Built in the mid-1800s, this historic community charms and delights with its tree-lined streets and variety of housing options from the modest apartments to estate-style living. Home to the main campus of Capital University and numerous successful educational institutions, Bexley takes pride in their scholars and students.
Shops, restaurants, and galleries line East Main Street to create a unique small-town atmosphere. Take in a movie at the local Drexel Theatre or schedule a tour of The Ohio Governor’s Mansion. Stop by Giuseppe’s Ritrovo for authentic Italian or saunter into the traditional 1950s supper club that is The Top Steak House. On Thursdays throughout the summer, visit the local Farmers Market.
Take a coffee break with independent roasters at Bexley Coffee Shop or grab a New York bagel with cream cheese and lox at Block’s Bagels on Broad Street. And don’t forget to check out the Taste of Bexley, one of the Bexley Chamber of Commerce’s signature events in October.
Never underestimate the reach of a university in the neighborhood. Capital University has the perfect space for a neighborhood-sized gallery with world-class exhibits. The Schumacher Gallery is free and open to the public. The music department is top-notch with two performance spaces. Individual choirs, such as the Chapel Choir under the direction of Dr. Lynda Hasseler, perform concerts throughout the year with an exuberant sound and extensive repertoire. Capital is also home to other performing groups such as Early Music in Columbus.