The City of Bexley is an old, tree-lined suburb of Columbus, situated on the banks of Alum Creek next to Driving Park and Wolfe Park, just east of the beautiful Franklin Park Conservatory. The historic suburb is perhaps best known, however, for its large houses and estates, located primarily in Bullitt Park. Located in northern Bexley, the Governor’s Mansion was originally built as a private residence in 1925 and given to the state in 1955.
The city boasts several public and private educational institutions, including the Bexley City School district, which is one of the city’s main draws, Columbus School for Girls, Saint Charles Preparatory School, Capital University, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary. Its public and private K-12 schools make Bexley a very sought-after city for families.
Bexley is also home to three institutions of higher education. Capital University is a private liberal arts university, affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It boasts an impressive list of undergraduate and graduate degrees, and is also home to the Capital University Law School. The law school has several prominent faculty members and superior bar passage rates. As home to Capital University and with a significant number of residents employed by The Ohio State University, it is a highly educated community that values its public school district. In recent years, it has also gained the reputation of being increasingly progressive both politically and socially, a trend shared by other inner-ring suburbs in Franklin County.
An important center for the arts and culture, it is home to several churches and synagogues, numerous historic sites and pieces of outdoor sculpture, the original Drexel Theater and Rubino’s Pizzeria.