Whatever the season, you'll find a warm welcome when you enter the community of Upper Arlington. Our entry-marker boulders and limestone-edged landscaping greet you with a refreshing beauty. You'll be surrounded by exceptionally maintained neighborhoods along mature, tree-lined streets. As you cross our borders in winter, the roads are clear of snow and ice. And as you travel around, you'll encounter parks and other public facilities filled with activity, as well as thriving business and retail districts.
For decades, Upper Arlington has set the standard with its commitment to upholding long-treasured traditions, first-rate educational opportunities, exceptional city services and a strong sense of community. Multiple generations of the same family can be found living here, benefiting from-and in turn preserving-the qualities that set us apart.
Upper Arlington has its focus firmly on the future. While recognizing and protecting the many cherished qualities that define our city, community leaders and an active citizenry have laid the groundwork to reaffirm our success in the coming decades. Today, we are reaping the rewards of these efforts.
Our parks and key recreational facilities are being rejuvenated and expanded. Our roads and underground infrastructure are receiving unprecedented attention. Our residents continue to show their stamp of approval by reinvesting in their homes at impressive levels. In the business arena, we are successfully attracting a niche market of smaller professional and medical businesses that help diversify our tax base, while key commercial districts are undergoing impressive transformations.
The City of Upper Arlington proudly offers innovative services that residents hold in high regard. Our police and fire divisions are second to none, with exemplary emergency response times and a dedicated, fully equipped staff that is ready to handle any situation. In the development arena, we are ready for business, with a customer-friendly building and permitting process. When it's time for leisure, we offer a multitude of park facilities, educational opportunities and sporting and play activities, along with programs for all ages and a calendar packed with community events.
Our public schools are exceptional, often cited as a primary reason families move here. The entire school district's awards and achievements list sets a standard to which other districts can only aspire. Upper Arlington residents are proud of and remain committed to supporting our schools, understanding the positive dividends our community enjoys as a whole from maintaining a standard of excellence.
Businesses enjoy an extensive list of services, benefits and networking opportunities through the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is at the forefront of tapping into new technologies and opportunities that provide its members with valuable services and a busy slate of networking gatherings, educational presentations and special events that enable members to showcase their businesses to each other and the community as a whole.
We hope you enjoy reading about our community as much as we enjoy living and working here. We invite you to join us as we work to take Upper Arlington forward toward new decades of success.