Ten Great Columbus Area Communities

Posted on: January 31st, 2019

You can’t go wrong building a new home or putting your roots down in one of Columbus’ move-in ready homes. With a wide variety of attractions, amenities, family-friendly events, city life and natural rural charm, Columbus is full of fun, affordable and an unexpectedly cool city to call home. To help narrow down your search, here are our top picks for cities that you should consider when looking for a new home builder or move-in ready home in Central Ohio.

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Obetz. The town of Obetz is located just five miles south of Columbus and provides a lovely small hometown feel with all the amenities of a larger metropolis. Obetz’s Fortress Field is a 6,500 seat field, home to the Ohio Machine, a Major League Lacrosse professional men’s field lacrosse team . Top-notch school system with the Ohio Department of Education recently announcing Hamilton Elementary School as the only public school in Franklin county to earn the 2018 School of Honor – High Progress award. Annual festivals such as the Zucchinifest are sure to create memorable experiences for young and old alike. And if you think lady luck is on your side, you may want to hop on over to the Eldorado Scioto Downs for a different kind of excitement.

Pataskala. If you are looking for local charm and character, look no further than Pataskala. Located in Licking County, east of downtown Columbus, this quaint little town offers families a great place to live, work and play. Home to an Amazon fulfillment center, Pataskala is a prime location for economic opportunity with direct access to the distribution, manufacturing and warehousing industries. New home builders and move-in ready homes provides an opportunity to call Pataskala home. Take a short car ride and explore Lynd’s Fruit Farm where you can pick apples, pumpkins, walk the corn maze or shop the local market.

Galena. Offering both city excitement and quiet suburban living, Galena is just 10 minutes from the northside of Columbus and is one of Ohio’s fastest growing cities. Home to the top-ranked Olentangy Local School District, this community offers many attractions for the whole family to enjoy. A major perk to living in Galena is Alum Creek State Park, a 3,300 acre lake with a campground, cabins, dog park, hiking trails and swimming beach. The fun doesn’t stop there. With local restaurants, craft breweries and Tanger Outlet Mall, this city has attracted many new home builders and continues to be a desirable location.

Marysville. Known for its longtime slogan “Where the Grass is Greener”, Marysville was designated a “Preserve America Community, by former First Lady, Laura Bush. Home to Honda, Nestlé and Scott’s Miracle-Gro Company, Marysville serves as headquarters for large businesses, research and development operations and production facilities. Marysville has something for everyone, providing a small-town feel, with access to Columbus, less than 20 miles away. And with an interstate system that forms a loop around the city, cross town travel is convenient and easy. Although the city is well-established, there are still new home builders and move-in ready homes available throughout Marysville.

Delaware. Against a breathtaking rural backdrop in Delaware County sits the city of Delaware. Families looking for new home builders or move-in ready homes with serene surroundings will love Delaware. Enjoy downtown by making your way to historical Delaware’s Main Street for First Fridays and indulge in a great food from Buns Restaurant, a Delaware staple since 1864. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Take a short car ride and explore the Columbus Zoo, home to over 7,000 animals, representing over 800 species.

Commercial Point. Right outside of one of Columbus’ most popular suburbs lies Commercial Point. Home to the award-winning Teays Valley Local Schools, Commercial Point offers a quiet rural lifestyle, close to amenities, hospitals and shopping. With a lower tax rate, this special community continues to attract those looking for laid-back living. Head over to Pinnacle Golf Course where you can hone your skills on an 18- hole champion course, and then stop in the clubhouse for great eats. Whether you want to just sit back and relax or enjoy a bit of outdoor fun, Commercial Point is a great place to call home so check out new home builders and move-in ready homes.

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Granville. New and move in ready homes in Granville seeing a new rise in demand. Located just 20 miles east of Columbus in Licking County, Granville has the quaint feel of a small town, but some really great amenities. Take a walk through this quaint, New England style town with its distinct architecture and you’ll feel right at home. Explore Granville’s Farmer’s Market and shop the craftsmanship on offer from local vendors. Cheer on the home team at Denison University, a university committed to a broad-based program of intercollegiate athletics, sponsoring 23 varsity sports. Or tee off at one of the area’s many golf courses.

Pickerington. Located 27 miles east of Columbus in Fairfield County, is the quiet town of Pickerington. If you like a sense of community and small town feel near a larger city, seek a new home builder or move-in ready home in Pickerington. Known for being a sports town, both Pickerington High Schools have state-winning teams. Home to the Violet Festival and Slate Run Living Historical Farm, Pickerington is home to a charming community. Shop in the historic downtown area, where you can find priceless treasures and great restaurants.

Ostrander. A growing area outside of Columbus, Ostrander, hosts some of the best Fourth of July and Halloween celebrations in Central Ohio. A top place to live in Ohio, Ostrander is known for its small community feel. New home builders and move-in ready homes are expected to remain in high demand in Ostrander because of its safety rating, exceptional schools and family friendly atmosphere. Stop by Leeds Farms with plenty of farm and fun activities to keep your family moving all day, including barnyard activities and hayrides. Buckeye Valley Schools, rated one of U.S. News Best High Schools, are the pride of Ostrander, with a brand new elementary school coming soon!

new home builder columbusCanal Winchester. Just a 20-minute drive from Columbus into Canal Winchester is known for bringing an “ag-urban” vibe. This community offers a great economic outlook on businesses as well as a great place to raise a family. Access to interstate 33 has played a major role in the town’s growth and overall success. Growing for young families and professionals, there is plenty of room to grow and new home builders are loving it. New businesses such as the BrewDog USA are bringing a new vibe into this community. The popular Blues and Ribfest foster a sense of community that the town is known for.


Whether you enjoy living in the country or being close to the bright lights of the big city, Columbus and its suburbs have something for every new home buyer. If you and your family are looking for your dream home in any of our top city picks, contact Westport Homes today. Westport Homes is a trusted, quality new home builder with gorgeous new and move-in ready homes available in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio.

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