Originally founded as Gahanna Plantation by John Clark of Ross County in 1849, building began on the banks of Big Walnut Creek opposite the new town of Bridgeport. The two rival towns merged and incorporated as Gahanna in 1881 with 55 citizens.
Gahanna offers mature, tree-lined neighborhoods as well as condos in the bustling Creekside Park and Plaza area close to downtown shopping and dining. With homes dating from the 1880’s to new builds, there is something here for everyone.
Arts & Culture
With 12 parks, 49 green spaces, and a thriving brownfield development committee, Gahanna is constantly growing and improving. Community gardens, an herb garden, and a Creekside farmer’s market add to the small-town feeling, while outdoor concerts and festivals such as the Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival plus the proximity to downtown Columbus performing and visual arts make Gahanna as cosmopolitan as it gets!
The renovated historical district and Creekside Plaza offer a variety of fun little shops to explore. For an extraordinary shopping experience, Easton Town Center offers the best Midwest shopping experience.
From The Barn to The Pour House Tavern, and from Michael Symon’sB Spot to the Arepazo Tapas and Wine, there is a dining option to fit any craving. Visit local taverns and bars to follow the “Herb Cocktail Trail” if an adult beverage interests you!
Gahanna Jefferson Schools have a solid academic and athletic reputation, and you can find out more by accessing the school and district report cards on the Ohio Dept of Education website. They offer a wide variety of AP classes, College Credit Plus, and 40 varsity sports.
Gahanna was voted one of America’s best hometowns in 2013 by Ohio Magazine, for the combination of close-knit village feeling in a bustling city with arts, culture, parks, festivals, and everything you could want in town, and the big-city amenities are just a short drive away in Columbus.
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