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July
3

Summer welcomes days of splashing in the neighborhood pool, weekend barbecues, and the opportunity to make new memories. Although swimming and play dates are to be had, it can still be a challenge to keep kids entertained for an entire three months. This is the perfect season for kids to attend fun and interesting summer camps! Summer camps are a great way for children to make new friends while releasing their energy. It gives them a chance to experience a new adventure, where they will look back in the years to come and appreciate the memories. Explore these summer camps in Logan County for a new kind of experience. 

YMCA Camp Willson

This summer camp in Logan County offers kids the chance to spend their time in the great outdoors! They can enjoy:

  • Swimming 
  • Hiking 
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing
  • Making music
  • Creating art 
  • Roasting marshmallows

The YMCA Camp Willson offers over 15 different camps, each accustomed to age groups.  If you're interested, register today!

Kirkmont Center

The Kirkmont Center is known for offering a safe, fun year round camps for people of all ages! These camps come with a wide range of activities, where recreational facilities include:

  • Canoeing 
  • Swimming
  • Climbing wall
  • Zipline
  • Giant Swing
  • Archery 
  • Hiking 

To explore dates and select the camp you are interested in, browse their website for open registration dates!

Kiddie Academy of Powell

The Kiddie Academy of Powell offers summer camp for ages 2-9 years old, striving to make their summer as educational as it is fun. Throughout the summer, children may:

  • Plant a garden
  • Perform a play
  • Organize a museum 
  • Plan a sports day
  • Plan a water day 

If you and your child are interested in discovering a summer full of adventure, learn more at Kiddie Academy Summer Camp!




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December
13

Logan County Ohio property search

How to Run a Logan County Ohio Property Search

When you're looking to buy a house in Logan County, there are some standard searches that you should perform to locate available properties. A good Logan County Ohio property search should be able to find out fairly easily what's on the market, whether there is a lien on the house you want, or if it's up for foreclosure or other special circumstances relevant to making an offer to buy. It may seem that this information is difficult to find, but in reality it's not.  Especially when your favorite Logan County real estate agents are here to help you out!

Researching Properties in Logan County Ohio

You can conduct a Logan County Ohio property search if you are interested in purchasing a home from a private owner, or a bank owned foreclosure property. It's also worth your while to perform a title search. A title search will verify who the current owner of the property is, and disclose any additional liens. Getting this information will help protect you, as the potential buyer, from purchasing a property that might come with additional issues attached to it.

The title search process is not as complicated as it sounds. As a matter of fact, all property records are public and anyone can run a title search. Your first step is to conduct a Logan County Ohio property search for the title is to go to the Tax Assessor's office. This will be where you can obtain specific information about the property you're interested in. The property tax record will usually include a description of the property and the lot number as well.

The next step in the process is to contact the County Clerk, which is where you'll find the title and deed for your prospective property. Here you can use the information from the Tax Assessor's office to look up the book and page number for the property.

Making title searches a part of your due diligence is important, as not only will you confirm the title holder, you can also check on liens. A lien on a house is a legal claim against the property. It gives creditors a stake in the home and a way to collect debts owed to them. There are two types of liens that can be placed against a property. A voluntary lien is a lien the homeowner agrees to — like a mortgage. An involuntary lien is typically placed on a property due to unpaid obligations like a tax bill or a home improvement invoice. As a buyer, you will want to know if the property has any involuntary liens against it. While a property can most certainly be sold with an involuntary lien on it, most buyers will not want to purchase it, and lenders will not want to offer loans for it either.

 

As you can see, running a Logan County Ohio property search can be revealing. You will want to learn everything you can about the home you eventually buy, and running the search will give you peace of mind you need to do so.

You can find the perfect property in Logan County by looking through the listings on offer at www.cprealestate.com.

July
11

Life and Culture of Living in Logan County

Living in and around Logan County, Ohio has numerous benefits. Many treasures may be unexpected but the attractions and natural resources available for those who choose to live in Logan County are as vast as the caverns and as exciting as the lakes all ready to be explored firsthand.

Ohio Caverns

One of Ohio's most popular tourist attractions, the caverns are open all year except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The cave is located 30 miles from Dayton, Ohio near West Liberty. It is the largest of all cave systems in Ohio and contains many crystal formations. Approximately 90% of the stalactite and stalagmite formations are still active. Some of the best places to explore inside the caverns include:

  • Crystal Sea and Natural Bridge
  • Fantasy Land and the Old Town Pump
  • The Crystal King and Deepest Point
  • The Big Room and The Good Luck Crystal
  • The Palace of the Gods and Dual Formations
  • The Jewel Room

Explore Indian Lake

Formerly known as Lewistown Reservoir, it is located approximately 20 miles southeast of Lima. It was named by European-American settlers due to several tribes who lived in the region and found the Lake area to be great for fishing and hunting. Many features to explore in and around Indian Lake include:

  • Numerous islands "Indian Isles" which arcs through the center of the lake
  • Biking, hiking, trails for walking
  • Moundwood and Lakeview Harbor boat ramps
  • Popular state walking trails including one ending at Oldfield Beach, Pew Island and Cherokee Campgrounds
  • Lake events that begin with the first week in February (Jimmy Buffett weekend) followed by the annual Boat Show in March, fireworks on the 4th of July and "The Ring of Fire" event the Sunday evening of Labor Day weekend.

Many other events take place in and around Indian Lakes which makes it a great place to explore all the waterways, waterfront dining, entertainment and nature options available for people whether they want to have fun or just relax.

