Located 70 miles east of Columbus in the heart of the Buckeye State, there are many reasons why Zanesville is one of the fastest-growing communities in Ohio. With its historic downtown, rich history and traditions and small-town atmosphere, it is no surprise that so many Ohio residents are finding fantastic Zanesville apartments for rent. According to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population has recently grown to more than 25,000.
Zanesville got its start when Colonel Ebenezer Zane worked with Congress to build a road connecting Maysville, Ky., to Wheeling, W.Va., in the late 1700s. The first settlers began to arrive shortly after and began building the fantastic bridges that have made the city famous. Because of its central location and lucrative pottery industry, Zanesville quickly became an important commercial center in Ohio during the 1800s. After the Great Depression, the pottery industry changed from hand-painted methods to industrial machines, and the city quickly adapted. To this day pottery remains a major component of the community's economic development. More than 27,000 residents living in Zanesville apartments and the surrounding areas have employment in the pottery industry. Another reason so many people are drawn to this fantastic Ohio city is its remarkably low cost of living. According to City-Data, the index for Zanesville was 20 points below the nation's average.
One of the events that the community takes great pride in is the Artist Colony of Zanesville. On the first Friday of every month, the city gathers to showcase work from local artists and connect with local residents. Every August the organization hosts the Y-Bridge Arts Festival in the city's historic downtown, displaying visual artwork, craft demonstrations and performance pieces, attracting thousands of visitors to the area.
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