Bexley is a highly desirable and affluent suburb with quality public and private schools, great city services, and beautiful homes on tree-lined streets. The "walkability" factor is popular here and you'll find shops, restaurants, a library, and a movie theater on Main Street. Bexley is also the home of Capital University, a private 4-year institution, and the Ohio Governor's Mansion. Homes ranging from starters to estate-sized mansions are available here.
In 1908, the village of Bexley was named by an early resident in honor of his family’s roots in Bexley of England. During the 1800s, prominent citizens to the north along Alum Creek agreed to merge with the Lutheran community of Pleasant Ridge to the south near Capital University and what is now known as Trinity Lutheran Seminary. By the 1890s, several urban townhouses and country homes were built to the east along Broad Street and Bryden Road. During the Spanish–American War in 1898, Ohio Governor Asa Bushnell housed many soldiers headed for Cuba, where he developed water and sewer lines for the soldiers—this ultimately prepared the area for future real estate development. On New Year's Day of 1932, Bexley officially became a city, and in 2013, Bexley was recognized as an arboretum, making it the first city in the United States to successfully obtain arboretum accreditation.