Posted by Emily Scullion in Columbus, Home Building Industry

​In real estate you always hear, “Location, Location, Location!” This is important when you are thinking of a home for you and your family. Just as you want your home to fit your needs and wants, the location should also do the same. Gahanna, Ohio just may be the perfect location for your family’s new home.

52 Parks in Gahanna

Did you know that Gahanna has over 50 parks with over 750 acres of parkland? It’s true! Check some of our homeowners' favorite parks in Gahanna:

  • Academy Park – As the largest of all the Gahanna Parks, you would expect it to have it all... and it does. Academy Park offers baseball fields, basketball courts, a playground, trails, and even heated restrooms.
  • McCorkle Park – This park has two access points: Upper McCorkle Park off of McCutcheon and Lower McCorkle Park accessed off Olde Ridenour Road. This park includes football fields, a playground, paved trails, soccer fields, and fishing access in the Big Walnut Creek.
  • Gahanna Woods – This park is home to 99 acres of trails, open meadows, and is home to the Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve with swamp forests and woodland areas.
  • Pizzurro Park and Pooch Playground – Even your pooch will have a wide-open space to stretch his legs and burn off some energy! Pizzurro Park is home to the Pooch Playground dog park, which includes a 4-acre fenced area, a separate fenced area for smaller dogs, and even a separate playground for kids!
  • Shull Park – Shull Park is a recently renovated skate park designed for skateboarders of skill levels!

The list goes on and on! You'll never run out of fresh air or places to explore in Gahanna.

Creekside Gahanna

With everything from waterfalls, to trails and fishing, to restaurants, to shops, to outdoor entertainment, the Creekside District has become one of the most popular treasures in Gahanna. Enjoy a variety of year-round events such as the Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival, the Creekside Live music series or the Creepside Festival with live music, Halloween themed games, activities, trick-or-treating, and much more.

Take strolls in the park area along the walkways, past the waterfall, and over the bridge. Fish along Big Walnut Creek or take a paddle boat ride. Enjoy dinner out at one of the many restaurants in the area. Take part in Sundays in the Park with themed family activities and kid friendly games. Celebrate Independence Day with a day full of family-friendly activities that conclude with fireworks. Or, skip the mall and enjoy a Visit with Santa.

Columbus Metropolitan Library – Gahanna Branch

Your children with thrive at events hosted at the Gahanna Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Learn how you can use books, songs, and rhymes to help prepare your child for kindergarten at the Ready for Kindergarten Toddler Storytime. Pre-Kindergarten classes are also available to give children hands-on practice of skills. The Homework Help Center offers free help with homework, along with computers and schools supplies. Several Buddy programs are also available for early elementary students to improve reading skills, as well as teen programs aimed at bringing teens together in group sessions to study and work on projects and school assignments.

Easton Town Center

Gahanna is just minutes from Easton Town Center, what has been dubbed the “Rodeo Drive of the Midwest” by USA Today. Easton Town Center is not only one of the most exciting shopping destinations in Central Ohio, but it also has so much more than just retail stores.

Enjoy an array of fun activities for the whole family, such as photos with the “Easton” Bunny around the Easter Holiday. Register with your daughter for The Lady Tutu 5K and Little Princess Dash, one of Columbus’ largest and most fun women focused running and walking events. Enjoy Game Night with the family in June! Participate in classic games such as putt-putt golf, skee ball, and giant checkers. Take in a Holiday Carriage Ride or Photos with Santa. AMC Easton offers the hottest new releases on 30 screens featuring IMAX® and RealD® 3D. Visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center for a fun, interactive, and educational experience that features indoor play areas, interactive rides, master classes, special party rooms for private events, and much more!

Close to Everything in Columbus

Gahanna is located just minutes from downtown Columbus and John Glenn Columbus International Airport. You will be just minutes from everything that Columbus has to offer.

  • Visit the Columbus Museum of Art for family-friendly experiences such as Summer Art Workshops, Family Adventure Tours, or the Museum’s own Wonder Room where children can explore and immerse themselves in an experimental gallery.
  • Take in a performance at one of the many performing arts theaters in Columbus. Enjoy a live performance of one of your favorite Broadway hits, or a performance by the Columbus Children’s Theater.
  • Head to Nationwide Arena to see the Columbus Blue Jackets in action, or enjoy a day at the ballpark with the Columbus Clippers.

Make the Move to Gahanna, OH

Considering Gahanna for your new home? I’d suggest checking out Farms at Jefferson and Weldon, two communities with homes for sale in Gahanna. I can provide you with even more information on this Central Ohio area. Give me a shout!


Emily Scullion


As the Internet Sales Manager in Columbus, Emily is here to help answer your new home buyer questions. She provides the pathway to narrow your home search down, and she addresses a variety of questions on home building! Aside from #ISMworklife Emily enjoys spending time with her little daughter, wearing festive wool socks year-round, and collecting glass owls.

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