Highlight – Pickerington, Ohio

Pickerington, Ohio is a family-oriented community dedicated to providing an excellent quality of life for residents and visitors. The city of Pickerington is located less than 30 minutes from downtown Columbus, the state capital.

Homebuyers interested in moving to Pickerington will be pleasantly surprised by the great selection of affordable homes in attractive neighborhoods. Each Pickerington neighborhood is strategically located to be close to Ohio’s most outstanding schools.  The Pickerington Local School District is committed to excellence in both education and athletics with schools consistently achieving an Excellent in Education ranking and many Pickerington High School sports teams winning state championships. For those hoping to pursue a higher education, the Columbus region is home to more than fifty colleges and universities.

The city of Pickerington is also dedicated to growing and maintaining a successful business community. Local leaders and the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce vigorously pursue economic development that is based on responsible planning and progressive attitudes. With supportive community input, Pickerington continues to attract new businesses that enhance and enrich the local quality of life. Additionally, construction projects, such as the widening of the Diley Road corridor and the construction on Hunter’s Run Shopping Center, are creating more opportunities for office and retail development around the city.

Those residents and visitors interested in the recreational facilities and events in Pickerington have access to over 150 acres of park land, including five distinctive parks that can provide quiet relaxation, a day of family recreation, a Friday Night Flick, or sometimes music in the amphitheater. The city also maintains several playgrounds in the community parks and provides access to nearby Metro Parks, which helps provide high-energy entertainment for children. For something a bit more relaxing, try a walk through the winding park trails. The City also owns and operates a community outdoor swimming pool for added summer fun.

Sycamore Park has a variety of shelters, grills, a skate park, soccer fields, a putting green, softball fields, a bike trail, a beautiful covered bridge, a pond, an arboretum, an amphitheater,tennis courts, a basketball court, a gazebo, playgrounds, swing sets, and a sledding hill. Victory Park also has a shelter, a basketball court, a bike trail, a playground, tennis courts, grills, and a seasonal ice rink.

In addition to a wealth of recreation-resources, Pickerington also hosts a variety of festivals and cultural events throughout the year. Favorite festivals include the Violet Festival, the Taste of Pickerington; Kidzfest; Haunted Village; Olde Village Holiday; and the Pickerington Youth Fishing Derby. The Pickerington Community Theater also offers entertainment by putting on comedies and dramas.

For more information on all of the great things Pickerington has to offer, check out their website here.

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