An Episcopal Center for Learning & Discipleship

Living in Bexley and Columbus

One student characterized Bexley as "like a little village within a city. I can walk to the movie theater across the street. There are tons of boutiques. I walk to the grocery store and the bank. There's a running path on a creek that's right by campus. I've been very pleasantly surprised by campus life."

Living in Bexley allows students to enjoy the benefits of a close-knit, walkable first-ring suburb, the nearby cultural, recreational and educational assets of Ohio’s largest city, and the beauty of rural Ohio within an hour’s drive.

Bexley City Schools is one of the finest districts in the country, rated Excellent with Distinction by the Ohio Department of Education. Bexley High School is rated one of the top high schools in the country by both U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek. Bexley is also home to two excellent private schools, Columbus School for Girls and St. Charles Preparatory School. Capital University, a Lutheran-affiliated institution with an enrollment of more than 3,600 students, abuts the campus of Trinity Lutheran Seminary.

Bexley also offers an excellent public library, an independent theatre within easy walking distance of campus, and a farmers’ market with local food open May through October. The town is home to a large Jewish community and offers many opportunities for interfaith dialogue and education.

Beyond the village lies the thriving city of Columbus, which was ranked fifteenth in a recent study of U.S. metropolitan areas with the greatest economic momentum. The city is religiously and racially diverse, with a large African American community and a rapidly growing Hispanic community and one of the country’s largest Somali immigrant communities.

Columbus, where the cost of living is lower than the national average, boasts many public and private sector employers. The city is home to The Ohio State University, one of the nation’s top 20 public universities, as well as many other colleges and universities. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is consistently rated among the best zoos in the country, especially for educational programming, and the Center for Science and Industry (COSI) is internationally renowned.

Learn more about living in Columbus from Columbus 2020.