This town, which is near Jefferson Township in Franklin County, was originally named after the salt licks in the area, but these days it's so much more. In Blacklick you've found a home where you can be both miles away from it all, and right next door to the culture, arts groups, sports teams, and other amenities of Columbus, Ohio.
Tempting as it may be to head out to Columbus for fun, the community of Blacklick can sustain your social calendar on its own. Local businesses add color to the landscape, bringing together friends, neighbors, and even strangers around the dinner table. A good choice for a family night out is the Big Cheese Pizzeria. Locals come here for the pizza, of course, but also for their hearty subs. Black Lick Wine and Spirits is another local business. Whether united by bar, table, or something else entirely, we think you'll find a small-town sense of community alive and well in this little city on the outskirts of Columbus.
When you want to escape, look no further than the Blacklick Woods, which is composed of over 600 acres of untouched wilderness. Although most parents would enjoy a few hours alone with their thoughts, you don't have to leave the kids at home to enjoy a great jog or get lost in nature. Local parents can enroll their children in fun, hand's-on courses such as "Give Me a Bug Lite," for all the budding entomologists, and "Wildlife CSI," for kids who can't get enough of detective shows. The Woods are truly wild here--you never know when you might get up close and personal with a stag, or come across a patch of swampland. When asked to name America's wildest places, our thoughts typically run to the west, and to the mountains. But after a day in the Blacklick Woods you might be persuaded that some of the wildest places in the country, are right here in Ohio!
Columbus, one of the most fascinating and cultured cities in the Midwest, shares Franklin County with the town of Blacklick, shortening your commute to work and ensuring you a short ride home after a concert, lecture, or performance downtown. Among the sights you'll want to see include the skyline (complete with futuristic sky walks, designed to make pedestrians safer--and your new city a little cooler), the North Arts district, and the Ohio State University, one of the world's largest and most prolific institutions of higher learning.
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