Top 17 Small Cities In Ohio

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Brimming with history, Midwest charm and beautiful landscapes, Ohio is the place to be for quintessential American small towns.

Away from the bustling cities and big-name amusement parks in Ohio are some of America’s best small towns—complete with cobblestone streets, prominent art scenes, high levels of bicycle transportation, rich history, quirky festivals and all the other unique features that make a small town down right charming.

The following are what we consider to be the 17 most beautiful, charming small towns in Ohio.

17. Perrysburg

The city of Perrysburg, Ohio kicks off our list at the number 17 in large part due to it’s close proximity to the much larger city of Toledo. Perrysburg offers a fantastic setting along the Maumee river and features a number of interesting historical sites for visitors and community members to enjoy.

The history of this lovely city commenced with the construction of Fort Meigs in 1813. After early settlers moved to higher ground to escape flood conditions the town of Perrysburg was settled on April 26, 1816.

Perrysburg currently covers about 11.5 square miles and comes in at 630 feet above sea level. As a suburb of Toledo the city offers a great refuge from the bustling big city while still remaining within arms reach of Ohio’s 4th most populated city.

According to Wikipedia a 2012 estimate put the population of Perrysburg at a comfortable 21,161 people and the community is mostly made up of married couples, many of which have children under the age of 18 in the home as well. Neighborhood Scout shows that the city ranks well for it’s exceptional quality of life and high median home price of around an average of $199,800.

Other information compiled by Neighborhood Scout shows that the city currently boasts a great education system, all the way from it’s 4 elementary schools on up to it’s junior high and high school. It is also located very closely to 5 major colleges and universities including: Bowling Green State University, University of Findlay, Lourdes College, The University of Toledo and Owens Community College.

This would be a great incentive for families looking towards a good education for their children and perhaps themselves to relocate to the area. Based off of census information collected in 2000, 47 percent of Perrysburg residents had a Bachelor’s degree or higher. When compared to just 21 percent of US citizens Perrysburg residents come in well above the rest of the nation in higher education.

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