Mar 11, 2024 Buying Land

Best Areas to Build in Ohio: Johnstown

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: Johnstown.

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.

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

The biggest upside of Johnstown, OH: Low cost of living

Johnstown, 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.

Here are other reasons why many homebuyers consider Johnstown as their forever location:

  • According to, Johnstown is a great community to raise your children. Known for friendly residents and an extremely low crime rate, this safe, welcoming community comes together for many events throughout the year.
  • Johnstown is an up-and-coming community due to the new Intel plant coming, so many new jobs will be created and growth is expected.
  • Johnstown is currently home to around 5,000 residents.
  • The town was founded in 1813 by Dr. Oliver Bigelow.
  • Convenience is key with an ideal location that puts you within a 30-minute drive to Columbus, Newark, Mount Vernon, and the city of Delaware.
  • The median age of Johnstown’s residents is 31.4, which is lower than the median age of the US – so it’s a community of younger individuals.

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.

Young Professionals Love Johnstown

Rated as a top location for young professionals in Licking County, Johnstown, Ohio is a popular hub for new graduates, young couples, and families. Drawn by job opportunities, a low cost of living, as well as great schools, residents love what Johnstown has to offer.

Popular places to visit in Johnstown, Ohio

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Top sold Wayne Homes plans in Licking County

The nearest Model Home Sales Centers to Johnstown 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 Johnstown.

Ready to find some land in Johnstown, 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.

Wayne Homes is a custom home builder 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.

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