Dublin is a city of growth and wealth. With an unemployment rate at half the national average, the city shows an annual job growth of 1.42 percent. Employers such as Nationwide Insurance and Abercrombie & Fitch attract a large number of professionals to the area, keeping median incomes far above the national average. This lends to a thriving housing market. Annual home appreciation averages at 6.3 percent. Topping off the living statistics in Dublin is education. Public schools in the city spend just shy of $14,000 per student, which is $1,500 more than the national average. There are four high schools, four middle schools and 12 elementary schools in the area, all with great ratings. When the kids graduate high school, the close proximity of Ohio State University means that higher education resources are readily available.

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Sitting just 20 miles from downtown Columbus, Dublin, OH, is a thriving region for intellectuals, families and professionals. Rated as's second-safest city for families with young children, it is full of residential homes and plots. Lot sizes average 0.3 acres and up, which is noticeably larger than the typical 0.25 acres found in most of the country. Dublin homes are spacious and open with room to grow despite being only 20 minutes away from one of Ohio's major cities.

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