Delaware is a family-oriented, traditional hometown within a sophisticated, urban atmosphere with approximately 40,000 residents. We have an authentic and vibrant downtown, well-established neighborhoods and cooperative governance. You will find a living experience that fosters growth and creativity.Delaware has small town charm with big city amenities including 30+ restaurants, 6 groceries, multiple retail storefronts including national chains and one of the liveliest entertainment and dining downtown districts in Ohio. We also are only 12 miles from Polaris Fashion Place, Cabela's, IKEA; 15 minutes to Dublin; and, 30 minutes to Columbus.
Four of the state's top ranked school districts in the county with #1 Olentangy Local Schools, Delaware City Schools and Delaware Area Career Center serving the City. If you don't want your children going to one of our high performing public schools, you also have your choice of multiple private schools including Delaware Christian, St. Mary's, and Village Academy. We also are convenient to the Japanese Language School and Ohio German Language School. You have a plethora of educational options in Delaware!
There is plenty to keep you loving your life in Delaware! The City of Delaware is one of the fastest growing communities in Ohio and is the county seat of one of the fastest growing counties in the country! Why is everyone moving here? Here are just a few of the reasons:
- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (nation's #1 zoo)
- Over 21 miles of bike trails
- Delaware Community Center YMCA
- Multiple city parks including Mingo Park, Jack Florence Pool, Delaware Dog Park, upcoming Splash Pad, etc.
- Preservation Parks Network
- The Chiller Ice Rinks
- Alum Creek State Park, Delaware Lake State Park, Olentangy and Scioto Rivers
- 8 Golf Courses
- and much more!