The city of Ashland is located in northern Ohio, approximately 54 miles southwest of Cleveland. The city is the seat of Ashland County and was listed by CBS News as one of the cheapest places to live in the country. Ashland's welcome sign reads, "The World Headquarters of Nice People," and that nickname has caused the city to receive a fair amount of attention in recent years.
Ashland apartments for rent are easy to find across the 11.17 square miles of land encompassed by the city and are excellent ways to join the growing population of more than 20,300.
Ashland was established by William Montgomery in 1815 as Uniontown. It became known as Ashland in 1846, which was the same year that the Ohio government established Ashland County.
As of 2000, Ashland city became the largest community in the county, with more than 40 percent of Ashland County's population residing in the city. Residents live in a primarily agricultural community, and there is a significant focus on local businesses, with most residents selling products and services to the surrounding countryside. Main Street is home to Ashland's thriving downtown businesses, with an organization dedicated to preserving the historic and cultural activity of the city and focusing on economic development.
Residents of Ashland rentals and visitors have a wealth of historical and recreational attractions at their fingertips, as the city is well-known for its sparkling park and recreation facilities. The parks and recreation department includes seven parks and more than 140 acres of land set aside for residents to enjoy. Davis Road Park, Emmons Field and Spring Run provide residents with facilities to engage in basketball, tennis and fishing. In addition, people can find a scenic hiking trail in Brookside Park and sand volleyball at the Cahn Grove Park.
Other notable Ashland and nearby attractions include Ashland County Historical Museum, Malabar Farm State Park, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Wayne County Historical Society and Museum and Mohican State Park.
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