Located along the Ohio River, Gallipolis has a proud history that dates back to the 1700s when a small group of French immigrants decided to make a home for themselves here. This is why the city was and is still referred to as The City of The Gauls. It is the second-oldest settlement in the Northwest. Gen Marquis de Lafayette, the French Revolutionary War hero visited the town in 1825 and left his jacket that is now proudly displayed at the Our House Museum.
Whilst the river is an attraction for most people, the charm of Gallipolis is the public square, City Park with its sycamore trees. It is flanked by stately homes and storefronts but provides the best view of the Ohio River with barges bopping in the water like bathtubs and fishermen casting their lines in the hopes of catching something. City Park is the entertainment center of town. It hosts all kind of festivals.
There is a lot to see and do here. You could start off with breakfast at Twinkleberries Coffee and Bar, spend a lazy afternoon looking at boats with a frozen Yoghurt from Pip & Hud’s, have a slice of pizza from Papa Johns, look around for something unique at the French 500 Flea market and wind your day down with a glass of cold beer and some live music at The Brick Tavern.
Gallipolis has a number of great schools and tertiary education institutions. There are five public schools in the area and one Christian private school. The University of Rio Grande is not far from the town but and the Gallipolis Career College offers a lot of great courses. There aren’t a lot of employment opportunities besides those found at local stores and tourist venues. However, The Holzer Medical Center, Ohio Valley Electric and American Electric Power Company make up for most of the opportunities for Gallipolisians.
Houses and real estate, in general, is affordable in Gallipolis. You can find a good plot to build or buy from the pre-built and pre-planned communities in the area. There is an extensive list of builders that have a good track record. Builders like Clayton homes, Freedom home, LUV Homes, Oakwood and others can help create the best house you will enjoy living in. The median price for homes is in the mid $100s. New Home Source is the ultimate directory for anyone looking for a new house in Gallipolis. Browse through our listings or contact us with your questions.