Westerville, a vital city of 37,000 residents is located in the northeast corner of Ohio’s fastest growing region and was ranked #15 on Money magazine’s list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2009. The city is a leader in job creation, and it is located just 10 miles from the airport and the state capital of Columbus.
The town center, home to many locally owned stores and boutiques, is referred to as “Uptown Westerville”. In addition, recreational opportunities abound with 41 different parks or recreation facilities, including a state-of-the-art community recreation center.
Westerville’s police, fire, and emergency medical response times all average less than four minutes and community oriented programs include the School Resource Officer Program, D.A.R.E., Kind Call, Neighborhood Watch, and womens’ self-defense courses, as well as separate citizen police and fire academies.
Westerville is served by the Westerville City School District. Among the private schools located in located here are; Central College Christian Academy, Northside Christian School and St Paul School. Otterbein University, a private four-year liberal arts college, was founded here in 1847. the country. Boasting 3,000 students from 30 states and more than 30 foreign countries, it is annually rated as one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the country.