Grove City, located eight miles southwest of Columbus, boasts a diverse population of 35,887 residents. Just a 15-minute drive from Downtown Columbus, it is the ideal suburb for professionals who crave local involvement along with big city amenities. With a quaint downtown area and consistent expansion, Grove City will be one of the top places to work and live in Central Ohio in the next decade.
Home to the South-Western School District (given an “Excellent” rating by the Ohio Department of Education) and Grove City Parks and Recreation (three signature parks, a family water park, a state-of-the-art skate park, eight playgrounds and numerous ball fields and bike paths), Grove City was voted Central Ohio’s Best Hometown of 2012-2013 by Ohio Magazine.
The community is home to several large companies including Walmart Distribution, T. Marzetti, Tosoh America, and FedEx Ground. Serviced by five major roadways, they city is accessible from all areas of Ohio. Also, last summer the I-71/St. Rte. 665 interchange opened with a five-lane bridge to benefit commuters as well as local businesses. The Historic Town Center is home to many businesses that have been here for decades and new businesses are constantly opening on thriving Stringtown Road.
Have lunch on the patio at The Garden Cafe, a modern café that serves food as well as craft beer and wine; keep walking and stop in for a beer at Plank’s on Broadway, one of the city’s oldest restaurants; try a wine flight at Plum Run Winery; on a nice day, take a trip to The Gardens at Gantz; or travel a few miles south to Scioto Downs Ohio’s first Racino.
Neighborhood events to explore include Arts in the Alley, the Balloons and Tunes: Hot Air Balloon Festival – held in August at Beulah Park, and the Winter Lights Holiday Celebration and Community Parade in December. The Little Theatre Off Broadway is a small theatre located in the heart of downtown Grove City that puts on six fantastic shows a year as well as acting classes for kids.