Westerville Real Estate Information
Westerville is a medium sized city found in the Buckeye State of Ohio. Westerville has a population of approximately thirty five thousand seven hundred residents, an increase of just a few hundred since the last census was taken in the year two thousand. Westerville straddles the county line between Franklin County and Delaware County, and is found in the central portion of the state at large. Westerville was at one point known as the “Dry Capital of the World” because of its strict liquor laws in comparison with the rest of the state, nation, and world. Westerville is located close to Columbus, Ohio, which is the largest city in the state of Ohio, and is the largest suburb of Columbus.
The region which is now considered Westerville was originally inhabited by Native Americans, especially those known as mound-dwellers. Westerville was first settled by non-Native Americans in the year eighteen ten, while heavier settlement began about ten to twenty years later. Westerville was officially incorporated in the year eighteen fifty eight, and finally legalized the sale of alcohol in the twenty first century. The transportation needs of Westerville are served by two major interstates as well as the Central Ohio Transit Authority. Port Columbus International Airport is found only about twelve miles away from Westerville, and provides the region with long-range travel needs.
The educational needs of the Westerville area are met by the Westerville City School District, which encompasses the Westerville South High School, Westerville North High School, Westerville Central High School, four middle schools, and sixteen elementary schools, as well as Oberlin College. Some important residents of Westerville throughout the two hundred years of the city's history include Ki-Jana Carter, Dan O'Brien, Bob Kennedy, Jennifer Hetrick, and Andy Katzenmoyer. Westerville is ranked as one of the hundred best places to live by Money Magazine, and is also noted as having one of the best park and recreation systems in the state of Ohio. Westerville is home to the Westerville Public Library, the Inniswoood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, and the Westerville Community Center.