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Dublin, Ohio is one of Columbus’ largest suburbs, boasting a family-focused design, numerous neighborhoods, housing choices, excellent schools and plenty of activities to keep anyone busy year round. Dublin is located approximately 20 minutes northwest of downtown Columbus. About 41,000 people choose to call this growing city home.
Dublin began as a village in 1810, and was incorporated as a city in 1987. The city has experienced tremendous growth with the population at only 16,366 in 1990.
Some of the larger employers in Dublin include Cardinal Health, Wendy’s, Nationwide Insurance, Ashland, Inc., and Verizon. Growing businesses also find Dublin attractive, and the city is committed to supporting startups via the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center. Dublin is home to more than 3,000 businesses. In late 2007, the Dublin Methodist Hospital opened, providing easy access to excellent medical care.
In an effort to consider forecasted needs, city leaders and residents have planned for the future of the City of Dublin. Important goals include walkable environments, increased housing options, regional open space connections, and alternative transportation methods.
The city of Dublin covers 24.55 miles. There are 56 developed parks totaling 980 acres. There are numerous neighborhoods in Dublin of varying size. The largest is Muirfield Village with approximately 2,700 homes. According to the U.S. Census, the average home price in Dublin in 2005 was $347,633.
Dublin’s public school system is excellent. The district is comprised of 3 high schools, 4 middle schools and 12 elementary schools housing 6 pre-schools. Students in the Dublin City School district have earned Ohio’s highest possible academic rating for seven consecutive years, and the three high schools were ranked in the top 200 nationally by Newsweek. And, the diversity of Dublin’s residents is reflected in the fact that 1,200 ELL (English Language Learners) students speaking more than 60 different languages are enrolled. Additionally, there are a variety of private education options in and around Dublin.
The Dublin community is known for many golf courses with the most well known being the Muirfield Golf Club designed by Jack Nicklaus. This course is home to the annual PGA The Memorial Tournament held every June. There are also many other golf courses located in Dublin including Riviera Golf Club, Muirfield Country Club, Tartan Fields Golf Club, the Golf Club of Dublin, to name a few. Other sports, such as soccer, tennis, basketball, and running, all have strong followings in Dublin. The Dublin Recreation Center is the fitness hub for many residents, featuring cardio and weight equipment, indoor leisure and lap pools, and classes and activities for members of all ages. There are two outdoor pools to serve the city. The city has 96 miles of bikeways many of which are located along the beautiful Scioto River. The river is also popular with boaters. Other annual events include the 4th of July celebration, a St. Patrick’s Day parade, and the Dublin Irish Festival, which is one of America’s largest Irish festivals.
Dublin also has a wide variety of shopping and dining options. There are 14 hotels for guests, and the #1 Zoo in America is close by. The zoo is next to Zoombezi Bay, an enormous water park. The arts play a large role in Dublin as evidenced by the Abbey Theater of Dublin, Art in Public Places project and the Dublin Arts Center. Browse the boutiques in Historic Dublin, take in the redeveloped corner of Bridge and High Streets (called BriHi), or head to one of the area’s largest malls, Tuttle Crossing. Choose from upscale steakhouses to alfresco bistros, from sushi bars to pizza joints – it’s all in Dublin.