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CLERMONT COUNTY RELOCATION GUIDE

Recreation Housing Shopping Education And MORE!


Table of CONTENTS 4 History and

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Demographics

6 Housing 12 Education 16 Health Care and Hospitals

20 Recreation 28 Transportation 30 Community Services

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Publisher & President: Eric Harmon Editor: Corinne Minard Creative Director: Guy Kelly Designer: Wendy Dunning Advertising Manager: Laura Federle Production Manager: Keith Ohmer Custom Publisher: Brad Hoicowitz Contributing Writers: Liz Engel, Janice Hisle, David Holthaus, Ginny McCabe, Kevin Michell, Deborah Rutledge, Eric Spangler Contributing Photographers: Clermont County


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here is no better place in Greater Cincinnati than Clermont County to live or work, to locate your business, or to enjoy the outdoors. We have it all! Clermont County is growing quickly. In 2010, our population was 197,000. By 2023, our population is expected to be 214,000, a growth of 9%. Home sales are up, and subdivisions are expanding with new homes. Median household income is expected to be $72,000 by 2023, a 44% growth since 2010. As Commissioners, we try to ensure that the environment is conducive to growing businesses that are already here, and attracting new businesses. Job growth is essential to wage growth, and continued job growth in Clermont County will benefit everyone who lives here. And if more people who live in our county also work in our county, then commute times will be reduced, allowing more time for families and leisure. If you are active and love being outside, you have come to the right place! Besides three state parks and a multitude of local community parks, the Ohio and Little Miami rivers offer recreational opportunities that very few other counties can boast about. Hike at East Fork State Park, then try your hand at fishing in Harsha Lake. Bike along the beautiful Little Miami Scenic Trail, then kayak on the river. Have lunch at a café in New Richmond, then take your powerboat on the Ohio River and cruise one of the nation’s longest rivers. You can also participate in, or just relax and observe, great annual events like collegiate rowing competitions, tough mudder races and geocaching contests. If we’re spoiled at all in Clermont County, it’s by neighborliness, commitment to family, connections through faith, and respect and gratitude for our beautiful surroundings. This is your new home. You’ll love it here. Your Clermont County Commissioners

Claire B. Corcoran

David L. Painter

Edwin H. Humphrey

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Loveland Bike Trail; bike race through Historic Milford; UC East’s Manufacturing Space; and a scallops dish from 20 Brix. C L E R M O N T CO U N T Y R E LO C AT I O N G U I D E 2 0 1 9

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elcome to Clermont County, Ohio! We are a suburban and rural county of 460 square miles located east of Cincinnati along the Ohio River. We are proud of our rich history, friendly communities, diverse economy and strong schools. The county seat is in Batavia, where our elected officials have offices. Our 21 elected officials are responsible for everything from county roads and bridges to law enforcement to human services. The three commissioners appropriate funds to the various elected officials, who then determine their own spending priorities. Established in 1800, Clermont County is the eighth oldest of Ohio’s 88 counties and the 11th oldest county in the Northwest Territory. Clermont is a French word meaning “clear mountains and hills,” which described the area when it was first viewed by French explorers in the 1600s. The county has a rich historical past. Several Native American tribes lived in the area, including the Shawnee, Miami, Delaware, Mingo, Ottawa, Cherokee and Wyandot. 4

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TOP: Harsha Lake in East Fork State Park ABOVE: Clermont County Administration Building in Batavia RIGHT: Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site


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The area was also the birthplace of former president General Ulysses S. Grant. His home remains in Point Pleasant, where visitors are able to tour the house and learn its history. The county is home to many other historical sites. For example, Promont, a museum in Milford built circa 1865, was the home of Ohio Governor John M. Pattison. The county also has several sites along the Ohio River that were part of the Underground Railroad, a stone dairy house built in 1800 that is considered to

be the oldest structure in the county, and a section of the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail, which follows the path of Morgan’s Raid during the Civil War. Clermont County continues to grow as more businesses and subdivisions develop. Our close proximity to downtown Cincinnati allows families to live in Clermont County and enjoy our scenic views and small town charm while being only a short drive away from downtown commerce, and all that the city has to offer for recreation and entertainment. n

Located just east of Cincinnati, Clermont County offers smalltown charm and historic sites while remaining close to big-city amenities.

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lermont County is a great place to live, work and play—particularly to live. Home values have been increasing in recent years, but many homes remain affordable. Median home values range from $96,341 in Felicity to $332,450 in Loveland, with most communities’ medians under $200,000.

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MEDIAN HOME VALUE BY COMMUNITY (10/2018 ESRI DATA) Commmunity

Home Value

Amelia

$136,443

Batavia Township

$178,563

Batavia Village

$147,105

Bethel

$109,672

Chilo

$167,857

Felicity

$96,341

Franklin Township

$120,402

Goshen Township

$145,646

Jackson Township

$160,968

Loveland

$332,450

Miami Township

$225,113

Milford

$170,060

Monroe Township

$138,705

Moscow

$104,167

Neville

$163,889

New Richmond

$172,204

Newtonsville

$171,500

Ohio Township

$160,290

Owensville

$190,000

Pierce Township

$200,220

Stonelick Township

$183,310

Tate Township

$167,105

Union Township

$174,953

Washington Township

$129,577

Wayne Township

$163,260

Williamsburg Township

$144,055

Williamsburg Village

$125,581


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eventeen subdivisions have new lots or homes in Clermont County. These subdivisions are spread throughout the county and can be found in communities like Batavia Township, Miami Township and Union Township. There are also a variety of price levels—homes in Miami Township’s Willows Bend start at $550,000, while homes in Batavia Township’s Forest Glen start at $213,000.

Housing choices range from modern subdivisions close to highways and amenities to rural locations with land and privacy.

