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Area Information for  Deleware, OH.

Delaware, which is the county seat of Delaware County, is a good size city of about 35,000 residents as of the 2010 Census.

Ideally located near the center of the state, Delaware is 20 miles to the North of Columbus.

Because of its close location, Delaware is actually part of the Columbus Ohio Metropolitan area, which has a combined population of more than 2,000,000 residents.

The city was originally named for the Delaware tribe and was first settled in 1807.

When the Cleveland Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad began serving the area in the 1850s, Delaware saw increased growth in its population.

Today, this Ohio city boasts a health and diversified economy.  Several industries are represented within Delaware, including manufacturing, trade, government and service.

Some of the city’s largest employers include:

  • Automobile coatings
  • Plastics
  • Copper products
  • Education, insurance
  • Retail, services
  • And government

Education in Delaware

Delaware, Ohio is home to a number of high-achieving public schools, including:

  • Ervin Carlisle Elementary
  • James A. Conger Elementary
  • Robert F. Schultz Elementary
  • David Smith Elementary
  • Laura Woodward Elementary
  • John C. Dempsey Middle School
  • Willis Intermediate School
  • Rutherford B. Hayes High School (Delaware, Ohio)

There are also a number of quality private schools in the area as well, such as:

  • Delaware Christian School
  • Grace Community School
  • St. Mary Catholic School (Delaware)

For those seeking a higher education, Delaware is a great place to live.  Not only is it home to one of the top liberal arts colleges in the area, but it’s also home to such specialty schools as well:

  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • The Methodist Theological School in Ohio

Enjoy Plenty of Recreational Amenities throughout the Year in Delaware, OH

Delaware sure does pack a lot of fun within its 15.1 square mile area!  There truly is something to do for every interest:

  • The Little Brown Jug, a world-renowned harness race
  • Perkins Observatory
  • Delaware County Fair
  • The Delaware County District Library
  • The Arts Castle
  • Sandusky Street, featuring many local businesses such as a local coffee shop, pottery studio and more
  • Winter Street, which includes many of the city’s cultural centers
  • Delaware Farmer’s Market

In addition, residents can enjoy a number of performances throughout the year from such groups as:

  • The Ballet Met
  • The Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra
  • Columbus Symphony
  • Opera Columbus
  • Contemporary American Theater Company
  • The Columbus Museum of Art

Purchase a Delaware, Ohio Home for Sale Today

Delaware, Ohio gives home buyers the best of both worlds:  big-city amenities with a small-town atmosphere.

To learn more about what makes this community such a fantastic place to call home, contact us at The Greenwell Group.

We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have as well as let you know about the various residential neighborhoods in Delaware.

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