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Get to know Newark

Newark, affectionately nicknamed “Nerk” by its residents in a nod to the local pronunciation, is the central prong of a micropolitan tri-town region. Flanked by Heath and Granville, Newark is the largest of the three and located 33 miles east of Columbus, at the confluence of Licking River’s two forks. Proximity to Columbus is just a small part of Newark’s appeal. Historic Newark Square is a vibrant business and social center, with plenty of green space and anchored by the Art Deco Midland Theater. Hop over to Granville for a picture-postcard village that’s home to Denison University and New England-style architecture, all with a college town energy. Newark has a strong arts and culture scene, including several well-respected museums, a giant basket-shaped building as a local landmark, and plenty of independent stores and restaurants, making it a central Ohio suburb that more than stands on its own.

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“Columbus is a town in which almost anything is likely to happen and in which almost everything has,” wrote native son James Thurber. It’s true that Columbus, in its own unassuming way, has grown into a great metropolis, with something for almost everyone. Columbus is Ohio’s state capital and is also the center of Buckeye pride. Columbus is home to The Ohio State University, the state’s flagship, and the Buckeyes are a college football powerhouse. This is a town that roars on game day and if you hear someone yelling O-H, better yell back I-O. But Columbus is much more than football and the university. It’s also thriving economically, home to multinational and Fortune 500 headquarters, a flourishing tech scene with both outposts of established companies and an expanding start-up culture, and a strong manufacturing sector. Greater Columbus comprises ten counties, which includes farmland, quaint villages, lakefront living, planned communities, traditional suburbs, and grand exurbs.