Gahanna Area Statistics
County: Franklin County
Location: Gahanna is a northeast suburb of Columbus, a few miles east of I-670 and I-270, five minutes from Port Columbus International Airport, ten minutes from downtown Columbus
Schools: Gahanna-Jefferson School District
Utilities: Columbia Gas, American Electric Power, City of Columbus water
ZIP Codes: 43230, 43004
Gahanna, Ohio Community Information
A lively mill town in the early 1900s, Gahanna, one of the fastest growing communities of Metro Columbus, features unique historic attractions, excellent schools, and fine restaurants. It is dubbed the “Herb capital of Ohio.” There are 700 acres of parks, providing many recreational activities.
The Olde Gahanna District draws visitors to a one-mile tour along brick paved sidewalks to 17 homes, museums, restaurants and businesses which display local artifacts of Gahanna from the past. The city of Gahanna owes its origins to the waters of the Big Walnut Creek. The original village was founded along its edge in the mid-19th century. Through a collaborative effort with the citizens of Gahanna and consultants instrumental in San Antonio, Texas’s Riverwalk Plan, city leaders led the effort to clean up the Big Walnut Creek and create unique, passive, recreational spaces. Since the opening of “Creekside Park”, the city has seen a number of housing improvement projects. “Olde” Gahanna is being revitalized into a fully-functioning traditional neighborhood. This is a model urban village located in the heart of suburbia.
Gahanna offers an ever-growing list of community-run activities, from youth sports leagues to excursions for senior citizens. The city offers all kinds of sports, artistic events and festivals, and most of those activities are run by the participants themselves. From the soccer leagues with over 1,600 players to canoeing on one of the three creeks that meander through Gahanna to listening to some of the many concerts, the possibilities for fun are numerous.
Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools deliver outstanding academics in a supportive community setting, where each person is regarded with respect and dignity, valuing individual and cultural differences. In meeting the challenges of educating each Gahanna student in the most meaningful, appropriate manner, the local schools have established classroom curriculum to meet the individual needs of all students.