The greater Columbus metropolitan area is broken up into many jurisdictions and smaller cities that fall mostly inside I-270. Know something interesting about these villages? Add it!

  1. <b>Delaware</b>: Near the center of the state, about 20 miles north of Columbus.
  2. <b>Marysville</b>: Slogan is "Where the Grass is Greener", in reference to Scott's Miracle-Gro's location in the Union County city.
  3. <b>Worthington</b>: 1931, only Roman Catholic pontifical college outside of Italy, the Pontifical College Josephinum relocated to Worthington where it exists today.
  4. <b>Dublin</b>: In Delaware, Franklin, and Union counties; one of the fastest-growing suburbs of Columbus.
  5. <b>New Albany</b>: Village in Franklin and Licking Counties just northeast of the state capital. The Country Club constitutes a significant portion of the village.
  6. <b>Galloway</b>: Small village lying to the west of Columbus in Franklin County
  7. <b>Galena</b>: Delaware County village established in 1809 as a mill seat.
  8. <b>Powell</b>: Was first settled around 1801, two years before Ohio became a state. CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Powell 18th of the 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S.
  9. <b>Grandview Heights</b>: Small insulated city close to downtown; has one of the smallest school districts in the greater urban area in terms of student population.
  10. <b>Lewis Center</b>: Unincorporated community lies on the east side of the Olentangy River, across from the city of Powell.
  11. <b>Sunbury</b>: Centered around a New England-esque traditional town square with the historic village hall located in the center of a village green.
  12. <b>Hilliard</b>: most of the residents called the town Hilliard<b>s</b> until the 1950s, when city council informed everyone that the town's name was Hilliard.
  13. <b>Canal Winchester</b>: Home of Mid-Ohio Doll and Toy Museum, Barber's Museum and Hall of Fame, Slate Run Vineyard and Winery.
  14. <b>Gahanna</b>: Gahanna Plantation was founded by John Clark as an 800 acre farm.
  15. <b>Westerville</b>: Home of prohibition, was dry until recently when the sale of alcohol was legalized at several restaurants.
  16. <b>Plain City</b>: is noted for the Der Dutchman Amish-style restaurant and bakery and Carlisle Gifts.
  17. <b>Circleville</b>: Along the Scioto River in Pickaway County.
  18. <b>Pataskala</b>: small community until 1996, when Pataskala merged with Lima Township, increasing its population and geographic area.
  19. <b>Upper Arlington</b>: Northwest side of the Columbus metropolitan area.
  20. <b>Lithopolis</b>: Village located in Fairfield County.
  21. <b>Pickerington</b>: Home of the American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Heritage Museum and Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
  22. <b>West Jefferson</b>: Schools' sports teams are "cockriders", including a high school football team that dropped about 3 divisions so they could actually win a game.
  23. <b>Grove City</b>: A “bedroom community” of Columbus.
  24. <b>Reynoldsburg</b>: "The Birthplace of the Tomato" and the "Tomato Festival" is held there every September.
  25. <b>Brice</b>: Southeast side of Columbus.
  26. <b>Groveport</b>: Hometown of John Solomon Rarey, a nineteenth century horse whisperer.
  27. <b>Whitehall</b>: City in Franklin County.
  28. <b>Obetz</b>: Village in Franklin County; was formed in 1838 as a railroad junction.
  29. <b>Bexley</b>: Located on the banks of Alum Creek; a college town bisected by the National Road.
  30. <b>Blacklick</b>: Unincorporated census-designated place in Franklin County.