Communities

Communities

Dublin, Powell, Delaware, Columbus, Upper Arlington, Lewis Center, Marysville, New Albany, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Westerville, Worthington, Granville, Gahanna, German Village, Grandview Heights, Bexley

Dublin, Ohio

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As of 1970, Dublin had only 681 residents. However, the construction of Interstate 270 brought a population increase. In addition, the establishment of the Muirfield Village Golf Club with its Jack Nicklaus-designed course and residential subdivision attracted a large number of citizens to Dublin, which was officially declared a city in 1987.

Golf and So Much More To Do in Dublin

Golf plays a major role in Dublin, which hosts the PGA Memorial Tournament every year in late May or early June at Muirfield Village. Other golf courses include The Riviera Club, Tartan Fields Golf Club, and the Golf Club of Dublin.

Dublin has more than 100 miles of bike paths and 56 parks, several of which are located along the Scioto River. The river is accessible at several points for small boats and the nearby Griggs and O'Shaughnessy reservoirs allow motor boating and sailing. The Community Recreation Center, located in Coffman Park, has indoor lap and leisure pools and offers recreational programs, classes and camps. In addition, it is the site of the Abbey Theatre, which provides year-round entertainment. Dublin also has two outdoor community pools.

Several of Dublin's parks are home to a unique collection of outdoor sculptures—part of the Art in Public Places collection, established by the Dublin Arts Council. They include a 12-foot tall stone portrait of "Leatherlips" (a Wyandot Native American Chief known for the strength of his word), Field of Corn—featuring 109 human-sized cement ears of corn, and a copper house that honors the region's native American culture.
As you would expect from a city named Dublin, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in style with a parade and the naming of the Town Leprechaun. Other special events include The Presidents Cup golf tournament, a Halloween Spooktacular and the Christmas Tree Lighting in Historic Dublin, home to many unique shops and restaurants.

Students attend Dublin City Schools. The district has received the State of Ohio’s highest possible rating for eight consecutive years, bolstering its statewide reputation for academic and extracurricular excellence.

Dublin: Just 20 Minutes from Columbus

Fun isn't limited to the Dublin city limits. With a short 20 minute drive, you can experience everything that downtown Columbus (hyperlink to Columbus page) has to offer including sporting events, museums, the renowned Columbus Zoo, theater, shopping and dining. For the occasional escape or business trip, Dublin is conveniently located 20 minutes from Port Columbus International Airport.

Powell, OH

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The Powell Liberty Historical Society was formed in 1986 to save an 1889 farm house in the middle of the rapidly growing community. Today, the Martin-Perry House is home to the Society and is preserved in the style of the houses that were prevalent throughout Central Ohio in the late 1800s.

Powell: A Perfect Blend of Past and Present

Powell retains its semi-rural character with homes nestled in rolling hills, 8 parks with interconnecting trails a collection of small family and locally-owned businesses. Historic Downtown Powell offers upscale dining, specialty shops and services along with family-friendly special events. Visitors come from all over Central Ohio to stroll along the sidewalks, shop for antiques, enjoy a meal and relax in the charming Village Green Park.

The Powell Parks & Recreation Department oversees all the city’s parks and offers more than 200 year-round recreational, leisure and education programs and activities. Residents enjoy walking, jogging and biking on the 8 miles of interconnected trails and having fun in the approximately 85 acres of park land throughout the city. Each park has its unique attributes: Adventure Park features a 17,000 square-foot skate park, basketball court and gazebos; tennis courts are available at Arbor Ridge Park; Meadowview Park has a fishing pond; Village Green Park is home to a playground Splash Pad, amphitheater and bike trails and Library Park is the site of a Delaware County Library branch as well as baseball and soccer fields, picnic areas and tether ball.

The nearby Olentangy Indian Caverns were formed millions of years ago by an underground river cutting through solid limestone and are open for exploration.

When it’s time for big city fun, Columbus is a half hour’s drive away. There you can take in a touring Broadway show, find a wide variety of ethnic restaurants, cheer on a sports team and visit museums and galleries. The acclaimed Columbus Zoo is just 5 minutes from Powell and Port Columbus International Airport is an easy 35 minute drive. Students living in Powell attend the Olentangy School District which has earned an Excellent with Distinction rating for the 9th straight year.

Delaware, OH

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In 1804, Moses Byxbe arrived in Delaware from Berkshire County, Massachusetts to survey the large number of land grants given to him in payment for his Revolutionary War service. On May 9, 1808, an official plan for the town of Delaware, Ohio was filed. Long before Byxbe’s arrival, the region was occupied by the Delaware Indians who shared the territory with the Mingos and other tribes.

 

Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States, was born in Delaware and met his future wife, Lucy, at Ohio Wesleyan University. The university was founded in 1842 and the original Mansion House building, known as Elliott Hall, is still situated on campus.

Prior to the Civil War, abolitionists brought the Underground Railway through the area. Camp Delaware, a Civil War-era Union camp, was one of the few which housed African-Americans before their deployment. By 1900, Delaware had its own electric street railway and an interurban rail system connected the city with Columbus and Marion. Delaware’s history is evident in the many 19th century buildings and homes that are still standing today.

