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Old 11-15-2011, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Smile Most rural towns near Columbus

I'm actually born and raised in Ohio but was just looking for some opinions on what are the most rural towns within 20 miles of Columbus.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Johnstown, Marysville, West Jefferson, Carroll, Pataskala, all have rural small town feel.
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:21 AM
 
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Johnstown, Marysville, West Jefferson, Carroll, Pataskala, all have rural small town feel.
I respectfully disagree, The towns you mention have lost their small town feel and have become outer ring suburbs of Columbus. There are no rural small towns within 20 miles of Columbus.
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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I respectfully disagree, The towns you mention have lost their small town feel and have become outer ring suburbs of Columbus. There are no rural small towns within 20 miles of Columbus.
To some degree, I agree with you. I used to work in West Jeff and it still had a very small town feel, and that may not change too much in the future. It's within like 10 miles from Columbus city limits, but it has the advantage of being near the Big Darby watershed. Western Franklin and eastern Madison Counties have strict development rules which will limit just how much can be built there.

To compare, here are the growth for those villages/cities mentioned since 2000:

Johnstown: +34.7%
Marysville: +38.6%
Carroll: +7.4%
Pataskala: +46%
West Jefferson: -2.5%

So unlike most places in the Columbus metro, West Jeff is actually seeing a loss and seems to, so far, be maintaining a small-town, rural feel.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Let me elaborate a little more. I do like a small-town feel but what I most enjoy is the countryside. I understand that it isn't gonna get much country within 20 or so miles from Columbus, but i'm looking close to that as I can get. I love rolling hills, open land, farms, trees, creeks, ponds etc. I just went out torward Madison lake couple days ago and felt really nice out that way, I also like when I head out torward Darby Creek. Only prob is closest apartment to Darby creek isn't like that at all becouse it is closer to Sullivant and anybody who knows anything about sullivant knows it isn't rural or for that matter a street I want to live by. Out by Madison lake is just too far... West Jeff is very nice but does anybody know any cheap apartents in the area?
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Columbus
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Let me elaborate a little more. I do like a small-town feel but what I most enjoy is the countryside. I understand that it isn't gonna get much country within 20 or so miles from Columbus, but i'm looking close to that as I can get. I love rolling hills, open land, farms, trees, creeks, ponds etc. I just went out torward Madison lake couple days ago and felt really nice out that way, I also like when I head out torward Darby Creek. Only prob is closest apartment to Darby creek isn't like that at all becouse it is closer to Sullivant and anybody who knows anything about sullivant knows it isn't rural or for that matter a street I want to live by. Out by Madison lake is just too far... West Jeff is very nice but does anybody know any cheap apartents in the area?
Granville in Licking County.
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Is this a very nice country area? It is almost 35 miles away...

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Granville in Licking County.
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Is this a very nice country area? It is almost 35 miles away...
It's a nice area, but seems to be rapidly losing the country feel. Granville grew over 78% in the last 10 years.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Columbus
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Is this a very nice country area? It is almost 35 miles away...
It's not that far from New Albany. 16 miles. Lot's of rural area between Granville-New Albany. And it's only 8 miles to Newark.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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I respectfully disagree, The towns you mention have lost their small town feel and have become outer ring suburbs of Columbus. There are no rural small towns within 20 miles of Columbus.
He asked the MOST rural towns within 20 miles, and I gave him some options.

Plus, besides Pataskala and maybe West Jeff (with Lake Darby included), those towns have no suburban connection to Columbus. There's plenty of country between them and the suburbs.
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