Westerville is a unique community located in both Franklin and Delaware counties. It is a northeastern suburb of Columbus, Ohio.
April 1, 2010 Census estimation for Westerville had a population of 36,120
The City of Westerville was first incorporated in 1858. It was a really important destination in the Antebellum era because of its large number of underground railroad stations.
In the late 1800s city of Westerville gained a reputation for being the Dry Capital of the World, because a town ordinance prohibited the sale of alcohol in 1859.
In 1995 the city annexed 941 non-dry acres of land to its north, which included several alcohol-selling businesses. Subsequently, voters have approved alcohol sales in old Westerville at a number of establishments and in 2006 Michael’s Pizza served the first beer in Uptown Westerville in over 70 years.
City of Westerville School District operates 3 high schools, 4 middle schools and 16 elementary schools. In addition, the four-year liberal arts college Otterbein University is also located within Westerville.
Things to do in Westerville, OH:
There’s never a shortage of recreational amenities for residents in Westerville. Attractions in the area include:
The Frank Museum of Art
Chiller North Ice Rink
Westerville Public Library
Westerville Town Center
Inniswood Metro Gardens, Sharon Woods and Blendon Woods Metro Parks
Boyer Nature Preserve
Westerville Community Center
Westerville Ohio is very close to Interstate 71 and 270 which makes it easy for residents to travel around the greater Columbus area.
Over the years, the city has earned a number of national titles and accolades, including:
#5 on Forbes America’s Friendliest Towns in 2012
# 15 on Money Magazine’s list of Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2009
Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management for Class IV in 2001 and 2007
Named Sports Illustrated “Sports town Ohio” in 2003
Please go to Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau.
We hope you agree that Westerville Ohio is a truly remarkable community to live in!
If you’re considering buying or selling a home in Westerville Ohio, please contact us directly at (614) 316–3324