Niles, Ohio, is in northeastern Ohio in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town has continued to stay true to its manufacturing roots while exploring other industries. It had approximately 19,000 residents in 2011, according to the United States Census Bureau, and is in Trumbull County. Families find that Niles apartments for rent make it easy to enjoy all the town has to offer.
Settlers from Connecticut received the Niles area as part of the Western Reserve. They first settled the city in 1805, and it quickly became home to a sawmill and gristmill that ran off of natural waterpower. The city's founder, James Heaton, also produced the first Bar Iron in Ohio and constructed a blast furnace. Numerous mills continued to open, but steel began overshadowing iron in the early 1900s, and Niles industry took on a new look. New companies included Ohio Galvanizing, Niles Glass Worlds of the General Electric Company and Steel Roofing Company.
Today, Niles is home to Dinesol Plastics, Inc. The city has some of the lowest water and electric rates in the country, and uses this to attract businesses such as the Eastwood Mall, which has more than 200 shopping, dining and entertainment options. The Niles Park Department oversees more than 150 acres of parklands with many fields for sports leagues, a nature trail in an undisturbed environment and a community pool.
Niles is home to William McKinley, the 25th president. The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial was built on the site of the one-room schoolhouse he attended as a boy. It hosts a public library for local residents, artifacts dedicated to the president and an auditorium for public events. McKinley's home is modeled after the home where he was born and is on the site where the original once stood.
Niles also has Cafaro Field, constructed in 1999. The 7,100 seat stadium is home to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a Class A Short Season Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The stadium is also a popular venue for watching live concerts.
Niles residents enjoy the city's many perks as well as how easy apartments for rent in Niles make it to travel to Pittsburgh and Cleveland and take advantage of the numerous attractions in these cities.