With the beautiful streetscape in Old Hilliard and addition of new businesses to the community, Hilliard is a vibrant area. The school district is among the best in the state of Ohio and the city values its young residents and their achievements. The community boasts numerous events, parks, paths, and trails; and is proud to be the hometown of the Franklin County Fairgrounds and Historical Village. The City of Hilliard was selected one of the state’s “Best Hometowns” for 2012 by Ohio Magazine. Ohio Magazine chose Hilliard based on six criteria: community spirit, business environment, heritage and culture, education, entertainment, and health and safety.