Westerville is a city located in Franklin and Delaware counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. With a population of 39,190 people, according to the 2020 census, it is a northeastern suburb of Columbus, the capital and largest city of Ohio.
Otterbein University, a private liberal arts college, is located in Westerville, and is the city’s main attraction. Founded in 1847, it is the first university in Ohio to be founded by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Each year, it welcomes thousands of students from all over the world.
Westerville is also home to numerous parks, trails, and recreational facilities that are suitable for family outings. The city is also home to a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues.
Nearby, visitors can explore the Columbus Zoo, COSI Science Center, and the Ohio State Fairgrounds. Downtown Westerville features a variety of unique shops and eateries, including the Inniswood Metro Gardens, a natural botanical garden.
Westerville has a strong sense of community, with many businesses and organizations working together to improve the city and its citizens. The city’s parks, trails, and facilities are maintained by both the city and local organizations. Westerville also hosts an array of annual events, such as the Fourth of July celebration and the Westerville Music & Arts Festival.