The City of Gahanna is one of central Ohio’s most dynamic and is proud to offer an exceptional quality of life, including a family-friendly atmosphere, strong economy, affordable housing and one of the best school districts in the region. Together, these traits make Gahanna a vibrant place for people of different ethnic, socio-economic, cultural and religious backgrounds to live and conduct business.
Gahanna’s strength lies in the diversity of its residents—a city where neighbors take pride in their fellowship. The shared efforts of Gahanna’s government and volunteer organizations bring spirit and prosperity to our community.
Each year, the Gahanna populace is brought together for a variety of events, including the Herb Festival in May, the Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival in June, the Flea Market in September, the Taste of Gahanna in October, and the Holiday Lights Parade in November.
Among the city’s various activities that residents actively participate in are golf, tennis, soccer and canoeing on one of the trio of creeks that run through Gahanna. More than 700 acres of parkland encompasses 25 parks. Located west of Mill Street in Olde Gahanna, Creekside is the newest of those parks. Here the Big Walnut Riverwalk offers a wooded walkway that begins south of Granville Street and winds north along Big Walnut Creek. Creekside is the only park open during the evening that boasts a picturesque waterfall.
Gahanna is also known as the “Herb Capital of Ohio” after the Gahanna Historical Society had planted an herb garden over 30 years ago encouraging residents to return to the time-honored tradition of growing and harvesting herbs for culinary, aromatic and medicinal use. With help from the city in 1999 the Herb Education Center opened its doors.
Conveniently located along I-270, Gahanna is just five minutes from John Glenn Columbus International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Columbus. The city’s accessibility attracts a talented workforce while enabling access to a wealth of information that creates a solution to the challenge every business must face.