A walk along well-manicured lawns beneath 150-year-old oak and beech trees makes it easy to forget that this special community has taken root and prospers within view of the Columbus skyline. Bexley delivers it all—an award-winning community library, a nationally recognized liberal arts college, an exclusive girls' school, an all-male preparatory school, a Lutheran seminary, and homes that range from historic manors to quaint cottages. Individually, these are unique institutions. Collectively, their presence makes the community distinct, and few urban communities in the Midwest can boast of such a rich cultural diversity.
As a whole, Bexley provides a diverse environment for those seeking all the benefits of a tightly woven community combined with trendy urban living just minutes from downtown Columbus.
"Bexley is a beautiful community near Columbus, with a great family-friendly atmosphere. You can find many great schools in the area, as well as plenty of fun things to do."
– Sandy Raines
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Bexley at a Glance
Median rent: $1,044
Median home value: $379,200
Travel & Commute
Columbus Int'l Airport: 3.5 miles, about 10 minutes
Columbus: 3 miles, about 10 minutes
Westerville: 13 miles, about 20 minutes
Major roads: US-62, I-70, I-670
More Highlights of Bexley
From its humble beginnings as a rural farming community to its current status as an affluent cosmopolitan enclave of Columbus, Bexley continues to thrive. Today, it offers a vibrant and colorful community life and something unique to do every night of the week—live theater at Capital University, international or independent movies at the Drexel Theatre, live jazz and dinner at the Bexley Monk, the architecture of the Ohio Governor's Mansion, the ambiance of the quaint downtown… and so much more.
Because of its proximity to Columbus, Bexley offers easy access to all communities within Central Ohio. Area residents are five minutes to Interstates 670, 315, 70, and 71, ten minutes to downtown Columbus, and fifteen minutes to The Ohio State University or Columbus International Airport.
Fantastic arts & culture
A center for the arts and culture, Bexley is home to numerous historic sites, many outdoor sculptures, and the original Drexel Theater, a showcase for independent films. To the west of town is the beautiful Franklin Park Conservatory. The city also has its own library.
Rubino's Pizzeria, a local landmark, has been creating its famous thin crust pizzas since the 1950s. This old-fashioned pizza place does not deliver and accepts only cash or checks, but is considered to have some of the best pies in the Columbus area. Another long-standing family-run business is Johnson's Real Ice Cream, located just east of the pizzeria.
Jeffrey Park consists of nearly 40 acres, much of which is a natural woodland threaded with walking trails. Alum Creek forms the park’s western boundary. The park includes a playground, two tennis courts, picnic areas with grills, green space, and a community pool. Recreation programs for children, adults, and seniors are available year-round at Jeffrey Park, as well as at the smaller Havenwood and Schneider parks.
Stellar Public Schools
Bexley’s public schools are committed to excellence. Bexley City School District ranks among the top districts in the state of Ohio. It’s focused on infusing curriculum with learning opportunities, encouraging social and emotional development, and ultimately ensuring that students are prepared for lifelong learning. The district provides professional development opportunities to staff and faculty and embraces modern technology.
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