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Mount Vernon, Ohio - One of Ohio's Best Hometowns

by Sam Miller

Ohio's Best Hometown

Founded back in 1805, Mount Vernon, Ohio is home to over 16,000 people and is a sizeable community with a small town feel. Lined with 7 miles of brick streets, this thriving city continues to grow with modern cultural experiences, industry, and agriculture.

Industrial Growth

The city of Mount Vernon, Ohio offers many industries that provide continued expansion to the community. Businesses such as AMG, Ariel, Burrows Paper Corporation, Dayton Supply and Tool Company, Jeld-Wen, Mauser, Owens Corning, and Sanoh decorate the streets of our beloved hometown and display the hardwork of Mount Vernon's inhabitors.


 

Education

The opportunity for higher level education flows in Mount Vernon's town. Colleges such as The Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Central Ohio Technical College, and nearby Kenyon College supply the best educations for students and give so much opportunity to each individual as well as giving back to the community. The Mount Vernon City Schools, Knox County Career Center and Adult Education programs are consistently raising the bar and developing ways to better improve the educational system as well as providing the best educational experience.

Valuble Assets To The Community

Ariel-Foundation park is the home to many of the city's events and provides pathways, structures, and ruins to climb and walk among, promoting health, wellness, and social freedom. This cherished community treasure holds so many footsteps from visitors year round and is the initiator of celebrated memories, loved ones, and provokes the exploration of the Rastin Tower that harbors quite possibly the best view physically possible of the entire Mount Vernon, Ohio city.

People can take a walk through the history of the railroad on what is now the Kokosing Gap Trail connecting the towns of Danville, Gambier, Howard, and Mount Vernon. Find the Restored Steam Locomotive next to the Kenyon Athletic Center in Gambier, Ohio that was constructed back in 1940 and was once used for transferring cargo in Alabama, or make a rest stop at Rotary Park in Howard, Ohio where there are water fountains, picnic tables, restrooms, freshly planted trees, and a playset for kids to enjoy the outdoors. 

Hiawatha Water Park and Pool continues to draw in sizable crowds each summer with its many platforms to climb, tunnels to explore, fountains to stand under, and pools to swim in.

Live performances held at the Memorial Theater attract visitors near and far to see plays like Beauty and The Beast, Annie, Grease, 12 Angry Men, The Diary of Anne Frank, and many many more.

Pay respect to Mount Vernon, Ohio's veterans by visiting the Public Square's Walk of Honor that's lined with bricks dedicated to each hero. Taking a moment to walk the square, you'll find several monuments capturing moments in history that are proudly acknowledged by the society.


Ohio's Best Hometown Continues To Thrive

Just as any city, Mount Vernon faces challenges, however, the community faces them head on with determination to continually improve and make the city the best possible place to call home. We've shared with you a captivating video that discusses the successes to Ohio's Best Hometown and captured stunning drone views of the community. Residents of Mount Vernon, Ohio and Mayor Richard Mavis take you on a tour of our beloved city and give a personal view of what it's like to have Mount Vernon as their home. Mount Vernon Ohio is a place constantly evolving and progressing, all while consistenly maintaining a small town feel with neighbors coming together hand in hand, to make the community a better place.

 

This blog is brought to you by Mount Vernon, Ohio REALTOR Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

View all Mount Vernon, Ohio homes for sale by clicking HERE.

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Bridge of Dreams in Danville Ohio

by Sam Miller

A Dream Constructed Into Reality

Spanning 370 feet across the Mohican River stands the Bridge of Dreams in Danville, Ohio, that allows for pedestrian crossing, bicyclists, and Amish buggies. Although motorized traffic is prohibited, many people come visit this beloved bridge every year to enjoy the magnificent views of the river from the 3rd longest covered bridge in the United States. In the 1920's the Bridge of Dreams was constructed as a railroad bridge, later in 1998, it was covered. The name was given due to the length and necessary funds to complete the project, therefore, showing that dreams really do come true! In the custom drone footage below, we've captured unique perspectives of the bridge and the Mohican River that residents have likely never seen before.

 


If you enjoy visitng the Bridge of Dreams, check out Danville, Ohio's homes for sale HERE!

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty in 740-397-7800.

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The Village of Fredericktown Ohio

by Sam Miller

Home of The FFA Jacket

The people of the Fredericktown, Ohio community take pride in decorating their home town with welcoming faces and school spirit. Fredericktown Local Schools are dedicated in providing the best educational experience for each child and offers an extensive list of co-curricular activities to choose from, including FFA. In 1933, the youth of Fredericktown, Ohio was seen at the National FFA Convention, sporting the official apparel for the first time, setting the uniform for generations to come.

