Columbus and Suburbs Real Estate
COLUMBUS REAL ESTATE
The Columbus Real Estate market is diverse with many homes built since the mid-19th century. Columbus home styles include: Craftsman, American Foursquare, Italianate, Colonial, Ranch, Tudor and Cape Cod to name a few. The majority of Columbus homes were built between 1940 and 1999.
Columbus real estate values have risen over 3% over the past year but home prices are still affordable and lower than the national average. The median price of homes that sold is $122,125, according to Zillow, with prices a bit higher in a few neighborhoods surrounding Downtown Columbus.
GAHANNA REAL ESTATE
Gahanna was chosen by Money magazine as one of 100 "Best Place to Live" in America in 2007. Criteria that were considered for the honor include community spirit, education, entertainment, healthy and safety, business environment, and culture and heritage.
Gahanna has been chosen as one of Ohio's "Best Hometowns" for 2013-14 by the editors of Ohio Magazine.
Mayor Becky Stinchcomb announced the honor during the Aug. 26 Gahanna City Council committee meeting. As a result of being named a best hometown, Gahanna will be featured in the November issue of Ohio Magazine.
Gahanna is well known as the herb capital of Ohio since 1972. They house the Ohio Herb Education Center. Experience all there is to do in and around Gahanna-from the many options at Creekside Park to the rich historical treasures and rambling bike/walking trails that are integrated throughout the city. Create your own Herbal Trail adventure, kayak down the lazy Big Walnut Creek, visit a restored 1860s era school house, pour your own soy candle, visit a winery or shop one of the Midwest's most popular shopping destinations.
The breathtaking Creekside District is Gahanna's crown gem. Beautiful fountains and tiered stone architecture blend into the natural beauty along the eastern banks of Big Walnut Creek providing visitors with dramatic views. The district offers nearly a dozen restaurants, plus boutique shopping and custom office and meeting space-creating a sense of urban excitement that sets the stage for a variety of year-round events.
Take in some boutique shopping, great dining and some local history while strolling brick-lined sidewalks and the boardwalk along the Big Walnut Creek.
NEW ALBANY REAL ESTATE
The community of New Albany is 2nd to none. It is distinguished by its white fences surrounding all New Albany residential areas. Walking trails take you anywhere you want to go including schools, library, Market Square, post office, cultural arts and parks, to name a few. Hundreds of acres utilized for parks, recreation and green space.
Founded in 1837, New Albany truly came to life in the last two decades as a result of the passion and ingenuity of individuals who believe it's not just a place to live, but how you live that defines the quality of life.
Today, New Albany is that rare location that leaves nothing to chance. Thoughtful, innovative planning and attention to detail in all aspects of daily living have created a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly community with an unparalleled commitment to education, wellness, culture and leisure that inspires and enriches families and businesses alike.
WESTERVILLE REAL ESTATE
Westerville has grown through the years to become central Ohio's largest suburb,
but it has managed to maintain a small-town feel while preserving its physical and
cultural past. Residents consider the city's charm and its historic Uptown District to
be among their favorite community attributes.
Westerville has been a Franklin County symbol for equality and education since
before the Civil War. Westerville's own Otterbein College, founded as Otterbein
University in 1847 by the United Brethren Church, was the first institution of higher
learning in the United States to admit women without restrictions, the first to include
women on its faculty, and one of the first to admit students of color.
Today, Westerville land use is now approximately 65 percent residential and 35
percent industrial or commercial. Westerville provides more city services than any
other central Ohio suburb, with more than 150 trained full-time police officers and
fire fighters, an electric division that serves all of Westerville, a water division
recognized as one of Ohio's best, a state-of-the-art community recreation center,
and countless other important city services. The Westerville School District's
estimated student enrollment is approximately 14,000, with three high schools
among more than twenty total schools in the district.
Westerville has gone through many changes during its nearly two-century history.
Through it all, Westerville citizens have shown themselves to be rich in heritage,
culture, pride, and vision – from the original settlers who took part in the
Revolutionary War and those who risked their lives as part of the Underground
Railroad, to today's residents who continue to aspire to make Westerville a better
community for future generations.
BLACKLICK HOMES FOR SALE
Jefferson Township in Blacklick, OH, has historically held a desire to implement good land use principles. It was the first township in Franklin County to exercise its local land use control power, assuming control of zoning in 1973. Land use planning has been a prevalent practice ever since, with the first land use plan being drafted by 1979.
The vision held by Jefferson Township residents and their officials has remained unchanged through the years. They desire to retain the rural "Green Community" character that says "Jefferson Township" to this day.
In the late 1980's, Township leaders realized that achieving the Green Community vision would require exceptional measures since Jefferson Township is adjacent to a rapidly growing major metropolitan area. They recognized growth would continue to pressure the Township's natural, economic and sociological resources, so they identified a path by which they could implement the growth management principles they desired.
The Township vision provides development alternatives to lessen the negative impacts of growth that might be seen in other communities in Ohio.