The Short North is the central nervous system of Columbus nightlife. Anchored by North High Street and its 17 lighted arches, the district is the home of dozens of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, galleries, and boutique hotels. Crowds gather with friends to celebrate special occasions, watch sporting events, enjoy cocktails, explore cuisine trends, and generally have a great time. Residents mostly live in a mix of mid-rise buildings and condominiums, many with balconies and outdoor common areas. For those seeking a high-energy and fast-paced lifestyle, the Short North offers the best of Columbus.