How they got to Grandview Heights came through developer Mark Wagenbrenner, who volunteers with Watkins for the Childhood League Center nonprofit. The two had a discussion about the few urban living options for empty nesters.
Ultimately, that conversation led Watkins and Woods to find a group of detached townhouses that Wagenbrenner Development was building as part of its Homes of Pullman Way neighborhood. Located within the mixed-use Grandview Yard, the community on the eastern edge of charmingly vintage Grandview Heights has blossomed with an array of modern living options. In Central Ohio, it is one of the hottest pockets of new real estate sales, in part due to its close proximity to Downtown and Ohio State University
Grandview’s central location, Watkins says, is convenient when planning a night out with friends from Powell and other outer rim suburbs. “It’s a great location to gather before we go into the city,” she explains.
Grandview Yard master developer Nationwide Realty Investors—the real estate development arm of Nationwide Insurance—has built more than 800 upscale apartments at Grandview Yard, as well as a few low-rise condominiums.
For example, 828 at the Yard includes a collection of 35 flats in a five-story building at 828 Bobcat Avenue. The first two dozen of those condos with 1,400 to 1,570 square feet of living space sold at prices between $433,400 and $534,0000. Eleven units in that complex remained available in late April.