Ashland, Ohio is a very friendly place where new residents are welcomed with open arms. As you approach its city limits, you will be greeted by a welcome sign that proclaims Ashland the World Headquarters of Nice People and it's hard to argue with that distinction. It is a mid-sized city with abundant tree coverage, beautiful parks and outdoor spaces that are perfect for big events like the city's annual Balloonfest extravaganza.
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Demographically, Ashland is very similar to other nearby Ohio cities. The city has an estimated population of 20,218 residents, and a median resident age of 37 years. One of the perks of living here is its low cost of living which comes in more than 20% below the national average. Ashland University, located in the heart of the city, has a student body of about 3,500 members. Thanks to its commitment to green living and nature preservation, Ashland has earned the prestigious Tree City USA designation. Get more Ashland demographic information.
Homes for sale in Ashland have a suburban feel thanks to the city's commitment to green living. It is also a very affordable place to shop for a home, and there are often great bargains to be found in the area. Homes in the city make excellent use of outdoor space with attractive landscaping and plenty of room for the kids to have fun outside. Get the newest real estate listings in Ashland, OH.
Education in the city is handled by the Ashland City School District which is home to quite a few highly rated schools. Highlights include Ashland High, Crestview High, Crestview Middle and Montgomery Elementary. Just under 40% of adults in the city have earned a college degree, and there are some excellent colleges nearby. Colleges in the Ashland area include Ashland University, the College of Wooster, North Central State College and Oberlin College. Search homes for sale in Ashland by school district.
Ashland University is an important part of the community, and creates quite a few education jobs in the city. Overall, the most popular industries for Ashland residents include manufacturing, production, retail sales, and of course education. The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce does a great job of assisting local small businesses, and helping new entrepreneurs get started on the path to success in Ashland, Ohio.
We mentioned Ashland's Balloonfest in the opening, so we won't leave you hanging. Every summer, vendors, performers, and a host of hot-air balloons descend on Ashland for a huge celebration. It's the type of event that the whole family will enjoy, and a great example of Ashland's community spirit. There's plenty of everyday fun to be had as well in Ashland's downtown shopping area, which features a fun mix of big names and local favorites.
As you'd expect from a Tree City USA member, there are some truly stunning parks and campgrounds around Ashland. Perfect for a picnic, afternoon hike, or a staycation that puts you in touch with nature. Sampling the flavors of Ashland's fresh, local dining scene is the perfect way to recharge after a day of adventuring, and set the stage for a night on the town.
Are you ready to find your next home in the one and only World Headquarters for Nice People? Contact Haring Realty to find Ashland, OH homes for sale or to put your property on the market.
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