Pride of Ohio: Upper Arlington

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Coqui's picture

And more importantly, it's where I live. :P

Was also marked as the #8 most educated city in the country.
#4 in the country as the best place for families.

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OHraised's picture

Still remember getting leveled by Tim Schaefer in practice when he was only going half speed.  I was only a sophomore; I think he was more embarrassed than I was.

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SilverBulletNYC's picture

My alma mater.

The South will NOT rise again!

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Hopalong's picture

Grew up in UA, went to Watterson. Great rivalry, but I'm still proud to call UA home.

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billy04's picture

It's a very modest and progressive place, and very diverse, not Stepfordesque at all.

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billy04's picture

To counter my own passive aggression, it is a handsome burgh and they are no doubt a juggernaut. And that fancy pants Giant Eagle has really excellent produce. UA all the way.

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jbcuky's picture

My fiancee is from UA. She likes to claim she went to public school. I have to tell her it doesn't matter when it's 97% white and the cost of tuition is that you first have to live in Arlington. It's not like she went to Columbus City Schools of something.

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pjtobin's picture

I do a ton of work in UA. I thought it was just a uppity, rich ppl, kind of town. I had no idea about their highschool. Thanks for the heads up. I got a new perspective for their school. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

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BrewstersMillions's picture

Both my freshman and sophomore Morrill Tower room mates were UA grads. One was really really really weird and the other felt bad for me when he heard who my first roomie was.
No offense to you dudes in UA, but my experience with your part of town was not great. Actually it was down right awful at first. Soph roomie was a cool dude though and redeemed Upper Arlington in the eyes of collegiate Brewster..

Proudly dispensing unbridled arrogance since 1983.

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WildBear Buckeye's picture

That's a lot of "really" ... what year?

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BUCKfutter's picture

proud to call it my alma mater and it will always be my home no matter where I live. look forward to moving back to put my kids in school there. thanks for the great writeup.

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

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mh277907's picture

A lot of old money in UA. It will be interesting to see how they fair in high school athletics in the next couple of decades since they are landlocked and the cost of living is so high. With suburbs like Dublin, Powell, Hilliard, and New Albany growing each day, I think it will be difficult for UA to continue to compete (except in golf, lacrosse, and swimming). Either way, you can't knock their history and it is a pretty cool, unique city that has made incredible contributions to OSU.

buckeyebobcat

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Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

UAHS Class of 1991 reporting for duty. [cracks open Perrier] [pours into toilet]

theDuke's picture

fell out of my chair... LMAO

theDuke

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elaydin's picture

ahh, 1991... what a star studded class.

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UAGoldenbear84's picture

Class of '84.  That sir was hilarious!

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CowCat's picture

UAHS class of 1988 reporting.  Best senior prank year ever.
Seriously, you guys forgot to mention Rex Holman - one of the best (real) wrestlers ever.  Lettered at UAHS, TOSU and competed internationally.  No one could compete with him in HS.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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OHraised's picture

Got to meet Holman at his summer wrestling camp, and he was in the ambulance that picked me up after I suffered a terrible broken leg during two-a-days.  I said, "whoa Rex Holman, this is awesome!" He said, "we should probably check this guy for shock."

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NOLABuckeye's picture

I was on Rex's T-Ball team in second grade an he was twice the size of any other kid on the team.

Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.

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J.Mo's picture

Funny this comes out today. I actually close on a home in UA in a half hour. It's gonna be "there goes the neighborhood, some dude from Toledo is moving in..."
 
After being in the house market for 5 months, I'm happy to be calling UA home. Was in Dublin before.

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Chris Lauderback's picture

Gahanna-Lincoln, Class of '92 here. UA was our main rival. Nate Wilbourne dunked on me and my teammates from 8th grade on...But dude was actually pretty cool when playing with him in summer league.

WyoBuckeye's picture

I recently moved to UA and love it.  Everybody has been very friendly, there are lots of nice parks and other things to do, and it is close to just about everything one could want. 

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Coqui's picture

Then there's the pools.  Reed Rd. water park is awesome....and the cheapest of all the suburbs to  go to (even for non-residents)

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RBuck's picture

Nice write-up Kyle; But, I've never seen a barn in Ahhhrlington.
Columbus South class of '67.

Sooner or later it all gets real.

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Bucks's picture

Lane Rd. still has one I believe ;)

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NOLABuckeye's picture

I grew up on Lane Road.

Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.

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luckynewman13's picture

UA class of '03. I was in the 2000 marching band. Magic.

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marvorama's picture

Class of 1998 here -- graduated with Mike Stafford!

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UAGoldenbear84's picture

Class of '84 here....got to see the LEGEND play football....Mark Pfister class of '82.  I remember the rumor going around school was he could bench 500lbs.  

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WildBear Buckeye's picture

I've always been kind of surprised that UA dominates in lacrosse, swimming, water polo, really dominates in tennis (team, not so much individual) - all, well, rich people sports - but not in golf, the most rich people sport of them all! That despite having both the OSU golf course, frequent host of NCAA tournaments, and Scioto CC (what, you haven't heard of Scioto, peasant?) within UA borders.
EDIT: Oh yeah, class of '97

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ScarletGray43157's picture

UA is also a nice place to visit.  The old-school shopping strip pictured in the post above is about a block from the original UAHS (now Jones Middle School), and is a really cool place to check out.  

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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Michibuck's picture

Have to mention Doug Goodsell, possibly the best ever RB out of UA.

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UAGoldenbear84's picture

We Are UA!  As you can see.... '84 grad.  Living in NH since 1985...still follow my Golden Bears.  Love UA!  I think my class had 12 or 13 valedictorians and most of them are doctors including ortho surgeon and team physician for the Buckeyes football team!

Go Bucks!  Go Bears!

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