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Ohio's City of Gahanna, located in Franklin County along the Big Walnut Creek, is convenient to downtown Columbus with an enviable 10-minute commute time. Gahanna's proximity to the Columbus metropolitan area affords its residents with the diverse and thus stable economy Columbus is known for, and career opportunities in the fields of education, government, insurance, banking, fashion, defense, aviation, food, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, health care, hospitality, retail, and technology.

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History and Location

 As a bedroom community of greater Columbus, Gahanna residents enjoy all the amenities and attractions of big city living without the stresses and difficulties of big city life. In 1831, the National Road from Baltimore arrived in Columbus, which, along with the completion of the Ohio and Erie Canals, brought business, industry and a wave of new residents to the area. Founded in 1849 on 800 acres, the Gahanna Plantation was named for the Native American word meaning "three creeks joining into one", for the confluence of Big Walnut Creek, Alum Creek and Darby Creek which define the area geography. As such, the City of Gahanna's Official Seal bears the motto, "Three In One". Leading up to and during the Civil War, Gahanna was both active in the Underground Railroad and the Columbus region served as a base for the volunteer Union Army. In 1881, Gahanna merged with neighboring town of Bridgeport, combining the strengths of the two smaller townships into one unified community. 

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In the 20th and 21st centuries, Gahanna has enjoyed city growth and technological advancement, but has never lost touch with the natural beauty of the area on which it was founded. In addition to the three creeks which define the city's character and civic identity, it also benefits from the larger Scioto and Olentangy rivers that it's three creeks feed. Columbus and Franklin County's Metropolitan Park District boasts the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay Water Park and Amusement Park, as well as Franklin Park Conservatory Botanical Gardens, Kelton House Museum and Garden, the Ohio Historical Center& Ohio Village and numerous other public parks to enjoy at leisure. The Audubon Nature Center, Chadwick Arboretum and Whetstone Park Park of Roses serve to round out the offerings of Ohio's natural beauty. Equestrian activities, golf and auto racing, as well as hockey, soccer, roller derby and minor league baseball are also locally available favorite activities. Gahanna Moving and Relocation information

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Favorite Sights and Events

Recent years have brought revitalization to the downtown "Olde Gahanna" section of the city, as well as the new Creekside Gahanna redevelopment and park extension project and Central Park of Gahanna, each of which have brought new amenities varying from commerce, business and retail to leisure destinations such as golfing ranges and entertainment destinations. Gahanna's attractions include the Gahanna Historical Settlement, Gahanna Veterans Memorial, Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve, Geroux Herb Gardens, and Wyandotte Winery, as well as all of the cultural offerings of nearby Columbus.

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A ten minute commute brings Gahanna residents access to the Scioto Mile, Columbus Museum of Art, Wexner Center for the Arts, Jerome Schottenstein Center, Jack Nicklaus Museum, Greater Columbus Convention Center, as well as many other notable venues that offer cultural events year round, from organizations such as the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Opera Columbus, BalletMet Columbus, The ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, CATCO, Columbus Children's Theatre, Shadowbox Cabaret and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. From history to technology, culture and nature to sports and recreation, Gahanna is ideal for families, professionals and retirees alike, offering a wide variety of services catering to residents from all walks of life. Photo Source: Wdzinc

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