The City of Hamilton, OH is located centrally in the Cincinnati/Dayton metropolitan area, and is home to 63,000 residents. Hamilton is an affordable and convenient community to in which to live, with a wide variety of neighborhood types, from Downtown living to suburban cul-de-sacs. The City is enjoying increased investments in the historic neighborhoods and the areas that surround the urban core. In fact, Hamilton’s City Manager has recently completed renovations on one of the homes in the City’s Historic German Village.
A notable residential development is the $8.6 million renovation of the Historic Mercantile Lofts (where, if selected, you’ll be residing). Adjacent to the Mercantile Lofts, a $10.2 million renovation that will become Artspace is underway. When complete, it will consist of 42 loft style apartments that will be allocated to artists, and will include commercial spaces for galleries.
Hamilton is home to a wide range of industries, from international high-tech manufacturing companies to local entrepreneurs in the City’s Downtown business incubator. Since Hamilton is the County Seat, many County and City government workers also work Downtown. In 2013, iMFLUX, a wholly owned subsidiary of Procter and Gamble announced its decision to locate in Hamilton.
Hamilton is designated the “City of Sculpture” due to its preponderance of public art scattered throughout the city and its commitment to the arts. A regional campus of Miami University, and the county seat of Butler County, Hamilton offers a large variety of activities for the active individual. The City owns 2 18-hole golf courses and features the oldest and largest motocross (BMX) track in Ohio, a radio-controlled airplane field, and miles of walking and biking pathways along the Great Miami River.
Residents and visitors also enjoy the Fitton Art Center and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, a drive-in movie theater, performances by the Fairfield-Hamilton Symphony Orchestra and Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre, the annual Operation Pumpkin event (with pumpkin trebuchet and carving contest), and the biannual IceFest (with ice carving competitions).
Finally, RiversEdge, a large recently opened amphitheatre overlooking the Great Miami River has already hosted regional and national musical acts, including the Revivalists and Pokey Lafarge. It also happens to be located a few yards from the Mercantile Lofts.