The heart of this Columbus suburb is the historic Uptown District, whose buildings look much as they did in 1858. Original 19th-century homes are interspersed with cozy bed and breakfasts; nearby Otterbein College offers quiet walkways and shade trees.
Many residents make the 15-minute commute to the city, although Westerville has also brought businesses into the area by providing tax abatements for new construction.
A community center built in 2001, plus more than 40 parks and recreational facilities, offer entertainment for every age.
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