CLERMONT COUNTY SUBDIVISIONS WITH NEW HOMES/LOTS

Community

Number of New Homes/Lots

Builder

Price Range

Website

Billingsley

Batavia Township

66 lots

Drees Homes

n/a

dreeshomes.com

Celestial Estates

Miami Township

18 lots

Brookstone Homes

$300+

brookstonehomes.com

Derby Place

Batavia Township

139 lots

Fischer Homes

$265+

fischerhomes.com

Estrella

Batavia & Union Townships

80 lots

M/I Homes

$242+

mihomes.com

Forest Glen

Batavia Township

39 lots

Fischer Homes

$213+

fischerhomes.com

Glenwood Trails

Batavia Township

41 lots

Fischer Homes

$247+

fischerhomes.com

Lamorna Cove

Miami Township

29 lots

M/I Homes

$304+

mihomes.com

Lexington Run

Batavia Township

11 lots

Fischer Homes

$260+

fischerhomes.com

Madingley Falls

Miami Township

92 lots

M/I Homes

$310+

mihomes.com

Magnolia Trace

Union Township

27 lots

Drees Homes

n/a

dreeshomes.com

Oakridge

Goshen Township

12 lots

Pine Bluffs

Miami Township

19 lots

Ryan Homes

$290+

ryanhomes.com

Prestwick Place

Pierce Township

219 lots

Fischer Homes

$273+

fischerhomes.com

Villas of Cherry Grove

Union Township

22 lots

Somerset Custom

$400+

somersetcustomhomesinc.com

Willow Brook Farms

Miami Township

160 lots

Ryan Homes

$270+

ryanhomes.com

Willows Bend

Miami Township

5 lots

Woods of Miami Trails

Miami Township

23 lots

Subdivision

Justin Doyle Homes $550+ Zicka Homes

$650+

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UTILITIES WATER & SEWER

Clermont County Water and Sewer: 513-732-7970, wrd.clermontcountyohio.gov.

Grubb Oil Co.: 513-947-8841 Lykins Energy Solutions: 800-875-8820, lykinsenergy.com

New Richmond Department of Utilities (New Richmond): 513-553-2001, newrichmond.org.

Rich Energy: 513-271-1460, richenergy.net

Tate-Monroe Water Association (parts of Southern Clermont County): 513-734-2236, tatemonroe.com.

AT&T: 800-288-2020, att.com

Western Water: 513-722-1682, western-h2o.com

ELECTRICITY

TELEPHONE & INTERNET Cincinnati Bell Telephone: 513-566-4101 or 888-246-2355, cincinnatibell.com Frontier Communications: 888-314-7610, frontier.com

Duke Energy Corp.: 800-544-6900, duke-energy.com/residential.asp

Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable): 855-243-8892, spectrum.com

Ohio Valley Electric Corp.: 740-289-7200, ovec.com

Viasat/Excede: 844-605-2426, exede.com

NATURAL GAS

TRASH COLLECTION

Auxier Gas: 513-724-7700, auxiergas.com Duke Energy Corp.: 800-544-6900, duke-energy.com/residential.asp Ferrellgas: 888-337-7355, ferrellgas.com 8

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Rumpke: 800-828-8171, rumpke.com

CABLE TV

Spectrum: 855-243-8892, spectrum.com


RENTAL INFORMATION Avalon at the Pointe in Eastgate

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wenty-eight percent of the housing units in Clermont Count y are renter occupied. You can find single-family homes for rent from private owners, as well as a number of established apartment and townhome communities throughout the county. New developments are conveniently located close to the State Route 32 and Interstate 275 interchange, making commuting easy and shopping accessible. Amenities offered in Clermont County range from pools and sundecks to 24-hour fitness centers and coffee bars.

32 Flats Under construction 550 Daniel Court Cincinnati 45245 Avalon at the Pointe 4380 Eastgate Blvd. Cincinnati 45245 513-495-1100 avalonatthepointe.com

Echelon Luxury Apartments Just announced Phase 2 4345 Glen Este-Withamsville Road Cincinnati 45245 513-818-0262 echelonluxuryapts.com Riverwalk Flats & Rowhouses 31 Water St. Milford 45150 513-268-6708 riverwalkflats.com

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Clermont County Offers BIG-CITY LIVING Mixed with SMALL-TOWN CHARM

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lermont County offers residents an array of benefits when it comes to big-city living mixed with historic, small-town charm. From local dining and specialty shops to sports, outdoor recreation and exploring area attractions, communities like Batavia, Milford and New Richmond afford something for everyone to enjoy. “One of the great qualities of Clermont County is you’re close to a major city like Cincinnati, less than 30 minutes, but, yet, you have the charm of many small towns and villages, and rural life,” says Jeff Blom, president, Clermont County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Communities in the county have a small-town charm, so a trip to the grocery store or a dinner out often results in seeing several familiar faces along the way. It makes you feel like you live in a very connected community, Blom says. Here’s a look at what a few of the communities in Clermont County have to offer. 10

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TOP: The Stonelick Covered Bridge was built in 1878 and is the last surviving covered bridge in Clermont County. ABOVE: 20 Brix, a wine bar, restaurant and wine retail store, is located in the historic district of downtown Milford.


The American Queen, the largest steamboat ever built, made a stop in New Richmond to celebrate the town’s bicentennial. Batavia: Batavia, the county seat, is the home to UC Clermont, a branch campus of the University of Cincinnati. One of the important things that attracts residents is the value of space. There’s more green space for those looking for a home with more land and privacy. It’s within a 30-minute drive to downtown Cincinnati, and the region’s major attractions like Kings Island, Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Cincinnati Reds, and FC Cincinnati. New Richmond: Founded in 1814 along the Ohio River, the Village of New Richmond bridges the gap between urban and rural communities by promoting modern-day living in a restful, natural setting. The community is a good representation of Ohio’s rich history with a scenic, river town charm. A moderate cost of living, affordable home prices and plenty of familyfriendly activities add to the town’s appeal.

Graeter’s Ice Cream and Busy Bee Boutique at Loveland Station

Milford: Communities like Milford are ideal places to own a business, and to raise a family. Milford was voted the “Best Hometown” in the State of Ohio in 20172018 by Ohio Magazine. Located along the Little Miami River, downtown Milford’s Main Street is a vibrant community that is the home to galleries, family-owned specialty stores and restaurants. Located off Interstate 275, Milford is also the home of FC Cincinnati’s new $30 million practice/training complex. – Ginny McCabe C L E R M O N T CO U N T Y R E LO C AT I O N G U I D E 2 0 1 9

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ducation is one of the most important considerations when it’s time to decide where to live, and Clermont County has plenty of options for those interested in either public, private or career-oriented schools. – Eric Spangler

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS Batavia Local School District 800 Bauer Ave., Batavia 45103 513-732-2343 bataviaschools.org

Bethel-Tate Local School District 675 W. Plane St., Bethel 45106 513-734-2271 betheltate.org Clermont Northeastern Local School District 2792 U.S. 50, Batavia 45103 513-625-1211  cneschools.org Felicity-Franklin Local School District 105 Market St., Felicity 45120  513-876-2113  felicityschools.org Goshen Local School District 6694 Goshen Road, Goshen 45122 513-722-2222 goshenlocalschools.org Milford Exempted Village School District 1099 State Route 131, Milford 45150 513-831-1314 milfordschools.org New Richmond Exempted Village School District 212 Market St., New Richmond 45157 513-553-2616 nrschools.org

West Clermont Local School District 4350 Aicholtz Road, Cincinnati 45245 513-943-5000 westcler.k12.oh.us

