New Albany named top suburb in the nation

New Albany is the best suburb in America — or at least Business Insider, a business-focused website, has put the Columbus suburb on top of its annual list of the “Best 50 Suburbs in America." “It speaks to the strength and beauty of our community,” said New A...



It's what brings us together as a community that sets us apart.

The axis upon which development evolves in New Albany is a master plan that transformed a picturesque hamlet, founded in 1837, into a 21st century community acclaimed for its smart growth policies, architectural integrity, pastoral settings, community interaction, pedestrian-friendly amenities and economic vitality.   

Developed in the 1980s by The New Albany Company and formally adopted in 1998, the New Albany master plan meticulously puts into practice the guiding principles of community building, touching upon everything from the preservation of green space to commercial development.  At its core are distinctive features that reflected the best attributes of New Urbanism, long before it became fashionable:

  • Pedestrian-friendly
  • Connectivity
  • Mixed use and diversity
  • Versatile residential choices
  • Quality architecture
  • Traditional neighborhoods
  • Sustainability
  • Quality of life