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Welcome to Galena
Though it may have fewer than 800 residents, the lakeside village of Galena truly has something for everyone. Boasting an ideal location near both Columbus and Westerville, Galena seamlessly blends small-town charm with more urban conveniences. And if you're looking for a close-knit community with tons of things to do, this could be the place for you.
Discover Waterfront Bliss in Galena
Nestled around 45 minutes north of Columbus, the cozy village of Galena offers stunning natural beauty on the banks of the Hoover Reservoir. This tight-knit community might seem small, but there's never a shortage of festivals, shops, restaurants, and countless other attractions to explore. And best of all, you'll never have to travel far to find exactly what you need.
Does Galena sound like your new home town? Let's take a closer look at the area.
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Live, Work, and Play in Galena
Shopping & dining
Looking for new places to shop and dine? You'll find Galena's main square tucked just off of Walnut Street. Here, residents can enjoy a cup of joe at The Coffee Vault, pick up a quick sandwich from Son of Thurman, or enjoy some old-fashioned comfort food from the Galena Diner. Larger chains and big-box stores await in nearby Westerville and Sunbury.
Parks & rec
Despite its smaller size, Galena actually features a number of parks, green spaces, and trails for residents to enjoy. The Hoover Mudflats Boardwalk is the perfect place to take in Galena's lakefront locale, while McNamara Park showcases playgrounds and exercise stations so visitors can stay active. Want to work on your swing? Just head to the Blackhawk Country Club or one of Columbus's countless public courses.
Students in the Galena area are served by the Big Walnut Local School District. In total, the district operates four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school, in addition to virtual learning programs and an early learning center. BWLSD has also partnered with the Delaware Area Career Center to offer career and technical education opportunities to older students.
If you want to shorten your commute into Westerville or Columbus, Galena could be the right fit for you. To reach the area's larger cities, just hop on Route 3 and head south. The Ohio State University, the Mount Carmel Health System, and JP Morgan Chase are just a few of the area's largest employers.
Wondering What's Around?
Our Favorite Local Picks
Galena's ideal location on the Hoover Reservoir makes it the perfect spot to fish, boat, hike, or just get in touch with nature. Be sure to stop by the Hoover Mudflats Boardwalk!Get Outdoors »
Bring your RV or tent to this lakefront campground, where you can fish and enjoy the great outdoors all year long.Go Camping »
Galena residents gather every August for the annual Summerfest, which features local vendors, live music, and children's activities.Celebrate Galena »
Myers Inn Museum
Though technically located in Sunbury, this one-of-a-kind museum features exhibits that highlight Galena's unique history.Plan a Visit »
Ready to Find Home in Galena?
There's no town quite like Galena, and I'd love to help you find your next home in this tight-knit village. If you have any questions about life in Galena, just give me a call! I'd love to chat about your home-buying goals or schedule a few showings.
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