Many Ways to Pass the Time in Delaware, Ohio

Pastimes include star gazing at the Perkins Observatory, exploring the Olentangy Indian Caverns, learning about organic farming at the Stratford Ecological Center and enjoying new releases and classics at the Strand Theatre. A year-round series of performing arts takes place at Ohio Wesleyan University where the Richard M. Ross art museum is also located.

Events span the seasons in Delaware—some of the most popular are the All Horse Parade, the Delaware County Fair running since 1833, the Little Brown Jug harness race, the Castle Arts Affair, the Delaware Arts Festival and the Blast from the Past Cruise-In, a historic car show.

Many new restaurants are located in Historic Downtown Delaware, along with favorites that have been part of the downtown for over 60 years. Bun’s Restaurant is a Delaware landmark, serving comfort food since 1864 from its current downtown location.

Delaware: Just 30 Minutes from Columbus

When you’re ready for big city fun, a 30 minute drive will put you in the middle of the action in Columbus. Whether you’re into sports, music, theater, museums, dining or shopping, you’ll find a variety of options in Ohio’s capital city. If you’d like to explore the world beyond Ohio, Delaware is conveniently located 30 minutes from Port Columbus International Airport.

Schools and Libraries in Delaware, Ohio

Students attend the Delaware City School District which has consistently earned Ohio’s highest academic ratings. Local private schools include St. Mary School, Delaware Christian School, the renowned liberal arts institution, Ohio Wesleyan University, Columbus State Community College and Franklin University, Delaware County District Library main building and three branch libraries.

Columbus, OH

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Ohio’s largest city and the state’s capital, Columbus was originally inhabited by the Mound Builders Native American tribes. The first European settlers came to the area in the 1700s, when what was then called the Ohio Country was under French rule. In 1763, the Treaty of Paris ceded the area to the British, although battles and skirmishes between the two countries over the territory continued. After the American Revolution, the area became part of the Virginia Military District and, in 1797, a Virginia surveyor, Lucas Sullivant, founded the first permanent settlement on the west bank of the Scioto River and named it Franklinton, after Benjamin Franklin.

 

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When Ohio became a state in 1803, Columbus was chosen as the capital due to its central location and access to the state’s rivers. The "Burough of Columbus" was officially established on February 10, 1816 and was chartered as a city in 1834. During the Civil War, Columbus was a major base for the volunteer Union Army that housed 26,000 troops and held up to 9,000 Confederate prisoners of war. In 1870, the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College was founded on the former estate of William and Hannah Neil—it exists today as The Ohio State University, the nation’s largest campus.

Columbus—A Great Place to Live and Work

In 2009, Business Week magazine named Columbus as the best place in the country to raise a family. Forbes Magazine, in 2008, ranked the city as the Number 1 up-and-coming tech city in the nation and Columbus was selected as a top ten city by Relocate America in 2010. MarketWatch named Columbus as the 7th best place to do business in the nation in 2008 and in 2011, the city had five corporations on the Fortune 500 list including Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, American Electric Power, Limited Brands, Momentive Specialty Chemicals and Big Lots.

So Many Ways to Experience Columbus

Cheer on the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets  or support the Columbus Crew at the nation’s only exclusive Major League Soccer stadium. Spend a day at Huntington Park, home of the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. Attend a Broadway show at the Palace or Ohio Theatre, explore a traveling science exhibit at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), attend a Division 1A sporting event at The Ohio State University, or spend time discovering the many locally-owned restaurants and upscale shopping venues in one of the downtown districts. Be sure to visit the renowned Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the adjacent Zoombezi Bay Water Park. Just 15 minutes from downtown is the Easton Town Center with more than 200 stores, restaurants, a 30-screen AMC and IMAX theatre, comedy club and a 24-hour fitness facility.

Upper Arlington, OH

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Upper Arlington was founded by brothers King and Ben Thompson, who purchased 840 acres from James T. Miller in 1913. King Thompson planned to name the area The Country Club District; however, by 1917, the community had become Upper Arlington, as it was located just to the north of the community of Arlington, which today is known as Marble Cliff.

 

 

Renowned Landscape Architect William Pitkin, Jr. was hired to plan the layout of Arlington. His design called for curving streets following the topography of the land, and many trees, a pattern which is still evident in the Upper Arlington Historic District.

In 1916, 8,000 National Guard troops took over the area to use as a training camp, destroying much of Pitkin’s initial design. However, work soon resumed and the village of Upper Arlington, population 20, was incorporated in March of 1918. Adjustments were made to the Pitkin plan in the 1920s to create the Mallway business district.

Upper Arlington became a city in 1941 and many returning servicemen and their families settled there at the end of World War II. The post–World War II influx led to the development of new housing tracts which adhered to the more traditional pattern of 90° street grids and ranch-style homes. By 1950, Upper Arlington had more than 9,000 residents; steady growth in the following years raised the population to 38,000 by 1970. In the 1960s, as the city expanded north, houses became larger and the neighborhoods reverted to the Pitkin style of curved streets. As the population grew, Upper Arlington annexed surrounding land to achieve its current area of 9.67 square miles.

