May 23, 2024 Building a Custom Home

Best Places to Build in Ohio: Pataskala

The first step to building your dream home with Wayne is finding the right land! We are breaking down one of the hottest areas to build in Ohio: Pataskala.

Before we dive into where you want to live, take a look at our Guide to Finding Land.

It has some great tips on how to find the perfect piece of land for your future home. We know there are a lot of considerations that go into the land-finding process. It’s not always easy to know what to look for, or even where to start looking. You have to take a lot of information into account, including distance to work, school district ratings, walkability, access to the amenities and resources you and your family needs, and a lot more.

Another resource we have is our Preferred Realtor Page.

This is where we list Realtors we’ve previously worked with who are knowledgeable about available land in the area. Sometimes all it takes is connecting with a Realtor partner to find the perfect piece of property for your future home.

Pataskala, Ohio, is a popular place to build for many reasons, but here are some of the biggest perks of living in Pataskala.

  • The biggest upside of Pataskala, OH: Low cost of living. Pataskala, Ohio gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 90.4, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 9.6% lower than the U.S. average and 9.3% lower than the average for Ohio.
  • According to, Pataskala is a great community to raise your children. Known for its small-town feel, great location, and low crime rate, this safe, welcoming community comes together for many events throughout the year.
  • Pataskala is currently home to more than 15,000 residents.
  • The town was laid out in 1851 when the railroad was extended to that point. “Pataskala” is a name derived from the Delaware language.
  • Pataskala was originally called Conine Town, after an early settler of the area, Richard Conine, and his wife Sarah (Van Dorn) Conine.
  • Convenience is key with an ideal location that puts you less than 22 miles from Columbus.
  • According to recent projections, the job growth rate in Pataskala is expected to be 26.84%, meaning more jobs and continued growth of the area.

Spotlight on Licking County

The perfect mix of small-town charm and big-city benefits, Licking County offers a high quality of life and low cost of living with exemplary infrastructure, exciting amenities, top-notch schools, friendly neighbors, and uncommon natural beauty.

A Great Place to Raise a Family

Rated as a top location for families in Licking County, Pataskala, Ohio is a popular hub for growing families looking for a safe place to raise children with good schools. Drawn to its small-town charm and wide-open spaces, residents of Pataskala enjoy a wonderful way of life.

Pataskala’s local culture centers around the downtown area, community events, and the city’s parks.

If you’re in the mood to do a little shopping, most of the city’s businesses are concentrated in the downtown district and along Broad Street. You’ll find many locally owned and family-operated businesses as well as a few chain stores.

Pataskala has several parks where residents can take advantage of the fresh air, and the largest of these is the Thomas J. Evans Foundation Park. Here, residents can explore the park’s 78 acres, which include two playgrounds, softball and soccer fields, and a walking trail. This park also hosts the city’s Antique Power Show, usually held in early autumn, where the tractor pull and antique vehicles are the main attractions.

Top Wayne Homes Floor Plans in Pataskala, Ohio:

The nearest Model Home Sales Centers to Pataskala are the Newark and Delaware locations.

Stop by and say hi to us when you’re looking at lots. We can’t wait to get a plan together for your new home in Pataskala.

Ready to find some land in Pataskala, Ohio to build on?

We can help! Contact us, and we can provide you the resources you need to get started on your path to home.

About Wayne Homes

Wayne Homes is a custom homebuilder in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia (see all Model Home Centers). We offer more than 50 fully customizable floorplans and a team dedicated to providing the best experience in the home building industry. For more information, Ask Julie by Live Chat or call us at (866) 253-6807.

Disclaimer: The details of this blog are accurate as of the publish date, but are subject to change.

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