These 12 Towns In Ohio Have The Most Breathtaking Scenery In The State
There’s no denying that Ohio is home to some really beautiful towns. Some towns, however, notably showcase more beauty than most. From flowing rivers to hidden waterfalls, and rolling hills to eerie caverns, Ohio has a little bit of everything in terms of scenery. The following are 12 of what we consider to be the most scenic towns in Ohio.
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Beautiful Towns In Ohio
What are some underrated towns in Ohio?
Ohio has some truly beautiful small towns that you've probably never even heard of. Oberlin is quite possibly the most idyllic college town in the country; this Northern Ohio gem is home to Oberlin College, one of the top liberal arts institutions in the state. This progressive little town of approximately 8,400 residents has a close-knit community, rich history, and thriving arts scene. There's always some something happening here, from organized events to special shows at Oberlin's historic Apollo Theatre. Visit this winsome small down, and you may never want to leave! Other under-the-radar gems in Ohio include Lebanon, Zoar, Granville, Chillicothe, and Dennison.
Does Ohio have many small towns?
In a word: yes. Ohio is divided by incorporated municipalities whose population is less than 5,000 (above 5,000 residents is considered a city). By that definition, Ohio is home to a staggering 684 villages that all quality for "small town" status.
Where are the best places to live in Ohio?
If you're looking for big-city amenities with a small-town feel, Cincinnati is a wonderful place to live (and Travel + Leisure agrees!). The city has top-rated attractions, including a world-renowned zoo, amazing children's museum, tons of art museums and performing arts venues... and an incredible city parks system. Columbus is another incredible place to live; the COSI museum is second-to-none, and the city has some truly amazing attractions, such as Franklin Park Conservatory. If you prefer to slow down and take it easy, you’ll find an abundance of charming small towns in Ohio where you can do just that. A quick little jaunt to Columbus, Germantown is an absolute gem of a town, as is Dublin. Hudson is your quintessential, Hallmark movie town. While this quaint Northeastern Ohio community is home to more than 20,000 residents, it has an unshakable small-town atmosphere. This town features all sorts of historic architecture clustered around an enchanting downtown district. Hudson is full of natural beauty, too: you'll find a number of parks hiding in this little community. Add it all up, and Hudson really is the ideal Ohio small town.