Explore Bellefontaine

Bellefontaine means "beautiful spring" in French, due in part to several springs located in the area. The beautiful town boasts entertainment options galore along with shopping, dining and historical sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the sites include:

  • McKinley Street
  • Court Avenue
  • Holland Theater, recently reopened for live events and performances
  • Campbell Hill, the highest point in Ohio

This short list is just some of the best ways to explore life and culture in Logan County. Come see for yourself all the area has to offer. From lakes to caves, historical sites to nature parks, there is something for everyone to enjoy from kids on up to adults who will find something of value.

 

 

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June
29

Beautiful Homes for Sales in Huntsville Ohio

The Village of Huntsville is a community of around 450 in north central Logan County, Ohio. This small town is a great place to raise a family in a friendly community. Huntsville real estate is reasonably priced and affordable for anyone looking to live in a safe town full of neighbors, not strangers.

History

Originally, Huntsville became incorporated in December 1865. A rail system was run through town which increased economic development and residential growth and placed increasing amounts of Huntsville real estate on the market.

Geography

The United States Census Bureau noted the village has a total area of 0.30 square miles, all land. It is the northernmost village in the Hunstville, Sollysville and Cherokee combined areas within the Indian Lake Region. The proximity of the Village of Hunstville to nearby lakes and water make it an affordable location for families to own Huntsville homes for those who want to be close to great parks and schools. Despite its small size, the Village of Huntsville lies at the intersection of several highways including State Route 274 (which runs through the village) and State Route 117 on the southern end of Huntsville. U.S. Route 33 passes on the southwest edge of the village with State Routes 366 and 368 located on the eastern ends and north end of the village, respectively. The proximity to several transportation routes provides access to nearby towns and cities for people who wish to take advantage of all they have to offer. Huntsville real estate including properties and land make viable options for any families seeking to move into the area.

Community

Approximately 431 people including 123 families reside in the village as of 2010. Of the 159 households, over 42% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The median age of the village is 35.6 years old signifying a large number of families with younger children (30.9% were under age 18) which builds community life and brings people together. Local activities can be found in Indian Lakes as well as the nearby town of Bellefontaine. Many families choose to purchase Huntsville homes due to its proximity to dining and entertainment options but still maintaining affordability.

Schools

The Huntsville School District was formed around the same time the village was incorporated. Initially there were two school rooms with about 150 students, according to the Logan County Historical Society. Today, students attending school attend Indian Lake School District in nearby Indian Lake. Approximately 1,800 students are served in grades K-12. The district is proud to say they hold an 'Excellent with Distinction' rating by the Ohio Department of Education. Indian Lake Schools support a culture of safety and learning for students while encouraging parents to participate with teachers to make a learning community which supports excellence for students. Many activities are available to participate in such as arts, music, advanced classes for high school students looking to receive additional training for careers or college after graduation and several sports.

 

 

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August
3

May
5

 

There's something fascinating and transporting about the ancient history of the county we call home. Logan County has been home to tribes of Native Americans for thousands of years and their artifacts are still being dug up from the nutrient-rich soil of Logan County. Mastodon teeth and arrowheads as old as 10,000 BC have been unearthed in the area, a reminder that all of Logan County was once covered in thick glacial ice, which later melted and flowed south to help form the Hocking Hills and much of the Appalachian basin.

 

The history of Logan County is full of fascinating stories of native indians, the underground railroad, and aggricultural development. During the last few centuries when European settlers were immigrating to the area, the lands were home to tribes such as the Miami, Wyandot, Delaware, Ottawa, Mingo, Seneca, and Cherokee Indians as well as the very prominent Shawnee Nation.  When white settlers made their homes in the 1760s and 1770s, these natives were forced south into neighboring counties.

 

The natives clashed with early Americans in several famous battles before the territory was eventually fully settled as the State of Ohio in 1822. A large number of geographical names in the area come from these Indian tribes including their Chiefs, villages, and names for rivers and lakes.

 

Despite the mournful history of the clash between Native Americans and European settlers, today the Shawnee Nation has amassed a considerable wealth that has allowed them to consider investing several million dollars in land in Logan County.

 

A favorite pastime of locals in Logan County is to dig for arrowheads and other fossil remnants of this bygone era. There are great caves and even burial mounds throughout Ohio that still stand as a testament to a time long before our community and current residents but the history is a rich part of living in Logan County.

April
20

 

There's nothing quite like a beautiful country home and good old-fashioned American hospitality to create an amazing vacation experience. Whether you're a local to the area and need a break from the norms of home or a visitor passing through Indian Lake, these bed and breakfast inns in Logan County represent all the rural beauty our community has to offer.

 

The Whitmore House

A unique, Victorian style country home nestled just west of Bellefontaine, the Whitmore House is renowned for its lavish delicacies andbreezy country atmosphere. They specialize in weddings and catered events that are looking for that romantic touch and even offer corporate event catering on the property. For couples looking to sample some of the homegrown hospitality of the Midwest, and see one of the most beautiful homes in Logan County, a stay at the Whitmore House for lodging and breakfast is ideal.

 

 

Escape Route 508

Another quaint country family 

home offering genuine hospitality for Logan County visitors is the 

Escape Route 508. A peaceful country bed & breakfast located in rural West Liberty, Ohio, this little gem is close enough to all the local attractions from Mad River Mountain to Indian Lake State Park. Get a sample of a family business that welcomes all with open arms.

 

Myeerah's Inn

Located in quaint Zanesfield Ohio, Myeerah's Inn Bed and Breakfast offers private guest rooms decorated with antique curios and vintage furnishings.  Breakfasts are hearty country offerings and are served by candlelight or outdoors during the summer.  The Inn caters to business luncheons and private events as well. Just another example of the homegrown country character of Logan County and the surrounding area.

 

If you fall in love with Logan County and decide to stay, as many have before you, there are some beautiful homes for sale in Logan County that we can help you find. Contact one of our award winning real estate agents for a tour.

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