Grove City Record

Grove City ranked best place to live in Ohio

CreditDonkey, a credit card comparison website headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., recently conducted a study of the best cities in Ohio.

Grove City ranked first, based on such factors as commute time, median income, residents who attended some college, restaurants per capita and the odds of being a victim of violent crime, based on data in the U.S. Census Bureau and uniform crime reports from the FBI.

"Since Grove City was first settled around the turn of the 18th century, the town has undergone many transformations," according to the study.

"First a small farming community, then a bustling railroad depot and later an entertainment hotspot in the roaring '20s, Grove City today combines a small-town feel with big city appeal."

The study also mentions the historic buildings of Century Village as well as the local vintage of the Plum Run Winery.

Other central Ohio cities to rank in the top 10 are Gahanna, which ranked third; Westerville, fourth; Upper Arlington, ninth; and Dublin, 10th.

To see the study, visit