If you wish to live in a quaint, New England style community, Granville is the place for you! A 35-minute drive to downtown Columbus, Granville, once named “Cutest Town in Ohio” by MSN Lifestyle, will charm you into packing up the entire family and purchasing a house on East Broadway with a view of neighbors walking their dogs or sipping coffee on their front porch.
Village Feel, City Amenities
Want to grab a scoop of frozen custard? Or sit down for a meal with your family? You’ll find whatever you’re craving in Granville. The village is home to the original Whit’s Frozen Custard, which is the most popular spot for families and college students alike. There are two coffee shops, Day Y Noche, an authentic Mexican restaurant owned by two former Cameron Mitchell Restaurant employees, a Viet-inspired brewery named Mai Chau, and a plethora of other delicious choices.
There are multiple opportunities to satisfy your inner art fanatic. Kussmaul Gallery sells home décor, American made jewelry, and artwork by local artist, James Young. Stores like Green Velvet and Cedar & Thread specialize in adding style to your home and wardrobe. The Robbins Hunter Museum is one of Ohio’s original examples of American Greek Revival architecture and features a cuckoo clock bust of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman candidate for the United States presidency in 1872.
Denison University is a private liberal arts college and is ranked as one of the top fifty best colleges in the nation by US News. Even if you are not an undergraduate student, Granville residents have easy access to the university’s cultural wealth. In addition to a variety of student performances in theatre and music, Denison offers the Vail Series, which brings world class musicians, and the Beck Series, which provides opportunities to hear some of the nation’s finest writers speak.
In addition to higher education opportunities, Granville is home to the Granville Exempted Village School District. The district’s mission is “learning for life,” where students are taught to embrace core values like compassion, honesty, and inclusive respect. Course offerings for high school students include drama, film, global languages including Latin, and forensic science.
Because of its proximity to Columbus, Granville gives residents a sparse suburban feel. Most residents own their homes, instead of renting. There is likely even a grocery store, pharmacy, and bank within walking distance from your home. Big box stores like Target and Walmart are ten minutes away in nearby Newark. Leisure will never be out of reach either; Granville is home to many parks with pristinely manicured soccer fields and community gardens open to the public. If you find yourself in the beloved village of Granville, be sure to visit Wildwood Park and the Denison Golf Club, a short walk from all the shopping and dining on East Broadway.