There’s Plenty of Outdoor Fun in Upper Arlington

The City of Upper Arlington Parks and Forestry Division oversees 33 parks of various sizes featuring wooded pathways, playing fields, playgrounds, a water park, a roller hockey rink, tennis courts and picnic areas. In addition, residents have seasonal use of the Devon swimming pool and the Tremont Pool. The parks are the site of the summer concert series, Music in The Parks and Movies in the Park.
Upper Arlington’s Cultural Arts Division is dedicated to providing diverse experiences in the performing, literary and visual arts, including Art in Community Spaces.

The Upper Arlington Community Chorus performs at a variety of events throughout the year. Other festivals and events include the Labor Day Arts Festival, the Fall Fest, the Spring Fling, the Summer Celebration and the Taste of Upper Arlington.

One of the best things about living in Upper Arlington is its proximity to downtown Columbus. A short drive will take you to Ohio’s capital city where you can visit museums and galleries, choose from a large selection of restaurants and cafes, cheer on a sports team or watch a live theatrical or musical performance. Port Columbus International Airport is just 20 minutes from Upper Arlington.

Students attend the Upper Arlington School District which offers the International Baccalaureate program as well as Advanced Placement Classes. The Upper Arlington Public Library has a main library and two branches, and hosts story hours, lectures and concerts.

Lewis Center, OH

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Lewis Center is located approximately ten miles northwest of Westerville and about ten miles south of Delaware, OH. Housing prices typically average in the mid-$200,000’s. Residents of Lewis Center are close to many major highways including: I-71, I-270 and US 23.

What You Can Find Around Lewis Center

Lewis Center homebuyers have a variety of amenities at their disposal. Along with shops and restaurants, there are plenty of unique features like:

Alum Creek State Park – Less than five miles away, Alum Creek has been the site of past festivals and a variety of recreational activities. Hiking and horseback riding, swimming, fishing and a dog park are all available.

Golfing and Country Clubs – Lewis Center is surrounded by several clubs like Tanglewood Golf Course and Delaware Golf Club, about five miles north of the community. The Lakes Country Club is off of I-71 and Safari Golf Club is located in neighboring Powell.

Schools – The Olentangy Local School District serves the families of Lewis Center. The schools listed below are located in Lewis Center and were rated above average by GreatSchools.com:

  • Alum Creek Elementary
  • Cheshire Elementary
  • Oak Creek Elementary
  • Arrowhead Elementary
  • Orange Middle
  • Olentangy Shanahan Middle
  • Olentangy High

Marysville, OH

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Marysville: From Small Town to Charming City

In 1837, the Ohio Gazetteer described Marysville as a small post town with a court house and a jail, forty-five dwelling houses, one tavern, three stores, one practicing physician, two attorneys and about 250 inhabitants. The village was incorporated in 1840, with Otway Curry serving as its first mayor. In 1843, the first high school was opened and by 1846, Marysville had 360 residents, three small dry goods stores, two churches, a private school and a newspaper office.

In 1877, the town council decided to build a city hall on the southeast corner of Main and South. An opera house and an education building were built as well. By 1890, Marysville had a population of 2,832 residents and by 1888 was named “the Shaded City” because of its many tree-lined streets.

The earliest businesses in Marysville included the Marysville Pearlash Factory, an ashery, which by 1874 was the largest in the United States. The first steam-grist mill was erected in 1856 by Saxton and Casil. In 1868, O.M. Scotts and Company (now known as the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and still operating in Marysville) was established. Many carriage manufacturing companies operated in Marysville including Bauer, Schepper & Devine, City Carriage Works and L. E. Helium.

In 1948, Nestle USA opened a research and development center in the West neighborhood of Marysville. A new city hall, housing the police department, was built on the southeast side of downtown and Memorial Hospital of Union County was constructed in 1952. 1967 saw the opening of the Union County Airport as numerous manufacturing companies and small housing developments came to the area. In 1982, Honda opened manufacturing plants on the far west side of the town.

In 2006, Marysville was named one of the best five hometowns in Ohio by Ohio Magazine and in December 2008, Marysville was designated as a "Preserve America Community" by the White House.

Marysville Parks Have Something for Everyone

The Marysville Municipal Pool offers lessons and swim team participation for all ability levels. The Parks and Recreation Department oversees 15 parks totaling over 300 acres which contain walking and bike nature trails, soccer and baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, a skateboard park and disc golf course. The Department also offers a free summer recreation program for children in first through sixth grades.

City of Marysville Bike Tour is a beautiful 14-mile path that winds through the city of Marysville, the Green Pasture subdivision and then to Swartzkopf Park. Horse enthusiasts participate in the Central Ohio Riding Club.

