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What Columbus Suburbs Have to Offer

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This article is brought to you by the Schottenstein Real Estate Group.

The summertime means that it is time to get outdoors and discover what Central Ohio has to offer. We have explored some of our favorite suburbs in Central Ohio. Not only are these communities in close proximity to great dining, entertainment and affordable housing; they all offer quality living experiences for all ages. Here are some of the suburbs that made our short list:


Gahanna has grown considerably over the last 20 years and has become a premier living location for young professionals, families and empty nesters in the Central Ohio area. Much of this growth is due to the completion of the Creekside Project, which is a scenic park built around Big Walnut Creek. This beautiful area offers a number of activities including paddle boat rides, fishing and the annual Gahanna Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival. In addition to these family friendly activities, Gahanna also has a very diverse dining scene. For example, Arepazo offers up some of the suburb’s best Latin cuisine and is conveniently located right next to Creekside in Olde Gahanna. Other great restaurants include Mr. Sushi, Lola & Giuseppe’s Trattoria and Golden Delight Bakery. Another perk about Gahanna is that it’s very close to Easton Town Center, which is only a short drive away.


These two suburbs share a border along the Scioto River and offer a great living experience for families young and old. With excellent schools to choose from and no shortage of living options, Dublin/Powell remains one of the best places to reside in Central Ohio. One of the biggest perks about living in this suburban area is the easy access to one of the nation’s best zoos. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offers an amazing experience to witness some of the planet’s most diverse animal species right here in Central Ohio. In the spring and summer months, the Columbus Zoo also opens its doors to the connected water park, Zoombezi Bay, which offers a number of waterslides and other activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Grove City:

As a suburb of Columbus, residents and businesses in Grove City enjoy an exceptional quality of life with the conveniences of metropolitan living and the comforts of a unique, small town. In late August, Grove City hosts “Balloons and Tunes” which is their annual hot air balloon festival. Bring a lawn chair and blanket while enjoying the spectacular sight of hot-air balloons floating at dusk.


Being one of the most affordable areas to live in Central Ohio, Pickerington is a great place for people looking to make the move to the fine city of Columbus. This suburb is always putting forth the effort to go green and keep producing locally. Pickerington has one of the best farmer’s markets in Central Ohio and it meets consistently throughout the summer selling the freshest produce, baked goods and crafts to the surrounding communities. If sustainability is a passion of yours, Pickerington may be the perfect match for you.

We could go on and on and share our favorite aspects about all the suburbs of Columbus, but these are some of our current favorites. We hope that you check out some of these great locations and share your personal experiences with us. On behalf of Schottenstein Real Estate Group, thank you Columbus!

This article was brought to you by the Schottenstein Real Estate Group.

The Schottenstein Real Estate Group is a leader in Columbus Apartments. The Schottenstein Real Estate Group has the distinct honor of being the only three time Developer of the Year chosen by the Building Industry Association (BIA), SRE Group is respected as one of the leaders in the real estate industry. We are dedicated to creating exceptional communities for living, working, shopping and entertainment. Our key personnel have developed, marketed and managed more than 10,000 for sale homes or condominiums, more than 25,000 rental units and a variety of commercial, retail, land and office projects throughout the Midwest and Florida.

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  • ricospaz

    So.. this was an advertisement? brought to us by the Schottenstein group?

  • RedStorm

    How does Westerville not get listed? Isn’t it technically home to Polaris and Easton? I’m not familiar with where the township lines fall so I may be wrong, but still.

    Dublin – The Irish Festival? The Memorial (and President’s Cup this year)? Golf in general? (Used to host LPGA’s Wendy’s Championship at Tartan Fields) Heck, Cardinal Health is located up that way as a Fortune 100 (?) Company. And Wendy’s HQ’s.

    Grandview is technically a suburb, right?

  • columbusmike

    Come to the surburbs…we’re still cool!!

  • If sustainability is a passion of yours, Pickerington may be the perfect match for you.

    What are things no one has ever thought for $600, Alex?

  • James

    So the following suburbs did not make the short list due to a lack of “close proximity to great dining, entertainment and affordable housing”:
    Hilliard, Whitehall, Bexley, Worthington, Grandview Heights, Canal Winchester, New Albany, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington and Westerville?

  • heresthecasey

    @James, it’s more likely that they didn’t make the list due to their lack of proximity to a Schottenstein Real Estate development.

  • dubdave00

    Wait, I get to bash the places I elected not to live and stick it to the company that’s supporting ColumbusUnderground financially?! Consider my ego stroked!

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