Gahanna was founded along the Big Walnut Creek in 1849 by John Clark of Ross County from 800 acres of land that his father, Joseph Clark, had purchased from Governor Worthington in 1814.  The name Gahanna is derived from a Native American word for three creeks joining into one and is the former name of the Big Walnut Creek. The City of Gahanna's Official Seal refers to this confluence of three creeks with the inscription "Three In One".

Named one of the ‘Best Hometowns’ by Ohio Magazine, Gahanna offers 750+ acres of parkland, vibrant neighborhoods, opportunities for business growth and more! Rich in heritage and diversity, Gahanna offers a friendly environment, unique historic attractions, high-quality restaurants and accommodations, eclectic shopping destinations and expansive green space.

Only eight miles from downtown Columbus and minutes away from John Glenn International Airport, Gahanna is a choice location for business and leisure. With a strong emphasis on community, family and fun, Gahanna offers a wide variety of seasonal and special events.

Discover Creekside Park—complete with waterfalls, paddleboats and nearly a dozen great restaurants. Visit the Ohio Herb Center, tour a winery, attend premier events and more! For a list of restaurants, attractions and things to do, check out


About the schools:

In meeting the challenges of educating each Gahanna student in the most meaningful, appropriate manner, the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools have established classroom curriculum to meet the individual needs of all students. In order to accomplish this, the curriculum department works with teams of teachers to develop courses of study in core academic areas that incorporate the new State of Ohio Content Standards and National Standards from each respective field. Each Gahanna Course of Study is fully aligned with the state and national standards; yet, also exceeds the minimum requirements set forth by the Ohio Department of Education.

In Gahanna-Jefferson Schools, we have a history of a commitment to excellence. The district is driven by a single, primary focus--The Student Comes First!

Check out the Ohio report card for the school district:

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
Car is needed
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Walking / Hiking trails
Columbus and Central Ohio Regional MLS listings last updated Jul 18, 2024 2:44:am.