Welcome to Bexley
Refined beauty and a convivial friendliness define this small town east of Columbus
Settled in the quiet swath of land east of Columbus, the well-established city of Bexley, OH is known for its family-friendly personality and peaceful ambiance. Pristine driveways and meticulously manicured lawns front the tree-lined streets, where well-appointed homes sit proudly. Bisected by major highway arteries including Ohio 16 and US 40 / National Road, Bexley has a blend of urban convenience and suburban grandeur.
This charismatic small town of just 13,000 residents began as an even smaller village over 100 years ago and was officially incorporated in 1908. From its inception, Bexley has been best- known for its substantial estate homes and mansions, mostly contained within the area of Bullitt Park next to the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Soft and charming Tudors, imposing single-family estates from the early 1900s, inviting Arts and Crafts homes, commanding Federal Revivals, and mid-century beauties make up the best in Bexley's real estate options. Though the majority of homes pre-date the 1930s, there are also a decent number of custom new-builds and single-family homes for sale in Bexley, as well as apartments and smaller properties available for lower price points.
What to Love
- Tons of park space and opportunities to dive into nature
- Under 10 minutes to Downtown Columbus
- Several strictly residential neighborhoods
People & Lifestyle
Affluent and laid-back, Bexley has a casual elegance that lends itself well to a wide variety of residents, among which you’ll encounter young professionals and families, well-to-do citizens, politicians, and trade workers all in harmony. The city’s excellent school district is a major alluring facet for families in particular, who take advantage of the area’s calm and comfortable personality.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Those living in Bexley can hit up the Bexley Square Shopping District to find everything from independent art creators to grocery stores, boutiques, cinemas, and a great collection of restaurants. Heading ten minutes north, you’ll find Easton Town Center, the premier shopping epicenter of Central Ohio that boasts over 180 stores, restaurants, and lifestyle resources.
There’s no shortage of wonderful dining in Bexley, and among the top must-try venues is Brassica. Focusing their skills on sumptuous Mediterranean fare, Brassica elevates sandwiches, soups, bowls, and hummus into a high-end experience with every visit.
Bexley is additionally renowned for its array of Italian eateries, including those such as Rubino, a local favorite serving thin-crust pizzas in a no-fuss environment. Harvest is another pizza specialist, and their gourmet slices are topped with an inventive flair that carries over to their menu of burgers, small plates, and cocktails.
Things to Do
Activity is often a family affair in Bexley, and the city takes great measures to ensure that its calendar is full of wholesome but entertaining events that everyone can enjoy. Each year, Bexley celebrates the Fourth of July with a bustling parade, a 5K, a community event on Main Street, and, naturally, a fully mesmerizing firework display at night.
During the summer months, Havenwood Park in Bexley is alive with the soulful sounds of jazz, thanks to the annual Jazz in the Park concert series that features some of the top brands in the state. The main fundraising event for the Bexley Women’s Club, the House & Garden Tour is a chance to embrace the beautiful history of the city’s oldest homes while supporting scholarships for local kids.
Bexley is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Bexley City School District, which serves grades PK-12, is among the top-ranked in the Columbus area
- Columbus School for Girls, PK-12, is the #2 best private school in the Columbus area
- Capital University, a highly-rated private 4-year university with undergraduate and graduate programs