Marysville residents enjoy a year-round calendar of festivals and celebrations including the All Ohio Balloon Fest, Farmer’s Market, FestiFair Arts and Crafts show, Taste of Marysville, Union County Fair and the Uptown Christmas Walk.

It’s an easy drive from Marysville to the fun and attractions of Columbus and 45 minutes to Port Columbus International Airport. Students attend the Marysville Exempted School District. The city is also home to Trinity Lutheran School and St. John’s Lutheran School.

New Albany, OH

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Founded in 1837, New Albany began as a small farming village just 20 minutes northeast of Columbus. In the 1980s, Columbus native and CEO of Limited Brands, Les Wexner, began purchasing parcels of land in and around the village to create a thriving community that upheld the elegant style and close-knit feel of a small rural town, while offering all the conveniences of a suburban city.  

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Wexner achieved his vision by designing inter-connected neighborhoods of sophisticated Georgian-style homes that reflect high standards of architectural design and quality finishes. Hundreds of acres of land are dedicated to neighborhood green spaces with strategically placed lakes, ponds and wooded areas. Miles of walking paths link the neighborhoods to each other, as well as to the New Albany Country Club, the school campus and library, as well as fine dining and shopping venues. 

Endless Recreational Opportunities in New Albany

Improve your golf handicap on the New Albany Country Club's 27-hole golf course, designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, relax in the privacy of your own backyard with local book or garden club members, or meet a friend at the New Albany Country Club for tennis. The Community Health and Wellness Center offers classes ranging from yoga to photography. Stroll, bike or jog on the miles of walking paths or explore the 135 acres of parkland offering lighted baseball and softball diamonds, full and junior-sized soccer fields, tennis courts, a community pool and playgrounds. The Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts is the site of more than 100 events every year, ranging from local groups to nationally-renowned entertainers.

Although New Albany provides endless opportunities for fun, a short 20-minute drive will take you to Columbus where you can indulge your cultural side with museums, theaters and galleries. If sports is your thing, Columbus has professional hockey, Major League Soccer and the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. Getting out of town is a breeze with Port Columbus International Airport just 15 minutes from New Albany.

Students in New Albany have access to the finest in academic and athletic opportunities from the New Albany-Plain Local School District. In 2004, the New Albany-Plain Local School District became the only school district in Ohio to be named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the US Department of Education for all levels of primary (K - 12) education. The district also earned a Magna Award from The American School Board Journal ranking its environmental education program in the top ten percent nationally.

Pickerington, OH

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Originally founded in 1815 as Jacksonville (in honor of President Andrew Jackson), its citizens petitioned to change the name in 1827 to Pickerington in honor one of its original settlers, Abraham Pickering. Postal service came to Pickerington on horseback beginning in March of 1831. By 1865 there were 37 buildings in Pickerington, some of which are still standing and in 1881 Pickerington was incorporated as a village. Up until the 1960s, Pickerington remained a relatively small agricultural and dairy-based community isolated from both the Fairfield County seat, Lancaster, and the state capital, Columbus.

Since 1965, growth and development in the area have changed Pickerington from an old country village to the second largest city in Fairfield County. Business incentives have helped spur this boom and with the advent of more business, more residents moved into the village. The Ohio Secretary of State certified Pickerington as a city in 1991 and it was designated as the "Violet Capital of Ohio" in 1996 by the Ohio Legislature.

There’s Plenty of Fun in Pickerington

Pickerington has over 150 acres of park land, including Sycamore Park with its skate park, soccer fields, putting green, arboretum, amphitheater, tennis courts, sledding hill and playgrounds. Sycamore Park is also the site of the Zeller Smith historic covered bridge, built in 1905. Cold weather finds skaters enjoying the outdoor rink in Victory Park; summertime brings the opening of the community pool, Pickerington Ponds Metro Park is a birder’s paradise with approximately 260 species of shore and land birds. The parks department also sponsors adult softball, basketball and volleyball leagues. Events and festivals include the Violet Festival, the Taste of Pickerington, a Summer Concert Series, Friday Night Flicks, the July 4 Celebration, a Youth Fishing Derby and the Olde Pickerington Village Holiday Gathering.

Olde Pickerington Village is home to the Pickerington Historical Society Museum as well as unique shops and eateries. The Pickerington Community Theater stages musicals, comedies and dramas year-round and chopper aficionados enjoy visiting the Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Although there’s plenty to keep you entertained in Pickerington, the capital city of Columbus offers additional attractions. Hop into the car and in just 25 minutes you can choose from fantastic theaters, museums, sports venues, night spots, shopping and dining. And, when the travel bug bites, Port Columbus International Airport is a short drive away.

The Pickerington Local School District is one of the top public school systems in Ohio and is renowned for academic excellence. The district regularly receives high ratings from the Ohio Department of Education. There is also a satellite campus of Ohio University in the city.

