No Place Like Lawrence County
In the last 100 years, Lawrence County has experienced gradual growth, with population jumps in the 1930s, the 1960s and the 1980s. Needless to say, more homes were built during these “boom” years and they reflect the architecture of that time.
People looking to live in the county have much to expect. The area is beautiful and offers peaceful living. Neighbors are friendly and the crime rate is low. The cost of living is lower here than in many other parts of the country, with the additional bonus of low utility costs, ease of access to cultural amenities available within a 20-minute drive, and constant regional events and activities.
All four seasons are experienced here, but without the extreme temperatures. Temperatures range from an average daily high of 23 degrees Fahrenheit in January and 84 degrees Fahrenheit in July. You may also choose to hike the Wayne National Forest during the Fall Foliage Tour in October.
There are 10 separate communities in the county. Property choices include fine homes and estates, recreational property or commercial property. When choosing a home, people have a wide selection. The county offers older architecture, especially in Ironton, as well as recent construction in newly developed areas. Vacant lots are available. There are single-family homes as well as multi-family units.
A three-bedroom home in Ironton may range from $40,000 to $125,000, but many three and four-bedroom homes will sell for considerably less in villages and townships. Apartments provide yet another alternative. The Park Avenue Apartments for senior citizens are newly completed. Numerous other choices are available for all age groups.
Local homebuilders are ready to serve. Architects are available locally. Affordable landscapers and home improvement services may add more beauty to a new or older home. Quality renovation craftsmen are also available.
In addition, there are financial institutions that are eager to assist, both with finances and technical expertise.
Affordable housing, great community living, city amenities, access to cultural and business opportunities and good schools make Lawrence County a great place to live. Lawrence County also offers many classic historic homes at affordable prices in the city of Ironton.