The city was originally part of Marble Cliff, one of the first suburbs of Columbus. With a population of nearly 7,000, Grandview Heights is often remarked upon as being a small insulated city very close to downtown Columbus. This city maintains its own police and fire departments and an independent school district. Grandview Heights City Schools is one of the smallest school districts in the greater urban area. Columbus Academy, St Joseph Montessori School and St. Charles Preparatory School are among the private schools nearby.
Grandview’s central location close-in to downtown Columbus and proximity to all of the major Interstates, Airport and OSU make it a highly desirable place to live for the urban active.
With independent restaurants, cafes and boutiques lining its roomy sidewalks, Grandview Avenue is reminiscent of a European piazza. In warm weather, locals and tourists often fill outdoor tables to enjoy Jeni’s Ice Cream (made right here in Grandview), a cup of Stauf’s fresh-roasted-on-premises-coffee, or a wood-fired gourmet pizza on the patio of Spagio Restaurant.
Grandview maintains approximately 45 acres of park lands and green spaces and a municipal swimming pool providing recreation, educational and fitness programs for all ages.