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Where Should You Look For A Condo? Franklin County In Ohio!

Franklin County, OH Introduction
Franklin is the single most populous county in Ohio, and one of the few places you’ll find Ohio condos besides Cincinnati or Cleveland. Columbus is the capital, and it is indeed where most of the people in the county live. However, there are plenty of smaller cities and towns and dozens of smaller municipalities to choose from in Franklin County, OH. Each one offers a unique way of living, different housing and work options and entertainment.

Most of the county is taken up by the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which accounts for 2,138,926 people in ten counties. Only the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area is larger – in Ohio, anyway. With so many people in close contact, there is plenty to do and more to see and experience!

Today we’ll explore Franklin County’s rich history, as well as learning about who lives there and what the place is like. We’ll look at the larger cities in Franklin – like Columbus, Dublin and Westerville – but also some of the individual neighborhoods you should get to know before deciding where to buy or rent a condo in Franklin County. In the end, we want you to be able to imagine living in Franklin County, and decide whether it is the kind of place for you and your family.

The Climate in Franklin County
Franklin County, Ohio boasts a humid continental climate which made it amazing for agriculture when that was the focus of the economy, and provides a pleasant environment for the people who live there now. Summers are warm, and winters are cool with frequent snows. Overall precipitation is considered moderate. When renting a condo in Franklin County, OH, the weather won’t be a major concern.

Average summer high temperatures in July reach around 85 degrees F in Franklin, OH. January lows average around 22 F. Franklin is a part of ‘Tornado Alley’, though severe damage from tornadoes or wind storms is rare. Rarer still are earthquakes, though they are not completely unknown. For that reason, condos for sale in Franklin County are typically ‘earthquake proofed’ to at least some extent.


Things To See And Do In Franklin County, OH
Whether you are looking to rent or buy condos in Franklin County, you’ll want to know a little bit about the local culture and public events. If you are buying to live in Franklin, you’ll want to participate in some of these events and festivals yourself. If you are buying to rent out a condo in franklin – or even to make a few bucks on the side letting the place out on Airbnb – knowing what is going on in your area will help you spot the times travel accommodations will be in highest demand.

A few examples of these locations include Hidden Lakes Winery, the Gahanna Historical Society Settlement, Olentangy River Playgrounds, Hoover Dam, Blacklick Woods Metro Park, Pickerington Ponds, Orange Johnson House Museum, the Ohio Railway Museum, Noble Cut Distillery, Motts Military Museum, Inc. and Gahanna Veterans Memorial Park.


History of Franklin County Ohio

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A History of Franklin County
Before you decide whether to buy or rent a condo in Franklin County, OH, you should get to know more about how the place came to be. The region that would become Franklin County was inhabited by the Fort Ancient, Hopewell and Adena peoples – known collectively as ‘The Moundbuilders’ from around 1000 BCE to around 1700 CE.

The region was nominally controlled by the French Colonial Empire from 1663 to 1763. European settlers were initially attracted to the region due to the fur trade. The region fell to the British Empire in 1763, and then became part of the Virginia Military District after the American Revolution.

Franklin County itself was created by an act of the Ohio Government in 1803, from a part of neighboring Ross County. The county seat of Columbus was laid out in 1812, and became the state’s capital city in 1816, Columbus was chosen for its central location and its access to river transport.

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Franklin County Namesake

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How Franklin County Got Its Name
Franklin County was named after founding father Benjamin Franklin. Most Already know Franklin’s life story, but he was a famed writer, scientist, statesman and philosopher as well as a drafter of the US Declaration of Independence. Will any of that matter to those seeking out a good Franklin County condo? Perhaps not, but it never hurts to be informed.

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Location

Franklin County, OH Introduction
Franklin is the single most populous county in Ohio, and one of the few places you’ll find Ohio condos besides Cincinnati or Cleveland. Columbus is the capital, and it is indeed where most of the people in the county live. However, there are plenty of smaller cities and towns and dozens of smaller municipalities to choose from in Franklin County, OH. Each one offers a unique way of living, different housing and work options and entertainment.

Most of the county is taken up by the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which accounts for 2,138,926 people in ten counties. Only the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area is larger – in Ohio, anyway. With so many people in close contact, there is plenty to do and more to see and experience!

