Logan County Ohio Real Estate & Information

Logan County Ohio Real Estate & Information

Located in western Ohio, Logan County’s community spirit, natural beauty, and cultural attractions have made this county of approximately 45,860 a wonderful place to live. Named after General Benjamin Logan, the seat of the county is Bellefontaine.

Natural Marvels & Outdoor Recreation

In addition to the rolling hills, valleys, and farmland that comprise Logan County, the Ohio Caverns are considered to be one of Ohio’s most beautiful destinations. Located three miles east of West Liberty, Ohio Caverns were formed thousands of years ago by an underground river that cut through limestone to create rooms and passageways that became filled with mineral deposits. These multi-colored caverns are the state’s largest, and include Fantasyland, Palace of the Gods, and Big Room chambers, each with its own design and character. Zane Caverns, six miles east of Bellefontaine, are famous for their gorgeous “cave pearls.” Indian Lake has 5,800 acres and Indian Lake State Park’s recreational activities include camping, swimming, water skiing, boating, hiking, picnicking, and more. There are two beaches, Old Field Beach and Fox Island Beach; five launch ramps and over 500 boat docks; well-appointed bathrooms and camp commissary; educational programs and events; five shelters with amenities; scenic trails; summer and winter sports; and more.

Logan County is also home to Mad River Mountain, which is just five miles east of Bellefontaine. It is Ohio’s largest ski resort, with 144 acres, 24 slopes and trails, and a pair of progressive terrain parks, a tubing park, two lodges, and more. Another county wonder is Campbell Hill, which has an elevation of nearly 1,500 feet, and is the highest point in the state. Campbell Hill is two miles east of Bellefontaine. Marmon Valley Farm is a popular horseback riding camp and rental destination. Marmon Valley Farm has a year-round riding stable, guided trail rides, and pony rides available. The local golf courses include Cherokee Hills Golf Club, Tree Links Golf Course, and Liberty Hills Golf Club.

Cultural Attractions & Events

In addition to Logan County’s natural gems, the county has a unique cultural heritage. In the late 18th century, the Piatt brothers built Piatt Castles which are Gothic chateaux east of West Liberty. The Piatt’s were French Huguenots who escaped religious persecution by emigrating here. The castles are Mac-O-Chee and Mac-A-Cheek, and have three stories, towers, painted ceilings, and detailed woodwork. Another Logan County destination is the Holland Theatre. Located in downtown Bellefontaine, the Holland Theatre was built by Schine Enterprises, a renowned family company. Unlike much of 1920s theatre architecture that resembled Italian piazzas, Grecian ruins, and Moorish courtyards, the Holland is the only Dutch-style atmospheric theatre in the country, if not the world. The Holland’s Dutch-style lobby and foyer includes hewn timber beams, heavy plastered walls, and reproductions of famous Dutch paintings. The interior is a realistic representation of 17th century Dutch landscape, with window-boxed tulips, windmills, historic buildings lit from within, and a painted evening sky, replete with stars.

Logan County has myriad year-round events and festivals. The Art League sponsors Art on the Harbor on Oldfield Beach at Indian Lake every August, and Winter Art Faire at Bellefontaine Senior High School in November. Other popular community events include Logan Hills Festival, Heritage Days, One Way Rider Bluegrass Festival, and the DeGraff County Fair. The Logan Hills Festival and Taloga Outdoor Drama include the Mad River Muzzleloaders mountain men encampment and the Logan Hills Native Woodland Gathering during Memorial weekend. There are dramatic productions, crafters, food vendors, music, parade, historic competitions, Amish quilt raffle, and more. Logan County Fair brings entertainment for all ages, including tractor pulls, bull riding, harness racing, demolition derby, rides, food, games, and more.

Civic Pride & Living

Logan County residents support their community through involvement in civic and educational programs, neighborhood associations, environmental and agricultural sustainability, school functions, and more. Logan County Farmers’ Market includes a number of vendors, from vegetable and produce, grass-fed meats and baked goods, to crafts and home goods. Logan County Recycles, their popular recycling program, includes a Pay-As-You-Throw program, 14 Recycling Centers, and a renovated education center. The veteran clubs are AMVETS, VFW, and American Legion. The county also sponsors safety programs, health screenings, blood drives, and other programs. Other associations include Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Exchange Club, Lion’s Club, and American Red Cross Mad River Chapter. Logan County’s school districts have received accolades for their service to the community. Locals cheer their sports teams and bands. Ohio Hi Point Joint Vocational School hosts classes by Clark State University and Urbana University. Life in Logan County includes quiet, rural environments as well as quaint village living. The median house price in the county is approximately $122,000, compared with the state’s average of approximately $134,000.

Contact Information

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