Ohio Real Estate

By: Seth Willis Jr.

Ohio has the honor of being the birthplace of many American presidents; thus the nickname Mother of Modern Presidents. The name Ohio stems from the Indian name of the river - Ohio meant beautiful river. Indeed this beautiful river paved the way for the great industrialization of the State in modern times.

Physical Geography and Demographics

Ohio sprawls over some 116,096 sq km or 44,825 square miles which includes 378 square miles of inland water. Another inland square miles of 3,499 of Lake Erie also belongs to state. Ohio then is the 34th largest state in the United States. Ohio has 88 counties, and 61 cities.

Ohio is lucky to have a strategic location. The state links the Midwest regions to the Northeast. Ohio is bounded on the north by Lake Erie, on the south by Ohio River. In the east is Pennsylvania. Michigan occupies the northwest border. Ontario is situated on the northern border and Indiana flanks the west. West Virginia and Kentucky rises on the southeast.

With its population of 11,464,042 in 2005, it ranked 7th in the number of populated states. The population is mix of ethnic races, whites and blacks, Asians, Native Americans and native Hawaiians.

Climate

Ohio is subject to mild to cold winter and warm to hot summers. The climate is also influenced by the cold dry polar air of Canada and the humid air of the Gulf of Mexico.

History

Ohio became the 17th state of the US on March 1, 1803. Prior any foreign settlements were established, native Indians populated Ohio. Ohio was the proverbial hunting ground for beaver pelt. Ohio also played a role in the American Revolution and the Civil War.

Industries

The major industries of the state are agriculture, livestock, fisheries and forestry, mining, manufacturing and real estate.

The major agricultural crops are soybeans, green house grown cash crop and corn. Cabbages, cantaloupes and tomatoes are grown commercially. Maple syrup is also commercially produced. Eggs, dairy products and livestock are the top revenue earners for the state.

The mining industry produces lime and coal. The state is also a commercial producer of crushed stone, sand, gravel, natural gas, lime, petroleum, and salt.


The Ohio real estate industry is an upcoming major industry. Reputable Ohio real estate firms can provide free listings of beautiful homes and acreages. Ohio real estate agents can be counted on to provide efficient service and accurate estimates. Sellers can be assured of fair selling prices and profits, and buyers can be guaranteed accurate estimates. Ohio real estate agents have updated listings of properties up for sale. These real estate properties are situated all over the state. On top of this, Ohio real estate firms can provide information about housing taxes, and mortgages.

Health and Education

Health centers and hospitals with modern facilities have been serving the people of Ohio. Healthcare facilities are also available. In education, Ohio has prestigious colleges and universities. Degrees in education, business, arts and sciences and medicine are offered. For public education, the state has spent $8.928 per student.

Off to Ohio

A blend of the rural and the urban awaits those who wish to relocate or invest in Ohio. Investing in Ohio will be fruitful, considering its many industries and strategic location.

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