Upper Arlington was founded by brothers King and Ben Thompson, who purchased the original 840 acres from James T. Miller in 1913. Inspired by the Country Club development in Kansas City, King Thompson envisioned an idealistic residential community for Columbus. The Upper Arlington City Schools are cited by many families as the main reason they have chosen to live here. Upper Arlington has also been recognized as one of the top library systems in the country. It is also close to our OSU shop!