Fish, Swim, Explore, and Discover

The town offers 130 acres of community parks that provide baseball diamonds, picnic facilities, places to reserve for special events, and Sockman Lake to swim and fish. Visitors and Fredericktown dwellers love to take advantage of the 2 miles of trails in its 57 acres of woods that offer scenic views and flowing wildlife. The village of Fredericktown has many things to do including fishing at Knox Lake where bass fish are record setting, golfing, bowling, tennis, camping, and ski resorts nearby.

Farming and Livestock

Fredericktown, Ohio is a community of agribusiness. Each year, alfalfa, soybean, wheat, and corn are harvested and livestock such as goats, sheep, cattle, llamas, and dairy is utlized to make the agribusiness as successful as possible.

Hover Above The Village

We've captured custom drone footage to highlight the unique features in the community of Fredericktown, Ohio. Look below to find popular streets, farm land, the water tower, neighborhoods, and local businesses. This is a fantastic place to live for those who commute to work, having easy access to Interstate 71.


If you love the Village of Fredericktown, Ohio, consider making it your new home! Click HERE to view homes for sale in Fredericktown, Ohio.

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

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Water Under The Bridge

Find yourself soaring above the railroad bridge on the Kokosing Gap Trail in Gambier, Ohio and find views you've likely never seen before. This custom drone footage below captures the serene environment of bright green forestry, birds flying by, and the rippling Kokosing River nearby Kenyon College. Fly alongside and inside the railroad bridge at the 4 mile marker to experience a unique tour of the Kokosing Gap Trail. Check out our other featured article with extra drone footage on the Kokosing Gap Trail's Restored Steam Locomotive also located in Gambier, Ohio.

If you enjoy walking the Kokosing Gap Trail and love the community of Gambier, Ohio, consider making Gambier your new home! Click HERE to find Gambier, Ohio homes for sale.

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

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Drone Flight Over The Danville Ohio Schools

by Sam Miller

Home Of The Blue Devils

The Danville, Ohio schools mission is to provide each individual student with a quality education in a safe and motivating environment filled with school spirit and positive social connections. Students have many options to choose from when it comes to co-curricular activities such as football, golf, cheer, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, track, concert band, marching band, pep band, jazz band, FFA, FCLA, and Drama.

Fly Over The Danville Ohio Community

We've shared our custom drone footage with you below that showcases Danville, Ohio's High School, Elementary and Middle School, Stadium and Track, post office, St. Luke Catholic Church, and businesses. Danville is the start point/end point for the Mohican Valley Trail and The Kokosing Gap Trail in which the Mohican Valley Trail continues to the Bridge of Dreams in Brinkhaven, Ohio.


If you enjoy the community of Danville, Ohio, consider making it your new home! Click HERE to find Danville, Ohio's homes for sale and find homes for sale in the Danville, Ohio school district, HERE.

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

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The Village of Colonial Woods Condominiums in Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

A Community With Privacy and Convenient Lifestyle

An EPCON community on the East side of Mount Vernon, Ohio, the Village of Colonial Woods Condominiums offers a beautiful neighborhood with a convenient location and mature trees for added privacy. The community of Colonial Woods is located on Abigail Lane off of Colonial Woods Drive and is a drive down the street from State Route 36, perfect for those who commute and want to be close to Mount Vernon, Ohio's popular amenities such as the Knox Community Hospital, doctors offices, shopping, restaurants, the movie theater, and more. Condos in this community range from $170,000 and $230,000 and provide a fantastic living experience.

A Unique View

Our custom drone footage below captures the beauty of the Colonial Woods Community and highlights the pond and fully equipped Clubhouse with a health and wellness center, heated pool, and social room. Look beyond this condo community and find the lush Mount Vernon, Ohio greenery that surrounds the local neighborhoods and nearby stores.


If you'd like to make the Village of Colonial Woods Condominiums in Mount Vernon, Ohio your new home, click HERE to find the Colonial Woods Condominiums for sale.

