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Must Have Apple iPhone 4 Accessory

by Sam Miller


Apple iPhone Glif Tripod Mount

Those of us who are using the iPhone 4 in your real estate businesses are already experiencing the power of this amazing tech tool.  I personally love the integration of all the spectacular features built into such a small and useful package.  It wasn't all that long ago that we would carry a Palm Pilot, a digital camera, a video camera, a mortgage calculator, a cell phone and today all those features and a lot more are already built into the iPhone 4.  

I picked up what I believe is a must have accessory for the iPhone 4.  The iPhone has an impressive digital camera and video camera that is built in but the iPhone lacks a threaded location to attach a tripod. makes a product that quickly and easily attaches to your iPhone 4. so that you can connect your iPhone 4 to a tripod in both portrait and landscape mode.  This is an amazing product and it is listed at SKU: GLF001BK and retails for about $20.  

Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty (740) 397-7800  Knox County Ohio Real Estate.  You can view all of our available homes for sale in Mount Vernon Ohio.


Knox County Ohio July Home Sales Report

by Sam Miller

July of 2011 was an active month for home sales in the Knox County Ohio community.  There were 35 residential home sales in Knox County Ohio that were report to the local MLS.  What is interesting is that the average sales price in July was higher than normal at $150,237.  This doesn't mean that home values increased in July and the cause of the increase was that there were 5 homes that sold over $300,000 which pulled the monthly home sales average up a bit.  In June of 2011 the average sales price was roughly $8,000 lower at $142,564. 

If you have been wondering if now is the time to buy real estate 


Fredericktown Ohio Acreage For Sale

by Sam Miller


Fredericktown Ohio Land For Sale on Armentrout Road

Knox County Ohio country acreage located on Armentrout Road near Knox Lake just outside of Fredericktown, Ohio.  This property includes 32.88 acres of gorgeous rolling land with a nice woods.  According to the Knox County Court House records there is 4.8 acres of woods, 6.7 acres of pasture type land and roughly 21 acres of tillable land which is currently planted in corn.  You can view additional listing details by visiting 32.88 Acres on Armentrout Road.   

Fredericktown Ohio Land For Sale on Armentrout Road

We have created a short video below that we have featured below that shows some panoramic views from the one of the best building sites on this land.   There are several amazing locations and one of them is ideal for building a home with a walkout / daylight basement.  You will be impressed with the 360 degree panoramic views from this property.  

If you are interested in receiving a detailed map of this property or if you would like for us to meet you at the property and give you a walking tour feel free to call us at (740) 397-7800 or email us at  We have also created a special real estate listing link for you that includes all of our available Knox County Ohio Land and Acreage For Sale.



2011 Mount Vernon Ohio Fireworks Video

by Sam Miller

The Mount Vernon Ohio 4th of July Fireworks Celebration tonight was a seriously impressive event.  The fireworks display featured more than 20 minutes of non stop explosions with colorful light up the sky style excitement.  In my opinion the fireworks this year actually exceeded last years event and last year was pretty awesome especially for a small community.  I created a 10 minute video highlight reel of tonights fireworks and I hope you enjoy watching it.


WACO BiPlane by Sam Miller

Mount Vernon Ohio was the location once again for the Waco Biplane Reunion.  The event takes place on Granville Road just on the outer edge of Mount Vernon at the Wyncoop property near Blackjack Road.  For years the Waco planes have visited Knox County Ohio and it is a wonderful event to experience for people of all ages.  This event has a relaxed air show feeling except that it really isn't an official air show from what I have read and have been told.  It is a very relaxed gathering with no set schedules and people are continually flying in and out pretty much whenever they want.   I live just a couple of minutes from where the event is held and it is awesome to see these amazing planes flying over.  What is more amazing is to watch the expression on the faces of small children as they see and hear these airplanes.   

Waco BiPlane by Sam Miller

Saturday evening I stopped into the Ice Cream Station for a quick bite to eat and I had an opportunity to talk with a group who flew in for the event.  It was an awesome experience to listen to them share stories and I could actually feel their passion and their love for their airplanes and the friendships they had created because of their beloved planes.  What was even more obvious is that this gathering / event was as much about connecting and reconnecting with with other like minded people as it was as much about their airplanes.  If everyone in America was as passionate about life as this group was the world would be an even better place.  If you haven't experienced a Waco fly in Mount Vernon I hope you will take a minute and watch the short video I have included below.  I hope you enjoy it!

Waco BiPlane by Sam Miller

This feature article is part of our ongoing community amenity series titled "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.  if you would like to view any of our previously featured articles just click on 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.  


