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Charming Small-Town Feel. Modern Big-City Amenities
Forbes recently named Delaware County as one of the Best Places to Get Ahead suggesting that it’s diverse mix of jobs have kept it’s economy strong while also commenting on it’s family friendly neighborhoods.
Founded in 1808, Delaware overlooks the Olentangy River that flows through Central Ohio. For several decades throughout the late 1800s and the first half the 1900s it was a popular resort community entertaining the well-to-do from Columbus. Today an old spa building still remains on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan.
As the century moved on and Americans began to spread out, new residents, businesses, and industry began to move in, allowing the area to grow at a modest pace. With the boom of the 1990s the county became one of the fastest growing in the nation and this trend continues. Delaware currently ranks as the 10th fastest growing city in Ohio. What's driving this growth? Residents and real estate agents alike point to affordability, a thriving downtown with vintage charm (and $60 million in investments in the past decade), and a large historic district filled with a diverse stock of homes.
Delaware is 20 miles to the North of Columbus, allowing it's residents to enjoy all the amenities and attractions of big city living without the stresses and difficulties of big city life.
At the heart of what makes life in Delaware unique are it's high-achieving public schools, a strong community consisting of friendly residents who support each other and the areas local businesses, as well as the many organizations that contribute to the exceptional lifestyle the community offers and those which connect it's residents to one another.
Walking through the Saturday morning farmers market will provide you with great insight into the dynamics of the city of Delaware, as well as the character of its residents. At the farmers market you will see a variety of unique antique shops, clothing stores, used book stores, and restaurants that make up the city's downtown, and often populate small college towns. Together, these retailers keep downtown Delaware vibrant and alive. The residents of Delaware have gone to great length to preserve the historic feel and look of downtown by taking steps to protect the buildings and attract just the right mix of commerce.
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Much To Do
Polaris Fashion Place
Polaris Fashion Place offers a wide variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options, including more than 190 local and national specialty shops ranging from an Apple Store to an Ikea and a Cabellas, popular clothing brands like H&M, accessory stores like Coach, and salons and spas like PLEIJ Salon + Spa. It also includes popular restaurants such as Molly Woos Asian Bistro, The Cheesecake Factory, Brio Tuscan Grill, Cantina Laredo, Condados Tacos, Giordano's Pizza, and Atlas Tavern.
The area is also home to a number of top local attractions such as Top Golf, Cinemark Movie Theatres, Star Lanes Bowling and much more! An outstanding community activity is the Main Street Delaware Farms' Market which is held on Saturday and Wednesdays on North Sandusky St. and offering an enticing array of seasonal fresh produce, baked goods, live and cut flowers and plants, and craft items including homemade soap and pottery.
Key Residential Features
Residents stay active with hundreds of acres of public parks and green space. Alum Creek State Park with it's lake and Phase II Mountain Bike Trail, is the community's most notable natural destination, offering residents an idyllic retreat into the beauty of it's untouched lands. Highbanks Metropark, Sharon Woods Metropolitan Park and the 36-acre North Orange Park offers locals access to soccer and lacrosse fields, basketball courts, playground, Amphitheater, fishing ponds, bike / walking trails, sledding hill, Charcoal Grills, picnic tables and shelter and an Aquatic Center that includes a zero entry pool with shallow water children's play structures, and a lap pool with a water basketball area and water bench. The pools include two separate slides and a diving area. Shale Hollow Park Reserve is popular as well, where all ages rave about the cool water stream that runs through all the natural beauty.
The local school district is split into two and include Delaware and Olentangy Schools. Both districts goals focus around maximizing student performance and providing a safe and effective learning environment. Delaware City School District and Olentangy City School District operate several neighborhood elementary schools serving students Pre-K through 4, an intermediate building for students in grades 5 and 6, a 7th and 8th grade middle school, and a 9-12 high school. View the test Report Card for the Olentangy City School District or the the latest Public School District Report Card for the Delaware City School District. Click here to view Private Schools close to this community. 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 also Ohio Wesleyan University.
One of the most charming downtown shopping and dining destinations, Historic Downtown Delaware attracts visitors from many states and countries beyond Ohio. The numerous non-chain restaurants make Downtown Delaware a fun eating adventure. A popular and diverse dining destination, food options include American, Italian, Mexican, Asian, Cajun, BBQ, and Greek. Fine dining, giant juicy burgers, small plates, chicken and waffles, hand-dipped milkshakes, made-from-scratch pizza and craft brews and wines are just a sample of what visitors like most about eating downtown. Coffee shops, outdoor cafes, mouth-watering chocolates, frozen custard, delicious baked goods, fresh made gelato and ice cream, gourmet cheeses, and olive oils and vinegars on tap are also part of the downtown Delaware foodie experience. Although Downtown Delaware is a family-friendly environment, it is also a place to enjoy award-winning brews. Two Micro Breweries and other establishments offering a variety of craft brews on tap enhance the experience. And, a beautiful new winery featuring hand-crafted wines is also a draw.
Delaware OH Real Estate
The Columbus lifestyle is calling — if you are ready to make Columbus and Delaware home contact The Opland Group, the Delaware OH real estate experts at 614-332-6984 today for more information on neighborhoods and available homes for sale in Lewis Center.