Founded in 1808, Delaware County is located 20 miles north of Columbus and is the fastest-growing suburban county in Ohio. The city of Delaware, located at the heart of Delaware County, takes a sophisticated, global approach to art, education, health care and business.
Delaware is an energetic city whose downtown benefits from the alignment of a dedicated set of very involved citizens and municipal officials, with policies favorable to the historic district. The city center has grown from the preservation, rehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings. It is this collection of buildings that lends to the character of the downtown district. Many people have committed time and resources to rehabilitate, improve and maintain these wonderful structures, and the district itself.
Delaware County’s character is further represented by its available recreational activities. Bikeways connect people, neighborhoods, services, and businesses. A new recreation center promotes a healthy community and helps keep recreation dollars within the city. The city’s partnership with other agencies and entities provides larger recreation center facilities to residents at no additional cost. The city recognizes the need for relaxation and play with friends and neighbors, hence the small parks found within walking distance of most neighborhoods.
Newcomers adjust quickly to the comfortable lifestyle. The fast pace of business during the work day can be balanced by downtown activities with a home-town feel. Residents enjoy visiting the Little Brown Jug, wandering through the Farmer’s Market to sample local produce and products, symphony concerts on the lawn at the Glen, or discovering their inner artist in classes at the Arts Center. The contrasts are exciting and a deep part of our culture and character in Delaware.