QUALITY OF LIFE

As a growing top Micropolitian in the United States, Ashland has positioned itself as a community that is an ideal place to work, live and play.

Nestled in the scenic region of Central Ohio, Ashland is easily accessible from several major interstates and is only 60 miles north of the Columbus and 60 miles south of Cleveland. Strategically located on the I-71 and Interstate 250, it is within a day’s drive from 50 percent of major U.S. cities.

Ashland has an abundance of Recreational and Cultural actives, top-notch Healthcare and a major University that creates a Quality of Life that surpasses larger cities in the state.

Climate:

Average Daily Temperature

  • July
    • High- 83.1 degrees
      Low- 59.8 degrees
  • January
    • High- 32.3 degrees
      Low-15.5 degrees

Annual Average Rainfall – 38.9 inches

Annual Average Snowfall – 36.1 inches

Annual Average Wind Speed – 5 mph

Annual Average Number of Sunny Days – 176

Average Elevation Above Sea Level – 1263 feet

Personal Income Tax:

State Range – .587% to -5.925%

Local Range – 1.5% Flat

Local Occupation Tax – City and Non-City Residents – N/A

Sales Tax State Rate – 5.50%

Sales Tax Local Rate – 1.25%

Crime Rate:

FedStats.gov 2000

Property – 992

Violent – 70

Total – 1062

Housing:

Average Selling Prices

Single Family Homes 3,500 Sq. Ft. 4 Bedrooms -$144,824

Single Family Homes 2,500 Sq. Ft. 3 Bedrooms -$118,813

Townhomes 1,500 Sq. Ft. 2 Bedrooms -$70,612

Condominiums -N/A

 

Number of Single Family Homes for Sale by Price

Under $150,000 – 237

$150,001 to $200,000 – 47

$200,001 to $250,000 – 17

$250,001 or Over – 17

 

Rental Average Monthly Price, New 2 Bedroom Apartment – $750

Apartment Vacancy Percentage: N/A

 

Source: Ashland Board of Realtors 2006 numbers

Data Compiled by Ashland Area Council for Economic Development 2012  –  Updated 2012

Quality of Life