Galloway, Ohio, is an unincorporated community to the west of Columbus located in southern Prairie Township in Franklin County. The village of Galloway includes a significant amount of rural and suburban lands near a busy metropolitan area. Ideal for individuals working downtown or seeking a sleepy community with all the amenities of a nearby big city, Galloway is situated near several transportation outlets. Residents can quickly access County Highway 11 or Interstate 70 in just a few minutes, and the Columbia Southwest Airport is just a short drive away.
Galloway apartments for rent are perfect for laid-back people. The community is located within Prairie Township, which is one of the 17 townships within Franklin County. According to Best Places, the population of Galloway is more than 26,700 people.
The small community of Galloway got its name from a political leader and public servant named Samuel Galloway. He was born in Gettysburg, Penn., but moved to Ohio in 1819. By 1844, Galloway began his political career as Ohio's Secretary of State, overseeing the public education system throughout the state. He spent six years in office and helped pass two major laws that were integral in the creation of Ohio's school system, which is still in place today. In 1854 he became a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio. For a short time before his death in 1872, Galloway served as a judge advocate of Camp Chase, a military prison in Columbus. For all the strides he made to better Ohio and Galloway, his legacy lives on in the community.
The diverse economy of nearby Columbus is split between the services, trade, and government and manufacturing sectors. The largest employers in the area include the State of Ohio, the Ohio State University, the federal government, Banc One Corporation, Limited Brands, Ohio Heath and Nationwide Insurance. The city is home to more than 70 insurance companies, and ranks as one of the insurance capitals of the United States. Other major industries are telecommunications, retailing, healthcare and military. Also, Columbus boasts several corporate headquarters including Consolidated Stores Corporation, Borden Inc., Ashland Chemical, Battelle Memorial Institute and Bob Evans Foods.
Students living in apartments in Galloway have several options for post-secondary education in Columbus. Ohio Dominican University, Ohio State University, Capital University and Columbus College of Art and Design are a few of the available options.
Living in Galloway is fairly inexpensive considering the scenic community and close proximity to Columbus. According to Best Places, the overall cost of living is 11 points lower than the national average, food is 8 points lower and utilities are 2 points higher. Similarly, the average cost of rentals in Galloway is fairly average.
There are many annual events and festivals happening around Galloway that residents can enjoy. Specifically, there are plenty of activities in Columbus such as the Ohio State Fair, the Columbus Arts Festival, First Night, the Festival Latino and the Dublin Festival.
The Ohio State Fair attracts visitors from near and far to the event that has become a tradition for many. There are endless options for entertainment. Free live daily music takes place at several different areas around the festival featuring local and national music acts. The fair also has one of the world's longest portable sky rides that gives visitors a peaceful bird's eye view of the grounds. Other attractions include the giant slide, kiddieland and Mountain Dew Midway. Visitors enjoy plenty of food and endless fun at this summertime event.
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