St. Mark’s Lutheran School 5849 Buckwheat Road, Milford 45150 513-575-3354 stmarksmilford.org

Williamsburg Local School District 549 A W. Main St., Williamsburg 45176 513-724-2211 burgschools.org

St. Thomas More School 788 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati 45245 513-753-2540 sttmschool.org

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

St. Veronica School 4475 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road, Cincinnati 45244 513-528-0442 school.stveronica.org

Children’s Meeting House Montessori School 927 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland 45140 513-683-4757 cmhschool.com Milford Christian Academy 1365 Woodville Pike, Milford 45150 513-575-1708 mcabulldogs.org St. Andrew School 555 Main St., Milford 45150 513-831-5277 saseasschool.org St. Bernadette School 1453 Locust Lake Road, Amelia 45102 513-753-4744 stbameliaschool.org St. Columban Elementary School 896 Oakland Road, Loveland 45140 513-683-7903 saintcolumbanschool.org

CAREER CENTERS

Grant Career Center 718 W. Plane St., Bethel 45106 513-734-6222 grantcareer.com Great Oaks Career Campuses-Live Oaks 5956 Buckwheat Road, Milford 45150 513-575-1900 hs.greatoaks.com/campuses/live/ Southern Hills Career Technical Center, Post-Secondary Campus 151 State Route 32, Williamsburg 45176 937-378-6131 shctc.k12.oh.us

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School 5900 Buckwheat Road, Milford 45150 513-575-0093 saseasschool.org St. Louis School 250 N. Broadway St., Owensville 45160 513-732-0636 stlparish.org/school West Clermont High School

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COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES P eople who want to follow their dreams, enrich their minds or perhaps “reinvent” themselves will find plenty of education and training options in and around Clermont County. More than two-dozen colleges, universities and career training centers are located within 20 miles of Batavia, the county seat. Many of those institutions enjoy long track records of excellence; several are more than 100 years old. The University of Cincinnati, founded in 1819 as Cincinnati College, is the oldest university in Cincinnati. The school is known for its many innovations—from the oral polio vaccine and heart-lung machine to today’s 1819 Innovation Hub. UC also invented cooperative education in 1906. In co-op, students alternate between semesters of traditional classes with semesters spent working full-time in the field, giving students real-world experience in a profession while earning their degree. Clermont-area students who are attracted to UC’s acclaimed programs but perhaps feel intimidated about navigating a large, urban campus might prefer to attend one of UC’s smaller, suburban regional campuses: UC-Blue Ash; or UC-Clermont or UC East, both located in Clermont County. People looking for a fast track to a new career might find it at Live Oaks in Milford, a branch of Great Oaks Career Centers, considered to be “one of the largest career and technical education districts in the United States.” The region is also home to Chatfield College, which offers an associate’s degree program. And then there’s Union Institute & University, which forged ahead with online coursework before it was cool; Union says it “perfected” the now-commonplace method of combining online instruction with traditional classroom instruction. – Janice Hisle

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: PUBLIC—MAIN CAMPUSES Cincinnati State Technical and Community College 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati 45223 PROGRAMS: certificates, associate’s ENROLLMENT: 8,807 WEBSITE: cincinnatistate.edu

Northern Kentucky University Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099 PROGRAMS: associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctor’s ENROLLMENT: 14,456 WEBSITE: nku.edu University of Cincinnati 2624 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati 45221 PROGRAMS: certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate’s (PhD) ENROLLMENT: 37,155 WEBSITE: uc.edu

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: PUBLIC—REGIONAL CAMPUSES

University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College (UC-Blue Ash) 9555 Plainfield Road, Blue Ash 45236 PROGRAMS: associate’s, bachelor’s, ENROLLMENT: 4,870 WEBSITE: ucblueash.edu University of Cincinnati Clermont College (UC-Clermont) 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia 45103 PROGRAMS: associate’s, bachelor’s ENROLLMENT: 3,017 WEBSITE: ucclermont.edu University of Cincinnati East (UC East) 1981 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive—216B, Batavia 45103 PROGRAMS: Completion of bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice, paralegal studies and early childhood education ENROLLMENT: 200 WEBSITE: cech.uc.edu/uceast

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: PRIVATE

Chatfield College 20918 State Route 251, Saint Martin 45118 and 1544 Central Parkway, Cincinnati 45202 PROGRAMS: associate’s; 14

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enrollment open to all high school graduates ENROLLMENT: 294 WEBSITE: chatfield.edu

Mount St. Joseph University 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati 45233 PROGRAMS: certificates, associate’s bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate’s (PhD) ENROLLMENT: 2,017 WEBSITE: msj.edu Xavier University (Jesuit Catholic) 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati 45207 PROGRAMS: associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate’s (PhD) ENROLLMENT: 7,132 WEBSITE: xavier.edu Union Institute & University 440 E. McMillan St., Cincinnati 45206 PROGRAMS: bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate’s (PhD); new certificate in public service leadership ENROLLMENT: 1,085 WEBSITE: myunion.edu

SPECIALTY/VOCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Art Academy of Cincinnati 1212 Jackson St., Cincinnati 45202 PROGRAMS: associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s; studies ranging from print media and creative writing to sculpture, painting, photography and film/video ENROLLMENT: 181 WEBSITE: artacademy.edu Brighton Center’s Center for Employment Training 601 Washington Ave., Suite 140, Newport, KY 41071 PROGRAMS: Certificates in medical assisting, health technology administration and business and computer technologies ENROLLMENT: 123 WEBSITE: brightoncenter.com The Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences 2139 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati 45219 PROGRAMS: associate’s, bachelor’s; studies in nursing and health-care administration; not affiliated with any religion or creed ENROLLMENT: 914 WEBSITE: thechristcollege.edu


Cincinnati School of Medical Massage 11250 Cornell Park Drive, Suite 203, Cincinnati 45242 PROGRAMS: massage therapist certificate/medical assistant diploma WEBSITE: massageschools.com Galen College of Nursing-Cincinnati 100 E. Business Way, Suite 200, Cincinnati 45241 PROGRAMS: associate’s ENROLLMENT: 478 WEBSITE: galencollege.edu/cincinnati Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science 375 Dixmyth Ave., Cincinnati 45220 PROGRAMS: associate’s, bachelor’s ENROLLMENT: 413 WEBSITE: gscollege.edu Grant Career Center 718 W. Plane St., Bethel 45106 PROGRAMS: 14 career areas for high schoolers and several programs for adults in general education, welding and medical/health ENROLLMENT: 315 WEBSITE: grantcareer.com Great Oaks Career Campuses 303 Scarlet Oaks Drive, Cincinnati 45241 PROGRAMS: certificates in police, fire, medical, dental, pharmacy, heavy equipment, many other careers ENROLLMENT: about 18,000 high schoolers and 19,000 adults WEBSITE: greatoaks.com

