Old homes are filled with charming details and touches that give them a fascinating appeal. Older Mansfield homes for sale conjure images of strong communities and simpler times. Each home is a reflection of the builder's interests and the style of the era. While purchasing an older home can give you a truly distinctive property, it can also come with unique challenges that you can't ignore.
From the intricacies of the crown molding above an ornate fireplace to the antique door handles and solid oak floors, older homes are filled with fine details that will win your heart over. These finishing touches reflect the trends of the time the house was built and may also include trends from periods when the home underwent renovation or the addition of new rooms. In Ohio, it is not uncommon to find a Victorian-era home with Georgian, Spanish, or Mid-Century Modern accents sprinkled in over the years.
There's no doubt that autumn ranks among the most exciting times of year around Mansfield, with Halloween and harvest-themed events that the whole family will enjoy. Whether you're looking for the scariest haunted houses in the area or the perfect place to take the kids, you'll find it close to home in Mansfield. Our REALTORS® are here to help you scare up some fun with local fall events in the Mansfield area.
Haunting at the Harvest – 4050 Bromfield Road, Lucas, OH 44843
Lucas homes for sale make it easy to visit the historic Malabar Farms State Park, where you can experience the spooky fun of Haunting at the Harvest. Bring the whole family for a haunted hay ride and a hike through the park. There will be a special Halloween movie showing at the barn and plenty of family fun at the Visitor's Center.
Nicknamed the Heart of Ohio for good reason, Mansfield is a city teeming with Midwestern history and beauty. One local landmark, restored to its Roaring Twenties glory, has plenty of both: the Renaissance Theatre. While you're browsing Mansfield homes for sale, get to know the city and its neighborhoods a little better, starting with one of the landmarks that make our downtown district so special. Here's what you need to know about the Renaissance Theatre on Park Avenue.
The Renaissance Theatre started life as a majestic movie house called the Ohio Theater. A Clara Bow movie was the main attraction on opening night, and it thrived for its first two decades, hosting movie premieres and touring Broadway shows when it wasn't showing iconic films like The Wizard of Oz and Casablanca. In 1980, the Ohio Theater became the Renaissance Theatre, and the lights came back on after years of wear and tear. The theater still has its original seats and Grand Baroque design details, but other elements bring it into the 21st century, such as the hydraulic lift in the orchestra pit and the updated glass skywalk connecting the theater to the hotel next door.
Is Halloween your favorite holiday of the year? If you love all things spooky, scary, and sensational, then there are few better places to be than Mansfield for the Halloween season this year. In addition to all of the local events going on throughout October to celebrate Halloween, Mansfield is home to one of the most stunning haunted "houses" in the entire country. The Ohio State Reformatory – a beautiful, historic prison loaded with stories from across the centuries – is the site of the annual "Escape from Blood Prison" haunted house. It's the perfect way to get your adrenaline flowing during the spooky season, and our REALTORS® have all of the haunted details on this popular, local event.
The Ohio State Reformatory was designed by architect Levi T. Schofield, with the first stones for the spectacular structure being laid in 1886. While you definitely won't find it on the list of Mansfield homes for sale, the Ohio State Reformatory did serve as a sort of home throughout its working life. The prison housed some of the most dangerous criminals in Ohio, and ghost stories were very common even before the prison became a well-known historic site.
When you're looking for a new home it's exciting to check out all things to do and features that make the neighborhood unique. You'll always want to know the best places to go to socialize to meet new neighbors and friends. Our REALTORS® know the neighborhoods we serve well and can tell you about some of the great places to go. If you're searching for homes for sale in Shelby, you'll want to be sure to check out The Vault Wine Bar.
Craft brewing has taken the world by storm, creating a vibrant culture of creative and exciting local beers. Though there are countless craft breweries spread all throughout the country, each one reflects the character and traditions of its local community.
Mansfield, Ohio is no stranger to the craft brewing craze.
It's October, and you know what that means. Leaves are changing color, everything is pumpkin spice, and it's time for haunted houses. Though some people don't quite get the thrill of haunted houses, there's something enticing about the idea of getting a scare – as long as it doesn't get out of hand.
In Mansfield, Ohio, family, friends, and neighbors go all out on their haunted house shenanigans. Mansfield is the county seat of Richland County. Home to about 75,000 people, with more than 124,000 in the Greater Metro Area, it is known as the "heart of Ohio." For many brave souls, it is also the heart of Halloween!
When you think of filming sites for some of the most beloved movies ever made, does the city of Mansfield, Ohio spring to mind? It should! In addition the everyday pleasures of living in Mansfield, you'll find that the streets of our city have been walked by some of the biggest stars that Hollywood has to offer, and blockbuster season is about to return to our corner of Ohio with the production of a new Sylvester Stallone film in the city. Our REALTORS® are ready for lights, camera, action, and we've got all the details on why Mansfield is a true Hollywood hot-spot.