Few cities can claim both the roots and values of a small town America and the benefits of living in a growing city. But we can. Big, but not too big, Newark offers a low cost of living, a thriving downtown, and an array of cultural amenities. And with median home values under $130,000 and median rents under $800, Newark presents a range of affordable housing options, as well as short commutes to work of around 25 minutes. Nestled in the heart of Licking County, Newark has always been business savvy, family focused, and small-town friendly.