Crestline, Ohio was first settled as a transportation hub for passing trains in the 1850s, and the village still wears that history proudly, today. Crestline's motto is “All Tracks Lead Here,” and its location in north-central Ohio still puts it in the center of the action. Today, Crestline has grown into a thriving village, known for family fun, fresh farmer's markets, and community events that bring the whole village together. Many of the major railways that gave Crestline its start continue to operate today, so the village is still a transportation hub in addition to all of its other charms.
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Crestline is classified as a village based on Ohio's guidelines, with a population of 4,630 proud residents as of the 2010 Census. The village's history as a rail depot means that you'll find quite a few historic homes in town, mixed in with the attractive new construction in the area. Crestline also boasts a very affordable cost of living, which checks in more than 20 percent below the national average. The average age in Crestline is 40.6 years, with many residents living in family homes. Crime rates in Crestline are exceptionally low across the board, making it one of the safest places in Ohio to call home. The village is home to a total of 17 churches, which also play an active role in the community. Browse the newest real estate listings in Crestline, OH.
Education in Crestline is covered by the Crestline Exempted Village District, which is well-regarded by local parents. Schools in the district include Crestline High, Crestline Elementary, and Crestline Middle School. The district also offers pre-K education at Crestline Pre-school, for students who aren't yet old enough for elementary school. Your college-age kids will also have some excellent options to choose from, including Heidelberg University, North Central State College, Ohio State University Marion Campus, and Kenyon College. Search homes for sale in Crestline by school district.
According to the city website, major employers in Crestline include PGW Industries, which specializes in glass fabrication, TASCO Thompson and Sons, Fowler Products, and Campbell Technological Resources, Inc. Crestline is a place where the manufacturing industry is still going strong, but there are plenty of other options, as well. The Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce does a great job supporting small businesses, so this is an excellent area to work at a small business or even start one of your own.
Crestline is the sort of town where relaxation and community fun go hand-in-hand. Just before autumn each year, the whole town comes out for the Harvest Festival, with live music, great food, and a collection of contests that you don't want to miss. During the summer, the town heads to the community pool to cool off, before taking in a show from the free summer concert series during the evening. You'll also find plenty of fresh food and friendly faces at Crestline's farmer's market, which runs from 3 to 6 pm on every Tuesday throughout the summer. The Shunk Museum, located in the historic Hoffman House, is the perfect place to stop if you want to learn more about Crestline's fascinating history.
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