Heart of Ohio Trail - 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio

by Sam Miller


Centerburg Heart of Ohio Trail

Heart of Ohio Trail.  With only 3.7 miles of asphalt, the Heart of Ohio Trail is well-suited for trail riders and hikers.  Parking is available at Centerburg Memorial Park giving a nice 7-plus mile round trip to the Delaware County line or an eastern trip to Mount Vernon, Ohio, of about 13 miles.  The current paved section is near Mount Liberty and parking is available.  Look for more paving work in 2011 to add another 3.5 miles connecting west to Updike Road.  The Heart of Ohio Trail shares several miles with Dry Creek, passes near the Knox County Horse Park and through several area farms before ending near Parrot Street in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  Watch out for wildlife crossing the trail!  

Centerburg Ohio Geographic Center of Ohio

The Heart of Ohio Trail is a part of the larger Ohio to Erie Trail system that when completed will connect Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland. Maintained completely by volunteers, the Heart of Ohio Trail is currently best-suited for hybrid style bikes or mountain bikes.  When the paving is completed, skaters will find a home as well.  A 3-mile horse trail is planned near the Knox County Horse Park on Thayer Road and will run adjacent to the Heart of Ohio Trail.  The future horse trail at the Heart of Ohio Trail will be a wonderful addition and is a significant point of difference between Heart of Ohio Trail and the Kokosing Gap Trail because the Kokosing Gap Trail doesn't allow horses.

Heart of Ohio Trail Stream

This community highlight is part of our ongoing series titled "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.  If you would like to view our previously featured community amenities and attractions please visit 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.  This series is brought to you by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty. 





Danville Ohio Memorial

Danville Turkey Festival.  The third weekend in June brings the annual Danville-Howard Turkey Festival to eastern Knox County, Ohio.  A celebration of the area’s turkey-farming heritage, this family event is held at Danville Community Park on State Route 62.  The festivities begin on Thursday evening and lasts through Saturday night. With fun games, food, contests, live music and rides, there is something for the entire family to enjoy at this annual event.

Danville Turkey Festival Car Show

On Friday evening, the Chicken Bar-B-Q dinner is a favorite. Young girls and boys from Danville and East Knox elementary schools compete for the title of Miss or Mr. Turkey with a poster contest and all participants receive gifts and ride in the Turkey Festival Parade. Saturday is filled with events beginning with the 5-mile Run/Walk Turkey Trot, 3-on-3 basketball tournament and car and truck show. In the afternoon, the Turkey Festival Parade takes over Market Street in Danville, Ohio and you might even see some four-legged turkeys. Several auctions are held throughout the event to benefit the festival and the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire Department, as well as other local organizations.

Danville Ohio Historic Fire Truck

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.  If you would to see all of our previously featured community articles be sure to click on this link and visit 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.

365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio - Apple Valley Lake

by Sam Miller


Apple Valley Lake Sunset Boat by Sam Miller

The Apple Valley Lake is a premier lake resort that is located in a small community in Knox County Ohio.  Apple Valley is comprised of 3700 picturesque acres that surround a sparkling 511 acre lake.  Apple Valley is well known throughout our state as one of the cleanest swimming and boating lakes in Central Ohio and features 3 gorgeous sand beaches. The lake has numerous natural springs that feed the lake with a constant flow of fresh water which explains why the lake water is so clear and the beaches are so clean.  The Apple Valley Lake is the perfect place for those looking for just a weekend get-a-way, a lake house, a vacation home / cabin or for those who desire the ultimate waterfront home.         

Apple Valley Lake Airplane View by Sam MillerThe term "Fun in the Sun" truly captures the essence of the Apple Valley Lake lifestyle especially during the spring, summer and the fall seasons.  Boating is one of the most popular activities at the lake and there are no horsepower or cubic inch limitations for boats or jet skis.  Water skiing, tubing and wake boarding are  all fun activities at the lake. Be sure  to bring your digital camera or video recorder because you are certain to capture some amazing photos and video footage at the lake.  Don't forget your fishing gear because Apple Valley is a fully stocked lake with some seriously big fish.  If you have small children or grandkids be sure to check out the fishing pond at Bennett Park which is the perfect spot for young kids who want to catch blue gills one right after another.  

