Westerville's heritage dating back to 1809, natural beauty, and careful planning make it a special place to call home. Located in the northeast corner of Ohio's fastest growing region, Westerville is a vital city of 37,000 residents, a leader in job creation, and it is located just 10 miles from the airport and the state capital of Columbus.
Westerville’s police, fire, and emergency medical response times all average less than four minutes. We are also proud of our city services. The central Ohio news media routinely showers praise on Westerville’s snow removal services, the Westerville Electric Division provides electric services to all residents at prices lower than our neighboring suburbs, and the Ohio E.P.A. recognized the Westerville Water Division as having the best water system for similarly-sized communities in all of Ohio. Recreational opportunities abound in Westerville with 41 different parks or recreation facilities, including a state-of-the-art community recreation center. Whether your idea of community involvement is participating in local sporting events, volunteering in a civic group, or just enjoying the many Westerville special events throughout the year, you can be as involved in Westerville as you want to be.
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, to 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.A stroll around town easily illustrates Westerville’s commitment to quality education on all levels. The Westerville School District maintains more than twenty schools, including three high schools and three specialized curriculums K-5 schools for the Arts, Global Studies, and Math/Science. Be it in the classroom with multiple National Merit Scholars annually, or on the field with state championships, excellence is the expectation not the goal.