Westerville Area Statistics
County: Franklin County and Delaware County
Location: Northeast Franklin County, 30 minutes from downtown Columbus, 20 minutes from the airport
Schools: Westerville Public Schools, three private schools
Utilities: city water and electric
Size: 10.5 square miles
Zip Code: 43081, 43082
The City of Westerville offers the charm of a small community with a dynamic environment for local businesses to grow. The character and charm of Westerville’s unique “Uptown District” speaks to the pride and preservation of its past and new residential and business developments are proof of effective planning for the future.
In the 1800s, Westerville, OH was known as the “Dry capital of the world” for its role in the Temperance Movement. It even became the headquarters of the Anti-Saloon League. Today, Westerville is a growing community with excellent schools, good health care, and year-round recreational activities. There are more than a dozen golf courses, three local swimming pools, youth football and soccer leagues and an outdoor skating rink.
There is a museum in the Westerville public library detailing the history of the town. Another historic place is the Hanby House, which was residence of composer Benjamin Hanby, and a site on the National Underground Railroad. Westerville’s historic district, impeccably restored, shows the residents’ pride in preserving their past. Residents shop at the historic uptown shopping district with more than 31 one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants.
This northeast suburb of Columbus is one of the better areas for appreciation and community activities, with two reservoirs nearby for boating and recreational activities. Westerville is proud of its focus on education, its low crime rate and high safety standards, its dynamic commercial trade, and its strong sense of community.
Westerville Ohio Public Education
Westerville City Schools are repeatedly recognized for having “What Parents Want” by School/Match, Inc. and are the recipients of 15 BEST (Building Excellent Schools for Today and the 21st Century) awards for innovative educational programs, as well as three Seeds of Change awards and a Pacesetter designation. Approximately 60% of Westerville High School graduates go on to post-secondary schooling and the award-winning School-to-Work and Tech Prep programs build strong ties between education and the community.