Canal Winchester

Find Your Way to Canal Winchester

Located midway between Columbus and Lancaster, Canal Winchester has managed to hold its own among these booming metropolises. True to its agricultural roots, the original village of Canal Winchester planted seeds that have sprouted into what is now a prosperous city. This city is proud of its unique rural culture and has humbly grown over the years to its current population of more than 8,500 residents. 

Canal Winchester: A Chunk of History

Here in Canal Winchester, you'll find that the city's heart beats off its strong history—one that started with a man wanting to sue the state of Ohio. In 1828, Reuben Dove founded Canal Winchester, and when construction of the Ohio & Erie Canal came through Dove's wheat field, he wanted to sue the state. Convinced otherwise by some wise canal workmen, Dove decided to build a town that would run alongside the canal and be close to the state capital of Columbus. Thanks to his change of heart, we have what is now the humble city of Canal Winchester. 

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Live, Work, and Play in Canal Winchester

Stellar shopping

Whether you're in the market for a piece to make your wardrobe pop or conversation-starting home decor, Canal Winchester has a collection of cute shops waiting to be discovered. Give your home a one-of-a-kind touch with the locally-made items at Sticks & Stones Studio. Visit this studio one week to find painted furniture from local craftsmen, and then the next to snag some handmade artisan jewelry. Don't forget to stop by CornerSmiths Gift Shop for a souvenir hand-selected by the mother-daughter duo of owners!      

Tasty dining

A scrumptious mixture of cozy eateries and vibrant restaurants, Canal Winchester has a variety of cuisine for everyone to enjoy. Start your day with a cup of coffee in the morning sunshine on Harvest Moon Craft Kitchen's outdoor patio, then walk along Waterloo Street to try more of the city's classics. Dotted with all sorts of dining options, Waterloo Street is home to Renaldi's Pizzeria and the area's staple Mexican restaurant, Local Cantina. Barrel & Boar and Shade sports bar are two more must-try dining destinations!  

A+ education

If you're thinking of relocating to Canal Winchester, then it's worth your time to look into the area's public school system. Luckily, the city is served by Canal Winchester Schools, which has two elementary schools and one middle and high school. Adhering to its motto of Empowering All Students For Success, the school district prides itself on preparing students to be self-sufficient once they graduate. Many of the school district's graduates go on to attend public universities in the area, including The Ohio State University. 

Local events 

Good food, good music, and good people are just a few of the things you'll find at Canal Winchester's many festivals and events. Sure to fill up your social calendar, you won't want to miss the opportunity to live like a local at these community events. Simultaneously support local artists and businesses at the Art Stroll in the historic downtown district. Here, you can admire masterpieces while occasionally popping into one of downtown's many shops. During the summer months, you can look forward to several outdoor events, including a community concert series, family-friendly movies at Hanners Park, and an annual Labor Day Festival.  

Wondering What's Around?

Our Favorite Local Picks

Canal Winchester Municipal Pool 

From Memorial Day weekend to summer's close on Labor Day, this community pool is the place to be. Featuring everything from a wading pool with a waterfall to a competition pool with diving boards, there is something for everyone who wants to soak up the sun at this pool! 

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Columbus Metropolitan Library 

This metropolitan library has 23 locations serving Franklin County, all of which feature thousands of reading materials from which to choose. Plus, when you sign up for a library card here, you gain free access to a whole new world of digital content.  

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Leander Boutique 

This edgy boutique is the go-to spot for today's top trends—visit the store to experience top-notch customer service and to buy an outfit that you won't be able to wait to wear! 

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Loose Rail Brewing

Located in the historic district of Canal Winchester, this is the place to experiment with countless flavors of craft beer. From chocolate and peanut butter to lime and vanilla flavors, you'll never know what to expect on tap here. 

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Ready to Call Canal Winchester Home?

There's no place quite like Canal Winchester, and we'd love to help you find a home in this humble city. Contact the Pacifico Group today to learn more about the Canal Winchester real estate market—we'd love to schedule a showing of your favorite homes or answer any questions.

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