Westerville is a city rich in cultural history with a vigorous economy, well-respected public schools, excellent parks, active arts community, a premier liberal arts college, charming historic district and housing that runs the gamut from affordable starter homes to magnificent golf and country club estates. All of this and Westerville in conveniently located near downtown Columbus, the Columbus International Airport, and fabulous shopping venues such as Polaris Fashion Mall and Easton Town Center.
Westerville is a community steeped in history. It is noted for its original settlers who were Revolutionary War heroes, the story of how the city became the Dry Capital of the World with its temperance movement, the home of Benjamin Hanby the author of the well known Christmas song œUp on a House Top and by being an integral part of the Underground Railroad. Historic Uptown Westerville with its shopping district, bed and breakfasts and Victorian style homes offers just a sample of what this charming city is all about.
You’re likely to find something to do all year round in this vibrant community, especially through the Westerville Parks and Recreation Department. Every year over 500,000 participants enjoy a variety of activities sponsored by the department in areas of interest such as athletics, arts, crafts, fitness and wellness. With over 3 dozen park facilities, over 500 acres of park land, and a 4700 acre reservoir there certainly is always something fun to do. The expansive Westerville Community Center boasts a leisure pool with water slides and a lazy river, an 8-lane lap pool, walking/running track, gym, fitness room, indoor climbing wall, locker rooms, program rooms, public meeting rooms, a youth game room, indoor playground and a child care area.
The arts are alive and well in Westerville also. The Curtain Players, œOhio™s Award Winning Little Theater offers plays and performances practically year round and Gallery 202 provides community art programs for all ages. There is also the Westerville Art League, the Westerville Community Band and the Westerville Symphony Orchestra with the community band offering live concerts several times each year. And you can’t miss the Westerville Music and Arts Festival, going strong since 1973 and featuring visual and performing artists from all over the country.
Uptown Westerville is the city’s historic district where you’ll find beautifully restored Victorian buildings and homes, intriguing antique shops, bookstores, unique gift stores, coffee houses, ice cream parlors and inviting restaurants. From April through November you’ll want to mark your calendar for Fourth Fridays, an event held in Uptown Westerville the fourth Friday of each of those months and features music, food, fun and children’s activities.
The Westerville City School District and Big Walnut School District both serve the city and provide quality education. The Westerville City School District has a reputation statewide as a high performing, exemplary public school district and prides itself on being technologically advanced with up-to-date computers and software in each of its buildings. They are also committed to offering a challenging curriculum to prepare students for the world today. Click here to view the latest Public School District Report Card for the Westerville City School District. Big Walnut strives to provide a challenging, student-focused curriculum with a staff dedicated to excellence and life long learning. Click here to view the latest Public School District Report Card for the Big Walnut School District. Click here to view Private Schools close to this community.
Located in Westerville, Otterbein College is a premier liberal arts college founded in 1847 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. U.S. News and World Report’s 2004 Guide to America’s Best Colleges ranked Otterbein eighth among the Midwest’s Comprehensive colleges.
Taken as a whole, living, working, or playing in Westerville offers residents an opportunity to live in more than simply a town it provides an opportunity to share in a community.
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