Growing from a hamlet of 200 in 1850 to its present 4,000 residents, the village of Sunbury, OH is affectionately called Memorial Town. It is centered around a beautiful town square with a preserved village hall. With a strong economy and high-performing schools, Sunbury has plenty to offer those seeking a close-knit community. It also boasts a convenient location—a half-hour drive to the state capital, Columbus.
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Sitting on 3.3 square miles, Sunbury has about 4,400 residents in 1,600 households and 1,200 families. About 95% of the population identifies as white, 1.1% as African-American, 1.1% as Asian, and less than 1% as Native American or Pacific Islander. The community has been growing for years, nearly doubling in size from 2000-2010. Growth slowed, but continued this decade. The median household income nears $50,000, with the median family income slightly higher.
About 1,700 housing units are available in Sunbury, with more than 500 new units built within the last 30 years. About 50-150 homes are on the market at any given time. Prospective buyers should budget around $200,000 when looking for 2-3 bedroom, 2-bathroom homes. Browse the newest real estate listings in Sunbury, OH.
Sunbury is home to Big Walnut School District. Established in 1950, it serves both Sunbury and the neighboring town of Galena. Big Walnut High School is its only high school and has a total enrollment just shy of 1,000. It is known for its Advanced Placement classes and for its rich foreign language program, which includes Spanish and German classes.
Sunbury is surrounded by a large number of universities and community colleges. Opportunities for higher education include Fortis College, Ohio Dominican University, and the Westerville campus of Hondros College. The Ohio State University, which lies about 30 miles south in Columbus, is one of the most popular options. Find homes for sale in Sunbury by school district.
Sunbury is the site of a major facility for Showa Corporation, an automotive parts manufacturer associated with Honda of America. Many people take advantage of a very short commute to Columbus to access its flourishing job market. The top local employer is JP Morgan Chase, which adds a total of 20,000 jobs to the greater Columbus region. Other top companies include Nationwide Insurance (13,000 jobs), L Brands (8,000 jobs), and Cardinal Health (more than 5,000 jobs.)
While auto manufacturing has the longest history within Sunbury proper, a wide range of high-tech and service-related businesses are distributed within half an hour’s drive. Finance, logistics, and information technology are just a few industries with a moderate, but growing presence.
Sunbury is home to a number of historical sites. It’s called Memorial Town because it is the location of the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial, which commemorates service members from Ohio. It draws many tourists on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and the Fourth of July. The village is surrounded by natural beauty. You can visit parts of the Ohio to Erie Trail, Sandel Legacy Trail, and the Sunbury Upground Reservoir Number One, beloved for its trout fishing.
Sunbury’s location on Interstate 71 makes it easy to visit many of Ohio’s top museums, theme parks, and other attractions. A journey along I-71 will take you through major cities including Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati, making weekend trips or family fun days easier.
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