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Ohio Apartments and Homes
Ohio is famous for its firsts, from the historic to the delicious. It was the site of the world's first successful airplane flight by native sons Orville and Wilbur Wright as well as home of the first traffic signal. It's also where the first major league pro-baseball team was organized (the Cincinnati Reds, in 1866). Finally, the state can claim to have produced one of the country’s most esteemed inventors, Thomas Edison. He was born in Milan. OH. If Ohio sounds interesting so far, keep reading. The Buckeye State has a lot to offer.
What to Expect
As one of the nation's industrial leaders, Ohio ranks among the top states the U.S. for manufacturing employment. This is in spite of massive industrial decline since the 1960s, which has made Ohio the center of the "Rust Belt." However, the state continues to be a leader in the production of transportation equipment, metals and machinery. The state's economy is also helped by products from the land, including lime, clay, salt and agriculture. Extensive farmland produces corn, soybeans, hay, wheat, cattle, hogs and dairy products.
Ohioans are proud of their historical heritage, and the state makes it a priority to preserve and honor its landmarks and attractions. From sacred Native American grounds to Civil War sites to Ohio's second-to-none aviation legacy, there is plenty here to appreciate. Those who like to explore the great outdoors won't have to look far. Ohio offers hiking, hunting, fishing, bird watching, water sports and other recreational activities.
Where to Explore
Before being settled by early Americans, much of Ohio's land was covered with virgin forest.a vision that is hard to imagine today. From Lake Erie to the Ohio River (which gave the state its name), Ohio's landscape is mostly flat, with a few areas of hills. Columbus is the capital and largest city, while Cleveland is the state's largest metropolitan area, and Cleveland is an attractive option when looking for apartments in the state as well.
Ohio's largest city, Columbus is home to more than 900,000 people and is a transportation, industrial and trade center for the region and the entire state. City and state government, as well as the city's numerous research and educational centers, are major employers. Residents enjoy the city's professional hockey team (the Blue Jackets), racetracks, museums and a nice variety of cultural events.
Cleveland's nickname The New American City reflects the city's recent renaissance and commitment to improving itself. The second-largest city in Ohio, Cleveland is a major manufacturing and commercial center. Its downtown area has undergone extensive renovation in recent years, including new cultural, sports and entertainment attractions as well as a greater number and variety of apartments for rent.
Ohio's third largest city and a great place to call home, Cincinnati is known for its scenic beauty of steep hills, wooded suburbs and a picturesque downtown riverfront. Cincinnati has been on top-city lists in several publications. With its many amenities including museums, historic sites, world-class zoo and aquarium and pro sports teams it's no wonder it's called it the Queen City of the West
Ohio State Map With Cities
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