One hour northeast of Columbus Ohio, you will find the lovely town of Mt Vernon. With less than seventeen thousand residents, you’ll get the feel of a bigger town without all the traffic and noise. There are great places to eat, and things to see and do, and overall it is the perfect place to begin your search for Mt Vernon Ohio homes for sale.
Becoming a village in 1830, then a town in 1845, and finally a city in 1880, Mt Vernon has a colorful history and tons of stories of its residents throughout the past 150 years. It was named after the famed home owned and lived in by the first US president, George Washington. The historical Woodward Opera House, the oldest of its kind in the US, is located downtown and is constantly being restored and cared for, as is the whole of the downtown area.
Mt Vernon City Schools consist of Columbia, Dan Emmett, East, Pleasant Street, Twin Oak, and Wiggin elementary schools. There is a middle school and a high school, and also a Digital Academy. The school district provides all information needed for parents on its website, and there are regular extracurricular activities for parents and students alike.
There are tons of natural places in the area to visit, including Ariel-Foundation park, Memorial park, Heritage Center park, Shellmar park, Mavis Island, and Arch and Hiawatha parks. Boating, fishing, and water recreation are all available at nearby lakes and reserves, so finding some family time to get out in nature should be easy to do.
In and around the Mt Vernon area, you will find a whole host of companies looking to hire great employees. On any given day an internet search will show you the following types of opportunities. International Paper Company, Nazarene University, Sherwin Williams, Owens Corning, Tim Hortons, Adecco Staffing, and Story Cannabis Company are just a few of the many listings you will find for great employment opportunities in the area.
Crime is Mt Vernon is in line with the national average for cities its size. Meaning, only eight out of one thousand residents will experience a crime each year, and most of those are petty theft. The Mt Vernon police department has twenty-two officers, four detectives, and a well-trained staff to help protect you and your family. The Mt Vernon fire department was established in 1891 and presently has 40 employees on staff to make sure you and your property and well looked after. If you happen to need medical attention, Knox Community Hospital is well known for its kind and attentive staff and doctors.
International cuisine or down-home favorites are always available if you are itching to get out and eat. Some of the most notable establishments include The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge, Southside Diner, Fiesta Mexicana, Steins Brewing Co, Mazzas’s, and Flapper’s Bar & Grille.
There are many reasons to search the Mt Vernon Ohio real estate market, and food and entertainment are one of them. No matter what you are looking for in the way of a home for a single person or for an entire family, the Mt Vernon Ohio real estate market has what you need.