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Old 04-17-2008, 04:42 PM
 
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Anyone have any thoughts on which one of these would be better to move to and raise your kids in? Hubby got a job offer in CW but we wanted to check out other possible places to actually live. We have two kids so good schools (public or private) are a must, as well as safety and family friendly neighborhoods of course so....what are your thoughts....

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Old 04-17-2008, 05:27 PM
 
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Both Canal Winchester and Lancaster are nice communities. Canal has become a suburb of Columbus, whereas Lancaster is more of an independent city (vs. a suburb), being the county seat of Fairfield County. From what I know, I think both communities have decent schools.

Have you considered Pickerington? Pickerington is next door to Canal Winchester and has good schools and relatively affordable housing, although a little more expensive than CW or Lancaster. Definitely suburban in character.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:34 AM
 
Location: West LA
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I would pick Canal over Lancaster. In Canal you are closer to Columbus and all the associated things to do there (theatres/restaurants/shopping). I believe Canal has a Skyline Chili too, which always is an important factor...
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:41 PM
 
Location: 77044
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Depends on what you like. Canal is closer to Cols, but Lancaster is much more like a "town".... sidewalks, neighborhoods, summer art festivals, a great 10 day music festival in the summer (no, not a reason to move to a town, but evidence of a cohesive spirit within the community).
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati
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Both Canal Winchester and Lancaster are charming. Pickerington and Grove City might be good alternatives too.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:12 AM
 
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I am also interested in this post and to here the replies because Im trying to decide which is better CW or Westerville, they both look great, but can anyone tell me which is better?
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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I am also interested in this post and to here the replies because Im trying to decide which is better CW or Westerville, they both look great, but can anyone tell me which is better?

It depends what you are interested in. Canal is more separated than Westerville. It is further out. Westerville is more in the middle of things. Also I-71/I-270 is very congested and is what you will travel mostly to go to and from Westerville. I consider Canal more rural (relatively speaking) compared to Westerville. Also check out school districts. I believe Westerville schools are more top notch than Canal. Westerville is closer to down town that Canal.
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