UC East’s Konnect Cafe

Interactive College of TechnologyNewport 76 Carothers Road, Newport, KY 41071 PROGRAMS: certificate, associate’s degree in specialized office skills, accounting; heating, cooling and ventilation ENROLLMENT: 66 WEBSITE: ict.edu Moler-Hollywood Beauty Academy 6142 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati 45213 PROGRAMS: certificates in cosmetology ENROLLMENT: 92 WEBSITE: molerhollywood.com Ohio Media School-Cincinnati 4411 Montgomery Road, Norwood 45212 PROGRAMS: less than one-year certificate in radio/TV broadcasting,

marketing, film/video production ENROLLMENT: 51 WEBSITE: beonair.com Paul Mitchell the School-Cincinnati 11956 Lebanon Road, Cincinnati 45241 PROGRAMS: cosmetology, advanced cosmetology, guest services ENROLLMENT: 237 WEBSITE: cincinnati. paulmitchell.edu Southern Hills Career Technical Center, Post-Secondary Campus 151 State Route 32, Williamsburg 45176 PROGRAMS: welding, health occupations, public safety WEBSITE: shctc.k12.oh.us SOURCES: National Center for Education Statistics, institution websites NOTE: Some enrollment numbers are for 2018; others, 2017

Clermont County Public Library

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lermont County Public Library began library service in 1955, with a bookmobile and a small office as its first facilities. Since then, the library system has expanded to 10 locations, achieving a goal of the Library Board to have a library within 15 minutes driving time of all Clermont County residents.

Amelia Branch 58 Maple St., Amelia 45102

Hours: Monday & Tuesday Noon- 8 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.-5 pm..

Felicity Branch 209 Prather Road, Felicity 45120

Batavia Branch – Doris Wood 180 S. Third St., Batavia 45103 Bethel Branch 611 E. W. Plane St., Bethel 45106

Goshen Branch 6678 State Route 132, Goshen 45122 Miami Township Branch 5920 Buckwheat Road, Milford 45150

New Richmond Branch – Harold F. Flannery 103 River Valley Blvd., New Richmond 45157 Owensville Branch 2548 US Route 50, PO Box 875, Owensville 45160 Union Township Branch 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Cincinnati 45245 Williamsburg Branch – Marion G. Croswell 594 W. Main St., Williamsburg 45176 C L E R M O N T CO U N T Y R E LO C AT I O N G U I D E 2 0 1 9

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HEALTH CARE

A rendering of the new Mercy Health-Eastgate Medical Center

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id you know Clermont County is one of the fastest growing counties in the Tristate? It’s no surprise that health care providers are taking notice. Both Mercy Health and Christ Hospital are adding new office buildings in 2019, while other big-name providers, like Cincinnati Children’s and HealthSource of Ohio, continue to offer care ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, cancer care, orthopedics and more. “Data shows that there are two pockets of growth in metro Cincinnati—and Clermont County is one of those anticipated areas for the next five years,” says Ken James, east market leader for Mercy Health-Cincinnati. “This is a prime location.” Roughly 83 percent of Clermont County residents report having a primary care provider, per a recent community health assessment, and health care is a major source of employment for local residents. – Liz Engel


HEALTHSOURCE OF OHIO HealthSource of Ohio has 15 locations in southern Ohio and is headquartered in Clermont County. HealthSource of Ohio, which has locations in Batavia and Eastgate, provides primary care, OB-GYN, pharmaceutical, vision, dental and pediatric services. Its mission: to provide a unique and comprehensive approach to health within your community. healthsourceofohio.org

CHRIST HOSPITAL–MIAMI TOWNSHIP NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER Slated for completion in late summer 2019, this new 15,000-square-foot office will offer primary care, family medicine, specialty services, a laboratory draw site and physical/occupational therapy. Christ Hospital also maintains primary care practices in Eastgate and Milford. thechristhospital.com

CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S EASTGATE

MERCY HEALTH–CLERMONT HOSPITAL

One of several neighborhood locations for Cincinnati Children’s, the Eastgate office offers pediatric lab, radiology and subspecialty services, including occupational therapy, speed pathology, urology and more, with flexible hours, on-site parking and short wait times. cincinnatichildrens. org/patients/visit/directions/locations/ eastgate

L ocated i n Batav ia, Merc y Hea lt hClermont features one of the region’s largest ICUs, a wound care center, 24/7 emergency care, pulmonology, orthopedic and spine care, and surgical services. Its onsite Behavioral Health Institute also provides mental health and recovery services. Truven Health Analytics named Mercy Health-Clermont one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals in 2019, the 10th time it has received that recognition. mercy.com/ locations/hospitals/cincinnati/mercyhealth-clermont-hospital Mercy Health-Clermont Hospital also provides services at the following offcampus locations: • Mt. Orab Medical Center • Eastgate Medical Center • Eastgate Surgery Center • Milford Imaging and Lab Services • Eastgate Orthopedics and Sports Rehabilitation • Sardinia Orthopedics and Sports Rehabilitation • Bethel Outpatient Physical Therapy

CINCINNATI EYE INSTITUTE Cincinnati Eye Institute treats both complex and routine eye conditions with 14 locations in Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Indiana. Its new Eastgate office, which includes an ambulatory surgery center and clinical space for patient care, opened in the Mercy Health-Eastgate Medical Center at Ivy Point in 2019, and its Batavia office is located in the Physicians Pavilion at MercyClermont Hospital. cincinnatieye.com

WOLVES WELLNESS CENTER Opened in February 2018 by HealthSource of Ohio inside West Clermont Middle School, the Wolves Wellness Center offers primary care, vision services and eventually dentistry to West Clermont School District students and staff. The goal is to eventually offer the same services to the entire community. Children are seen regardless of insurance status; enrollment is required. The school-based health center is open Monday through Friday, during school breaks and during the summer. healthsourceofohio.org/index. php?page=west-clermont n

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SERVICES Senior living facilities in Clermont County provide residents with a variety of services as well as quality care.