Reynoldsburg, OH

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Reynoldsburg made its mark as “Birthplace of the Tomato” with the claim that early resident Alexander Livingston (born 1822) bred the first tomato for commercial use there. Many of the strains he developed are still available today as seeds. Livingston’s home, built in 1864, is the headquarters of the Reynoldsburg/Truro Historical Society. Another historic home, the French House, built in 1831 by John and Jane French, is the oldest standing house in Reynoldsburg and has been a tavern and a doctor's office – it is currently an antique shop. Reynoldsburg was named after one of French's boarders, James Reynolds.

Reynoldsburg was a key spot on the Underground Railroad with slaves traveling north. The David Graham House, still standing on Epworth Avenue, was a major Underground Railroad station. The Reynoldsburg Union Academy, now the Hannah J. Ashton School, was built in 1870 and served as the area’s first high school. The city was incorporated in 1989.

Today, Reynoldsburg is a mix of the old and the new, both in residential and commercial spheres. Limited Brands, which includes Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works, is the area’s largest employer.

Parks Galore and More are Yours in Reynoldsburg

The Parks and Recreation Department oversees 6 city parks comprising over 200 acres of indoor and outdoor facilities including baseball diamonds, shuffleboard courts, soccer fields, jogging paths and historic homes. The Senior Citizens Center offers art classes, golf lessons, health screenings, travel programs and computer classes. On the south side of the city is Blacklick Woods with 634 acres that include a nature preserve, bike paths, and an executive and championship golf course. The Reynoldsburg Community Band is a traditional concert band open to musicians of high school age and older. Residents with green thumbs tend zucchini and tomatoes at The Livingston Community Gardens. Reynoldsburg has a year-round calendar of festivals and events including the Community Pancake Breakfast, Founders Day Celebration, 4th of July Parade, Tomato Festival, the Taste of Reynoldsburg and Christmas on the Town.

Just 20 minutes from Reynoldsburg is the fun and excitement of downtown Columbus. Ohio’s Capital City has something for everyone: theater, concerts, shopping, restaurants, sports, museums and galleries. The whole family will enjoy visiting the world-famous Columbus Zoo  and its neighboring water park, Zoombezi Bay. Reynoldsburg is also 15 minutes from Port Columbus International Airport, served by 8 major carriers. The city has its own school system and is home to a branch of the Columbus Metro Library System.

Westerville, OH

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In 1816, Matthew and Peter Westervelt bought 890 acres of land along the eastern bank of Alum Creek for $3,562 and, by 1818, two more Westervelt siblings had joined them. In 1820, Gideon Hart built a home on his farm along Hempstead Road-- it is the oldest home still standing in Westerville and is today a private residence. By 1830, Westerville’s population had increased to nearly 700 and, in 1840, the community was officially named Westerville in honor of the original settlers.

Otterbein University, founded in 1847, was the first institution of higher learning in the U.S. to admit women without restrictions, the first to include women on its faculty and one of the first to admit students of color. Westerville was a way station on the Underground Railroad and many of the homes used to help slaves escape to freedom still stand today. Among them are the George Stoner home and the Alkire home--both buildings are now businesses.

In 1858, Westerville was incorporated as a village. With the coming of the railroad in 1873, the economy grew as numerous businesses moved into the area. Westerville became the center of the prohibition movement in 1909, when the Anti-Saloon League moved its headquarters from Chicago to Westerville. The building is currently a museum operated by the Westerville Public Library.

During the 1980s, city leaders began a concerted effort to bring more business to the city, which, at the time, was 90% residential. Today, Westerville is a well-balanced blend of residential areas, business districts and historic buildings.

Westerville Leads the Way in Parks and Arts

The Westerville Parks & Recreation Department has been nationally recognized for excellence. The department oversees 48 neighborhood, community and school parks which include nature preserves, sports complexes, greenways, wetlands, an amphitheater, playgrounds, shelters and over 26 miles of bikeways and leisure paths. The 96,000 square foot Westerville Community Center has 2 swimming pools, a gym, an indoor climbing wall and playground, and a fitness center. An additional pool is located at the Highlands Park Aquatic Center.

The arts play a large role in Westerville, with classes offered by the Arts Council, a music and arts festival sponsored by the Westerville Chamber of Commerce and the placing of art in public spaces. There are opportunities to play in a band, take dance lessons or perform in a show.

There’s plenty to do in Westerville, but when you’re ready for some big city entertainment, you can be in Columbus in 20 minutes. There, you can indulge your gourmet tastes in any number of restaurants, shop till you drop in unique boutiques and galleries, and take in a theatrical production or concert. Transport yourself into the wild at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. If faraway adventure calls, the Port Columbus International Airport is a short drive from Westerville.

The Westerville School District’s estimated enrollment is approximately 14,000, with three high schools among more than twenty total schools in the district. Westerville also has a public library which offers programs for young children, teens, seniors and homebound residents.

Worthington, OH

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In September 1803, the same year that Ohio became a state, eleven families left Connecticut and traveled to their new home in Ohio. They named their new village Worthington in honor of Thomas Worthington who had helped them find the land where they settled. Thomas Worthington went on to become one of Ohio’s first senators and, later, its governor.

