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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$195,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$984
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

Gahanna Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    11
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    23
    41
  • Robbery
    17
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    284
    500
  • Theft
    1,893
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    86
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,535
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Gahanna Reviews

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Great community! Very diverse and family friendly with much to do. Creek-side is a main attraction with great scenery and dining. Schooling is fantastic with hard working teachers who strive to make their students better. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Columbus, there are lots of job opportunities and commute is quick and easy. Lots to do and lots to see.
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Gahanna is a friendly suburb. A lot of businesses are here, and we have lots of festivals throughout the year. Creekside is a business and recreational development near Big Walnut Creek where there are outdoor concerts every week in the summer, we have two community pools, and one membership is good at both. The parks and recreation department does an excellent job of providing lots of activities for families, and bars and clubs for the adults. There are parks where the recreational soccer and baseball teams play. In the winter, we have Holiday Lights which is a type of festival oriented to the Holidays. There is housing in all price ranges, and taxes are the second lowest of the Columbus suburbs. There are also lots of places to eat, especially fast food and pizza restaurants.
I do feel safe here most of the time, and the schools are above average despite most buildings needing a lot of work. It’s pretty diverse, which I appreciate. The people could be nicer. If you get on the popular Gahanna residents online forums, home owners can be extremely rude and downright hostile about about apartment complexes being built. We are homeowners, but I find these attitudes towards renters very unwelcoming and disappointing. The infrastructure needs work. I’d also like less fast food restaurants. No “small” town needs 2 Arby’s, 3 McDonalds etc...