The Hidden Gems of the Emerald City

Lesser-Known Fascinating Facts & Landmarks To Share With Your Clients That Make the City of Dublin, Ohio Even Better

When it comes to Dublin, Ohio’s reputation, most folks can easily point to the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament at the Muirfield Village and the world-renowned Columbus Zoo as top-tier highlights. The city is renowned for its traffic roundabouts and known for its annual Dublin Irish Festival. However, living in the shadows of these incredibly popular points of interest are a number of other hidden treasures that the city has to offer residents and visitors.

Rockford Homes is here to unwrap a few of these local secrets for you!

Take a Walk Down Old Dublin

A downtown stroll on Sunday afternoon is one of the quaintest experiences you can come across throughout the entirety of Columbus. Populated by boutique shops, coffee spots and charming restaurants, Historic Dublin is the perfect place to grab brunch, snag a gift for the parents and log a few steps for your Fitbit. Have a sweet tooth? Local secret-turned national treasure Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream has you covered. Craving an excellent cup of coffee? Winan’s Chocolates & Coffees is just a block away on your journey! Even if you just want to people watch or explore the local culture, “Old Dublin” possesses a wealth of entertainment for the entire family.

A-Maize-ing Oddball Art Pieces

Dublin embraces the arts, but it’s also not afraid to welcome the weird! The “Field of Corn” is a public art installation that consists of, you guessed it, 109 ears of hand-crafted, human-sized ears of corn. Acting as a reminder of the city’s rich agricultural roots and a testament to its economic growth, these colossal corn cobs make for a great group photo and an amusing footnote to share with your friends.

The Hunt Is On!

While we’re on to topic of creativity within the city, the Dublin Art’s Council ensures every resident and visitor can get a glimpse of artistic genius wherever they may go. On top of this, the group has commissioned an interactive installment called “Riverboxes” to further engage foot-traffickers. These Riverboxes are littered throughout town and consist of artist-made stamps, journals, historical information and environmental data. Find a Riverbox? Snap a picture, post it to your socials and, if you want to, leave an artifact or letter of your own behind for the next discoverer!

Happy Trails for Passionate Pedalars

Fans of cycling and veterans of Pelotonia rejoice, as Dublin proudly boasts almost 100 miles of citywide bike paths. Official bicycle ambassadors routinely travel the trails to minimize potential hazards and ensure optimal safety for all riders. And don’t worry if you catch a flat while on your 2-wheeled excursion – there are repair stations conveniently placed along the trails!

The Resident Champion

Are you a Buckeye fan or an alumnus of The Ohio State University? Well, here’s an added bonus! Dublin is the home of notorious head football coach (and local hero) Urban Meyer. If you’re looking to reside in the same city as one of the game’s top minds – and if you’re cool with casually seeing thee man throughout town – now is the perfect time to get yourself to Dublin, Ohio!

Have your own Dublin hidden treasure you’d like to share? Looking for additional information about homes for sale in Dublin, Ohio? Tour our new model in Jerome Village today! 

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