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Old 02-06-2015, 08:45 AM
 
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My wife and I are considering buying a house in Grove City. I haven't been able to find a lot of information about Grove City. Here are our biggest questions/concerns:

-How long of a commute is it from Grove City to the downtown area? Is traffic really bad during rush hour?

-How safe is Grove City?

-Is there anything particularly attractive about living there?

Any other help or input would be appreciated.
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Hialeah, Florida
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My wife and I are considering buying a house in Grove City. I haven't been able to find a lot of information about Grove City. Here are our biggest questions/concerns:

-How long of a commute is it from Grove City to the downtown area? Is traffic really bad during rush hour?

-How safe is Grove City?

-Is there anything particularly attractive about living there?

Any other help or input would be appreciated.
Why are you considering buying a house in Grove City if you're going to be working in the downtown Columbus area?
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:04 AM
 
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The commute to downtown Columbus from Grove City is relatively easy. It's only about 6 or 7 miles.

Traffic can get heavy on 71 heading into downtown, but it moves, and like I said, it's really not that far.

Grove City is perfectly safe - you generally don't hear that much about it on the news.

For many years Grove City, and really all of the southern parts of Franklin County, had a reputation as a little redneck. A lot of people from Appalachia live in that area and it definitely has more of a rural feel. That said, in the past couple decades Grove City has grown tremendously and it has close to 40,000 people. Personally, I don't find Grove City all that attractive as it's a lot of plain new housing developments and the commercial corridor along Stringtown Road is kind of ugly, but Grove City is affordable, safe, close to downtown, and the little downtown area of Grove City is fairly quaint. The school district (Southwestern City Schools) is ok, though they've had issues trying to get levies passed.
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Old 02-06-2015, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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Why are you considering buying a house in Grove City if you're going to be working in the downtown Columbus area?
Because it's a short commute...and better schools than Columbus City...and housing is more affordable in Grove City than most of the other suburbs.

Grove City is safe...it's a less upscale than the Northern suburbs...and your commute right up 71 is fine. It's definitely cookie cutter suburbia but if that appeals to you, then you're set.
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Old 02-07-2015, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Cbus-Ohio- To Florida
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Grove City has came along way.. I'm impressed by all the new builds and shopping centers that have been built along Stringtown road.. Grove City is nice now.
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