The village thrived, with an Episcopal congregation and a Masonic Lodge established in 1804 and a post office built in 1805. By 1830 there were 910 people living in the area –approximately one-third in the center and two-thirds on surrounding farms. In 1835, the Ohio legislature incorporated Worthington as a village, with an elected village council and mayor. The population remained stable for the remainder of the 19th century.

In 1893, an electric streetcar system linked Worthington to Columbus, making it possible for residents to work, shop and play in the capital city and then return home to the village. By World War II, Worthington had a population of 1569. In 1954, Worthington became a city, annexing the subdivision of Colonial Hills in order to achieve the required population of 5,000. As the 20th century progressed, Worthington expanded, adding new subdivisions and annexing additional land, so that by 1970 the population exceeded 15,000. Today, Worthington is a thriving community of residential neighborhoods and approximately 1,200 small, regional, national and international companies who are based there.

Worthington is a City of Activities for Everyone

Worthington is a thriving, vibrant city providing top notch facilities and opportunities for its residents. The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center presents and promotes performing, visual and digital arts in its 20,000 square foot facility with a 213 seat theatre, an exhibition gallery, four classrooms, a digital imaging studio and a dance studio. The Worthington Library has been named a 5-Star Library for four consecutive years. The Worthington Parks and Recreation Department oversees programs and facilities at over 200 acres of parkland including the 72,000 square foot community center and the Griswold Center which provides services to citizens 55 years and older. Skating and hockey is available year-round at the Worthington Ice Center.

Residents have the opportunity to participate in a number of organizations including the Worthington Chorus, Community Theatre, Sustainable Worthington and the Worthington Historical Society.

Shoppers enjoy strolling the brick-lined streets of Olde Worthington with its unique boutiques and dining spots. Additional shopping spots include The Shops at Worthington Place and Worthington Mall.

A short 20-minute drive takes you from Worthington to Ohio’s capital city, where you can enjoy live theater, concerts, museums, galleries, sporting events, shopping and dining. Just 15 minutes away is the renowned Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and getting out of town can be accomplished with a 20 minute ride to Port Columbus International Airport.

Students in the community attend Worthington Schools, one of the top districts in the Columbus area and one in which 90% of students go on to higher education. Worthington is also home to many private schools and the only Roman Catholic Pontifical College outside of Italy.

Granville, OH

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Named by Ohio Magazine as one of Ohio’s “Best Hometowns” for its New England-inspired streets and small town friendliness, Granville is home to more than 100 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Residents meet and greet at the quaint, locally-owned shops and restaurants lining East Broadway and Main Street. Denison University, one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the U.S. sits on College Hill, a short walk from the village center with its public parks and green spaces. Granville's proximity to Columbus, good schools, wide variety of housing prices and thriving downtown attract homebuyers from all walks of life.

Gahanna, OH

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Founded in 1849, Gahanna is a Native American word for "three creeks joining into one." Located just 20 minutes northeast of Columbus, Gahanna continues its historical allegiance to the creeks with the creation of Creekside Park, which provides a natural environment along walkways that border Big Walnut Creek, wind through Friendship Park and connect with unique shops and restaurants in downtown Olde Gahanna.

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Residents of Gahanna take advantage of the proximity of Creekside Park to Olde Gahanna by holding frequent and annual festivals and events. Beginning each year in the spring, Gahanna hosts an Herb Festival followed by the Creekside Jazz and Blues Festival in June. Neighbors and friends line the streets in celebration of the July 4th Freedom Festival and enjoy warm evenings at Summer Music in the Parks. Wrapping up the festivities in the fall is the Gahanna Flea Market while winter brings the Holiday Light Parade. Gahanna has been named one of the top 100 places to live by Money Magazine and was recently named one of the best places to retire by Black Enterprise Magazine.

Indoor and Outdoor Activities Galore in Gahanna

Close to home, you can explore over 700 acres of parkland and reserves where you can picnic with friends and family, paddleboat in the marina or visit one of the many historical landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Gahanna Veterans Memorial Park  honors local veterans by engraving their names in bricks. To satisfy your competitive side, you will find a variety of sporting events and leagues in Gahanna and over 50 recreational fields, including one for polo. Whether you are looking to improve your golf handicap or maintain your scratch handicap, the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course and the Jefferson Golf & Country Club provide holes for every golfer’s skill level. Perhaps a Friday night high school football game is in your future or league bowling at Gahanna Lanes. On a midsummer's day, you can splash around at one of Gahanna's three community swimming pools or relax and visit with your neighbors over the back fence. 

Entertainment isn't limited to the Gahanna city limits. Within a short 20 minute drive, you can be in Columbus where an amazing array of venues and activities awaits. From top-name music acts to Broadway shows to first-class museums to exciting sporting events, you’ll find it all in downtown Columbus. When it’s time to get away, Gahanna is just 5 minutes from the Port Columbus International Airport.

Gahanna students attend Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools. Private schools in the area include The Columbus Academy, Gahanna Christian Academy and Shepherd Christian Elementary School.

