"Crossroads of the East," Grove City is one of the most
ideally located communities in the region. The Grove City area
offers an affordable cost of living and excellent schools within a
serene environment ranging from downtown neighborhoods and
residential developments to rural properties and farms.
Grove City, located near the crossroads of
Interstates 79 and 80, has more than 50 percent of the nation's
major markets lying within a 500 mile radius.
One of the fastest growing communities in
Western Pennsylvania, Grove City has a strong industrial base
provided by Cooper Energy Services, a producer of diesel engines and
compressors; General Electric Transportation Systems, which produces
and repairs diesel locomotive engines; Ivex Corporation, a
manufacturer of corrugated paper products and plastic thermoformed
packaging materials; and several stable, smaller manufacturers,
Other major employers include Grove City College, United Community
Hospital, the Grove City School District, and the Grove City Factory
Grove City College offers strong academics,
including an award winning engineering program. Money Magazine has
ranked it 11th. in the nation among colleges and universities that
provide the best education for the dollar. The college enriches the
community through its guest lecturers, student theater, and musical
productions, College students serve as student teachers in the Grove
City Area School District, repeatedly recognized for its excellence.
United Community Hospital has state of the art
technology, 128 beds, and a certified medical staff of 40 allopathic
and osteopathic physicians. The hospital provides area residents a
wide range of medical, surgical, and support services.
Downtown Grove City has a viable shopping
district with numerous specialty shops. In nearby Springfield
Township, a 400,000 square foot factory outlet mall, the Grove City
Factory Shops, will eventually employ 500 persons and attract an
estimated 2 million visitors a year to the area. Wendell August
Forge, which specializes in quality hand forged metal crafts, is
also a popular attraction. Grove City's 265 acre Municipal Park, the
Grove City YMCA, golf courses, and two state parks provide a variety
of recreational activities, Many other recreational and cultural
activities are available in Pittsburgh, approximately an hour away.