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ver since a visionary set her plans in motion 50 years ago, provisions have been made for seniors living in Clermont County. That’s when Lois Brown Dale planted the seed for Clermont Senior Services, the agency dedicated to serving the needs of people age 60 and up. She created the nonprofit agency by securing a small federal demonstration grant to open senior centers in several communities throughout the county. She then attracted funding partners like The United Way and the Council on Aging as she built a network of services to help Clermont County’s older citizens retain their independence as they age. Anticipating the future needs of this population, Lois made it her mission to see the Ohio legislature pass a law permitting senior service levies to be placed on the ballot to support programs for older adults. In November 1982, Clermont 18

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passed Ohio’s first countywide senior services levy, and today over 70 senior service levies throughout Ohio generate more than $140 million dollars each year to provide community-based care for older adults. In 2018, the agency served nearly 6,000 customers across its services, says Cindy Gramke, the agency’s executive director and CEO. Of those individual customers, 87 percent received multiple services, Gramke says. “It’s highly likely that if someone is getting one of those services,” such as Meals on Wheels, they’re in need of and receiving other services, which could include transportation to appointments or home repair modifications. Among Clermont Senior Services offerings are home care and the adult day care program, which serves more than 50 participants daily. The program helps those with a range of

disabilities, including stroke, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. The program’s private, not-for-profit status gives it the ability to recruit and engage a corps of volunteers, Gramke says, and the whole enterprise, now celebrating its 50th year, operates with a strong culture that attracts and retains its employees. “I’m only the third executive director/ CEO in 50 years and most employees have been here for more than 20 years,” she says. “That speaks really to the stability of the organization and our commitment to ‘Service with Heart.’” Clermont Senior Services also operates seven affordable housing complexes with one-bedroom apartments for seniors throughout Clermont County. All utilities are included in the monthly rent of this subsidized, independent living housing. Residents must be age 62 or older and meet eligibility guidelines. – Deborah Rutledge


AT-HOME & SKILLED CARE

Comfort Keepers 513-752-5533, comfortkeepers.com Committed to Care 513-245-1190, committedtocareinc.com Family Bridges Home Care 513-531-9600, familybridges.com Helping Hands Home Care 513-777-2818, hhhcare.com Home Care by Black Stone 513-891-1127, blackstonehc.com Home Instead Senior Care 513-333-7177, homeinstead.com Interim Homestyles interimhealthcare.com SEM Villa in Milford provides both onsite and offsite activities.

Little Miami Home Care 513-248-8988, littlemiamihc.com

Clermont Senior Services 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Batavia 45103 513-724-1255, clermontseniors.com

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RETIREMENT & SENIOR LIVING FACILITIES

Harmony Senior Village 175 N. Eighth St., #6, Williamsburg 45176 Services: independent living 513-724-0411, mvahpartners.com Ivy Pointe Senior Apartments 732 Clough Pike, Cincinnati 45245 Services: independent living 937-270-9668, clovergroupinc.com Pinebrook 5877 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, Milford 45140 Services: assisted living, independent living, memory care 513-297-4076, pinebrook. watermarkcommunities.com Riverview Bluffs 104 River Valley Blvd., New Richmond 45157 Services: independent living 513-553-4114, yournextplacetolive.com

SEM Haven 225 Cleveland Ave., Milford Services: assisted living, nursing care, short-term rehabilitation 513-248-1270, semhaven.org SEM Laurels 203 Mound Ave., Milford 45150 Services: independent living 513-248-0126, semlaurels.org SEM Villa 201 Mound St., Milford 45150 Services: independent living 513-831-3262, semvilla.org SEM Terrace 5371 S. Milford Road, Milford 45150 Services: independent living 513-248-1140, semterrace.org The Trails at East Loveland 101 S. Third St., Loveland 45140 Services: independent living 513-583-0800, rentlinx.kmgprestige.com The Village at Eastgate 776 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cincinnati 45245 Services: assisted living, independent living 513-753-4400, villageateastgate.com

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OUTDOOR RECREATION ABOVE: Harsha Lake RIGHT: The Marge & Charles Schott Nature PlayScape at the Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods

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lermont County is full of natural beauty to explore. State parks, nature preserves and outdoor trails are spread throughout from Loveland to Chilo. In terms of acreage, East Fork State Park is one of the largest protected areas in Ohio. There are plenty of places for biking, hiking, boating, horseback riding, camping and just getting away from it all on the land surrounding Harsha Lake. The park is a great place to experience diverse flora and fauna while walking on one of its 11 hiking trails. Visitors can also enjoy many summertime events, from bird-watching and geological tours to watching boat races such as July’s U.S. Rowing National Championships. Families can also head a couple minutes north into Batavia to swim and play at the Clermont County YMCA. Just northwest of East Fork are Sycamore Park and the Wilson Nature Preserve. Combined, they cover over 150 acres of land just outside Batavia Village, tucked into a bend of the East Fork Little Miami River. The nature preserve features 20

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moderately challenging trails winding through pristine woods and riverbeds. Sycamore Park contains outdoor tennis, volleyball and basketball courts mixed in among picnic shelters and playgrounds. On the other side of the river, visitors can also hit the links at Elks Run Golf Course. Nature enthusiasts can find the Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods just 6 miles from downtown Milford. Events for the whole family happen throughout the year, featuring unique programming like nighttime stargazing hikes, beaver watching and wildflower planting. The Marge & Charles Schott Nature PlayScape is a highlight, containing an enclosed 1.5 acres for children to play in and interact with the forest, field and streams. Visitors of all ages can stroll through the beautifully cultivated Oak Allée and Celebration Garden. The many golf courses in Clermont County offer a chance to play 18 holes in picturesque settings. Just west of Goshen are Hickory Woods and Eagles Nest, while Batavia boasts two award-winning courses—The Golf Club at Stonelick Hills


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and Elks Run—which have been recognized as among the best in Ohio. In Wayne Township, Clermont’s other state park, Stonelick, encircles the lake of the same name. Stonelick State Park offers over 100 campsites, several picnic areas and lots of room for boating and fishing. Campers and visitors can enjoy three leisurely hiking trails or take a dip in various swimming holes around sprawling Stonelick Lake. 22

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History lovers can head south from there to find the Hartman Log Cabin just off U.S. Route 50. This 1838 home was built by the Hartmans, who were among the first to settle in the area nearly 200 years ago. The 5-acre park is open to the public and the cabin, including its picnic shelter and barn, can be rented for a variety of group events. Further south, the town of Chilo sits on the banks of the Ohio River. This hamlet

contains both the 39-acre Chilo Lock 34 Park—it was once the site of a lock and dam overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—and the Crooked Run Nature Preserve, featuring 77 acres of wildlife habitat, walking trails and scenic river views. Crooked Run is a bird-watcher’s paradise, with over 200 species of our fine feathered friends observed on the property. – Kevin Michell


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he residents of Clermont County are always looking for an opportunity to get together to celebrate. From festivals honoring the region’s heritage to cardboard boat races, Clermont County has them all. – Kevin Michell