 

German Village, OH

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As its name implies, the historic neighborhood of German Village, was founded by a large number of German immigrants. Originally called "Die Alte Sud Ende" (the Old South End), by 1830 the community had attracted thousands of German immigrants, many of whom would serve in the Civil War, endearing them to the local citizens of Columbus. By 1865, one-third of the city’s population was German—they built local businesses, churches and schools, including the historic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, erected in 1865, which features a 197-foot steeple.

The schools the German immigrants constructed were so superior to the city’s existing schools that many English-speaking residents of Columbus sent their children to them. In 1831, the German Evangelical Lutheran Seminary built a school which eventually became Capital University.

German Village declined in the first half of the 20th century partly due to anti-German sentiment during World War I. Concerned citizens managed to save much of its historic architecture from demolition in the 1960s by creating the German Village Commission and by getting the area listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. More than 1,600 buildings have been restored since 1960 and today, German Village is the largest privately funded historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.

Experience German Village on Foot

German Village is a great place to stroll, admiring the historic architecture, brick-paved streets and unique shops and restaurants. Residents are proud of their beautiful parks including Schiller Park, named for the German poet Frederick von Schiller and featuring a bronze statue of him which was dedicated in 1891. The park is the site of the Schiller Park Recreation Facility, which offers classes for children and adults. Tiny 0.2- acre Frank Fetch Park evokes an Old World atmosphere with its gas lights, hanging baskets, brick walkways, and wrought iron fencing. The Grace Highfield Memorial Garden, named for a beloved German Village resident, features 77 varieties of hostas as well as boxwood and other shade-loving plants.

South Third Street is German Village’s commercial center with many locally owned restaurants including Katzinger’s Delicatessen and Barcelona restaurant. It is also home to the city-block long The Book Loft, Caterina European Housewares and Franklin Art Glass Studios, as well as numerous art galleries.

German Village: Just Minutes from Columbus

Fun isn't limited to the German Village city limits. With a short 5minute drive, you can experience everything that downtown Columbus has to offer. Cheer on the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets or enjoy a concert at Nationwide Arena or support the Columbus Crew at the nation’s only exclusive Major League Soccer stadium. Attend a Broadway show at the Palace or Ohio Theatre, explore a traveling science exhibit at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI)attend a Division 1A collegiate sporting event at The Ohio State University, or spend your days exploring the fine dining and upscale shopping venues in one of the many districts downtown. Just 10 minutes from downtown is the nationally known Easton Town Center. Here, you can shop world renowned department stores, enjoy relaxing spa treatments, take advantage of a 24-hour fitness facility or choose from an array of dining and drink establishments. For the occasional escape or business trip, German Village is conveniently located 10 minutes from the Columbus International Airport.

Grandview Heights, OH

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In 1842, the area that is now the city of Grandview Heights was divided into 12 plots. The city was originally part of Marble Cliff, one of the first suburbs of Columbus, which was settled as a community in 1890 and incorporated as the "Hamlet of Marble Cliff" in 1901. Grandview Heights became a separate village in 1906, and a city (a very small one at 1.4 square miles) in 1931.

In spite of its minuscule proportions, Grandview Heights offers its residents a great variety of services you’d expect to find in a much larger city including its own police and fire departments, which offer contract services to neighboring Marble Cliff. Grandview Heights City Schools consistently receive excellent ratings from the Ohio Department of Education. The Grandview Heights Public Library offers a huge collection of print volumes as well as e-books and digital media. It is also the site for live music concerts, film showings, workshops and story hours.

Grandview Heights: Small City, Big Fun

Grandview Heights has 40 acres of park land including athletic fields, tennis courts, a municipal swimming pool and senior center. Youth and Adult sports programs are available through the Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Grandview Hop is a celebration of the best that Grandview has to offer with an eclectic mix of food, drinks, shopping, live music, art and fun along Grandview Avenue between 1st and 5th Avenues. The Hop is held on the last Saturday of the month from May through August.

The Grandview Heights Chamber of Commerce sponsors a yearly Digfest featuring local micro-brewers, micro-distilleries and wine producers, along with food and entertainment.

The annual Taste of Grandview, held on the first Sunday in October, showcases local restaurants and entertainment and has a special children’s area

The Grandview Heights Marble Cliff Historical Society works to preserve the unique charm of this city with its charming homes on tree-lined streets and locally owned businesses.

Grandview Heights: Just Minutes from Columbus

Fun isn't limited to the Grandview Heights city limits. With a short 10 minute drive, you can experience everything that downtown Columbus has to offer. Cheer on the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets or enjoy a concert at Nationwide Arena or support the Columbus Crew at the nation’s only exclusive Major League Soccer stadium. Attend a Broadway show at the Palace or Ohio Theatre, explore a traveling science exhibit at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), attend a Division 1A collegiate sporting event at The Ohio State University, or spend your days exploring the fine dining and upscale shopping venues in one of the many districts downtown. Just 10 minutes from downtown is the nationally known Easton Town Center. Here, you can shop world renowned department stores, enjoy relaxing spa treatments, take advantage of a 24-hour fitness facility or choose from an array of dining and drink establishments. For the occasional escape or business trip, Grandview Heights is conveniently located 15 minutes from the Columbus International Airport.

