Westerville's heritage dating back to 1809, natural beauty, and careful planning make it a special place to call home. Located in the northeast corner of Ohio's fastest growing region, Westerville is a vital city of 37,000 residents, a leader in job creation, and it is located just 10 miles from the airport and the state capital of Columbus.
Westerville’s police, fire, and emergency medical response times all average less than four minutes and community oriented programs include the School Resource Officer Program (in conjunction with the Westerville City Schools), D.A.R.E., Kind Call, Neighborhood Watch, and womens’ self-defense courses, as well as separate citizen police and fire academies. For more information about any of these programs, call (614) 901-6472.
We are also proud of our city services. The central Ohio news media routinely showers praise on Westerville’s snow removal services, the Westerville Electric Division provides electric services to all residents at prices lower than our neighboring suburbs, and the Ohio E.P.A. recognized the Westerville Water Division as having the best water system for similarly-sized communities in all of Ohio. The Westerville Service Department even instituted a non-toxic way to treat mosquitoes.
Recreational opportunities abound in Westerville with 41 different parks or recreation facilities, including a state-of-the-art community recreation center. For more information about the center or any lifelong learning offerings from the Parks & Recreation Department, call (614) 901-6500 or visit the Parks & Recreation portion of this site under the City Departments section.