With over 20 square miles of Irish attitude, 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.
Dublin has so many businesses – over 3,000 with nearly 60,000 employees – that it is divided into districts based on type of business: West Innovation, Perimeter Commerce, Shier Rings TechFlex, Emerald Corporate, Bridge Street, Metro Office, and Blazer Research. Dublin spans the northwest corner of I-270 providing easy interstate access and brief commute to anywhere in Columbus.
“Walk-able” is the best way to describe the Dublin Historic District. With a mix of local retail shops, restaurants and businesses, this bustling area appeals to all ages. The redevelopment of the Bridge Street District continues to be a major focus of the city in an effort to bring a denser, mixed use environment to the area.
The Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC), an 110,000-square-foot facility, offers a wide range of activities complimented by 56 parks, each with a name unique to its history, plus over 100 miles of bike trails which adds to the green-living Dublin strives to achieve.
The Memorial Tournament is one event that golfers, from novice to pro, will not want to miss. Adding an international flair, Dublin proudly hosts the prestigious President’s Cup, a biennial event developed to give the world’s best non-European players an opportunity to compete in international team match-play competition.
The 3-day Dublin Irish Festival includes everything Irish from shops, food, activities, music, and more. In 2012, more than 86,000 visitors and 1,400 volunteers helped the Emerald City recycle 6.75 tons of waste and composted another half-ton of food material. The festival is among the largest in the world.