Bethel, Ohio is located in the outskirts of the Cincinnati metropolitan area, just 30 miles from the city center. Bethel embodies the easygoing, nurturing nature of a small Midwestern town, but is unique in its identity as a dry village where alcohol is not sold or served. With less than 2,800 residents, Bethel is a place where everyone knows everybody's name, which promotes a very caring, social atmosphere in local neighborhoods. Search for Bethel apartments for rent, and find a new home in the Buckeye State.
Obediah Denham founded the village in 1798 under the name of Plainfield after his hometown in New Jersey. The name was changed to Bethel in 1802, and the town is now best known as the home of the late former president Ulysses S. Grant.
Today, Bethel is a small, tidy community that is proud of its heritage. Residents welcome newcomers and visitors into the community with open arms and enjoy sharing their peaceful, green open spaces. According to City-Data, the median age in Bethel is 34, as many residents here are young couples or families. Residents relocate to Bethel to experience Midwestern comforts without paying high living expenses. The town's cost of living index of 89.5 is well below the national average.
The Bethel Art and Music Festival, also known as BAMFest, is one of the town's most exciting events. The festival brings artists, musicians, craftsmen, food vendors, and unique exhibits - including antique tractors, quilts, and vintage toys - to help showcase a range of artistic mediums.
Bethel residents also partake in the Shirley Sayre Memorial 5K Walk/Run or Bethel 10K Run and 5K Walk to stay active and celebrate the community.
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