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The City of Westerville was incorporated in 1858, and it now serves as a suburb of Columbus. Historically, the city was known as the "Dry Capital of the World" for laws in place throughout much of the city's history that prohibited the sale of alcohol. Alcohol sales in Westerville were forbidden in 1859, and the city stayed dry throughout much of the 20th century despite the end of Prohibition in 1933. Westerville is located in both Franklin and Delaware counties, and it had a population of just over 36,000 in 2010.
Shopping and Dining
Shopping centers around Westerville include Easton Town Center, The Shops at Worthington Place on North High Street in Worthington, and Northern Lights Shopping Center on Cleveland Avenue in Columbus. For everyday grocery and pharmacy purchases, those residing in Westerville can head to the Meijer supermarket on Polaris Parkway, the Costco at Gemini Place in Columbus, the Giant Eagle in Powell, or the CVS Pharmacy located on North High Street in Columbus. For home improvement supplies, residents of Westerville real estate can head to The Home Depot on Cleveland Avenue in Columbus or the Lowe's located on Park Mill Run Drive in Hilliard.
The many dining options in Westerville can accommodate even the pickiest eaters. For classic American fare, Steak Escape on South State Street, Bob Evans on North State Street, and Wendell's Pub offer hearty meals. Italian restaurants in Westerville include Pasquales Pizza and Pasta House on North State Street and Bel Lago Waterfront Dining on North Sunbury Road. Lucky House Chinese Restaurant on East Schrock Road is a great place for Asian cuisine, and those looking for a quick bite to eat can head to Taco Bell on Dublin Granville Road in Columbus, Skyline Chili at the Westerville Plaza, or White Castle on North State Street for fast food.
Parks and Recreation
Sharon Woods Metropolitan Park is one of the largest natural areas around Westerville, and it includes opportunities for jogging, walking, playing baseball, and taking in 761 acres of scenery. To the west of Westerville, Highbanks Metro Park is another great Westerville area attractions for enjoying the outdoors. Highbanks Metro Park stretches over 1,159 acres and features facilities for picnicking, hiking, viewing wildlife, and more. To the southeast, Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park provides residents of Westerville real estate with opportunities to enjoy ice skating in the winter time and disc golf in the warmer months.
In addition to parks and natural areas, the Westerville area also offers recreational resources and facilities that help area residents to get exercise and stay in shape. Nearby recreation centers include Carriage Place Recreation Center on Bethel Road in Columbus, the North YMCA at Sandalwood Place in Columbus, and Dublin Community Recreation Center on Post Road in Dublin. There are also nearby opportunities for golf at the Raymond Memorial Golf Course in Columbus and the Golf Club of Dublin. Fitness centers near Westerville real estate include the Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club on Hayden Road in Columbus, Life Time Fitness in Dublin, and PAI Yoga & Fitness in Dublin.
The community of Westerville has both high home values and high median household incomes in comparison to the rest of the state. Households in Westerville make more than $30,000 more per year than households make on average throughout the state of Ohio, and the median home value in Westerville is almost $75,000 more than in the rest of the state. The cost of living in Westerville is only slightly lower than the national average. Most residents of Westerville real estate commute outside of their city on a daily basis for work. Only about a quarter workers in Westerville both live and work in the city.
Schools, Health, and Transportation
The Westerville City School District runs 16 elementary schools, four middle schools, and three high schools. In addition to public institutions, young residents of Westerville real estate can also attend school at private institutions such as Northside Christian School on West Schrock Road, St. Paul School on Moss Road, and Genoa Christian Academy. Otterbein University is a four-year institution located in Westerville that provides an opportunity for area graduates to continue their educations without leaving home.
Several healthcare institutions are conveniently located to homes in Westerville. These include the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital on 10th Avenue in Columbus, Mount Carmel St. Ann's on South Cleveland Avenue in Westerville, and the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital on West 10th Avenue in Columbus.
Most residents of Westerville real estate drive their own vehicles rather than relying on public transportation. The city is connected to nearby Columbus via Interstate 71 and Interstate 270. Those in need of public transportation can take advantage of one of the five COTA bus lines that serve Westerville.