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About Grove City

Grove City is a vibrant bedroom community for Columbus, nestled in centrally-located Franklin County, Ohio. Grove City offers superb housing opportunities, an educated population and a diverse economy, all of which makes it among the most desirable suburbs in the state. Its good reputation and increasing popularity have led to significant growth and sprawl in recent years.

The History of Grove City

Pioneers established Grove City. William F. Breck, Grove City's founder, saw the potential for farming in the area, and he also envisioned a village with a church, a school, a blacksmith and shops. The town was officially laid out in 1852. By 1853, Grove City had an official name and 50 residents.

The city had several population booms, fueling its growth throughout the 20th century. Its most recent growth spurts occurred in the late 1990s and early 2000s, more than doubling the population between 1990 and 2015.

Living in Grove City

Grove City enjoys a relatively low unemployment rate, due in large part to its proximity to Columbus combined with a highly educated population that can compete for good jobs. The strong economic development in Columbus helps provide residents in Grove City with more job opportunities, all within an easy commute.

You'll also find plenty of amenities, including several parks and recreational facilities, in Grove City. There are 20 parks on more than 250 acres of park land. Big Splash water park, a senior center, a community garden and a large dog park are among the facilities offered by the Grove City parks and recreation department.

Grove City Schools

Grove City students attend schools in the South-Western City School District, which includes a career academy and special-needs preschool in addition to traditional elementary, middle and high schools. There are also a few private schools in Grove City and many more in the surrounding county.

Resources for Moving to Grove City

Here's some useful information to make your move to Grove City as easy as possible:

  • Utilities: Primary utilities providers in Grove City include American Electric Power, Columbia Gas of Ohio and the Columbus Division of Water.
  • Garbage and Recycling: Trash and yard waste are collected weekly. You can also elect to participate in the city's weekly recycling program.
  • Transportation: The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) operates two major routes through Grove City as well as a park-and-ride facility.
  • Personal Vehicles: Ohio law requires you to register your personal vehicle with the state.

Grove City Housing

The Grove City housing market has shown a strong rate of appreciation, which is good news if you're hoping to make a good long-term investment. Although prices have been on the rise, homes in Grove City are still very affordable and less expensive than the national average. You can also find new construction in Grove City, offering modern homes in planned communities.