FRONTIER DAYS May/June, Milford A tradition for nearly 60 years, Frontier Days is one of the largest annual festivals in the region. After kicking off the festivities with a Thursday evening parade, the city of Milford celebrates summertime with food, games, live music and more. Most of the action takes place at Village Park on the banks of the Little Miami River, where visitors can find rides, the music stage, vendor booths and the famous frog-jumping contest. Enjoy the festival atmosphere at the park and the local shops just up the road on Main Street during the weekend. frontierdaysmilford.com

NEW RICHMOND RIVERDAYS/CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA August, New Richmond Each August in New Richmond brings around a celebration of life on the mighty Ohio River. The centerpiece of this annual river festival is the Cardboard Boat Regatta, where hundreds of teams bring their unique and homemade cardboard watercraft to race. Keep an eye out for the particularly creative boats wheeled out by New Richmond’s Cardboard Boat Museum. On land, visitors can expect plenty of food, live music, crafts, rides and fireworks. newrichmond.org/riverdays.html

CLERMONT COUNTY FAIR July, Owensville The Clermont County Fair has been an annual event since the Clermont County Agricultural Society’s first festival in 1849

TOP: New Richmond RiverDays festival LEFT: Milford’s Frontier Days festival RIGHT: The Old West Festival in Williamsburg and has taken place in Owensville since 1864. Now well over 150 years old, the County Fair is a weeklong summertime extravaganza full of events and attractions. The fairgrounds are full of the essentials— food, games, live music and rides—but the week is packed with special events and contests like tractor pulls, rodeo and trick riding, wiener dog races and demolition derbies. clermontcountyfair.org

OLD WEST FESTIVAL June/July, Williamsburg Just off State Route 32 in eastern Clermont County lies the village of Williamsburg, where for one month every year the town steps back in time for the Old West Festival. See a bunch of authentic Wild West events, like rope tricks, horse rides, gunfight reenactments, old-time baseball and more. This trip back in time is family-friendly and delightfully committed to the theme. oldwestfestival.com

SPRING CLASSIC DRIVING TOUR April, starts in Milford ends in New Richmond PUMPKIN RUN NATIONALS October, Owensville Two major events for car lovers happen annually in Clermont County. The Spring Classic Driving Tour brings together car clubs and aficionados to drive scenic routes for charitable causes. Starting with morning coffee and breakfast in Milford, drivers take a ride on one of a handful of official routes ending in New Richmond for a car show and social that evening. springclassicdrivingtour.org Later in the year, Owensville hosts the Pumpkin Run Nationals. The vintage car show has been an autumnal tradition since the 1970s, with thousands of classic vehicles on display. Participating cars and trucks compete for trophies in various categories at the Clermont County Fairgrounds while visitors can also enjoy food, games and live music. pumpkinrunnationals.com n C L E R M O N T CO U N T Y R E LO C AT I O N G U I D E 2 0 1 9

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The annual Beast of the East Fork features a 3.2-mile obstacle course through East Fork State Park; a rendering of the new Mercy Health Training Center; and go karts at Scene 75.

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or active residents and families, Clermont Count y has plent y of places for everyone to run, jump, bike, hike and play. Two major recreational trails wind through the county. The statewide Ohio to Erie Trail, locally called the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail, is a dedicated path for people to enjoy on bicycles, horses, rollerblades or their own two feet. The route has two trailheads in the county—one in Old Milford near the Water Street bridge and one in downtown Loveland. The 9-mile trip between the two points is a perfect way to spend a pleasant, active afternoon made even better by the shops and eateries to visit after arriving in either town. Clermont County is also developing its own dedicated recreational trail. The Williamsburg to Batavia Hike Bike Trail is an ongoing project, with six of its planned 13 miles currently open to the public. The path as it currently exists starts where Broadway Street in Williamsburg meets 24

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East Fork State Park, then runs along the northern edge of the park before stopping at the end of Zagar Road. When completed, the trail will continue south along Harsha Lake’s western edge before following the Little Miami up to end in Batavia. People who like getting a group together to throw or kick a ball around will love the sports field options in Clermont. Miami Township’s Miami Meadows Park features 200 acres of recreation and green space, including 10 fields for soccer, two football fields, four baseball fields and two basketball courts. Olympic Fields in Batavia offers 13 multipurpose fields perfect for soccer, Ultimate Frisbee or any outdoor events. And, in Milford, the brand-new Mercy Health Training Center serves as FC Cincinnati’s practice facility where you can go see the team practice and watch the region’s premier youth players compete in academy matches throughout the year. The last weekend in September brings about the annual Great Outdoor Week-

end. Many Clermont communities and organizations participate—Clermont County Park District organizes a canoe adventure on the East Fork River, Cincinnati Nature Center hosts a ton of familyfriendly nature programming at Rowe Woods and the Izaak Walton League’s Cincinnati chapter offers a day of f ly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, archery and more in Loveland. For families who like to play rain or shine all year long, they need look no further than Scene 75 in Milford. The entertainment center is one of the largest in the country, cramming mini golf, bowling, laser tag, go karts, bumper cars, arcade games and more into its 90,000-squarefoot building. The Milford location is the second for the budding franchise that started in Dayton and was recognized in 2016 by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions as North America’s top family entertainment center. – Kevin Michell


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lermont County shoppers have access to name-brand stores and one-of-a-kind items thanks to the county’s many shopping areas. – Kevin Michell

MILFORD Perhaps no neighborhood in Greater Cincinnati packs as much charm into a few square blocks as Old Milford. Gift shops, antique stores and casual shopping options are sprinkled throughout, like Scintilla on Main and Villa Sanctuary. Mixed in among them are specialty shops old and new—Bishop’s Bicycles, opened in 1890, is the oldest bike shop in the United States, and Coolest Toys on Earth is a toy store that lives up to its name. Those who love the outdoors should check out Kurtz Boots and Roads Rivers and Trails for gear.

DOWNTOWN LOVELAND The center of Loveland is packed with locally owned shops and restaurants. The Copper Pearl and Alley Boutique offer fun and stylish options for the wardrobe and home. Shoppers can pick up some wearable city pride at Cincy Shirts then walk around the corner to Montgomery Cyclery for any bike-related needs. In the same area, visitors can also find the 75-year-old Bond Home Furnishings, running shoe store JackRabbit, Plaid Room Records and outdoor gear shop Vertical Drop.

EASTGATE The Eastgate area shopping district can offer a little bit of everything to visitors. It starts with EastGate Mall, where shoppers can find national department stores like Kohl’s and JCPenney as well as shops like Willis Music and Bath & Body Works. EastGate Mall is also home to an indoor miniature golf course and a combination sports apparel store and complex. Just across State Route 32 stands Jungle Jim’s Eastgate specialty grocery. Visitors can explore 215,000 square feet of food, beverages and more ranging from the familiar to the exotic. Surrounding the produce sections are gigantic departments for beer, wine and liquor, international cuisine, hot sauces and natural food. Plus, Jungle Jim’s has the Paradise Pavilion bar and lounge on-site.

