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Small-Town Galena is a Vibrant Community in Ohio

About 45 minutes north of Columbus, Ohio on the Hoover Reservoir is the small village of Galena, home to less than 800 people and a community that is very tight-knit. Though it's a small community, there is so much to do, from outdoor explorations to taking part in community festivals, and you can experience the best of the small-town culture as a resident. Let's discover what life is like in Galena. Learn more!

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Things to Do in Galena

When you're living in the village of Galena, you can be sure to meet friends and friendly neighbors where ever you go. Popular things to do in the community include attending the community's annual celebrations, going to the park, and having fun on the large Hoover Reservoir. 

Celebrate Community with Friends and Neighbors

Galena residents enjoy getting together throughout the year, whether it's to celebrate major holidays or simply enjoy each other's company at ice cream socials or summer festivals. Annual events in the village include an Easter Egg Hunt, Summerfest, Memorial Day Services, costume contests on Beggar's Night, the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, and more! 

Relax in the Community Parks

Several of Galena's annual events take place at Ruffner Park, which offers a picnic shelter and baseball field. Miller Park is another community park, which provides a children's playground, athletic courts, a nearly half-mile paved trail, picnic gazebo, and the nearby Galena Brick Trail (which was once the track bed for the Penn Central Railroad).  

Living on the Lake

Galena sits next to the Hoover Reservoir, which the Little Walnut Creek and Big Walnut Creek flow into. As a resident in Galena, you have easy access to the best lakeside activities, like canoeing or kayaking on the lake, viewing the local wildlife, strolling on the scenic Hoover Boardwalk, and more.

The Hoover Reservoir stretches several miles, from just north of Columbus all the way up to Galena, so it's a fantastic area to spend ample time exploring. 

Explore the Village's History

Galena was established in the early 1800s as a milling center, and is best known for the nearly century-old Galena Shale Tile & Brick Company that operated in the area until the early 1980s. 

Today, you can get a taste of Galena's history by strolling through the historic downtown, which is filled with buildings dating back to the 1820s and businesses that give the village its small-town culture. You can find restaurants like Mudflats Bar & Grill housed in quaint homes in the downtown area.

Galena Real Estate Options

Most of the homes in Galena are single-family houses, ranging in price from $200,000 to $900,000 and offering all types of home features. Luxury homes are prevalent in this community, as well. 

However, new developments in Galena are bringing more homes and even condos for sale in the future. 

Spotlight Neighborhoods 

If you're eager to find a new community in the area, Galena has plenty of options. Large residential developments are popping up in the village, bringing in new residents who desire Galena's small-town way of life. Featured new communities and luxurious neighborhoods in Galena include:

  • Estates at Blackhawk 
  • Harbor Pointe
  • Heathermere
  • Sage Creek
  • Sheffield Park
  • Stone's Throw
  • Summerwood
  • Vinmar Village

Find Your Next Home in Galena, Ohio 

Eager to find your home in this beautiful community? View all listings in the village of Galena, Ohio to find a home that fits your needs, and contact me at 614-882-6725 or delena@delena.com to schedule a showing.


Breathtaking luxury tucked along the Hoover Reservoir.
$600,000 - $3,000,000
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