Ohio Land for Sale


Ohio

More than half of America's potential land buyers are within a comfortable one-day drive of Ohio. What is there to lure them to the Buckeye State?

People for one thing. Ohio is the seventh most populous state in America and claims three metropolitan areas larger than two million people: Cincinnati on the Ohio River, Cleveland on Lake Erie and the capital city of Columbus. Other large industrial cities include Toledo, Akron and Dayton. This clustering of the population leaves plenty of undeveloped rural land in the state - the Appalachian region of eastern Ohio comprises 29 counties, a third of the land and only 12% of the people. Affordable hunting properties and family retreats abound in these heavily wooded hills laced with prehistoric stone ledges.

The jewel of southeastern Ohio is the Hocking Hills with desirable property scattered among the region's many state parks and forests. More than 50 ziplines have been erected above the ancient caves and cliffs to make Hocking Hills the Canopy Tour Capital of the Midwest.

At the other end of the state Ohio enjoys 312 miles of Lake Erie coastline. A leading destination on the lake since 1870 is Cedar Point, the nation's second-oldest operating amusement park and home to more roller coasters than anywhere in America. Cedar Point hosts more visitors each summer than any other thrill park - more than three million.

Central Ohio was scraped clean by glaciers tens of thousands of years ago, leaving behind exceptionally fertile till. Many of the farms here are owned by the Amish. Ohio has the largest population of Amish in North America with Holmes County being the state's largest settlement. Much of this Ohio farmland contains woodlands suitable for hunting.