Pataskala is alive and well!
The early settlers and Native Americans in the 1800's coined the word Pataskala to mean "bright water by the Licking River." It's now 2014 and our population stands at 15,092 strong.
In 1997 when we took the Village of Pataskala and merged with Lima Township we grew overnight to almost 30 square miles. The small towns of Columbia Center and Summit Station also became a proud part of the makeup of our fair city.
Pataskala is on the verge of exploding in every sense of the word. The passing of the 1% income tax keeps our state of the art Police Department strong, and with the success of securing grants coupled with the share of the income tax, we have begun to rebuild our infrastructure, maintain our bridges and many miles of roads. We attract many businesses, small and large, and are poised to offer many more opportunities and jobs within our 500 acre Ohio Job Ready Site on Broad Street.
Yes, Pataskala is alive and well and growing with the perfect blend of lifestyles. Whether you live here, are visiting, or thinking about moving here and/or bringing a business to Pataskala, I urge you to check out what Pataskala has to offer. We have shops, restaurants, parks, a restored swimming pool and theater, a summertime farmers market, and annual events for the whole family including our Street Fair, Power Show, Christmas Parades and much, much more. Be careful through if you are a visitor, you might just decide to stay for good.
If you should have any questions or comments about Pataskala, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at 740-927-5757 or 614-218-3442.