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Old 06-15-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: I am no Longer Invisible!!!!!
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This thread is over a year old....
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Outside of 270
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And Grove City is still beat.
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Columbus, central city
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Westerville would be more diverse as it is in the NE side of the metro. Some parts of southern Westerville schools have sections that are in Columbus and various townships attending the schools.

Thus, it is very common to see many minorities in the schools and around/in Westerville. The heart of Columbus' middle class black community (parts of Northland) is just south of Westerville.

Second, Westerville's school system is passing levy and financially sound. Grove Cities' SW City Schools is having major financial problems and is eliminating all non-educations activities (sports and evne some arts.) I think that some of Columbus's better City Schools would offer a more diverse/well rounded education than SW City schools (post levy failure).

Third, Grove City is one of the more conservative areas in the metro. Westerville is more of a mix of moderates, liberals, and some conservatives (especially in northern Westerville.)

Fourth, Grove City is a little of a quicker commute to downtown. Westerville is not a bad commute, it is closer to major retail like Easton/Polaris, but if you live around Polaris it can be a 25-30 minute drive to downtown in traffic and this can be an issue if you really want to be in the central city quickly on many occasions.

However, I know many that live around Polaris/northern Westerville and have little complaints about work commutes, also many jobs are located around Polaris and in Westerville so you may actually be closer to work.

I hope some of this information helps.
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Grove City has those high SW school district taxes. I'd pick Westerville, but that's just me. Westerville also has a nicer library and lower crime.
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Old 06-17-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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Grove City has those high SW school district taxes. I'd pick Westerville, but that's just me. Westerville also has a nicer library and lower crime.
Westerville CSD's tax rate is higher than South-Western CSD's tax rate. Still, overall, I'd give the nod to Westerville.
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:33 PM
 
Location: PA
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Westerville would be more diverse as it is in the NE side of the metro. Some parts of southern Westerville schools have sections that are in Columbus and various townships attending the schools.

Thus, it is very common to see many minorities in the schools and around/in Westerville. The heart of Columbus' middle class black community (parts of Northland) is just south of Westerville.

Second, Westerville's school system is passing levy and financially sound. Grove Cities' SW City Schools is having major financial problems and is eliminating all non-educations activities (sports and evne some arts.) I think that some of Columbus's better City Schools would offer a more diverse/well rounded education than SW City schools (post levy failure).

Third, Grove City is one of the more conservative areas in the metro. Westerville is more of a mix of moderates, liberals, and some conservatives (especially in northern Westerville.)

Fourth, Grove City is a little of a quicker commute to downtown. Westerville is not a bad commute, it is closer to major retail like Easton/Polaris, but if you live around Polaris it can be a 25-30 minute drive to downtown in traffic and this can be an issue if you really want to be in the central city quickly on many occasions.

However, I know many that live around Polaris/northern Westerville and have little complaints about work commutes, also many jobs are located around Polaris and in Westerville so you may actually be closer to work.

I hope some of this information helps.
If this levy does pass for the Southwestern SD, how do you think things would be in about 3 or 4 years from now as far as working in the schools?
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Ohio
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I like both towns espescially now that the husband and I able to get a beer in Westerville.
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Columbus, central city
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If this levy does pass for the Southwestern SD, how do you think things would be in about 3 or 4 years from now as far as working in the schools?
If the levy passes the schools are suppose to reinstate sports and the activities that have been cut. If the levy does not pass (this August) expect these activities and middle/high school sports to be cut until a new levy passes or by some chance the state increases its funding to the district drastically (which is not in the immediate future.)

The district does say that these cuts are not going to affect academics directly, but some more research may need to ensure there will not be some academic cuts pending (such as Foreign languages/arts classes/gym etc..) If there appear to only be mostly non-academic cuts, you are ok with the lost extra curricular activities, and you like the Grove City community then I would not rule out the area.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:38 PM
 
Location: PA
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If the levy passes the schools are suppose to reinstate sports and the activities that have been cut. If the levy does not pass (this August) expect these activities and middle/high school sports to be cut until a new levy passes or by some chance the state increases its funding to the district drastically (which is not in the immediate future.)

The district does say that these cuts are not going to affect academics directly, but some more research may need to ensure there will not be some academic cuts pending (such as Foreign languages/arts classes/gym etc..) If there appear to only be mostly non-academic cuts, you are ok with the lost extra curricular activities, and you like the Grove City community then I would not rule out the area.
Thank so much for your info. How do you know so much about all these areas? Do you drive around and do a lot of research on them? That's pretty cool.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Passed out on the trail to Hanakapi'ai
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Westerville would be more diverse as.
Sorry, unless you finish that sentance with "a glass of whole milk" I'd have to disagree.

Anyway. Chase has a big IT location in Westerville. It is their North American 'Bunker Site'. You should be able to get a job there. Grove city, not much banking or corrections.
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