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The Landings Subdivision of Mount Vernon Ohio

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Birds Eye Perspective

Fly above the Landings Subdivision of Mount Vernon, Ohio on the East end of town. This gorgeous neighborhood includes Woodlake Trail, Mallard Pointe, Deer Trace, Longvue Court, Wildwood Lane, and Autumn Run. Located off of Yauger Road, this subdivision is conveniently settled close to Mount Vernon, Ohio's amenities like the Premier Theater, Wolf Run Regional Park, The Knox Community Hosptial, and local restaurants. Below, we've shared with you our custom drone footage capturing the Landings Development, its gorgeous homes, and surrounding lush greenery.

If you love the Landings Subdivision, consider making it your new home! Click HERE to view the Landings Subdivision homes for sale!

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The Heart Of Ohio Drone Flyover

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The Geographic Center Of Ohio

The Heart of Ohio boats beautiful country views, convenient rural living, and beautiful residences decorating the community. Centerburg, Ohio is about 14 minutes away from Mount Vernon, located in the Southern part of Knox County, Ohio. The community of Centerburg, Ohio offers exciting annual events like the Old Time Farming Festival and the Heart of Ohio USA Days Festival where there are plenty of activites for families and visitors to participate in and to learn more about the community and its history.

Elevated Views

Below, we've shared with you our 360 degree video that captures a panorama of Centerburg's Foster's Pharmacy, Memorial Park, homes and neighborhoods, and historical Main Street. Find the newest neighborhoods of Centerburg, Ohio with their crisp landscapings and hover above the homes to see the surrounding popular streets, local businesses, churches, and farmland.

 

If you love the community of Centerburg, Ohio, consider making it your new home! Click HERE to find homes for sale in Centerburg, Ohio. Click HERE to find homes for sale in Centerburg, Ohio's school district.

This feature article is part of our ongoing seies titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.


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The Rastin Tower at Ariel-Foundation Park in Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

The Tallest Structure in Mount Vernon Ohio

Towering 280 feet high, the Rastin Tower at Ariel-Foundation Park allows visitors to view the city of Mount Vernon, Ohio from a very unique perspecitve. Climb 224 steps high to reach its observation deck to take in the gorgeous views of Ariel-Foundation Park, Columbia Elementary School, and the neighborhood surroundings. The Rastin Tower was once the PPG smokestack until 1979 and is the tallest structure in town.

Light Up The Night Sky

Ariel-Foundation Park offers opportunity to those who would love to celebrate a certain loved one or special occasion by allowing people to be a Rastin Tower Lighting Partner. By application, you can choose from the following below, and have the tower radiate your choice of color(s) for either one night or an entire week.

  • $50 for a single color, one night
  • $75 for two colors, one night
  • $200 for a single color, one week
  • $250 for multiple colors, one week.
**The park needs a minimum of a week notice in order to prepare.

Renting the Rastin Tower and becoming a Rastin Tower Lighting Partner comes with an announcement on the Ariel-Foundation Facebook Page, a certificate with a picture of the tower and your color choice(s) mailed to the honoree, as well as a live web cam feed on the Rastin Tower Page of the Ariel-Foundation website with mention of the honoree.


Elevated Views

Below, we've shared with you a short custom drone video that provides a very unique perspective highlighting the Rastin Tower, gorgeous features of the Ariel-Foundation park, and the surrounding neighborhoods.

 

The Rastin Tower is located by the Urton Clock House on Pittsburg Avenue in Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050.

If you love visiting Ariel-Foundation Park and climbing the Rastin Tower, check out the homes for sale in Mount Vernon, Ohio by clicking HERE!

This feature aritcle is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

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Fredericktown Ohio Schools and Sports Stadium

by Sam Miller

Get Infected With The Freddie Fever

In a effort to best serve students and the community of Fredericktown, Ohio, the Fredericktown Local Schools are committed to lead students towards success with academic excellence in preparation for a ever-changing world and becoming a model citizen. Fredericktown Local Schools provide a curriculum constructed with efficiency, community awareness, and success. Students are encouraged to participate in school athletics and are offered options of football, volleyball, track and field, golf, basketball, softball, baseball, bowling, and wrestling. If you're looking for something to do, attend one of the athletic events such as a Friday night football game, track meet, or basketball game and find the school spirit roaring all around. Our drone footage below showcases Fredericktown Local Schools and the surrounding neighborhoods, lush greenery, and its sports stadium and track.



If you love the community of Fredericktown, Ohio, consider making it your new home! To find homes for sale in Fredericktown, Ohio, click HERE, and to find homes for sale in the Fredericktown, Ohio Local School District, click HERE.


This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty in 740-397-7800.

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Sam Miller
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Mount Vernon OH 43050
740-397-7800
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