Groveport, a tiny community 12 miles outside of Columbus. Despite only having a few thousand residents, Groveport is a member of Ohio’s third-largest metro region. Groveport’s close proximity to Columbus puts all of its advantages within easy reach. Columbus is a flourishing city with a rich culture, a reputable university, and an extensive economy.
The community’s great history and historic origins are still visible in the downtown area. The centerpiece of the historic business district, which stretches approximately a half mile on Main Street from Mohr Ave to the west to Wirt Road to the east, is the restored Town Hall structure on Main and Front Streets. The historic downtown area is home to buildings of diverse eras and architectural designs, including commercial and residential construction from the mid to late nineteenth century. While some of the original residential structures along the historic Main Street corridor still serve as homes, many have been converted into businesses. The pedestrian-friendly, attractive, and well-organized downtown cityscape features period lighting and brick crosswalks.
The business area runs from Main Street to the State Route 317 corridor in the west, and it includes the supermarket company Kroger and other big-name retailers.
FOUNDING OF GROVEPORT
Groveport, Ohio, sometimes known as “The Hometown of Central Ohio,” is a developing suburb of Columbus located in southeast Ohio’s Franklin County. The area has a long history that predates the completion of the Ohio Canal in 1831 and the founding of the village in 1847.
Groveport’s boundaries remained largely constant since its inception. But after World War II Groveport began to grow rapidly. Development was really underway in the 1950s, with the merger of the residential districts of Kessler Edition, Magnolia Edition, and Sunrise Edition. In the 1960s, the 200-house Westport Edition was built. Before the 1990s, the hamlet included such subdivisions as Grove Pointe, The Orchard, Bixford Green, Walden Pond, Hickory Grove, Greenbriar (also known as South Groveport), Newport Village, and Greenfield Place.
GOVERNMENT OF GROVEPORT
The mayor is in charge of managing all administrative departments and divisions in the Groveport government and has power with the administrator to direct and oversee all of them. According to the Groveport, Ohio, charter, the municipality of Groveport has a “mayor, administrator, council” type of governance.
Groveport can be found at 39°51′22′′N and 82°53′26W. As per the US Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 8.79 sq miles, of which 8.56 sq mi is land and 0.23 sq miles is water.
Groveport has about 5,600 residents, with an average age of 40.9. Of these, 49.47% are men, and 50.53% are women. Groveport’s resident population is made up of 90.21% US citizens and 7.05% foreign-born. Additionally, non-citizens make up 2.74% of the population. In Groveport, 4,900 people presently reside in the same home as they did 10 years ago during the previous census.
Groveport has a 3.22% poverty rate with an average household income of $80,205. The median rent in previous years has been $927 per month, and the average home is worth $173,800. Groveport’s median age is 40.7 years, 40.1 years for men, and 41.1 years for women.
EDUCATION IN GROVEPORT OHIO
The public school system called the Groveport Madison Local School District is located in Groveport, Ohio. With a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1, it has 5,600 students in grades PK-12. State test results show that 54% of children are proficient in reading and 48% are proficient in math. Groveport Madison High School is the lone High school in the area.
The Groveport Madison School District is in charge of the community’s educational system. Private schools in the greater Columbus area come in all sizes which includes Madison Christian School in Groveport.
EMPLOYERS AND BUSINESSES IN GROVEPORT
Based on its successful track record, the city continues to be very active in economic development and successfully touts itself as “Central Ohio’s Hometown for Business.” Groveport is a location where businesses of all sizes enjoy Groveport’s business-friendly atmosphere, convenient transportation options, and unparalleled quality of life for its workforce.
With Rickenbacker International just southwest of town, there are many warehouse jobs and distribution facilities in Groveport. Fortune 500s like Amazon, Eddie Bauer, Fedex, and more all send distribution through Groveport.
FAMOUS PEOPLE FROM GROVEPORT
The most well known person from Groveport was a Groveport Madison High School Alumn, Le’Veon Bell. He is still currently an NFL player, drafted in 2013 by the Steelers and has since played for 4 other NFL teams.
John Solomon Rarey was also born in Groveport and he had a natural ability with horses from a young age. He became an influential player in the rehabilitation of abused and aggressive horses in the 1850s and became known as the horse whisperer.
Pam Higgins, a professional golfer from Groveport, Ohio, is 76 years old. She was born on December 5, 1945 and competed on the LPGA Tour from 1971 until 1980 and won three times.