AMELIA Ohio Pike in Amelia is sprinkled with local businesses worth checking out. Amelia Florist Wine & Gift Shop, the oldest flower shop in Clermont County, is a local institution that has won Best Florist in Cincy Magazine’s Best of the East several years running. Shoppers can pick up wine, candles, music boxes, gift baskets and a whole lot more in addition to floral arrangements. Walk just a few feet up the street to find The Pill Box Pharmacy & The Gift Box, which offers jewelry, toys, clothing and accent pieces for the home. n

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FROM LEFT: Front Street Cafe in New Richmond, pizza from the Little Miami Brewing Company in Milford, and the interior of the Little Miami Brewing Company

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lermont County boasts a mixture of old and new in the local brewing scene and these four beer makers offer welcoming taprooms and a wide range of craft libations. — Kevin Michell

MT. CARMEL BREWING COMPANY

LITTLE MIAMI BREWING COMPANY

The oldest locally owned craft brewery in Cincinnati started in 2005 in the storm cellar of an 80-year-old farmhouse in western Clermont County. The brewing operation and attached Carriage House remain in that same 1920s building on Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, with a few expansions happening along the way. The taproom is a charming space that opens onto a relaxing outdoor patio flanked by artificial ponds, offering a pleasant escape in the middle of Cincinnati. mtcarmelbrewingcompany.com

One of the region’s newest breweries is a symbol of Milford’s growth. Opened in 2018 on the banks of the eponymous river, Little Miami Brewing Company has developed 16 different beers in its first year of existence, many of which can be found on tap at its Mill Street brewery. Visitors will find a pleasant respite in the spacious and open taproom, which also features a covered outdoor patio for year-round enjoyment. Enjoy a cold one with the brewery’s food offerings, which include brick oven pizza, chili and nachos. littlemiamibrewing.com

THE OLD FIREHOUSE BREWERY Williamsburg’s Old Firehouse Brewery started in 2014, appropriately founded by former firefighter Adam Cowan and his wife Lori Ward in a decommissioned fire station on Main Street. The brewery and taproom radiates with a communal atmosphere, particularly in the warmer months when the firehouse doors are rolled up to make the indoor and outdoor seating areas feel like one giant patio. Beer fans in and around eastern Clermont County can enjoy its 14 unique and often malt-driven brews on tap plus local food vendors in an easygoing setting. oldfirehousebrewery.com 26

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NARROW PATH BREWING COMPANY Loveland’s Narrow Path is a small-batch brewer that values the community around it as much as the beer it produces. Visitors can enjoy an assortment of draft beers in the cozy taproom or enjoy idyllic downtown Loveland from Narrow Path’s spacious outdoor patio, which feels much more like a friend’s backyard than an overflow seating area. Visitors can stop at Narrow Path for a beer after a day of biking, hiking, shopping or relaxing in Loveland. Plus, nearby Tano Bistro will deliver its delicious food to the taproom. narrowpathbrewing.com

FOUR HOT DINING SPOTS FRONT STREET CAFÉ – NEW RICHMOND

This picturesque eatery is right on the banks of the Ohio River. Front Street Cafe has been a destination east of Cincinnati for years, a gathering place in southern Clermont County that serves lunch, dinner and coffee on the idyllic New Richmond riverfront, with live music most weekends. frontstcafe.com

20 BRIX – MILFORD

A fixture of Milford for over a decade, 20 Brix is a restaurant and wine bar that offers contemporary American and traditional s o u t her n c uisine in an ele gant and welcoming setting. Diners can enjoy Wagyu beef, scallops and crab cakes while diving into a robust wine list that has received recognition from Open Table and Wine Spectator, the latter awarding 20 Brix its Award of Excellence in 2018. 20brix.com

LASZLO’S IRON SKILLET – WITHAMSVILLE

For a city with strong German heritage, there aren’t many restaurants in Cincinnati serving fare to match. But Laszlo’s—a 40year veteran that has survived time and the elements while changing locations several times—offers hearty, savory Eastern European cuisine that will satisf y any appetite. laszlosironskillet.com

BACON BROTHERS BARBECUE – GOSHEN

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In the HEART of It All Clermont County retains its small-town charms while remaining close to big-city events and attractions

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here’s plenty to do within the confines of Clermont County, but it’s also near everything else that’s happening in Greater Cincinnati. Downtown Cincinnati and the neighborhoods surrounding it have become the epicenter of city culture and events. Clermont County residents are just a 30- to 45- minute drive away from downtown, whether they live in Goshen, Chilo, Williamsburg or anywhere in between. Residents of the county can easily check out big annual events such as Taste of Cincinnati, Oktoberfest and Fountain Square’s summer concert series. This city loves its sports—though the teams may regularly break residents’ hearts—and the Reds’ Great American Ball Park and the Bengals’ Paul Brown Stadium are located right on downtown’s waterfront. Nippert Stadium, home to both University of Cincinnati football games and—before they settle into their future home just west of downtown—MLS team FC Cincinnati, is a short trip up Vine Street from there. U.S. Bank Arena, just on the other side of Great American Ball Park’s left field wall, hosts Cincinnati Cyclones hockey games and other events in addition to many year-round concerts. Summertime in Cincinnati means a trip to one of the region’s amusement or water parks is a must. Kings Island, The Beach Waterpark and Great Wolf Lodge can be found together on a short stretch of Interstate 71 in Mason, just under a halfhour from residents of northern Clermont County and at most an hour away from those living anywhere else within it. Coney Island, home of the world’s largest recirculating pool, is even closer, right next door to Clermont in nearby Anderson Township. Coney Island offers rides, games and events in addition to its swimming pool while also being adjacent to River-

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Great American Ball Park; the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden; and Kings Island. bend Music Center, home of many of the city’s biggest summer concerts. Family fun and culture combine at many attractions close to Clermont County. Parents and kids can travel less than an hour to spend an afternoon at the Cincinnati Museum Center in the newly restored Union Terminal, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden in Avondale—one of the oldest zoos in the country—or the Newport Aquarium at Newport on the

Levee in Kentucky. Families that want to get acquainted with the arts can make the easy trip from Clermont County to Eden Park and find the Cincinnati Art Museum, Krohn Conservatory and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Those who love space and the night sky can head to Mount Lookout and enjoy an evening at the Cincinnati Observatory after a day enjoying the lush fields and groves found at Ault Park. – Kevin Michell n C L E R M O N T CO U N T Y R E LO C AT I O N G U I D E 2 0 1 9

