With over 20 square miles of Irish attitude, spanning the northwest corner of I-270, Dublin sits on the banks of the Scioto River and is one of Columbus’ oldest neighborhoods. Take their slogan to heart and there will be no trouble fitting in: “Irish is an Attitude.” Suburban housing, an ethnically diverse community and a budding young adult urban oasis aids in promoting the growth of the city and local businesses.
And Dublin is flux with businesses – over 3,000 with nearly 60,000 employees. The city is also the largest suburb of Columbus, with nearly 49,000 residents.
Nestled inside Dublin-proper is the “walkable” Dublin Historic District, with a mix of local retail shops and restaurants that appeal to all ages. Take a stroll to discover fine dining at Mezzo, Mr. Sushi, Tucci’s, and J. Liu, or indulge your sweet tooth at Graeter’s or Winans Fine Chocolate.
The development of the Bridge Street District continues to be a major focus to bring a denser, mixed-use environment to the area. The Bridge Street Corridor is Dublin’s centerpiece, highlighted with rooftop bars, hopping breweries, expanding startups, and scenic views. Another gem of the Emerald City is a newly opened 760-foot long Pedestrian Bridge, spanning the Scioto River and connecting Historic Dublin with Bridge Street.
There are also more than 100 miles of bike trails here, which add to the green-living Dublin strives to achieve. Internationally recognized, the Dublin Art in Public Places Program contains over 70 installations and features some of Dublin’s most unique attributes, including Leatherlips at Scioto Park and Field of Corn at Frantz Park.
The Memorial Tournament is hosted annually in Dublin, bringing celebrities, athletes, media, and locals to one spot for a competitive week of golf. Played on Jack Nicklaus’ designed course at Muirfield Village Golf Club since 1976, it is one event that golfers, from novice to professionals, don’t ever miss. And the three-day Dublin Irish Festival in August includes everything Irish from shops and food to music. The festival is among the largest in the world and holds the current Guinness World Record for the largest Irish jig.