Founded in 1852 and located in southwestern Franklin County, Grove City is home to more than 36,000 residents and 1,200 businesses. Together they enjoy all the conveniences of metropolitan living and all the comforts of a small town just miles from downtown Columbus.
Looking to set down roots? Grove City’s 16.73 square miles feature a variety of quaint-and-cozy to spacious luxurious homes for families to choose from. And convenient community services like parks and recreation, recycling, sewer, tree removal, and police and fire protection make it a safe, fun and welcoming community for residents and visitors alike.
Whether you're in the mood for craft beverages, live music or wine night hotspots, Grove City has more than 50 dining options to satisfy your palate. From familiar food chains to unique local favorites like China Bell and Lilly’s Kitchen Table, the city has a café for every craving.
Looking to prepare your own perfect meal? Grove City has three full-service groceries, Aldi, Giant Eagle and Kroger, to help put the freshest produce on your table.
Grove City's Olde Town is a thriving, artsy, historical downtown center. Located in the heart of Grove City, it contains a variety of unique shops, services and art-filled atmospheres. It's an eclectic mix of boutiques and antiques that are best enjoyed on foot. And if all that shopping wears you out, you can always visit one of the many nearby dining options or treat yourself to one of the local salons or spas.
While the Olde Town area is considered Grove City's art hub, local art can be seen everywhere, including eight parking sculptures and three private murals. These unique pieces are the result of an award-winning sculpture signage program that’s received national attention. It’s all thanks to a unique local program that allows youths from George Junior Republic to submit, design and build art pieces to represent the power of local art in the community. In addition, Grove City has a non-profit gallery called ArtWorks that holds performances and displays local art work. ArtWorks also has community classes to help everyone find their inner artist.
And there’s never a shortage of community events, including outdoor concerts, farmers’ markets, the Art Walk and Winter Wine Walk.
Parks and Paths
Grove City is committed to the development of public green spaces for the entire community. The Parks and Recreation department maintains three signature parks, a destination garden, the senior center, a family water park, a skate park, eight playgrounds and numerous athletic fields and paths. And there are a variety of community-run adult and youth sports programs for athletes of all ages
Parks and Recreation also strives to assist working parents and help get kids outdoors and active with a before- and after-school childcare program (P.A.R.K.) and a preschool (RecSchool).
To learn more about all there is to see and do in Grove City, visit www.grovecityohio.gov.