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How Important Is 20 Minutes In Cincinnati Ohio? Let me see. I relocated to Cincinnati way back in 1989. Everything was only 20 minutes away. No matter where you lived at that time anywhere you wanted to be was 20 minutes away. I thought they were kidding me, but it was true. I put it to the test: Kenwood Mall, yep 20 minutes away. Tri-County Mall, 20 minutes. Downtown- 20 minutes. Eastgate had the only Biggs at the time so we all packed into the van, kids, dog… made an outing out of it but yea it was 20 minutes away. Not to mention King’s Island, we all bought the season family pass and yes it was no more than 20 minutes away. Then again no one lived north of the 275 beltway. Calumet Farms and Harper’s Point at Kemper and Montgomery, that was just about pushing it. NO ONE lived further north or east. But boy oh boy , in less than 5-6 years later from 1989 this was the new place to be; MASON. On June 1, 1803, Revolutionary War veteran William Mason paid $1,700 at auction to purchase 640 acres of land in what is now downtown Mason. Mason remained a small farming community for over 125 years. In 1970, a year before the town was incorporated to become a city, there were fewer than 5,700 residents. Today there is over 30,000 residents and still growing. It was the fastest-growing and most populous city in the county. Mason is… the largest city in Warren County, which is near the southwest corner of Ohio and north of 275. Warren County is “Ohio’s Largest Playground” and Mason is the anchor. Come to Mason and stay for the fun! Regional attractions include The Beach Waterpark, the Golf Center at Kings Island, Great Wolf Lodge and Conference Center, Kings Island amusement park, and the annual Western & Southern Open. And let’s not forget all the restaurants and shopping that has cropped up in Mason. There are over 387 homes for sale in the Mason school district. With over 824 homes either sold in the last year or under contract and about to close. Who said Real Estate is not doing very well????? According to CNN Money the City of Mason is one of the top 100 places to live in the United States. It is served by two main interstates, I-71 and I-75. Mason City Schools have been ranked among the top in Ohio’s school systems. Mason is rated one of the top school districts in the state, with a perfect rating of 30 out of 30 indicators on the Ohio Report Card for the past eight years. And oh yes there are famous people too from Mason. Actor George Clooney, who attended Mason’s Western Row Elementary School as well as St. Susanna Catholic School as a youth; Dan Patrick (Mason class of 1974), national radio host, NBC Sports host, Sports Illustrated


columnist, and former ESPN anchor; Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Tom Seaver; and World Golf Hall of Fame member Nancy Lopez. Mason is also ranked number three in the nation in The National Call Of Duty Association. Interestingly enough even with all this newer developement going on eveything is still only 20 minutes away. The only thing that’s changed is now there is more variety

20 Minutes and Mason  

Fun facts and a little bit of history about Mason.

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