Grove City traces its beginnings to land grants bestowed upon American Revolutionary War veterans General Daniel Morgan and Colonel William Washington. Hugh Grant, Jackson Township‘s first white settler, set up a farm on a portion of this land near the turn of the eighteenth century.
In 1846, William Foster Breck purchased fifteen and one-half acres from Grant’s son. In 1852, Breck and a commission of three other men laid out Grove City.
The community’s growth was steady and in March 1866, Grove City became an incorporated village. The first mayoral election was held in May of that year; town doctor Joseph Bulen was elected.
As the twentieth century approached, Grove City solidified its position as a “bedroom community” of Columbus with the completion of the Grove City and Greenlawn Street Railway. Though this railway ceased operations in the late 1920s, proximity to Columbus continued to spur growth and the village became a city on November 16, 1959.
Grove City’s historic Town Center, located just minutes from major highways, offers a walkable lifestyle amidst a growing business climate.
A theater, bakery, coffee shop, restaurants, winery, salons, local foods market and a number of specialty stores and boutiques are nestled amongst historic homes and the local library.
Festivals throughout the year draw people to the Town Center, located just 15 minutes from downtown Columbus. Families flock to weekly music events and a farmers’ market throughout the summer. June boasts a popular wine and art show. A Christmas parade, tree lighting and Mistletoe Market usher in the holidays.
The storefront atmosphere attracts those who like to “walk to everything,” while shady benches and tables allow for dining outdoors or just taking in the surroundings.
Whether you’re looking to open a business, relocate your family or simply plan an evening out, Grove City’s Town Center offers the perfect mix of modern convenience and small town-style charm.
Real Estate Market Stats
Home Size in Square Feet
|Zillow Home Value Index||$186,300||$226,800|
|Median Single Family Home Value||$191,100||$226,300|
|Median Condo Value||$157,000||$235,500|
|Median 2-Bedroom Home Value||$139,500||$174,800|
|Median 3-Bedroom Home Value||$179,800||$220,000|
|Median 4-Bedroom Home Value||$246,200||$348,700|
|Percent Homes Decreasing||7.4%||27.6%|
|Median List Price Per Sq Ft||$122||$140|
|Median Sale Price||$193,300||$234,500|
|Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.)||288||2,663,387|