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Overview of Hamilton

Hamilton is the seat of Butler County, centrally located in southwest Ohio between two of the biggest cities in the state, Cincinnati and Dayton. Since being founded in 1791, Hamilton has strived to be a hub for innovation and award-winning neighborhoods. In 2010, the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce celebrated the city's 100th anniversary.

Residents of Hamilton love the outdoors and premier recreational facilities. Coined as The City of Sculpture, Hamilton residents are lucky enough to view various art exhibits and showcases at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park. This park is proof that a community's history can live on long into modern times. The outdoor museum features monumental sculptures in a beautiful environment of forests, meadows and gardens. Hamilton is also home to some of the best golf courses in the nation and was rated 76th in the country by Golf Digest.

Hamilton apartments for rent are suited for every personality, from artistic young professionals to families or sports enthusiasts. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 62,700 residents call Hamilton home.

Living in Hamilton, OH

Founded by European Americans in 1791, Fort Hamilton was intended to be a frontier military fort located on the Great Miami River. By the 1800s, Hamilton began to prosper as an agricultural and regional trading community. Hamilton was named in 1803 and was first incorporated in 1810 by the Ohio General Assembly. After going through several incorporations and splits with other communities, Hamilton officially became its own entity in 1867.

By the mid-19th century, the community began to prosper as a manufacturing community that produced products to coincide with machines and equipment used to process the area's agricultural industry. Today, much of the city retains its historical charm.

Hamilton Work and Study

In Hamilton, the top industries include government, education, healthcare and retail. Butler County, Hamilton City School District, Fort Hamilton Hospital and Meijer are among the top employers of the area.

Students living in apartments in Hamilton may attend Miami University, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Hebrew Union College or the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Miami University is recognized as an outstanding undergraduate institute. Located in nearby Oxford, Miami enrolls roughly 16,000 students each year and offers a wide variety of academic programs.

Rentals in Hamilton, OH and Cost of Living

Living in Hamilton is very reasonably priced to fit any budget. According to Best Places, the overall cost of living is 8 points lower than the national average, food is 3 points lower and utilities are on par with the national standard. Similarly, the average cost of rentals in Hamilton is fairly low. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the median gross rent is $664. 

Hamilton Attractions and Special Events

Hamilton is an exciting city to live in because it has the combined benefits of two bustling metropolitan areas. The location gives residents immense opportunities for recreation, entertainment, museums, gardens and professional sports. Sports fanatics in Hamilton will enjoy the close proximity to the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals stadiums.

Kings Island is situated just a few miles east of the city and is one of the country's finest recreational and amusement parks. The Beach Waterpark spans 35 acres, includes more than 40 rides and includes 40,000 square feet of synthetic beaches. Near Dayton, residents of Hamilton are close to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, which welcomes more than 1.2 million visitors each year. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is just south of Hamilton. Considered one of the top three zoos in America, families and animal lovers alike will enjoy the ease of spending the afternoon with exotic animals.

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