Today we’ll explore Franklin County’s rich history, as well as learning about who lives there and what the place is like. We’ll look at the larger cities in Franklin – like Columbus, Dublin and Westerville – but also some of the individual neighborhoods you should get to know before deciding where to buy or rent a condo in Franklin County. In the end, we want you to be able to imagine living in Franklin County, and decide whether it is the kind of place for you and your family.

The Climate in Franklin County
Franklin County, Ohio boasts a humid continental climate which made it amazing for agriculture when that was the focus of the economy, and provides a pleasant environment for the people who live there now. Summers are warm, and winters are cool with frequent snows. Overall precipitation is considered moderate. When renting a condo in Franklin County, OH, the weather won’t be a major concern.

Average summer high temperatures in July reach around 85 degrees F in Franklin, OH. January lows average around 22 F. Franklin is a part of ‘Tornado Alley’, though severe damage from tornadoes or wind storms is rare. Rarer still are earthquakes, though they are not completely unknown. For that reason, condos for sale in Franklin County are typically ‘earthquake proofed’ to at least some extent.


Things To See And Do In Franklin County, OH
Whether you are looking to rent or buy condos in Franklin County, you’ll want to know a little bit about the local culture and public events. If you are buying to live in Franklin, you’ll want to participate in some of these events and festivals yourself. If you are buying to rent out a condo in franklin – or even to make a few bucks on the side letting the place out on Airbnb – knowing what is going on in your area will help you spot the times travel accommodations will be in highest demand.

A few examples of these locations include Hidden Lakes Winery, the Gahanna Historical Society Settlement, Olentangy River Playgrounds, Hoover Dam, Blacklick Woods Metro Park, Pickerington Ponds, Orange Johnson House Museum, the Ohio Railway Museum, Noble Cut Distillery, Motts Military Museum, Inc. and Gahanna Veterans Memorial Park.


Franklin County, OH Demographics

Population
In 2020, the US Census Bureau listed the population of Franklin County as 1,323,807. As of 2019 it has 564,000 housing units registered, of which approximately 53% was owner occupied. However, more than 8000 building permits were issued in the county in 2020, so your odds of finding a condo in Franklin County are not bad.

Household income
The median household income for residents of Franklin County in 2019 was $61,305.

Education
Just over 91% of Franklin County residents have high school diplomas, and fully 40% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Average salary
As of 2019, the average salary for men in Franklin County was $66,262 per year, while women averaged $49,419.

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Why should you buy a condo in Franklin County, OH?

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Why Buy A Condo In Franklin County, OH?
Franklin County’s population isn’t growing particularly quickly, so why should you want to buy condos in Franklin County? Well, the region’s stable population offers several benefits. Because demand for land is fairly low, housing prices are far below the national average. That means you’ll get a great deal more for your money in Franklin County than you would in New York, Los Angeles or Chicago.

Franklin County Art and Culture
Then there is the thriving culture you’ll find in the region. Many people rent a condo in Franklin County, OH just to attend university or to spend a few years enjoying the city, before moving on to a larger home to build a family.

Some of the local events and festivals that are most noteworthy include German Village Oktoberfest, the North Market Ohio Wine Festival, the Columbus Family Food Truck Festival, the Whitehall Food Truck & Fun Fest, the Macedonian Festival, Ohio Hempfest and the Columbus Arts Festival.




Top 3 Reasons People Want To Buy Franklin County condos
Here are three solid reasons to choose a Franklin County condo over all of your other options:

The low cost of living. Ohio ranks 9th in the cheapest states to live in the nation, and Franklin County is one of the best places to live within Ohio.
Top notch health care. The Cleveland Clinic is ranked as the best cardiology and heart hospital in the nation and the US’s 2nd best hospital overall! Fairview, Christ and University hospitals are also nationally ranked.
Its pristine natural beauty. Ohio is home to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Hocking Hills and more, and Franklin County contains some of the best of that environment.

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Why Franklin County?

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Would You Be Happy In A Franklin County Condo? Franklin County is a great place to live, with relatively low unemployment and a very high standard of living, if only because the cost of living is so very low there. Even in a city like Columbus – which speaks for most of the population of the county – you’ll find lower housing prices than at the coasts. A condo in Franklin County could make a great investment. But would it make a great home? Can you picture yourself walking through picturesque Old Oaks on a warm summer night, or living it up in the Short North’s entertainment options? Can you see yourself in a high-rise condo in downtown Columbus, or in something closer to the ground in Italian Village? You’ll have many options but only you can decide which one – if any – is right for you.

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