Overview of Marion
The city of Marion is located in north central Ohio, approximately 43 miles north of Columbus in Marion County. Marion apartments for rent offer attractive options for joining the approximately 37,000 people living across the 11.74 square miles of land.
According to its website, Marion is a progressive city and residents can enjoy the benefits of easily accessible and convenient transportation options. The city is situated in the rich agricultural area of north central Ohio, and the majority of major metropolitan markets in the eastern, northern and midwestern United States are easily accessible. The Marion Municipal Airport provides air transportation, as does nearby Port Columbus International Airport for flights around the world.
Living in Marion, OH
Marion was founded during the War of 1812 when a spring was discovered in the area by Jacob Foos, a surveyor for General Harrison's company. Foos constructed a well and named it Jacob's Well, and the city was officially established in 1824.
There are many things that make Marion a great place to live, including agriculture and diversified industries for employment opportunities. There are many school facilities to meet the needs of all residents, including one large city school district, four county school districts and a Catholic school.
Marion Attractions and Special Events
Residents of Marion apartments and visitors have much to enjoy in this thriving city. Marion has the nickname of the "World's Popcorn Capital," and the city hosts its annual Marion Popcorn Festival, held every year on the weekend after Labor Day. Another popular area attraction is the Marion Popcorn Museum.
For a taste of culture, people can head to the Palace Theatre, a 1920s Vaudeville theater with 1,431 seats, which recently underwent a full renovation and is known as one of the jewels of the cultural scene of Marion. Other notable area attractions include Mount Gilead State Park, Harding Home, Marion County Historical Society Museum, Harding Home and Tomb and Sawyer Ludwig Park.
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