What’s In A Name?
Often mistaken for part of Grandview Heights, Fifth By Northwest or “5XNW” tips its hat to the Alfred Hitchcock movie “North By Northwest” circa 1959. This classic spy thriller film starring Cary Grant is a case of mistaken identity.
Fifth Avenue and Northwest Boulevard are two of the main thoroughfares in Fifth By Northwest. This slice of Columbus shares bragging rights of the unique gem known as Grandview Avenue, with the City of Grandview Heights. Grandview Heights, known for it’s historic Bank Block, ends south of the alley south of Third Avenue (by The Avenue restaurant and Balboa) and becomes Fifth By Northwest from the alley all the way up to King Avenue. An easy way to tell you are in Columbus is that you will need to feed the meter for street parking along Grandview Avenue.