About Grove City Ohio

The Grove City neighborhood, eight miles southwest of Columbus, is home to more than 41,000 people and boasts a diverse population. It is the perfect suburban area for young professionals who want to be involved in both small-town activities and big city amenities, because it is only 15 minutes from downtown Columbus. Because of its lovely downtown and steady expansion, Grove City, Ohio, will rank among the best places to live and work in Central Ohio for the last 10 years.

According to Ohio Magazine, Grove City is the best hometown in Central Ohio. It is home to Grove City Parks and Recreation, which has three signature parks, a family water park, a cutting-edge skate park, eight playgrounds, as well as numerous sports fields and biking paths, and the South-Western School District, which the Ohio Department of Education has rated “Excellent.”


Many important businesses are headquartered in Grove City, such as Tosoh America, FedEx Ground, T. Marzetti, and Walmart Distribution. Grove City is reachable from all areas of Ohio thanks to its five main roadways. The five-lane bridge at the I-71/St. Rte. 665 exchange will help commuters and surrounding businesses. Many businesses have been running in Grove City’s Historic Town Center for a long time, while Stringtown Road, which is expanding, is constantly adding new companies.

The Garden Bar Café is a contemporary cafe that offers patio dining options along with finger-licking food, craft beer, and wine. Continue walking and have a beer at Plank’s On Broadway, the oldest restaurant in Grove City. Must try the wine flights offered by Plum Run Winery. Visitors can go to Ohio’s first casino, Eldorado Scioto Downs, or the Gardens at Gantz Farm on a nice day.

In June, the Wine and Arts Festival attracts over 30,000 people to Grove City Town Center. Arts in the Alley and the Winter Lights Holiday Celebration are two neighborhood events worth checking out. A little theater in downtown Grove City called the Little Theatre Off Broadway hosts six excellent productions each year in addition to offering acting lessons to young people.


The Revolutionary War veterans General Daniel Morgan and Colonel William Washington received land concessions that included the area that is now Grove City. William Foster Breck later bought roughly fifteen and a half acres of the land in 1846. In 1852, Breck and three other men founded Grove City. A local doctor named Joseph Bulen was chosen to serve as the village’s first mayor after it was founded as a village in March 1866. Grove City was reincorporated as a city on November 16, 1959.


The city charter that governs Grove City was first created in 1958 and later revised in the early 1980s. According to the city’s charter, the Mayor, City Council, and Administrator are all elective positions. Richard L. (Ike) Stage is Grove City’s current mayor.


The coordinates for Grove City are 39°52′41′′N 83°04′41′′W. As per the US Census Bureau, this city has a total area of 17.67 square miles, of which 17.49 square miles is land and 0.18 square miles is water.

Grove City is located in Franklin County. Columbus borders it to the north with I-270 and to the east near US-23 is Lockbourne. Jackson township surrounds the city to the south and west while also nearby are Scioto and Pleasant Townships. There are two airports one each side of Grove City.

Bolton Airfield – a small recreational and corporate airfield, 6 miles west of town east is Rickenbacker International – large airport used for air freight, commercial, and some military use, located 15 miles east of Grove City.


Grove City has a population of about 41,000 people spread out over 17.2 miles, with a population density of about 2,300 people per square mile. The median age here is 38.5, which is slightly lower than the Ohio average of 39.4. The median household income in Grove City is $74,284, which is approximately 1.3x higher than the state of Ohio’s average household income of $56,602.


The South-Western City Public School District is in charge of serving education in Grove City. Jackson Middle School, Grove City High School, and Buckeye Woods Elementary School are just a few of Grove City’s top educational institutions. When it comes to their education, your child will be in the very best hands!

Services are available to Grove City citizens, including students, at the Grove City and Westland Area Public Libraries. Since 33.41% of Grove City adults have at least a bachelor’s degree, their level of education is significantly higher than that of the average American community.


Grove City’s workforce is a mix of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs, making it a good mix of both workers. Grove City is mostly a city of businesspeople, professionals, and service providers. In Grove City, many people are employed in sales (9.36%), management (11.83%), and office and administrative support jobs (16.57%).

It’s also interesting to note that Grove City has a higher concentration of residents employed in math and computers than 95% of other US cities.



Two of the most famous people from Grove City are Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots. At one point they topped the Billboard charts with their music and love coming home to Columbus to play shows for the hometown.

Others from Grove City include a hometown Columbus Crew player, Ben Swanson, a few football players including Gary Burley (played for the Bengals) and Derek Combs, and Mike Mayers, a former Major League Baseball player.

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