For the next several months, the City of Pickerington will be dedicating part of its website to message the importance of the 2020 Census and being counted. We begin this message with a Public Service Announcement describing ‘What is the 2020 Census.’
Pickerington is a welcoming community where families can enjoy safe, tree-lined streets and an excellent quality of life. Homebuyers here are greeted by an affordable selection of homes in many attractive neighborhoods. The median housing unit value is $209,225 and more than 82 percent of our residents own their homes. Each tidy neighborhood is within close proximity to Ohio's most outstanding schools. Pickerington Local School District consistently achieves an Excellent in Education ranking. What's more, Pickerington High School sports teams are frequent state champions - giving residents even more to cheer about!
There are economic benefits to owning and operating a business in and around Pickerington. Employers looking to either start or expand a business can expect helpful, customer-oriented assistance from local permitting agencies. Local leaders vigorously pursue economic development that is based on responsible planning and progressive attitudes. With supportive community input, Pickerington continues to attract new businesses that enhance and enrich the local quality of life.
The widening of the SR256 corridor has created opportunities for more office and retail development. Other projects that have helped sustain Pickerington's growth are the Hunter's Run Shopping Center, the Volunteer Energy professional office building, Rule (3) and several new restaurants, such as Roosters, Thai Paradise, and Gionino's Pizzeria.
Additionally, the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce unites local leadership in exploring innovative ways to promote business growth and stable solutions for economic challenges that face our community.
Pickerington offers plenty of business – and pleasure, too! Whether you're looking for a day on the winding trails, a family trip to a museum or basking in the rich history we have to offer, Pickerington has something for everyone. The Columbus region is home to more than fifty colleges and universities.
Pickerington has over 150 acres of park land, including seven distinctive parks that provide quiet relaxation; a day of family recreation; a Friday Night Flick; or sometimes music in our amphitheater. The Parks and Recreation Department of Pickerington maintains these parks – protecting the natural beauty and serene landscape. Playgrounds abound in our community parks and nearby Metro Parks – providing high-energy entertainment for children. The City even owns and operates its own community outdoor swimming pool for added summer fun.
Myriad festivals are held throughout the year in Pickerington. Favorites include: July 4th Celebration; Haunted Village; Olde Village Holiday Gathering; and the Pickerington Youth Fishing Derby. The Pickerington Community Theater also delights with local comedies and dramas.
Residents of Pickerington enjoy a sparkling clean and safe environment thanks to local police and fire departments that vigilantly keep our neighborhoods family-friendly. The quality of emergency medical services provided to the community is supported by a network of local hospitals including a new state-of-the-art free-standing emergency care facility.
All-in-all, Pickerington amenities add up to one great place to be – but don’t take our word for it, come see for yourself!