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The Westerville real estate market is popular due to the quality schools, award winning parks and recreation system, excellent city services, proximity to nearby Easton and Polaris Shopping. Home to Otterbein University, Historic Uptown Westerville has all the charm of a college town, featuring a walk-able district filled with specialty shops, restaurants, vintage homes and the award winning library. Westerville has grown steadily since the 1950s and offers a variety of real estate in all price ranges from starter homes in older established neighborhoods to newer luxury homes, waterfront and golf course homes, to condos and new home developments still being built.

Westerville Real Estate Statistics
Total Homes for Sale in Westerville: 275
Avg Days on Market in Westerville: 73
Avg Home Price in Westerville: $306,580
Lowest Home Price in Westerville: $39,900
Highest Home Price in Westerville: $1,529,900
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Westerville Distinctives

  • Located just outside I-270, East of I-71, 15 miles northeast of Downtown Columbus.
  • Top 50 Best Places to Live by CNN Money Magazine
  • The Best Suburb in America by Movoto
  • The Seventh Happiest Suburb in America by Movoto
  • The 15the Best Place to Live by Money Magazine
  • The Fifth Friendliest Town in America by Forbes
  • Tree City USA by Arbor Day Foundation
  • Westerville Parks and Recreation Department has won the Gold Medal for Excellence
  • Designated "Sportstown Ohio" by Sports Illustrated
  • Once the Dry Capital of the World
  • 12.61 Square Mile Area
  • Mount Carmel St. Anns Hospital serves the Westerville area

 

Westerville Population Growth

  • 1900 Population 1,462
  • 1910 Population 1,903
  • 1920 Population 2,480
  • 1930 Population 2,879
  • 1940 Population 3,146
  • 1950 Population 4,112
  • 1960 Population 7,011
  • 1970 Population 12,530
  • 1980 Population 22,960
  • 1990 Population 32,269
  • 2000 Population 35,318
  • 2010 Population 36,120
  • 2015 Population 38,384

 

Westerville Schools

Westerville City Schools is the 11th largest district in Ohio, educating over 14,000 students, serving a 52 square mile area in northeastern Franklin and southern Delaware counties. The district has been recognized by the Ohio Dept of Education as a high-performing school and all three high schools have been identified by Newsweek magazine as being among the best high schools in America. The district offers academic coaches; AP courses; International Baccalaureate program; Arts, Math/Science and World Language/Culture magnet schools; the EOS alternative program for at-risk students; Service Learning opportunities; active business partnerships; gifted student programs and ESL classes. 80% of Westerville School District graduates pursue a college education, many receiving scholarships. The district regularly earns the "What Parents Want" in education designation from SchoolMatch. Visit the Ohio Dept of Education website for the most accurate school district report card ranking data. Private schools in Westerville include: St. Pauls Catholic School, Northside Christian School, Genoa Christian Academy.

Westerville is a College Town

Westerville is home to the award winning Otterbein University, founded in 1847.  Otterbein is a private, four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Otterbein enrolls over 3,000 students and is known for it’s nationally recognized Theatre and Dance program, which provides comprehensive training for those serious about a career in the performing arts. Otterbein College Theatre, one of the most respected theatres in central Ohio, plays to more than 26,000 people every year and offers a wonderful opportunity for Westerville residents to enjoy affordable world class theatre. Otterbein has won numerous awards including: “Best Colleges for Veterans” by U.S. News & World Report, Named an A+ School for B Students by U.S. News & World Report, Named a Top 50 school for contributions to the public good by Washington Monthly, “America’s Best Colleges,” by U.S. News & World Report.

Parks & Recreation

Westerville offers over 1,300 recreational opportunities each year, with 41 different parks and facilities, a state-of-the-art community center with an indoor aquatic park; The Highlands Aquatic Center (Central Ohio's largest outdoor pool complex); over 23 miles of bike trails and activities for all ages. It's no wonder The Westerville Parks and Recreation Department, has been designated as “Sportstown Ohio” by Sports Illustrated and won the prestigious National Gold Medal Award for excellence in park and recreation administration, by the National Recreation and Park Association and the National Sporting Goods Association. The Westerville Dog Park provides social interaction for dogs and dog lovers, featuring space for large and small dogs, a gated vestibule for security, dog fountain and hydrants and activity stations.

The Hoover Reservoir offers boating, fishing and birding as well as the Brent Hambrick Memorial Disc Golf Course. The Hoover Nature Preserve, known for it's spectacular shorebirds that migrate in the fall, has over 925 acres with many walking paths to enjoy the breathtaking views. Westerville is also home to the Sharon Woods Metro Park and the award winning Inniswood Botanical Gardens & Nature Preserve. 

Westerville Community Center

Since opening in 2001, the Westerville Community Center is headquarters of the Westerville Parks and Rec Department and the center of fun for thousands in the Westerville area. The 96,600 square foot center includes a leisure pool with water slides and a lazy river, jacuzzi spa, 8-lane lap pool, walking/running track, gymnasium for basketball and pickleball, fitness room, locker rooms, classrooms, meeting space, a youth game room, a climbing wall, an indoor playground and a child care area.

