Located northwest of Columbus on the banks of the Scioto River, Dublin was founded by a Pennsylvania family, Sells, starting in 1802. The village was named by John Shields, an Irish partner of John Sells’, who named it after Dublin, saying the green hills and bright sun over the river reminded him of home. Until 1970, Dublin remained a small village, until the 270 beltway was built around Columbus. Growth exploded, leading to a population boom and becoming a city in 1987.
Dublin offers many different types of neighborhoods, from the tree-lined historic village area, to established suburban neighborhoods, to a number of gated and expensive developments, one of which was built around the Muirfield golf course, which hosts the Memorial Tournament every year. Dublin, named for a city known for greenspaces, continues that tradition and offers over 1,000 acres of parks, 77 miles of bike and walking trails in 39 parks.
Arts & Culture
Outdoor art abounds here, with a stone statue of Chief Leatherlips, the iconic field of corn, and a set of dancing rabbits. The Dublin Arts Council offers gallery and classroom space, the Dublin Irish Festival is the largest Irish festival on the planet and lasts 3 days, and the big city amenities of Columbus are only minutes away.
From the charming shops in the historic district of Old Dublin, to the shopper’s paradise Polaris Fashion Place just a short drive west on 270, plus the extensive array of shopping found in the capitol city, the shopping is perfect in and around Dublin.
Dublin offers the best of modern dining choices. J. Liu’s, Dublin’s homegrown Asian Fusion restaurant is in the historic downtown area, Tucci’s is an upscale Italian spot with an extensive wine list, and Amul India is an award-winning Indian restaurant. These are only a few of the fabulous eateries in and around Dublin, Ohio.
Dublin Schools offers 19 schools serving over 14,500 students. They offer a variety of college preparatory programs, including an International Baccalaureate program and 20+ AP classes. 95.8% graduation rate, and 70% of those students go on to complete an undergraduate degree at a four year college or university.
Dublin celebrates their Irish roots with a charming old-world historic district and lush green parks everywhere you look. It’s friendly, fast growing, and a fun place to live with a ton of things to do. There’s always a big event around the corner, from the Irish Festival, to the Memorial Tournament, to the town activities for St. Patrick’s Day, Independence Day, and the winter holidays.
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