Bexley, OH

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Bexley  was named by early resident Col. Lincoln Kilbourne in honor of his family's roots in the London Borough of Bexley. By the 1890s, several large homes were established in the Bullitt Park area.

The village was incorporated in 1908 when prominent citizens of Bullitt Park, including industrialist and former Mayor of Columbus Robert H. Jeffrey, agreed to merge with the community of Pleasant Ridge near Capital University and the Lutheran seminary. The village reached the 5,000 population mark required by the state of Ohio to become a city in 1928 and, on New Year's Day 1932, Bexley officially became a city.

No Time for Boredom in Bexley

When you’re ready to have fun, Bexley has plenty of opportunities. Jeffrey Park consists of nearly 40 acres, a large portion of which is a natural woodland threaded with walking trails. Alum Creek forms the park’s western boundary. The park includes a playground area for children, two tennis courts, picnic areas with grills, green space and a community pool. Recreation programs for children, adults and seniors are available year-round at Jeffrey Park as well as at the smaller Havenwood and Schneider parks.

A center for the arts and culture, Bexley is also home to several churches and synagogues, numerous historic sites, outdoor sculptures and the original Drexel Theater, a showcase for independent films. Adjoining Bexley to the west is the beautiful Franklin Park Conservatory.The city also has its own library.

Rubino's Pizzeria, a Bexley landmark, has been creating its famous thin crust pizzas since the 1950s. The old-fashioned pizza place does not deliver and accepts only cash or checks, but is considered to have some of the best pies in the Columbus area. Another long-standing family-run business is Johnson's Real Ice Cream, just east of the pizzeria.

Just 20 minutes from Bexley is Ohio’s capital city Columbus with an incredible array of venues and activities for all ages. From the renowned Columbus Zoo to the National Hockey League Blue Jackets to fabulous museums and galleries, you’ll want to visit Columbus again and again. Bexley is also conveniently located 10 minutes from the Port Columbus International Airport.

Bexley boasts several public and private educational institutions, including the highly-ranked Bexley City Schools, Columbus School for Girls, Saint Charles Preparatory School, Capital University, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary.

Clintonville, OH

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Although you’ll find signs saying “Welcome to Clintonville" at the main entryways to the community, there is no “official” Clintonville as the area has never been incorporated. The original settlers were Continental Army soldiers who were given land grants in lieu of pensions. In 1831, Methodist minister Thomas Bull purchased 600 acres of farmland along the Columbus-Worthington Pike. Since there were no other businesses in the community, the Bull family erected shops and homes and offered them free of charge to any skilled laborers who would settle in the area. The Clintonville post office (named for Vice President George Clinton) opened on September 13, 1847 - a date now celebrated as the neighborhood’s birthday.

 

By the early 1900s Clintonville was thriving as a summer getaway for residents of downtown Columbus and faculty from the Ohio State University. The surrounding farmland was converted into housing developments once the streetcar lines from Columbus reached the area. A business district developed in Beechwold, another unincorporated area; both communities became part of Columbus after it annexed most of Clinton Township in the 1950s.

Clintonville was once home to “The Villa,” at the time (1880) the largest amusement park in the United States. The park included a roller coaster known as the "Loop-the-Loop", a zoo, a dance pavilion, a water slide, the country’s largest theater and the biggest swimming pool in the world. In 1939, the Olentangy Village apartment complex was built on the site. The park's carousel can now be seen at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

There's Lots to do in Clintonville

Clintonville residents take full advantage of Whetstone Park with its bike trails, baseball fields, tennis courts, pond, ravine, library and recreation facility, as well as the beautiful world-renowned Park of Roses. During the summer, concerts are held every Sunday evening in the park's gazebo. Whetstone Park also hosts an annual Fourth of July fireworks display known as Red, White, & BOOM! Opportunities to socialize while making music are available with the Clintonville Community Band and the Clintonville Community Choir.

Just 10 minutes from Clintonville, you can be in Columbus with its incredible variety of entertainment venues, dining establishments, shops and museums. Sports fans can root for the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets or support the Columbus Crew at the nation’s only exclusive Major League Soccer stadium. For the occasional escape or business trip, Clintonville is conveniently located 20 minutes from Port Columbus International Airport.

Clintonville Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods in Clintonville are divided into four unofficial areas:

  • South Clintonville – a blend of single and multiple family homes, the majority of which were built prior to 1930 in a variety of designs ranging from American foursquare to other revival styles. The area also features many catalog kit homes.
  • North Clintonville – homes built from the 1920s through the late 1950s. Houses in this neighborhood lack alleyways and feature driveways as the automobile became a necessity.
  • Beechwold – features a wide variety of architecture from Cape Cod influenced homes to high style, high end housing.
  • North of Morse - is home to the recently refurbished Graceland Shopping Center, the Ohio School for the Deaf and the Ohio State School for the Blind.

 

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