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Area Information for Westerville, Ohio

Westerville is a unique Ohio community located in Franklin and Delaware counties.

As of the 2000 Census, Westerville had a population of 35,518.

The Central Ohio community of Westerville was first incorporated in 1858.

It was an important destination throughout the Antebellum era because of its large number of Underground Railroad stations.

During the late 1800s, Westervilled gained a reputation for being the “Dry Capital of the World.”

That’s because a town ordinance prohibited the sale of alcohol in 1859.  The on-going tension between pro- and anti-temperance groups later became known as the “Westerville Whiskey Wars.”

The community remained dry for several decades.  Then in 1995, Westerville annexed 941acrews of non-dry communities.  Since then, voters have approved the sale of alcohol in several locations throughout the old and new parts of Westerville.

Education in Westerville

Westerville residents are served by the Westerville City School District, including several top notch public schools including:

  • Emerson Elementary School
  • Central College, a magnmet school
  • Hanby Elementary, a magnet school
  • Longfellow Elementary, a magnet school
  • Alcott Elementary
  • Annehurst Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • Blendon Middle School
  • Genoa Middle School
  • Walnut Springs Middle School
  • Westerville South High School
  • Westerville North High School
  • Westerville Central High School
  • And others!

In addition, the four-year liberal arts college Otterbein University is also located within Weterville.

Things to do in Westerville, Ohio

There’s never a shortage of recreational amenities for residents in Westerville, Ohio. From historical attractions to sporting events, there’s something for nearly every interest in this Central Ohio community. 

Attractions in the area include:

  • A museum dedicated to the history of Westerville’s prohibition era
  • The town center, featuring shopping and dining venues
  • Westerville Public Library
  • Blendon Woods, Sharon Woods and Inniswood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
  • The Westerville Community Center
  • And more!

Additionally, Westerville’s proximity to several major thoroughfares (including Interstate 71 and Interstate 270) make it easy for residents to travel in and around the greater Columbus area.

Westerville, Ohio Properties for Sale

Westerville may be a small community compared to other cities in Ohio but it certainly doesn’t have trouble attracting national attention.

Over the years, the city has earned a number of national titles and accolades, including:

  • Number 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 “Sportstown Ohio” in 2003

As you can see, this truly is a remarkable community in which to live!

If you’re interested in taking the next step toward owning your own Westerville, Ohio home, then contact us at the The Greenwell Group.

As your Westerville area real estate experts, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have as well as provide you with such helpful home buying resources as:


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