Some longtime residents like change; some resigned to it
Friday, November 23, 2007
BY MARTIN ROZENMAN
Of all Columbus’ suburbs, these six (Canal Winchester, Dublin, Hilliard, New Albany, Pickerington and Powell) have experienced some of the region’s most-dramatic recent growth. Once small rural villages, they have become sprawling bedroom communities: Anysuburb, U.S.A.
Their locations near I-270 along with the presence of Ohio State and other universities, Battelle, Honda and insurance companies make them hot markets.
Identities rooted in combines and corn have been uprooted by subdivisions and strip centers.