt’s Sausage Truck, along with many other food trucks, have received overwhelming neighborhood support and have made several profitable visits to Westgate since 2015.

Our website provides useful information related to the Westgate neighborhood and surrounding area. We have included the following:

• Hilltop Market Study
Westgate Business Directory
Westside neighborhood organizations
• Business grants and funding opportunities

For a complete list of available commercial properties, please visit www.westgatebusinesses.com. The website contains contact information for a local Westgate Realtor who would be happy to assist you with exploring commercial properties in Westgate.

Let’s schedule your tour of Westgate to see how our unique demographics can help your business grow.

Sincerely,
Michael Blake
Business Committee Chair
Westgate Neighbors Association
news@westgateneighbors.org