Bellefontaine Ohio Real Estate & Information

Bellefontaine Ohio Real Estate & Information

Named after the springs in the area, Bellefontaine, French for “beautiful spring,” is the seat of Logan County. Formerly known as Blue Jacket’s Town after the Shawnee Nation, the Mad River & Lake Erie Railroad Company transformed the area. Bellefontaine served as a major terminal for the “Big Four”: Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and St. Louis. Bellefontaine is now home to Honda of America and its several suppliers. Bellefontaine boasts the highest point in the state, the oldest concrete street in the country, and the shortest street in the world. The town is characterized by community involvement and friendly people. Bellefontaine has a population of approximately 13,000, and is less than an hour north from Springfield.

Downtown Amenities

Bellefontaine’s downtown area provides residents with family run, locally owned businesses, including The Market Place, Tanger’s Furniture & Patio, Englehaupt Embroidery, JC Sports, Unseen Elegance, Old Antiques, Lee Shoes, Art Treasures, Opera Block, Best Music Company, Sports Plus, New Leaf Florist & Gifts, Wren’s Florist & Greenhouse, and Court House Square Gifts. Shoppers can also choose to head to the Center City Mall Shopping Center, Highpoint Village Shopping Center, and Hyland Hills Plaza.

 

For cuisine, Bellefontaine is home to many favorites including Vicario’s, Six Hundred Downtown, China Grill Buffet, House of Szechwan, Donato’s, Michael Angelo’s, Fat Boys Pizza and fast food chains including McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Subway and Pizza Hut.  The Whitmore House four miles west of Bellefontaine offers prepared lunches and dinners, catering and event planning. The Holland Theatre is the only Dutch-style atmospheric theater in the country. Built by the renowned Schine family, the theater’s foyer and lobby are adorned with reproductions of famous Dutch paintings, and the interior is designed as a 17th century Dutch landscape. The landscape includes window-boxed tulips, windmills, famous Dutch buildings, and a ceiling painted like a starry evening.

 

Outdoor Recreation

In addition to Bellefontaine’s amenities, the city is a designated Tree City U.S.A. Its plethora of parks and green spaces makes this community special. Mary Rutan Park is a wooded, 28-acre park with picnic shelter houses, municipal pool, playground areas, disc golf, and courts for tennis and basketball. Blue Jacket Park is adjacent to Bellefontaine High School, and has 24 acres with school and public sports fields, tennis and basketball courts, a walking track, playground area, and shelter houses. Lewis Ratleff Park is Hi-Point Baseball Association’s home, and includes 13 acres and 5 ball diamonds. There is also a play area and shelter houses. Fred Carter Park is a wilderness area with a large lake and 29 acres of natural beauty. Southview Park & William “Biff” Roberts Athletic Complex has 43 acres, a 1+ mile walking track, 2 basketball courts, a shelter and playground area, plus 4 softball and soccer fields. Bellefontaine has a number of neighborhood parks as well. Roadside Park is a wooded 1.75-acre park. Brown Park has more than 2 acres of woods, a picnic area, and hosts a Cultural Arts Summer Concert Series. Harmon Field has 3.5 acres, a ball field, shelters, basketball courts, and a playground. Pat Cooksey Park is a small, pretty wooded park with a picnic area and playground. Jack Martin Park has 4 ½ acres with a picnic area and playground. Myrtle Park, Oakland Square, and Kelly Court have picnic areas and playgrounds. Blair Park includes an open field, picnic area, and playground on 3 acres. Shawnee Trace includes a nice lake and walking track. Bellefontaine is just 20 minutes from Indian Lake State Park which has two beaches (Old Field Beach and Fox Island Beach), 5 launch ramps and over 500 boat docks. It also provides well-appointed bathrooms and camp commissary, educational programs and events, 5 shelters with amenities, scenic trails, summer and winter sports and more. Logan County is also home to Mad River Mountain, which is just a short drive away.

Living

Bellefontaine real estate includes new and established properties, and most of the homes were built prior to World War II. Homes for sale are affordable for many, with the median house price approximately $100,000, compared with the state’s median price of approximately $134,000. There is a mix of single-family homes, small apartment buildings, and a few complexes. For detached homes, the mean prices is approximately $120,00; townhouses and other attached units approximately $138,000; 2 units approximately $74,000; 3-4 units approximately $112,000; and 5+ approximately $700,000.

Bellefontaine is supported by its outstanding school district, Bellefontaine City Schools. The schools are Northeastern and Southeastern Elementary, Western Intermediate, Bellefontaine Middle, and Bellefontaine High School. Although Bellefontaine is in close proximity to Columbus, Marysville, Springfield, Lima, Sidney, and Kenton, with easy access to Routes 33 and 68, the town has a quiet, peaceful feel all its own.

 

Contact Information

Bryn Daring-Stewart, Broker/Owner
Royer Realty LLC
301 E. Columbus Ave.
Bellefontaine OH 43311
Office: 937-592-7653
937-592-3371
Fax: 937-593-6972