"North campus, beautiful old houses, close to some great restaurants"
I lived on West Patterson for seven or eight years--it was one of my favorite places here in Columbus. At the time I was in grad school at OSU, so it was really convenient. I could walk to my classes and not have to deal with trying to park on campus. Also, there are some really great restaurants in that area, such as Taj Mahal and Blue Nile. It's nice to be able to walk to a restaurant in the evening. The houses are older and they have the tall ceilings and large rooms of old houses. The only problem I had was that I only had on the street parking, so on OSU football days it was best to park one's car on Friday and not to move it until Sunday.