Apple Valley Lake Boating by Sam Miller

If you love to swim, lay in the sun and tan, pic nic or just kick back and relax you won't want to miss the 3 sand beaches at the Apple Valley Lake.  Sutton Beach and Davis Beach are both located on the west side of the lake and King Beach is located on the east side.  Sutton Beach is located near the front entrance on Baldwin Drive and it's a popular hot spot with the kids.  The setting at Davis Beach is pretty spectacular and features the largest sand shoreline at the lake.  Davis Beach features a 180 degree panoramic lake view from the water, from the beach and even from the parking lot hill.  If you are planning to visit Davis Beach be sure to bring your digital camera because there isn't a bad view from this beach.  King Beach is located in a more remote setting and it's surrounded by beautiful mature trees.  It doesn't matter which Apple Valley beach you visit because you're sure to have a great time. 

There is more to do at Apple Valley than just lake activities.  If golf is your game you are sure to love the Apple Valley Golf Course and the newly constructed club house.  People travel from miles and mies away to play Apple Valley.  The 4th of July is a one of the most popular events at the lake and there are festivities, boating and ski shows and you will be blown away by the Saturday night fireworks display that takes place near the club house.  This is the busiest night at the Apple Valley Lake because most everyone has their boats on the water as they are shooting the fireworks over the lake.  The reflection of the fireworks illuminating over the lake is truly a site to see.  

Many Apple Valley home owners purchase vacation homes for relaxation, family fun, entertainment and for romantic getaways.  Available homes at the Apple Valley Lake typically range in price from $69,000 for a small cabin to $800,000 for a year round waterfront home.  For those just looking to gain access to the Apple Valley Lake amenities or so they can put a boat or jet ski they can simply purchase an affordable vacant Apple Valley lot for as low as $3,000 and the majority of the lots are buildable and include public utilities.  Apple Valley Lake is a private resort and it's amenities are available only for property owners and their guests.  

This is part of our ongoing series titled "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio" by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty.  If you would like to view our previous feature articles be sure to visit 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.  


Mount Vernon Skate Park at the Memorial Park

The Mount Vernon Memorial Park is located on Mount Vernon Avenue and this park is a very popular destination for people of all ages.  This park is very well known for having the largest number of baseball / softball fields and ball diamonds in all of Knox County Ohio.  Many people visit Memorial Park for the baseball games either to play or watch a family member or friend.  Be sure to arrive early because sporting events in Knox County attract serious attendance.  However, there is much more to this park than just ball fields.  The park also features a series of very nice lighted tennis courts, a solid surface skate park plus there are even covered pic nic shelters for family reunions and special events.  

Mount Vernon Tennis Courts at the Memorial Park

If you or your children have grown up in Knox County Ohio chance are very good that both you and your children have fond memories of the annual Easter Egg Hunts that are held at Memorial Park each year.  I can clearly remember my wife and I taking our daughter to more than a few Easter Egg Hunts at this park and it was as exciting for us to watch the excitement on the faces of the kids as it was for the kids to actually hunt for the eggs and prizes.  If you have never attended this event before it is truly something to experience because you can seriously feel the excitement in the air while the kids await the sounding of the starting horn.

This community feature is part of our ongoing series titled "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio".  If you would like to view our previously featured articles be sure to view 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.  This series is brought to you by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty (740) 397-7800. 


Hiawatha Water Park and Pool Sign

If you are looking for a place to cool off in Mount Vernon, Ohio during the warm weather months you will want to visit the Hiawatha Water Park and Swimming Pools.  The Hiawatha Water Park is located on the corner of Sychar Road and Beech Street.  This site of was previously known as the Mount Vernon Community Pool and it has gone through a significant transformation thanks to a our community leadership and most importantly because of the financial contributions from some very giving members of our community.  The efforts of so many Knox County Ohio residents, business owners and the City of Mount Vernon have paid off in a big way because the Hiawatha Water Park and Swimming Pools are one of the communities most popular destinations during the summer months.   

Hiawatha Water Slide

I have personally visited the Hiawatha Water Park on many occasions and I have had a lot of fun on the water slides.  The big yellow water slide is called the tube slide because you ride the slide sitting / laying in an inflatable tube.  This slide is fairly smooth with some nice twists and turns and most of the kids can ride the tube all the way down the slide and float to the pool exit stairs.  The blue water slide is much faster and is known as a body slide.  You won't need a tube for the blue slide and before you know it you are plunging into the water at the bottom of the slide.  Both slides are extremely popular but if you like a bit more speed you will be all smiles on the blue slide.  The water park features some king sized umbrellas, swimming pools, kiddie pool, a partially submerged playground, rope bridge, waterfall, tunnels and a captain's ship steering wheel.  There is something for everyone at the Mount Vernon Hiawatha Water Park and Swimming Pools

This feature article is part of an ongoing series titled "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio" by real estate professional Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty.  Feel free to check out all of our previously featured articles by visiting 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio feature articles.      .

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