Just a short jaunt north of Columbus, Ohio lays the revamped city of Delaware. As the fastest growing county in Ohio as well as in the nation, the historic town of Delaware is making news. With a growing economy offering great schools and plenty of career oppourtunities, Deleware is a great addition to the newest Maronda Homes’ community at Curtis Farms.
Delaware City schools are some of the best in the surrounding region. The Delaware City School District has 12 public schools in its operation including the highly ranked Robert F. Schultz Elementary School. The county is also home to one of the top liberal arts universities in the country, Ohio Wesleyan University.
Forbes magazine has consistently ranked Delaware, Ohio as one of the best places to live. Between the years of 2007-2009 the region saw an income growth of 11% among its residents during the height of the recession. Many businesses saw this growth and are continuingly investing. Corporate giant, Honda, is expanding its plant located only a few miles from Delaware creating manufacturing jobs in the region. Delaware County is also the home to Scotts Miracle-Gro corporate headquarters. As these coporations are creating jobs, neighboring regions like Franklin County, are mirroring Delware’s success.
Once the hometown to President Rutherford B. Hayes, downtown Delaware captures history with many buildings listed in the National register of Historic places. With a bustling main street showcasing turn of the century architecture and storefronts, current residents still embrace the town farmers markets twice a month and the Delaware Arts Festival every year.
The county also plays host to The Little Brown Jug, the final last leg of the Triple Crown of Harness Racing. This is a Delaware County tradition that has been a highlight since the 1940s.The county also has plenty for the outdoors lovers as directly north of Delaware lies the 7,000 acre Delaware State Park with campsites, beaches, marina space and a 4,670-acre wildlife sanctuary.
Central Ohio is one of the best places to be a sports fan. Besides the statewide popularity of the Ohio State Buckeyes, fans can also enjoy the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL. Columbus, Ohio also plays host to the Columbus Clippers, a minor league baseball team. Last, but certainly not least, central Ohio is home of the Columbus Crew and the nations first soccer specific stadium. This professional soccer team has a passionate following and was crowned league champs in 2008.