Westerville offers the best of old and new to its residents, businesses, and visitors. Visiting and shopping in the Uptown area provides a glimpse back at simpler times with its charming architecture, refurbished storefronts and historic brick buildings that line State Street and several side streets that make up the heart of Uptown. There is also an award-winning library, 46 parks, the 10th largest school district in the state and incredible health care facilities operated by three of the main health care industries in Central Ohio.
Located north of the I-270 outerbelt, Westerville is just 15 miles from downtown Columbus. The Central Ohio Transportation Authority (COTA) provides affordable, clean bus transportation throughout Columbus and its suburbs. The community is also located between two nationally renowned shopping malls – Easton Town Center and Polaris Fashion Place.
You won’t want to miss out on Asterisk Supper Club, Good Vibes Winery, Koble Grill, or Java Central Coffee Roasters. In fact, Uptown, the main business corridor, is filled with exquisite restaurants, eclectic shops and local art that rivals any of the neighborhood destinations in Columbus.
The city is proudly home to Otterbein University, at Top-10 regional university. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked the school in the top 10 percent among 171 peer universities.
You’ll also find a variety of exciting events throughout the year. There’s the beloved Saturday Farmer’s Market from May through October. July brings the Westerville Music & Arts Festival featuring over 130 fine arts and craftspeople, live entertainment from two stages. And in the Spring, it’s Taste of Westerville, a month-long culinary experience highlighting some of the best offerings in the region here in our greater Westerville area.
Westerville’s Parks and Recreation works hard to help create a very healthy and active community. As evidence of their success, he city received the Healthy Ohio Platinum Award in 2012.