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A+ Gahanna Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Gahanna Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% higher than Ohio
991% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Gahanna cost of living
A- Gahanna Crime Total crime is 29% lower than Ohio
Total crime
1,73933% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5833% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-25%Year over year crime is down
Gahanna crime
B- Gahanna Employment Household income is 45% higher than Ohio
Median household income
$73,53533% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$37,28325% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%29% lower than the US average
Gahanna employment
A- Gahanna Housing Home value is 48% higher than Ohio
Median home value
$195,1006% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9844% higher than the US average
Home ownership
72%12% higher than the US average
Gahanna real estate or Gahanna rentals
A+ Gahanna Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Ohio
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
82%66% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:115% lower than the US average
Gahanna K-12 schools or Gahanna colleges

Living in Gahanna, OH

Gahanna, Ohio is a medium-sized city with a population of 34,373 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Gahanna is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Gahanna might be a good fit as 79% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 58% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Gahanna is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before moving to any new city in Ohio, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Finding the best places to live in Gahanna and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, weather, housing and other important metrics.

Gahanna has a livability score of 89 out of 100 and is ranked #10 in Ohio and #70 in the USA. Compared to the national average, Gahanna ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! The cherry on top is that Gahanna also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Gahanna has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A-), education (A+), employment (B-) and housing (A-).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Gahanna on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the notable things to do include: Creekside Park, Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve, and Gahanna Historical Society Settlement.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 71 crimes per 100,000 residents, Gahanna has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Gahanna have a test score average of 82%, which is well above the US average.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Gahanna has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Gahanna real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Gahanna. The median home price for Gahanna homes is $195,100, which is 47.9% higher than the Ohio average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Gahanna, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 3.8% higher than the Ohio average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Gahanna will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Gahanna, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 8.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.4%.

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Compare Gahanna, OH Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Gahanna, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Clintonville, Columbus877.230,675
Northwest, Columbus8410.879,502
Downtown, Columbus838.18,760
Harrison West, Columbus838.21,347
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Far North, Columbus83933,986
Worthington, Columbus828.114,074
Bexley, Columbus805.813,485
Rocky-Fork Blacklick Accord, Columbus805.38,709

Best Cities Near Gahanna, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Grandview Heights, OH929.47,191
Minerva Park, OH924.61,299
Hilliard, OH9114.233,108
Worthington, OH908.514,155
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westerville, OH896.238,089
Gahanna, OH89034,373
Bexley, OH885.713,534
Pickerington, OH8811.419,379
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I love living here in Gahanna, it's a great city with a lot to do. One of the best areas in the city is the northern part where Cinemark Movies is. I love going to the movies and see a couple a week usually.

There's a lot of fun places to go shopping here in Gahanna and I like to check out all the little boutique stores. If you like to try new restaurants or go to cafes often, you're in luck because Gahanna has a lot of choose from.

I was able to find a job here pretty easy when I moved here. The rent at my apartment is very reasonable and from the other buildings I looked at, the city, in general, is very affordable. If you have a dog or like to stay active outdoors, then you'll like Blendon Woods Metro Park. It's pretty big and I love to go there with my dog when the weather is nice.
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