About Delaware County
Founded in 1808, Delaware County is located 20 miles north of Columbus and is the fastest growing suburban county in the State of Ohio and the 21st fastest in the United States. In the city of Delaware, located at the heart of Delaware County, you’ll discover a bedroom community feel among our residents and yet a sophisticated, global approach to art, education, health care and business. Delaware is an energetic city whose downtown benefits from the alignment of a dedicated set of very involved citizens plus municipal officials with policies and a posture favorable to the historic district. The city center has gained from preservation, rehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings. It is this collection of buildings that lends to the character of the downtown district. Many people have committed time and resources to rehabilitate, improve and maintain these wonderful structures and the district itself.
Other city priorities reflect its character. Bikeways connect people, neighborhoods, services, and businesses. A new recreation center promotes a healthy community and helps keep recreation dollars in the city. The city’s partnership with other agencies and entities provides larger recreation center facilities to residents at no additional cost. Location of small parks within walking distance of most neighborhoods shows the city’s recognition of the need for places to relax and play close to home with friends and neighbors.
Newcomers adjust quickly to the comfortable lifestyle. The fast pace of business during the work day can be balanced by downtown activities with a home town feel. Make global deals during the day then “kick back” to enjoy the Little Brown Jug, or wander through the Farmer’s Market to sample local produce and products. Enjoy a symphony concert on the lawn at the Glen, or find hidden artist in classes at the Arts Center. The contrasts are exciting and a deep part of our culture and character in Delaware. Newcomers will feel this is the right place and the right time.
Click the images below to navigate to the Tourism Bureau's Visitor Guide (left) and the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce Community Profile (right).
And be sure to click the video below to watch the Tourism Bureau’s award winning look at Delaware County and get ready to make your hotel reservations!