Best fake neighborhood

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The Chicken District

Cleveland Avenue & Fifth Avenue

First honored in Alive half a decade ago, the convergence of poultry convenience near I-71 remains this city's finest unofficially recognized vicinity. It's true that other fake neighborhoods like Washington Beach, the Peach District and the Discovery District contribute culture and history to our cityscape. But the Chicken District offers Church's, Popeyes, KFC and various burger joints that also sell chicken wares, all gerrymandered within a few yards of one gloriously unhealthy intersection.