Welcome to Granville
Some people may view Granville as an enigma, while others may think this town possesses just the right amount of rarity. Either way, when you're exploring the small-town streets here, you certainly won't feel like you're in Central Ohio anymore. Granville exudes a nostalgic, New England style—a style that represents the down-to-earth, friendly nature of the town's residents. Just 35 minutes northeast of the state capital of Columbus, you truly get the best of both worlds when living in Granville.
Granville: A Purposeful Plan
Located along the western edge of the Appalachian plateau, Granville was originally settled by people seeking vast farmlands. In preparation for their move, advance parties of settlers went ahead to plant a fall harvest and to build mills on the Licking River. Thanks to these well-thought-out intentions, a community was already platted in detail when the New England settlers arrived that fall. Therefore, what you see in Granville today isn't a case of coincidence, but rather the long-term vision of what a New England-style town should resemble. Here, you'll find that the community's primary focus is preserving its distinctive rural character.
Eager to see how Granville's master plan panned out? Let's explore!
Selling Your Granville Home?
Thinking of selling your home in Granville or another nearby community? We can help! Learn more about listing your home with The Pacifico Group, including the tools and resources we offer our sellers, our marketing strategies, and our featured listings.
Live, Work, and Play in Granville
Granville's locally owned gift shops, galleries, and storefronts are all great excuses to spend money on items that are truly unique. Strolling along South Main Street, you'll discover a variety of specialty shops selling one-of-a-kind items, from handmade home decor to hyper-local gifts. Another staple gift shop, Just Write specializes in providing personalized fine paper and stationary for its shoppers' most special events. Cedar and Thread, Green Velvet, and Readers' Garden Book Store are a few more local favorites.
Whether you want a casual lunch or a dinner out for two, you're sure to find a local spot to suit your fancy in Granville. Dripping with diversity, Granville's restaurant scene will take your tastebuds all around the world. Immerse yourself in the streets of Italy at Palumbo's Italian Market, where you can find authentic Italian grocery items to prepare yourself—and don't forget to buy a bottle of wine for the chef. And if you need a quicker bite for lunch, you can never go wrong with Alfie's Wholesome Food's fresh salads and sandwiches.
Local school districts can actually increase property values over time, so they're always worth researching when you're relocating to a specific area. Luckily, Granville students are served by Granville Exempted Village School District, which has one elementary, intermediate, middle, and high school. Many of the district's graduates go on to attend nearby Denison University, a private liberal arts college. The university has a student body of about 2,100, with almost three quarters of its students coming from out of state.
With a variety of recurring events, and some that you'll have to catch when they come around once a year, there is always something to look forward to Granville. In addition to holiday classics like the Granville Independence Day Street Fair and the Annual 5K Turkey Trot, this small town also has some special events to showcase its larger than life personality. To capture just a piece of the community's overwhelming beauty, mark your calendar for the Annual Daffodil Show & Sale and the Annual Tour of Schnormeier Gardens.
Wondering What's Around?
Our Favorite Local Picks
Set against the backdrop of Granville's rolling hills and shady trees, the Granville Inn is the heartbeat of this small town. Here, you'll find luxurious guest rooms for the ultimate staycation, a grand ballroom for community events, and an award-winning restaurant.Visit the Inn »
Bryn Du Art Show
Sponsored by Granville itself, this week-plus long juried art show takes place on the 52-acre estate of the breathtaking Bryn Du Mansion. Each year, about 50 artists create exhibits with anywhere from 100 to 150 pieces on display, all of which are for sale!Save the Date »
Sister Salvage & Soles
What's more practical than picking up some salvaged goods and a new pair of shoes on your retail therapy day? Honestly, we can't think of much. This Main Street store is owned by an ambitious sister duo with incredible eyes for all things antique.Go Shopping »
Granville HotLicks Blues Fest
The Granville version of a show on Broadway, this local festival draws in thousands of residents to the downtown area annually. Not only can you experience free blues music with food here, you can also contribute to the event's thousands of dollars worth of charitable donations.Mark Your Calendar »
Ready to Call Granville Home?
Granville's warm atmosphere will feel like home in no time, and we'd love to help you find the perfect fit for you here. Contact the Pacifico Group today to learn more about the Granville real estate market—we'd love to schedule a showing of your favorite homes or answer any questions you may have.
Selling a home in Granville? We can certainly help with that, too!