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Overview of Mason

Mason is the largest city in Warren County in the southwest region of Ohio. The county is nicknamed Ohio's Largest Playground for the various recreation activities that surround the area. Mason is considered one of the most desirable communities in the Cincinnati area, and has gained a reputation for innovation and progress. As one of the fastest growing cities in Ohio, residents have access to 36 miles of interstate highways. Ideally located near several expressways and airports, Mason's business climate is thriving. More than 500 business operate in Mason's 18 square miles, including high-tech companies, corporate headquarters, and local mom and pop shops.

There are three regional shopping centers within 20 minutes of the city, so people living in Mason apartments for rent never have to stray too far for their favorite cuisine or retailers. Over the past two decades, the population has increased dramatically. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 11,500 people lived in Mason in 1990 and today more than 31,000 residents call Mason home.

Living in Mason, Ohio

In 1803, Revolutionary War veteran William Mason paid $1,700 at an auction to purchase 640 acres of land in the area now known as Mason. He plotted 16 lots of land in 1815 and named the village Palmira. He passed away in 1832, and two years later more than 40 lots were developed within the community. The name was officially changed to Mason three years later.

For another 125 years, the community remained a small farming community, until voters approved a governing charter in 1969. By 1970, approximately 5,700 residents lived in the town. Mason was incorporated in 1971. Today, developers and business owners created a carefully planned community to serve residents and business of the area.

Mason Work and Study

Mason's progressive workforce is constantly improving. In the past 15 years, Mason has become home to numerous national companies and is now one of the area's largest hubs for international business. The industrial facilities in Mason employ nearly as many people that live in the city. The 15 largest employers in Mason provide work for more than 9,000 people, which generate roughly $5.3 million annually in income tax revenue.

Students living in rentals in Mason have several options for post-secondary education in the general area. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Xavier University, College of Applied Sciences, Northern Kentucky University and Indiana Wesleyan University are among the many schools to choose from.

Rentals in Mason, OH and Cost of Living

Living in Mason is fairly reasonably priced considering the high quality of life and dynamic community. According to Best Places, the overall cost of living is 7 points higher than the national average, food is 1 point lower and utilities are 1 point lower. Similarly, the average cost of rentals in Mason is moderately priced. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the median gross rent is $1,011. 

Mason Attractions and Special Events

Some of the regional attractions include the Golf Center at Kings Island, Kings Island amusement park and the annual Western and Southern opens. In Mason, the community center and Mason Historical Society's Alverta Green Museum are some of the top local attractions.

Residents of Mason look forward to the annual Mason Heritage Festival and Christmas in Mason for festive entertainment. Mason's Community Center offers many classes and year-round programs have various activities for adults and children. The parks in Mason are family friendly and provide activities for individuals of all ages. Developed parks span 301 acres and feature sports facilities and beautiful walking paths.

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