Mansfield, located in north-central Ohio in Richland County, is an arts-friendly city that's also known for some of the most exciting, full-throttle racing action in the entire state. Downtown Mansfield, always a fun place to visit, has really taken things to new heights in recent years. The city is home to a number of large corporate employers, and has transitioned from a manufacturing-based economy to a more diverse set of local businesses. Mansfield bills itself as The Heart of Ohio, and it's hard not to agree when you get a look at the city skyline, with lush, green forests to frame the scene.
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Mansfield is a mid-sized city, with an estimated population of 46,824 and an average resident age just below the Ohio average of 39.3 years. The cost of living in Mansfield is about 10 percent below the national average, and recent years have seen quite a few new businesses opened in the city's downtown area. 57 percent of Mansfield residents live in family homes, which is a bit below the Ohio average. The history of Mansfield is always on display at the city's many museums, public gathering places, and performance venues. Browse the newest real estate listings in Mansfield, OH.
Mansfield City Schools is a large district, with four elementary schools, one intermediate school, three secondary schools, and a pre-kindergarten education facility. Mansfield students love to show their Tyger Pride, and the city is great place to be if your children love the arts. Downtown Mansfield's art-friendly businesses do a great job creating arts, performance, and dance programs that are enjoyed by people of all ages. The college scene near Mansfield includes North Central State College, Ohio State University Mansfield Campus, and Kenyon College to name a few. Search homes for sale in Mansfield by school district.
The revitalization of Mansfield's downtown has also created quite a few jobs in the arts, food service, and retail. OhioHealth Mansfield is the city's largest employer, contributing 2,500 jobs to the local economy. While manufacturing and production occupations are still important elements of Mansfield's economy, job statistics don't always include all of the new businesses that have come to the city in recent years. Mansfield is becoming a desirable destination for artists, performers, and arts educators, and that trend looks set to continue well into the future.
If you haven't made a trip to Downtown Mansfield in recent years, you're in for a real treat. Downtown Mansfield, Inc. has overseen the impressive growth of the area, highlighted by a fresh farmer's market, Mansfield Arts Center, the gorgeous Renaissance Theatre, and family fun at the Little Buckeye Children's Museum. Downtown Mansfield's restaurant lineup has something for every taste, with plenty of great places to stop for a bite as you explore the city's many art galleries. And if you love to learn about the stories that fill the halls of historic buildings, you're going to enjoy strolling the streets of Mansfield. For intense racing action, it's hard to top the sights, sounds, and thrill of Mansfield Speedway.
Now that you've gotten a taste of what living in Mansfield is all about, it's time to start your home search. Contact our team of Mansfield REALTORS® at Haring Realty to find the best Mansfield homes for sale.
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