Welcome to Delaware:
Hometown Living with a Modern Spirit
Looking to enjoy a suburban lifestyle with plenty of unbeatable conveniences? Stroll down the tree-lined streets of Delaware to experience one of Ohio's coolest towns for yourself. Here, you'll enjoy a prime location just north of Columbus, amazing amenities, and rich history and culture.
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Live, Work & Play in Delaware
Delaware is famous for its outstanding events, activities, and attractions—and one visit is all it takes to fall in love with this charming community.
If you want to live like a Delaware local, consider checking out the Little Brown Jug horse race, which is part of the Triple Crown of harness racing. The Delaware County Fair is another can't-miss festival, and it's the best place to sample some exciting cuisine and have some fun on the carnival rides. When you're ready to enjoy a pint with friends, don't forget to visit Staas Brewing Company, which features small-batch Belgian and English beers.
Other popular attractions include the Perkins Observatory, the Delaware Municipal Airport Annual Air Fair, the Delaware County District Library, and The Art Castle.
If you're on the hunt for a town with a robust local economy, Delaware is the place for you. Delaware maintains its own traditional downtown shopping area, which includes the Delaware Commons pedestrian mall and Historic Downtown Delaware. The area’s collection of retail stores and restaurant chains has also grown over the years, and like many American university towns, Delaware boasts plenty of new bookstores, historic cinemas, coffee shops, and organic food stores.
As if that isn't enough, Delaware's residents enjoy the lowest unemployment rate out of any other county in Ohio at 3.4%. Job growth over the next ten years is also expected to outpace the national average by over 2%, which means it's easy to embrace a career you'll love.
Did you know that Delaware is home to some of the nation's best colleges and universities? One of the city’s biggest claims to fame is Ohio Wesleyan University, which is one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Here, students can choose from nearly 90 undergraduate degree programs, all of which feature an emphasis on internationalism and activism. The Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops compete in Division III of the NCAA, and the university offers 25 varsity sports teams.
The Methodist Theological School in Ohio is a graduate theological school and seminary that offers a diverse curriculum for its students. Established in 1956, this institution is home to 18 full-time professors, five masters degree programs, one doctoral degree program, and several certificate programs.
Delaware features a number of luxury residential neighborhoods, many of which showcase some of the best homes and amenities in the area. Nelson Farms is one of Delaware's most coveted communities, and you'll love its oversized lots, amazing location near Olentangy River Road, and the serene natural views. Don't forget to check out Trails End, too—this world-class neighborhood has scenic panoramas of the Olentangy River, custom houses, and a quiet residential setting.
Other top communities in Delaware include Wingate Farms, Woodland Hall, Stratford Woods, Olentangy Crossing, Olentangy Falls, Park Place, Reserve at Glenross, Riverby Estates, Timberlake, Westfield Hills, Ravines at Stratford, Winding Creek, Woods of Dornoch, Braumiller Woods, Cheshire Crossing, Glenross, Hickory Rise Estates, and North Orange.
Looking for a public school system that makes the grade? The Delaware City School District enrolls about 5,800 students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, and your child will have the chance to engage in a wide variety of learning opportunities. Gifted and talented services, arts programs, athletic teams, and a unique student exchange program with Sakata, Japan are just a few of the district's most popular initiatives.
Potential schools within the district include Rutherford B. Hayes High School, John C. Dempsey Middle School, Ervin Carlisle Elementary, James A. Conger Elementary, Robert F. Schultz Elementary, David Smith Elementary, and Laura Woodward Elementary. Looking for private schools? Delaware Christian School, Grace Community School, and the St. Mary School are all fantastic options.
Your New Home Awaits
Want to learn how to live like a Delaware local? Check out some of our fast facts before you make your move—it's an easy way to find out what life is really like in this charming suburb.
Have additional questions? Feel free to contact us and we'll get back to you in a flash!
Zip Codes: 43015
Median Home Value: $339,984
Travel & Commute
Columbus: 37 minutes (26 miles)
Powell: 17 minutes (9.5 miles)
John Glenn Columbus Airport: 37 minutes (32 miles)
Major Roads: US-23, US-42, US-36, I-71
Your Delaware Dream Home Awaits...
Ready to take your next steps? If you're thinking about making a move to Delaware, we'd love to help you navigate the real estate process from start to finish. Just contact Freeland Realty Group to learn more—we have plenty of buying resources to get you started.
Selling a home in Delaware? We can definitely help you out with that, too—feel free to check out our seller tips for more information!