 

Westerville Golf Courses

Little Turtle, Medallion Golf Course, The Lakes Golf & Country Club

Events & Attractions

Westerville has numerous events to bring the community together, following are some of the favorites. Uptown Westerville hosts the Farmer’s Market every Wednesday afternoon, May through October with vendors selling seasonal produce, potted plants & fresh flowers, hand-made cheeses, baked goods, meat & eggs from grass-fed farm animals, honey & maple syrup. Also, held in Uptown Westerville are the popular 4th Friday Celebrations, a community block party held on the fourth Friday of each month, April though September. This fun, family friendly event features street vendors, live entertainment and children’s activities nestled among Uptown’s quaint eateries and unique shops. Every July, the Westerville Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Music & Arts Fest that takes place in Heritage Park. Everal Barn & Homestead and Alum Creek Park host musical events on Sundays and Wednesdays during the summer. Bring the entire family out for movies under the stars at Everal Barn & Homestead. Westerville also has unique historical points of interest such as the Anti-Saloon League Museum and Benjamin R. Hanby House.

Westerville History

In 1806, Revolutionary War veteran, Edward Phelps, and his friend, Isaac Griswold, moved from Windsor, Connecticut and settled along Alum Creek (near present day Westerville Road & SR 161).  In 1809, the Garrit Sharp family were first to establish a residence in what is now Westerville City limits. In 1817, Matthew and Peter Westervelt, migrated from New York and purchased 890 acres along Alum Creek for $3,562 (near present day Main Street). The oldest home still standing in Westerville was built by Gideon Hart, at 636 Hempstead Road in 1820. In 1830, population had increased to nearly 700. The Westervelt family donated land for the construction of a Methodist church on State Street and the Blendon Young Men’s Seminary, which was chartered in 1839, with Matthew Westervelt being one of its first trustees. In 1840, when a name was needed for the new post office, the townspeople named it Westerville in honor of the Westervelt family’s generous land donations. The Church of the United Brethren in Christ bought the seminary in 1846 and renamed it Otterbein College, after the church’s founder, Phillip William Otterbein. Otterbein was the first institution of higher learning in the US to admit women without restrictions, first to include women on its faculty and one of the first to admit students of color. Westerville was platted by 1856 and officially incorporated as a village in August 1858. In 1961, Westerville became a city with a population of 7,011.

Several homes in Westerville were stations on the Underground Railroad, including the historic Hanby House. Born in 1833, Benjamin Russell Hanby was a minister, abolitionist and American musician who attended Otterbein College. He wrote more than 80 songs including: the Christmas favorite, “Up on the Housetop”; “Who is He in Yonder Stall” and “Darling Nelly Gray” (inspired by his sympathy for Southern Slaves). At age 33, Hanby died of tuberculosis on March 16, 1867, and was buried in the Otterbein Cemetery. 

Dry Capital of the World

An 1859 town ordinance prohibited sales of alcohol in Westerville.  By the 1870s, conflict between those for and against temperance led to the “Westerville Whiskey Wars”.  Twice in 1875 and 1879, Henry Corbin, a local businessman, opened a saloon and both times townspeople blew it up with gunpowder!  Westerville was so famous for its pro-temperance stance that in 1909, the Anti-Saloon League moved its national headquarters here.  During the Temperance movement, the League printed and mailed over 40 tons of leaflets monthly, contributing to Westerville being known as “The Dry Capital of the World.” After Prohibition ended in 1933, Westerville still remained dry for most of the 20th century.  In 1973, the League donated their headquarters to the Westerville Library, which now serves as a museum.  

Westerville Today

From 1970-1990, Westerville’s population grew rapidly from 12,530 to 32,269.  During the 1980s, Westerville leaders began focusing on increasing business development, to help ease the tax burden on residents for city services.  Westerville went from 90% residential land use to 65% residential and 35% commercial and industrial. Westerville provides more city services than any other Central Ohio suburb, with over 150 full time police officers and fire fighters, top notch electric and water division, state of the art community recreation center and countless other services all contribute to making Westerville the best suburb to live in the Columbus area.

Related Links

Westerville's Award Winning Library
Westerville Census Demographics
Westerville Crime Map
Sex Offender Website

 

Homes Stats

  2015 2016 2017
Average Price $294,200 $223,607 $248,962
Price: Low-High $294,200-$294,200 $48,000-$1,075,000 $40,000-$1,325,000
Average Days On Market 66 70 62
# Of Sales 1 112 1124

Condos Stats

  2016 2017
Average Price $189,394 $173,320
Price: Low-High $48,000-$1,075,000 $40,000-$1,325,000
Average Days On Market 52 59
# Of Sales 34 204

Land Stats

  2016 2017
Average Price $55,000 $487,833
Price: Low-High $48,000-$1,075,000 $40,000-$1,325,000
Average Days On Market 93 440
# Of Sales 1 9

Multi-family Stats

  2016 2017
Average Price $184,000 $225,513
Price: Low-High $48,000-$1,075,000 $40,000-$1,325,000
Average Days On Market 28 48
# Of Sales 1 12