The first neighborhood north of Campus is also the first stop for lots of local grads: Clintonville is full of young professionals, families, artists and other free spirits. It's a great walking neighborhood, with classic houses and tall trees lining the sidewalks, convenient bus routes and lots of local drinking, dining and shopping that's worth stopping in.

The first neighborhood north of Campus is also the first stop for lots of local grads: Clintonville is full of young professionals, families, artists and other free spirits. It's a great walking neighborhood, with classic houses and tall trees lining the sidewalks, convenient bus routes and lots of local drinking, dining and shopping that's worth stopping in.

Drink up:

India-Oak Grill

590 Oakland Park Ave., Clintonville

614-261-9355

There's nothing fancy about the India-Oak, which is exactly why we love it. The regulars at this neighborhood hangout grab a well-worn booth or comfy perch at the bar for ice-cold beer and daily drink specials, before dropping a few quarters in classic-rock jukebox or even more classic Galaga machine. They also boast the city's best subs, along with fried bologna and other pub grub.

Catch a movie:

Studio 35

3055 Indianola Ave., Clintonville

614-262-7505

studio35.com

One of the great pleasures of an old-school neighborhood is being able to walk to your local movie house. Fortunately for Clintonville residents, the neighborhood still has an old-school local movie house. There aren't many others left. Studio 35 unspools first-run flicks along with special runs of revival and cult faves and sporting events. They also have a great selection of craft beers on tap and piping-hot pizza delivered from next door so you won't miss any action on the big screen.

Go shop:

Sobo Style

3282 N. High St., Clintonville

614-447-8880

sobostyle.com

Shabby chic and retro flair come alive at Sobo Style. If you're furnishing your new place, check out the rehabbed tables, cabinets and other one-of-kind conversation pieces. Or if you need a small gift (or a treat for yourself), you'll find lots of stationery, jewelry, decorative items and adorable baby stuff.