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As the name suggests, the City of Dublin has decidedly Irish roots. An annual Irish festival that takes place in the city every year is one of the largest Irish festivals in the United States, and the city's St. Patrick's Day celebration is large and enthusiastic. In addition to being known for its Irish heritage, Dublin is also known for the Memorial Tournament, which is an annual golf tournament run by the PGA that takes place each year in May or June. A Columbus suburb, Dublin is centrally located in the state of Ohio, and it extends into Franklin, Delaware, and Union Counties.
Shopping and Dining
The Mall at Tuttle Crossing is one of the most prominent shopping centers in Dublin. Retail shopping opportunities at this location include a Macy's, Best Buy Mobile, gameStop, and New York & Company. Other shopping possibilities near Dublin include Northridge Plaza in Dublin and Avery Square. There is a Walmart Supercenter located in Dublin on Britton Parkway and a Giant Eagle on Perimeter Loop Road. This Giant Eagle offers a pharmacy, and there is also a CVS pharmacy found in Dublin on West Bridge Street.
Tucci's on North High Street in Dublin consistently receives high ratings as a fine dining destination. Residents of Dublin real estate can also head to Oscars or J. Liu Restaurant & Bar on West Bridge Street for a good meal. For an exotic meal with a Mediterranean/Turkish flavor, area residents can consider giving Cafe Istanbul on Riverside Drive a try. Fast food dining options around Dublin include Taco Bell on Tuttle Crossing Boulevard, Chick-Fil-A, and Skyline Chili on Sawmill Road.
Parks and Recreation
There are around 1,000 acres of park land in Dublin. This includes bike trails, river frontage, and hiking areas. There are 39 different developed parks within the city. Among these parks are Indian Run Falls Park, Kiwanis Riverway Park, Sycamore Ridge Park, and Dublin Veterans Park. Further afield, Highbanks Metro Park to the northeast and Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park provide large natural spaces where residents of Dublin real estate can come to explore the outdoors.
Parks in Dublin are known for showcasing outdoor sculptures. In 1988, the Dublin Arts Council established a program to create the Art in Public Places collection. Since the program was created, Dublin's outdoor sculptures have gained notoriety nationwide and have drawn visitors to the city. Among outdoor artworks in Dublin are the "Leatherlips" portrait of a Native American Chief and the "Field of Corn" sculpture.
Dublin offers its own recreation center on Post Road. The Dublin Community Recreation Center offers aquatic activities, organized sports, a theater, fitness programs, and many additional community events throughout the year. Other recreational resources that are easily accessible to residents of Dublin real estate include the Brookside Golf & Country Club to the northeast and Life Time Fitness on Hard Road.
The city of Dublin had a population of just under 43,000 as of 2012. The population rose by more than a third between 2000 and 2012 as many new residents have come to the community to take advantage of job availability and a relatively high standard of living in the area. The unemployment rate in Dublin was more than 2 percent less than the unemployment rate in Ohio overall in 2013. The cost of living in Dublin is roughly on par with the average in the United States. However, home values are fairly high in Dublin. The median home or condo value in Dublin was $317,183. This is almost $200,000 more than the median value in Ohio overall.
Schools, Health, and Transportation
The Dublin City School District runs 13 elementary schools, four middle schools, and three high schools in Dublin. However, some public schools in Dublin are run by another school district, the Hilliard City School District. Parents in Dublin also have the option of sending their children to private school. Private schools in and around Dublin include St. Brendan School in Hilliard, St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic School, and Meadows Academy. The closest universities to Dublin are Ohio State University- Main Campus, Otterbein College in Westerville, and Columbus State Community College.
Dublin Methodist Hospital on Hospital Avenue is an acute care facility that provides medical services to those residing in Dublin real estate. in addition, there are several hospitals in nearby Columbus that offer healthcare services. These include Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Ohio State University Medical Center on West 9th Avenue.
Dublin residents can take advantage of public transportation provided by COTA to get around the Columbus area. Bus service routes 56 and 58 serve the southeastern part of Dublin. Other transportation resources around Columbus include an Amtrak station located on East Town Street in Columbus and the Port Columbus International Airport.