Meet Delaware Ohio

Charming small-town feel. Modern big-city amenities.

Tucked just on the north side of Columbus, Delaware boasts some of the best restaurants, local shops, and breweries you’ll find in not only central Ohio, but the entire state.

People walking in Downtown Delaware, Ohio streets

What to Expect

A family-friendly town with highly rated schools and unique mom & pop shops.

The Neighbors

Mostly families and energetic young professionals.

The Lifestyle

Amazing restaurants and big-city shopping usually within walking distance.

The Market

Moderately priced split-level homes with lots of new construction.

What You'll Love

The small-town feel with a relaxed and friendly vibe.


Selling fair trade coffee and unique and eclectic fare makes this charming coffee shop/antique store is all you need to get your day started. There’s available space to sit and work while enjoying the atmosphere and if coffee isn’t your thing, they offer locally made baked goods, specialty teas, and smoothies.

Stratford Ecological Center

This non-profit educational farm and nature preserve boasts more than 4 miles of nature trails to explore as well. With seasonal festivals, tours, and local produce for sale, it’s a family-friendly attraction that will keep you coming back again and again.

Stone & Sparrow Apparel

Marysville has several small boutiques but Stone & Sparrow is a local favorite. In addition to hard to find goods and apparel, they also offer genuine leather goods, candles, as well as Free People branded apparel and necklaces from local makers, among other treasures.

Pat’s Endangered Species

For the music lover who wants a bit of nostalgia, look no further than Endangered Species. With a “High Fidelity” vibe, it’s a great place to sit and listen to albums, both new and old. Though they specialize in vinyl, they also sell CD’s and merch.

Staas Brewing Company

Beer fan? Small batch brew pub, Staas brewed all their beer on site. End your week in their cozy tasting room or relax with friends on the patio in warmer weather. They have a rotating selection of beers on 12 taps, with an emphasis on Belgian-style beer. Try a flight or buy a growler to go.

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Hidden Valley Golf Course

Mature trees and winding creek add to the beauty of this par-28 layout nestled in Delaware’s Hidden Valley. A pond, trees and numerous sand traps make this course a challenge for beginners as well as advanced golfers.

Ohio Wesleyan University 

Our hometown of 38,000 residents is one of the top 20 fastest-growing areas in the country. And there are heaping helpings of things to do in and around Historic Downtown Delaware. First Friday events on Sandusky Street. Farmers Market Saturdays. Art. Music. Theatre. Restaurants. Shops. Outdoor activities. Volunteer opportunities.

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