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GETTING AROUND CLERMONT COUNTY and Beyond

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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION The Clermont Transportation Connection is the primary provider of public transportation in Clermont County. The Clermont Transportation Connection offers three fixed routes in addition to its 28

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Dial-A-Ride services. The Clermont Transportation Connection provides several fixed routes that provide nonstop express service to downtown Cincinnati. Up-to-date route schedules can be found at ctc.clermontcountyohio.gov. The Dial-A-Ride service is a door-todoor public transit service that operates similar to taxi service. Passengers call dispatchers at 513-732-7433 and schedule a ride on a Clermont Transportation Connection bus. The service is open to anyone in Clermont County. All vehicles are wheelchair accessible. The Dial-A-Ride service is available Mon-

day through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Passengers can be picked up anywhere in Clermont County and taken to any destination in Clermont County. If a passenger wishes to go outside Clermont County, Clermont Transportation Connection can drop them off at a METRO bus stop. Non-emergency medical transportation is also available to people on Medicaid. The service provides transportation services to and from medical appointments and is free of charge for those who are eligible. For more information call 513-732-7433 or visit ctc.clermontcounty.gov.


LEFT: The Interstate 275/ State Route 32 interchange ABOVE & RIGHT: The Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport

AIRPORTS The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, 3087 Terminal Drive in Hebron, Kentucky, is the largest airport in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area with 176 peak-day flights to 80 nonstop airport destinations in the United States and Europe. According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, CVG has the third lowest average airfares in the Midwest and the 26th lowest in the country, with an average fare of $334.32. Home to DHL’s North American hub and soon to house Amazon’s primary hub of over 100 cargo planes, it is also the eighthlargest cargo airport in North America. Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Ave. in Cincinnati, is a general aviation airport owned and managed by the city of Cincinnati. It is located on 1,140 acres east of downtown in Cincinnati’s Columbia-Tusculum neighborhood. The airport serves corporate, private and charter aircraft. The Clermont County Airport, 2001 Sportys Drive in Batavia Township, is a public-use airport with one runway. The 60-acre facility includes Sporty’s, the world’s largest pilot shop offering aviation products and supplies. n C L E R M O N T CO U N T Y R E LO C AT I O N G U I D E 2 0 1 9

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lermont County has many organizations and agencies throughout the county to offer assistance when you need it. See below for a list of what Clermont has to offer. – David Holthaus

Clermont Animal CARE Humane Society Animal shelter 4025 Filager Road, Batavia 45103 513-732-8854 Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities Helps individuals and families with developmental disabilities and partners with professional agencies for services. 2040 U.S. Highway 50, Batavia 45103 513-732-7000 Clermont County Board of Elections Provides election services, information and education. 76 S. Riverside Drive, Batavia 45103 513-732-7275 Clermont County Building Inspection Permit Central regulates residential and commercial building construction, including all villages in the county. 2275 Bauer Road, Batavia 45103 513-732-7213 Clermont County Child Support Enforces court orders and collects child support and medical insurance. 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Suite 107, Batavia 45103 513-732-7248 Clermont County Clerk of Courts MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK - TRAFFIC & CRIMINAL 

4430 State Route 222, Batavia 45103 513-732-7290 COMMON PLEAS COURT CLERK

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Clermont County Extension Office Provides services from the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State’s main campus and other land-grant universities 1000 Locust St., P.O. Box 670, Owensville 45160 513-732-7070 Clermont County Park District Maintains a network of parks and nature preserves. 2228 U.S. Highway 50, Batavia 45103 513-732-2977 Clermont County Public Health Promotes health and protects the environment with programs including food safety inspections and septic system permits. 2275 Bauer Road, Suite 300, Batavia 45103 513-732-7499 Clermont County Public Library Maintains 10 branch libraries. Main office: 5920 Buckwheat Road, Milford 45150 513-732-2736 Clermont County Sheriff’s Office 4470 State Route 222, Batavia 45103 513-732-7500 Clermont County Veterans Services Provides emergency financial assistance to veterans, spouses, dependent children and surviving spouses; assists veterans in obtaining benefits. 76 South Riverside Drive, Heritage Building, Third Floor, Batavia 45103 513-732-7363 Clermont County Water Resources Department Serves 43,000 customers and maintains 800 miles of water lines. 4400 Haskell Lane, Batavia 45103 513-732-7970

Clermont Family YMCA Water safety skills, group exercise classes, gyms and other programs. 2075 James E. Sauls, Sr. Drive, Batavia 45103 513-724-9622 Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority Helps low-income families and the elderly, disabled and handicapped find affordable housing. 65 South Market St., Batavia 45103 513-732-6010 Clermont Senior Services Provides home and community-based services for senior citizens. 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Batavia 45104 513-724-1255 Clermont Transportation Connection Provides public transportation and Dial-A-Ride services.   4003 Filager Road, Batavia 45103 513-732-7433 East Fork State Park A 4,870-acre state park, one of the largest in Ohio. 3294 Elklick Road, Bethel 45106 513-734-4323  Emergency Management Agency Responds to community emergencies and helps protect lives, property and the environment. 2279 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia 45103 513-732-7661 Mental Health and Recovery Board Administers prevention and treatment programs and services, and provides links to information about mental health and substance use disorders. 2337 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia 45103 513-732-5400


WHERE MEMBERS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce continually strives to make Clermont County into one of the best places in Ohio to live, work and raise a family. The chamber has more than 750 members that represent 30,000 employees. The Clermont Chamber of Commerce works to: • Create opportunities for meaningful business connections and promotion • Advocate for a strong business climate and member businesses • Pursue additional jobs and capital investment for more business opportunities for everyone • Enhance the community’s brand and image

4355 Ferguson Drive, Suite 150, Cincinnati 45245 513-576-5000, chamber@clermontchamber.com clermontchamber.com

Visit clermontchamber.com to learn about the chamber’s many events, volunteering, Small Business Development Center and more.

A PROUD PARTNER OF THE AMERICAN JOB CENTER NETWORK OhioMeansJobs is the place where both Ohio employers and job seekers can find what they’re looking for. Employers can post jobs, view resumes and receive services that can help them find talent. Job seekers can plan their career, search jobs, build and post a resume and find potential workforce programs to assist in skills training. Students can also use the site. The site provides introductions to many of the state’s industries, data on in-demand jobs in the state and information on schools that can assist students in breaking into these industries.

omj-clermont.org, 513-943-3000 Help Desk Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ohiomeansjobs.com


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Clermont Relocation Guide 2019  

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