Grove City was founded between Harrisburg Pike and the Scioto river, and was founded in 1853. Named for the groves of oak, beech, maple, and walnut trees that grew where the town began, the village grew rapidly with the addition of the rail line connecting Cincinnati to Columbus. In the 1920’s, Grove city added Beulah Park Race Track, a dance auditorium, a movie theatre, and restaurants. An electric train served as both a commuter train into Columbus, and made Grove City an entertainment destination for those who lived in Columbus. The town continued to grow, especially once the I-270 beltway was completed.
Grove City offers older neighborhoods with mature trees and historic homes, established neighborhoods with mature trees, and newer development with room to grow and build, and even a few remaining properties with a rural feel. It’s a wonderful mix where you can find something for every taste and preference.
Arts & Culture
The Century Village Historical Park offers a look back in time. Grove City offers a lovely selection of parks with bike and hiking trails throughout the area. The historic Little Theatre Off Broadway offers live entertainment, or take a stroll through the Sommer House Gallery.
Grove City Town Center offers an array of boutiques, antiques, book stores, and so much more. Looking for heavy duty shopping? Easton Town Center and other Columbus options are just minutes away on I-270.
Grove City Brewing Company is the area’s first microbrewery, located in the historic Town Center. Hop Yard 62 offers craft brews, live music, and more! Plum Run Winery offers a tasting room, events, and can even offer vineyard tours. 3 Brothers Diner serves Mexican-American fusion diner selections that have Grove City regulars lining up.
South-Western City School District serves 21,647 students, and is the second largest public school district in the county, and fifth largest in the state. They offer 1 kindergarten center, 18 elementary schools, 5 intermediate schools, 5 middle schools, 4 high schools, a technical training school, and a career academy. Want to learn more? The Ohio Department of Education offers a Report Card for every district.
Grove City retains the pioneer spirit and focus on growth, while valuing the past. An interesting mix of historic and cutting-edge, this eclectic and independent spirit is seen everywhere from the town center to the residential neighborhoods, to the shops, restaurants, and entertainment options that have made Grove City a favorite for over 100 years.
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