Marysville, Ohio has a slogan “Where the grass is greener” and it is hard to argue the point if inexpensive living, good schools, a great economy, multiple entertainment opportunities and low crime are on your list of criteria. Located in the heart of the Buckeye State, with a little over 25,000 people and a thriving local economy, the city’s central location gives you all Ohio has to offer.
If you are looking at Marysville homes, but are still on the fence, here are several reasons you should buy in this picturesque and affordable market.
A Growing but Stable Economy
Marysville serves as the headquarters for Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and both Nestle (Research and Development,) and Honda (Accord manufacturing) operate major operations here. Additionally, Marysville is home to several manufacturing companies, including Univenture and Parker Hannifin.
There is also a regional Goodyear manufacturing facility located in the city and both in and immediately surrounding Marysville are several family-operated farms as well as an Ohio State University agricultural extension office.
The city is home to multiple physicians’ offices and the recently renovated Memorial Hospital, which is a 107-bed facility offering primary, emergency and long-term nursing care as well as lab and imaging services. The hospital also has an occupational health center that offers rehabilitation services.
A heart center is managed by The Ohio State University and at the City Gate Medical Center, there are facilities for sports medicine, mental and emotional healthcare, physical therapy, orthopedics, urgent care and an independent imaging location.
Superb Media and Communications
In terms of communications, Marysville has over 10 internet providers, both commercial and residential, all the major cellular companies and multiple cableTV companies. The entire city has both cellular and internet coverage, with very few dead spots.
The Marysville Journal-Tribune covers local and state news and was a recipient of the “Best Website in the State Award” by the Associated Press. Local television is out of Columbus
Overall, with low unemployment and a stable and continually growing economy, Marysville is a great place to relocate, find a job or continue a career.
Affordability and Livability
The Marysville real estate market is healthy because the city offers a lot from many different perspectives. Homes are still inexpensive; the average cost is about $173,000.
The median household income is $61,000 and the unemployment rate is roughly half the national average. Additionally, crime is low for a city of Marysville’s size.
There are multiple transportation avenues, including the Union County Airport and multiple major and minor highways to access the rest of the state. The city provides water and sewer, is one of the first cities in Ohio to use inflatable dam technology to manage water supplies, and is services by both Dayton Power and Light as well as AEP Ohio.
The city is centrally located within Ohio. Columbus is about a half-hour away, Dayton a little over an hour and Cleveland is just over two hours.
If points beyond Ohio are the goal, Pittsburgh, PA is a 3-and-a-half-hour drive and Chicago, IL takes just over 5 hours to get there by car.
All that means that within a day’s drive, you can get to every major destination point in the Mid Central USA as well as several international airports.
A Great Education System
The Marysville, OH school district has just over 5,000 students that attend 5 elementary schools (K-4,) 1 intermediate (5 and 6,) one middle school (7 through 8) and 1 Early College/STEM high school (9-12, a little over 900 students.)
The schools employ over 300 teachers and 200 support staff and offer accredited Advanced Placement (AP) as well as College Credit Plus (CCP) opportunities. For the years 2016, 2017 and 2018, the District won the Ohio State Board of Education Momentum Award for exceeding student growth goals.
Responsive and Friendly Local Government
Marysville government is overseen by a City Manager who reports to the City Council. All public meetings are available by attending in person, through printed (online) minutes or via a zoom broadcast.
The City Manager oversees the Engineering, Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Information Technology, Police and Public Service Departments. The official city website is located here.
Parks, Recreation and Public Events
Whether it is culture, recreation or public festivals, the City of Marysville has something for everyone, or it is just a short drive away. It is home to over 16 parks and walking trails. Each park offers something different, including but not limited to:
- Nature Watching
- Athletic Fields for baseball and soccer
- Tennis and Basketball Courts (lighted and unlighted)
- Outdoor Concerts and Theater
- A Frisbee Golf Course
- A Skateboard Park
- A Nature Preserve
“Team Marysville” also puts on great family-fun activities, including Friday Nights Uptown, the Santa House and the Music on Main Street Series.
Marysville also plays host to several festivals, including the:
- Union County Fair
- Taste of Marysville
- Farmers Market Festival
- All-Ohio Balloon Festival
- Covered Bridge Festival
- Legends of Marysville Walking Tour
- Uptown Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting
- Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Ride and Run for kids.
Outside of Marysville, you can enjoy tourist attractions like Piatt Castles, Covered Bridges of Union County and Big Darby Plains Scenic Byway. Mad River Mountain offers skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. There are also several horse farms, campgrounds, equine centers and multiple local golf clubs.
Finally, a short drive away, Columbus offers athletic, arts, theater, historic and dining events and places you will not want to miss.
With four distinct seasons, indoor and outdoor activities, proximity to major events and ample recreation space, no matter what your interest is, Marysville has you covered.
No matter what you are interested in, Marysville has something for you to enjoy, do or pursue. Its economy is thriving, and the city is growing rapidly. The city government is responsive and friendly, and all public employees have an active connection with the public they serve. A community spirit focused on a team approach is present throughout, both in the private and public sectors.
Real estate is affordable and it is easy to find a place to live, regardless of your family size. If you are looking at Marysville homes and considering moving into the area, contact a Marysville real estate professional today!