The Central Ohio metropolitan area offers a variety of communities to meet your family and work needs. With large employers like Chase Bank, Nationwide, and the State of Ohio, Columbus has grown to be the largest city in Ohio with a population of over 800,000 in the city limits and a population of over 1.7 million in the Central Ohio region. Listed below are some of the communities that you may be interested in that have helped Central Ohio become one of the best places to live and the #2 best place for families with young children.

Listed below are some of the Central Ohio communities for you to explore.

Columbus – Modern Columbus has emerged as a technologically sophisticated city. It is home to the world’s largest private research and development foundation, the Battelle Memorial Institute; CAS, or Chemical Abstracts Service, the world’s largest clearinghouse of chemical information; NetJets, the world’s largest fractional ownership jet aircraft fleet; and The Ohio State University, the nation’s largest campus.

Delaware – The City of Delaware is the seat of Delaware County, located about 30 miles north of downtown Columbus, Ohio’s state capitol. Delaware is an independent community that retains its smalltown qualities while benefiting from northward growth from the Columbus region. Delaware County has been the state’s fastest growing county for more than a decade and is among the top-20 fastest growing, wealthiest and most-educated areas in the nation.

Dublin – Dublin is located in Franklin, Delaware, and Union counties and is a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. Each year in late May or early June, the city hosts the Memorial Tournament, a stop on golf’s PGA Tour. Consequently, a large number of golf aficionados choose to make Dublin their home.

Gahanna – In 2007, Gahanna was listed by Money Magazine as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live. It has more than 700 acres of parkland and reserves which offer playgrounds, picnic areas, trails and a paddleboat marina, among many other attractions.

Hilliard – Hilliard is located in Franklin county and is a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. Land uses in Hilliard continue to be a mix of residential and commercial development. A rich heritage of residential structures and architectural styles can be found in the historic district along Norwich Street.

New Albany – New Albany is located in Franklin and Licking counties and is a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. Unlike some suburban communities that have sprawling, unregulated growth, New Albany is developing as a “balanced” 21st Century village in which business enterprises, developers, and schools share a common vision. Partnerships are key elements in community growth.


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